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Last week we invited readers to submit photos of their colorful doors. We narrowed it down to three finalists. Now it's your chance to vote for your favorite. Thanks to all who shared their door photos. We ask for your email address below to avoid multiple submissions ... not that our readers would ever do that. :) Deadline to vote is 6 p.m. June 11. Check back June 14 …

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With the May sweeps results in documenting the popularity of prime-time broadcast network shows, let's look at the most noticeable things about Western New York viewing habits. "Roseanne" Wasn't No. 1 Here: When ABC canceled the reboot of "Roseanne," it was widely reported as TV's No. 1 program. Not here. "The Big Bang Theory" (1) "NCIS" (2), "Young Sheldon" (3) and "Bu…

YOUNG ADULT In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira; Farrar Straus Giroux; 399 pages ($17.99) Ages 14 and up. ... This extraordinary, poignant, beautiful novel, of love and loss, of family secrets, of mothers and daughters, is told from the alternating perspectives of 17-year-old Marilyn and, 18 years later, of her daughter, 17-year-old Angie. Angie and her mother have alw…

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If you are a singer who dreams of becoming the next "American Idol," then circle Sept. 9. That's the date that Buffalo will be an audition stop on the 20-city bus tour that the ABC reality show announced today. The program is looking for the successor to Iowa-native Maddie Poppe, who won the first season of ABC's reboot of the former Fox hit. The "Idol Bus Tour" b…

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Linda Gellman’s garden in the Elmwood Village has been on Garden Walk Buffalo since 2010 – back when the garden was new and the plants small. But, like other properties on walks and tours, Gellman’s backyard today features much more than shrubs, herbs, trees and flowers. It’s the entire environment she has created. Peaceful, comfortable and, as she describes it, spiritu…

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WIVB-TV (Channel 4) morning co-anchor Jordan Williams is leaving the CBS affiliate after the end of the July ratings period, General Manager Dominic Mancuso confirmed today. Williams, who has been the co-anchor of "Wake Up!" since 2013, told station management Tuesday that he plans to return to Texas to be closer to his family. "We appreciate all he has done for News…

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If you desire atmospheric horror with thoughtful pacing and picturesque scenery, then travel to the frightening French mountains of “The Chalet.” Dwelling on the fatal combination of passion, infidelity and contempt, “The Chalet” creates a complex and remarkable tale. Title: "The Chalet" Year it began: 2018 Where it can be seen: Netflix Who’s in it: Chloé Lambe…

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The "Dateline" story on NBC Sunday didn't just include the parents of Nolan M. Burch, the Amherst resident and Canisius High School graduate who died in 2014 in a hazing-related tragedy at a West Virginia University fraternity. Kim and Theron "TJ" Burch were the centerpiece of a cautionary tale that featured 16 parents interviewed by NBC News correspondent Andrea Cannin…

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I first spoke with Maria Tarapacki in February when we selected the Elmwood Village home she shares with her husband, Tom, as a Home of the Week. She mentioned that she was refinishing and repurposing a very old piano into a desk. Yes, you read that right. On Monday, I received an email from her. She was “finally finished” with this gargantuan project. Refinishing th…

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WIVB-TV (Channel 4) is doing what television stations typically do when they do well in the May sweeps reported by Nielsen: Exaggerate their successes. It is my duty to fact-check the promo that I saw while watching my favorite weekend program, "Sunday Morning" on CBS. The Channel 4 promo featuring anchor teams Melanie Orlins and Jordan Williams, Dave Greber and Chri…

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From the mural she painted in the dining room to the festive lighting display in the backyard, it comes as no surprise that Karen Culligan is an artist. Fun, creative and colorful are words that best describe the suburban home – inside and out. Here is how she described the place for our online Home of the Week feature for the Home & Style section: “My house was …

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The hazing-related death of Amherst resident and Canisius High School graduate Nolan M. Burch will be included in an episode of the NBC News magazine show "Dateline" set to air at 7 p.m. Sunday. http://buffalonews.com/2015/11/13/a-year-after-his-death-nolan-burchs-parents-find-purpose-while-looking-for-answers/ Kim and Theron "TJ" Burch are among a group of 16 parent…

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The Worldwide Bridge Contest game will be played at the Airport Bridge Club at noon today, Saturday, June 2. The club also will celebrate director Bill Finkelstein’s birthday. *  *  * Extra-point games will be offered at all games next week at Bridge Club Meridian, the Bridge Center of Buffalo and the Airport Bridge Club. The Airport Club has no extra fee. *  *  * The …

"All the President's Men" set the precedent. We'd seen great newspaper movies since the '30's, but never before did newspaper movies mythologize the actual way modern journalists work. Then came Ron Howard's "The Paper." Then "Spotlight," which could almost be thought of as a sequel to "All the President's Men" in its faithful portrait of the doggedness and actual he…