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Barbara O'Brien


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Four organizations in and around Buffalo's West Side - the West Side Business and Taxpayers Association, Forest District Civic Association, Grant-Amherst Business Association and Riverside Business Association - joined forces on an awards dinner, held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at AcQua Restaurant on Niagara Street. See who came out to recognize the winners.

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Prescott's Provisions, at 40 E. Niagara St. in Tonawanda, has offered thoughtful and distinctive dishes since opening on the shores of the Erie Canal this summer.

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The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is making a big mark in Buffalo and Detroit. On Oct. 17, 2018, the foundation announced $200 million for both cities in honor of what would have been Ralph Wilson's 100th birthday. Take a look at the impact of the foundation's efforts in Buffalo and Detroit.

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Elmwood Village residents got another chance Thursday night to review the progress on the planned Elmwood Crossing project, as developers Nick Sinatra and William Paladino showed off the latest versions of their proposals to transform the former Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo campus.

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The Bison Fund, which has awarded scholarships for low-income families to send students to private elementary schools, recently expanded its mission to include eighth graders. The organization's luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, recognized donors and celebrated the Bison Fund's work in the community.

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Orange County, Calif., punk rockers Social Distortion has quite a Buffalo following, evidenced by yet another sold-out show, this time on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Town Ballroom.

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Pastas are one of the most popular dishes across Western New York restaurant menus. Most of it is mass-produced dried pasta, which needs no refrigeration, costs pennies per serving, and can still be delicious dressed with practically anything else in your larder. Yet seekers still thrill to fresh versions, which have a more springy texture and unite better with sauce…

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Buffalo-area human resources professionals gathered for an awards ceremony, DisruptHR 3.0, held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Babeville downtown. See who enjoyed five-minute talks by 11 different speakers as well as networking time before the proceedings.

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A weekly highlight of political cartoons from The News' Pulitzer Prize-winner.

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Allen Burger Venture and Colter Bay were two among several Allentown restaurants participating in Local Restaurant Week, which began Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, and runs through Oct. 21. See who took advantage of some dining bargains on the first day of LRW.

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Thin Man Brewery, at 492 Elmwood Ave., shut down a portion of the street in front of the brewery-restaurant for its annual Oktoberfest party, featuring the German-American Musicians and plenty of the brewery's beer on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. See who raised their commemorative steins in jubilation.