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Field & Fork Network has kicked off the fourth season of its Double Up Food Bucks program, designed to increase access to fresh, healthy foods for low-income consumers by matching federal food assistance benefits dollar-for-dollar, up to $20 per day. The new season will include more than 90 sites across 11 Western New York counties and will include the cities of Buf…

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We are loath to admit we have never tried the famous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. So when we learned that the company rolled out a new Chocolate Shamrock Shake along with a Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, a Shamrock Hot Chocolate and a Shamrock Mocha for the season, we decided it was worth our once-a-year trek to the fast-food giant. Why once a year? Because after…

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I am not a good cook. I'm average, at best, although, I do try. Still, I hope my kids are better in the kitchen. That's one of the reasons I was excited to take my daughter to a kids cooking class at Wegmans. We headed over to the store at 8270 Transit Road for a class on a Monday afternoon. The class is for kids ages 4 and older. I brought Emma, 5, to see what it was a…

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Welcome to dock-and-dine season. Here are some of the restaurants that encourage boaters to pull up, hop off and grab food or drinks before heading back to the water. There are more places that could go on this list, but here's what we could gather in time for your lunchtime cruise. Some places could not be reached by telephone to confirm details. Send additions and upd…

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Big Lots stores in Western New York have made some big changes to their inventory and format. Grocery has become a much larger focus than it was in the past. "Grocery is a really hot category for us and it's growing," said Peter Mensinger, a district manager for Big Lots. Stores here have added large coolers to carry cold and frozen grocery items, which allows them to c…