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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 12

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open on Saturday, May 12

Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and two Wellness Weekends held in partnership with the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo will highlight the 2012 season at the Elmwood Bidwell-Farmers Market. The selling season kicks off on Saturday, May 12, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 22. Hours at the open-air venue in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The market now features 37 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and more. Products available at the market are always fresh, seasonal and local. New vendors in 2012 include 21 Brix Winery, Community Beer Works, Susie Cuke’s Pickle Company and Living Light Wheatgrass.

Discover South Buffalo Website Launched

Discover South Buffalo Website Launched

www.SouthBuffaloHome.com was created by volunteers from the South Buffalo CREW to welcome everyone to the neighborhoods of South Buffalo.

The new site is a showcase of the many reasons why SB CREW members love where they live, and provides a useful guide for anyone who might buy a home, start a business or visit South Buffalo.

As the page for “Living in SB” says, “When you add it all up, you’d be crazy not to move here. You can escape the high taxes of the suburbs and still live in a safe neighborhood with amazing parks, good schools, caring neighbors, and plenty of stuff to do.” The website provides a great deal of evidence to back that up.

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Decisions for Homeowners: Which Insurance?

Buying a home is an important investment. Some people save for years and years before finally pursuing their dream of being a home owner. Therefore, it’s extremely important to properly protect your home.

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be somewhat confusing and stressful, but there are some basic guidelines that can help you in your decision-making process. Following are some examples:

Great Rent Rates at People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living

Great Rent Rates at People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living

A statement from People Inc.

Do you know a senior, age 62 or older, with a limited income who is paying too much for an apartment or having difficulty maintaining a house? Does this senior live in Lackawanna or a surrounding area? People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living in Lackawanna has an answer! Subsidized rent is based on income. For a limited time, there is a $300 move-in allowance – there are just three easy steps:
‎1. Apply to People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living by May 31, 2012.
2. Move in by September 1, 2012.
3. Receive a $300 move-in allowance

For more information about eligibility or for a tour of People Inc. Sunflower Senior Living, call 716-823-1874.

 

Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

Sandwiches de Mezcla: My Mother's Legacy

It's a hot summer day in Puerto Rico. A little girl runs through the beach soaked in sea water and sand. She runs happily toward her mother, who has opened a cooler filled with snacks she prepared this morning. She hands the little girl a sandwich and a juice box. That little girl was me, and that sandwich, was a sandwich de mezcla.
 

Mezcla (or "The Mix") is my own mother's invention. You could say it was her answer to the all-American peanut butter and jelly. Nearly every childhood memory I have is accompanied by one of these sandwiches, and by the heat of a tropical Puerto Rico summer.

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

This Thanksgiving, Don't Drink Wine -- Drink Beer!

Most people think of wine when it comes to pairing with and drinking during dinner, but there's a wide world of beer options available. This Thanksgiving, why not give a saison or a brown ale a try? Rudy Watkins of Community Beer Works offers suggestions for beer pairings and suggestions of places to find them.