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Dog Ears Director Thanks Community for Gala Support

Dog Ears Director Thanks Community for Gala Support

Tom McDonnell, director of Dog Ear Bookstore & Café, would like to thank the South Buffalo community and beyond for supporting the nonprofit organization’s annual gala, held on April 30 at the Buffalo Irish Center.

“The entire community stepped up to help make this event — our largest annual fundraiser — a great success,” said McDonnell. “Thanks to our many volunteers and everyone who donated auction items, their time and money, we will be able to continue our community outreach and extensive literary programs.”

McDonnell would like to extend a special thank you to the 30 volunteers from RealtyUSA who worked both day and night to guarantee the success of the event, including Matthew Whitehead, manager of RealtyUSA’s West Seneca office, and his 5-year-old daughter Olivia. 

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Exhibition Features Children’s Works Inspired by Street Photographer

Elementary and middle school students from South Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock community displayed their “street photography” skills at a Daemen College exhibition that was inspired by the works of American street photographer Vivian Maier.

The photographs shown in the April 21 exhibition, “Seneca Babcock Through the Eyes, Hearts and Art of Children: Part III,” resulted from a community art project overseen by Dr. Mary Wolf, Daemen associate professor of art education, and art education major Samantha Lora of Manchester.

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Explore Buffalo Season Kickoff Event Coming to Riverfest Park

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to kick off the tour season with a party! Join Explore Buffalo from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the brand new lodge in Riverfest Park to enjoy Buffalo’s newest waterfront destination. Riverfest Park is located at 249 Ohio St., Buffalo.

Visitors will enjoy the view of the sunset on the Buffalo River and grain elevators as Explore Buffalo celebrates the start of a new season of tours. Docents will be leading mini tours of the park and the waterfront neighborhood’s history throughout the evening.

Hors d’oeuvres, with a build-your-own taco bar and two drink tickets for beer or wine (cash bar for additional drinks) will be included with admission. Tickets are $30 general admission, or $25 for Explorer Pass holders.

Main Street Marketplace to Host Community Groups Each Week

Main Street Marketplace to Host Community Groups Each Week

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s 16-week farmers’ market sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, will provide a free informational table each week to a local community group. The market runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. In the event of bad weather, the market moves into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink.

Following is the market’s 2016 community group schedule:

May 12: West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

May 19: Friends of the West Seneca Public Library

May 26: West Seneca Rotary

June 2: Burchfield Nature and Art Center

June 9: West Seneca Community Emergency Response Team

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Students Impacted by Loss of Funds

A Small Town Art Show and Sale, a benefit to raise funds to replace money allegedly stolen from the Pavilion Central School District Parent Teacher Organization, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at BW’s Country Club Banquet Facility, 11070 Perry Road, Pavilion. 

The show will feature numerous pieces of art donated by local artists and Pavilion students. There will be artwork priced to sell, plus silent and live auctions.

Church of the Annunciation’s Parish Council Prepares for New Year

Church of the Annunciation’s Parish Council Prepares for New Year

Father Eugene Ulrich, pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma, offered a special blessing of Parish Council members during the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Dec. 13. Members of the 2016 Parish Council include President Tom DiScipio, Pastoral Associate Deborah Keenan, Mark Bergmann, Wayne Drzymala, Mark Ludwig, Molly Moessinger, Paula Penepent and Frank Wawro.

As president, DiScipio shared some details regarding the council’s efforts and goals. The council serves as one branch of the parish leadership and provides Fr. Ulrich with general support and counsel on various issues. 

“Each meeting we spend time reflecting on either scripture or one of the Pope’s encyclicals,” said DiScipio. “Currently, we are reflecting on the encyclical ‘On Care for Our Common Home.’ We use these reflections as a guide for our thoughts and actions during the meeting.

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

"The American Side" Made in Buffalo!

This is a classic film noir private detective story with participants fighting over plans of a Nikola Tesla invention that was separated by Tesla into two parts so it could not be built without having both halves. Scenes were shot at the Grain Elevators, many locations around Buffalo, on the Steam Engines at the Col. Ward, Niagara Falls and even the Lockport Locks and caves. They are working on releasing the film in the Spring. It's a fun, tense detective movie definitely worth seeing especially if your from WNY. This movie is a great boost for Buffalo...