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Come and See What MATTers In Our Community: You Are Invited!

The Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of Western New York invites you to come see how we are changing lives, revitalizing neighborhoods and serving families. Come join us for a FREE 1 hour informative tour of Buffalo’s premier human services center, located in the historic 1081 Broadway Dom Polski Building.


What MATTers In OUR Community Guided Tours-

All tours are held at our 1081 Broadway location.


Afternoon Tours 12 noon - 1pm on the following dates-

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday March 22, 2011


Morning Tours 8am - 9am on the following dates-

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday November 23, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday February 3, 2011

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The Matt Urban Center's Urban Farm Is Up & Running

The Matt Urban Center's Anna Walentynowicz Apartments Tenants Association, at 185 Rother in East Buffalo, has been busy working on their urban agriculture farm project. This project is helping provide our East Buffalo residents with access to healthy foods. Our tenants are growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. These items are being grown on raised beds in back of our building (lots are on Sycamore). The goal is to show our tenants how to grow their own healthy, safe and affordable food.

Writing With Light Student Exhibition

Just Buffalo Literary Center and CEPA Gallery are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Writing With Light Student Exhibition. A celebratory reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CEPA Gallery in the Market Arcade building, 617 Main Street, Buffalo.

Featuring selected works from Just Buffalo & CEPA Gallery’s education programs from the past year, the exhibit will display work from Picturing Poetry, Writer Residencies, and Bookmaking projects.

Writing With Light reached more than 3,500 K-12 students across the region this year, and its emphasis on intensive one-on-one contact between teaching artists and students yields powerful creative results. 

Genevieve DeCarlo, a 3rd grade teacher at Discovery School, P.S. 67 explains, "It was amazing to see the growth of my students... All children should be able to have this awesome learning experience!"

Polka Mass to Kick Off Historic Saint Adalbert Basilica's 125th Anniversary

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Saint Adalbert Basilica’s 125th year will begin with a special Polka Mass on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 4pm clebrated by Rev. Msgr, Matthew S. Kopacz, P.A.

Don’t let the word ‘Polka’ fool you about the Mass. The music will be performed by Buffalo’s three time Grammy nominees Jerry Darlak and the Touch. Traditional Polish religious hymns and other sacred selections are performed in a Polish folk style to make the event a unique celebration of the Polish heritage of Saint Adalbert Basilica.

The Mass will also include a musical tribute to 09/11. Saint Adalbert Basilica is located in the heart of Buffalo’s Historic Polonia at 212 Stanislaus Street.

For more information on this event and to learn more about Saint Adalbert Basilica, please visit http://saintadalbertbasilica.org.

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WNY German American Heritage Festival This Weekend

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Culture is the spice of life! We invite you this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 & 5 to immerse yourself in German Heritage and celebrate Gemütlichkeit!  People from across the Greater Buffalo-Niagara region with cultural roots reaching back to the countries of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland will be in attendance with many more festival goers who simply have an interest in musik, food, and culture.

“Gemütlichkeit simply means, “being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, with the right people.” Where else would you rather be than at Cheektowaga Town Park eating and drinking authentic German beer and cuisine, listening to four different authentic bands, participating in contests and games, and partying for a weekend with nearly 5,000 of your friends and family?!

Admission is only $3 per person each day, children 14 and under are free; $3.00 Kinder Park Day Passes are available. 1 -10 p.m. each day.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Seeks Help to 'Releaf' Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The 2006 October Storm destroyed 33,000 trees in our Olmsted Parks. One vote on line per day at the Pepsi Refresh Project website can help the Conservancy win $50,000 to plant 1,000 trees over the next year. 

Just go to www.refresheverything.com/releafbuffalo or text 102378 to PEPSI (73774) to vote today and every day in the month of September. 

Your votes help Buffalo now, and for the future. A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs. per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings.  

Meet The Press

Reporter Dave McKinley was on hand as Buffalo News Editor Margaret Sullivan takes heat over newspaper's article about City Grill shooting victims.