B-F People

Broadway Fillmore Alive welcomes Brian Marek as a contributor

I met Brian Marek a number of years ago while putting on the “Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest” at Corpus Christi Church. I don’t recall each time he participated, but I do recall he was undeterred in his quest to win…
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Broadway Fillmore Alive welcomes Beth Potozniak as a contributor

Broadway Fillmore Alive is excited to announce a new contributor to what we do here. Beth Potozniak loves the neighborhood and its history. She was named to Buffalo Business First’s “30 under 30” Class of 2014. Beth also has contributed to…
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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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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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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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Video: Response to Love Center at Thanksgiving

The Response to Love Center will once again serve a Thanksgiving meal to those in need. Starting at 10:00am to 1:00pm on Thanksgiving, the Response to Love Center will be serving dinner to anyone who wants to stop by. As…
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Leo “Mayor of Oneida Street” Wabick Awarded Medals for World War II Service

While the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II on Friday, September 2, 2016, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) presented 92-year-old United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II….
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Buffalo is on the cusp of something big, but not the East Side

Buffalo has been on the receiving end of a lot of positive press over the last couple of years with articles pointing to a turnaround for the Queen City. As far as locals go, we eat these articles up as…
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Interview: Update on Bison Distillery with Glenn Kasprzyk

Brothers Ray and Glenn Kasprzyk are working hard on preparing the old Chudy Paper Company warehouse on Lombard Street to become Bison Distillery. They purchased the building 2014, and are hoping to be up and running within the next year. I recently reached…
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Podcast: Interview with Terra Dumas of Common Roots Urban Farm

The Common Roots Urban Farm was founded in 2012 in Buffalo’s Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood. Located at Peckham and Coit Streets, the farm is making its mark in the neighborhood. Four years after it was established, Common Roots will have a…
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Down on the farm, May the 14th is another volunteer day

The Wilson Street Urban Farm’s monthly volunteer workday is this Saturday, May 14th from 9:00am to noon. It’s a great way to help and find out what’s going on down on the farm. For more information, click here—>

Greater Eastside Field of Dreams Block Club’s Annual Neighborhood Clean Up

The Greater Eastside Field of Dreams Block Club will be holding its annual neighborhood clean up on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 from 11am to 3pm. They are asking for additional volunteers to come out and help with the effort. People…
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