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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Weekend Attractions

Coming Saturday, September 18, to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market: A beer brewing demonstration with Community Beer Works, and wine-tasting courtesy of Schultze Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery! Feed Your Soul will also be touring the Market with Chef Steven Gedra of Bistro Europa. Sounds like the makings of a memorable day!

Peace Bridge to Honor Blessed Mother Teresa

A well-known international landmark will be aglow on the evening of August 26 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Mother Teresa.

The Peace Bridge, which spans the Niagara River between Buffalo and Fort Erie, will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

Blessed Mother Teresa traveled the world, helping the poorest of the poor. During her lifetime, she brought her message of love and compassion for the destitute to Ontario and Western New York. The sisters of her order continue to minister where there is the most need. They are in Canada, the United States, and around the world, working in homes for the dying, in orphanages, and in hospitals.

The Vatican is currently considering Blessed Mother Teresa for sainthood.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, and Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick, administrator of the Diocese of St.

Buffalo Nun Lends a Hand in Haiti

Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz (second from left), executive director of the Response to Love Center on Buffalo’s East Side, has been in Port au Prince, Haiti, since Friday, July 16, assisting in ongoing relief efforts in the earthquake-damaged Caribbean nation. She is part of a mission provided by the Felician Sisters which has been working with orphaned children and staffing medical dispensaries.

Johnice is scheduled to remain in Haiti through early August, but would like to return if more volunteers are needed. An estimated 230,000 people died as a result of the Jan. 12 magnitude 7.0 earthquake and some 1 million were left homeless.

She is keeping a journal of her experiences on the Response to Love Center website.