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MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

MEET THE AUTHOR: "Disaster On Lake Erie" Author at the Historical Society

Author Alvin F. Oickle ("Disaster on the Potomac," "Disaster at Dawn") will be at the Buffalo and Erie Counyt Historical Society on May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies of his new book. The author conducted some of his research for the book at the Historical Society. The new publication, "Disaster on Lake Erie: The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie" (History Press) will be available at the Historical Society's Museum Shop, and the author will be here to sign copies.

According to his publisher, Mr. Oickle’s newest release from the imprint is an exciting treatise on a historic happening:

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

Woman Wins Car in WNY Ford Dealers Fiesta de Mayo

BUFFALO, NY – Earlier today, Rita Layer of Lockport unwrapped the key to a brand-new 2011 Ford Fiesta, courtesy of the Western New York Ford Dealers. Contestants numbered one to 98 lined the halls of Boulevard Mall Thursday for the “Fiesta de Mayo” contest hosted by Kiss 98.5. One-by-one contestants each selected a burrito and anxiously waited for the signal to unwrap it. Mrs. Layer was lucky number 47 and found a car key tucked into the tortilla, winning her the grand prize.

“I’ve never owned a brand new car!” said Layer. “Thanks to the Western New York Ford Dealers, I’m driving away with a great Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and birthday gift. I can’t wait to go for a drive in my new Ford Fiesta.”

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

On June 3, 2011, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, in conjunction with BlazeVOX [Books] present: "Genesis."

Starlight's Genesis, an Anthology of the Starlight Gallery edited by Katherine Loewen is Starlight Studio's first published book of poetry. The anthology will be released on Friday June 3, 2011 as a book launch event at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY from 7-10 pm.

This FREE event will feature Hutchinson Central Technical High School’s gypsy jazz guitar ensemble, The Six String Circus, Buffalo's own original jazz group, The Three Headed Giant, poetry readings, and refreshments.The book will be available to purchase for $20 and the poets will be there to autograph anthologies.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

Consecration of 11th Episcopal Bishop will be Uniquely WNY

Consecration of 11th Episcopal Bishop will be Uniquely WNY

Local Artisan's Work to Adorn Altarpiece

From the moment the Rev. Dr. R. William Franklin becomes Bishop of Western New York on April 30, 2011, Western New York will be always be near at hand and close to his heart.

The first thing those attending the consecration service being held at 11 a.m. at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts are likely to notice will be the 8 foot wide custom altar frontal.

The frontal was designed by the Reinvestment Group from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NY, using fabrics donated by churches around our seven county diocese.

Buffalo Poet Robin Brox Joins Michigan Poets for Regional Tour

Buffalo Poet Robin Brox Joins Michigan Poets for Regional Tour

Just Buffalo Literary Center Teaching Artist Robin Brox to Join Poets from Michigan for Binge Press Literary Tour Starting  at Buffalo’s Rust Belt Books, Thursday, 5/12 at 7:30 P.M. 

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center’s very own Robin Brox, a teaching artist and the organization’s marketing and publicity coordinator, has been invited to participate in The Binge Press Instant Mini Tour with three poets from Michigan. Brox will perform alongside JodiAnn Stevenson, the tour’s organizer and the founder and managing editor of Binge Press, Gina Myers, and Ashley Niedzwieki. Buffalo is the first stop, with an evening of poetry on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m. at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St., Buffalo. The tour continues with engagements in Port Huron, Ferndale, and Saginaw, Michigan.

Robin F. Brox is a poet making her home on Buffalo’s west side.

Pirates are Invading Allentown and Staying for Brunch!

Pirates are Invading Allentown and Staying for Brunch!

Theatre of Youth proudly opens How I Became a Pirate on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 7:00pm and runs Saturdays and Sundays (5/14, 5/15, 5/21, 5/22) at 2:00 pm.  Young Jeremy Jacobs and his exceptional digging skills are recruited by Captain Braid Beard for treasure burying purposes.