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Corpus Christi Church to Host St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Corpus Christi Church to Host St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Corpus Christi parish will be hosting a dinner in honor of St. Patrick on Sunday, March 11 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  The dinner will take place at the Sears Street Hall, located at 165 Sears St. (adjacent to Corpus Christi Church) in Buffalo.  The corned beef and cabbage dinner, which will be prepared by Chef John, includes coffee, tea and dessert. Dine-in and take-out will be available.

Presale tickets, which are available in the rectory, are $10 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and under. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at $12 for adults and $10 for children.

All proceeds, including raffles and 50/50 splits, will help support parish operations.

Olean 48-East 44

BUFFALO, N.Y.-In a Class B-1 semifinal at Buffalo State College Monday night Olean beat Buffalo East 48-44.

Olean, the top ranked Class B team in New York State was led by # 11 Wil Bathurst with 15 points. Two other players scored in double figures for the Huskies. # 13 Nick Schmidt had 13 and # 45 Sam Eckstrom had 10. All three are sophomores.

East was led by # 35 senior Raashan Brown with 14 points. # 1 Jonathan Lewis, a sophomore had 13 points in a losing effort for the Panthers.

Olean will take on Depew for the Section 6 championship Saturday afternoon at Buffalo State College. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:45 pm.

You can watch all the Section 6 championship games on wny.highschoolsports.net Saturday starting at 12-noon. Ben Hayes and Stu Boyar will handle the play by play and Dick Gallagher will do the color commentary.

Black Tie for Black History Fundraiser

BUFFALO, N.Y. - It was "Black Tie For Black History" on Friday night in downtown Buffalo. 

The annual gala raises money for various cultural organizations including the Juneteenth Festival.

The fourth annual event was held at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street.

This year's honorees were: Satoria and Kevin Donovan, founders of Urban Professionals;  George Johnson, local businessman; Darius Pridgen, Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and Ellicott District Councilmember; Terrence Amir McKelvey, Key  Bank Branch Manager; Eva Doyle, local historian;  Demone Smith, Masten District Councilmember and Detra Trueheart, founder of the Young Miss Buffalo Pageant.

"This is an event that we want others to enjoy," said Marcus Brown. "This is a way that we can not only see them during the summer months, but also during the winter months when we can embrace each other and also raise funds for the Juneteenth events."

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

SOPA Revisited? Pakistan: URL Filtering

By March of 2012, The Pakistani Telecommunication Authority (PTA), may have succeeded in deployment of an Internet URL Filtering and Blocking system unless we, global citizens, along with the people of Pakistan, help prevent this from occurring.

Buffalo Zoo’s Young Indian Rhino Moves to African Lion Safari in Canada

Buffalo Zoo’s Young Indian Rhino Moves to African Lion Safari in Canada

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Zoo’s young female Indian rhinoceros, Clover, will be celebrating her fourth birthday on March 1 in her new home at the African Lion Safari in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

On Thursday, February 23, Buffalo Zoo staff bid farewell to Clover, who was born at the Zoo in 2008. Animal keepers named her “Clover” in honor of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Clover was safely transported to African Lion Safari where one of her keepers from the Buffalo Zoo will also help participate in her care for the next several days to ease the transition to her new home.

Clover’s mother, Tashi, took excellent care of her young one, who was the second Indian rhinoceros to be born at the Buffalo Zoo. Clover’s sister, Ashakiran was born on September 15, 2004 and now resides at the Toronto Zoo. Clover will be paired with a male rhino at the African Lion Safari in hopes that they will breed and continue to help secure the species’ future.

Father Bissonette's Legacy 25 Years After Murder

Buffalo, N.Y. - 25 years ago, Father Joseph Bissonette was brutally murdered. It was a crime that shocked Buffalo, and would only be solved after the murder of a second priest. Father Bissonette's brother Ray sat down with us in the room where his brother's body was found to talk about the legacy left behind.

Future of William Street Mail Processing Center Still Unknown

BUFFALO, N.Y.- More than 700 employees at the postal processing facility on William Street in Buffalo are still wondering if the US Postal Service will consolidate it with a similar processing center in Rochester.

It's a move that could save the deeply indebted postal service millions of dollars.

Wednesday night, groups of employees were brought into a conference room for a mandated update on the situation. Union officials and the postal service would not release any information before all employees were updated, but employees who were in the meetings say they were told the facility is still on the chopping block, unless Congress decides to allow the postal service to maintain next-day delivery.