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President Stoute Welcomes Hamlin Park Neighbors

President Steve Stoute and Vice President for Student Affairs Harold Fields, EdD, hosted a reception for the Hamlin Park Community and Taxpayers Association last week.

Stephanie Geter, the president of the association, welcomed the new administrators to the neighborhood and Mayor Byron Brown spoke about the long and productive partnership between the city of Buffalo and Canisius College.  Many city officials, including Masten District Council Member Ulysees Wingo, attended the event, as did the principal of Hamlin Park School, Patrick Cook, and Buffalo Board of Education Member Sharon Belton Cottman.

President Stoute fielded questions from guests and assured them that our campus would be an open and welcoming place for our neighbors.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Salud Market Now Open

Have you tried the new healthy foods cafe  SALUD,  located in the plaza on West Delevan and Main Street?  Latinx entrepreneur Marielynn Miller has a mission to bring healthy foods to our neighborhood.  The offerings include salads, smoothies and sandwiches, as well as fresh produce from a local farm.

Stroll down for lunch and say hello!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute

Men’s Swim Team Spruces Up People’s Park

The Men’s Swim team picked up where the women left off last week and continued to plant, weed, paint and spruce up the People’s Park.  The community garden houses a free little library,  garden beds, ornamental flowers and many locations to sit and enjoy the trees and flowers.   Many thanks to Scott Vandezell, the coach of the swimming team, for encouraging participation from his squad.

Community members from the New Buffalo Institute also showed up this past weekend to help turn the beds at the Jefferson Avenue garden.  Thanks to Amun Heru Ra for organizing and for the effort from all of the residents of Hamlin Park who came out to help.  If you are interested in learning more about gardening, check out this series of free courses sponsored by Freedom Gardens.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., Director, The New Buffalo Institute

Join Slow Roll

Slow Roll is a free and inclusive Monday night community bike ride.  On Monday, May 16, the ride takes place in Hamlin Park! The 10-mile round-trip route has two stops, returning to Em Tea Cup Coffee Cafe for food, drinks, music and fellowship.

Meet at Em Tea Cup Coffee Cafe, 80 Oakgrove Ave. corner of Hughes Ave. for Slow Roll at 6:30 p.m.  Wear your Canisius gear!

Our 311 Ride will spotlight a city service Slow Roll squad uses along every route we ride, and show how everyday residents can help improve the state of our streets. “The City’s of Buffalo’s 311 Call and Resolution Center provides residents with fast, centralized access to city services.”   Learn more during the ride!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute



Campus Candids

Many thanks to the women’s soccer and basketball teams for helping The New Buffalo Institute at the Hamlin Park clean-up this past Saturday, April 23.  Thank you to Stan Martin of REACH Buffalo, Council member Ulysses Wingo’s representative Tim Brown,  Sen. Tim Kennedy and Zeneta Everhart, for organizing the event and hosting the students for lunch.

Concentrating on Wohlers Ave and Florida Streets, we filled at least 40 large garbage bags.  Neighbors came out to support and members of the Buffalo Police Department also rolled up their sleeves.   It was a great effort!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute