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Erin Morris


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New Year motivation levels at the gym always start out on a high note, but boredom and monotony can quickly set in. That’s where new programs and gyms like CKO Kickboxing come in. Newly opened in Amherst, CKO offers a cardio-based group exercise program that’s appropriate for all fitness levels. “You won’t waste time thinking about what to do, or waiting for equipmen…

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The hunt for holiday gifts is officially on. Instead of battling the mall crowds this year, consider one of Western New York’s many holiday pop-up shops. From handmade to vintage to Buffalo-themed wares, local holiday pop-up shops are just like they sound: temporary, limited-time-only retail spaces, set up in office buildings, empty storefronts, museums and more. They’r…

Buffalo’s theatrical scene celebrates 35 years of history and tradition. On Friday, Sept. 16, the official opening of Buffalo’s theater season will once again fulfill that ‘theater tradition’ – and then some. "This event continues to grow year after year because of the strength and creativity of our theater community, and, more importantly, because of the passion and dedi…

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Behind the unassuming storefront on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, Dog Ears Bookstore & Café is more than just a place to buy books. It is also a warm and friendly respite and home to the Enlightenment Literary Arts Center, which offers reading and writing programs for children and adults. “Our mission statement is simple,” said owner Tom McDonnell. “It’s not just ab…

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The devil is in the details, and anyone who’s ever been married knows the pressure to make every detail perfect. With so many elements to consider, couples can soon get overwhelmed; cue the behind-the-scenes experts who know exactly what it takes to create a perfect day – and a lasting impression. Recently, Buffalo Magazine sat down with three local wedding experts; eac…

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A dog loves nothing more than to be completely unrestricted — let off the leash to socialize and play. Fortunately there are plenty of local dog parks where they can do just that. Grab your pup and check out some of the best places where Western New York dogs can roam free. Knox Farm Dog Park Knox Farm State Park, East Aurora If you’re looking for a dog park with a …

Buffalo is known for its rich theatrical tradition. Whether you are an avid theatergoer or an occasional spectator, the opening of the new season will fulfill your theater fix – and then some. On Friday, Sept. 18, Buffalo will officially kick off its season with the much-anticipated annual Curtain Up! celebration. This year, the 34th annual event, presented by the Theat…

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Urban farming is an idea that's been gaining momentum across Buffalo neighborhoods — and it's helping to clean up vacant lots, unite city blocks and promote healthier eating. It's also about creating more self-sustainable urban environments. For the past two years, the University at Buffalo has been taking this self-sustainability initiative one step further. To date, m…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Sure, you can check out Niagara-on-the-Lake’s wineries on your own. But when you take a specialized tour, it becomes more of an education. Of course, choosing the right tour is the key. “When we opened in 2005 there were only a handful of wine tour companies in the area, and none were offering professional, educational wine tours,” said Niagara Vintage Wine Tours co-…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

In an age when the words on the screen reign supreme, it’s a wonder we even remember what it feels like to turn the page of an actual book. But there’s something about the weight in your hand, the smell of the pages and the fantastic feeling of anticipation that comes with holding a real book. For readers who like their words the old-fashioned way, here’s a short list of s…

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Long drives along foliage-lined roads, hay rides, warm cider, apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, costume parties – it’s time for fall fun in Western New York. But look a little further and you’ll find there’s even more to do during the autumn season. This year, explore some of the more unique (and spooky!) family-friendly places in the 716; here are some hi…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

Vintage. Secondhand. Antique. Repurposed. Upcycled. Previously loved. Or, to put it bluntly, used. We’re talking furniture, but this isn’t the stuff of your grandma’s garage sale. Today, local shops are selling quality, handcrafted, brand name furniture and accessories that look like new and are built to last, at a fraction of the original price. Each of them take a sli…