Our network

Home & Garden

Annual Parade of Circles Returns to South Buffalo on June 1

Annual Parade of Circles Returns to South Buffalo on June 1

The Parade of Circles, an annual event celebrating beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The event is presented by South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Buffalo through ongoing preservation and beautification efforts.

Established in June 2001, the parade runs from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park and is followed by a picnic in the park with plenty of activities for the kids. The parade will feature music and dancing as well as community groups that help make the neighborhood a special place in which to live. Businesses and community groups interested in taking part in the parade may contact Donna at 548-6247 for more information.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 10

 

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2014 season at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 10, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Please note that the market will begin the season on the east side of Elmwood Avenue, directly across the street from its usual location. The move is expected to be temporary and is due to lawn maintenance.

Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs Return to Farmers & Artisans

 

As the weather slowly improves and we enter the local growing season, Farmers & Artisans in Snyder is now offering its third annual vegetable, fruit and flower share programs. Available for pick-up on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the store, the programs will run from June through October.

Consumers may sign up for one or all shares, and discounts are available when you sign up for multiple shares.  

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors is holding its fourth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s 2014 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 7. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

New Farmers’ Market Coming to West Seneca in May 2014

New Farmers’ Market Coming to West Seneca in May 2014

 

West Seneca officials gave approval Monday for a new farmers’ market that would open in May 2014 in the center of town. 

The upscale open-air farmers’ market and marketplace on the grassy hill at Main Street and Union Road, in front of Town Hall and within walking distance of several neighborhoods, was proposed by West Seneca native Joe Kirchmyer. Kirchmyer is also involved with marketing efforts for the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo and the Winter Market at Horsefeathers on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Green Buildings Open House Features Audubon Nature Center & President’s Home

Green Buildings Open House Features Audubon Nature Center & President’s Home

Jamestown, NY – How many people do you suppose receive a bill from the electric company that shows a credit balance for three months in a row?

Jamestown Audubon President Ruth Lundin and her husband, Paul Hedberg, do. That’s why their home, as well as the Audubon Center building, will be on the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House tour on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can visit the Lundin-Hedberg home and the Audubon Center to learn how both these buildings have made substantial utility savings -- $4,111 annually for the former and $3,176 for the latter – and what applications you might make to your own home.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 24 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Aug. 24 Events

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a popular Western New York tradition featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, is open for the 2013 season! Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine.