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After record subzero temps that froze everything from eyelashes to Niagara Falls, Western New Yorkers are ready to put another winter in the books. This list includes events that remind us spring is just around the corner, like an orchid show that will surround you in exotic blooms and a home show full of ideas for tackling improvements once the weather breaks. March 3: A…

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Over the last few years, shoppers have witnessed the rapid transformation of the retail market. Rules on how we shop, where we shop and when we shop have changed dramatically. The emergence of e-commerce and the so-called “Amazon Effect” have disrupted the industry and created an ongoing consumer shift to online shopping. That has created havoc for traditional retailers…

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The “Miracle on Ice” — Team USA’s legendary upset of the Soviet Union hockey team at the 1980 Olympics — is one of sports’ most indelible moments. The victory gave the country an emotional lift at a trying time and inspired future NHL stars while selling the sport of ice hockey to millions of Americans. The shocking win also gave Ralph Coppola an idea. As it turns out, …

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Store owners who re-purpose make the case that not only are their goods more affordable, they’re also better quality. “They don’t make furniture like they used to,” said Donna Kennell, owner of ReFab-ulous Furniture. Kennell turned a hobby into a business; she and her fiancé restore and repurpose old furniture and sell it from their Elma store. They also recently compet…

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If you’re like me, you know you need to clean out your basement/attic/garage, but feel daunted by what to do with all the stuff — your daughter’s long-abandoned clarinet, that lavender bridesmaid’s dress you wore ten years ago, the desktop computer you no longer use. And when you open a storage bin to see the Furby you scrambled to put under a long-ago Christmas tree, y…

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When tragedy strikes, our natural inclination is to help — to give our time, money and resources so people can get back on their feet. But after last year’s devastating hurricanes, another theme emerged which experts term a “second disaster”: when too much generosity results in donations that are difficult to manage or not needed, adding extra strain to the relief effor…

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Ask around and you’ll notice a generally held assumption: The money habits of younger generations (like so many other things) must differ drastically from the older ones. We’re not talking what we choose to spend that money on…that’s another well-covered topic…but simply how we decide to complete the transaction. Cash or card — credit or debit — write a check or open an ap…

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Indie Twenty Rachel Sweeney Born and raised in Buffalo, Rachel Sweeney, the imaginative force behind Indie Twenty, designs striking jewelry made for the Boho babe in all of us. Sweeney’s pieces feature a sophisticated West Coast vibe. Currently expanding into apparel and tapestries, Sweeney also offers a local, personalized monthly subscription box that sells for $29.9…

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If you’re planning on selling your home, or even thinking about it, chances are you’re assessing what improvement projects will make your home more desirable to prospective buyers. Gut and remodel the kitchen? Add a patio or pool? Put on a new roof? There are definitely updates and upgrades that will add aesthetic value to your home…and will make you happier to live the…

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Fake news, forgeries and other Internet scams are nothing new to the world, sadly. But a local businessman has developed a cutting-edge technology to help cut down on at least one bad behavior: wine fraud. Wine fraud is a global issue with local ramifications. Steve Glamuzina, owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor, says it’s a growing problem as more consumers bypa…

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There’s been a lot written about Bob Wilmers’ passing. He will long be remembered and appreciated as Chairman of M&T Bank and a WNY philanthropist. Having known Bob for 29 years was an honor. His vision inspired me in many ways. One lesser-known part of Bob’s legacy was a later-in-life passion, his winery in France. My wife and I had the privilege to visit Chateau H…

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In addition to “The American Side” and “Dwelling,” recent films shot in Western New York include: “The Purge: The Island”: The fourth entry in the popular horror series is a prequel set on Staten Island. Shooting locations include the Sinclair apartments on Washington Street. Scheduled for July 2018 release. “Clover”: This crime drama shot in Buffalo in November 2017…

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Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Friday 1. Boys basketball - Manhattan Cup Class A semifinals Four of the top teams in Western New York square off at Canisius College's Koessler Athletic Center for a spot in next Tuesday's championship back at Canisius.…

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How much would you pay to have your clothes not feel like sausage casings? For a firm butt and belly capable of rocking nearly any outfit? For the strength to make everyday tasks easier? For the doctor to say you don’t need your meds anymore? Are those things worth $10 — or $300? Western New York, a region that had just a handful of gyms not so long ago, now boasts hund…

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When it comes to college, the biggest hurdle most families face is financing. But it’s not as simple as just loading up a savings account over the years to ultimately pay for your kids’ tuition, housing and books. There are potential hurdles — even for those who’ve spent years saving. To wit: Each family is provided with an “asset protection allowance” (APA) under the F…