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Polish Harvest Festival Celebrates Spirit of Thanksgiving

Polish Harvest Festival Celebrates Spirit of Thanksgiving

Festival to Feature Special Mass, Pierogi Contest, Polish Food, Music, Flea Market

Buffalo, New York – The 32st annual Dożynki Polish Harvest Festival at Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo will begin on Friday August 19th and run through August 21st. This joyful celebration, which dates to the middle ages, is the Polish equivalent of America’s Thanksgiving holiday. In Poland, this event marks the end of the wheat harvest. At Corpus Christi, Dożynki is an opportunity to give thanks for all manner of blessings.

Take A Historic & Hip Tour of Polish Buffalo & the Historic Polonia District

Take A Historic & Hip Tour of Polish Buffalo & the Historic Polonia District

Join Forgotten Buffalo for a "historic & hip" tour of the Historic Polonia District. Reservations are now being taken for their next outing scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at 5:00p.  

The Eastside of Buffalo is home to some of the region's most important cultural, ethnic and architectural landmarks. With the founding of St. Stanislaus Parish in 1873, the area became one of the largest Polish-American colonies in the world outside of Poland.

Forgotten Buffalo Tours shines the spotlight on century old churches, an old world public market and art-deco masterpieces. Each tour includes a number of stops at friendly neighborhood taverns and a home cooked Polish meal.

Buffalo Museum of Science Ending Paleontological Dig After 29 Years

Buffalo Museum of Science Ending Paleontological Dig  After 29 Years

The Buffalo Museum of Science has announced that it will end its seasonal paleontological dig in Byron, New York after 29 dig seasons. The current, and final, dig season is currently underway and ends this weekend.

When a farmer in Genesee County dug up large bones and teeth on his land in 1959, he called on experts at the Buffalo Museum of Science to identify the specimens. Once the Buffalo Museum of Science determined the remains to be those of mastodons, it purchased the land from the farmer and has held annual dig seasons – three weeks every summer since 1983 - in search for additional fossils and artifacts.

The site has proven to be one of the richest Ice Age Paleontological sites in North America. However, after 27 years of Museum overhead- and foundation-supported research, and a steady decline in discoveries since the dig began, the Museum tasked the science and research team with securing the entire funding for the Byron Dig.

HOPE Center’s Annual Rummage Sale @ Broadway Market

HOPE Center’s Annual Rummage Sale @ Broadway Market

The HOPE Center will be holding it’s annual rummage sale this Saturday (08/06) at the Broadway Market from 8am-4pm.

The Matt Urban H.O.P.E. Center is a community-focused agency based on the East side of Buffalo. Its mission is to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by offering a full array of services and support to the community.

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BlueCross Donates $1 Million to Restore MLK Park Basin

BUFFALO, NY - A big helping hand for the future of Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo thanks to a huge donation for BlueCross BlueShield of Wester New York.

The organization is giving the Olmsted Parks Conservancy $1 million to go towards restoring, repairing and maintaining the park's five-acre basin.

The project design calls for the basin to be used as a reflective pool in the spring and fall, splash pad in the summer and skating rink in the winter. Families and children will have access to free, healthy activities and programs at the park year-round starting in the spring of 2012. The basin will become a designated "Healthy Zone" for the next ten years to guarantee access to physical activities in the historic park.

Social Security Offices to Begin Closing 30 Minutes Early

Social Security Offices to Begin Closing 30 Minutes Early

Congressional Budget Cuts Force Reduced Public Hours

Effective August 15, 2011, Social Security field offices nationwide will close to the public 30 minutes early each day.  For example, a field office that is usually open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will close daily at 3:30 p.m.

While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face service with the visiting public without incurring the cost of overtime.   Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than the President requested for the budget this fiscal year, which makes it impossible for the agency to provide the amount of overtime needed to handle service to the public as we have in the past.  

Infringing on the Broadway Market

Infringing on the Broadway Market

The Broadway Market welcomes the Buffalo Infringement Festival back on Saturday 08/06/211.

Schedule @ the market…