Thursday, 02 January 2014 00:00

Antiques Home Show

Antiques Home Show
May 10, 2014 
Act quickly- This event sells out fast!
There are 4 sessions to choose from:
9:30 am-11:00 am
11:00 am-12:30 pm
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
2:30 pm-4:00pm


Pre-sale for tickets is complete.


To purchase tickets, please go directly to the event on Saturday!



Do you have an antique lamp sitting in your attic collecting dust? Or perhaps you’ve always wondered if the end table you inherited from Great Aunt Myrtle is worth anything. Come on down to WNED|WBFO’s Antiques Home Show and get the answers you’ve been looking for!

Your antiques will be verbally evaluated by an expert appraiser for only $10 per item and you can bring as many as six items total!

Appraisers in the following categories will be available to give assessments: Ceramics, China, Glass, Pre 1940 Folk Art, Paintings, Jewelry, Silver, Pottery, Stoneware, Redware, American Arts & Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, Collectibles, Small  Pieces of Furniture, Sports Collectibles, Books, Toys & Dolls, Lamps, Clothing, Textiles and Quilts.

Please note: We do not recommend bringing large pieces of furniture, as we cannot help with moving or transporting items.  Participants will be responsible for moving their items. Dollies and moving assistance are not provided by WNED.  You are welcome to bring two guests with you at no additional charge.

WNED|WBFO’s Antiques Home Show takes place in the WNED Studios, located at 140 Lower Terrace in downtown Buffalo, right next to the Adam’s Mark Hotel.

No weapons permitted.  Anything perceived as a weapon will not be permitted!

WNED is not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items.


Thanks to our local appraisers for supporting WNED│WBFO:

Dana Tillou of Dana Tillou Fine Arts

Pre 1950 Paintings, Folk Art, Watercolors, Objects of Art, Americana

417 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202
Wednesday- Saturday 11am-5pm • (716) 854-5285 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A 1959 graduate of Duke University, Dana Tillou started in the business with Peter Tillou, who is nationally known today. He has been in business for 44 years at one location. Early Art (including fine art appraisals) is his specialty. He does four national shows each year. Well known in the Western New York area, Tillou’s assistance in organizing and executing the Antiques Home Show has been invaluable to us.


John Marfoglia of John & Kristin Marfoglia Antiques – JM Gold Buyers
General, Mid-Century, Modern
1484 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 • Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
(716) 913-8549 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Marfoglia grew up around the antiques business. His father was an artist who worked with antiques. John acquired the skills of buying and selling, learning the business while growing up in the area. John didn’t go to college; he started out as a general contractor. His peers convinced him to leave that business to become a part-time appraiser, which he has been for 19 years. He has had his own store on Hertel Avenue for ten years. In between his part- and full-time work, he worked 18 national shows per year. He has an internet business that specializes in antiques research, which he now uses more than his reference books. We would like to thank John for his valuable assistance in organizing and executing the Antiques Home Show.


Ron Cozzi of Old Editions Book Shop
General Used & Rare Books, Prints, Maps, Atlases, Autographs
74 East Huron St., Buffalo, NY 14203 • Monday - Saturday 10am- 5pm
(716) 842-1734 • www.oldeditions.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ron Cozzi opened his book shop in Buffalo in 1976 and is now settled downtown at East Huron and Oak Streets. His shop is one of the country’s largest antiquarian bookstores with 35,000 square feet of retail and warehouse space.


Ellen DeWind, Ph.D. & Vincent DeWind of Angel Restoration
Textiles, Quilts, Samplers, Clothing, Paper, Maps
48 Oakland Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 • By appointment
(716) 634-0269 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ellen DeWind, Ph.D., has a background in apparel and textiles as a faculty member at Buffalo State College. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Home Economics Education and a Ph.D. in Communications. Vincent DeWind has taught art for over 44 years and has a B.S. and M.S. in Art Education. They are partners in Angel Restoration, conservators in private practice specializing in textiles, art objects and paper.


Ernest Kionke of Ernest Kionke Antiques
Pottery & Porcelain, Restoration Services
By Appointment Only  •  716-667-7384 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since 1976, Ernest Kionke has provided Western New Yorkers with professional china, pottery, and porcelain and gold-leaf restoration services. In addition he is qualified to provide USPAP-certified appraisals and has quality antiques for sale at the Ontario Antique Mall in Farmington, New York.


George P. Ziemer of Sandra Ziemer, Inc. Fine & Costume Jewelry, Sterling Silver
5555 Kraus Rd., Clarence, NY 14031 (716) 741-2120 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Gail Streng of Antiques Americana  Toys, Dolls, Silver, China, Furniture, General
 (716) 759-2797 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gail Streng has been in the antique business for 36 years. Over the years, she has
had three shops in Williamsville and now has booth #3 at the Premier Antique
Center in Clarence, NY.


Gerry Strobel of Strobel's  Antiques     Silver, Pottery, China, Glass, Metal, American Arts & Crafts
 5629 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221  Mon.- Tues. 11am-5pm & Thurs.- Saturday 11am-5pm
(716) 631-0173 • www.strobelsantiques.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gerry Strobel has been active in the appraisal, purchase and sale of antiques and collectibles since 1986. His participation in the local market ― as well as national trade shows ― has provided him with knowledge of the global market for such items.


John Tobin of The Antique Lamp Company
Antique Lamps, Shades, Lighting, Clocks & Gifts
1213 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 • Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm
(716) 871-0508 • www.antiquelampco.comThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Tobin is the owner of The Antique Lamp Co. specializing in the sale and restoration of floor, ceiling, and table lamps from the mid-1800s to the 1940s. On Hertel Avenue for more than 12 years, Tobin is Buffalo’s only full-time professional lamp restorer, with a full inventory of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mission, Victorian and Modern lighting.


Alan Tober of Alan-tiques • Antique World, Clarence, NY • (716) 839-0208
General, Sports (vintage equipment), Stoneware, Redware, Primatives

Alan Tober has a master’s degree in American culture and history and started out in period furniture. His interest in sports helped him branch out to the area of vintage sports and sports memorabilia. He also has an extensive knowledge of local history and has been in business locally for over 25 years. He has a shop at Antique World in Clarence every Sunday and is a participant at the Genesee Country Museum Antique Show each year.


Guy Andriaccio, Jr. of Buffalo Antiques
Furniture & Decorative Items – Generalist (Georgian & Victorian Era)
1539 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216 • Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm
(716) 832-4231 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guy Andriaccio Jr. has been in the Antique Business for over 20 years.  Buffalo Antiques has been located on Hertel Avenue for 16 years.  The well appointed showroom offers items from the 1800’s to the current styles.  Guy is an expert with antique furniture and decorative items and is also a generalist.  He also works with many of the area decorators in town.


Bruce S. Ader of Bruce Ader Appraisals, Estate Liquidations, Antiques

(716) 510-4484


Will Faller of Will Faller Fine Arts & Antiques
Watercolors, Prints
31 Elm St., East Aurora, NY 14052 • Monday - Saturday 10am- 5pm
(716) 430-1762  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Published in Volunteer




WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education.  This year’s election has attracted significant interest from the community with over a dozen candidates expressing interest in the race.  The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost its graduation rates. It is one of the most contentious times for school leadership, as Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown faces intense criticism from stakeholders, overseeing 34,000 school students. The outcome of the Buffalo School Board election could change the balance of power and determine the fate of Superintendent Brown’s leadership.
The upcoming May 6 election is for the three Member at Large seats.  Each is for a five-year term. For more information about voting and upcoming elections, visit the Erie County Board of Elections website at

The candidate interviews were conducted by the following WBFO and The Buffalo News reporters:

Eileen Buckley
Senior Education Reporter

Tiffany Lankes
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Deidre Williams
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

Mary Pasciak
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Sandra Tan
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News


The program will air on WNED-TV leading up to the election and the interview segments will be available on and

Listen to the interviews.


WNED-TV airdates:

Friday, May 2 from  8 – 10 p.m. 
Sunday, May 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Monday, 23 December 2013 00:00

New Year, New Website!

Welcome to the all-new! Check out the FAQ's regarding our new site.

Q:  Why was a new website created?
A:   We wanted to create a website that helps you, the user, easily find any type of WNED ǀ WBFO information you’re looking for.  The new website was built to improve website navigation and search, contain more interactive content and present a complete picture of our organization by offering helpful information, resources and links.

Q:  What are the new features of the new
A:  There are many new features to the new!
• TV and Radio program schedule on the homepage and on each station’s respective page
• Interactive calendar of events
• Color-coded navigation system by station topic
• Easy connectivity to our social sites on the side pop-out bar
• “Share” buttons to share our site’s content
• Pledge thank you gifts feature

Q:   How is the website organized?
A:   There are five color-coded sections:  Television, Radio, Support, Community and About

Q:   I have bookmarked my favorite pages on the former site. Do I need to bookmark them on the new site?
A:   Yes, you will need to find your favorite pages and re-bookmark them. However, bookmarks to radio online streaming remains the same.

Q:   Does still exist?
A:   Yes, you can still visit for all your local news and information. However, you can view all breaking news stories on the homepage.

Q:   Is the Fine Arts Report still available on the new
Y:   Yes, you can still access all Fine Arts Report under the Events Calendar in the Community section.

Q:   Can I browse on my mobile device?
A:   Yes, you can view on any mobile device using the mobile browser.

Q:  Does still exist?
A:  Yes, still exists. Many educational resources found on can be accessed on the new in the Community section.

Q:   Can I still donate on the new
A:   Yes, you can still donate on under Support. You can also find information on other ways to give along with how to become a corporate sponsor. You can also make a donation over the phone by calling 1-800-678-1873.

Q:   Can my business advertise on the new
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Do you have other website specific questions which aren't addressed above?  Visit our Key Contacts page or call (716) 845-7000 for further assistance.



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“Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” aims for interaction and outreach..

BUFFALO, N.Y. – As a follow up to the broadcast of Tragedy and Hope – Stories of Painkiller Addiction, WNED-TV will air Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. live from the WNED studios.

Published in Press Room
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00


WHAT: Event to introduce First Book- Western New York to the Western New York region, providing access to new books to children in need

Published in Press Room