News Staff Reporter
Mark Sommer covers preservation, development, culture, the waterfront and more. He's also a former arts editor at The News.
The plan emphasizes seclusion and nature, with social activities along the streets.
He has been associate director, chief curator, collections and exhibitions manager, museum registrar and three-time interim director.
It may not be possible to party like it's 2019. But lots of outdoor experiences to enjoy are a reminder of life prior to Covid-19, from festivals and food markets to garden walks and outdoor entertainment.
"For someone at this level, who has an international career, to be working side by side with the students has a huge impact," said Elizabeth Larrabee, one of the school's art teachers.
Museum Director Janne Siren voiced optimism about governments unloosening their purse strings, as the pandemic recedes, and the community's response to Jeffrey Gundlach's $2.5 million matching grant offer.
"There is no other place except Buffalo that you can have a murder mystery aboard a U.S. naval ship," said Joel Dombrowski, owner and tour guide of Buffalo History Tours.
The general tour of the Darwin Martin House for the first time includes the second-floor bedrooms Frank Lloyd Wright built for the Martin family, guests and servants.
His political career spanned three decades and included terms in the Erie County Legislature and, toward the end of his life, as a justice in Cheektowaga Town Court.
Among the road closures: By 6 p.m., all vehicles must be off Niagara Street and out of Niawanda Park.