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Take a moment to think about all of the food you’ve thrown away over the past year. Not just bottom-of-the-bowl scraps or the weekly fridge takeout container purge, but also fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, used coffee grounds. Over time, that all adds up. Buffalo’s newly expanded public food waste recycling program Scrap It! g...
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Editor note: This story appeared in our April issue. Since it went to print, the 2020 Summer Paralympics and its trial have been postponed due to COVID-19. Work hard, achieve success. It’s a simple formula that has prop…

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Before Barbra Walters, before Helen Thomas or Anna Quindlen or Diane Sawyer, there was Dorothy Thompson. In the first half of the 20th century, Dorothy Thompson was the most famous female journalist in America. In fact, sh…

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If you’ve ever stood on the side of Delaware Avenue watching the parade, you’ve seen Irish dancers, curls bouncing as they perform impeccably on a moving float. To the average bystander, it may seem like an easy task to move …

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With another year (and decade!) flown by, it seemed like the perfect moment to reflect on all we've shared this past year. Chosen by our regular contributors who make the magazine what it is, here are our favorite stories fro…

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It was nothing short of serendipity that lead an Amherst couple on a mission of environmental stewardship to recently donate 10 acres of private wetlands to Medaille College. The property, located along Millersport Highway ab…

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As we embark on a new decade, it’s hard to deny the reignited energy that can be felt by womankind. If you haven’t heard already that “Time’s Up” or “The Future Is Female,” just look at any coffee mug to your right. Even t…

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The “soft drinks” weren’t very soft at Jimmy Leonard’s “soft drink parlor” in Buffalo during the roaring but dry 1920s. There, at the corner of East Delavan and Humboldt, crowds gathered on Friday and Saturday nights to en…

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The cookies are ready, the stockings are hung and Santa Claus has arrived—at a life-size gingerbread village inside the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Designed and built by the school’s students and chefs, its Gingerbread …