The high-tech tractor-trailer will be at the Clearfield Branch of the Amherst Public Library, 770 Hopkins Road in Williamsville on August 16 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be at the Orchard Park Public Library, 4570 South Buffalo Street, on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to borrow titles from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library as well other libraries around the country using your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Kindle, Sony Reader or NOOK.
Patrons of the Nioga Library System and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library can use their library cards to borrow digital titles anytime by searching the Overdrive database.
Two years ago, Joe's Crab Shack celebrated its grand opening by giving away a year of free crab dinners to the first 100 diners through the door. The promotion drew 200 people to the Maple Road store in Amherst, some of whom camped out overnight to increase their chances of winning.
For its second anniversary Thursday, the Houston-based chain restaurant is trying to recapture the same excitement. The first 100 people in line will win one free crab bucket per month for a year. Doors open at 11 a.m.
For the rest of the day, diners at the restaurant can enter to win free crab dinners for life. One lifetime winner will be chosen and surprised Publisher's Clearinghouse-style August 14.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees found himself at the center of controversy earlier this week when a blogger posted a picture of a receipt showing he left a measly $3 tip on a $77.41 bill. The post went viral, and fans were quick to shame the millionaire quarterback for being stingy.
But it turns out, the $3 tip was for a takeout order. Brees defended himself on Twitter saying the tip would have been 20 percent or more if he had sat down.
While we at MoneySmart applaud frugality, we never condone skimping when it comes to gratuity. But this begs the question: are you supposed to tip on takeout orders? Experts say yes, but how much?
What guidelines do you use when tipping? Do you scale your tip according to the quality of service? The amount of work involved with your order? Whether the barista has a nice smile?
I love checking out homes at realtor open houses but hate having to admit I'm not in the market for a new place and am there to gawk instead. So this free tour of condos, lofts and suites in adaptive re-use buildings in Buffalo is right up my alley.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., several high-end living spaces will be made open to the public. Folks are encouraged to walk from one location to the next, but two vintage trolleys will also be provided for transportation, originating from Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 364 Connecticut at Normal St.
The buildings will include the Frizlen Group’s Horsefeathers Market & Residences, 364 Connecticut; Ellicott Development’s The Antonio, 257 Pearl Street; Green Leaf Development & Construction’s 1040 Delaware; Buffalo Management Group’s EB Green Residences, 230 North Street and Ellicott Development’s 10 Symphony Circle.
Free parking is available at D'Youville College's lot C on Connecticut Street, two blocks north of Normal Street.
Pick up a tour pamphlet at any stop or download it here.
Scam artists on Facebook are impersonating popular religious leaders in order to solicit "donations," according to the Better Business Bureau.
The scammers put up a fake profile with the name and picture of a famous preacher and write posts about the importance of giving to charity, along with a handy link to the charity he or she supposedly recommends. Of course, the charity is a front and the money goes straight into the scammer's pocket.
If you have already connected to a fake profile, "unfriend" or "unlike" the page, then report it using these directions.