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"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

"Researching Your House History" Two-Part Program at Historical Society

A popular program, “Researching Your House History,” will be presented by Cynthia Van Ness, MLS, the Historical Society’s Director of Library and Archives and a research expert. It will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature a talk to which all are welcome, plus an optional, exclusive hands-on workshop.

The first part of the program is a lecture, in the museum's auditorium, where Van Ness will speak about the museum research library’s resources, the specific tools that are available, and give tips for how to research a property in which you are interested.

No pre-registration is required for this part of the program; admission is $5 members/$7 non-members, which covers general admission for lecture alone.

Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus - Annual Show - Sat., Oct. 1, 2011

Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus - Annual Show - Sat., Oct. 1, 2011

NBC's "The Sing-off" Contestants to Perform 

on Buffalo Gateway Chorus Annual Show


DEPEW, NY (September 14, 2011) -- Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus will feature the acapella group The Yellow Jackets  as their guests at their upcoming annual show “A Fair to Remember” on October 1 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at Depew High School  (5201 Transit Rd., Depew).

These 15 talented male singers are contestants on NBC’s hit show “The Sing –Off” which kicked-off on Monday, September 19th at 8:00 p.m. The Yellow Jackets hail from nearby University of Rochester and promise to add zest to the Buffalo Gateway Chorus show. Buffalo Gateway is an established Top Ten International Medalist chorus.

No Frills Buffalo Set to Release Two Books

No Frills Buffalo Set to Release Two Books

No Frills Buffalo, a new Buffalo-based publishing firm founded by Mark Pogodzinski, will soon be releasing two new books, “Broken and Profane” by Jeff Schober, and “Fragments of a Life,” a collection of poetry by Judith A. Rucki. 

In the past year, No Frills has published three books by local writers: “Flashes and Specks,” a novel by Pogodzinski; “Diamonds in the Rough,” a compilation of short sports-related stories by Joe Kirchmyer; and “How to Tame a Macker,” a children’s book written by Mark Privateer and illustrated by Nicole Haberer. 

Adam Kluge, of North Tonawanda, Releases First Single

Note: This is a follow-up to the Sept. 8 article, "'Oliver!' Showcases North Tonawanda Youth's Amazing Talent." 

North Tonawanda's own Adam Kluge, 11, has just released his first single.  It's called "Lost in the Crowd," and it has an anti-bullying message.

Mike Kluge, Adam's dad, said that Adam really wants to make a difference with this song by reaching out to kids who have dealt with bullying.  Given the recent tragedy in Williamsville, his song is very timely and appropriate.

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW...COME & SEE!!!!!!

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW...COME & SEE!!!!!!

Blessed Sacrament's Arts & Crafts Show will be quickly arriving.  All are welcome.  We would also love to add to our already extensive choice of Beautifully Hand Made Merchandise so if you are a Crafter please go to our website to download your application or contact us.  Thank You. 

Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

Red Jacket Awards at the Historical Society Honor Letro, Walsh

The Board of Managers of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society is pleased to announce that they have selected Cindy Abbott Letro, and John N. Walsh as recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at a dinner and ceremony at the Historical Society’s museum on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

The Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 54 years ago, in 1957, by the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

Carrousel Chess Classic

Carrousel Chess Classic

Saturday, October 8

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Open to students in grades K–12

$5 entry fee (includes admission to the museum)

As part of National Chess Day the Carrousel Museum is proud to host the 1st Annual Carrousel Chess Classic. A United States Chess Federation approved event, the tournament is open to any chess player in grades K–12, as long as they have sufficient playing ability to recognize check and checkmate. (USCF members will earn points towards national ranking for this tournament). The tournament will feature three rounds of chess at 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm; a unique all-girls competition; and an awards ceremony with trophies to recognize top competitors in the various categories. Spectators accompanying a tournament participant receive reduced admission to the event and the museum for only $3. Check in begins at 11:30am the day of the tournament. Registration and pre-payment required.