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Jana Eisenberg


Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Is there a secret to a long, successful marriage? We set out to find answers from a range of local people with expertise — either as professionals or practitioners, like David and Irene Sipos. After 45 years of marriage, said David Sipos, one thing you do realize is that nothing is forever….and that can reframe your outlook. “I’m more aware of the fragility of our…

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“Clufffalo Institute” is what artist Charles Clough has dubbed his current studio space, located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora. But his story goes way back. In 1974, Buffalo native Clough (pronounced “cluff”) was a cofounder of Hallwalls, along with Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. He’s lived, worked and taught in New York City and Rhode Island; his artwork is…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Fifty million dollars in upgrades at The Buffalo Zoo. An upcoming $150+ million expansion at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Seven modern new interactive studios at the Buffalo Museum of Science, and a restored rooftop Observatory coming soon. A brand new, $27 million Explore & More children’s museum under construction in downtown’s hottest neighborhood. The completion …

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Whether you think of them as a smaller motorcycle or a powerful bicycle alternative, scooters are beloved for one thing: fun. Touted as a starter ride, commuting vehicle, or backup transportation, scooters have more going for them than just kicks. High fuel efficiency, lower insurance cost and easier parking are among the other benefits. Steve Sortisio, owner of Erie Co…

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When some of us think “wallpaper,” we get a soothing vision of quaint floral or fruit prints from our grandmother’s kitchen. Or, if you’ve ever tackled renovations on an older home, discovering layers upon layers of old wallpaper to painstakingly remove, it may be a word that’s not quite so sweet. But one look at today’s options for the centuries-old decorative techniqu…

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If the eyes are the window to a person’s soul, says architect John Wingfelder, the front door is the window to the soul of your home. Many homeowners take pride in creating a unique look for their front door,  a literal and symbolic welcoming or “statement.” A look at the choices folks are making reveals the vast array of materials and technology available to today’s homeo…

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In a different angle on recent “coming home” stories, interior designer Philippa Radon has officially moved to Buffalo after first visiting here with her husband Peter, a Lackawanna native, almost 20 years ago. “I felt instantly at home here, even as my flight landed for the first time on a snowy tarmac,” recalled Radon, a native of the U.K. In 1989, she moved to Los…

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When you’re a single mom pursuing a college education — and often holding down a job at the same time — it’s not uncommon to get derailed by the unexpected, like a sudden lack of childcare or a surprise expense. That’s why the Western New York Women’s Foundation (WNYWF) launched a holistic program to help low-income single mothers obtain associate degrees in high-demand…

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The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, says Nissin Berg, the Orthodox Jewish owner of Nissan’s Kosher Deli, is not so much about food as it is about making sure that children are instilled with the holiday’s sense of tradition and happiness; it is also known as the Festival of Lights. In heavily accented English — Berg came to Buffalo in 1996 as a refugee from his native Latvi…

Buffalo Magazine: Style

Arlene Kaye says her life has come full circle. The fashion industry expert is back at a place where hands-on sewing is the basis for creative inspiration — a starting point to lead people, particularly kids, toward the wide array of careers that “fashion” encompasses. To make this happen, Kaye’s gone back to her roots. For over three decades, she worked for global b…

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Out of necessity, Ellen Rosenfeld, a former Miami-based real estate property lister, began home staging — temporarily decorating spaces so that when potential buyers viewed them, they’d see an ideal. Often these properties needed a little “love.” With her artistic flair, Rosenfeld, who studied housing/interior design at Florida State University, adds value to attract bu…

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She didn’t choose to be an artist, says sculptor Sarah Fonzi, a Buffalo native. From an early age, she simply was one. She is now a professional sculptor with several large, commissioned installations in the Buffalo area, and a growing list of exhibits to her credit. To gain experience outside Buffalo, she chose to attend Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. T…

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Collin Kerdahy, a native of Smithtown, N.Y., began studying ballet when he was in middle school. After doing gymnastics as a younger child, and knowing that he enjoyed dancing, he auditioned for a musical as a pre-teen. “I was in Seussical the Musical at around 11 or 12,” said Kerdahy, now 20. “After that, I found a weekend program at a theater outside of school, which …

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Without Buffalo’s Kevin Guest House, Ronald McDonald House may never have existed. It’s true: the international Ronald McDonald House charity, which provides housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment, was inspired by Kevin Garvey’s parents. In January, 1972, Cyril and Claudia Garvey brought their son Kevin to Roswell Park Cancer Institute from Penns…

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2014, a number that’s grown by 111 percent since 2000. These include surgical procedures (like face lifts and liposuction) and non-surgical procedures (like Botox, chemical peels, fillers and laser hair removal). Dr. David Sherris of the Clinic of Facial Pla…