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Wednesday April 16th, 2014
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SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty and alumni unite for one of J.S. Bach's most powerful works, The Saint John Passion, April 16 at 8pm, free. The SUNY Fredonia School of Music's string, woodwind, choral, and voice areas combine to present The Saint John Passion by J.S. Bach on Wednesday, April 16 at 8p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. Admission is free. ...
The Passion Week Experience will be held on April 13th through April 20th at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The public is encouraged to come for these exciting events. The Passion Week Experience begins on Palm Sunday, April 13th. Palm crosses from Africa will be given to all in attendance to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Gage ...
The Westfield Community Kitchen will offer a Spring Feast on Wednesday, April 16 from 11:30 to 12:30 at St. Peter\'s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm Street, across from Eason Hall. No charge. All are welcome!
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Thursday April 17th, 2014
The Passion Week Experience will be held on April 13th through April 20th at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The public is encouraged to come for these exciting events. The Passion Week Experience begins on Palm Sunday, April 13th. Palm crosses from Africa will be given to all in attendance to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Gage ...
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World renowned classical guitar performer/teacher/composer/improvisor Roland Dyens will be performing at SUNY Fredonia on April 17th at 8pm Always transformative events, Roland Dyens’ concerts unfold as personal experiences of emotional awakening for the audience. Inspired by the musical unity demonstrated in his concerts, audience members will often later use the ...
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Friday April 18th, 2014
The Passion Week Experience will be held on April 13th through April 20th at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The public is encouraged to come for these exciting events. The Passion Week Experience begins on Palm Sunday, April 13th. Palm crosses from Africa will be given to all in attendance to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Gage ...
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Saturday April 19th, 2014
The Passion Week Experience will be held on April 13th through April 20th at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The public is encouraged to come for these exciting events. The Passion Week Experience begins on Palm Sunday, April 13th. Palm crosses from Africa will be given to all in attendance to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Gage ...
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Sunday April 20th, 2014
The Passion Week Experience will be held on April 13th through April 20th at the First Baptist Church, 876 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. The public is encouraged to come for these exciting events. The Passion Week Experience begins on Palm Sunday, April 13th. Palm crosses from Africa will be given to all in attendance to celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Pastor Robert Gage ...
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Saturday April 26th, 2014
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SHERMAN, NY, April 26th. A benefit will be held for Iona Burkholder at the Stanley Hose Company Fire Department in Sherman on April 26th. Doors open at 1pm and an Italian Pasta Bar will be served from 2- 7pm. The Red Cross will be there to hold a Blood Drive in Iona’s honor. Each donor will receive a free tee shirt and gift card to Tops. Iona was diagnosed with acute ...
Food Is Our Medicine Project, in coordination with Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Diabetes Foundation, present the HONORING MOTHER EARTH 5K RUN/WALK on April 26, 2014 at 11 am. Starting line is the Seneca Nation Early Childhood Learning Center a
5K ANew Run and Walk April 26, 2014 The Salvation Army Anew Center Start Time: 9:30 am.   Registration: 7:30 am to 9:00am The Salvation Army Gym 83 South Main St. Jamestown, NY Entry Fee: Pre Register by 4/17: $20.00 w/shirt, $15.00 no shi
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Jason Kinem and Diane Pugh enjoy a game of Scrabble at Prendergast Library, which will hold its second annual Scrabble tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Admission is $15 to benefit the library. Sign up at the Information Desk or in the Fireplace Room the morning of the event. There will be refreshments for sale and prizes for winners. The library is ...
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Event will focus on online databases and the best way to use them DUNKIRK, N.Y. – More people than ever before are trying to learn about their own family history. That’s largely due to the popular Ancestry.com website along with the NBC TV Show “Who do you think you Are?” - which helps celebrities learn more about their ancestors. Rhonda Konig ...
DUNKIRK, NY - The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society is hosting a seminar focusing on researching Family History on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event will help people learn more about various free, online resources that can be used when researching their own family history. It will also provide important things to know when doing online research. Featured speakers include research ...
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When: Saturday, February 16th, 2013 thru Sunday, February 17th, 2013

WNY Train and Toy Show Attracts Collectors, Hobbyists, and History Buffs

HAMBURG, NY -Those interested in railways, depots cars, or WNY railroad history won’t want to miss the Western New York Railway Historical Society’s Winter Train and Toy Show, February 16 and 17 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.

According to event chairman, Stephen Kocsis the show is the largest in the region and expected to attract 5,000 attendees as well as vendors from the Northeast to the Midwest. Now in its tenth year, it follows The Greater Buffalo Train and Toy Show in November, which has been on-going for more than thirty years.

Kocsis says the event helps to raise funds for the WNY Railway Historical Society, which was founded in 1980 and dedicated to the preservation of the “rich railway heritage of the WNY region.” The group recently found a home in the Heritage Discovery Center, located in South Buffalo, where it shares space with The Steel Plant Museum and Lighthouse Society.

According to Ed Patton, director of museum development for WNYRHS, the center is “about preserving our industrial heritage.” Quoted in Buffalo Rising Online, Patton said, “For the railroad and steel plant museums, it represents the dedication of so many people committed to preserving the importance of the railroad and steelmaking heritage of the region. While these industries are now a past memory, the Heritage Discovery Center will preserve them for future generations.”

While the show itself promotes the hobby of train collecting and retirees who, Kocsis says, “May have had their first train set in the 1950s,” it is also a favorite with kids who enjoy the popular children’s television series, “Thomas and Friends.”

Kocsis says nearly 400 tables of model trains, supplies, videos, collectible toys, dolls, miniatures, cars and railroad memorabilia will be on display. In addition, several large operating layouts, will be shown including an “O” gauge (commonly used for toy trains and model railroading) as well as “N” scale, which will be on exhibit by the Gowanda and Buffalo Model Railroad club.

Various historical groups will also participate at the show, “so there is a wide range of interests covered,” says Kocsis. “Equally important, is to grow the interest of future generations in our railway heritage, to keep the hobby vibrant and have an event where kids of all ages can gather and play with trains of all sizes.”

“Thomas” play tables and “Skittles” the Clown will also be available for the enjoyment of the kids attending. Where else, says Kocsis, “can you spend a day with your family for only $7 (kids under 12 are fee) and see so many operating train layouts and interesting items for sale?” With their parent’s help, kids can find a hobby that might last a few years or a lifetime, says Kocsis. There are many groups at the show where they can learn more about local history as well.

The WNYRHS Winter Train and Toy Show takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a complete list of events, visit www.wnyrhs.com.
 

CONTRIBUTOR: Patricia Pihl
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