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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its fourth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2014 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. 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-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

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New Farmers’ Market Coming to West Seneca in May 2014

New Farmers’ Market Coming to West Seneca in May 2014

 

West Seneca officials gave approval Monday for a new farmers’ market that would open in May 2014 in the center of town. 

The upscale open-air farmers’ market and marketplace on the grassy hill at Main Street and Union Road, in front of Town Hall and within walking distance of several neighborhoods, was proposed by West Seneca native Joe Kirchmyer. Kirchmyer is also involved with marketing efforts for the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo and the Winter Market at Horsefeathers on Buffalo’s West Side. 

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Takes Place on July 21

South Buffalo Alive Garden Tour Takes Place on July 21

South Buffalo Alive’s 13th annual Garden Tour, showcasing more than 70 beautiful properties throughout South Buffalo and the Old First Ward neighborhood, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21. 

The Garden Tour includes a wide variety of homes and businesses showcasing amazing gardens, landscaping and other outdoor features. Tours begin at Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden located at 2002 South Park Ave., between Choate and Whitfield avenues and next to the Dudley Library. Participants are encouraged to make this their first stop, where they will receive a tour brochure and information to make the tour very simple to follow. 

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

Peace Corps Adventure Leads Former Volunteers to the WNY Land Conservancy

To say that the newest additions to the staff at the Western New York Land Conservancy — Jajean Rose-Burney and his wife Ana Hernández Balzac — have interesting resumes would be a dramatic understatement. While volunteers in the Peace Corps, Jajean and Ana spent 27 months in Puebla, Mexico, successfully tackling problems that often seemed insurmountable. 

Among other things, Jajean helped protect a globally important wetland twice the size of the city of Buffalo from rapid and unplanned urban development, while Ana enabled nearly 100 schools throughout the state of Puebla to become certified “Green Schools.”

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

South Buffalo Alive to Present Parade of Circles on June 2

South Buffalo Alive to Present Parade of Circles on June 2

 

The Parade of Circles, an annual event celebrating beautification projects along historic McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The event is presented by South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Buffalo through ongoing preservation and beautification efforts.

Established in June 2001, the parade runs from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park and is followed by a picnic in the park with plenty of activities for the kids. The parade will feature music and dancing as well as community groups that help make the neighborhood a special place in which to live.