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Buffalo, NY’s best Oktoberfest celebration. In the heart of the Blackrock and Riverside neighborhoods. Traditional Oom PaPa bands, wandering accordianists, authentic German food and libations. 14 venues all connected by a free shuttle system. Prost!!
A public Hearing will conducted for Trico Plant (791 Washington St. AKA 817 Washington St.) by the Buffalo Preservation Board in Room 901 City Hall on Thursday, March 21, 2013 @ 3:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review the application for the Trico Plant #1 for landmark consideration.
Let the good times roll… Fat Tuesday is just around the corner and Buffalo is going to be celebrating New Orleans style as Artvoice presents its 18th annual Mardi Gras Parade and Festival.
On Fat Tuesday (February 12th), Historic Allentown and surrounding areas will become Buffalo’s own French Quarter. Start partying at 5pm when the parade takes an all new route down Allen St, and keep partying until we get kicked out!
All funds raised by $5 bracelet sales benefit Give for Greatness, a not-for-profit organization that raises funding and awareness for Western New York’s beloved arts and cultural institutions.
It’s Buffalo’s biggest party night of the year… so come out and party for a great cultural cause!
Click Here for the list of the participating bars and clubs.
U.S. Airman Surprises His Family in the Stands at Amerks Game.
My brother is stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. He was scheduled to come home for leave on January 14, 2012 but our parents believed he was coming home January 18, 2012. He decided he wanted to surprise both of them, so the plan went into action. In our city, the Rochester Amerks are the hockey team to watch and Jerry followed them through Twitter to keep up on the games. He decided to e-mail them to see if they could help us out, as there was a game the night he was coming home. They were more then helpful. Jerry created a video and that’s what my parents thought was happening that night. Our whole family and tons of friends came out to watch, since they all knew what was really going to happen. Our sister picked him up at the airport and dropped him off minutes before my parents arrived at the arena. The video was supposed to play in the first period around the 10 minute mark. When that passed, we were all antsy, but when the video finally played. It was awesome. Four months of planning was totally worth it. The video really does not need a description, just watch and see the excitement in our parents faces! My mom still cries when she re-watches this video. Thanks to the Amerks for the awesome footage and all the help!”
When EA Sports releases its NHL 12 video game Tuesday, you can choose to play as a 90-pound 14-year-old girl from Buffalo.
Local girl Lexi Peters was sick of having to play as a man in the popular hockey video game series, she told Canada’s the Globe and Mail. Even worse, the left-winger got to sit back and watch her little brother create a character that looked exactly like him. She’d tried to create a character with her features, but the only long-hair option was the scruffy “hockey hair” look. Fed up, she took her complaint public, sending a letter to EA Sports that reads:
“It is unfair to women and girl hockey players around the world, many of them who play and enjoy your game. I have created a character of myself, except I have to be represented by a male and that’s not fun.”
“Lexi’s letter was a wake-up call,” David Littman, the lead producer of the video game, told the Globe and Mail. “Here’s a growing audience playing our NHL game and we hadn’t done anything to capture them.”
Littman not only worked some magic to have women added to the game, but he made Peters a default player in the game. And the teen—who’s played hockey for four years now—is right at home on the ice with the rest of the guys.