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Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

What do you do when you love food, want to be healthy, and have an insanely busy schedule with little time for food prep? Take advantage of one of the new wave of prepared meal services available in WNY. These aren’t make-it-yourself meal kits (á la Blue Apron) or processed frozen dinners. They’re single-serving meals sold in to-go locations most often found in strip pl…

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Curtain Up! 2017, the 36th annual kick off to Western New York’s theater season, is adding a new party to its three-act evening on Friday, Sept. 15. The Greenroom Gala is a pre-theater gathering that’s an alternative to the traditional black tie gala. "We wanted to broaden the scope of Curtain Up and give more people a chance to enjoy what has become a tradition in Buff…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Diana Slawson intuitively knew what countless education studies have proved: students involved in theater programs earn higher standardized test scores, are better readers, have more self-confidence, are motivated to succeed, and have higher levels of empathy and tolerance. And it all started because she wasn’t athletic. "When other kids were outside playing sports, …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Worshiping in the great outdoors is something Cathy Linden Leathers loves about summer. Her parish — St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in South Buffalo — conducts mass out on the church lawn when weather permits. This shows we are alive and also serves as an outreach. You never know when that one soul who has been searching just might cross your path, and our parish waits …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

When I was in grammar school I walked home for lunch, and my go-to repast was a cup of Lipton’s chicken noodle soup, a ham sandwich on white bread and a glass of milk. Times have changed since the 1960s: parents serve an entirely different lunch to their kids — especially when mom is a nutrition expert. “When I pack their lunches, they have a protein, a grain, a vegetab…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Thirty-somethings Dave and Ashley Segal of Kenmore have been married for a couple years. They have good jobs, a nice house, three dogs…and no estate plan. Their views on the topic differ. Dave thinks it’s too expensive. Ashley doesn’t think it’s a priority unless you have dependents. While they know it’s a future consideration, it’s not something they’ve tackled yet. …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

On Christmas Eve, Art and Toni Christy surround themselves with families they’ve never met. The owner of Frontier Catering and his wife spend Christmas Eve preparing dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo, a home where out-of-towners can stay while their children are being treated at local hospitals. The Christys plan a dinner with all the u…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Pat Woyshner loves the holiday season. As the owner of Woyshner’s Flower Shop, a Lackawanna mainstay since 1960 when she opened it with her late husband Jack, she’s surrounded by flowers and festive décor year round. But the winter holidays — especially Christmas — hold special meaning for her. For 16 years, Woyshner was part of a team of floral designers who helped dec…

I have a confession to make: in the summer of 1964, I was shushed for giggling out loud while watching a live stage production of South Pacific at Melody Fair. I couldn’t help it. I was sitting in the front row with my family and a giant horsefly was crawling up Nellie’s leg during a love scene. I was 5 years old, and well, giggles happen. The actors, mercifully, didn’t fl…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Think handmade cardboard set pieces, and anyone who’s willing in the cast. But times have changed. Actors may be recent college grads with a theater degree, or a retiree with time to invest in an old interest or new hobby. They’re talented and stage-ready. Some amateur companies even offer modest stipends; and if the show is a musical, orchestra members are almost always …

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"Staycations" are great options for over-scheduled families who are turned off by high travel costs, clogged highways, and all the planning and prepping it takes to get out of town. A staycation can be the ultimate couples retreat, something more family-friendly or a private indulgence just for you. The ultimate treat: book an overnight at one of Buffalo’s new or renovated…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

For some savvy shoppers, the secret to having a killer wardrobe is shopping consignment. But these aren’t your grandmother’s thrift stores. Call it “curated” consignment. While some consignment stores accept most items, as long as they’re not ripped or stained, curated consignment stores go a step further, taking only higher-end brands in current styles. Plus many of th…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Back in the 1960s, my mom shopped at the locally owned grocery store at the end of our street. The store owner knew her by name. The drugstore was just next door. The butcher shop was up the block, and the green grocer was about a mile-and-a-half in the other direction. By the end of the decade, the grocery store closed and Mom’ s allegiance switched to Acme (they gave S&a…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Kids and summer camp go together like s’mores and campfires. In Western New York, there’s a camp experience for just about every interest and every type of camper.  Options fall into four categories: traditional camp settings (overnight with cabins, counselors and lots of outdoor activities); day camps (YMCA, daycare and community recreation programs); school-based program…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Sometimes a life-changing situation inspires the completely unexpected. Late in 2013, Dan Buscaglia, 46, was recuperating from bypass surgery when he walked past a building for sale on Olean Road in East Aurora. It was ramshackle but distinctive, and not like other structures on the block. He thought it could become a second location for his busy dermatology practice. …