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Harvard Cup Football Packs Civic Stadium - 50,988 Strong!

Courier Express October 22 1948

   The largest sports crowd in Buffalo history-50,988-saw an alert Kensington High School football team, batter previously unbeaten Bennett, 26-8 last night in Civic Stadium, in the first Harvard Cup grid game ever contested under the lights... 

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"Dinner with Danger" Adds Unique Twist To Dining Out

BUFFALO, NY-- Western New Yorkers can now enjoy a new type of dining experience.

"Dinner with Danger", created by Michael "Danger" Bernhardt, is designed to showcase local chefs and restaurants in a unique new way.

Diners prepay a set amount, and the chefs will choose what will be on that night's menu with no previous knowledge to the diner.

Each dinner is held at a different location.  This month's dinner was held at the Wine Thief.  Diners feasted on foie gras and veal tongue.

"By having a set number of people prepaid, the chefs can go wild, be creative, do whatever they want," says Bernhardt.

The next "Dinner with Danger" will take place at Bistro Europa in November.

Table Tennis Tournament Raises Funds for Turkeys, But Need Still Not Met

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Catholic Charities of Buffalo in need of  turkeys for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Broadway Market held the first-ever “Broadway Battle” Table Tennis Tournament Oct. 16, where players competed to win the title of tournament champion – all in the name of a good cause.

Winners of the tournament were Ray Nagel, first place; Cliff Falk, second place; Tom Handley, third place; and Scott Gaddi, fourth place. Richard Roman, an official USA Table Tennis referee, donated his time to oversee the tournament and Former Miss Buffalo Nina Perino sang the National Anthem.

Entry fees totaling $210 were donated to Catholic Charities to provide turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. But even with this contribution, food will still be in short supply according to Eileen Nowak, Catholic Charities’ director of Parish Outreach and Advocacy.

Walsh Insurance Group Donates $50,000 to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy

On Saturday, October 23rd, over 100 employees from the Walsh Insurance Group donated their time to plant 150 trees and dozens of flower bulbs along the ring road in Delaware Park.  These new trees and their maintenance will be paid for by a generous donation of $50,000 from the Walsh Insurance Group and their subsidiaries.

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Public Invited to Meeting at Central Library: Create a New Vision for Libraries and Services

Re-Imagine! - The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System 

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The public is invited to share its ideas for the regional library system of the future through a series of public meetings, web surveys and focus groups; all part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System's newly launched Re-Imagine campaign. 

"This is an exciting as well as a challenging time for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System," said Bridget Quinn-Carey, director of the Library System.  "We are beginning a process to re-imagine the library and create a new vision that will meet the needs of the entire community; a library that will not only accommodate the types of  services that are so heavily used currently, but one that will satisfy the needs of our users for innovative services in the years ahead."  

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

Happy Halloween from the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, October 30: A visit from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and the GrowWNY Bicycle Fender Blender ... and maybe even a few Halloween surprises!

And, don’t forget to pick up some corn stalks, pumpkins and apple cider for a festive Halloween! 

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.