Author Archive: Around the Web

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,…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Fried chicken among soul food satisfactions at Margie’s inside the Broadway Market

(By Caitlin Hartney – Buffalo.com) Polish, Italian and German food are all considered basic food groups in Western New York, but soul food has never gotten its due. Soul food—comprising a variety of dishes and cooking styles whose origins can…
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The Carnival of Parahorror 2016 at Central Terminal in August

Pssst…Parahorror is COMING! Buffalo and Western New York’s original HORROR & PARANORMAL super show, The Carnival of Parahorror, is making its highly anticiated return in 2016, to the Buffalo Central Terminal, on August 26, 27, and 28th! ***Sponsored by Beyond…
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Public Ghost Hunt of the Buffalo Central Terminal on May 14th

They say that the Buffalo Central Terminal is one of the most haunted places in Western New York! Well, now here’s your very own chance to find out… Join Beyond Ghosts on Saturday, May 14th, from 8pm to 12am, as…
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