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Video: Making Pierogi at Saint John Kanty Church Buffalo

Video: Making Pierogi at Saint John Kanty Church Buffalo

Each year the parishioners of Saint John Kanty Church get together before Lent and make pierogi to sell to the community and parish as a fundraiser for the church…last year they made 5000.  That’s a lot of pierogi!

On Tuesday, I stopped by the church and shot some video as they started preparing the pierogi.

Saint John Kanty is part Buffalo's abundance of classic European style Roman Catholic churches.  It is located in the heart of Buffalo's Polonia on Broadway.

At the core of this church are the great and wonderful people who work very hard to keep it alive.

Buy some pierogi from the experts and help support Saint John Kanty.

Find out more---> http://stjohnkantychurchbuffalo.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/lenten-pierogi-sale/

Buffalo Still Dealing with Vacant Home Problem

The vacant house problem in Buffalo has been evident for some time with the city's declining population but residents still contact 2 On Your Side with their concerns about homes they feel are dangerous or just an eyesore to their neighborhood.

Recently some neighbors in South Buffalo informed us about a home at 1378 South Park Avenue. There does appear to be some structural problems with the home and some doors and windows are open so that people or animals could enter it.

As it turns out, Mayor Byron Brown spoke of his administration's progress in dealing with vacant homes during his 2012 State of the City Address. He says more than 4.500 homes have been demolished since 2006 with another 1,200 homes rehabbed. Brown says the cost was about $74 Million.

Pączki Day Buffalo 2012 @ the Broadway Market

Pączki Day Buffalo 2012 @ the Broadway Market

Where else would you want to get Pączki from except the Broadway Market? I thought so.

What is Pączki Day? Click here to find out more—>


The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

The Bristol Home Drives Away with All-New Ford Friendship Express Vehicle

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thanks to nearly 1,900 total votes generated by attendees of the 2012 Buffalo Auto Show and wnyford.com, The Bristol Home is the third Western New York nonprofit selected to ‘drive away’ in an all-new Ford Friendship Express vehicle this year.

During the Buffalo Auto Show, the Western New York Ford Dealers announced “Ford Friendship: Friendly Vote Van Giveaway,” a new promotion that encouraged the public to vote for a nonprofit organization to receive an all-new Ford vehicle. Attendees were given three choices – The Bristol Home, Joan A. Male Family Support Center, and Olmsted Center for Sight.

Carter Gets 1,000, City Honors Beats Arts 58-49

BUFFALO, N.Y.-It was senior night at City Honors Tuesday night and no one had a bigger night than senior Jamaal Carter. He reached the one thousand point mark for his high school career as the Centaurs beat Performing Arts 58-49.

Carter, # 12 got off to a slow start missing his first six shots but he heated rapidly and reached the milestone with 1:17 remaining in the second quarter. Point number one thousand came from the free throw line. Carter finished with 18 points on the night. Head coach John Kudla told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "Jamaal's been with me since the ninth grade. He works really hard in practice and has become a great leader for us this season as we have a very young team this year." Case in point, # 10 Howard Washington is an eighth grader who was the second leading scorer for the Centaurs with 10 points.

Grisanti Denies Being Aggressor

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - A couple tells Niagara Falls police that NYS Senator Mark Grisanti became aggressive toward them, after an altercation inside the Seneca Niagara Casino had been quelled late Friday.

Grisanti denied this on Monday, sticking to the account he gave reporters at his home on Saturday.

"What I said when I had everyone over to my house that was the truth," Grisanti told Two On Your Side's Scott Brown, outside of a legislative hearing being held in Albany.

What is Occupy? OWS Visits Buffalo

What is Occupy? OWS Visits Buffalo

"There need be no blood-shed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere." 

- Abraham Lincoln Inaugural Address 1861, prior to The Civil War.

February 2012: Occupy Wall Street NYC visits Occupy Buffalo. The following interviews educate one on "What is Occupy?" from various perspectives of four people continuously active within "Occupy."  Through their experience, education, and advocacy; Occupy can be seen not only as a "movement", but as global transformation.