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You could write a book about the recent history of the Italian Heritage Festival, and it would be far from boring. There were brawls in 2016, the final year on Hertel Avenue, precipitating a major location change to the Outer Harbor and an admission charge for the first time. Attendance at the 2017 festival set a record for the Outer Harbor, but social media reaction wa…

Festivals

1) Galbani Italian Heritage Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 12-14, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 15 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor (325 Fuhrmann Blvd.). General admission is $5, and $2 for seniors; a four-day pass runs for $15. Admission is free between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Commentary: There's no denying that turning the annual Italian Festival from a Hertel A…

Gusto

Remember the “Cheese, glorious cheese!” jingle of 1987? Well, we’re going to be singing that song from the rooftops as Galbani – the folks who sponsor the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival – have partnered with two local food trucks for a unique event that leads up to the festival that will make a debut at its new location at the Buffalo Outer Harbor, July 13-16…

Obituaries

March 16, 1919 - June 12, 2017 Peter J. Arnone, a singer and instrumentalist who entertained in nightclubs and at special events for more than 70 years, died Monday in his Buffalo home. He was 98. Born in Rochester, he grew up in Pittston, Pa., where he tap-danced and played harmonica for nickels and dimes as a boy. When he was 10, he was a Pennsylvania harmonica cha…

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It's the ultimate festival weekend in Buffalo. Other than the sold-out Eagles show on Saturday, major local festivals hog the spotlight. An exceptional variety of food, beer and art-based gatherings -- from the charming wilderness of East Aurora's outskirts to pizza-scented Hertel Avenue -- has us feeling a little dazed, as if we just played dizzy-bat on an airplane. Bad…

Family

It might not look like it today, but it won't be long before the streets are filled with people and music and the air is filled with the aromas of summer. Summer festival season is upon us. The Buffalo News will publish a guide to all things festival, but it's never too soon to start planning. This should get you started. Buffalo Greek Fest - June 5 to 7 Kick off your …

Festivals

Could this weekend be the peak of Western New York's festival season? It's certainly a prime contender. You've undoubtedly already heard about the Italian Heritage Festival that swarms Hertel Avenue and the eight-day Canal Fest, which straddles the Erie Canal in the Tonawandas. While these two are terrific options, a breadth of other summer fests are scheduled near and f…

Featured

Seven Italian film classics will show this weekend at the restored North Park Theatre, coinciding with the annual Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage Festival on Hertel Avenue. Other classic movies and indie art films will also be screened through the week, reflecting the theater operators’ promise when the theater reopened in March to offer an eclectic programming mix. “It’…

Ladies and gentlemen, loosen your belts. It’s time for the Big Three. What is happening this week is a miracle of nature. It is like what Professor Harold Hill proclaims in “76 Trombones” about how the Great Creatore, W.C. Handy and John Philip Sousa all came to town on the very same historic day. It is like Buffalo scoring architecture by Frank Lloyd …