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Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo Plans Social Event to Celebrate First Anniversary

Explore Buffalo has completed one full year of tours, events and programs that celebrate all things Buffalo – which means it’s time for a party! 

Join Explore Buffalo from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at historic First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo for their Landmark Social Event. Guests will celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look forward to the many exciting new ways to experience Buffalo in the works for 2015.

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration

Understanding the Implications of a Pardon as it Relates to Immigration


Many people who have been convicted of crimes in the past are ultimately granted a “pardon,” “discharge” or other forms of record-expungement by their government. Accordingly, these individuals are often under the impression that these mechanisms “wipe their record clean.” For U.S. immigration purposes, however, this is not the case.

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

Garbaz Brings Zeppelin Back to Buffalo

In its fourteenth year, renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz brings his latest installment of Blouses of the Holy: A Tribute to Zeppelin to Nietzsche's. 

BUFFALO, NY-January 24, 2015 – Renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz, well-known for innovative video and visual screens at concerts and festivals, will be presenting his latest installment of the annual Blouses of the Holy Led Zeppelin tribute show on January 24th at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen Street. With a $7 cover for eight bands, heady visual stimulation will combine with Zeppelin tunes to produce an experience to fill the senses. In its fourteenth year, Blouses of the Holy will spotlight some of the best of Buffalo. With performances by Eric Crittenden’s Juke Joint, the Instigators, Yogurt Club, Cowboys of Scotland, Youngblood, Random Abstract (formerly Jeff Miers Band) Dan Delano Band, and the talented Metal Mania, Blouses is designed to be a multi sensory feast for music lovers.

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program

Department of Homeland Security Considers Implementing ‘Known Employer’ Pilot Program


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that it is considering a “Known Employer” pilot program in order to aid in U.S.-Canada business travel. The program would streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. 

The program will be designed to:

• Make adjudications more efficient and less costly; and

Serious looking accident on Bailey Avenue

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Three people are in custody following an armed robbery in Buffalo Sunday evening.

Investigators say three suspects robbed an individual in the vicinity of Indian Church Road around 9:30 p.m. and fled in a stolen vehicle.

Police pursued the vehicle, which crashed a short while later on Bailey Avenue near Hazel.

There's no word from police if anyone was hurt, or if the suspects have been charged.

MLK Jr. Park ice rink opens amid 'Winter Blast'

BUFFALO, NY - Saturday's freezing temperatures were perfect for the grand opening of an ice rink in the Queen City.

The rink at Martin Luther King Junior Park held its "winter blast" opening ceremony Saturday afternoon.
The ice featured a number of winter activities put together by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.
They included a snowman-making zone, snow fort making, and a dodge ball zone.

The best part: everything is free, even skate rentals.

"We have about 400 pairs of donated skates so anybody can come out at anytime." Said Stephanie Crokatt, from the Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy. "The rink is open from 12:30 to 5:30 every single day and we have an attendant on duty in case somebody needs a quick little lesson," she added.

Catholic Charities Volunteers from Erie County Gather for First 2015 Appeal Workshop

About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, gathered Wednesday, Jan. 15 for a  volunteer training workshop to help kick off the 2015 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.

The event was held at Christ the King Seminary on Knox Road in East Aurora in preparation for the 91st annual campaign, which carries a goal of $10.9 million and officially began Jan. 7. The patron saint for the 2015 Appeal is Saint Francis of Assisi.

Working under the theme “Find Good Within,” Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community to encourage their support of the 2015 Appeal, which helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 myriad programs across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.