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Greg Dudley, the creative force behind Interlaken Boat Works, is yet another in a growing line of people from somewhere else who have come to the city of Buffalo and fallen in love. “This is a really interesting place,” he said at his workshop on the West Side. “There is just a lot of positivity about the city. When you work in the trades in New York City, you don’t get…

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Sitting inside Five Points Bakery with a double espresso, people watching and smiling at a dad and son each reading a book, I almost forgot I was on Buffalo’s West Side. It was just a decade ago, after all, that this neighborhood was faltering. That happens a lot as I venture outside of my North Buffalo neighborhood to these little, thriving pocket neighborhoods through…

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Buffalo’s turn-of-the-20th century prosperity gifted the city with an architecturally rich housing stock—many of which endure today, along with their signature craftsmanship. Replete with eye-catching woodwork, grand fireplaces and sprawling floorplans, these stately houses pack period charm in spades. But turning one of these more than 100-year-old properties into a ho…

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Picnicking is joyfully simple and spontaneous: a casual repast of finger foods in the great outdoors. Whether it takes shape on an old blanket with simple provisions or an elaborate menu packed into a fancy basket, it all works. The art of the picnic is knowing what to bring, how to transport it and where to go—and making the time to do so. Western New York has a wealth…

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My oldest daughter will turn 12 this June, which means I have officially been planting vegetable gardens for more than a decade. I know this because when I went into labor with her in June of 2007 and we were packing our things to head to the hospital, I told my husband he needed to wait just a few more minutes so that I could tend to the garden. “We’re not going to be hom…

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At just 24 years old, Jake Moslow is an anomaly in his trade. The few fellow custom sign painters that remain have been in the industry for decades, many nearing retirement. But the creative force behind JM Signs can be found in his Black Rock studio working at his drafting table or 20-foot easel doing everything by hand—just like the old-timers. “I’ve always been in…

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When silver white Western New York winters start melting into spring, many homeowners’ thoughts turn to home projects and redecorating before summer entertaining begins. And every other year, spending an afternoon at the Junior League of Buffalo’s Decorators’ Show House is the perfect way to get some added inspiration on the latest trends. As a Show House preview, Buffa…

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When Skye Lipton, founder of The Silver Lining for Pitbulls, started her rescue group a decade ago, she never intended to become an advocate for international dog adoptions. Yet over the last three and a half years, she has helped find homes in WNY for more than 100 South Korean dogs rescued from the country’s meat market. Lipton says it all started with an ad she saw. …

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Usually the result of one of the three Ds–divorce, downsizing or death–estate sales are a way to liquidate someone’s belongings, not just get rid of some stuff around the house. With the goal of unloading as much as possible, you can expect to find anything from wingback chairs to wax paper…and hopefully some great bargains along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned shopp…

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By now we’ve all heard countless stories about Buffalo’s residential real estate market and how competitive the home search has been for first-time buyers. A shortage of properties for sale, multiple offers, and buyers digging deeper than what’s financially prudent, at times, to finally win a bid. But for homebuyers whose pocket linings only reach to a depth of about $100,…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

With any home improvement project, people want the most bang for their buck. But the needs and wants of a couple in their 50s might be completely different than their needs at 70 or 80. Because of this—and the large boomer group that’s come of age (and is renovating!)—home designers have coined a new term: aging in place. The design trend encompasses construction elemen…

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Randy Schultz was just looking for a job. He ended up finding the love of his life. Respected members of the WNY media, the Schultz’s have carved out their niche in the hockey community. A perfect partnership that currently runs NYHockeyOnline.com, Randy pens the stories and Janet takes the photos. But it was their day jobs at Niagara County Community College that fi…

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Whether you’re looking for fresh date-night ideas or something new to occupy the homebody days of winter, Buffalo serves up a plethora of opportunities to exercise your creativity in tactile mediums. Local craftspeople are eager to impart their wisdom through workshops that not only produce a take-home product you’ll actually want, but also develop the skills you’ll need t…

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If reading more is on your resolution list, try these tips and tricks from local bookworms. Beware of the blurb A blurb is a quote that describes the book from someone other than the author of the book. She could be a critic at a media publication or another author. But according to Alicia Michielli of Talking Leaves, “Books are blurbed and described carelessly. I see a …