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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 …

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My girlfriends and I used to have a monthly book club. Once babies entered the picture and thwarted any possibility of reading a full novel for a few years, it turned into a monthly non-book get-together. But I’m back on full novels now, and I miss talking books, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to recommend four recent reads—and invite you share your feedback. All…

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When you hear the words “drawbridge” and “castle,” what comes to mind? Most people think of a childhood fairytale, but for Noel Sutton, the newest owner of 21 Mayfair, these words mean one thing: home. Sutton recently offered Buffalo Magazine a rare look into one of the city’s most exclusive properties: E.B. Green’s architectural masterpiece, the Mayfair Lane Castle. …

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Most of us have Christmas trees and wreaths down pat by now—this year, capture the spirit of the season with unique holiday decor in less traditional places. From a Christmas vignette atop a tall armoire to jolly linens in a guest room, it’s a snap to spread holiday cheer throughout your space. Raising the bar An easy way to cultivate a seasonable vibe is by putting …

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With an estimated 6,000 employees commuting to Larkinville daily—and events like Food Truck Tuesdays exposing the area to countless more WNY residents—Larkinville is now officially Buffalo’s next hot residential neighborhood. A number of residential units are complete, and many more are under construction. At the Hydraulic Lofts at 500 Seneca, Savarino Companies has 97 …

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Consider this a friendsgiving, Buffalo-style: A gathering of (just a few of) the creative forces fueling this city’s undercurrents of support, community and shared growth. That’s the spirit we wanted to celebrate as we usher in the last months of 2018. So we threw a laid-back feast to do just that—with the help of Amy Phillips of Private Knives and Jack Wrafter of Georgett…

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The concept of what makes a good neighbor can be widely defined. Sometimes they’re strangers who exhibit small acts of kindness. Other times they’re business owners who mobilize their resources to give back. And sometimes they’re our actual next-door neighbors, who help shovel us out of a snowy mess. As Thanksgiving approaches, we asked you, our readers, to submit stori…

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Watching Erin Lalley-Bauer thoughtfully craft a wreath is to witness pure creativity at work. The owner of Fern Croft Floral has cultivated a reputation for her fresh, inventive creations — her style an effortless ode to the natural beauty that surrounds us. Here, she proves just how dynamic sustainable design can be by creating a wreath for both fall and winter from th…

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When veteran touring comedian Todd Glass plays a comedy club, he has candles lit and placed at the bar as the audience arrives. The simple act creates a relaxing, almost tranquil atmosphere and sets the tone for the show to follow. He, like other comedians, recognizes that the venue plays nearly as big a role in the success of a performance as the comedian and his jokes…

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In early August, the googly eyes of the comedy world were squarely focused on Jamestown. Festivities surrounding the grand opening of the National Comedy Center museum drew thousands of fans as well as big-name comedians to town to celebrate the history and relevance of comedy as an art form. But for local aficionados, the museum also represents just one more go-to d…

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There is a fresh wave of innovation and optimism in Buffalo, and the city’s newest entrepreneurs are a big reason why. From the tremendously successful 43North competition to a steady stream of startups impacting Buffalo and beyond, the WNY community has become an unforeseen hub of entrepreneurism. We spoke with the founders and operators of five unique companies, all b…

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But is there truth to the hype that every single home transaction is a dramatic, cutthroat endeavor that results in big money for sellers? Not according to some of Western New York’s most seasoned real estate agents who specialize in the hot and up-and-coming areas. “In Erie County, up to a certain price point – $250,000 – it’s super competitive, and that’s where first-…

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What’s in a name for local WNY businesses? Some names are obvious first or last names of individuals or family members. Some involve a Buffalo pun. Some have ties to establishments from the city’s past. And some are, well…different. We sought to find how their names came to be. Big Ditch Brewing Company Since opening its tap room in 2015, Big Ditch has become one …