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Akron native Patrick Winney works behind a bar on Buffalo’s Hertel Avenue. He makes complicated drinks for lines of patrons, exchanges money with customers, and exhales friendly banter between orders under the jamming hum of a Phish soundtrack. One would think that tipping a busy man like Winney is a given. But it isn’t — because he serves coffee, not cocktails. Such…

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After record subzero temps that froze everything from eyelashes to Niagara Falls, Western New Yorkers are ready to put another winter in the books. This list includes events that remind us spring is just around the corner, like an orchid show that will surround you in exotic blooms and a home show full of ideas for tackling improvements once the weather breaks. March 3: A…

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When tragedy strikes, our natural inclination is to help — to give our time, money and resources so people can get back on their feet. But after last year’s devastating hurricanes, another theme emerged which experts term a “second disaster”: when too much generosity results in donations that are difficult to manage or not needed, adding extra strain to the relief effor…

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Fake news, forgeries and other Internet scams are nothing new to the world, sadly. But a local businessman has developed a cutting-edge technology to help cut down on at least one bad behavior: wine fraud. Wine fraud is a global issue with local ramifications. Steve Glamuzina, owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor, says it’s a growing problem as more consumers bypa…

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When it comes to college, the biggest hurdle most families face is financing. But it’s not as simple as just loading up a savings account over the years to ultimately pay for your kids’ tuition, housing and books. There are potential hurdles — even for those who’ve spent years saving. To wit: Each family is provided with an “asset protection allowance” (APA) under the F…

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This annual Buffalo Zoo fundraiser was held Thursday, February 22nd inside the Grand Ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

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The 13th annual Breath of Life gala was hosted on Saturday, February 3rd at the Hyatt to benefit the Western New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Why sip on an average, everyday cup of joe when you can get your caffeine in creative new ways? Stay energized with a pick-me-up from one of these three local establishments. Coffee cocktails Double your buzz with a signature coffee cocktail from Caffe Aroma, like the Cafe Italiano (Amaretto, coffee and whipped cream), Irish Coffee (spiked with Baileys), or Gaelic Coffee…

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In many ways, Melissa Winkler’s wine boutique, Winkler & Samuels, seems like fate. Opened in August at 500 Seneca downtown, the shop is only two blocks from the former site of F. X. Winkler & Sons, the grocery business that was founded in 1857 by her great-great-great-great-grandfather and operated by her family for 111 years. Growing up, Winkler was surrounded …

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Opened this summer, the Curtiss Hotel feels like a passion project. Mark Croce, the developer and restaurateur behind Statler City and Buffalo Chophouse, spared no expense in reviving the former Harlow C. Curtiss Office Building, designed by Paul F. Mann in 1912. Each of the 68 rooms — from the standard king to the presidential suite — are outfitted with touchscreens ou…

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From an unassuming storefront on Buffalo’s East Side, one of the city’s most widely renowned craftsmen puts as much energy and artistry into the single hat ordered from a local walk-in as he does from his big orders from Hollywood costume designers. Gary White is as humble as the generations-old tools of the hat making trade that surround him at The Custom Hatter on Bro…

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Whether you embrace cold-weather outdoor activities or prefer to celebrate winter inside, there’s plenty going on in WNY to keep you physically and socially active. These events include everything from running through the streets in your underwear to toasting the season with an indoor winery “tour.” Feb. 1: Sweet Charity Adam’s Mark, 120 Church St., Buffalo Bigger a…

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Passion, for some, comes in many different shades. Some are grays (I’ve heard there are at least 50 shades!), some are black and white; still others are primary, while others yet are more Pantone-like. But for certain types, like me, they have more colorful names: Rangoon Red, Tucson Yellow, Heritage Burgundy. If you were at the 1963 Buffalo Auto Show at the Masten …

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The Who’s Who of the Buffalo business world came together for the 14th annual Prospectus Premiere Jan. 25 — getting a sneak peek at the The Buffalo News’ annual business forecast publication, which publishes Sunday, Jan. 29. Candace Johnson, President & CEO at Roswell Comprehensive Cancer Center, provided the keynote speech. The event was sponsored by Towne Auto Group.