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Celebrating The Broadway Market

22 Apr

Is there a more beloved Easter tradition in Buffalo then a visit to The Broadway Market?  Shopping at the market for butter lambs, sausage, pierogi, rye bread and all sorts of ethnic Easter delicacies is as part of Easter weekend in Buffalo as the Easter Bunny himself.

Over the years, the lovely and talented Christina Abt has led our coverage of this Buffalo institution with videos, live radio spots, newspaper columns and her extensive enterprise feature here at WNYM, “Market At The Crossroads“.  Like Christina, we believe that The Broadway Market is central to our identity as Buffalonians and is a very special part of our past, present and future.  If you love living in Buffalo and WNY and celebrate the region for what it is and not what we wish it to be, these videos originally filmed in 2007, are for you.

Photo taken from Flickr, photographer Chaz Adams, http://www.flickr.com/photos/chazadams/

In the first video, Christina tours Buffalo’s historic Broadway Market during the peak of the bustling Easter season.  In her unique style, Christina explores what makes the Broadway Market such a vital component of the rich cultural tapestry of Buffalo and Western New York.

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In the second video, Christina explores the reasons many people come to the market each season, the family history that brings people back and touches on ways to keep the market busy throughout the year.

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In the third video, Christina interviews the matriarch of The Broadway Market and the creator of the butter lamb, Dorothy Malczewski.  Dorothy is a special part of our local history, a wonderful woman with a love for her city.

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If you haven’t yet read any of Christina’s series on The Broadway Market, please click here and take the time to enjoy her enlightening work.

From all of us at WNYMedia to you and your family, we wish you a very Happy Easter…or as they say at The Broadway Market, Wesołego Alleluja!

Moments That Make Buffalo Special

12 Apr

In a city which is host to tens of thousands of families who struggle to get by each and every day, it takes thousands of unnoticed random acts of kindness to keep it all together.  Trite?  Not by a long shot.

Each person who contributes in small, meaningful ways provides the glue which keeps this struggling community together.  So often, their efforts are overlooked because of a bigger, presumably more important story.  These people don’t contribute to charities or help those who are less fortunate in order to garner news coverage or even a thank you.  They do it because it’s the right thing to do and because they love their community and the people in it.

WNYMedia blogger and dear friend Michele Johnson is one of those people.  If you know Michele, you’re a better person because of it.  She is an asset to this city and she has touched the lives of so many with her grace, generosity and dignity.  In memory of her beloved son, she put together nearly 100 Easter Baskets for kids at St. Luke’s Church in Buffalo.

Bringing a moment of joy to children is a beautiful thing.  So, we sent a cameraman down to see what the volunteers at the church had to say about Michele’s efforts.  We hope that the video inspires you to do something similar in the near future.

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Happy Easter to all!