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Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Explore Buffalo Announces Fun and Educational April Tours

Unique and exciting tours highlighting Buffalo’s history, art and architecture are being offered through Explore Buffalo throughout the month of April. 

April 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo
Pan-American Grill, 391 Washington St., Buffalo
General Admission $25, Explorer Pass Holders $20

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history? Join Explore Buffalo on April Fool’s Day for the only time you will hear Explore Buffalo docents give a tour that is only half true! As we walk through downtown on this happy hour tour, guides will keep you guessing with some stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of their own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!

Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets Now Available for Annual Drums Along the Waterfront Event

Tickets for the annual Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champion event, taking place  on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, are now available online at www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront will feature the top seven drum corps in the world competing for the Tour of Champions title. Having an amazing 37 titles among them, the event lineup will include the reigning world champion Blue Devils (Concord, CA), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Fort Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL), Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) and Boston Crusaders (Boston, MA).

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, aerie #46 - Pearl & Tupper Sts. Buffalo

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, aerie #46 - Pearl & Tupper Sts. Buffalo

 

July 27, 1914

In the presence of a crowd of 4,000 made up of Eagles of Buffalo, Lockport, Jamestown, Rochester, Olean, Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Dunkirk & Depew the cornerstone of the new Eagles home at Pearl & Tupper streets was laid yesterday afternoon. ( July 26, 1914) 

Mayor Fuhrmann wielded the trowel, and the principal speech of the afternoon was made by Past Grand Worthy President Frank E. Hering of South Bend Indiana. Ernest W. McIntyre spoke of the history of aerie #46. Other Eagles of high standing in the state spoke as well. The cornerstone laying was preceded by a parade that formed at the site of the new building and after marching down Delaware through the business section, returned to Tupper & Pearl Streets. There were more than 3,000 persons in the line of march, which was headed by the grand & state officers.

Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

Dog Ears Bookstore Kicks off Membership Wall

People all over South Buffalo and Western New York support Dog Ears Bookstore for so many reasons — maybe it's the educational programs for kids, poetry nights and book clubs for adults, or the great food and drinks you can get while spending time at this unique community bookstore.

Now Dog Ears supporters and “regulars” can become members of this amazing nonprofit organization and receive many benefits and special recognition. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all bookstore and café purchases (including special events), recognition on the Dog Ears website, and their name will be placed on the bookstore’s new Membership Wall!

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood Village Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will hold its sixth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2016 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

Explore Buffalo Reflects on the Past, Plans for the Future

2015 was a year of remarkable transformation for Explore Buffalo. In just their second year of operation, tour attendance more than doubled from over 6,000 in 2014 to approximately 14,000 in 2015! The tour season brought many new tours, including greatly expanded bus and bike tours, and new kayak tours with partner Elevator Alley Kayak. Tours also expanded to new locations, including the Fontana Boathouse and downtown Lockport, while core tours of Silo City, downtown, Delaware Avenue, mob history and more remained very popular. Overall, Explore Buffalo led 763 tours in the 2015 season. 

Exhibits, Classes and Workshops Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey

Exhibits, Classes and Workshops Fill the Calendar at Enjoy the Journey

A brand new exhibit, “Buffalo Alive,” kicks off a busy schedule of events throughout March and April at Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

When you think of Buffalo, what comes to mind? Is it the architecture, beaches, sports, windmills, theater, waterways, public art, Larkinville, Allentown, Silo City or Canalside? “Buffalo Alive” asks the artists to answer this question. An opening reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 11, and this unique exhibit will be on display from March 9 through April 2.