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Christmas Cookies and Placek Sale at Saint John Kanty this weekend


There will be a sale of assorted cookies and placek in Saint John Kanty Church’s cafeteria on Saturday, December 5th from 3-6pm and on Sunday, December 6th from 9am-1pm. The event will also include a basket raffle and have Christmas…
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Photos: Santa arrived at the Broadway Market on Saturday

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The Broadway Market’s holiday season kicked off on Saturday with the arrival of Santa Claus. The Holidays at the Market continues through Christmas at 999 Broadway. A full schedule of holiday events can be found on the Market’s website by…
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AM-POL Eagle: The rise and fall of Spolka reflected changing times

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(by Gregory Witul • Wed, Dec 03, 2014) Buffalo’s East Side has been home to a number of great men’s shops. All along Broadway men could stop at Posmantur’s, D & L Clothing, or even Mel’s $9.99 Clothes, but for generations…
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Polish Merry Christmas Buffalo Shirts For Sale NOW for limited time


A great way to celebrate your Polish heritage and your love for Buffalo at Christmastime. In Polish, Wesołych Świąt, Bawół! translates to Merry Christmas, Buffalo! in English. (click on images above for a closer look) The t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and…
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VIDEO: Christmas Parade on Broadway in Buffalo from 1950s

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The old Christmas parades on Broadway in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia used to help usher in the the holiday season at a time when the neighborhood had a commercial district second only to downtown Buffalo’s retail. The video is shot…
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Thanksgiving Masses in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia

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Give thanks at one of the neighborhood’s beautiful churches on Thanksgiving Day. Here are the Mass times: Corpus Christi Church – 10:00am Saint John Kanty – 10:00am Saint Stan’s – 9:00am

Memorial for the Homeless on December 22 at HOPE Center

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This annual event is hosted by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless. It is an opportunity to honor those who were homeless and have lost their lives in Buffalo this year. It is held on the day of the Winter Solstice;…
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Saint John Kanty, Corpus Christi and Saint Stan’s Bulletins – 11/22/2015


Here are the latest bulletins from Saint Stan’s, Saint John Kanty and Corpus Christi churches. Each bulletin is in PDF format and click on the church’s name below to view. Saint Saint Stan’s—> Saint John Kanty—> Corpus Christi…
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Photos: Polonia welcomes the new Polish Villa food truck to the scene

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Buffalo’s newest food truck is Polish. And like most things Polish in Western New York, the Polish Villa’s food truck has roots in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. “My family got into this business back in the 50’s when my grandfather opened…
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Bishop Malone to Celebrate Mass at Corpus Christi

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Bishop Richard Malone will be saying Holy Mass at Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark Street, one block east of the Broadway Market, on Sunday, December 20th. The Mass is at 11:00 am and there is plenty of free parking. You…
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Photos: Saint Adalbert Basilica’s Mass of Remembrance held on 11/07/2015

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I will continue to say this because it is important to hear…Saint Adalbert Basilica needs to have more than just a a handful of Masses held at it each year. This is one of the neighborhood’s signature churches and a…
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Chess Simultan with Chess Master Irine Kharisma Sukandar at Saint John Kanty


WHAT IS A CHESS SIMULTAN? A chess simultan is a simultaneous board game exhibition in which one player (typically of high rank) plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players. On Saturday, November 28 Women’s Grand Master/International…
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