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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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In addition to “The American Side” and “Dwelling,” recent films shot in Western New York include: “The Purge: The Island”: The fourth entry in the popular horror series is a prequel set on Staten Island. Shooting locations include the Sinclair apartments on Washington Street. Scheduled for July 2018 release. “Clover”: This crime drama shot in Buffalo in November 2017…

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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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Let’s face it, we love our pets — and the statistics back it up. Approximately 44 percent of American households have one or more dogs and 35 percent have one or more cats. That translates to roughly 78 million well-loved dogs and 85 million well-loved cats, says the ASPCA. Just how much do we love them? According to Fortune magazine, we spent roughly $60 billion on our be…

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“Clufffalo Institute” is what artist Charles Clough has dubbed his current studio space, located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora. But his story goes way back. In 1974, Buffalo native Clough (pronounced “cluff”) was a cofounder of Hallwalls, along with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. He’s lived, worked and taught in New York City and Rhode Island; his artwork is…