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Corpus Christi church dome removed


BUFFALO, NY – A century-old structure was dismantled Friday, but for a good reason.

The copper cupola that sits atop Corpus Christi Church on Clark Street was damaged beyond repair by time and the elements. It was removed as part of a multi-million dollar project to restore the exterior of the church.

It will be replaced by a new one.

The original copper dome is on display at the church, and you can even buy parts of the hundred-year-old dome to help fund the restoration.


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$250,000 headed to Historic Buffalo corridor


BUFFALO, NY - A quarter of a million dollars will be pumped into the historic Michigan Street corridor.

The area that boasts being part of the Underground Railroad and home to the Colored Musicians Club received a $250,000 grant from the New York Power Authority Proceeds Program.

Karent Stanley-Fleming, chair of the Michigan Street African-American Heritage Corridor Commission, would like to see the area become a national tourist attraction. "We want to be a tourist destination such that people come to Buffalo for the specific purpose of looking at the African-American heritage corridor, and we know that we have enough history here to keep their attention."

Explore Buffalo Sets Free Tours at Cirque du Square

Explore Buffalo Sets Free Tours at Cirque du Square

Explore Buffalo will offer free mini-tours of Niagara Square on Saturday, Aug. 16, as part of Cirque du Square, an exciting new event being launched this summer that is bringing new life to Buffalo's most impressive public gathering space. Explore Buffalo's tour will encompass the history of the square itself in Joseph Ellicott's 1804 radial street plan, the McKinley Monument at the square's center and the buildings around the square, most notably City Hall. 

Tours will begin on the hour at 11 a.m., noon, and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. from the Explore Buffalo tent in Niagara Square. 

Big Entertainment Coming to Seneca Casinos: Alanis Morissette, Bill Engvall, Steve Miller Band

Big Entertainment Coming to Seneca Casinos: Alanis Morissette, Bill Engvall, Steve Miller Band

Fall entertainment at Seneca Resorts & Casinos just got a whole lot more exciting. Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on October 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on November 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band on November 21 in Niagara Falls. Five new acts also are booked between September and November for the smaller Bear’s Den Showroom in Niagara Falls, including A Tribute to Martin and Lewis, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, John Hiatt, Marc Cohn and Coco Montoya.

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Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel

Book-signing Event to Celebrate Release of Ralph Galanti’s First Novel

 

Lackawanna native Ralph J. Galanti Jr., retired athletic director at Erie Community College, will host a book-signing event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. 

His book, “City of Steel ... Hearts of Gold — My Lackawanna,” takes place in the city of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna and is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti Sr.

An ACD is Not an Admission of Guilt in New York State

An ACD is Not an Admission of Guilt in New York State

 

An adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, commonly referred to as an ACD, is a sentence typically offered to a defendant when the crime charged is a misdemeanor and the defendant has no prior record. In sum, the case is put on hold for a specified amount of time (generally six months) and if the defendant has stayed out of trouble throughout that time period, the charges are dismissed. Under New York State law an ACD is not considered a criminal conviction nor involves a guilty plea. 

Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth Services Fair on Aug. 19 is Chance for Service Providers, Youths to Learn about Opportunities

Youth service providers, as well as adolescents and family members seeking youth-specific assistance are invited to attend a free Youth Services Information Fair on Aug. 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Community Center, 389 Peckham St., Buffalo.

Catholic Charities’ Education and Workforce Development Department is hosting the event designed to encourage networking among service providers, explore youth service opportunities and learn about other providers, allowing interaction and relationship building among Buffalo and Erie County agencies which work with youth. The agencies help youth overcome the social, psychological and environmental barriers impacting their economic and educational success.

More than 20 providers will participate and provide displays, including Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network, Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Neighborhood Legal Services and Compass House.