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Forgotten Buffalo Opens the Doors to Private Clubs & Societies

Forgotten Buffalo Opens the Doors to Private Clubs & Societies

Historic & Hip...Forgotten Buffalo will be opening the doors to some of Western New York's private clubs. On Saturday October 1st the popular tour series will lead an exploration to some of the coolest clubs you've never heard of when they offer their "Cool Clubs" tour. Experience some of the best social and ethnic clubs anywhere in the country... some of which have been in existence for more than a hundred years. No password or secret handshake required.

SqueezeFest - An Authentic 1960's East Side Polka Party!

SqueezeFest - An Authentic 1960's East Side Polka Party!

Saint Stanislaus Church, “The Mother Church of Buffalo's Polish Community," will turn back the hands of time to the 1960s as it hosts "SqueezeFest" on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

The event, created to be "an authentic 1960's Eastside Polka Party," will feature polka supergroup Full Circle. The band is comprised of members of the National Polka Music Hall of Fame - Lenny Gomulka, Al Piatkowski, Jimmy Weber, Mike Matousek and polka veterans Mike Stapinski & Roger Malinowski. SqueezeFest will also feature the Buffalo Concertina All-Stars for a night of non-stop polka party music fun.

 

Enjoy authentic music, Polish food, beer and spirits in one of Buffalo’s most storied neighborhoods. This event open to the public.

Broadway Market Wine Festival

Broadway Market Wine Festival

The Broadway Market’s 2011-2012 festival season will kick off with the October Wine Festival on Friday, October 14, 2011 and Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days.

The October Wine Festival will feature wineries from the Lake Erie Wine Country and the Niagara Escarpment.  Along with local wines, specialty food vendors will be present to round out the Broadway Market’s traditional fresh produce, meats, bakery and candy items.  For additional information on participating wineries and specialty vendors visit the market’s website at www.broadwaymarket.org or contact the Broadway Market at 716-893-0705. The market is located at 999 Broadway and is open every day, except Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Parking is available in the parking ramp attached to the market.

Car Drives Through Front of Family Dollar Store

BUFFALO, NY - It's happened again: a vehicle has driven through the front of a local business.

The latest accident happened Friday morning at the Family Dollar store at Kensington Avenue near Eggert Road in Buffalo.

No one, including the driver, a 62-year-old Williamsville woman, was  hurt. Police say no charges were filed.

This incident is just the latest in a bizarre string of similar crashes, including one at an Amherst restaurant last weekend that claimed the lives of a husband and wife and left their son and a waitress injured.

Stay tuned to Channel 2 News and wgrz.com for updates on this story as they become available.

Horsefeathers Market & Residences to Host National Food Day Event

Horsefeathers Market & Residences to Host National Food Day Event

Plans to convert an historic and currently vacant building on Buffalo’s West Side are ready to move into action, thanks in large part to a local architectural firm with an impressive record of bringing similar buildings back to life.

The City has given a green light to The Frizlen Group to begin rehabilitating an impressive structure located at 346 Connecticut St., known around the neighborhood as the “Horsefeathers” building. The building’s odd but familiar name originated with an antiques store that once occupied a portion of the five-story building.

Canisius College Considering On-Campus Ice Arena

BUFFALO, N.Y. - While the Sabres prepare for a new season, excitement is building. Meanwhile on the Canisius College campus, excitement is also building.

The campus newspaper is reporting that the Sabres and Canisius have had preliminary talks about partnering up for an arena on campus. A facility that would serve as a home arena for the Golden Griffins and a training facility for the Sabres. Again, discussions have happened according to both college and Sabres officials, but both sides say at this point it is nothing more than that, and they haven't talked about it since June.

With Canisius looking to bolster its hockey program and the demand for ice time up around Western New York, many people beyond campus or at the First Niagara Center are hoping this becomes more than just talks and dreams.

Student Boosts Job Skills, Gains Work Experience at Ladies of Charity Summer Program

Student Boosts Job Skills, Gains Work Experience at Ladies of Charity Summer Program

While most students spent their summer vacation soaking up the sun and enjoying a break from school, 20-year-old Matt* came to Buffalo from upstate New York to gain work experience and job-readiness skills at Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.

Matt came to Catholic Charities through the Summer Employment Experience (SEE) program at the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo. Matt, who has special needs and is visually impaired, can read large print and travel independently using public transportation and a cane.

As a SEE participant, Matt gained valuable technological, employment and independent living skills in a supervised job setting from June 26 to July 29, with his career goal focused on working in retail. The SEE program provides blind and/or visually impaired high school students the opportunity to learn about the world of work over a five-week period.