Author Archive: Around the Web

AM-POL Eagle: “Another Polish Church” turns 125 years old

(by Gregory Witul) This year St. John Kanty Parish in Buffalo is marking its 125th anniversary and the church is running a whole host of events. On Sun., June 4 they are holding a Summerfest with Rare Vintage playing the…
Read more

Central Terminal Restoration Corp. announces $250,000 in electrical upgrades

The Central Terminal Restoration Corp. has announced $250,000 in funding from Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, earmarked specifically for electrical upgrades at the storied Buffalo Central Terminal. This project marks the second time the Assemblywoman has secured capital dollars for repairs for…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: The Broadway Market, Still surviving after all these years

(by Thomas Tarapacki) It’s that time of year again – thousands of shoppers are coming into Buffalo’s East Side and packing the Broadway Market during the Easter season. It’s also the time when people ask the question: “Why don’t some…
Read more

Babcia’s Closet: Markiewicz was one of many females running local gin mills

(by Gregory Witul) When people think of East Side gin mills in Buffalo, most people think of them as the men’s domain. They are perceived as ill-lit rooms, with a pool table or dartboard, three or four regulars smoking and drinking,…
Read more

Gift Gathering Champagne Brunch for Response to Love Center

(By Response to Love Center) For the last eight years, the Response to Love Center has held an annual fundraising Gala called the Benefit of Love. It is our primary fundraiser for the year that helps pay for the services…
Read more

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…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Walter’s Tavern – one of many – was a hub of activity

(by Gregory Witul, Babcia’s Closet) Polonia has had a number of Walter’s Taverns in its 163 year history. Walter Mentel ran his Walter’s Tavern out of 166 Detroit, one block from St. Stanislaus Church while Walter Leonarczyk had his at…
Read more

Tree Lighting at the Central Terminal on Saturday at 5:00pm

In an ongoing effort to inform the public of the logic associated with utilizing the former New York Central Terminal as the only reasonable choice for a passenger rail station in WNY, the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation will be offering…
Read more

WBFO: Comforting new pillows for those in need at Response to Love Center

“It is something we never think of because we take it for granted,” described Sister Mary Johnice, a Felician Franciscan nun who leads the Response to Love Center on Kosciuszko Street off Broadway on the city’s East Side. “It is…
Read more

Buffalo Rising: Buffalo’s Opportunity for a Dual Rail Gateway

Author: Seth Triggs For a large portion of Buffalo’s existence, the city has been an important transportation hub. While Buffalo is well-known as the terminus of the Erie Canal, a slightly more obscure fact is that the city was a…
Read more

Buffalo Rising: Terminal City

The future of The Central Terminal is looking brighter by the day. Not only is there a continued effort to clean it up and secure it from the elements, there is also a fresh outlook on the building these days…
Read more

AM-POL Eagle: Walkowiak’s wine was popular on Broadway in early 1900s

(by Gregory Witul • AM-POL Eagle) My friend Mary Lou stopped by the Am-Pol Eagle offices just before Easter with a very old and interesting relic of Buffalo’s early Polish community, a corkscrew advertising A. J. Walkowiak’s wine and liquor importing…
Read more