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Cherie Messore


Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

It’s like something out of Old Hollywood: Their eyes meet across a crowded room and there’s a connection. Her eyes widen as her eyebrows raise. His smile is tentative, then more confident. The music rises to a heart-pounding crescendo. Is this love…or just another scene to play? With thousands of arts professionals in our region’s robust creative community, it’s inevita…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Western New York is home to an abundance of diverse arts organizations that add to our quality of life—as audiences and as participants—and that includes people who live with a disability. “We all experience that thrill of performance in our own way. But we all experience something. It’s very unique,” says Amy Jakiel, a professional actor and singer who is also an instr…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

What do Monroe, WI, Plymouth, VT, and Cuba, NY, have in common? Each burg is home to a museum devoted to cheese and cheesemaking, the only three in the United States. “The Cuba Cheese Museum is important to people interested in the dairy business and regional history,” says Michele Conklin, the third generation Conklin associated with cheese in this charming Allegany Co…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Fake news, forgeries and other Internet scams are nothing new to the world, sadly. But a local businessman has developed a cutting-edge technology to help cut down on at least one bad behavior: wine fraud. Wine fraud is a global issue with local ramifications. Steve Glamuzina, owner of Georgetown Square Wine and Liquor, says it’s a growing problem as more consumers bypa…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

What do you do when you love food, want to be healthy, and have an insanely busy schedule with little time for food prep? Take advantage of one of the new wave of prepared meal services available in WNY. These aren’t make-it-yourself meal kits (á la Blue Apron) or processed frozen dinners. They’re single-serving meals sold in to-go locations most often found in strip pl…

Buffalo Magazine

Curtain Up! 2017, the 36th annual kick off to Western New York’s theater season, is adding a new party to its three-act evening on Friday, Sept. 15. The Greenroom Gala is a pre-theater gathering that’s an alternative to the traditional black tie gala. "We wanted to broaden the scope of Curtain Up and give more people a chance to enjoy what has become a tradition in Buff…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Diana Slawson intuitively knew what countless education studies have proved: students involved in theater programs earn higher standardized test scores, are better readers, have more self-confidence, are motivated to succeed, and have higher levels of empathy and tolerance. And it all started because she wasn’t athletic. "When other kids were outside playing sports, …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Worshiping in the great outdoors is something Cathy Linden Leathers loves about summer. Her parish — St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in South Buffalo — conducts mass out on the church lawn when weather permits. This shows we are alive and also serves as an outreach. You never know when that one soul who has been searching just might cross your path, and our parish waits …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

When I was in grammar school I walked home for lunch, and my go-to repast was a cup of Lipton’s chicken noodle soup, a ham sandwich on white bread and a glass of milk. Times have changed since the 1960s: parents serve an entirely different lunch to their kids — especially when mom is a nutrition expert. “When I pack their lunches, they have a protein, a grain, a vegetab…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Learning a little something about our region’s past is a great way to understand why living (or visiting) here is so awesome. You’re a local? Don’t wait for company. Take yourself on a tour. Family fun Bring your family to tour Darwin D. Martin’s Parkside neighborhood home designed by architecture titan Frank Lloyd Wright. New this summer are special tours created just f…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Thirty-somethings Dave and Ashley Segal of Kenmore have been married for a couple years. They have good jobs, a nice house, three dogs…and no estate plan. Their views on the topic differ. Dave thinks it’s too expensive. Ashley doesn’t think it’s a priority unless you have dependents. While they know it’s a future consideration, it’s not something they’ve tackled yet. …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

On Christmas Eve, Art and Toni Christy surround themselves with families they’ve never met. The owner of Frontier Catering and his wife spend Christmas Eve preparing dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Buffalo, a home where out-of-towners can stay while their children are being treated at local hospitals. The Christys plan a dinner with all the u…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Pat Woyshner loves the holiday season. As the owner of Woyshner’s Flower Shop, a Lackawanna mainstay since 1960 when she opened it with her late husband Jack, she’s surrounded by flowers and festive décor year round. But the winter holidays — especially Christmas — hold special meaning for her. For 16 years, Woyshner was part of a team of floral designers who helped dec…

I have a confession to make: in the summer of 1964, I was shushed for giggling out loud while watching a live stage production of South Pacific at Melody Fair. I couldn’t help it. I was sitting in the front row with my family and a giant horsefly was crawling up Nellie’s leg during a love scene. I was 5 years old, and well, giggles happen. The actors, mercifully, didn’t fl…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Think handmade cardboard set pieces, and anyone who’s willing in the cast. But times have changed. Actors may be recent college grads with a theater degree, or a retiree with time to invest in an old interest or new hobby. They’re talented and stage-ready. Some amateur companies even offer modest stipends; and if the show is a musical, orchestra members are almost always …