IN “THE CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS,” OUR COLUMNIST FOUND A GENEROSITY THAT SEEMS INGRAINED IN ITS MAKEUP. AND YES, MANY WINGS WERE EATEN.
Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. This dispatch brings her to Buffalo, N.Y.; it took the No. 37 spot on the list and is the 18th stop on Jada’s itinerary.
AS A YOUNG KID, MY PARENTS SIGNED ME UP FOR THE TYPICAL HOUSE LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM, HOPING THAT I WOULD BLOSSOM INTO A FUTURE ALEX MORGAN OR HOPE SOLO. UNFORTUNATELY, SOCCER NEVER PROVED TO BE MY CALLING.
My dad, who was a high school soccer coach at the time, put me through camps and clinics believing that I’d eventually find the love of the game. My mom utilized bribery to try and get me to get involved; she told me she’d give me $20 if I scored a goal at any point in the season.
THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY HAS NOT WAVERED ON ITS LONG STANDING POSITION FOR THE RESTORATION OF OUR HISTORIC PARK LANDSCAPES.
We remain mission focused and supportive of our master plan based projects which demonstrate assured feasibility, proper financing, cooperative communication and public participation – as evidenced by our successful launch of the South Park Arboretum restoration project and its feasibility study last month.
I AM A HUGE FAN OF OLMSTED PARK CONSERVANCY’S EFFORTS TO SPEARHEAD THE MAINTAINED MEADOW AREAS (MMAS) MOVEMENT IN THE CITY.
These days, instead of seeing humdrum mowed lawns, the park system is coming back to life, thanks to these MMAs, which are controlled areas of natural growth, similar to what you might see in “real” nature.