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The Three Stooges made 190 short films between 1934 and 1959, and Lenny Potwora has shown many of them in his 22 years of staging the Three Stooges Film Festival at the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). This year, he’ll show one he has never screened in all those years – “Idle Roomers,” from 1944, in which Moe, Larry and Curly play bellhops at a swanky hot…

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

The Three Stooges made 190 short films between 1934 and 1959, and Lenny Potwora has shown many of them in his 22 years of staging the Three Stooges Film Festival at the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). This year, he’ll show one he has never screened in all those years – “Idle Roomers,” from 1944, in which Moe, Larry and Curly play bellhops at a swanky hot…

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“The Great Chicken Wing Hunt”Screenings: 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday; and 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Thursday.Q&A screenings with director Matt Reynolds: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.Where: Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St.Tickets: $7 to $9.50Information: www.di…

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If you grew up enjoying Buffalo chicken wings and spent any time away from Western New York, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced The Hunger. It’s often triggered by some poor innocent soul hearing you were from Buffalo, and just trying to be friendly.“Hey, I know a place around here where you can get Buffalo wings,” they might say. Leaving you grasping for a response …

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Osteria 166 New casual Italian place has potential to become a downtown fixture.WHERE: 166 Franklin St. (www.osteriabuffalo.com, 858-3118)HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.PRICE RANGE: Appetizers, $4-$13; sandwiches and pizzas, $7-$14; pastas and entrees, $14-$38.PARKING: Street.WHEELCHAIR …

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The evolution of the Buffalo stuffed pepper continues. ¶ Popularized by Andy DiVincenzo of Billy Ogden’s in the late 1980s, the cheese-filled yellow Hungarian has gotten on half the menus in town. Not just Italian places, and not just appetizers, either: I’ve seen “Buffalo stuffed pepper” soups, meatballs, pizzas and pierogies, plus other mutations best forgotten. ¶ Th…

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Wet weather produced a sour financial note for some Canalside concerts this summer, renewing talk of charging for the popular Thursday at Canalside shows. But a Buffalo Place official said it is too early to decide on charging admission, noting that concession sales and other revenues were up in August, and with three shows remaining, revenues for the concert series could …

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When volunteers left a small donation center in the Town of Tonawanda on Thursday afternoon, the cupboards were fully stocked with school supplies destined for needy kids.When they returned Tuesday morning, staff at the Ken-Ton Closet discovered one or more back-to-school grinches had gotten into their second-floor rooms in the Parkside Village Community Center via an unlo…

A car plunged into Tonawanda Creek Wednesday afternoon in Amherst, but the two people in the vehicle got out safely before police and volunteer firefighters arrived, authorities said.The car was northbound on Sweet Home Road when the driver failed to turn and headed into the creek at about 1 p.m. Firefighters said neither the driver nor the passenger was harmed. Sweet Home…

The Mansion Group selected two Buffalo firms to market the hotel and conference center to be built in the Richardson Olmsted Complex.Block Club and 19 IDEAS will handle marketing and branding strategy for the hospitality venues at the historic site at the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues in Buffalo.The firms will do market research, including a perception survey, and c…

The Wyndham Garden Williamsville/Buffalo, the 120-room hotel built by Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development on Main Street in Amherst, has opened for business.The hotel at the corner of South Forest Road is a six-story, $35 million project that includes apartments and retail space.The project sparked some controversy from residents who said the building’s height did not fit…

A State Supreme Court justice will hear arguments next week on the future of Pinnacle Charter School after refusing Wednesday to issue a temporary restraining order that would have allowed the school to remain open.Lawyers for Pinnacle submitted documents to Justice John A. Michalek requesting the order Wednesday morning in hope that the East Side grade school, with 554 st…

Dr. Dianne R. Vertes, Erie County’s chief medical examiner, is expected to retire today, county officials said.Dr. Tara Mahar will act as interim chief medical examiner while a search for a permanent replacement is conducted, according to Peter Anderson, spokesman for County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.Vertes has served in the medical examiner’s office for a decade.“We tha…

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Vandals armed with a BB gun damaged two bus shelters on Grant Street and a dozen vehicles in a nearby West Side neighborhood, police said Wednesday.The bus shelters are situated on Grant at Auburn Avenue and West Delavan Avenue, and the automobiles were parked in the Arnold Street-Parkdale Avenue area, police said.Surveillance camera video is being reviewed in an attempt t…