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Photos: Honoring Mary and our Earthly Mothers @ Corpus Christi

Here are a set of photos from Corpus Christi Church’s Facebook page of their celebration of both Holy Mary and Mothers of the parish from Sundday. Click on images to open in Facebook. (You don’t need to be registered on…
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Photos: May Crowning and First Holy Communion at St. John Kanty

Here are a set of photos from Saint John Kanty’s Facebook page of Sunday’s May Crowning and First Holy Communion at the church. Click on images to open in Facebook. (You don’t need to be registered on Facebook to view.)

Video: Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra at Saint John Kanty Church

The churches in East Buffalo’s Polonia are beautiful…mix in an afternoon of some classical music, and these sacred spaces truly come ALIVE. That was what happened on Sunday at Saint John Kanty Church. The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra filled this…
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Photo Album: Dyngus Day 2017

BFA friend and the creator of, Robert Johnson, posted a wonderful collection of Dyngus Day photos on Facbebook. Click on the images below to open album in Facebook—>

Photo Album: Easter and Holy Week 2017 at Corpus Christi Church

Here are a set of photos on Corpus Christi Church’s Facebook page of Easter and Holy Week…click on images to open album in Facebook.

Photo: Polish Constitution Day in Broadway-Fillmore, 05/03/1943

BFA friend Bill Blake sent along this photo while going through some archived newspapers. It is of Polish Constitution Day in Broadway-Fillmore from 1943. Click on image for full view… The Polish Constitution is a big deal, here’s why. The constitution…
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My Busia’s Pączki Recipe

I re-post this on or near Pączki Day each year. The photo at the top of this post is of my 2016 pączki. Here is the original post from 2010: You may remember that last year I posted my Babcia’s Polish BBQ Hamburger recipe. In…
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Photos: A. Szelagowski & Son Wholesale Sausage at 143-49 Mohr Avenue

It’s really cool to see how this building looked in the past when it was A. Szelagowski & Son Wholesale Sausage, aka Shelly Brand Meat Products. I grew up right around the corner on Ashley Street, and the building was…
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VIDEO: Police substations coming to Canalside and Broadway Market

There used to be a Buffalo Police substation in the Broadway Market, and now one is coming back to the business district. From WIVB: On the other side of the city, a substation will be added on the east side,…
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March 21, 1943: Crowds Jam Market Stalls for Meager Supplies of Meat

BFA friend, Bill Blake, always forwards us interesting things he finds while researching old Buffalo newspapers. This time around, he found a Buffalo Courier-Express front page that featured at picture of the Broadway Market with crowds trying to purchase meat. From…
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Photos: Opłatek and Kolęda at Corpus Christi Church

These are photos taken at Corpus Christi Church’s Opłatek and Kolęda event held on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the church. Click on images below to open photo gallery in Facebook…

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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