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Have a bloomin’ good time on National Public Gardens Day

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Take in all the May flowers Friday for National Public Gardens Day, which will be celebrated at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, have access to all the glorious…

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Happy birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}South Park, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens vintage postcard

Happy 191st birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted, famed landscape architect responsible for designing the city of Buffalo, with gorgeous sprawling parks and parkways connecting the city’s neighborhoods.

Olmsted not only worked in Buffalo, but he is the man…

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Buffalo postcards from the past - PHOTOS

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Delaware Park postcardTake a visual stroll into the Delaware Park through…

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Register for the Flurrious kickball tournament

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Pull together a group of your winter-loving athletic pals and register for the Flurrious kickball tournament while there are still team openings.

Just six of the 16 team…

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Lighting up winter nights at the botanical gardens

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Night Lights previewSee the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in a

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Delaware park ice rinks nearly ready for skaters - UPDATE

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UPDATE: Delaware Park’s rinks are filled up and starting to freeze, according to Buffalo Pond Hockey’s Facebook page.

The Facebook moderator…

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Early glance at the Front Yard Contest in National Garden Festival

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Buffalo is home to the National Garden Festival, a five-week urban restoration project that’s highlighted by a Front Yard Contest. This year, the block that connects Crowley Avenue to Niagara Street—at the foot of Olmsted-designed Riverside Park—has…

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Starry Night in the Garden 2012 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Two fans at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Starry Night in the Garden has become one of my absolute favorite events to cover since I returned to Buffalo last year.

This summer, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens stood as the beautiful backdrop for the annual concert featuring Andy Grammer,…

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All out for Arbor Day: Fat Bob’s celebration

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Today, the final Friday in April, is celebrated as Arbor Day, a holiday that encourages the planting of trees and beautifying the environment. And drinking.…

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Olmsted Instagram’d - PHOTOS

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Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was born 190 years ago today.

Responsible for designing the city of Buffalo’s layout, based on an expansive park system, Olmsted also had a hand in designing public…

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Photos: Flurrious! at Delaware Park

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The Olmsted Parks Conservancy hosted its annual Flurrious! event, which invites Buffalonians to gather for winter sports such as snow tennis, Quidditch and a nearby "backyard" ice hockey tournament. Who understands Quidditch?! Apparently those folks from Syracuse, Edinboro…

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A winter wonderland

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{video_photo_caption}Photo courtesy of Buffalo Olmstead Parks

For the second year in a row, The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy brings the best of winter and Buffalo together in one place for one day. This Flurrious celebration will kick off at 9 a.m. and last all…

Neighborhood

Richardson Complex gallery

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{video_photo_caption}Photo of Richardson Complex by Don Nieman

"It towers over the west side of our city, this monolithic like structure of sandstone brick now known as the Richardson Olmsted Complex and formally known as the Buffalo Asylum for the Insane. It is lighted in the night and even through the illumination there seems…

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If you see a dark green beetle, KILL IT!

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{video_photo_caption}Photo of Emerald Ash Borer beetle in action from flickr.com creative commons user USFS Region 5.

Let me drop an analogy on you for a second.  Put yourself in the furry feet of a mink, a feisty animal with few natural predators.  You spend most of your time dozing carefree near a pond in Alden, feasting on eggs, birds and expired cheese.  Suddenly,…