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.
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.
Buffalo is full of nightlife, architecture and dining options and while many people are aware of attractions, such as Canalside or the Anchor Bar, there are many things the Queen City has to offer that even long-time residents might be unfamiliar with. Thus, a new book details “100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die.”
Conditions at the aging KeyBank Center, home to the Buffalo Sabres and other events, have many fans wondering if renovations to the arena might come in the near future. After 21 years of usage without any upgrades, many observers say the arena has fallen behind compared to other venues around the NHL.
Buffalo’s historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center hosted its annual black tie gala fundraiser April 20, which featured a private performance by Tony Award winner and “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. The performing arts center includes three downtown theatres that have showcased talent in Buffalo for many years.
Buffalo Props, a prop rental house for film and theatre, has been busy in recent years as Hollywood has come to western New York. “I think we’ve worked on 16 films now in four years, which is kind of nuts but we love it,” said David Butler, co-owner of Buffalo Props and a Buffalo State graduate.
Buffalo is a proud and prominent sports town with a fan base that supports hockey. While the Buffalo Sabres have a strong following, the most recent success on the ice has come from the Buffalo Beauts, a member of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).