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By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, May 20, 2016

1) GObike Buffalo's SkyRide, day-of registration from 6:30 to 8 a.m. in River Fest Park, ride of Skyway Loop or Skyway and City loops from 9 to around 10 and post-ride party until 3 p.m. on May 21. Day-of registration costs $60. Registration allows each... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mother Nature hasn't exactly been cooperating this spring. With that in mind - here are some fun things to do, both inside and outside. All great for families and kids - some good for the family pet, too. Hidden Valley Adventure Park Yep, it's open... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, May 16, 2016

Let’s face it, these days there aren’t very many brick-and-mortar bookstores - let alone ones that focus on children. Our buying habits have changed over the years, leaving independent bookshops with a not-so-happy ending. Some shops have managed to... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Friday, May 13, 2016

National Public Gardens Day at the Botanical Gardens It’s a day to celebrate and raise awareness of America’s public gardens. It’s also a great reminder of the important role they play in the environment, plant and water conservation and... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Friday, May 13, 2016

If you’re looking to take a day trip with your kids try these ideas that are sure to be a hit with the family. The Strong, National Museum of Play Where: One Manhattan Square, Rochester What's cool: From hot-wheels to "Sesame Street," to the... Read More

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By Nancy Fischer » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NORTH TONAWANDA – After decades under the direction of Larry Denef, two new leaders have emerged to bring Canalfest 2016 to the Tonawandas on July 17-24.But with just a few months until the big event, it appears there still is some work to be done.Canalfest President Peter Chenier Jr. of North Tonawanda and Vice... Read More

By Gene Warner » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The ice cream shop came first, followed by the Oriental Billiard Parlor in the early 1920s. But the site, at 496 Michigan Ave., will be remembered forever as the Little Harlem Hotel and Night Club.During its heyday, in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, the... Read More

By Kristy Kibler » Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Main Street Marketplace – the 16-week, open-air farmers market in West Seneca – returns for its third season on Thursday. The market has two dozen vendors offering a variety of goods lined up for this season, including local produce from Weiss... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, May 10, 2016

If Shakespeare was right, and all the world’s a stage, Buffalo is about to see a whole new world.Shakespeare in Delaware Park, the free summer festival founded in 1976, is breaking ground May 12 for the new stage installation. The installation begins... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, May 9, 2016

Moooove over pumpkin, apple, and strawberry farms, it seems cows are pretty cool, too. My girls and I checked out a dairy farm and boy did we learn a lot. It was a field trip for my daughter, Emma’s class. We made our way to Breezyhill Dairy Farms... Read More

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