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Video Highlights from Cricket National Rebuilding Day 2010 in Buffalo, NY

Rebuilding Together does not currently have a local chapter in Buffalo, so the Buffalo team took matters in to their own hands by spearheading a project and partnering with AmeriCorps, Hospice Buffalo and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to refurbish a home for Justin Zirpalo, a 13 year old handicapped boy who requires around the clock attention, and his father Sal.  Sal had purchased the “fixer upper” a few years ago with the intention of doing the work himself.  After purchasing the home, his wife unexpectedly passed away and he did not have the time or resources to complete the work.

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Video Highlights from Cricket National Rebuilding Day 2010 in Buffalo, NY

Rebuilding Together does not currently have a local chapter in Buffalo, so the Buffalo team took matters in to their own hands by spearheading a project and partnering with AmeriCorps, Hospice Buffalo and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to refurbish a home for Justin Zirpalo, a 13 year old handicapped boy who requires around the clock attention, and his father Sal.  Sal had purchased the “fixer upper” a few years ago with the intention of doing the work himself.  After purchasing the home, his wife unexpectedly passed away and he did not have the time or resources to complete the work.

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Black History Month Spotlight: Marian Anderson - First African American named a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company

 (Born February 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.—died April 8, 1993, Portland, Ore.) American singer, one of the finest contraltos of her time.


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Frozen Turkey Bowling Draws Crowd and Donations at 2011 Buffalo Winterfest Powder Keg Festival

The crowds gathered to watch and particpate in last weekend's Cricket Wireless Frozen Turkey Bowling Competition in downtown Buffalo for the second annual Buffalo Winterfest and Powder Keg Festival.

 

Contestants rolled frozen turkeys down regulation sized bowling lanes to strike bowling pins in hopes of bowling a tureky, three strikes in a row, and be entered to win a Cricket phone and a year of service! The competition was tough and all proceeds and donations benefitted the Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL).

 

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B.B. King - Black History Month Featured Musician

Musician. Born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bene, Mississippi. A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family, B. B. King became one of the best-known blues performers, an important consolidator of blues styles, and a primary model for rock guitarists. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he began his career as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was dubbed "The Beale Street Blues Boy." That nickname was soon shortened to "B. B."

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Black History Month Featured Musician B.B. King
 

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