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Fairy and Gnome Fest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+ with ID) and $6 for kids ages 3-12. Garden members and kids 2 years old and younger get in free. Costumed attendees get $1 off admission. The Fairy and Gnome Fest in the Botanical Gardens …

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Poinsettias aren't shy. They sport names like Luv U Hot Pink, Ruby Frost and Advantage Red. And at the annual Poinsettia Show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.), they don't just command center stage, filling the atrium under the big glass dome. They demand total control. They are everywhere. Follow them, and you discover a new wor…

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Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, for enjoying the comforts of home. From family to football, from pumpkin pie to the mighty green bean casserole, there's plenty to keep us content. But let's talk turkey. At some point, you will need to get out. Wouldn't it be fun, with all the expats and relatives back on the scene, to celebrate things that are going well in our …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: An insight from Canadian philosopher and media theorist Marshall McLuhan, born on this date in 1911, “Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.” . . . BARGAIN HUNT – The Judges Row Block Club in Eggertsville, which includes streets between Eggert Road, Huntley Avenue, Kensington Avenue, Croy Avenue, Eldon Road, Burke Drive and Treehaven Road, will hold…

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We are always looking out for everyone’s well-being. So when the July 4 holidays are over, here are four events to keep the summer party going. “Botanicals” is a hot new word in the world of food and drink, but in this case, the Botanicals & Brews indicates the location — the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park). The event takes place fro…

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Just in time for the summer solstice, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens kicks off its new Tasting Tuesdays on June 20. The event will continue on Tuesdays through Aug. 22 (excluding July 4). While we love Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin, this event promises to be a more relaxed and serene experience. For the event, a small café will be opened inside the gar…

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Would you like to get some spring in your kid’s step? Literally. It’s pretty easy to do; just head over to the beautiful Botanical Gardens. I know, I know - I wondered if my kids would get bored walking around and looking at flowers, too – but I was pleasantly surprised at just how much fun we had at the gardens. For starters, we went on a nasty, soggy, cold day. Just wal…

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Our green space is better than your green space. The Guardian's Rowan Moore lists Buffalo's Olmsted Parks system as one of the 10 best in the world, putting the Queen City's gems at the same level as the Boboli in Florence, Hampstead Heath in London, Park Guell in Barcelona and High Line in New York City. In his defense for Buffalo's inclusion, Moore, an award-winning ar…

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During the past decade, Western New York has welcomed dozens of new public art projects. From the selfie-ready sensation known as "Shark Girl" and the terror-inspiring "Scary Lucy" to much quieter community murals, semi-sanctioned street art projects and neighborhood beautification projects, the public's appetite for art outside gallery and museum walls is growing rapidly.…

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Though the evening was overcast and a touch on the cool side, the sellout crowd that packed the lawn Wednesday night at Buffalo and Erie County’s Botanical Gardens enjoyed an evening of food, wine and, best of all, live music. The annual fundraiser is known as much for the wine, beer, and local cuisine on-hand as for the musical acts, but on this night, musicians from thre…

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Buffalo’s bucolic Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.) is entertaining all by itself. Its exhibits help educate locals about a variety of different plant life; and its glass-enclosed conservatory gives guests a beautiful location to visit and appreciate the wonders of nature. So does the locale need to up its profile by hosting an outdoor festiv…

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Three “glacial boulders,” created from weathering steel, were removed from wooden pallets and placed into position Tuesday on the front lawn of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.Bright blue logs, meanwhile, were on the other side of the walkway, where they soon will be put together to form a 25-foot sculpture on the other side of the main entrance.The two piece…

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Celebrate the Christmas season with poinsettias. From now until Jan. 4 – that takes you almost through all the Twelve Days of Christmas – the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.) is casting new light on the bright red bloom with a new twist on its traditional Poinsettia Show. It involves all the greenhouses, each one decorating differently and, …

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The news that several school districts have closed through Thanksgiving may not be good tidings to everyone. In fact, the idea of spending another three days trying to conjure up fun (and time-consuming) activities for kids may induce headaches, especially since you've exhausted your creativity and patience since Wednesday. Fortunately, you have this edition of The 10, wh…