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Why go to the Buffalo Zoo this time of year? Two reasons. First, admission is just $5, across the board, through February. And parking is free. Second, you will see the winter differently. The tropical animals will be inside, and you may share in their tropical comfort. The animals who are outside are there because they want to be. Because they love it. Luna th…

Lifestyles

This is not only the most wonderful time of the year, it's the most Buffalo time of the year. Let's celebrate that in our holiday shopping. Museums, galleries, even hospitals have decked their gift shops for your shopping pleasure. Treat yourself to a stop at one of them. The reasons are many. First, it's fun. You might not have two hours to devote to perusing …

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If every museum served draft beer and a fish fry, they might be as crowded as the Parkside Meadow on Friday nights. The tavern across from the Buffalo Zoo reopened last year after being lovingly rehabilitated. Restored isn’t the right word, because in some ways it’s better than ever. Like other neighbors, Leonard Mattie and Nancy Abramo cringed at the besotted teens and s…

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Kali, a polar bear who lived at The Buffalo Zoo from May 2013 to April 2015, has become a viral sensation. According to St. Louis Magazine, a St. Louis Zoo visitor did burpees (a more agile form of pushups) in front of the polar bear exhibit, and Kali was quick to catch on to the workout. Watch the IMGUR clip, below: View post on imgur.com The orphaned male polar bear,…

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Kali, a polar bear who lived at The Buffalo Zoo from May 2013 to April 2015, has become a viral sensation. According to St. Louis Magazine, a St. Louis Zoo visitor did burpees (a more agile form of pushups) in front of the polar bear exhibit, and Kali was quick to catch on to the workout. Watch the IMGUR clip, below: View post on imgur.com The orphaned male polar bear,…

Family

Curiosity is the hallmark of a happy childhood, and toddlers are curious little people with big appetites for fun. They’re no longer infants, but aren’t quite preschoolers yet. They need to continue to develop motor skills, but this is also an important time for intellectual, social and emotional growth. And, if you don't keep them moving and wear them out, they'll wear yo…

Music

A performance of the song “Lancefication,” co-produced by the late Lance Diamond and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls, is a highlight of the BuffaLove Fest taking place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Zoo.The song will be performed by the BuffaLoveBird band featuring seasoned local musicians Ali Critelli, Eric Crittenden, Vinne DeRosa, Rob Lynch and Mike Wagne…

Family

So maybe you didn’t make plans to go to Florida or South Carolina for spring break. Now, you’re stuck at home wondering what to do with the kids for a whole week while they’re out of school. Well, you came to the right place. We’re going to talk you through it, offer a few tips and pass along some things to keep in mind. Call it your Spring Break Survival Guide. • Mon…

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The renovated and refocused Parkside Meadow restaurant, at 2 Russell St., across from the Buffalo Zoo, could open as soon as February. The corner building was a wildly popular bar a generation ago, which did not endear it to the neighborhood. Nancy Abramo, who bought the building two years ago, and her husband Len Mattie, who fixed it up, hope they can change that. “It’s…

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A Buffalo Zoo rhino is all caught up in FIFA fever, it seems. Brandon Davids and his son Dylan were visiting the zoo Thursday when they were treated to a display of one rhino's soccer skills. Davids suggested the rhino simply couldn't contain its World Cup spirit. [bn_youtube id="t9ngwaMqrDM"] Davids said his almost-4-year-old son was visiting the zoo on a field trip. T…

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All things Buffa-Lovely will be happening at The Buffalo Zoo on May 30 with BuffaLoveFest, a musical and artful benefit event. All the Queen City-centric activity starts at 5:30 and goes until 9 p.m. at various stages and sites throughout the grounds. Local bands slated to perform on stages near the lions, tigers and polar bears are The Steam Donkeys, Whiskey Reverb, and …