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By Teresa Sharp » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN -- The third annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival is planned for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct.1 at Falkner Park on Main Street, Youngstown. The festival is free and will be held rain or shine. “There is something for every age,” promised Cheryl Irish-Butera, president of the Youngstown Business and... Read More

By Susan Martin is Home & Style Editor at The Buffalo News. She is a native of Western New York and graduated from St. Lawrence University and Syracuse University. Susan Martin » Monday, September 26, 2016

Come July, on one eagerly anticipated weekend, Garden Walk Buffalo impresses and inspires tens of thousands of visitors. One of them: Jeffrey Gundlach, the Western New York native and billionaire investment manager, who toured some of the gardens in 2015. It’s not just the flowers, fountains and foliage that get people... Read More

By A lifelong resident of Western New York and reporter for the Buffalo News for over 20 years covering Niagara County. Nancy Fischer » Sunday, September 25, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS – The summer will sizzle a little more when bacon moves to the top of the menu at the new Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival in Seneca Square in front of the Seneca Niagara Casino, from 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 1. There’s free admission and free parking. The family event at Third... Read More

Sunday, September 25, 2016

LOCKPORT – Despite you what might expect from the name, Locktoberfest is not unique to Lockport.The third annual event celebrating the approaching end of the Erie Canal navigation season, set for Saturday in downtown Lockport, was started in the Lock City, but it hasn’t remained there.“Lockport’s Locktoberfest is... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, September 23, 2016

1) Oinktoberfest, 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to dusk on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Great Pumpkin Farm (11199 Main St., Clarence). Sept. 22 is free, cost is $7 for each of the weekend days. Discounted tickets available at Wegmans. Commentary: With all due respect to the short-lived BeerBaconBoobs event name, Alternative... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Allie Ralbovsky hates to break it to all you guys out there, but pretty much all beer has estrogen. That’s why she and the five other ladies at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. don’t want to hear anyone balk at trying their new Estrogen Ale. The West Seneca brewery will release the new brew – the first of six in its... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

With more than 50 area craft breweries, taverns and restaurants taking part in Buffalo Beer Week, Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, there's an overwhelming amount of activities, festivities and beer to enjoy. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of Beer Week. Open your mind, and taste buds. Start with Estrogen Ale, which... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Estrogen Ale The albino stout is lightly hopped, includes oats, and was finished with chocolate nibs. It will launch at a release party from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) and only be available in the taproom. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Roswell Park Cancer... Read More

By Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation. Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

So much craft beer. So many events. So little time. Here is just a sampling of Beer Week festivities. Those who want to dig deeper can see the full slate of events at buffalobeerweek.com. Sept. 22 Buffalo Brewers shuffleboard tournament: 6 p.m. at Big Ditch Brewing Co. (55 E. Huron St.). Event includes the launch of Wise... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Professional foodie Anthony Bourdain once proclaimed on his CNN travel show “Parts Unknown” that, “barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it's a start.” Is this true? Those who have spent the last decade-plus slathering their fingers and faces amid the sauced-up pork parade that’s Oinktoberfest —... Read More

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