Above: So long, Gates Circle that we once knew.

Welcome back to Buffalo’s original weekly round up of WNY’s most interesting and beautiful Instagrams, catered musically by a new small business, nonprofit, or advocacy group every week.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. So this week, we’re highlighting a nonprofit that does very important work in our community, Crisis Services. They’re promoting their 9th annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser, October 6 at Statler City. The event celebrates the art and science of food while raising awareness and resources for Crisis Services. Anchored by some of Buffalo’s favorite amateur chefs, supported by our most-preferred restaurants and washed down with favorite local refreshments, this signature event will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Nearly 400 guests are expected to attend.

Bustling Room (2)

Buffalo State Campus House
Men Who Cook is more than beef on weck and chicken wings. The selections from the event’s amateur chefs would be featured at some of the finest restaurants and could humble the most experienced professionals.
We’ll let you hear more from Julie Caraotta, Fund Development Coordinator at Crisis Services:

Each year, well over 100,000 people call Crisis Services. Some are looking for information, some are lonely or depressed, some are looking for assistance with a family member or friend, many are in crisis themselves – suicidal, homeless, victims of rape, domestic violence, elder abuse. At Crisis Services, we’re committed to promoting the health, safety and well being of our community through prevention, education, immediate intervention and access to community wide resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

And we’ve been doing this non-stop since 1968. We do not bill for our services. As all other 501 (c) 3’s can attest, while our funding sources dry up, the need for our services continues to grow. Crisis does not discriminate – there is no age, race, gender or demographic that is immune. It cuts across every socioeconmic category and often leaves post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and serious mental illness in its wake.


Real People. Real Voices. Real Help from Crisis First Responders. from Crisis Services on Vimeo.

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On to the Instagrams. In the past few weeks, we’ve picked all of six great ‘grams. Six?! It just wasn’t enough! So here you go! 16 killer shots! Enjoy, follow new accounts, share, and contribute yourself through #FFRisePublic.

Finally, don’t forget to come to #BUFstameet. 11AM on Saturday October 3, at the Main/Delevan gate of Forest Lawn Cemetery.


Before there were computers we did things like this #blueprints #coffeebusiness #planning #cityhall

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CURTAIN UP! A photo posted by Taylor Griffith (@taylorleigh_g) on

#letchworth #letchworthstatepark #milkyway #startrails #roc #wny A photo posted by Matthew Yeoman (@yeomanphoto) on

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