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Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets to Host Holiday Event on December 12

Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets to Host Holiday Event on December 12

The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, will host a special holiday event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. 

This special event will feature several local vendors, including Alpine Made, Grey Couch Studios, Buffalo Shout Shirts and Painted Meadows Farm. Santa Claus will also make a special appearance from 1 to 3 p.m., and holiday tunes will fill the air. 

Paul Ranallo, author of the recently released “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” will also be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to sell and sign copies of his hot-selling new book.

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Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s to Host Paul Ranallo Book-signing Event on December 28

Cole’s Restaurant & Bar at 1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, will host author Paul Ranallo for a book-signing event from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. 

Ranallo’s book, “What’s New, Harry? The Best of Buffalo Courier-Express Columnist Phil Ranallo,” features more than 100 of the late Phil Ranallo’s greatest columns originally published during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Paul, the son of Phil, recently fulfilled his father’s dream of publishing a book of his greatest columns. The columns cover a variety of public figures — from Ralph Wilson, Tim Horton and Jack Kemp to Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens and Martin Luther King — in addition to historic moments in American history. 

Money donated to help Gigi's Restaurant


BUFFALO, NY - Three weeks after a popular soul food restaurant on Buffalo's East Side was shut down after a fire help is on the way. On Sunday, Common Council President Darius Pridgen presented Gigi's Restaurant with a check for more than $16,000.

That money came from donations here in Buffalo and a Go Fund Me page online.

The money will go to the employees who are now out of work, and also to help with costs associated with getting Gigi's back up and running.

"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...

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Canadian developer shows interest in Central Terminal


BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Canadian developer is interested in Buffalo's Central Terminal.

Paul Lang, the vice-chair of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, tells 2 On Your Side, the developer has signed a six-month letter of intent to redevelop the building. Lang would not identify the developer, but did confirm a report that first appeared in The Buffalo News that said the same entity signed a similar letter years ago and nothing came of it.

Lang added the developer is considering commercial and residential options for the property.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Welcome Tim Joyce on December 7

Dog Ears Bookstore to Welcome Tim Joyce on December 7

South Buffalo native Tim Joyce has been writing professionally for more than 25 years, with three humor books, an Intro to Theatre textbook, five plays and several poems published during that time. Joyce has also been his own chief writer during a successful stand-up comedy career of nearly 30 years. And from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, he’ll be at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, to sign copies of his first solo book of poetry titled “Small Angels.”

“Small Angels” is published by South Buffalo’s own Buck Mulligan Press, and the price will be $5 per copy with an autograph if desired. The entire bookstore will be open with its excellent selection of publications, including an extensive children’s book section. 

Explore Buffalo Plans Unique City of Lights Bus Tour

Explore Buffalo Plans Unique City of Lights Bus Tour

At the end of the 19th century, Buffalo was a major American city at the forefront of technological progress. It was also a busy inland port and a railroad hub with heavy industry and state-of-the-art electricity, all of which brought great wealth to the city. These economic and technological developments culminated in 1901 when Buffalo hosted a spectacular world’s fair — the Pan-American Exposition.

Now you can experience Buffalo through the eyes of the narrator of Lauren Belfer’s historical novel, “City of Light,” set in Buffalo at the dawn of the 20th century, when Explore Buffalo offers the City of Lights Bus Tour!