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Baby, It's Cold Outside - FREE TOURS in January and February

Baby, It's Cold Outside - FREE TOURS in January and February

Every Friday at 10am in January and February, Buffalo Tours will offer free downtown walking tours when the temperature is 25 degrees or below.  For each degree above 25 the cost goes up $1 to a maximum of $10 per adult ($5 for students). Price is determined 15 minutes before the tour using the Weather Channel website for the 14203 zip code.  Tours meet in the Buffalo Visitor Center at 617 Main Street.
 

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

Themed Tours by Historical Society and Forest Lawn Highlight Red Jacket, Pan-American Exposition

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, in collaboration with the Forest Lawn Group, is present two themed tours to take place this winter.

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

Valentine Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto to Benefit Pet Connection

A Valentine Dinner Dance featuring musical entertainment by Jack Civiletto will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 12, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $10 per person and include salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A basket auction and 50/50 will also be held, and several overnight getaway packages will be given away. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Jan 1st, 1863 Pres. Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation but Slavery did not end.

Jan 1st, 1863 Pres. Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation but Slavery did not end.

Some of the headlines in the days following Jan 1st, 1863 would read. “President announces Emancipation Proclamation” President Lincoln was having practical political concerns about not just ending America’s Civil War and to prevent other nations from formal recognition of the Confederate States of America. Mr. Lincoln and his concern for that “particular institution” was not a true form of emancipation nor abolition. Rather his need was to save this nation. As he wrote Horace Greeley, Mr., Lincoln stated that if saving the nation meant freeing all the slaves, he would do so. If it meant free some of them, he would do so but if it meant keeping them in bondage, he would do that also.

Having read and studied this war for years. What you have learned in school is NOT always what really happened.

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

Just Announced: The French Connection to Appear at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest

The French Connection — Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin — will be appearing December 26 and 27 at HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

HockeyTowneUSA Fan Fest is being held December 26-29 and is sponsored by Towne Automotive Group, Certo Brothers Distributing Company and Sgroi Financial LLC, in association with WNY Hockey Magazine. Hockey fans from Western New York, Southern Ontario and around the world will also be in downtown Buffalo during this time for the World Junior hockey tournament.

Students Set Up Holiday Light Show Extravaganza at Ormsby Educational Center

Students Set Up Holiday Light Show Extravaganza at Ormsby Educational Center

EAST AURORA, N.Y. - Area students enrolled at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Ormsby Educational Center have set up a holiday light show extravaganza on campus that will be on display every night from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Thursday, Dec. 16 and ending Monday, Dec. 27.

The light show consists of approximately 2,000 lights forming a variety of shapes and designs that will flash in coordination with holiday songs, making the Ormsby Center a necessary stop for families as they drive around the area to view holiday light and decoration displays.

SECESSION!!! South Carolina leaves the union 20 Dec, 1860

SECESSION!!! South Carolina leaves the union 20 Dec, 1860
  • Another in a series of my blogs with respect to the 150th annversity of the American Civil War.