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Beyond/In WNY: Reitzenstein Sculpture Rocks the Hydraulics

Beyond/In Western New York 2010 is here! Sure, the tight rope walker may have taken the spotlight in the regional art exhibition's kick-off; meanwhile, in the Hydraulics, an electrifying sculpture revealed by Reinhard Reitzenstein is turning heads at the intersection of Seneca and Smith streets.

Buffalo ReUse: Talent & Treasure Auction…

Buffalo ReUse invites you to their first-ever live auction!

On Saturday, September 25th from 8–10pm as folks bid on treasures from our inventory and talents of our staff and volunteers!

You could win a french toast breakfast in bed, a photographer for your Gramma’s 100th birthday party, a night with Olaf, a potpurri of pickles, a massage, a reprieve from laundry, a cat-sitter, a week of dog walking, a chance to entertain guests with cherries jubilee, wine making lessons, soap making lessons, coffee roasting fresh before your eyes, free car washes from BARB, installation of that rain barrel you bought two months ago and more!

[read full more about the event @ Buffalo ReUse's website--->]

Board Recommends 3 WNY Properties for State and National Registers of Historic Places

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended that 24 properties statewide be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the nationally significant Haviland Middle School in Hyde Park and the birthplace of an important American statesman, William H. Seward.

Three of the sites are in Buffalo:

- The Calumet, on Chippewa Street

- The Zink Block, Massachusetts Avenue on the city's West Side

- Kensington Gardens Apartment Complex, on the Cheektowaga-Buffalo border

"So many of the unique buildings and landscapes that have stood the test of time help us to appreciate New York State's incredible history," said Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash. "Listing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places will give them the recognition and support they deserve."

Video & Photos: Saint Adalbert Basilica - 09/11/2010

Saint Adalbert Basilica kicked off its 125th Anniversary Year in grand style on 09/11/2010.

Over 300 people came to the church for its 'Polka Mass' featuring the Buffalo Touch.

Saint Adalbert Basilica was marked to close by the Buffalo Diocese in 2007, but the parish continues its fight to remain open.

[click here to see photo album from mass]

Please support Saint Adalbert Basilica, it is truly one of the gems of Buffalo's Historic Polonia and WNY.



Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!

Trains Return to Buffalo Central Terminal During Toy and Model Train Show


The rumble of steel wheels on rails and the nostalgic sounds of a locomotive steam whistle will once again return to Buffalo Central Terminal during the 2010 Central Terminal Toy Train and Railroadiana Show. The exposition is scheduled for Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th from 10am to 4pm and takes place inside the Terminal’s historic passenger concourse located at 495 Paderewski Drive @ Memorial Drive.

Admission is $5 for adults with free admission for children under the age of 12. All proceeds from the show benefit the stabilization and restoration of Buffalo Central Terminal.

The show features a large assemblage of toy and model train vendors from the Northeast selling trains of all gauges and vintages. A number of purveyors of railroad antiques, DVDs, books, photographs and other associated ephemera known as “railroadiana” will also be on hand.

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