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Stories by Mary Kunz Goldman

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 24, 2016

Edie Dref was minding the snack bar at Bob-O-Link Golf Club a few weeks ago when a couple stopped in for lunch. They sat down and then, shyly, asked her if she would take their picture. “They said their first date had been at Bob-O-Link, 50 years ago,” she said. She marveled: “They still had their old... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

A new contract is in place.That was good news announced Saturday at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians have reached an agreement with the orchestra’s management on a new six-year contract. The contract was ratified by the musicians Thursday, the orchestra... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

Buffalo has it going on. Just look at how the planets have lined up.The Buffalo Bills played their first home game on Thursday. Curtain Up!, the start of the theater season, was Friday. And on Saturday, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off its 2016-17 season. It is rare and significant to have these three... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

Is anything more delicious than a fine, aged-to-perfection food rivalry? Western New York boasts some classics. Sahlen’s and Wardynski’s. Tops and Wegmans. Louie’s and Ted’s, whose rival hot dogs have already figured on our Western New York bucket list. And the spiciest duo of all, Anchor Bar and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 3, 2016

A classic roller coaster is never over the hill. Just look at Darien Lake.This park has a history of being the first and the fastest. The Boomerang Coast to Coaster hurls you backward. The Mind Eraser, said to be New York State’s only suspended coaster, dangles you from the track, your feet in the air. The Moto Coaster... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, August 19, 2016

Sometimes, when we’re lucky, two adventures on our Western New York 100 Things tour collide. That happened at our last stop, the Holland Speedway. The Erie County Fair was about to open, and folks were talking about it. I learned that one woman I met, Lynn Easton, had won a blue ribbon for apple pie, in 2006. I... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The thought first crossed my mind when I was little and my parents showed me Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “State Fair.” The movie was so retro and romantic, showing a family traveling to the fair with dreams of winning a blue ribbon. The thought crossed my mind again last summer at the Erie County Fair. Visiting the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, August 4, 2016

What would a Buffalo summer be like without memories of the Bar-Room Buzzards? It’s unimaginable. Young or old, East Side or West Side, odds are that, at one time in your life, you have grooved to this quintessential quartet. Maybe you were on the Miss Buffalo. Perhaps you may have seen them at M&T Plaza. The... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, July 22, 2016

My editor, Bruce Andriatch, likes to joke that there are four words reporters dread hearing him say: “I have an idea.” Maybe we don’t exactly dread them. It’s true, though, that you never know what you’ll be in for. A year ago, those four words led me into something I would never have dreamed up. There... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tenor sax ballad master Don Rice can practically consider himself an honorary Buffalonian. A native of Omaha, Neb., Rice has been playing on The Buffalo News’ Jazz at the Albright-Knox series for, literally, decades. He always delivers. Rice has a whispery, silken sound perhaps inspired by Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and,... Read More

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