Tag Archive: AM-POL Eagle

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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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: Troop 107, once the biggest in the state, continues serving St. John Kanty Parish

(Thu, Sep 15, 2016 – AM-POL Eagle) In 1925, just 15 years after the formation of the first Boy Scout Troop in the U.S., Troop 107 was established at St. John Kanty Parish in Buffalo, NY. The first Scoutmaster was…
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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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Photo Gallery: Saint Adalbert Basilica – 04/23/2016

Saint Adalbert Basilica held its annual namesake’s feast day Mass on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in conjunction with the Am-Pol Eagle’s citizens of the year award ceremony at the church. This pairing has been going on for a few years now….
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St. Adalbert Basilica to host Am-Pol Eagle Citizens of the Year Awards at Feast Day Mass

The Feast of St. Adalbert will celebrated with a Mass on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM at St. Adalbert Basilica. The Am-Pol Eagle will also honor its 2015 Citizens of the Year at the Mass. There will be…
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AM-POL Eagle: The Treats of Wigilia

(by Robert Strybel • Wed, Dec 22, 2010) Here are some of the best-known dishes for Polish Wigilia, Christmas Eve supper – the most important family meal of the year. Some recipes have been simplified somewhat and adapted to today’s more…
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AM-POL Eagle: The rise and fall of Spolka reflected changing times

(by Gregory Witul • Wed, Dec 03, 2014) Buffalo’s East Side has been home to a number of great men’s shops. All along Broadway men could stop at Posmantur’s, D & L Clothing, or even Mel’s $9.99 Clothes, but for generations…
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AM-POL Eagle: B&J’s on Syacamore, a notable neighborhood auto repair shop

(Gregory Witul – AM-POL Eagle) Last week, I had a new experience. While sitting at a red light at the corner of Genesee and Oak, a tractor trailer ran over the front end of my car. My hood got dented,…
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AM-POL Eagle: The Polish Village was the hub for East Side “villagers”

(by Gregory Witul) The Easter season is full of wonderful traditions, from shopping at the Broadway Market, to visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday, to the blessing of the baskets, and Easter morning Mass, all celebrate who we are as Western…
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AM-POL Eagle: A 30-year dream came true for Adam Plewacki Post members

(By Gregory Witul – AM-POL Eagle) The Adam Plewacki Post No. 799 was always one of the largest American Legion posts in the region. After forming at the Dom Polski in late 1919, finding its first permanent home at the…
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AM-POL Eagle: Prohibition enforcement nearly causes riot on Buffalo’s East Side

(Gregory Witul • Wed, Jan 28, 2015) During the early years of Prohibition, beer flowed as freely in Buffalo as it did before the law was enacted. Benny’s Grill, Al’s Inn, and Club 77 all had roots that extended back…
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