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Front Yard Garden Competition Kick-Off

Front Yard Garden Competition Kick-Off

Next week, thirteen front yards along South Buffalo’s Newman Place (bordering the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cazenovia Park) will be transformed by professional landscapers, who will donate their time and materials and compete to create the most impressive yards. This Front Yard Garden Competition is part of 2nd annual National Garden Festival and festival organizers believe it is the only such civic-minded garden competition in the country.

The public can view the landscaping work in progress from July 11 to July 16 and then vote for their favorite yard from July 17 to July 22.

Best Taste in Buffalo: Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

Best Taste in Buffalo: Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub

The Blackthorn Restaurant  & Pub has the best food in Buffalo.  They have great wings, beef on weck and a “Pub” sandwich—which consists of corned beef, turkey, onion & cheddar cheese all grilled on rye bread.  They also have great soups—especially the Irish Beer Cheddar and French Onion!

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Best Taste in Buffalo: Ricota's Pizza & Subs

Best Taste in Buffalo:  Ricota's Pizza & Subs

The best food in Buffalo can be found at RICOTA'S PIZZA & SUBS, but they have much more then just pizza and subs.  They have a fantastic fish fry and an awesome taco salad. 

Located at 206 Elk St., Buffalo, NY 14210 and can be reached at 823-7636.  In addition to the food they serve, Ricota's is also a grocery store so they will also deliver Beer, Cigarettes and Groceries when they delivery your food.  Plus their prices are very reasonable. 

They are the winner of the 1st Utimate Pizza Challence where they were voted Best Pizza.  Open Mon-Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm & Sun 10:30 am - 10 pm, this restaurant is a must see!

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BEST TASTE IN BUFFALO CONTEST: Official Rules

BEST TASTE IN BUFFALO CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

1.         NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.  SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAW AND REGULATIONS.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2.         Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Best Taste in Buffalo Contest (“Contest”) is open to U.S.

McKinley Student Wins KidBits Writing Contest

McKinley Student Wins KidBits Writing Contest

McKinley High School student Sumaiya Muzahid is a recent KidBits writing contest winner.  With nearly 1000 entries from all over Western NY in the Erie1 BOCES sponsored contest this year, Sumaiya is one of 6 students who were awarded. 


Teacher Suki Kim says, “Sumaiya is shy and was reluctant to enter the contest, but I encouraged her by telling her we need her as a role model for Muslim female students.” 

The title of Sumaiya’s short story is “Reading,” in which she wrote about a trip to the library with her sister.  Once in the library stacks, she found the books to be so captivating and absorbing that she forgot where she was.  In her own narrative, Sumaiya realizes that through reading she can be anyone she wants to be and anywhere the imagery of a story can take her.  KidBits awarded her for "voice" of the story. 


Ms. Kim says that her shy student was shocked to be a winner.