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Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule


Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’

Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’


Chet Fery, also known as the Bread Man, is bringing his “Bread Time Stories and More” presentation to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo.

Fery has conducted hundreds of presentations that center on the power of kindness for audiences of all ages. His presentations include storytelling, making and baking bread, a bread tasting and a sharing of bread literature. Children will learn of the power of kindness and acquire a unique life experience!

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Wounded warrior gets well deserved promotion

HAMBURG, NY- Nicholas Stone is no stranger to service, both for his country and his hometown of Hamburg.

In 2007, Stone enlisted in the U.S. Army, and two years later was deployed to Afghanistan. But in May 2010, Stone's military career was cut short when he lost his left leg during a Taliban ambush.

Stone spent two years in rehab at Walter Reed Hospital, but during his free time he was back home in Hamburg, working part time for the town highway department.

And after three years of hard work, Stone was granted full-time status with the town.

"Being a part of the community, it's great and it's awesome. You know I was able to serve my country before and now come back and serve my home town," Stone said.

And very soon, Stone will have another cause to serve for, as he and his girlfriend are expecting a child.

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Electrical fire in Hamburg home

HAMBURG, NY - A house fire in the Hamlet of Athol Springs early Saturday was ruled accidental by fire investigators, according to Hamburg Police Officer Robert Palmer.

The fire broke out at a home on Durham Road around 10 a.m. Officer Robert Palmer told us it was an electrical fire that started in the basement. Everyone inside the home at the time made it out safely.

Unique Eats at Armor Inn Tap Room

HAMBURG, N.Y. - Unique Eats' tour of some of the best fish fries in Western New York took a trip to the southtowns courtesy of WGRZ viewer recommendations- and we weren't disappointed.

Armor Inn Tap Room combines an excellent fish fry with some warm, stick-to-your-bones barbecue that's perfect for a chilly late-winter day.

Executive chef Dale Dills credits the Sam Adams Boston Lager in the beer batter for the fish fry's unique, darker taste. It's also available in several other styles, including lemon-pepper broiled, Cajun broiled, and on a sandwich.

Barbecue lovers will also want to check out the spot's BBQ sampler platter- a tour de force of the tap room's smoky servings, featuring pulled pork, ribs, chicken and smoked wings.

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

Daemen’s Geppetto Festival to Bring New Life to Art of Puppetry

The artistic talents of puppeteers from across the United States will be showcased in the second annual Geppetto Festival, named after the beloved woodcarver from the children’s classic “Pinocchio,” scheduled for April 15 as part of the Daemen College Academic Festival.

“The Geppetto Festival is intended to share enriching presentations and performances to help bring new life to puppetry,” said Cameron Garrity, festival director. “Whether young or young at heart, the festival will give audiences the chance to explore new avenues of puppetry beyond Sesame Street and other well-known shows.”