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It's the Last Friday Night Bash of the Season

Friday nights at the ballpark are a Western New York tradition and the 2010 fridaynightbash! series come to a close on Friday, August 20, 2010.  Game time is 7:35 pm as the Buffalo Bisons face off against the Rochester Red Wings.

It all starts with a pre game Plaza Party two hours before the game. A New Plaza Menu will feature great discounts for fans. And have some fun, with a prize wheel, inflatable games and other entertainment. Every Plaza Party will feature Great LIVE music from a local band.

Of course, no fridaynightbash! would be complete without a post game Fireworks Show to light up the sky. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Shrubs Stolen from Buffalo Church

BUFFALO, NY:  Stolen shrubs are leaving parishoners of a modest East Side church shaking their heads.

A thief on a bicycle stole two shrubs from the front of St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Buffalo's East Side.  The surveillance video caught the peddling pilferer in the act.  The incident happened just after 6:00am Thursday morning.  A priest who serves the parish says the crime is somewhat demoralizing.


"How can you steal and take from a church?  And why would you take the shrubs, you know?, said Fr. Joseph Moreno.  

Tell Us Your Ideas For The Waterfront

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two of the region's most influential elected leaders believe Buffalo's waterfront does not need a major retail anchor store.

Both U.S. Representative Brian Higgins (D-South Buffalo) and County Executive Chris Collins (R) suggest Western New Yorkers should consider different types of attractions.

Higgins, who insists the water is an anchor, wants no anchor store.

"Niagara on the Lake is a great destination," Higgins said. "There' s no anchor there. It's an idyllic place that has cool street scapes, small shops, a lot of beautiful homes along the water."

Collins differed slightly in his view of an anchor destination.

"I do think we need an anchor, but not necessarily a retail anchor," Collins said. "An anchor could be a museum. It could be an aquarium... but it has to be focused as a draw, bringing people into Buffalo and Erie County that aren't residents here."

The public has been exploding with ideas.

Music Camp Concert

BUFFALO, NY-300 students in grades 5 through 9 have completed their week of intensive music camp! 

On Friday, August 13th, they will hold band, chorus and string orchestra concerts beginning at 1:00 in the auditorium at BAVPA, 450 Masten Ave.

These students were hand picked by their music teachers at their respective schools to take part in the BAVPA camp that provided free transportation and enrichment activities for the young musicians.  A cafeteria reception will follow the concerts.

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Buffalo Scupltures And Statues Being Cleansed Repaired And Restored

Buffalo, NY - You may have passed by but not not paid much mind to the various and sundry statues across the Queen City.

But more people are starting to take note of them due to a massive renovation project underway currently underway.

A Missouri based firm was hired by the City of Buffalo to inspect, clean, repair, and preserve with a wax coat, a total of 19 statues throughout the city this summer at a cost of $270,000.

"This is our history," said Don Siuta, Chair of the Conservation Committee of the Buffalo Arts Commission.

"This is where Buffalo came from and I think by preserving out history people have a better understanding of our city and why it's important. It also brings people to Buffalo," Siuta said.

It might surprise you to know how much art the city owns.

Almost 700 pieces including 200 statues scattered throughout the city.

Volunteer @ the Wilson Street Urban Farm

This Saturday, like every second Saturday during the summer months, is volunteer day down on the Wilson Street Urban Farm in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.

Mark and Janice Stevens have transformed this once vacant stretch of Wilson Street between Broadway and Sycamore into a urban agriculture success story.

In their second season of growing, the farm is starting to yield the fruits of their labor.

Every month they invite the community to come down and lend a hand.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit their website at http://wilsonstreeturbanfarm.wordpress.com/ or by joing their Facebook group.

Superintendent Says No to Teacher Transfer Requests

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- This year nearly 600 Buffalo Public School teachers submitted requests to transfer to different schools. The Superintendent says no requests will be granted.

Calling this his toughest summer as a Superintendent, Dr. Williams wants stability in every school building.  When asked why he believes so many teachers want to transfer, Dr. Williams said there are many reasons.  "They want to move to another school and historically in this district they have moved around. Some don't want to be with principal X, Y, Z."

The district is also has to replace six principals who retired. The schools in need of principals are Hutch Tech, Montessori, Leonardo DaVinci and Schools 3, 54 and 65.

On Monday, the Superintendent will get a list of the top three candidates for each of the schools. He expects to have principals in place by August 18.