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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 …

Did you catch a glimpse of someone resembling NBA superstar Dwyane Wade yesterday? If you were near Country Club of Buffalo, it was probably him. Wade, the longtime Miami Heat star and current Chicago Bulls guard, was in town for a golf tournament put on by New Era Cap, which is headquartered on Delaware Avenue. Wade posted about his trip on Snapchat and posed for a …

Usually a nuisance call to the Buffalo Police involving children playing in the street ends with the children being sent home. But a series of videos, posted by Tasha Fields on Facebook, shattered any preconceived notions about what may happen when police show up on the scene. Now, the videos are going viral — with over 1,000 shares since July 19. The videos e…

"Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams was announced Tuesday as the Undergraduate Student Choice for the 2017-18 University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series, but he had a pressing question on Twitter. https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/887488697792253952 While Williams' query - perhaps a slight dig at Buffalo stereotypes - drew expected responses such a…

It was the perfect storm. Meagan Meller had the swan. Toria Getz had the Jeep. And Zoe Brania had the camera. But they never ever expected to be able to go tubing in the middle of a street. That changed when almost a foot of rain fell in their neighborhood, closing many roads in the Buffalo area.  https://twitter.com/Toria_Getz/status/885547943008325632 …

What happens when three legendary "Saturday Night Live" alums descend on Niagara Falls? Funny tweets, of course. Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade – along with comedian Nick Swardson – stopped in Niagara Falls, Ont., Saturday night as part of their "Netflix Presents: Here Comes the Funny" tour. They performed at the Niagara Fallsview Casino and didn't w…

The obstacle-driven fitness craze sparked by the TV show "American Ninja Warrior" and touring events such as Spartan Race and Tough Mudder continue with a four-day event in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.), organized by Ninja Warrior Academy of Hybrid Fitness. The inaugural River Warrior Challenge runs June 24 and 25, with spectator tickets available for $10 for a …

Frank Todaro had his back turned when he heard a collective gasp and then silence from workers at his car repair shop, Collision Masters, LLC, at 555 Pearl St. "You could hear crickets," the business' founder recalled. A customer from South Buffalo, identified only as Mr. King, had asked for an estimate and driven his silver Chevy truck into the shop. The workers' react…

If you've ever been to City Hall, you've probably noticed what an architectural gem the building truly is. But now people outside of Buffalo know it, too. Curbed.com has listed the building as one of the 10 most beautiful city halls in the nation. The online publication, an arm of Vox Media, ranked Buffalo second to Austin, Texas. [GALLERY: A Closer Look at Buff…

The Buffalove continues to flow from Vanessa Williams. The actress/singer/former Miss America appeared on "LIVE with Kelly and Ryan" Wednesday and told the co-hosts about her ties to the area and her July 4, 2015, wedding in Buffalo to Jim Skrip of Depew. "My husband is from Buffalo, very strong Buffalo roots," Williams said. "My mother was born and raised in Buffal…

A map of the most misspelled words in America is making the rounds of the internet, and the words it highlights are both hilarious and horrifying. Disease. College. Angel. If you live in Utah, South Dakota or North Carolina, you're more likely to ask Google how to spell those words. As for us New Yorkers, beauty is our downfall, it seems. Take a look for yourself: …

You might be used to seeing Hoyt Lake in wedding or engagement photos, but you probably haven't seen Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park like this before. Filmed with a drone by Colin Gordon of Buffalo Aerial Productions at 6:05 a.m. on May 17, 2017, this is the kind of picturesque wanderlust-inspiring video that would induce feelings of jealousy and FOMO from all your Instagr…

Unless you live along the shorelines of Lake Ontario, it can be hard to imagine the submerged docks, collapsed breakwalls and streets and parking lots flooded with water. SceniCopter captured some of these scenes with his drone between May 9 and May 10. The 12-and-a-half-minute video showcases the flooding in Greece, N.Y., showing homes and landmarks along Crescent Beac…

Jaws dropped this morning when the Buffalo Sabres fired both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Judging from the social media reaction as a whole, there was little surprise that Bylsma was canned, but few expected GMTM to suffer the same fate. Shock and befuddlement have reigned supreme, so the humorous takes are sparse, at least until fans can get th…

There's rarely a dull moment in the Life of Gronk. White House press secretary Sean Spicer's media gathering today featured an unexpected visitor, as New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski poked his head in for a quick comment. The initial look on Spicer's face is priceless, but the government official handled the intruder with aplomb, although he did not acce…