A passion for poetry has led to an interesting career for Mathias Svalina, a Colorado-based poet who travels the country delivering poems by bicycle. He has traveled to cities like Richmond, Chicago, Austin and Tucson and now he has brought his Dream Delivery Service to Buffalo.
The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) has launched a program to “save the bees,” which is intended to provide residents with seeds to plant “bee-friendly” flowers. Bees are an important part of the Earth’s ecosystem, as most plants rely on bees and other pollinators to reproduce and grow.
Public school districts in Buffalo often face a challenge promoting literacy to children who have sometimes have trouble being successful academically. The situation can be even more difficult when school systems have limited resources to provide textbooks and other reading material to their students.
A group of nurses at the Erie County Medical Center have started an initiative to collect items intended to provide some comfort to victims of sexual assault. Often victims who visit a hospital or crisis center are required to leave behind their clothing or other belongings, because they’re needed as evidence.
The Chautauqua County Legislature passed a measure April 25 that would create an online animal abuse registry. The local law would require individuals convicted of animal abuse to register with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office within five days of their court verdict or release from jail.
The Transit Drive-In Theatre in Lockport opened last month, marking its 66th year in business. It was the latest opening in the history of the drive-in after a less than favorable spring in western New York. Drive-in theaters have been around since the 1930s, however, their popularity began to decline in the 1970s and currently they make up less than 2 percent of movie theaters in the U.S.
This week on the Buffalo Review (May 4), we covered comfort care kits for sexual assault victims, an animal abuse registry in Chautauqua County, the discovery of a rare elephant bird egg and a big week in Buffalo sports.