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Les Nouvelles de l`Alliance - Alliance Française de Buffalo
Les Nouvelles de l’Alliance
Douzième Année, Numéro 2
Novembre - Decembre 2006
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Fêtes de fin d’année/Holiday Dinner
Alliance Française de Buffalo, Inc.
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P.O. Box 721
Buffalo, NY 14207
Phone: 716 688-4171
Web Site:
http://afbuffalo.org
E-mail contact:
info@afbuffalo.org
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To Become A Member
Contact: Colette Jowdy
Phone:
(716) 706-0505
Courriel: cfjowdy@yahoo.com
ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Supporting
Individual
Family
Full Time Student
$75
$35
$45
$18
SEND CHECK TO:
Colette Jowdy
59 Quail Run Lane
Lancaster, NY 14086
Les Nouvelles de l’Alliance
Rédaction
Send your articles, petites annonces,
(free for AFB members), travel news,
in English or in French, preferably
in digital format, to:
Mary Besanceney Aiken
(e-mail maryaiken@mac.com)
Chers amis,
Voici la neige d’octobre totalement disparue,
et avant que ne retombent les vraies neiges d’hiver, nous projetons de nous réunir samedi soir,
le 16 décembre, au superbe restaurant « Shanghai
Red’s » pour déguster un fameux repas et célébrer
les fêtes de fin d’année !
En effet, l’experte cuisinière, Alessandra
DeSimone a choisi pour nous, un menu que vous
verrez inclus dans ce même numéro, pour vous
permettre de faire votre choix et vos réservations.
Shanghai Reds est situé à l’approche de « Erie
Basin Marina » à l’emplacement de l’ancien
Crawdaddy’s. Du restaurant, nous pourrons
bénéficier de la superbe vue sur le lac devant, ainsi
que du profil éclairé de la ville, derrière nous. Le
parking y est ample et bien éclairé, si vous n’avez
pas visité cette partie de la ville dernièrement, vous
serez agréablement surpris.
Comme d’habitude il y aura quelques petits
jeux de société, et des petites récompenses pour
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
December 1, 2006
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Raffle Offers Vacation in South of France!
Dans ce Numéro
hard copy as well to
East Aurora, NY 14052.
— Marianne Vallet-Sandre
prize… a two-night,
My fellow members:
deluxe accommodation
I
must
confess;
If you have a service, business, or
stay at the Hotel Lord
encouraging you to buy
an item you would like to add to the list
Berri in the Latin Quarter
raffle tickets for a chance
of raffle prizes, please contact Veronica
of Montréal; third place
to win a luxurious vacation
Hogle. We would welcome, small
prize of 2 nights at the
in the South of France is a
antiques, books, pictures, vases,
Clarion President Hotel,
bit altruistic on my part.
private lessons, meals in your home,
In Niagara Falls, Ontario;
You see… I would like to
boat rides, French lace, etc.
fourth place prize, a
win it myself because I
Merci beaucoup! Veronica 835-5078
$100 gift certificate to
know its true ample value.
Rue Franklin Restaurant;
I won the trip in 2005!
With a friend, I traveled to Mandelieu, near elegant dining at local, top-rated restaurants,
Cannes and spent an entire week in one of the food, wine, art and much more!
With absolute certainty I assure you that this
most beautiful regions of the world. The splendor
of the French Riviera is remarkable, and the prize is the best game in town. The tickets are $1.00
trip puts you in a prime location! I’m sure the 2006 each or six for $5.00. This is the biggest fundraiswinner, Vicki Bruning and her husband, er of the year for our organization, so your participation not only means possibly winning a condo
would agree.
Drs. Bill and Geneviève James have again stay in France, but support for the organization. In
generously donated the condominium stay, and addition this year, 30% of the proceeds will go to
support a scholarship fund for high school stuit’s much appreciated by the entire organization.
The raffle offers an opportunity to win count- dents who excel in the French language.
And there’s another added treat. The top
less other prizes, including the second place
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or on CD with
835 Chestnut Hill Road,
Dear friends,
As you can see in greater details at left, we are
hoping to see you and your friends at the great new
down town Buffalo restaurant Shanghai Red’s to
enjoy our annual holiday dinner, and witness our 2006
raffle drawing on Saturday evening, December 16,
2006 at 6pm for cash bar and Hors d’oeuvres, preceding a great sit-down dinner chosen for us by
Alessandra DeSimone. (See menu choices and
reservations details on page 4 this issue)
Shanghai Red’s sits at the approach of Erie
Basin Marina, on the old footprints of Crawdaddy’s.
The views of the lake and the city-scape are beautiful,
parking is ample and well lit, come and check it out!
Kindly send your reservations as soon as possible, even with advance dated checks, but definitely on
time (December 8) for us to provide Alessandra with
the figures required by the restaurant at that time!
We hope to see you all there, for a great evening
of good food, good friends, and good music.
1 Fêtes de fin d’Année/Holiday Dinner
Raffle Offers Vacation in South of France!
3 Goûter de Noël et le
Concours de la Meilleure Bûche de Noël
2 St. Cecilia Concert
AATF National French Week Schedule
Prof de Français
4 Holiday Dinner Menu & Reservation Form
Planning a Trip to France Soon?
3 French Classes
Welcome | Bienvenue!
French Play — “J’Accuse”
5 Souper à la Fortune du Pot Chez Paul et Marianne
Petites Annonces
6 Calendrier
Les Nouvelles de l’Alliance
Novembre - Décembre 2006
St Cecilia Concert
(A Friends of Music at
St Paul’s event)
Saturday November 18 2006, 7:30pm
St Paul’s Cathedral,
Pearl & Church Streets, Buffalo
ADMISSION: $15 in advance;
$20 at the door $5 student/child,
FREE to Friends of Music
Maurice Durufle, Requiem; Maurice Durufle,
Quatre Motets; Francis Poulenc, Concerto in
G for Organ, Strings & Timpani; Frederic
Blanc (Paris, France), organ; Quinn Patrick,
contralto; Won Cho, baritone;
The Cathedral Choirs
The Choir of Calvary Church, Williamsville
The Cathedral Orchestra
Directed by Andrew Cantrill & Debi Overton
Maurice Durufle’s musical output is
confined to just seven published works for
organ, four choral
pieces, and a
handful of works
for piano. Yet, the
expressive timelessness of these
pieces has guaranteed their popularity. One of
Durufle’s most
performed works
takes
center
stage in this
year’s St Cecilia Concert. Composed in 1947,
the Requiem uses as its raw material the
Gregorian plainchant Mass of the Dead, and
Durufle’s declared intent was “to reconcile
Gregorian rhythm with modern meter.”
Consequently, the plainsong is blended seamlessly with the harmonic language of French
Impressionism.
Frederic Blanc is the ‘organiste titulaire’ of
Notre Dame d’Auteuil in Paris, France and is
considered the inheritor of the Durufle musical
legacy.
Monsieur Blanc will accompany the
Requiem and appear as soloist in Francis
Poulenc’s ‘Concerto in G for Organ, Strings
and Timpani’. The cathedral choirs will be
joined by the choir of Calvary Episcopal
Church, Williamsville and their director Debi
Overton. The church is well known throughout
Western New York for its rich tradition of liturgical music, and Debi Overton is one of the
region's most versatile musicians. Our soloists
include Quinn Patrick, a favorite of
St Paul’s audiences, and Won Cho, singing
with the cathedral choirs for the first time.
—Andrew Cantrill
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American Association of Teachers of French AATF-WNY
National French Week
2006 Calendar of Events
Open to the Public
Thursday, Oct. 26: Béret Day!
Make and wear your berets in your school!
For an easy beret pattern e-mail masalajazz@hotmail.com!
Fridays, Oct. 27 & Nov. 10: Le Cinéma Québécois, two recent
award-winning movies from Quebec: C.R.A.Z.Y. (Friday October 27, 7pm) and La Grande
Séduction (Friday November10, 7:30pm). UB North Campus, Clemens Hall 120. Free.
Info: lmkunz@buffalo.edu
Wednesday, Nov. 1: The Alliance Française de Buffalo presents: “J’accuse”, play based
on Emile Zola’s open letter to the French president concerning the Dreyfus affair, presented
by André Nerman. Canisius College, Maday Theater, 7:30pm. Info: www.afbuffalo.org
Thursday, Nov. 2: The Weather at 5 - La Météo à 17h- at Channel 7
You and your students are invited to appear on the Weather Outside on WKBW Channel
7! Have fun, promote your school, surprise your friends! Space is limited to 10 students
per teacher! For info and reservations e-mail: gbu475@aol.com by October 20!
Thursday, Nov. 2: Le Grand Gala, Come and mingle with your fellow Francophones and
Francophiles and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The Mansion on Delaware, 414 Delaware Avenue, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $20.00.
For reservations contact Ms. Brenda Benzin at 876-7811 or e-mail: bbenzin@aol.com
Friday, Nov. 3, French Heritage Day at Old Fort Niagara, An interdisciplinary, interactive
program for middle and high school students.9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Reserve early!!!
Info: ofn@oldfortniagara.org / 745-7611.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Le Franco-Festival du Beau-Fleuve, BUFFALO CELEBRATING FRENCH
SPEAKING CULTURES! Celebrating Léopold Sédar Senghor's 100th birthday!
LANGSTON HUGHES INSTITUTE, 25 HIGH STREET, NEAR BUFFALO GENERAL
HOSPITAL, 1 to 6 pm. Adm. $3.00. Music, arts, crafts, video clips, foods from French
speaking countries, African drum and dance workshop, story telling, poetry readings, folk
dancing, games, exhibits, shopping. French Clubs are invited to perform, present or have
a stand to sell items or exhibit student artwork. For info contact b.kunz at
masalajazz@hotmail.com.
Sunday, Nov. 5: French Mass, Canisius College, Christ the King Chapel, 1 pm.
Monday, Nov. 6: French Cooking School A celebration of authentic cuisine from
various countries of the French speaking world.THE COOKING SCHOOLS at TOPS
INTERNATIONAL STORES, 355 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca and 3980 Maple Rd.
Amherst. Session 1: 15h00-15h45, Session 2: 16h00-16h45. Professional chefs will
present demonstrations and samplings. Space is limited to 35 students per session.
The student groups must be accompanied by a teacher. Limit 10 students per school.
Reserve by Oct.27!. e-mail: mgiantur@depew.wnyric.org. This event is free thanks to
the generous support of the Cooking Schools at Tops!!!
Thursday, Nov. 9, Career Panel, Learn about careers where you can use your knowledge
of the French language and culture. Buffalo State College, Rockwell Hall, 10 to 12 am.
Info and reservations at: bbenzin@aol.com
Thursday, Nov. 23, 5:30 pm: Célébrons l’arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau. Allen Street
Hardware Store Café, 245 Allen Street at College across from Nietzsches.
Info: masalajazz@hotmail.com
December 19 & March 2: Allez les Sabres! Buffalo Sabres vs. Montréal Canadiens.
Presented by AATF-WNY in collaboration with Buffalo State College, SUNY Buffalo, Canisius College,
Alliance Française de Buffalo, Langston Hughes Institute, Niagara University, Buffalo-Lille Sister-City
Association, Tops Markets, Buffalo Public Schools World Languages Department.
Prof de Français
Nous recevons de temps à autres des demandes pour des postes de profs de français
américains et dont la langue maternelle est le français. Si vous êtes intéressés à faire partie de
notre liste de référence, faites vous connaître en envoyant votre CV à Colette par e-mail
[cfjowdy@yahoo.com] ou par courrier, son adresse est Collette Jowdy, 59 Quail Run Lane,
Lancaster, NY 14086.
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Novembre - Décembre 2006
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French Classes
French Play “J’Accuse”
SESSION II
November 2 - December 22
November 1, 2006, 7:30 pm
Marie Maday Theater, Lyons Hall,
Canisius College, Main Street Buffalo
(on Main Street, directly across from Montante Cultural Center)
7-week
session
of
French conversation Classes
at Canisius College Campus.
Reserve a space in a
class with a non-refundable
deposit of $50. Ongoing
enrollment and pro-rated
classes.
10% DISCOUNT for students who accumulate 12 months of classes (1st day of class).
$20 COUPON to students who introduce
a non-member to a class, who fully registers in
an AFB class.
Welcome | Bienvenue!
Bernard M., Barbara et
Chance Brodsky
Tim Bohen et Kimberly Blessing
Julie Boyer
Anna Marie Carmichael
Patrick Connolly
Sylvie Cuvelle
Alain et Susan Eluard
Barbara H. Hunt
Carl Nightingale et
Martha McCluskey
Miriam Nataro
Helen Roy
Acoute Jean Tossah
Alex Verdi
632-0366
882-2295
574-0696
834-3665
835-4495
632-8134
883-2843
833-2456
604-2689
833-0565
886-3037
886-2293
Directory Updates
François et Layla Yammine
265 Evans Street D 3
Williamsville NY 14221
Tel: 716- 836-9159
Lidia et Etienne Simonet
120 Anderson place #16
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 604 7910
Nouveau Groupe
de conversation –
Williamsville
Vous aimeriez une fois par semaine
rencontrer des francophones dans une
ambiance convivialle, histoire de discuter en
français ? L’Alliance Française de Buffalo vous
propose un nouveau groupe de conversation à
Williamsville. Si cela vous intéresse, n’hésitez
pas à contacter Layla Yammine
(Tel : 716-836-9159 /
email : lilotresor@yahoo.fr)
—Layla Yammine
REMINDER: our play “J’Accuse” on November 1, 2006,
directed by André Nerman will star the French actor Pierre
Casadei, who created and opened the role with great success
in Paris, earlier this very season. He arrives directly from Paris
Pierre Casadei
on the eve of the performance.
Sponsored by Alliance Francaise de Buffalo and Canisius College Modern Languages
Department which have presented professional theater from France annually for nearly 20 years.
For information, call 716 895-0415 or wwwafbuffalo.org. TICKETS: $18 general;
$15 members and seniors; $12 students.
Fêtes de fin d’année/Holiday Dinner, cont’d.
gagnants… mais tous seront gagnants
quand à l’ambiance, le délicieux repas, et
les rencontres d’anciens amis, ainsi que de
nouvelles connaissances. Surtout n’oubliez
pas de venir à temps pour savourer quelques
bons hors d’œuvres qui vous seront servis
avant le repas ! C’est l’occasion de passer
une superbe soirée et peut-être d’inviter
sans efforts, des amis à se joindre à vous.
Le prix modeste de $40 représente une
très bonne valeur, quand on pense que cela
inclus les hors d’œuvres qui précèdent le
repas, 18% de service, et un dessert « bûches de Noël » fabriquées par les mains
habiles de nos meilleures cuisinières pour
maintenir le prix à un niveau abordable pour
tous. Bien sur, nous bénéficions aussi de
l’exemption de taxes de notre organisation.
N’oubliez pas que la soirée offrira aussi
le tirage de notre fameuse tombola annuelle,
menée cette année par notre membre du
comité directeur, Jean Hill, assistée de la
championne, directrice de la
tombola 2005, Veronica Hogle,
ainsi que de sa collègue Jill
Townson.
Veuillez avoir la gentillesse de faire vos réservations aussi tôt que possible,
même en datant votre chèque
pour le 16 décembre, afin de nous permettre
de procurer les chiffres demandés par le
restaurant à la date limite, le 8 décembre !
(voir les détails au bas du menu).
Au plaisir de vous voir tous nombreux !
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— Marianne Vallet-Sandre
Goûter de Noël et le Concours
de la Meilleure Bûche de Noël
dimanche, 3 decembre | 14 h | Sunday, December 3 | 2pm
Palisano Pavilion, Canisius College, Main Street, Buffalo
Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre pour notre prochain Goûter de
Noël et notre Concours de la Meilleure Bûche de Noël, dimanche, le 3
décembre, 2006, 14 heures!
We are happy to invite you to join us at our annual Goûter de Noël and Bûche de Noël competition. While the bûches are arriving and the competition is under way, we’ll have crafts for the
children, snacks and juice; a play in French performed by the students of French at Depew High
School under the leadership of their dynamic teacher, Mary Ellen Gianturco. We’ll also have music
throughout the afternoon and invite you to sing some holiday songs with us. Of course, the
highlight of the afternoon will be a visit from Père Noël himself, with a little gift for each child
(parents, please bring a small gift, valued at no more than $10, wrapped and labelled for each of
your children which we’ll tuck into Père Noël’s sack upon your arrival).
For the bûche competition, the more the merrier! It’s a competition just for fun! Break out
your recipes and your creativity! The bûches will be judged on their presentation and also on their
taste. Once the competition is complete, we’ll all share the delicious results.
RESERVATONS ARE BOTH REQUIRED AND APPRECIATED so that we can be sure to
have enough crafts and snacks. This event is free and open to members of the Alliance Française
de Buffalo. Guests may be invited also, but only with pre-notification at the time of your
Please
contact
Marie
Papachatzis
at
716
639
3995
or
reservations.
mpapachatzis@adelphia.net.
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Novembre - Décembre 2006
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Alliance Française de Buffalo
Holiday DinnerMenu
Saturday, December 16th, 2006, 6pm | Samedi, le 16 décembre, 18 heures
Shanghai Red’s, 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202
(formerly CRAWDADDY’S)
(716) 852-2260
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6 - 7pm
Cocktail Hour
(Cash Bar with Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres)
7pm
Dinner
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DINNER MENU
Seasonal mixed green salad with
apples, candied walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette
(CHOICE OF ONE)
ROAST PRIME RIB OF BEEF
Certified Angus Beef slow roasted, served with Au jus
SEA BASS BRETONNE
Sautéed with prawns, shiitake mushrooms & capers,
served with herb butter sauce.
VEGETARIAN MEDLEY
Grilled polenta topped with broiled zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, asparagus
and onion, laced with spicy tomato sauce and shaved parmesan cheese.
Dessert
BÛCHE DE NOËL
Served with coffee and tea
Raffle Drawing and Music
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Dinner Price: $40 per person
To make your reservations:
Kindly fill out this form and forward it, along with your check
payable to the Alliance Française de Buffalo, to Alessandra DeSimone at
38 West 5th Street, Depew, NY 14043 (716 400 5619)
as early as possible but no later than December 8, please!
Alliance Française de Buffalo Holiday Dinner on Saturday, December 16, 2006
Name(s)
_________________________________________________________________
Number attending:
m
m
m
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Roast Prime Rib of Beef
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Sea Bass Bretonne
________
Vegetarian Medley
________
Total amount of check at $40 per person
(Checks may be dated December 16 if sent early)
$________
Planning a Trip
to France Soon?
In my quest on the internet to find an
apartment for my husband and me to rent in
Aix-en-Provence or Nice I found numerous
rentals for Paris but it was a little more difficult
to find rentals for the region we were interested in (that were within our budget.) After many
hours of searching I did end up with the following list of websites that would hopefully be
helpful to others who wish to spend some
time immersing themselves in french language and culture. We are renting in Nice for
6 weeks (beginning October 19) through
Riviera-Rentals.com.
These websites also include several
areas of France:
vrbo.com; guestapartment.fr;
homeholidays.com; Welcome2France.com;
Slowtravel.com or Slowtrav.com;
holiday-rentals.co.UK/France;
cheznous.com; panacherental.com;
france-apartment.com; Riviera-Rentals.com;
francevillas.com; france.com;
holidayhomes.com; francehomestyle.com;
francebyheart.com; villavacations.com;
drawbridgetoeurope.com; justfrance.com;
holidaylettings.co; riviera.fr/vsmhome.htm;
monsite.wanadoo.fr;
villfranche-sur-mer.com/accueil_
english.htm;
gite.com; pour-les-vacances.com;
odalys-vacance.fr; justfrance.com;
ahomeinfrance.fr/2to6cote.htm;
quality-villas.co.uk; cuendet.com;
barclayweb.com; franchconnections.co.uk;
francebyheart.com; nobleapartments.com;
nice-rentals.co.uk
The vrbo.com (vacation rental by
owner) was very helpful. We looked for apartments that had 1 bedroom and a sofa bed.
Sizes ranged from 35 - 60 sq. meters in our
price range which is between 500 - 700
Euros/week.
Another
invaluable
website
is
www.fodors.com. Click on TALK on the
home page, pick your country and search
words and you can find answers to almost
any question you have. You can post your
own question and receive answers from people who have been there and can advise you
of their experience. I use it in planning every
trip we take. AND it is free! I used this site to
see what people who have been to Nice suggested as far as restaurants, surrounding area
for day trips, etc. and came across several
responses to someone who asked what the
french attitude was at the present time
towards Americans. Go there and have fun
finding out! Bonnes vacances!
—Doris Hill
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Novembre - Décembre 2006
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Souper à la Fortune du Pot, Chez Paul
et Marianne, le 16 septembre 2006.
Photos © 2006Ωby Paul Pasquarello
The first event of the 2006-2007 AFB
season was a festive pot luck dinner that
took place on the evening of Saturday,
September 16th. The setting was the gracious home of Marianne Vallet-Sandre,
president of the Alliance Française de
Buffalo, and Paul Pasquarello, her husband.
A splendid choice of savory dishes prepared
Jean Hill, Francine Bacardi, and Gabrielle Goujon
by the guests graced the table, including
ratatouille, quiche, aubergine Provençale,
Coq au vin, Quenelles d’épinards, couscous,
tapenade, assorted pâtés and more. Various bottles
of white and red wine complemented the good food.
With dessert came champagne for all, generously
offered for the occasion by Jacqueline Morris who,
Marianne sets out the feast
unfortunately, was unable to be present to share in
her much appreciated contribution to the event. Among the forty-two people who attended were
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numerous AFB habitués. A number of new people were also present, including teachers of French
ticket sellers will receive specials prizes. Last
in area schools and medical researchers from Morocco working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
year, the winners were Veronica Noah and
Good food, good wine,
Paul Pasquarello. You just can’t participate
delightful surroundings,
in this raffle without coming away with your
and a convivial assemhands full or being full of beaming satisfacblage of adults of all ages
tion after contributing to a very worthy
combined to make the
cause.
evening an excellent start
For the price, the tickets are easy
to the AFB program year.
to sell. As a matter of fact, my friends and
Le bon commencement
colleagues are already asking for tickets.
attire la bonne fin!
So, let’s make this the most successful
— Francis Kowsky
raffle ever!
If you really want to win, like I do, give
yourself as many chances as possible.
There’s no limit on how many tickets you
may purchase. The winning raffle tickets will
be drawn at the Holiday Dinner on
December 16, 2006 at Shanghai Reds
Restaurant on Buffalo’s waterfront. I can’t
Photo above:
wait! Bonne Chance!
Raffle Offers
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Vacation in
South of France!
Tom Michaud, Sophie
Letter, Kelley Accordino,
and Catherine Lochtefeld
— Jean Hill
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Petites Annonces
Photo above:
(left to right)
Tom Bohen, Kathryn Missert,
Richard & Michèle Dates,
Eric & Kasia Frick, and
Kimberly Blessing
Photo at right:
Khalid Sossey-Alaoui,
Hélène Kowsky and
Mustapha Bourhim
HELP WANTED
I am looking for someone (or two) to do
some cleaning and/or filing of papers at my
home. Traditionally, college students were
usually acceptable. Please call 877 - 1401.
PIANO LESSONS
Are you an adult who would like to take piano
lessons in your own home. There is plenty of
beautiful French music waiting to be enjoyed.
Please call: 877 - 1401.
If you would like to place an
announcement, please contact Marianne
Vallet-Sandre at mvs52@verizon.net
or Mary Aiken at maryaiken@mac.com.
This service is free for current AFB members
or for a fee of $30 for non AFB members.
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Org.
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PO Box 721, Buffalo NY 14207
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Les Nouvelles de l’Alliance
Douzième Année, Numéro 2
Novembre - Décembre 2006
Calendrier
Novembre
FRENCH CONVERSATION CLASSES
Session II - November 2 - December 22
FEES: $175 for a 7-week session PLACE: Canisius College,
Old Main Building, 4th Floor CONTACT: Colette Jowdy at
(716) 706-0505 or cfjowdy@yahoo.com
GROUPES DE CONVERSATION
MATIN: tous les jeudis (novembre)
HEURE: 10h15 - 11h45 LIEU: Towne Restaurant, Elmwood Avenue à
Allen Street CONTACTEZ: Paul Carroll au (716) 883-9378
SOIR: tous les mercredis (novembre)
HEURE: 18h 30 LIEU: Café Starbucks, Delaware Avenue à Kenmore
CONTACTEZ: Robert Reden au (716) 877-6248 ou perede4@aol.com
ou Oleg Voronin au ovsr@aol.com
FRENCH PLAY: “J’Accuse” (see page 3 for tickets & info)
DATE: Wednesday, November 1 TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: Marie Maday Theater, Lyons Hall, Canisius College
CONTACT: Patricia Schiavone at 716 895 0415
COOKING WORKSHOP: Hors d’oeuvres Buffet
DATE: Saturday, November 4 TIME:
T! 9am-noon with tasting to follow
OU CONTACT: Marianne Vallet-Sandre
PLACE: 52 Lexington Ave., Buffalo
LD
at 886-0886 or mvs52@verizon.net
COST: $45 members/$50 nonmemSO
bers with cost of meal shared by all participants
BOARD MEETING
DATE: Wednesday, November 8
TIME: 7:30 pm PLACE: 52 Lexington Ave., Buffalo CONTACT:
Marianne Vallet-Sandre at (716) 886-0886 or mvs52@verizon.net
PLAYGROUP
DATE: Saturday, November 18 TIME: 2 pm PLACE: TBD
CONTACT: Mary Ellen Gianturco at (716) 481 7224 or
maryellen1966@yahoo.com
Décembre
GROUPES DE CONVERSATION
MATIN: tous les jeudis (décembre)
HEURE: 10h15 - 11h45 LIEU: Towne Restaurant, Elmwood Avenue à
Allen Street CONTACTEZ: Paul Carroll au (716) 883-9378
SOIR: tous les mercredis (décembre)
HEURE: 18h 30 LIEU: Café Starbucks, Delaware Avenue à Kenmore
CONTACTEZ: Robert Reden au (716) 877-6248 ou perede4@aol.com
ou Oleg Voronin au ovsr@aol.com
BOARD MEETING
DATE: Wednesday, December 13
TIME: 7:30 pm PLACE: 52 Lexington Ave., Buffalo CONTACT: Marianne
Vallet-Sandre at (716) 886-0886 or mvs52@verizon.net
GOUTER DE NOEL ET
LE CONCOURS DE LA MEILLEURE BUCHE DE NOEL (see page 3)
DATE: Sunday, December 3 TIME: 2pm
PLACE: Palisano Paviliion, Canisius College RESERVATIONS: Marie
Papachatzis at (716) 639 3995 or mpapachatzis@adelphia.net
HOLIDAY DINNER & RAFFLE
DATE: Saturday, December 16 TIME: 6 pm PLACE: Shanghai Red’s,
(formerly Crawdaddy’s) 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo
RSVP by DECEMBER 8, CONTACT: Alessandra DeSimone at
(716) 400 5619; see page 4 for menu and reservation form.