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If you're shopping in the City of Buffalo today, you're in luck. Parking at all street meters in the city is free for Black Friday. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/23/on-thanksgiving-bargains-served-for-many-deep-discount-shoppers/

By Michael Silverman Here are some observations after returning from my third trip to Western Europe in the past five years. Things you will see in Europe include really old buildings, cathedrals, palaces, walled cities and other architectural wonders. It’s amazing how so many enormous structures were built without modern technology. You also will see lots of bi…

By John Calleri and Stan Radwan Some days ago, the citizens of Evans beat back the power of money and inside politicians. They voted to keep our Town Board at three despite the frantic and well-financed campaign of the town’s Democratic and Republican parties to upsize to five. The parties mailed fliers to all Evans voters and placed half-page ads in the PennySave…

Family

We’ve taken our girls to quite a few of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's kid-friendly events at Kleinhans Music Hall over the past three or so years. We went to the Halloween Symphonic Spooktacular, the Cirque de la Symphonie at the BPO,  Peter Rabbit and Other Tales, and a few others. Every time - very single time - my girls have had the best time. The shows are…

Two manufacturers from the Buffalo Niagara region won $50,000 each in the FuzeHub Commercialization Competition. The two area winners were Ferric Contrast and NanoHydroChem LLC, both of which are startups from the University at Buffalo. There were a total of five winners in the event, each of which won $50,000. FuzeHub is a not-for-profit organization that assists…

Bills

Nov. 24, 1963 – Plenty of Americans remember what they were doing on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated. It led to an odd situation two days later. In fact, a game that was never played turned out to be memorable. The American Football League postponed its week's games, so the Bills and Patriots did not play on the 24th as scheduled. However…

Gusto

“Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013” Library of America, 452 pages, $35. Here in 1973 is Philip Roth describing with conspicuous art a 1924 photograph of Franz Kafka, taken at what was Roth’s age at the time, when a sick Kafka was 40 and approaching death. “His face is sharp and skeletal, a burrower’s face: pronounced cheekbones made even more conspicuo…

There's no shortage of coffee on the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Coffee, cappuccino and the promise of even more perking are in the works. Here are a few offerings, some of them new or planned, around campus or nearby: Spot Coffee Express cafe planned soon for 500 square feet inside Roswell Park Cancer Institute's main lobby at Elm and Carlton street…

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The City of Tonawanda sits as a nexus between two great bodies of water - the Niagara River and the Erie Canal. Now two recreation projects in the Tonawandas that would improve both trails and docks on the combined waterfronts are being considered for Niagara River Greenway funding. "This would really make a huge difference in the city,"  City of Tonawanda Mayor Ric…

Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda libraries are offering "Books and Barks," a one-on-one reading program for kids ages 5 to 12 with Gus the therapy dog. The program is good for children who are shy about reading to other people, said Dorinda Darden, director of the Town of Tonawanda Libraries. The program started in 2015 with the help of Therapy Dogs International, which provides th…

Looking for a way to walk off that Thanksgiving meal? All state parks will be free to enter on Friday, to encourage New Yorkers to take advantage of "the unparalleled natural beauty right in their backyards," Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a news release. Most state parks do not charge an entry fee this time of year. But the standard vehicle entry fee will be waived Fr…

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Here's what the National Weather Service says to expect for the first official weekend of the holiday season: Today Black Friday shoppers will score an unseasonably warm day but should hang on tightly to their bags. It'll be windy. Southwest winds could gust over 30 mph during the early afternoon. Skies will be cloudy at first but clear up and bring an other…

Books

NONFICTION The Bug House: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound By Daniel Swift Farrar Straus Giroux 297 pages, $27 This short work of critical nonfiction by Daniel Swift has more to say about Ezra Pound’s influence on Modernism than A. David Moody’s three-volume biography where every aspect of the poet’s life is given equal billing. “Th…

Lancaster Garden Club will be at Westwood Park from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 to help children decorate ornaments. Members will prepare Visions of Sugar Plums-themed decorations at 9 a.m. Nov. 27 for the Victorian Christmas event at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.  The club will decorate the Lancaster Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Hamburg Hou…

Buffalo

As Ellicott Development Co. proceeds with its plans for an adaptive reuse of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the firm owned by Carl and William Paladino is hoping for some tax breaks to support the $3.79 million project. Ellicott, which is also constructing a six-story building just to the south, wants to renovate the 1898-era church at 1115 Main St. and convert it into a m…