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Stop waiting for signs of spring to appear out your window — bring the greenery inside instead. Houseplants can improve your indoor air quality, not to mention enliven your space. But before you head out to your local nursery, know that some common plants can be toxic to animals. Here are a few lush options that will make you happy and your pet safe, no gardening prowes…

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New York State is full of natural wonder and beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to enjoy the splendor is to immerse yourself in it. A hike in a beautiful place is one of the best ways to spend a summer day with your family. Western New York is dotted with dozens of parks, each with their own trail systems waiting to be explored — so consider these hikes as a go…

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Letterpress isn’t novel to brothers DJ and Matt Schutt — but rather the old-fashioned technique their father, who had decades of experience in commercial printing, taught them in the garage. That was Donald’s makeshift printing shop, a retirement project turned family business sparked by the discovery of a 1907 Chandler & Price press in someone’s attic nearby. It wa…

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On a clear winter day, Mike Anderson sits inside the East Side office of his firm, Abstract Architecture. A few folders are placed neatly on his desk, and his two dogs lie on the red carpet, ready to barrel over to the door and greet guests. An original wooden beam above pays homage to the building’s 126-year history, while the artwork — a lion with a scarf, a nearly floor…

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On October 20, 2017, the most famous and culturally significant film ever shot in Buffalo came home — so to speak. Barry Levinson’s “The Natural,” the stirring baseball drama starring Robert Redford, screened before a packed house at the North Park Theatre as a presentation of Turner Classic Movies. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and director Levinson were in attendance for a pre…

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The “Miracle on Ice” — Team USA’s legendary upset of the Soviet Union hockey team at the 1980 Olympics — is one of sports’ most indelible moments. The victory gave the country an emotional lift at a trying time and inspired future NHL stars while selling the sport of ice hockey to millions of Americans. The shocking win also gave Ralph Coppola an idea. As it turns out, …

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Store owners who re-purpose make the case that not only are their goods more affordable, they’re also better quality. “They don’t make furniture like they used to,” said Donna Kennell, owner of ReFab-ulous Furniture. Kennell turned a hobby into a business; she and her fiancé restore and repurpose old furniture and sell it from their Elma store. They also recently compet…

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If you’re planning on selling your home, or even thinking about it, chances are you’re assessing what improvement projects will make your home more desirable to prospective buyers. Gut and remodel the kitchen? Add a patio or pool? Put on a new roof? There are definitely updates and upgrades that will add aesthetic value to your home…and will make you happier to live the…

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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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Nestled just behind Millionaire’s Row, this Colonial Revival-style home reflects the owner’s love of animals – from the elephant and tiger-patterned sofa that sits in the den to the realistic squirrels that run up the wall of the conservatory.

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While the master bedroom has never been described as the heart of the home, it is an area that homeowners love and invest in. Local designers say recent trends include statement beds, simple window treatments, and rethinking the traditional bedroom set. “A lot of people want more of a hotel feel to their bedrooms, and they want a bedroom space that’s relaxing,” said des…

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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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Do you have a hard time finding something to wear? Is it taking you way too long to get dressed in the morning? If so, it’s time to organize. Closet cleaning is definitely a dreaded task that is easily moved down the chore list (frequently dropping off the list altogether). But it doesn’t need to be painful, and can even be fun. Plus, once you’ve completed the project, …