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Palm Sunday in WNY

BUFFALO, NY - Christians around the world and here at home were marking the start of Holy Week with Palm Sunday.

The holiday marks the day that tradition says Jesus Christ arrived in Jerusalem, a week before his crucifixion, and was greeted by adoring crowds waving palm fronds.

Saint Martin de Porres church in Buffalo holds its own procession each year handing out palms to their neighbors in the Queen City.

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Busy weekend for Buffalo's Broadway Market

BUFFALO, NY – It's probably the biggest weekend of the year for Buffalo's Broadway Market.

Palm Sunday means just one week until Easter, which means people are gathering all of their holiday goodies.

The market of course has all of the Easter favorites: ham, sausage, butter lambs, sponge candy, and even wooden eggs which is a family tradition for some.

One visitor told us every year her grandmother would buy wooden eggs foe the kids at the market. She has collected 100 of them. This year, she got to buy my granddaughter her first egg.

The Broadway Market is 127 years old this year.

Hire a Hero: Vets and spouses at VA job fair

BUFFALO, NY - Education and employment opportunities were on display for local veterans and their spouses Sunday at the Buffalo Veteran Administration's "Hire a Hero" event.

Various companies and colleges discussed potential jobs and schooling options for the returning vets, with the awareness that they are still making a major transition.

Adjustments are always difficult whether you're a civilian transferring from one job or one locality ...we all know how hard that is," said Terry McGuire, a spokesman for the VA. "Well, just imagine being in a combat zone for a year and then everything changing, and coming back and re-assimilating back into society. It can offer a lot of challenges."

This is the fourth year of the veterans' employment and education fair with that expansion to their families.

Groups will restore historic Sattler Theater

BUFFALO, NY - A historic Buffalo theater is about to get a much-needed makeover. Ellicott Development announced on Thursday that it will restore the 100-year-old Sattler Theater on Broadway near Jefferson in partnership with the group Western New York Minority Media Professionals.

It's one of just 23 historic African-American theaters left in the country out of 2,500 that were designated that way. The hope is that the restoration will be the first of many projects in the neighborhood.

"People will see that things are starting to happen here again," said Dwayne Kelly of WNY Minority Media Professionals. "We hope that this will be the center of a new and vibrant community. I mean, we're in sight of the medical campus here. So I think we have to make sure that this neighborhood has something to offer to all of the residents."

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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule


Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’

Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’


Chet Fery, also known as the Bread Man, is bringing his “Bread Time Stories and More” presentation to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo.

Fery has conducted hundreds of presentations that center on the power of kindness for audiences of all ages. His presentations include storytelling, making and baking bread, a bread tasting and a sharing of bread literature. Children will learn of the power of kindness and acquire a unique life experience!

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity


Berardi Immigration Law has had a busy first quarter at the U.S.-Canadian border. Since early January, we have appeared on behalf of at least 40 clients on 18 separate days at the Peace Bridge. Some of these appearances were entered on behalf of other attorneys, but most represent clients whose cases our office fully drafted and prepared. A sample of some of our interesting cases include: