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Eleven Years of Broadway Fillmore Alive!

Eleven years ago today, Christopher Byrd, Michele Johnson and Michael Miller (RIP)  took Broadway Fillmore Alive to the internet to open a window into East Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. Sadly, Michael Miller passed away in 2009. Michele Johnson has moved on…
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St. Lukes’s Mission of Mercy Soup-er Chili Nights February 4th

Soup, Chili & Mac~n~Cheese! Feb 4, 2017 4pm-8pm Blessed Sacrament Church BLUE Building – 263 Claremont Ave Tonawanda, NY Adults $15 / Children 12 and under FREE $5/Quart Take Out You can buy tickets and get more info at

AM-POL Eagle: Babcia’s Closet, Casimir Pulaski Post served many purposes for many veterans

(by Gregory Witul) I was recently informed that I have been using coasters “backwards” my entire life. This according to a slightly inebriated man at a local Lovejoy watering hole a few friends and I were visiting. Curious as to…
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2017 Saint Ann’s Calendar Still Available

The Friends of Saint Ann’s still have their 2017 calendars for sale. It is absolutely gorgeous. The proceeds go to help with the ongoing efforts to save Saint Ann’s. From Saint Ann’s website: We still have our 2017 Saint Ann’s…
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Corpus Christi and Saint John Kanty Bulletins – 01/08/2017

Here are the latest bulletins from Saint John Kanty and Corpus Christi churches. Each bulletin is in PDF format and click on the church’s name below to view. Saint John Kanty—> Corpus Christi—> Support our neighborhood churches!

Islamophobia will get us nowhere

I recently attended a meeting of a Polish Roman Catholic organization on the East Side. Neighborhood revitalization was a major goal of all in attendance. However, toward the end of the meeting a leader in the organization made a statement…
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Want to support the Broadway Fillmore area? Bring your friends to visit!

Happy New Year to you all! I suppose I should apologize for my long hiatus from Broadway Fillmore Alive, which has been accompanied by a long hiatus from Buffalo. After my last post (in May 2016) I spent the summer…
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This Coming Sunday is Second Sunday in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia — Come to Church

Want an easy way to help out a church in the neighborhood? Good. What you need to do is get in the habit of coming to church in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia at least once a month.  Broadway Fillmore Alive put…
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Polka, Piwo, and Pierogi at the Broadway Market to celebrate National Polka Month on January 14th

The Broadway Market will celebrate National Polka Month with the Polka, Piwo (Beer), and Pierogi event on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Craft Piwo (beer) tastings by the Friends of the Broadway Market Polka music by the New Direction band Pierogi served…
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Polish Platter Dinner at St. John Kanty Church on Sunday, January 15th

As part of Saint John Kanty Church’s yearlong 125th Anniversary celebration, the parish will be hosting a Polish Platter Dinner after their 10:30am Mass on Sunday, January, 15th. From Saint John Kanty’s website: Following Mass come on down to Kanty’s…
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Opłatek 2017 at Corpus Christi Church on January 15th

Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo invites the community to share Opłatek, enjoy a homemade Polish dinner and the singing of Kolędy on Sunday, January 15 beginning with the 11 a.m. Mass. Special guests, the Ludowa Nuta Carolers from Hamilton, Ont.,…
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Photos: Central to Everything

The Central Terminal is visible from almost everywhere in East Buffalo’s Polonia neighborhood. My bedroom window in my family home on Ashley Street faced the Terminal when growing up. The building was there when I went to bed at night and…
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