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Historical Society Puts the Spotlight on Niagara Square

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in co-sponsorship with the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is pleased to announce an evening program featuring Jennifer Walkowski, architectural historian.

Walkowski will share her insight and research about the history of Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall in an illustrated lecture, "The Keystone of the Arch of the Plan: Edward H. Bennett's Buffalo of Tomorrow and John J. Wade's Buffalo City Hall." The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at the History Museum.

Walkowski, acting president and founding member of the Louise Bethune Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is the leading authority on the history and architecture of Buffalo City Hall.

Holiday Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band to Benefit Pet Connection

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

West Seneca Marching Band to Host Music in Motion Show

The West Seneca Marching Band will host the largest high school field band show in Western New York this season, when the third annual Music in Motion competition comes to West Seneca East Senior on Sunday, Oct. 10.

With 10 area high school marching bands competing and an exhibition performance from the University at Buffalo’s Thunder of the East marching band, this will also be the largest Music in Motion event yet. Sponsored by the West Seneca West Band Boosters, the show will include performances by Orchard Park, Lancaster, East Irondequoit, Pioneer, Jamestown, Falconer, Leroy, Medina and Webster. UB’s band boasts a number of alumni from West Seneca, as well as from the other bands slated to perform.

Fireboat Bash benefiting Friends of the Edward M. Cotter!

Who: Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, the Steam Donkeys

 What: Inaugural Fireboat Bash – Boat Rides & Beer Blast

When: Saturday, October 2nd, 12:00-6:00pm

Where: Edward M. Cotter/Swannie House, corner of Michigan & Ohio Streets

Why: Benefiting the Friends of the Edward M. Cotter, a registered 501c3 non-profit


Inaugural Fireboat Bash to Benefit Buffalo Landmark

Boat rides, beer blast mark event hosted by Friends of the Edward M. Cotter


Traditional Irish Musicians Tour Comes to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On Tuesday, October 26, Begley & O’Raghallaigh will appear in concert at the Buffalo Irish Center.

Brendan Begley, a genial giant from the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, is a well known and accomplished performer of Irish traditional music on the button accordion, touring at home and in Estonia, Finland. Sweden and France. He is a member of the “Boys of the Lough” first touring with the band as a guest in the 1980’s in the USA and a full time member since 1997.

Brendan’s exciting dance music, sensitive emotional playing of slow airs on accordion, and his singing in his native Irish, make him a great favorite.

Dublin-born fiddler Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, is rapidly becoming known as one of the most interesting and creative musicians in traditional music. Since the widespread success of his 2003 “Kitty lie over’ album, he has performed in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Original Sabres Seat To Be Featured at South Buffalo Catholic School Student Art Auction

South Buffalo Catholic School will hold a student art auction on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Trinity Catholic Academy's campus located at 16 Hayden Street.

The auction will be held in St. Teresa's Parish Hall on Mineral Springs Road on the campus of Trinity Catholic Academy in South Buffalo. Parking will be available in the Mineral Springs parking lot.

The auction will feature student artwork as well as musical interludes from the Music Departments of each campus.

Doors open at 6pm and will feature a live auction as well as a silent auction.  Original artwork, refinished tables, chairs, and an original Sabres seat from Memorial Auditorium, titled Starry Night featuring the art work of two Notre Dame students will be up for bid.

Personal checks and cash will be accepted. 

For more information, please call South Buffalo Catholic School's Advancement Office at 828-8983.

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!