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If you’ve felt cooped up for the last four months, we’ve got the cure. From a Cabin Fever Beer and Wine Festival to an ’80s throwback party, these events will have you shaking your isolation blues and doing the Robot in no time. April 7: Around the World with the BPO Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo Admission: $9-$14 Young people will be exposed to …

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Jill Atkinson admits she is a little “borderline OCD” when it comes to clean spaces. “I feel I’m most productive when the spaces around me are clean,” she explains. A former teacher, she founded Neat Freaks in 2004 to fill the summer work gap. It’s since grown into one of WNY’s leading cleaning services (and has become Atkinson’s full-time job). Who is your most common cl…

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Peter Cottontail has been hoppin’ down bunny trails across America since the 1700s–a tradition believed to have been brought over from Germany, where children made nests for Osterhase the storied hare to lay its colored eggs in. Over the years, simple nests have been traded in for fancy baskets and mountains of chocolate bunnies, jellybeans, plush toys, games and other sur…

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Still fresh with St. Patrick’s Day spirit and Dyngus Day delirium, we roll into spring ready to make plans. New restaurants to sample, different bars to try and an entire slate of seasonal events to add to the schedule. It’s a new season, so it’s time for another night out. This month, we’ve devised an entry-to-spring itinerary with a walkable plan so you can park your …

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We might be a little biased, but there’s no better place to experience college than Buffalo. There are countless reasons why you should stay in the city for school, from food and nightlife to affordable living and the community of people. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of why you should think about staying in the Queen City for the next chapter of your life! The options…

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Gaining real-world experience in your field of study as part of your college experience is one huge benefit of internships—think of it as “trying on” your career to make sure it’ll fit. Internships are a smart move for many reasons, including providing an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance existing skills, network within your desired field, gain confidence and leader…

When it’s time to seriously start thinking about where to go to college, the number of options can become easily overwhelming. Thankfully, students and parents who have recently been through the process have some tips for vetting colleges to come up with a manageable short list of schools to look into. The biggest things to consider when selecting where to go to college…

Student loan debt has become the second highest category of consumer debt in the United States, behind mortgage loans. According to Forbes, more than 40 million borrowers in the United States owe, collectively, $1.5 trillion in student loans. Debt of any kind is scary, but for many, student loans are the only way the dream of attending college can become a reality. That…

There are more options than ever when it comes to passions to pursue in college as well as ways to earn a degree and other credentials. The most popular areas of study tend to include the same things each year, such as business, nursing, engineering, accounting, education, criminal justice, humanities, biology and trades/personal services. But for someone who has a m…

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Winter may be wrapping up in Western New York, but there’s plenty of cool stuff on tap for March. From spirituals to the sounds of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, news of these events is sure to be music to your ears. March 2: Rise Up! First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St., Buffalo Admission: $15; $5 for students under 18 Join Harmonia Chamber Singers for an inspirationa…

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Free bar snacks around Buffalo used to be near ubiquitous, with baskets of peanuts, pretzels or cheese doodles ready for any patron rolling through pints. All were complementary to the pilsners and lagers of the day—and drenched in salt, all kept patrons thirsty for more rounds. But whether because of health concerns, changes to barfly bar culture or the foodie-like int…

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Jason Lang has been to 47 countries—and hasn’t paid retail for a flight or hotel in over a decade. Lang strategically uses credit card rewards, bank bonuses, hotel loyalty programs and airline miles to fund both stateside and international travel, often in business or first class. He’s armed with more credit cards than 99 percent of Americans and his accounts often have…

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Looking to escape the house without dropping a lot of coin? Check out this select list of deals on local vittles and activities. A flick for a fin The Dipson Theatres in the McKinley Mall offer a selection of movies that have already enjoyed their run at bigger cinemas. If you can wait a few weeks after the premiere, 2D movies are $3 and 3D movies are $4 on weekends—it’s…

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Amy Jo Lauber is a certified financial planner and founder of the “I hate budgeting (but I like having money)” support group. She works with people at all income and wealth levels and speaks locally on issues ranging from “You Can’t Take it with You” to “Women, Wisdom and Wealth.” What is the biggest money mistake you observe? Many people come to me saying they’re 'a mes…

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The world will soon gather on a wintry Sunday evening to watch the ultimate champion crowned in a spectacular display of thrilling highs and agonizing defeats. Also, the Super Bowl will be played. Both the Super Bowl (Feb. 3) and the Academy Awards (Feb. 24) have become must-watch events, worthy of packed-house parties with table-length spreads. But which showcase gives yo…