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"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Onstage at Kenan Center

"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Onstage at Kenan Center

The Carriage House Players in partnership with the Kenan Center will present Barbara Robinson’s classic tale, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, just in time for holiday family fun! The play is directed by Peg Merrill, who directed the same play on the same stage nearly twenty years ago.

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Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

By Joe Kirchmyer

Their website says that “Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 45 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the rich transportation history of Western New York.” That statement says a lot, yet somehow, it doesn’t come close to capturing the enormity of that collection, a portion of which is on display at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo.

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present SIster Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time, on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at the church located at 21 Church Street, Lockport. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Free will donation accepted. The theme of Sister Joan's talk will be "Radical Christian Life." A book signing will follow with copies of her books, including her most recent, "Radical Spirit: Twelve Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life," available for purchase.

For 40 years, Sister Joan has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post..

Buffalo Jazztet Performs "Tidings & Comfort & Jazz" at Kenan Center

Buffalo Jazztet Performs "Tidings & Comfort & Jazz" at Kenan Center

The Buffalo Jazztet will perform a special evening of holiday-themed music at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  “Tidings of Comfort & Jazz” is the fourth concert in the Kenan Center’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Series, featuring jazz players and recording artists who are well respected on a national level. The show begins at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus at 433 Locust Street, Lockport, providing an intimate, club-like atmosphere. The concert will feature two full sets of music. Refreshments will be available.

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Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

Eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell to Open November 25

The eight-week Holiday Market on Bidwell, presented by the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, inside St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, just steps away from the outdoor market’s location at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The market will continue every Saturday through Jan. 13.

The Holiday Market will feature approximately 20 vendors, including local farmers, food producers and artisans offering a wide variety of products. Vendors scheduled to participate include Alpine Made, Barrel & Brine, Biscotti for Everybotti, BreadHive Worker Coop, Butter Block, Carla’s Crumby Creations, Darling Bee, Fetch Dog Treats, Kindred Kreek, Lilly Belle Meads, Native Offerings Farm, Niagara Mushrooms, Plato Dale Farm, Rooted Locally, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Whimsy Confections.

Niagara University Announces Collaborative Plan to Revitalize Niagara Falls’ South End

Niagara University Announces Collaborative Plan to Revitalize Niagara Falls’ South End

A brighter future is ahead for the South End of Niagara Falls, according to revitalization plans announced today by Niagara University, the city of Niagara Falls and several community partners.

The university’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement is leading a charge to convene several community entities in an effort to rehabilitate dilapidated housing and expand the potential for mixed-use development in designated areas of the city.

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara’s president, said that the university is fundamentally committed to leveraging its resources and encouraging key community partners to pledge theirs as a collective means of methodically reinvigorating Niagara Falls’ main economic corridor.