Around Town

Tom Brady's careless (and uninformed) comment about Buffalo hotels sparked a wave of local reaction including but not limited to The Mansion on Delaware Avenue (MoDA). The luxury hotel has offered Tom Brady a free night stay in the luxurious hotel in downtown Buffalo and opened up a Facebook contest for participants on the social media site to join in the fun. Participants were encouraged to simply post, "Tom doesn't know what he is missing" on MoDA's Facebook wall and share it with your friends. Overall a fun way to build Buffalo camaraderie around a dirty shot at Buffalo.


Approval of UB’s NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant application by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher provides a critical piece of funding needed for UB to move ahead with its UB 2020 plan for academic excellence.

     In securing the $35 million Challenge Grant—together with additional funding provided through the NYSUNY 2020 legislation approved by the state Legislature in June—UB will move ahead with plans to hire new faculty across the university, expand its academic offerings and facilities for all students, and relocate the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


Pro Football Hall of Fame Member and former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, his wife Jill, and the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, hosted the 14th Annual Hunter’s Day of Hope for Children on Saturday, February 11 at the Buffalo Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse in Orchard Park.  This free    community event took place from 1:00PM - 4:00PM and included food, activities and entertainment for the whole family.







Every year for the past four years Buffalo City Mission in conjunction with technology partner Noobis launches their campaign to raise funds to continue ministering to the poor and homeless. Since February is one of the coldest winter months in WNY there is no better time to do it.  Because of that—this is also the time when many families in our area must make heartbreaking choices between rent costs, heating bill and feeding their families.  Locals are encouraged to join and help "Stamp Out Hunger" through hungerhunt.com.



On January 1, 2012, Mark C. Poloncarz was sworn in as Erie County’s eighth County Executive during a ceremony held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  Poloncarz said, “We’re going to do it by working together, finding common ground, listening and respecting one another.

     Erie County is much more than any one of us or any one place.  It’s urban, suburban and rural communities; its cities, towns, villages and even a few hamlets….And although issues and opinions differed from one place to another, we need to realize that we are all in this together.

     I am here today because Democrats and Republicans, Conservatives, Liberals and Independents put their faith in me.”