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By Mary Kunz Goldman » 11:00 AM

Coptic Christians are a mystery to many Western New Yorkers. They are Arab Christians, members of an ancient Egyptian denomination. The Coptic Church traces its roots to St. Mark, the apostle and evangelist, who brought Christianity to Egypt in the first... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » 11:00 AM

Lewiston is warming up for its hottest weekend of the year. We're not talking temperature. We're talking jazz. The 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival takes place on Center Street in Lewiston from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 and... Read More

By Mac McGuire » 11:00 AM

We may be a couple of months out from Halloween, but that doesn't mean its too early for a few scares. Presented by Beyond Ghosts, the Carnival of Parahorror, a "three-day celebration of all things curious, Horror, odd, and  supernatural," is set... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How about a little exercise with your chicken wings? The National Buffalo Wing Festival, returning Sept. 3 and 4 at Coca-Cola Field, will include two physical activities to help burn off those extra wing-related calories. The general public will... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, August 22, 2016

If you haven't been to Skyzone yet, you're in for some fun. And a workout. You. And your kids. To keep it safe, the trampolines are sectioned off and there is only one jumper allowed on each square. There are plenty of staffers around, making sure... Read More




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By Teresa Sharp » Sunday, August 21, 2016

LEWISTON -- Celebrated jazz singer Molly Johnson of Toronto and singer/saxophonist Curtis Stigers will be the headliners next weekend during the 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival.Johnson, a National Jazz Award winner for “Best Female Vocalist,” will perform at 8 p.m. Friday on the main stage. Stigers is a... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, August 19, 2016

1) Buffalo BrewFest, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Cobblestone District at Illinois Street. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the event. Commentary: Over 100 craft beers from 30 brewers from across the country will be available for tasting along... 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... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Thursday, August 18, 2016

If you've been wanting to get your fill of culture, art, beauty or even kazoos, but aren't up for spending money, just wait for Friday. More specifically, free Friday. At least three Fridays every month, you can get free admission to one of our... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don’t hate me. Back-to-school shopping is the last thing I want to think, write, or talk about. Believe me. But, it is pretty much inevitable - summer is flying by. I can honestly say that over the last 16 years of back-to-school shopping, I’ve stressed, procrastinated and despised it. All of it. Getting the... Read More

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