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By Bruce Andriatch » Friday, April 22, 2016

And now, here’s Jay Leno … and a cartoonist. The comedian, former host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC and noted classic car aficionado, was in Buffalo April 22 where he paid a visit to the Pierce-Arrow Museum on Michigan Street and where Buffalo News cartoonist Adam Zyglis ran into him. Leno is in town for a pair... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Thursday, April 21, 2016

You may have thought Richie Incognito chose to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills because they took a chance on him when the embattled offensive lineman's career was at its lowest point. For all the other reasons that The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne wrote in his feature and the ensuing article confirming his re-signing, like... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Buffalo is inching its way closer to 200 years old, as the Queen City celebrates its 184th birthday April 20. Back in 1832, the area's designation shifted from village to city when Gov. Enos T. Throop approved this charter, and the city's first mayor, Dr. Ebenezer Johnson, was elected by the Common Council, according to... Read More

Monday, April 18, 2016

In introducing the "New York Values" segment of his speech in Buffalo's First Niagara Center on Monday night, Donald Trump inadvertently referred to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as "7-11" -- the name of a national convenience store chain -- instead of "9/11." "I want to talk just for a second. I wrote this out,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kali, a polar bear who lived at The Buffalo Zoo from May 2013 to April 2015, has become a viral sensation. According to St. Louis Magazine, a St. Louis Zoo visitor did burpees (a more agile form of pushups) in front of the polar bear exhibit, and Kali was quick to catch on to the workout. Watch the IMGUR clip,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, April 1, 2016

Jokers worldwide anticipate April Fools Day, and Buffalo is not devoid of mischief. 2015 brought "news" of Justin Timberlake booking a show for Ralph Wilson Stadium, a wildly innovative biodome sheltering Houghton College, a Bills-Argonauts exhibition game and a few other amusing pranks. What did Buffalo's trickster... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 26, 2016

Go in like a lion and out with a lamb.It’s one of the wildest, woolliest stops on our Western New York 100 Things list. You brave the crowds at the Broadway Market, which goes crazy in the week leading up to Easter. Your trophy: a butter lamb, a tradition inherited from the Polish.Butter lambs are practically unique to... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Buffalo, they're coming for you. This isn't just reference to a memorable Jack Eichel quote; it's relevant to a Dyngus Day challenge from Troy, NY, a city just north of Albany, which aims to outdo Buffalo in its celebration on March 28. "Buffalo might be the Dyngus Day Capital of the World, but I have two words to... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Friday, March 11, 2016

The calendar says spring is still more than a week away. We know otherwise. It's not just the diminishing snow piles in plaza parking lots, the dust collecting on our snowblowers and the days our boots sit unused. The signs are everywhere. *The lowest predicted high temperature for the next 15 days, according... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The news that former Buffalo Bill Doug Flutie would be one of the season 22 performers on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" led to a lot of reminiscing about other quarterbacks not named Jim Kelly who have passed through town. What about them? Could they one day be in competition to hoist the MirrorBall Trophy? As we... Read More

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