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Michelle Peruzzini and Michael O’Sullivan were married at 1 p.m. July 26 in St. Andrew’s Church, Sloan. Guests gathered for a reception at the Tonawanda Castle, Tonawanda. The Rev. Fabian Maryanski of St. Andrew’s Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are David and Sandra Peruzzini of Cheektowaga. The bridegroom’s parents are Robert and Jane O’Sullivan of Whe…

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Rebecca Shank and Timothy Radigan were married at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in Zion Lutheran Church, Clarence. Guests gathered for a reception at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, Amherst. Pastor Randy Milleville of Zion Lutheran Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Ronald and Sandra Shank of Williamsville. The bridegroom’s parents are Bonnie and the late Thomas Radigan of Ton…

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Amy Szarowicz and Charles Patterson were married at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Lodge at Woodlawn Beach, Hamburg, where a reception was held following the ceremony. Pastor Patricia Ludwig heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Donald and Nancy Szarowicz of West Seneca. The bridegroom’s parents are Charles and Deborah Patterson of Orchard Park. The bride is a graduate o…

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When Sergio Rafael Rodriguez arrived in this country with his parents at age 10, he did not know the language or the culture. He didn’t know why his family left the Dominican Republic for Suffolk County, Long Island.Within two years, the inquisitive youngster would be packing groceries, working for tips at a local food store. At age 18, Rodriguez joined the U.S. Marine Cor…

Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of “tufo” volcanic stone, overlooking cypress-dotted Umbrian plains. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved and virtually traffic-free world highlighted …

Even if you aren’t a big fan of cooking, today’s colorful cookware and bakeware might change all that. You can coordinate colors with your existing pieces, your dinnerware or your decor – or add a whole new pop of color to your kitchen. Such good taste.You’ll want to read up on all the features and details, of course, and consider your cooking needs. Go online or talk to t…

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Rachel Vaughan and Stephen Adam were married at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Grace Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, La., where guests gathered for a reception after the ceremony. The Rev. R. Blake Anza of Valley Gospel Chapel in California heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Burleigh and Esther Vaughan of Alexandria, La. The bridegroom’s parents are Daniel and Carole Adam…

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Sarah L. Battaglia and Seth M. Hrywnak were married at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. Guests gathered for a reception at Youngstown Yacht Club. The Rev. Charles F. Lamb of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are John B. and Laurie Battaglia of Youngstown. The bridegroom’s parents are Michael S. an…

HomeAway, the world’s largest vacation rental marketplace, recently launched a new site, Luxury Rentals from HomeAway http://luxury.homeaway.com/, featuring “top tier” properties.The inventory is limited to rentals “curated” by Andrew Harper, the pen name for the publisher of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, a newsletter focused on luxury hotels and rentals throughout the …

• Enterprise has a sale on weekend car rental rates at select locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Economy/compact cars cost $9.99 per day, intermediate $14.99, standard $17.99, and full-size $19.99 – plus taxes. Rent in advance, with the rental starting on a Friday and ending the following Monday. Valid through May 21. For example, an early December weekend ren…

After the Federal Aviation Administration said Oct. 31 that passengers could use electronic devices to listen to music, read and play games during all phases of flight, travelers took to Twitter to celebrate.“Flying soon?” wrote @thegrandfinALLI. “Good news, FAA officially approved electronics for takeoff.”But the cheers may be somewhat premature.The relaxed rules apply on…

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Post Labor Day into mid-November, Cape Cape sports an Indian summer glow and is free of long lines, milling crowds and congested traffic. An exception is Columbus Day weekend, when hundreds of tourists come to luxuriate in the unique combination of peak autumn foliage and stunning ocean views, and second-home owners are enjoying one last weekend before shuttering their sum…

By Jim MikoleyLet Father’s answer – “Maybe,”To “Can we stop for ice cream?”Be the full text of the chapter titled:Hope.Translate from alarm clock into pillow.Set a bowl of cherriesOn the open-curtained sill,Spit stones for punctuationto the courtyard page below.Once, at least, remove your glasses,Allow it to read you.Tell it with both endings, Concluding with the oneWhere …

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Circleformance Series reading featuring poets Martha Deed and Michael Czarnecki. Five additional reading slots available. Meridian West Gallery, 1209 Hertel Ave. $7.Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: Jewish Community Book Fair presents a lecture, question and answer session, and book signing by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of “How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” …

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Simple DreamsBy Linda RonstadtSimon & Schuster242 pages; $26By Dan HerbeckNEWS BOOK REVIEWERSomething very sad happened to the world of music in a San Antonio, Texas, concert hall Nov. 7, 2009.It was the final concert for Linda Ronstadt, one of the most talented female singers of the past half-century. It was the final act in a spectacular career that included amazing acco…