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Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 24

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on January 24

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The market will run every Saturday through early April.

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market on a full 20-week schedule include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Plato Dale Farm, Prudom Farms, Public Espresso & Coffee/BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery and White Cow Dairy! Participating on a 10-week rotating schedule are JJ’s Jams, Sandy’s Dandies, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats and T-Meadow Farm.

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MLK Jr. Park ice rink opens amid 'Winter Blast'


BUFFALO, NY - Saturday's freezing temperatures were perfect for the grand opening of an ice rink in the Queen City.

The rink at Martin Luther King Junior Park held its "winter blast" opening ceremony Saturday afternoon.
The ice featured a number of winter activities put together by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
They included a snowman-making zone, snow fort making, and a dodge ball zone.

The best part: everything is free, even skate rentals.

"We have about 400 pairs of donated skates so anybody can come out at anytime." Said Stephanie Crokatt, from the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy. "The rink is open from 12:30 to 5:30 every single day and we have an attendant on duty in case somebody needs a quick little lesson," she added.

Sports Collectors Expo to Feature 17 Well-known Athletes

Sports Collectors Expo to Feature 17 Well-known Athletes

 

Seventeen stars from the NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball are scheduled to appear from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Sports Collectors Expo. The event is set to take place at Batavia Downs Gaming, located at 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

NFL greats scheduled to appear include former Buffalo Bills Marv Levy, Billy Shaw, Vince Ferragamo and Ken Jones. Other NFL greats including Don Maynard, Larry Brown, George Rogers, Jack Youngblood, Tom Mack and Rocky Bleier are also on the schedule. Levy, Shaw, Maynard, Youngblood and Mack are all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Erie County Gather for First 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a  volunteer training workshop to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.

The event was held at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road in East Aurora in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.

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Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen’s Economic Impact on Region Reaches Nearly $132 Million

Daemen College’s economic impact on the Buffalo Niagara region in 2013 reached nearly $132 million, representing a $17 million increase for the Amherst-based institution, according to a new study released today, Jan. 15, by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

“This substantial figure illustrates Daemen plays a key role in the region’s economic vitality and has emerged as a significant contributor to Western New York’s long-term economic well-being,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “For almost 70 years, Daemen has been actively engaged in this area and we will continue our commitment to growing and thriving with the community.”

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Writers’ Club

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer New Writers’ Club

 

A Writers’ Club for wordsmiths interested in all genres will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Dog Ears Bookstore and continue through March 3. Sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. each week, and the cost for the six-week session is $75.

Leading the club will be John Schreier, a retired English instructor who taught for over 35 years in the West Seneca School District and at Trocaire College. He is an accomplished author with many published pieces including several 3M Writer’s Group Anthologies and short stories in national and local publications.

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Events Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.