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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.


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OLCOTT – Standing out in the crowd of zany participants Sunday afternoon at the Olcott Lions Club’s Polar Bear Swim for Sight was never easy, yet one young man in misty blue chiffon stole the show.“It’s my mom’s dress,” explained Connor Hoffman, 22, a marketing major at the University at Buffalo.The shivering Hoffman wore a full-length gown with a plunging neck…

Lifestyles

David R. Clark is an ornamental horticulturist whose popularity as a lecturer stems from his ability to educate and entertain. Clark studied horticulture and floraculture at SUNY Cobbleskill College in the Catskills, but his interest in plants and flowers began as a boy growing up on a farm in Eden.Clark’s creative garden talks – “Strange Sex Life of Plants,” “Hy…

Gusto

Thursday was a spa day for cars at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, where proud collectors were sudsing, waxing and buffing their cream-puff customs ahead of the annual Cavalcade of Cars show.The show, which will run through Sunday inside the Agri-Center, features more than 100 hot rods, custom and classic vehicles trucked in from Canada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio.A bla…

Local News

Since 1995, more than 2.2 million books have been distributed in Western New York through the efforts of Books for Kids, which kicked off its annual book drive Tuesday at the Olmsted Center for Sight’s Early Education Program in Amherst.The Books for Kids initiative is sponsored by The Buffalo News in partnership with Project Flight, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Li…

Lifestyles

Henry “Hank” Sontag ran a clothing shop called Goody Two Shoes in the Main Place Mall for much of the ’70s before he became bored and turned to antiques full time. A 1963 graduate of Riverside High School, Sontag would attend the University of Buffalo before he found his niche.In 1997 Sontag knew he was hooked on antiques when he bought Horsefeathers Architectural An…

Erie County

People forget what flowers look like during these dog days of winter.That’s why each February, members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society roll out hundreds of their dazzling aromatic blooms. Not every flower commands its own show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, but orchids are not your everyday flower.“They say you can’t be considered an orchid…

Buffalo

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new arctic exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo on Wednesday morning were anything but polar.Inside, a celebration was under way as public officials, board members and zoo staff gathered to mark a milestone for the third oldest zoo in the country: the successful completion of a $14 million fundraising campaign to build a new exhibit called Arctic Ed…

Buffalo

The Rev. Vladimir Zablotskyy moved to Buffalo in August 2011 to breathe some life into the struggling SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church on Ideal Street in Lovejoy. Originally from the Ukraine, Zablotskyy moved here from New Jersey with his wife, Jeanne, to serve as acting rector for the small but loyal congregation. Soon after the Zablotskyys introduced a parish a soup ki…

Amherst

People who live near Niagara Falls Boulevard have some advice for pedestrians who cross the four-lane highway: Don’t mess with the boulevard.On Wednesday night, Sharon L. Alfiere attempted to cross the 45 mph stretch of the boulevard near East Robinson Road, a stone’s throw away from a marked crosswalk and a traffic light.It was the last thing she did.Alfiere was the t…

Amherst police this afternoon identified the woman who was struck and killed Wednesday night on Niagara Falls Boulevard as Sharon L. Alfiere, 50.“She also went by the name Sharon L. Caruana,” said Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Accident Investigation Unit. “She had no known address.”McKenna said the woman was struck when she attempted to cross Niagara Falls Boulevard…

Buffalo

Dwayne Ferguson made an honest mistake when he carried a handgun into Harvey Austin School on Thursday afternoon, according to the Rev. James E. Giles, a friend of Ferguson’s and president of Back to Basics Outreach Ministries.“I’m sure Dwayne went into the school not thinking he had the gun on him,” Giles said Friday. “We know this for a fact that he called out…

Buffalo

Dwayne A. Ferguson, the 52-year-old city man charged with weapons possession in connection with the lockdown at Harvey Austin School Thursday, is well known in the anti-violence movement of BuffaloHe is youth mentor and president of MAD DADS, as was working in an after school program at the school when arrested Thursday.He is not employed by Buffalo Public Schools but was…

Local News

Cassandra Carr writes romance novels about hockey players, bull riders and everyday men and women who fall in love. Carr is the pen name of a 40-year-old author who is married with one young daughter and who lives in the Southtowns.A past president of the Western New York Romance Writers of America, Carr’s specialty is writing romance erotica, a genre that has skyrockete…

Back to Basics Outreach Ministry, a faith-based anti-violence group started by two reformed convicts in 1994, received a huge funding boost when the state released $366,400 to help reduce gang-related violence in Buffalo, State Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced Wednesday.Back to Basics, led by Pastor James E. Giles, is one of seven groups across the state that have re…

Buffalo

Joseph Jacobbi spends 60 to 65 hours a week at Casa Di Pizza on Elmwood Avenue handling the purchasing and making soup and sauce for the pizzeria that after six decades has become a Buffalo institution.In 1953, Jacobbi’s father Jeswald Jacobbi started this “house of pizza” with $2,000 cash and a $1,000 loan. The elder Jacobbi had just quit his job as a window trimmer…