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"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

"fifty' by Ryki Zuckerman [In Honor of JFK]

 

fifty

the crackle of the overhead speaker,
usually mute after morning announcements,
interrupted our lesson.
someone must have thought
we should know what had happened in dallas.

what happened in dallas
that sent us streaming into the halls,
sobbing and confused,
leaning against the shoulders
of teachers and friends,
pained and numb all at once.

pained and numb all at once
that he was gone, not yet
knowing it would all change now,
the bright future diminished, and our eyes
fixed on tv screens for days after,

tv screens during the day,
usually verboten until after dinner,
while history played out in front of us
inside the little black and white box:
the bloody pink suit, the riderless horse, the casket
lying in state

Forest Lawn's popular holiday event returns!

Forest Lawn's popular holiday event returns!

Forest Lawn’s popular holiday event, It WAS A Wonderful Life (IWAWL), is back this year, written and directed by Joseph Demerly. IWAWL is narrated by John Lay, the first person to be interred in Forest Lawn (in 1850). Mr. Lay will introduce the audience to several of the friends he’s made over the last 163 years at Forest Lawn – all portrayed by local actors – who will give the audience poignant and musical glimpses into Christmases past, when they enjoyed life on this side of the Lawn.

Forest Lawn’s historic chapel will be festively decorated for this holiday event, which begins on November 30 and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 29. All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Seating is limited; reservations are required and can be booked by visiting www.forest-lawn.com or by calling 716.885.1600 for more information.  

Don't miss this wonderful holiday event!

Heritage Village to Celebrate Small Business Saturday All Weekend Long

Heritage Village to Celebrate Small Business Saturday All Weekend Long

 

First there was Black Friday, but who wants to stay up all night and battle unruly crowds? Then came Cyber Monday, but it’s difficult to get into the holiday spirit while sitting at a computer. 

And now there’s Small Business Saturday, when shoppers are encouraged to avoid the mall scene and support local businesses. That sounds like a winner to the wide variety of vendors that will take part in the weekend long Kris Kringle Market, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Unique Holiday Gifts Aplenty Will be Available at the Roycroft Winter Festival

Unique Holiday Gifts Aplenty Will be Available at the Roycroft Winter Festival

 

The highly anticipated Roycroft Winter Festival, a holiday tradition for shoppers looking for something truly unique and special to place under the tree, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 in East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St., East Aurora.

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

Friends of Harmony to Perform Benefit Concert for Food Bank of Western NY

The Friends of Harmony will be holding its third annual Christmas benefit concert on Friday evening at 7:00PM at Sacred Heart in Bowmansville, NY located at 5337 Genesee Street.   Tickets are $15.00.   Kids under 12 are FREE.   Everyone is encouarge to bring a non-perishable food item.  All money and food received by this concert will go to the Food Bank of Western NY.  Questions?  Call Don Ehrenreich at (716) 573-5911

Dialogues on disABILITY: "Good Blood, Bad Blood"

Dialogues on disABILITY: "Good Blood, Bad Blood"

The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to welcome its latest addition to the Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series: author Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD., who will focus on his book, Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks. The event will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo. It will include a candid question-and-answer with the author.