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Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

Dog Ears to Host Book-signing Event with Author Dan Quinn

 

Dog Ears Bookstore & Café at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo will host Dan Quinn, author of “The Diary of a Ballplayer that Found Peace — Volume 2,” for a book-signing event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The book, like the first volume, gives insight into the author’s life as a star athlete at Bishop Timon High School and Buffalo State College, and as a player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

More importantly it depicts his battle with mental illness and physical afflictions and how his faith helped him cope. His unique perspective will provide solace and advice for anyone facing adversity.

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Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

Catholic Charities Receives $40,000 Walmart Foundation Grant

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $40,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program to provide supplemental food, hygiene and cleaning products to its five food pantries across Western New York and its Ladies of Charity Fresh Start program, which provides basic household goods for displaced individuals.
      
The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program supports organizations across the United States that create opportunities for people to live better lives. Last year, the program awarded more than $20.5 million to local organizations.
      

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Sept. 27 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Sept. 27. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Sept. 27 (weather permitting) will be violinist David Adamczyk from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Monica Huntz from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community tables this Saturday will be Tutor Doctors, Canopy of Neighbors and Friends of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Jury finds Kuzdzal guilty in death of Eain Brooks


BUFFALO, N.Y. - The man accused of murdering and sexually abusing Eain Brooks has been found guilty.

Matthew Kuzdzal was found guilty Friday by a jury following several days of testimony.

Eain Brooks was only five-years-old when he died.

Eain's grandmother was in the courtroom Friday morning and wiped away tears as prosecutor James Bargnesi recalled in detail the extent of Eain's injuries.

Bargnesi described Kuzdzal and his actions as "wicked and despicable" and said he has "an utter disregard for the value of human life."

Prosecutors say Kuzdzal changed his story in the days after Eain died and also while he was on the stand. Kuzdzal said Eain fell down the stairs while carrying laundry then testified that he had in fact pushed Eain and he hit his head on a bathtub. Kuzdzal said he was angry that Eain was misbehaving and that he had urinated on himself.

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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Man rescued after he falls onto NFTA Metro Rail tracks


BUFFALO, N.Y.- A couple of good samaritans rescued a 54-year-old man Tuesday after he fell on the Metro Rail tracks at the Allen Street-Medical Campus station.

NFTA officials say the man, who may have a vision problem, exited the train and walked into a wall. He then turned around and walked near the edge of the platform, eventually falling onto the tracks.

"When I turned back around from going up the escalator, he fell straight down into the tracks," Kedra Corley, one of his rescuers said. "Me, this other guy and this lady, helped him up off the track and he bust the back of his head really bad."

The man was rushed to Erie County Medical Center, where officials say he is in stable condition with possible head and rib injuries.

There were no other people near the man when he fell, and officials do not suspect foul play.


Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States

 

Each year in the United States we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. We celebrate each year on Sept. 17, as this was the day the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. 

The origin of this day is said to date back to 1911 when several Iowa schools first celebrated Constitution Day. Constitution Day received its first national recognition with help from a committee known as “The Sons of the American Revolution,” formed to promote the Constitution. The committee included well-known figures such as Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller and General John Pershing.