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Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Fifth Annual Buffalo Beer Week to showcase renaissance of craft beer scene in Wester New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Beer Week will once again dominate the local craft beer scene as the 10-day celebration returns for its fifth year.  Running from Thursday, September 25th – Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Buffalo Beer Week will once again feature dozens of unique events at bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, including many breweries that have opened over the last few months.

“One thing is clear: Buffalo loves beer and for that reason Buffalo Beer Week celebrates Buffalo!” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, which organizes the annual festival. “Our Beer Week honors Western New York’s rich brewing history while showcasing the tremendous revival of our craft beer culture that’s currently sweeping the region.”

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Buffalo Mass Mob Heading to Assumption Church in Black Rock

Buffalo Mass Mob Heading to Assumption Church in Black Rock
The next Buffalo Mass Mob will take place on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at Assumption Church in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood.
 
Buffalo Mass Mob started in 2013 as way to draw attention to struggling Buffalo inner city churches.  A mass mob is similar to a flash mob, but the idea centers around inviting people to come worship at a church organizers select. Each mass mob has brought hundreds of people to churches whose attendance has dipped over the years. Christopher Byrd, Buffalo Mass Mob co founder says, “The concept is simple. We want to showcase Buffalo’s historic churches, but we want the community to see them in their intended purpose. A lot of the city’s churches have fallen off people’s radar screens.

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo will host Dan Quinn, author of “The Diary of a Ballplayer that Found Peace — Volume 2,” for a book-signing event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The book, like the first volume, gives insight into the author’s life as a star athlete at Bishop Timon High School and Buffalo State College, and as a player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

More importantly it depicts his battle with mental illness and physical afflictions and how his faith helped him cope. His unique perspective will provide solace and advice for anyone facing adversity.

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 27. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Sept. 27 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Tutor Doctors, Canopy of Neighbors and Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Buffalo Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two men have died after being shot overnight in Buffalo.

Police say the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Butler Avenue. That's not far from East Ferry and the 33.

Both victims were in their 20s. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center where they later died.

According to police, several men ran from the shooting scene as police were responding to the call.

No arrests have been made at this time as homicide detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call or text the confidential Tipcall line at (716) 847-2255.


Advocates trying to stop synagogue demolition


BUFFALO, NY - Preservationists are rallying to try to save an old synagogue on Buffalo's East Side, but the city feels it must be torn down.

Some advocates say the Jefferson Avenue Shul, the oldest synagogue building in the city, should be protected as a recognized landmark. But city officials recently determined that falling bricks could present a hazard. There is now a demolition order on the building and barriers in place around the sidewalk entrance.

Still some feel the building has potential value. David Torke writes a historic preservation blog. He says, "The city is running out of historic buildings for people to come and re-develop. And this would be an excellent opportunity for the right person very soon."