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Greg Link, the artist behind the Cone Five Gallery, has become a businessman during his 23 years of crafting and selling pottery, but the art is what drives him. “I love creating,” Link said from his workspace in the back room of the gallery. “I’ve become a businessman by default. My passion is creating, I love coming into the shop at night when it’s closed up and I can…

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It took a while for Norman Cramer to find his passion in life. The woodworker and furniture designer tried a bit of everything before settling on the job that makes him happy. “I always enjoyed shop class when I was a kid, but I never thought it would go anywhere,” he said. After high school he tried business school but found that he “just wasn’t into it.” So he emba…

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Tucked along the streets of Buffalo’s diverse neighborhoods is a varied display of architectural marvels — and Buffalo Homes is filling your Instagram feed with them. Fueled by a dose of local pride, photographer Matthew Digati started the account to spotlight the city through these envy-inducing exteriors. “There’s so much color and so many different types of architect…

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In August 2017, when Paul DeJac and his wife, Tricia, moved into a 93-year-old colonial home in North Buffalo, they had two choices for many of the walls in the five-bedroom house: replace or restore. They chose the latter and hired Swiatek Studios to handle major plaster restoration and refinishing, along with interior painting and wallpapering. “Our third floor, in…

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Novelist Margaret Atwood said, “In the spring, at the end of the day you should smell like dirt.” For those of the soil, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching something you’ve planted grow and thrive. For those on the garden and landscape volunteer team at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, there’s the added satisfaction of maintaining the pass…

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When the Bills ended their 18-year playoff drought last season, it electrified the city and brought us together the way only Buffalo sports can. It’s that spirit the Buffalo History Museum celebrates with “Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports,” which opened in November. The interactive exhibit showcases artifacts from the museum’s collection — as well as item…

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It’s just been named the top nature preserve in WNY, yet many longtime residents have never heard of it. Friends of Reinstein Woods executive director Meaghan Boice-Green and her team are working to change that. “We’re open year-round from sunrise to sunset and offer a true four-season experience,” said Boice-Green. “You can visit in summer to observe turtles and wildfl…

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Astronomy may be one of the oldest natural sciences, but it’s also the perfect new hobby. Between all of the planets, moons, comets, galaxies and twinkling stars — there’s just so much to see. “You can look up night after night and it’ll never be the same. Something different will always wow you,” Gene Timothy of the Buffalo Astronomical Association (BAA) said. But a…

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Pets and privacy. For most homeowners, a fence serves the dual purpose of keeping Fido safe in the yard and carving out space away from the outside world. Practical, yes, but functional doesn’t have to mean bland. Charlie Reid of Picket Fence and Exteriors in East Amherst said most of his customers look to find a balance between affordability and curb appeal. Beyond mat…

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A scenic drive up New York State Route 425 will lead you to a charming crossroads of new and very old: the Wilson House at Lake and Main Street in the Village of Wilson. The restaurant and inn, which boasts a rich history, opened its doors again in the spring after an extensive renovation. For new owners Jon Pashong and Chris and Tim White, the goal was to bring the bui…

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Caroline Barr describes it as a lightning bolt: The moment she realized she was supposed to be a designer. From there, she says, everything sped up. She got her degree at arts-focused Villa Maria College; moved to Cape Cod; began working at a small furniture store and secured her first clients; then brought that experience back to Buffalo to be closer to family. Her wor…

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When Carrie Zepp’s dad’s health declined to the point where he required extended hospitalization, it meant an hour’s drive each way between her parents’ home and Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, which put a lot of stress on Carrie and her parents. But then someone told them about Grace Guest House. “It’s a beautiful, warm and welcoming house with phenomenal staff and vo…

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There’s a two-story brick building with a bright red door near Larkinville, just down the road from Flying Bison Brewing Company. Like most structures in the awakening former industrial district, its century-old neighbors have long been reduced to rubble-filled lots, and its own walls have enclosed countless establishments including a saloon and a shoe store, then for deca…

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Your refrigerator is suddenly making a strange humming sound. Your dishwasher goes through the motions for 90 minutes, but your plates and cups are still filthy. Your Blu-ray spits the disc back at you like a baby tasting asparagus for the first time. If you’re like me, your second thought when it comes to home appliance repair is the inconvenience. Your first is, “Oh l…