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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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Photos: Buffalo Mass Mob at Saint Stanislaus Church – 12/04/2016

I wrote this over on Buffalo Mass Mob’s website. Thank you, Buffalo. Mass Mob XIX at Saint Stanislaus Church on Buffalo’s east side was great. Without your support, Buffalo Mass Mob would not be able to do what it does….
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Photos & Video: Ludowa Nuta at Saint John Kanty

Sunday was Saint John Kanty Church’s annual Christmas Cookie & Placek Sale. The day also included Canadian Polish folk group Ludowa Nuta performing at Saint John Kanty’s 10:30am Mass and then at the sale. Here are a video and some…
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Photos: Mass of Remembrance 2016 at Saint Adalbert Basilica

Here are a set of photos from Saint Adalbert Basilica’s Mass of Remembrance held on November 5th, 2016. The pictures are beautiful. It’s nice to see the basilica full. It would also be nice if the Saint Adalbert’s was open…
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Audio: Fillmore Council Member David Franczyk on Central Terminal Reuse

David Franczyk, Fillmore District Council Member, was on WBEN’s morning show today to talk about the potential reuse of the Buffalo Central Terminal as a new train station in city. Listen here: (click here to download audio)

Video featuring Central Terminal is the coolest thing you’ll view this week

Just watch this video. I heard rumors about a ‘secret video project’ taking place at the Buffalo Central Terminal. This is it. The video not only features the Terminal but other sites around Buffalo. It’s all part of something called Gymkhana. From…
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Photo Gallery: Saint John Kanty Church – April 2013

These are a few photos of Saint John Kanty Church taken in April of 2013 right after Easter. Saint John Kanty Church is the third Polish church established in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. Here is a history of the church from…
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