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Buffalo may be infamous for its winters, but it’s the first day of fall here in Western New York and the weather is glorious. Unseasonably warm, it’s a nice day to celebrate the fall season outdoors. However, given the non-jacket-wearing weather, locals' choices for the day seem more like summer activities than fall festivities. There's a large lack of standard S…

Proposal Day – a day so nice we celebrate it twice. And one of those celebrations is Sept. 22, also known as the first day of fall. Proposal Day is honored on the first day of fall and spring. If you’re proposing in the Buffalo area, it’s also a great opportunity to show your Buffalove, as well as your love for your significant other. Here are seven of the m…

Putt putt. Mini golf. A tiny good walk spoiled. No matter what you call it, it’s time to play. Today – Sept. 21 – is Miniature Golf Day and, thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, there are many ways to celebrate, indoors and outdoors. So choose your ball color and grab your putter. Aim for that hole in one. Here are some of the area’s …

Hockey fans, rejoice! That's right. NHL preseason is finally here. The Buffalo Sabres faced the Carolina Hurricanes at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo on Sept. 18, 2017. And based on social media alone, the crowd was pretty pumped. What did you miss the most about Sabres games? https://twitter.com/ItsYaBoyBlue/status/909922163746058241 https://twitter.com…

There are no off days for professional football players, well, except Tuesdays. But there are no off days for true Bills fans. At the Buffalo Bills store, you can get a T-shirt that says as much. This is not a team motto like Bill Belichick's "Do Your Job, " and if you go to NFL Shop you can find this model for other teams and cities, too. The red polyester shirt …

“Trust the process.” Whether you need a reminder (try sitting cross-legged on the ground and repeating the phrase over and over to yourself) or you want to shout it loud and proud, 26 Shirts has the answer. One of its newest T-shirt releases, simple and straightforward, touts those three words, encouraging Bills fans to “trust the process.” The blue cotton and p…

Have you been meaning to get to Niagara Falls? If the answer is yes and you're a Star Wars fan, you've got an extra incentive to pay the natural wonder a visit. The Star Wars app now allows users to experience virtual flyovers by a giant Star Destroyer, along with some TIE Fighters, at 20 global landmarks, including the Canadian side of the falls. If users open the app…

The Bills are back, baby. Preseason is a special time of year. While some are just happy to finally have their NFL stress-reliever (or cause of stress) back, others are more concerned about players getting hurt. Follow live game coverage here. Since it's the first preseason game, let's take a look at some of the best preseason game tweets: https://twitter.com/A…

It's Bills season, Buffalo. For locals, football can be much more than just a sport. Even expats, when asked what they miss the most about Buffalo, often answered: "The Bills." It's a way of life, maybe even a religion. That certainly rang true for Michael Zygmunt. He said he remembers going to church on Sunday morning and sitting in the seats. Once mass had ended, t…

Ah, Buffalo. No matter where we go, you always seem to follow – whether it's through a fellow Bills fan who reacts to a Buffalo shirt or a simple, ever-present feeling in our hearts. "I'm never a former Buffalonian, no matter where I live," said Phyllis Steinmueller, now a resident of Ellijay, GA. But how do you describe that feeling? People who responded to The Bu…

Who knew? The NHL All-Star scores goals for the Sabres, but can apparently sing and play guitar. Ryan O'Reilly showed off his musical talents in a recent video with Max Kerman, vocalist and guitarist for the Arkells. The Canadian rock band is coming to Artpark on Aug. 19 and jokingly tweeted the video as O'Reilly's audition tape for the gig. Congratulations, O'Rei…

What would a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist be doing in the Buffalo area? Being a good boyfriend, of course. Last week, Shaun White, one of the world's best snowboarders, watched his girlfriend, Sarah Barthel, perform at the Town Ballroom with her band, Phantogram. Barthel and White have been dating since 2014. White seemed to keep a low profile in Western …

The national chain Buffalo Wild Wings might tout the name, but every Western New Yorker knows authentic Buffalo wings must be served locally. We asked former Buffalonians what they miss the most about Buffalo and, no surprise, wings ranked in the top 10 responses. Now, on National Chicken Wing Day, July 29, it's only right to share the best stories and quotes from ex-pa…

Emily McIntosh's Twitter profile reads: "I wrap burritos at Chipotle." Little did she know this run-of-the-mill job on Walden Avenue would score her a photo with actress and singer Hilary Duff. The 29-year-old celebrity tried acting like she wasn't Hilary Duff, according to McIntosh's tweets. "But you can't fool me," McIntosh tweeted. https://twitter.com/_emily…

As Buffalonians, we may take the charcoal-grilled, sometimes foot-long hot dog masterpieces for granted. It takes former Buffalonians, who realized what they had after it was gone, to jog our memory. Ex-patriates need no such memo. When asked what they miss the most about Buffalo, many ex-pats talked about food – including hot dogs. Locals, on National Hot Dog Day, en…