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Catholic Charities Children’s Services to Host Information Session on Foster Parent Process Dec. 9

Catholic Charities of Buffalo invites parents, families and individuals residing in Erie County who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent to attend an introductory information session on  Dec. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. at 525 Washington St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities provides foster care services to children of all ages, racial and ethnic groups who cannot live safely in their own homes or need to be placed in the permanent care of a loving family. The children under foster care may have special physical, emotional or psychological needs, and may include siblings who should be placed together. There is currently a specific need for homes to foster adolescent children ages 12-18.

Financial support, a clothing allowance and medical coverage are provided to families.

For more information or to register for a session, call 856-4494 ext. 316, email foster.adopt@ccwny.org or visit our website, www.ccwny.org.  

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Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

Explore Buffalo to Host Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree Atop Liberty Building

 

Friends from Western New York and beyond are invited to join Explore Buffalo as they celebrate the holiday season from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Mid-Day Club at the top of the Liberty Building, 424 Main St., Buffalo. Guests at Santa’s Skyscraper Soiree will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Buffalo at night with all of the city’s holiday lights aglow.

All guests will also have a chance to win festive Buffalo-themed prizes, and Santa Claus will be taking a break from his work at the North Pole to visit Buffalo to hand them out! Tickets are just $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door, and admission includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets for beer or wine.

London, Ontario: An Exciting Destination for Hockey Fanatics

London, Ontario: An Exciting Destination for Hockey Fanatics

 

Fans of the National Hockey League — and hockey in general — have an outstanding reason to pay a visit to nearby London, Ontario ... and that would be to experience the London Knights in action! 

The London Knights Hockey Club formed in 1965 as a Junior “A” franchise. They were known then as the London Nationals, an Ontario Hockey Association (OHL) affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This relationship ended in 1968 when the National Hockey League ended direct sponsorship of junior teams.

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Plans Holiday Themed Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Plans Holiday Themed Events

 

The holiday season is in full swing at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery, located at 1168 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca!

From Dec. 5-7, Enjoy The Journey will be the only suburban gallery taking part in Artists in Buffalo’s 14th annual Holiday Open Studios & Galleries event. The gallery’s “Jingle Mingle” weekend — a unique three-day holiday celebration — will feature live music by Mari McNeil Jazz and a special “Soulful Bowlful” soup sale to benefit the West Seneca Community Food Pantry.  

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Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

On Friday, December 5th, at 7:00PM the Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will perform a benefit concert at St Martin of Tours Catholic Church on 1140 Abbott Road in Buffalo.  A free will offering of cash and/or non-perishable food items will be accepted throughout the performance.  All donations will go to the Food Bank of Western New York.  Enjoy the sounds of the season in beautiful four part a cappella harmony and share your blessings with others.  For more information, go to www.friendsofharmony.com or call Don at (716) 573-5911.

New Winter Market on Hertel Off to a Great Start

New Winter Market on Hertel Off to a Great Start

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, had a great opening day on Saturday, Nov. 22, and returns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through early April.

Customers are encouraged to celebrate Small Business Saturday at the indoor market this Saturday, Nov. 29. In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made, Biscotti for Everybotti, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee and BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery. Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Plato Dale Farm and Sandy’s Dandies, as well as Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition to Open at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

An exciting new exhibit — Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition — is scheduled to open on April 24, 2015, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst.

Vice and Virtue: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition will explore how the 18th Amendment sought to bring on an age of temperance and virtue but instead resulted in an increase of excess, indulgence and vice as Americans began to test the limits of one of the most unpopular pieces of legislature in American history.