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By Mark Sommer » Thursday, December 18, 2014

The opening of historically aligned canals on the site of the former Memorial Auditorium – long expected to be a centerpiece of Canalside – was a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, December 14, 2014

Let’s face it: Most of us have way too much stuff.And yet, every year, when the holidays roll around, we troll, flip through the... Read More


By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Remember the Twelve Days of Christmas? According to tradition, they begin on Christmas Day and stretch, luxuriously, into January.It’s time to... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, November 14, 2014

"Home Alone" has no shortage of laugh-out-loud scenes, a big reason why it remains a must-watch movie for many households each holiday season. (It's... Read More

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Thursday, November 13, 2014

Alton Brown is bigger than television now. He has become the premier food-centered entertainer of our time – and maybe ever. Julia Child was a... Read More




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By Ben Tsujimoto » Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boo. Whether you're a goblin, Taylor Swift, a zombie or a nurse with dubious morals, Halloween is an appropriate time to showcase costumes,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, October 24, 2014

Since Halloween is creeping up, it's time to start embracing the weird and spooky attributes of this peculiar fall celebration. This week's 10... Read More

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just because the skies overhead are dark and the weather forecast is promising horrifyingly low temperatures that start with the number 3 - or worse... Read More

By Charity Vogel » Thursday, October 16, 2014

It’s not as hard to pick a great pumpkin as you think.Here are some tips, offered to readers of The Buffalo News by people who know... Read More

By Charity Vogel » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Washington Irving used one to great effect in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”In the hands of L. Frank Baum, one turned into Jack... Read More

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