Buffalo Magazine - The Buffalo News

Share this article

Buffalo Magazine

print logo

By Kevin Snow Long after many of us have turned in for the evening, their night is just beginning. These men are also weekend warriors, rising early on a Saturday morning just to play the game they grew up loving as a child. From Riverworks to Lockport and everywhere in between, the hockey rinks of Western New York are full of grown men who continue to be intoxicated by…

Buffalo Magazine - The Buffalo News - Edition

All the stories you love about Buffalo are now available at your fingertips. Single editions or full subscriptions on your laptop, Android, iPhone or iPad.

Buffalo Magazine

It is officially the season for entertaining. Sure, you can compete with evening events like office holiday parties and neighborhood cocktails that take over our calendars come December, but If you want to get friends together in a relaxed setting without breaking the bank, hosting a festive brunch is a fabulous option. Plan ahead and you’re guaranteed a holiday hit. Her…

Buffalo Magazine

By Will Homan Picture this: a family sits down for a holiday meal. The table is set, anticipation for the meal has been growing throughout the day, and stomachs are growling as visions of holiday staples fill their heads. Only there’s no food. It’s a situation many families face in WNY – during the holidays and throughout the year. In any given month, the Fo…

Buffalo Magazine

There’s never been a better time to play tour guide to friends and family coming home for the holidays. Sure, they might think they know where they want to go – old favorites like Chef’s, Duff’s and Mighty Taco offer tastes not found outside of Buffalo. But there’s also plenty of "new Buffalo" to show them: cocktail bars, breweries, restaurants and neighborhoo…

Buffalo Magazine

The bows, ribbons, scissors and brightly colored paper sit on a little bedroom table waiting for the First Lady to continue wrapping her Christmas presents. It’s a sentimental peek into the holiday preparations of Eleanor Roosevelt at Springwood, the lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, about 5½ hours from Buffalo. FDR’s Georgian Colonial-style h…

Buffalo Magazine

For my family, it wouldn’t be the holidays without our annual Christmas cut-out cookie extravaganza. It started when I was 6 or 7 and I would get together with my Aunt Missy and usually a friend or two for mass production of cookies; this eventually snowballed into a family affair with anywhere from 20-25 people in attendance. There are some MVPs (on each of the fronts…

Buffalo Magazine

By Jessica Kelly and Devon Dams O’Connor You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered.…

Buffalo Magazine

If Dave Gordon has learned anything in the last 40 years while running a family business in Buffalo, it has been that people love shopping for Christmas and holiday decor. From upside-down Christmas trees to wreaths in pastel colors decorated with strawberries, his business has seen every trend imaginable. Dave’s Christmas Wonderland in Cheektowaga is the flagship sto…

My real job is publisher and president of The Buffalo News. My columnist job is an excuse to try plenty of good wine. Sometimes I get to mix the two. The News was recently on the hunt for a new sports writer. A prospective candidate was in town with her husband, so I invited them to dinner to share why we love Buffalo so much. I came up with a dinner theme of sports …

Buffalo Magazine

By Jessica Kelly and and Devon Dams O’Connor You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you cove…

Buffalo Magazine

In 1979, disco music was at its peak. Bell bottom jeans, afros, tight shirts with eye-popping patterns, platform shoes, and lots of gaudy gold jewelry were in. And dancing — lots and lots of dancing — was the best way to spend an evening. That same year, the Buffalo Convention Center first opened its doors. They needed a larger-than-life event to help mark the occas…

Buffalo Magazine

By Jessica Kelly and Devon Dams O’Connor You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered.…

Buffalo Magazine

By Jessica Kelly and and Devon Dams O’Connor You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you cove…

Buffalo Magazine

Every year, the holidays go by way too fast — and we often get far too little out of them. From the whirlwind of cookie-cutter parties to the family gathering that goes south before the first snap of the game, it can get old. So why not try something new? Buck tradition this year and consider incorporating some new ideas into your celebrations. You just may find they …

Buffalo Magazine

Every morning Diana Donnarumma of Buffalo wakes up and makes an effort – make-up, a nice outfit and a positive attitude to match. You’d never know that the 25-year-old was struggling with a severe autoimmune disorder. "I was going to college in Miami and majoring in Spanish and marketing/PR when I found out I had been undiagnosed with Lyme disease for 12 years. That…