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WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

Garlic Mustard Challenge Volunteers Successfully Battle Invaders

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods and the Buffalo Audubon Society are pleased to announce the winners of the fifth annual Garlic Mustard Challenge, a competition designed to improve habitats in three Western New York nature preserves. 

 

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. 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, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Lewiston GardenFest set for June 20 & 21

Lewiston GardenFest set for June 20 & 21

This June marks the tenth year the Lewiston Garden Club has combined Lewiston’s historic Center Street with their love of gardening at the annual Lewiston GardenFest. On Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the event will include gardening demonstrations and more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more along Center Street. Lewiston residents also showcase their green thumbs with several gardens available in and around the village participating in a free garden walk. 

“Lewiston GardenFest is organized completely by volunteers and we are excited to celebrate this milestone as it’s truly been a labor of love for gardening and for our community,” said Barbara Landree, Lewiston GardenFest chair. “It’s an event that appeals to gardeners of all skill levels from across our local communities and Southern Ontario and provides plenty of ideas and how-to’s to beautify one’s outdoor space.”

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

Think Spring! Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens

The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year’s Lewiston GardenFest! Presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, the event is celebrating its tenth year on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston. Applications for both vendors and for local residents interested in showcasing their gardens are now being accepted.

“Each June for the past nine years, Lewiston GardenFest has been providing gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels from across Western New York and Southern Ontario with new ideas and techniques to try in their own gardens,” said Barbara Landree, chair, Lewiston GardenFest. “Lewiston GardenFest is organized entirely by volunteers from throughout the local community. We want to make our tenth year the biggest and best yet with a variety of returning and new vendors, plenty of gardening experts, and showcasing the best local gardens Lewiston has to offer.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Announces Annual Poster Competition

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will hold its fifth annual poster contest to promote the outdoor market’s upcoming 2015 season. Entries for the poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6. 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:

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

New Winter Market on Hertel to Open on Nov. 22

 

 

A new indoor farmers’ and food producers’ market will open inside the new 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 20-week market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 4.