Blog Archive for July, 2018


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Benvenuti and Welcome Family and Friends, To the Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage Festival of Buffalo New York.

We want you to be a part of the excitement during our second year at this wonderful family friendly venue on Buffalo’s beutiful historic Outer Harbor.

This year we have so many new and exciting features that we know you will enjoy. Our newly designed layout includes vendor booths that are positioned around the perimeter, creating a center “Piazza” with fountains and seating. All parking will now be close to the festival grounds. A new highlight will be an awe inspiring, world class Fireworks Display with an Italian ending like never seen before!

We invite you to take in the sights, sounds, aromas and delicacies of Italy. All of your favorite Italian and Italian-American foods and entertainment is waiting right here for you. Come on down and “stomp the grapes”, old world style; find out about your roots with our genealogists, create Italian themed crafts in our Centro Bambini, learn fabulous Italian recipes in our Galbani Village and so much more.

Talk about entertainment! Our national entertainment this year is spectacular, as we welcome back America’s Got Talent’s star Sal Valentinetti and orchestra; Frankie Valli cover band Lights Out, Franco Corso and many other amazingly talented acts.

The Italian Heritage Festival is Buffalo! It’s a summertime tradition for all to enjoy, so bring the family. Special thanks to all of our dedicated sponsors, vendors and of course you, our guests. You are family, so join us as together we will make this year’s festival our best ever!


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Independence Day(United States)


Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (such as the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation’s heritage, laws, history, society, and people.


Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue; many take advantage of the day off and, in some years, a long weekend to gather with relatives or friends. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often held in the morning, before family get-togethers, while fireworks displays occur in the evening after dark at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.


The night before the Fourth was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by raucous gathering often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece. In New England, towns completed to build towering pyramids, assembled from barrels and casks. They were lit at nightfall to usher in the celebration. The highest were in Salem, Massachusetts, with pyramids composed of as many as forty tiers of barrels. These made the tallest bonfires ever recorded.


Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”; “God Bless America”; “America the Beautiful”; “My country. ‘Tis of Thee”; “This Land is Your Land”; “Stars and Stripes Forever”; and, regionally, “Yankee Doodle” in northeastern states and “Dixie” in southern states.


Fireworks shows are held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. Safety concerns have led some states to ban fireworks or limit the sizes and types allowed. In addition, local and regional weather conditions may dictate whether the sale or use of fireworks in an area will be allowed. Some local or regional fireworks sales are limited or prohibited because of dry weather or other specific concerns. On these occasions, the public may be prohibited from purchasing or discharging fireworks, but professional displays (such as those at the sports event) may still take place if certain safety precautions have been taken.


A salute of one gun for each state in the United States called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.


The first week of July is typically one of the busiest United States travel periods of the year, as many people use what is often a three-day holiday weekend for extended vacation trips.


This Independence Day brings forth a new hope to make our tomorrows most beautiful and cherished. The Liberty team wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July!



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Liberty Cab sponsoring WGR Celebrity Golf Tournament 2018

Start the day with registration and breakfast, beginning at 9am at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course! Shotgun start at 11am followed by 18 holes of golf on the beautiful grounds of Hickory Stick! 

Along with golf and cart, enjoy lunch at the turn, complimentary ice cold beer and other beverages, cigars, party tents with delicious food samples and beverage tastings from local restaurants. Immediately after play, enjoy cocktails, buffet dinner, an awards ceremony and a chance to win one-of-a-kind memorabilia in a silent auction to benefit the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association!

WGR “moisture wicking” polo, WGR golf balls and more!

Contests and prizes throughout the day including Longest Drive sponsored by Liberty Cab, Sweet Shot of the Game (Closest to the Pin) sponsored by Country Sweet, putting contests and more! HUGE auction, 50/50 raffles and other activities to raise money for the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association



Thurman Thomas

• Danny Gare

• Dan Dunleavy

• Jeremy White

• Howard Simon

• Mike Schopp

• Bulldog

• Sal Capaccio


Also available, “regular foursomes” which allows 4 people to play

without a celebrity for just $650

Our “Buy now” feature is BACK! If you don’t want to risk missing out on playing in the tournament, BUY IT NOW to secure your spot!

Auction is available by clicking the tickets button above or online at!

So is our “Extended bidding” feature! In the last few minutes of the auction, we’ll allow 5 additional minutes for every last minute bid on a particular foursome. Each time a bid is placed, the bidding time will be extended until no new bids are placed.

The WGR Celebrity Golf Tournament is presented by Liberty Yellow Cab!

WGR Celebrity Golf Tournament 2018