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14th Annual Parkside Tour of Homes

14th Annual Parkside Tour of Homes

The Parkside Community Association presents the 14th Annual Tour of Homes on Sunday, May 20th from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. This popular tour will have TEN outstanding homes for you to explore. Visitors are promised a fascinating look inside historical residences in Buffalo’s Historic District of Parkside. Some of the homes reflect their 19th century origin in architectural style with their interiors and furnishings. Others offer an exciting contemporary approach to city living. Onsite docents will provide history of the homes and will be available for questions.

Come see for yourself why Parksiders and out-of-towners alike say this event “is the best tour”.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Opens Saturday

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 35 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, will open for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 12. Hours at the open-air market are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Providing musical entertainment during the opening weekend will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech High School Six String Circus Guitar Ensemble from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Freedom Run Winery and Niagara Landing Wine Cellar.

The Matt Urban Center is Holding a Housing Fair

The Matt Urban Center is Holding a Housing Fair

The Matt Urban Center is holding a HOUSING FAIR on May 3, 2012 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Autumnwood Center, 1800 Clinton, Buffalo, NY 14206.

Participants include: Matt Urban Center’s Housing, Weatherization, Senior, and Crime Victims Departments and the Matt Urban Hope Center, along with representatives from State Senator Kennedy’s office, Erie County Health Department, M&T Bank, and Zenner & Ritter. Learn more about programs offered to help you purchase a home or to keep your existing home safe and healthy! Coffee, donuts, and door prizes!!!!

Please call Erica at 893-7222 x 214 if you have any questions about the event or would like to participate.

The Mission of the Matt Urban Center is to enhance the quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development.

 

 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 12

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 12

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2012 season at the Elmwood Bidwell-Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 12, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 22. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The market now features 37 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2012 include 21 Brix Winery, Community Beer Works, Susie Cuke’s Pickle Company and Living Light Wheatgrass.

Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

It's a hot summer day in Puerto Rico. A little girl runs through the beach soaked in sea water and sand. She runs happily toward her mother, who has opened a cooler filled with snacks she prepared this morning. She hands the little girl a sandwich and a juice box. That little girl was me, and that sandwich, was a sandwich de mezcla.
 

Mezcla (or "The Mix") is my own mother's invention. You could say it was her answer to the all-American peanut butter and jelly. Nearly every childhood memory I have is accompanied by one of these sandwiches, and by the heat of a tropical Puerto Rico summer.

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

Most people think of wine when it comes to pairing with and drinking during dinner, but there's a wide world of beer options available. This Thanksgiving, why not give a saison or a brown ale a try? Rudy Watkins of Community Beer Works offers suggestions for beer pairings and suggestions of places to find them.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 29 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists October 29 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, October 29, will be violinist David Adamczyk. Wine-tasting will be courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.

The market welcomes several community groups this Saturday, including the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District Initiative, Border Community Service Project, Alpaca Play Pen and the SPCA Whisker Wag’n.