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Buffalo Tracks -- Dec. 30

In a world where things are a Google search away, people and places with local ties pop up on many corners of the Internet.

People who used to live in the Buffalo area, as well as others who still call this place home, have a habit of making news elsewhere.

On an occasional basis, Buffalo News Live will highlight these Buffalonians, whether they're gone or they're still here. Here's the latest edition of Buffalo Tracks:


A former Buffalo resident has two of her own culinary businesses in Vero Beach, Fla. Adrienne Drew owns The Gourmet Sandwich Shop and a catering outfit, according to

A Buffalo native recently became the curator of photography at the Portland Art Museum. Julia Dolan told The Oregonian she fell in love with photographs at age 8 after receiving a book from her father.

Inside Bay Area
A former Buffalo resident working as a police officer in California is working to help children who suffer from a rare birth condition. Officer Shane Nelson with the San Leandro Police Department ran the New York City marathon and has held charity hockey games to support the effort, according to The Oakland Tribune.
Eleanor "Paris" Papp left Buffalo in 1996 with a dream to become a singer in Las Vegas. A reporter from the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently caught up with her.


A Buffalo native in charge of a Texas museum is looking creating a botanical gardens. Howard Taylor has been director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts since 1985.

You can check out previous editions of Buffalo Tracks here.

If you know of former Western New Yorkers making news elsewhere, send me an e-mail at

--Aaron Besecker

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