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A NEWSPAPER SERVING THE GERMAN-AMERICANS OF UPSTATE NEW YORK
                                              AUSTRIA • GERMANY • LIECHTENSTEIN • SWITZERLAND
       Vol. 11 No. 1                                                                                           January-February 2023 Issue


                                                                                                  Christkindlmarkt 2022 featured

                                                                                                  wide array of homemade goods

                                                                                                     by Steve Dlugosz             "It brings a lot of people out,
                                                                                                        hose  looking  for  something  and a lot of enthusiasm
                                                                                                        unique  and  homemade  to
                                                                                                  Tgive as a gift during the 2022   in the holiday season,"
                                                                                                  holiday  season  needed  to  look  no  said Steinbach.
                                                                                                  further than the Christkindl-
                                                                                                  markt at Hofbrauhaus Buffa-
                                                                                                  lo,  with  three  weekends  on
                                                                                                  site presenting a large num-
                                                                                                  ber   of   items   available
                                                                                                  through a number of vendors.
                                                                                                     More  than  two  dozen
                                                                                                  vendors, to go along with 15
                                                                                                  sponsors,  were  slated  to  be
                                                                                                  on hand as part of Hofbrau-
      CHRISTMAS                                                           photos by Peter Sloane  haus' three Christkindlemarkt
      FELLOWSHIP:                                                                                 weekends. A beer-barrel tree
                                                                                                  lighting  presentation  on  the
      The Samuel Helm Unit of                                                                     Friday  and  Saturday  night
      the  Steuben  Society  of                                                                   portion  of  the  weekends,  as
      America held its meeting                                                                    well as live music, also was
      /  Christmas  Concert  /                                                                    featured  at  the  downtown
                                                                                                  Buffalo     establishment.
      Sing-a-long on December
                                                                                                  Horse-drawn  carriage  rides
      16, 2022 at Sto Lat, 4475                                                                   were also available as part of
      Transit  Road  (Eastern                                                                     the festivities.
      Hills Mall).                                                                                   Chuck  Steinbach,  direc-
      See additional                                                                              tor of operations at Hofbrau-
                                                                                                  haus Buffalo, said the market
      photos on page 5.
                                                                                                  served as a great way to gen-
                                                                                                  erate  additional  interest  in
                                                                                                  holiday related reverie while
                                                                                                  also serving as a tremendous
                                                                                                  gift-buying opportunity. The
                                                                                                  market  also  benefited  Feed-
                                                                                                  More  WNY,  which  is  espe-
                                                                                                  cially cognizant of the needs
                                                                                                  of the local community dur-
                                                                                                  ing  the  winter/holiday  sea-
                                                                                                  son.
                                                                                                      "It brings a lot of people
                                                                                                  out, and a lot of enthusiasm
                                                                                                  in  the  holiday  season,"  said
                                                                                                  Steinbach. "It's a good mix of
                                                                                                  vendors, sponsors, a little bit
                                                                                                  of  something  for  everyone.
                                                                                                  And, you can grab a bite to
                                                                                                  eat  or  a  drink  from  our  kitchen. Design, Buffalo Artisan Food Trad-
                                                                                                  We're very happy to be hosting (the ers, M&M Pickles, Barrel + Brine,
                                                                                                  market) again."                Outback Kettle Korn, Buffalo Dis-
                                                                                                     This year's event was the second tilling  Co.,  Penelope’s  Treats  and
                                                                                                  annual    Christkindlmarkt   at Pure  Magix  CBD  Shop  &  Cafe.
                                                                                                  Hofbrauhaus,  located  at  190  Scott Event  sponsors  included  Bank  On
                                                                                                  St.  A  heated,  outdoor  and  mostly Buffalo,  Three  Chord  Bourbon,
                                                                                                  covered  vendor  garden  was  pre- Clarence Wall and Ceiling, Sysco,
                                                                                                  pared  for  interested  shoppers  and Anabec, Jägermeister, Seneca Casi-
                                                                                                  those perusing.                no, Empire North, Trade Credit In-
                                                                                                     Vendors   included:   Alpine surance   Agency,   O’Connor
                                                                                                  Sweets, L&J Creations, Gleam and Mechanical  Corporation,  News  4
                                                                                                  Glimmer, Hilltop Holidays, Gnome Buffalo, Deep Eddy Vodka, Coun-
                                                                                                  Estay,  DragonFly  Jams  &  Jellies, try  106.5  WYRK,  Wardynski’s
                                                                                                  Sunshine Art Designs, The Drunkin Meats  and  Admar  Construction
                                                                                                  Candle Shop, Crafted Class, A Lit- Equipment and Supplies.
                                                                                                  tle  Bit  of  Germany,  Studio  in  the  Musical  acts  included  perfor-
                                                                                                  Park,  Purses  By  Peters,  Forever mances  by  the  Frankfurters,  the
                                                                                                  Tranquil,  Belov’d  Creations,  By BlackRock Beatles of Hofbrauhaus
                                                                                                                                     Buffalo  (tribute  to  John  Len-
                                                                                                                                     non), Joey Donohue, Die Haus
                                                                                                                                     Band, German American Mu-
                                                                                                                                     sicians  Association  and  Park-
                                                                                                                                     side Avenue Brass.
                                                                                                                                        Kerrie  and  Mark  Buell,
                                                                                                                                     owners  of  M&M  Pickles  of
                                                                                                                                     Williamsville, said they partic-
                                                                                                                                     ipated in both years of Christ-
                                                                                                                                     kindlmarkt   and   received
                                                                                                                                     overwhelmingly positive feed-
                                                                                                                                     back from patrons. Classic dill
                                                                                                                                     and  Chicken  Wing  flavors  of
                                                                                                                                     their pickles were described as
                                                                                                                                     popular sellers.
                                                                                                                                             Continued on page 7
                                                                                                                                       Additional photos on page 8
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