It's the most Buffalo time of the year.
Spirits soar as we warm up for the Turkey Trot, one of the 100 Things every Western New Yorker should do at least once. And for the World's Largest Disco, another adventure on our bucket list. Friends and relatives flock in from out of town, craving wings and beef on weck. Thanksgiving is in the air.
It's fun to celebrate this …
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-Ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
By Donna Brazile
288 pages $28
This week, America celebrated and mourned the first anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.
Whether you partied or pouted depends on which candidate you liked more -- or maybe hated less -- and wh…
“Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live By From the WTF Podcast” by Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald, Flatiron Books, 401 pages, $27.99.
His devoted listeners were waiting. Early in the week, Comedian Marc Maron accommodated them on his popular and amazingly influential “WTF Podcast.” About his friend Louis C.K.’s admitting the uglier facts about the New York Tim…
Thanksgiving is all about tradition. The homemade stuffing. The buttery mashed potatoes. The pumpkin pie you make using Lake Shore Solid Pack canned pumpkin because that’s what your grandmother used.
It’s not just the food many people look forward to year after year, either. It’s the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Turkey Trot. The hand-lettered place…
This week kindly offered one more day of sunshine. I needed the sun to motivate myself to go out there – I confess to getting the blues from gray November days. So outside I went to plant the last bulbs and get on with winter mulching.
Last bulb planting
I will never tell anyone to do as I do. I told you (and myself) to plant the bulbs in September or early October…
By Paul Goldberg
400 pages, $26
"God save the czar!" shouts Bill, a newly unemployed Russian-American Washington Post reporter. Recently fired for insubordination, he endures a plethora of trials as "The Chateau" builds to a bizarre conclusion. The slogan is mild enough among the residents of the crumbling condo in Miami Beach…
Man Of The Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist”
By Jennet Conant
Simon & Schuster
608 pages $30
“Man Of The Hour,” written by James Bryant Conant’s granddaughter, Jennet, seems an apt enough title.
It makes reference to the U.S. government calling upon an unelected person, James B. Conant (1893 – 1978), to perform valuable s…
Nevermoor, The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend; Little, Brown, 461 pages ($17.99) Ages 8 to 12.
A cursed, unloved child is spirited away from certain death to a magical city by a mysterious patron who has entered her in a dangerous competition to win a place in the Wundrous Society in this marvelous, beautifully crafted fantasy from debut author Jes…
Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Cleveland Hill faculty dining room, Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Members will bring their own supplies to create Thanksgiving centerpieces. Garden therapy at Garden Gate will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 2.
Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St.…
All you writers out there, today is your day.
It's I Love to Write day, celebrated this year on Nov. 15.
No matter your genre of preference, you've probably experienced writers block. Get rejuvenated and motivated by looking at these recognizable names that hailed from your own fair city of Buffalo.
Check out these names and see if you're surprised by any:
Danahy's, a 92-year-old local clothing retailer, has moved to a new location.
After 20 years in the Northtown Plaza, the women's clothing store has moved to the Piccadilly Plaza, 3206 Sheridan Drive in Amherst between North Bailey Avenue and Sheridan Drive.
Opened in 1925, Danahy's spent 72 years on Delaware Avenue before moving to the Northtown Plaza in 1996.
It's about to get more difficult for Western New Yorkers to get their fingers on a Steinway piano.
Denton, Cottier and Daniels, the Amherst firm that bears the title of the world's oldest Steinway dealer, is no longer going to sell Steinways.
For 157 years, Denton, Cottier and Daniels has been the exclusive Steinway dealer for all of Western New York. But Michelle Tr…
Rebecca Kassay has a name for the three-level home she shares with her husband, Stephen, in Lewiston: Reno on the river. That’s “reno” as in renovation. And, after four decades living there, she said she loves her house. Finally!
Here’s why, as she explained in the e-mail responding to our search for local homes to showcase in our new Home of the Week featur…
All sanctioned clubs in the Buffalo area will offer Unit Championship Games with extra points Monday, Nov. 13, through next Saturday, Nov. 18.
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The Airport Bridge Club also is taking part in an experimental ACBL regional event Monday to Friday which offers players an option to win bonus gold points.
There is no extra charge for the Unit Championship Games, but …