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A Buffalo Broadcasting Thanksgiving Day Tradition

For nearly 50 years, WBEN's Clint Buehlman WAS Buffalo radio. One of Clint's most cherished traditions was the playing of "Grandma's Thanksgiving" performed by Fred Waring & his Pennsylvanians. Join Forgotten Buffalo in this audio and visual flashback featuring historic Buffalo broadcasting images. Historic & Hip...www.ForgottenBuffalo.com

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

Gilda’s Club WNY Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Its Holiday Event

By Sarah Zawadzki

Gilda’s Club Western New York is hosting its annual Gingerbread…Gifts…Glitz event.  The event runs from December 1-4 and will be held at the Gilda’s Club clubhouse located at 1140 Delaware Avenue, corner of West Ferry, in Buffalo.

The Gingerbread….Gifts…Glitz event kicks off with a preview cocktail party on Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cocktail party will have a special preview of over 20 local artists who will be selling jewelry, pottery, photography, Buffalo-themed gifts, and more! These artists generously donate 20% of their profits to Gilda’s Club Western New York. The tickets for the cocktail party are $50 per person and can be ordered by calling (716) 332-5900 ext. 203 or by visiting the event website at www.gingerbreadevent.org.

Bills? Sabres? Is It Time to Break Out the Whammy?

Bills? Sabres? Is It Time to Break Out the Whammy?

Drastic times call for drastic measures. The latest slump with our football team and sporadic start to the hockey season has Forgotten Buffalo asking if its time to breakout the whammy? The whammy was an early 1980’s promotion by Bells supermarkets. Historic & Hip....learn more about Forgotten Buffalo at www.ForgottenBuffalo.com.

Holiday Art Trail Weekend, Complete with Free Concert

Holiday Art Trail Weekend, Complete with Free Concert

 

The Niagara Art Trail is pleased to present the 2011 Holiday Art Trail Weekend from November 18 through November 20, 2011. 

As in past years, the trail will include open houses at participating Niagara County galleries, studios, and shops.  Several locations taking part in this year’s event include: The Kenan Center, Donald E.

Canisius College Distinguished Alumni Award

Canisius College Distinguished Alumni Award

 

CANISIUS COLLEGE TO PRESENT FOUR WITH

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

 

BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius College Alumni Association will present its Distinguished Alumni Award to four graduates of the college, during ceremonies on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Montante Cultural Center.  The event is open to the public.  Tickets are $75 per person.  For more information, contact the Canisius College Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-201-4952.

Presented annually, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Canisius graduates who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen professions.  The 2011 Distinguished Alumni recipients are:

 

David M.

Crowley Webb Announces Finalists for 25-Hour Workday Contest

Crowley Webb Announces Finalists for 25-Hour Workday Contest

Winner will receive custom advertising campaign

Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency, has chosen three finalists to compete in the agency’s Twenty-Five-Hour Workday contest. The agency will create an advertising campaign for the winner in one marathon, nonstop, 25-hour day. The three finalists are Triad Recycling and Energy, Community Beer Works, and You and Who.

Triad recycles construction and demolition materials, which is then repurposed for use in further construction, thereby avoiding more waste going to WNY landfills. Triad is one of two DEC-permitted construction and demolition/shingle recyclers in New York State.

You and Who is a buy-one-give-one company that sells artist-designed apparel. For every sale, they donate a matching item or a meal to someone in need. They currently work in 32 cities across the U.S., with a goal of reaching the top 100 U.S. metropolitan areas.

Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM, executive director of The Franciscan Center, a haven for youth and family located in South Buffalo, was guest speaker at The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma on Nov. 17. Father Joe spoke on a variety of topics, from bullying to mental health issues. He also serves as Catholic chaplain for the Buffalo Fire Department. At the conclusion of his visit, the students filled his vehicle with items to take back to The Franciscan Center. The items were purchased through 7th and 8th grade fundraising activities.