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All Souls Day Commemoration - 10/31/2010

Please join us in praying for the souls of our dearly departed loved ones on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the age old Polish tradition of visiting the cemetery around All Souls Day.

In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers (usually mums) on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, etc.

Here are a video of how it's done there:

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

Public Invited to Meeting at Central Library: Create a New Vision for Libraries and Services

Re-Imagine! - The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System 

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The public is invited to share its ideas for the regional library system of the future through a series of public meetings, web surveys and focus groups; all part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System's newly launched Re-Imagine campaign. 

"This is an exciting as well as a challenging time for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System," said Bridget Quinn-Carey, director of the Library System.  "We are beginning a process to re-imagine the library and create a new vision that will meet the needs of the entire community; a library that will not only accommodate the types of  services that are so heavily used currently, but one that will satisfy the needs of our users for innovative services in the years ahead."  

Corpus Christi Church Virtual Tour

***This is an Interactive Image*** Click and Drag in the Image to Pan and Tilt

Buffalo VR put this together after taking photos during last weekend's Doors Open Niagara. They also have done other virtual tours of Buffalo and WNY places.

(click here for hi-resolution version)

Katyn Film to Be Shown October 17

WNYers with Connections to Massacre to Speak

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The film's director, Andrzej Wajda, fulfilled his personal dream of telling the story of his father, who was among the thousands of Poles murdered in Katyn. Wajda chose Poland's best actors to tell the story.

The screening of the English-subtitled film coincides with the closing of the traveling exhibit entitled “Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality” on view at the library until the morning of Oct. 18.

A poignant local connection was discovered during the exhibit's presence in Buffalo. The photos of two Buffalo-born men are featured on a panel dedicated to U.S. born victims of the massacre. Those men were Reserve Lt. Henryk Franciszek Adamski and Sgt. Major Wincenty Blaszak. A copy of Adamski's baptismal certificate next to his photo lists him as living at 919 Clinton St. in Buffalo.

Monster Mashup at Nietzsche's, 10/28 - Introducing & Benefiting the People's Party


Contact: Seamus Gallivan, The Good Neighborhood, 716-587-2005, seamusgallivan@yahoo.com

Who: Critt’s Juke Joint, Lazlo Hollyfeld & Sonny Baker, DJs Cutler & LoPro

What: The Monster Mashup

When: Thursday, October 28th, 8pm

Where: Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo – 716-886-8539 – 21 & over event

Why: Introducing and benefiting the People’s Party - Buffalo First!, Buffalo CarShare, Heart of the City Neighborhoods


Monster Mashup Conjures Old Spirits of the Stage While Introducing New Local Coalition

Popular Author of Young Adult Books Gives Free Presentation

Who:  Jennifer Allison, author of the Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator series of books for young adults

What: Author visit/book signing

Where:  Crane Branch Library, 633 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

When:  Monday, November 8 at 3:30p.m. Free and open to the public

“Gilda found it unbearably dull to be stuck in the single identity of ‘Gilda Joyce, thirteen-year-old,’ and she often wore costumes just to make life more interesting,” taken from the book, Gilda Joyce Psychic Investigator.  Author Jennifer Allison visits Buffalo’s Crane Library to speak about the creative writing process from story to the printed page and will read from her forthcoming book, Gilda Joyce and The Bones of the Holy.