Buffalo City Mission launches $2.3 million "One Mission, One Hope" 2014 Fall Campaign
BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The Buffalo City Mission today kicked off its annual "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign by setting a goal of $2.3 million for 2014, to help raise critical funds necessary to sustain programs and services for the region’s homeless. This year alone, the Mission saw an increase in the number of individuals receiving assistance by 36 percent.
“Each year, we ask the communities help in providing the Mission with critical funds needed to serve thousands of men, women and children who come through our doors for food, shelter and clothing,” said Buffalo City Mission Executive Director Stuart Harper. “This year alone, we provided over 215,000 meals (a 13 percent increase from 2013) and over 85,000 safe night’s sleep (a 17 percent increase from 2013) for our community.”
Today, the Buffalo City Mission is an organization doing more than just providing food, clothing and shelter.
Oct 21, 2014, 11:42
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS O'Connell & Company/Park School
Florida is often described as “Heaven’s waiting room.”
Oct 16, 2014, 12:29
LULU Torn Space Theater/Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle
The surrealistic story of “Lulu”</b is perfect for torn space
Oct 10, 2014, 17:57
BOURBON AT THE BORDER Ujima Theater/TheaterLoft
Revenge is a problem because it can rebound on the perp.
Pearl Cleage’s “Bourbon at the Border” focuses on two-survivors of that Mississippi summer in 1964 when idealistic young people went south to push voting rights in that most Confederate of states.
Oct 9, 2014, 12:36
THE LIAR Irish Classical Theatre Company
Think about it.
Don’t you know someone who can’t bring himself or herself to tell the truth.
I don’t mean those occasional “white lies,” but big ones.
Oct 8, 2014, 02:03
OVER THE TAVERN Kavinoky Theatre
There is a strong whiff of nostalgia around Tom Dudzick’s “Over the Tavern.”
This Kavinoky Theatre production follows two-decades after the original production in the now-closed Studio Arena Theater.
Oct 3, 2014, 17:22
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT The New Phoenix Theatre Company
A month ago, I toured an incredibly beautiful area in Eastern France.
The grass was perfectly kept and there were no weeds.
The trees were perfectly maintained and trimmed.
The gravel walkways were perfectly raked.
The white marble crosses (and a few white marble stars of David), 6,012 of them, were perfectly aligned.
Oct 3, 2014, 02:52
SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN Paul Robeson Theatre/ African American Cultural Center
It’s a very strange season-opening show, a well-done and comic production of blues about infidelity.
Sep 26, 2014, 02:13
Statewide County Conference Draws Hundreds to Erie County
Next week, over 600 local leaders from across New York will convene in Buffalo for the Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Countie (NYSAC). County delegates will adopt a series of policy resolutions, shape the association’s federal, state and local priorities, and attend leadership and education sessions over the three day conference.
Sep 18, 2014, 16:30
DEATHTRAP Road Less Traveled/RLTP Theatre
It’s fascinating to watch as one of those watch mechanism plays clicks into place on stage.
Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” is one of those watch works shows, with more twists than you expect from an on-stage thriller.
Sep 18, 2014, 11:43
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE MusicalFare Theatre
MusicalFare has a hit on its hands (or feet) with “The Drowsy Chaperone” and a starring role for a guy who has been mostly a spear carrier in local theater for years.
That’s Eric Rawski whose role carries the unusual title “The Man in the Chair.”
Sep 17, 2014, 12:10
Buffalo Zoo Reports Illness of Elephant
Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce that Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.
Nearly 18 months ago, she was diagnosed with neurologic disease that has been confirmed to be chronic. In Jothi’s case, this condition is characterized by periodic hemi-seizures which affect half of her body. The elephants may be off exhibit temporarily while she is being cared for.
Sep 15, 2014, 16:43
Buffalo Zoo Receives Awards for Educational Programming Buffalo,
Buffalo, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo received a Pinnacle Award, the highest award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its distance learning programs.
The CILC Pinnacle award is presented annually to organizations delivering outstanding interactive videoconferencing programs for grades K-12. Recipients are chosen based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC Web site.
Aug 22, 2014, 15:47
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre
The enduring symbol of Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” is Juno Boyle (Mary Haney), alone on stage at the end announcing she will survive.
Aug 8, 2014, 16:23
Locally owned and operated family business, celebrates its 100th year in Buffalo, New York.
Instant Products Company, Inc., manufacturers of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish, is pleased to announce that their, family owned and operated business, is turning 100 years old this year! Formulated by a chemist a century ago, the secret family recipe of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish has, for the most part, remained unchanged. All of their ingredients, supplies, and materials are even made in America. The glass bottles are still hand labeled with a paint brush and a cup of glue, when the production manager is not adding and mixing the ingredients in the 180 gallon vat during the five hour manufacturing process. After the polish is made and sets for the night; the labeled bottles are then hand filled with the help of a gravity weighted, one nozzle-filling machine. This of course is followed by the hand tightening of each cap before they are placed in a box, stacked and sealed for shipping. A monotonous and tedious job, maybe, but to Melanie Hachten, the sole person in charge of manufacturing, she likes to think she is giving each bottle the personal attention the customer deserves.
Aug 4, 2014, 00:23