Walmart, which has been rumored to be looking for a North Buffalo location for years, apparently is close to buying properties at the northwest corner of Hertel and Elmwood avenues for a new store. A commercial real estate insider says the retail giant is said to be buying a string of properties “from the donut shop to the Home Depot plaza.”
Walmart on Hertel and Elmwood, good idea or bad idea?
It is with sadness we have to announce that for reasons out of our control, we will be closing after January 12th. None of us will forget the friendships made and the great music all of us have witnessed over the many, many years. With the sadness comes a little bit of joy that we still have time left to go to shows, and time to share how important this place is to so many people. A big thanks to Marty, Bill, Mike, Donny, Chris, Bryce and countless others of the past and current staff for making the place more than just four walls with a stage. We thank each and every one of you who played a show, bought a ticket, and drank our beers.
The Mohawk Place
Art Ginsburg, television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Florida, Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81.
Ginsburg—who enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline “Ooh! It’s so good!”—was diagnosed just over a year ago. The cancer had gone into remission following early treatments and surgery, but returned earlier this month.
RIP Mr. Food!
New Bisons logo which was unveiled today.
Love it or Hate it?!
I was recently asked to participate in the #govote campaign. I thought it was a fun idea, but I was having trouble figuring out how to reach the younger, hip voters. I thought for days about which icon best represents this new batch of voters, Bieber? Lady Gaga? One of those Kardashian things? Then it hit me, John Adams.
Cool as shit John Adams is just gonna wait here and judge you until you vote.
To find your polling place, check out this nifty google page.
It’s possible in some states to still register, you can find out here.
Anonymous asked: Do you if they are any Day of the Dead celebrations/festivals this year?
Personally no I do not and couldn’t find anything online. I would guess that there are probably some though.
Any one know if there are any festivals going on for day of the dead this year?
Kids should play and learn outside. Joy Keubler is working hard to make sure kids in Buffalo get that chance.
If you’re think that your kids are being engaged to be creative by that plastic Wal-Mart outdoor playset you need to watch the first 50 seconds of this video and tell me what you think. http://youtu.be/IAgkVa6UFuU
Inspire creative play in Buffalo! Let them swing a hammer. If the thought of that seems scary, you didn’t watch that video like I asked.
This kind of creative play extends to the “classroom” as well.
Joy and her team were the first company to design a outdoor learning center at School 90 in Buffalo in 2006. What started as an area for science based lessons eventually expanded to include math, music, art, geology and language arts/cultural lessons.
“Every element within the courtyard is designed for multiple use and encourages interaction between students and nature; most importantly each element helps teachers meet New York State curriculum for early education.”
Keep up the good work Joy! We’d love to see this happen at every school in Buffalo!