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Lyndsey D’Arcangelo

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo is a freelance writer and an award-winning author. She is a true Buffalonian, born and raised. And yes, even she moved away and came back home. Learn more: www.lyndseydarcangelo.com


Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

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Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

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Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

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