Taste of Buffalo 2016

Every July for as long as I can remember, downtown Buffalo hosts the Taste of Buffalo, where you can use tickets to get all sorts of food and drink from local restaurants. The Taste of Buffalo 2016 went well as you can see from the pics of nice weather and people enjoying Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue in Beautiful Buffalo.

Music Scholarship for Area High School Students

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Attention All WNY High School Students:

Applications for the 2016 Eighth Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame “Denton, Cottier and Daniels” Music Scholarship are now available. Applications are being sent to Western New York’s public and private schools. Students can check with their Guidance Office and/or music teachers to obtain an application. Or you can click on the link to download the application.

Eligibility:
Students who are attending public or private schools in Erie, Chautauqua, Niagara or Cattaraugus Counties in grades 9-12 in June of 2016 and who are studying music, business of music, or any technical, audio or production aspects of music are eligible.

Timeline:
All applications are due by a deadline of June 20, 2016. Applications can be submitted to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame electronically via email: scholarship@bmhof.org or by US Mail: Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Scholarship, P.O. Box 62, Williamsville, NY 14231.

The winner(s) will be notified by August 1, 2016.

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Lyndsay Munich wins songwriter contest

Lyndsay Munich recently won the Lucille & Jack Yellen Foundation Songwriter’s Scholarship sponsored by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation. The contest was open to area high school and college students and included a performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, NY.

So what did Lyndsay win? She gets a full day of recording at Robby Takac’s GCR Recording Studio. Her winning song will be recorded and mastered, followed by a paid performance at the Hard Rock Cafe and a spot on the upcoming Buffalo Music Hall of Fame compilation CD. Meanwhile, Hall of Fame inductees will be on hand as session musicians and mentors.

Lyndsay is just finishing up her senior year at West Seneca High School.
 

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When she’s not singing or going to school, she’s also practicing several instruments, including violin, bass, and the acoustic guitar.

Learn more about this rising talent at www.lynzmunich.com.

Big Head Cartoon

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Big Head Cartoon is the brainchild of local artist Christina Reilly. She is a regular around Buffalo drawing caricatures at various events, including regular gigs at area Moe’s, Paula’s Donuts and Sky Zone in Cheektowaga.

Meanwhile, she has come up with several coloring books and offers lessons on how to draw… here’s the link for those.

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Buffalo Short Commute City

I’m pleased to learn that Buffalo has the shortest commute time of the 50 major metro areas in the USA. According to Trulia.com, the commute time average for Buffalonians clocks in at 20.3 minutes, which beats the national average by 6.9 minutes! No wonder Buffalo has long been known as “The 20 Minute City.”

To put this Buffalo short commute time in perspective, lets say you lived in New York City. There you’d spend about 125 hours or three work weeks extra in your car or truck compared to Buffalo.