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Down on the Farm: Summer to Autumn

(By Wilson Street Urban Farm) Busy is an understatement. August filled our plates with salads and our vases with flowers. It brought armloads of turnips and arugula and gave all the tomatoes it could. Somehow it managed to squeeze in...
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Tomorrow is Today, at Market Bar

This weekend I ventured outside of Kaisertown and attended the soft opening of The Market Bar located at 232 Gibson Ave- right across from the Broadway Market in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood on the East side. The bar is seated 2.83 miles from my home in Kaisertown, but it may as well have been 100 miles. […]
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AM-POL Eagle: St. John Kanty’s Experiencing Renaissance

(Gregory Witul • Mon, Jun 30, 2014) In recent years, many of Buffalo’s Polish parishes have been on a bit of an upswing. St. Stanislaus Parish just celebrated its 140th anniversary; Corpus Christi has been working on replacing their towers; Father Krysa has breathed new life into St. Casimir’s and opened up the rectory as […]
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AM-POL Eagle: Property At 77 Woltz Had Rough And Tumble Early History

(Gregory Witul • AM-POL Eagle) Many of the taverns and gin mills that dotted Buffalo’s East Side have histories that started with returning soldiers of the Second World War or the bootleggers of Prohibition or even the Pan-American in 1901, but few of them date back to the 19th century. This week we will take a […]
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Survive Two Failed Farms, Name Some Streets After Your Family

(May 5, 2014 by Angela Keppel) Fay, May and St. Joseph Streets are three streets in the Emerson Neighborhood on the East Side of Buffalo. The three streets run between Walden Avenue and the New York Central Railroad tracks (with May Street reaching north to Hazel Place). The streets were named after Joseph, May and Fay, […]
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AM-POL Eagle: A Saint In Our Midst – Cardinal Wojtyla’s 1969 Visit To Buffalo

(Gregory Witul • Fri, Apr 25, 2014) This weekend, Catholics the world over will be celebrating the canonization of Good Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul the Great. Here in Western New York there will be some grand celebrations for Saint John Paul the Great. St. Stanislaus Church and St. Casimir Church are both […]
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Old World Easter Feasting At Buffalo’s Historic Broadway Market

(Karen Seiger – Markets of  New York) I heard the stories about Buffalo’s Broadway Market from when my father-in-law was a kid. Growing up in the Polish neighborhood on the east side of town, Fred told stories of how beautiful and vibrant the market used to be in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. James used to go shopping […]
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AM-POL Eagle: Promotional Print Brings Back Sweet Memories Of East Side Bakery

(Gregory Witul • Mon, Feb 17, 2014) For many of Buffalo’s working class Poles, art was a luxury few could enjoy. After paying the rent, putting food on the table and sending the kids to parochial school, there was little money left for pretty paintings. Prints were popular but could still get expensive. To fill this […]
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PLEASE VOTE FOR ST JOHN KANTY TO HOST BUFFALO MASS MOB III!

From Saint John Kanty’s website—> What is a Mass Mob? It is a campaign designed to infuse new life into historic Buffalo churches by bringing a large amount of people to Mass on one Sunday. It is the idea of SJK alum Christopher Byrd. Mass Mob I took place at St. Adalbert in November, and the second […]