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Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary

Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary

Buffalo, NY – Mohamed A. Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Somalia, will speak on Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Templeton Landing (2 Templeton Terrace). 

Mohamed's presentation is made possible by Rotary Club of Buffalo and will discuss his whirlwind seven-month reign as the Prime Minister of an African country that has been struck by the worst drought in 60 years, killing tens of thousands in just the last few months and forcing an exodus by millions to find food and relief. He was appointed Prime Minister of Somalia in October 2010 and resigned in June 2011. The event is $20, includes a buffet lunch, and is open to the public. Seating is limited.

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

Last week, 2 Your Town asked you the viewers to help us settle the longstanding debate of Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin Donuts and today we have declared a winner.

With 440 votes cast, Tim Hortons is Western New York's choice as the best coffee, best food, best prices, and ultimate favorite choice for your morning drive.

Not a total washout, Dunkin Donuts received about 30% of the votes in every category.

 

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

It's a decision that most Western New Yorkers make every morning: Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons.

For most that decision is almost instinctual, but with both chains having a strong following we have to ask, who's better?

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Why Community Sports Matter

Why Community Sports Matter

There is a lot to be said about community sports leagues. They help people connect through a common interest, they're a good way to shake off a tough workweek, and they're a fun way to exercise. Growing up, I was what you might call "sports challenged", so when a friend of mine suggested I join him for an evening of softball, you can imagine my reaction. I reluctantly agreed after we established I wouldn't "have" to play. I could just sit on the bench and enjoy the beautiful day.

It wasn't too long before I realized this league was about a lot more than just softball. As I sat on the bleachers, I noticed how happy the entire team was to be there. Upon further inquiry I was told by a teammate, "I look forward to this all week!"

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word


The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.


There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

Pete Gallivan's Best Tastes in Buffalo

Pete Gallivan's Best Tastes in Buffalo

2 On Your Side’s own Pete Gallivan is struggling to come up with just one Best Taste in Buffalo, but he is offering up some great eats in his latest blog.  Check it out here.

Remember that you can continue to nominate your favorite restaurant, just send us an email at neighborhoods@wgrz.com with a short description of why it’s your favorite and a daytime phone number.

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)


*Click the links in bold below for a 3D experience of Pakistan*

“Let us trust each other,” roared the Governor-general designate and added; “Let us judge by results, not by theories. With the help of every section –I see that every class is represented in this huge gathering –let us work in double shift if necessary to make the Sovereign State of Pakistan really happy, really united and really powerful.” 

-  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Speech at a Dinner Party given by the late Mr. Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at the Karachi Club on 9th August, 1947.