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Devon Dams-O'Connor


Buffalo Magazine: Home

There’s a two-story brick building with a bright red door near Larkinville, just down the road from Flying Bison Brewing Company. Like most structures in the awakening former industrial district, its century-old neighbors have long been reduced to rubble-filled lots, and its own walls have enclosed countless establishments including a saloon and a shoe store, then for deca…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

What better way to spend a warm summer afternoon than on a boat, casually coasting along the sun-dappled waterfront with friends? With more options than ever to hop onboard a tour boat bound for Buffalo’s waterways, you don’t need to be a yacht owner to enjoy some of the area’s most relaxing and picturesque experiences. Cruise past the places where history happened S…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

We asked a handful of local food fanatics who are nuts about nutrition to share their views on healthy food choices, including go-to staples, misconceptions and tricks to make better eating easier than a walk in the park. Meet our fit five and see what they have to say. Steven Procknal Procknal is a Baptiste Certified yoga instructor and co-leader of the November Project…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Cindi McEachon does not mess around. She is frank, direct and will punctuate a passionate deposition against institutional apathy with the occasional well-selected swear word, blue eyes smiling politely all the while. She’s tireless, because she has to be. McEachon is the executive director of Peaceprints of Western New York, a non-profit organization that helps people …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

How much would you pay to have your clothes not feel like sausage casings? For a firm butt and belly capable of rocking nearly any outfit? For the strength to make everyday tasks easier? For the doctor to say you don’t need your meds anymore? Are those things worth $10 — or $300? Western New York, a region that had just a handful of gyms not so long ago, now boasts hund…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Maybe it’s all the photos that will be taken and framed forever. Maybe it’s the honeymoon bathing suit. Or maybe it’s the idea that a wedding day marks the start of a new chapter in life, and being the best version of you is the most valuable gift you can give yourself and your partner as you walk forward together. Whatever the reason, after the date is set and details …

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

In Buffalo, the questions “Who makes the best wings in town?” and “Where’s the best beef on weck?” are met with fiercely defended proclamations by factions of fans who swear by their picks, and theirs alone. These alliances are often sworn based on family favorites and ever-so-subtle differences in flavor, texture or presentation that most out-of-towners would never notice…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered. Even better, almost everything on our list is available l…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered. Even better, almost everything on our list is available l…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered. Even better, almost everything on our list is available l…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

You’ve heard it your whole life: "It’s the thought that counts." That’s why a gift card or another boring tie just doesn’t cut it in the gift department. Of course, finding the perfect gift is easier said than done, so we’re here to help. From booze and food to jewelry and cool stuff for kids, we’ve got you covered. Even better, almost everything on our list is available l…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

The connection between holiness and health is a sentiment that has resonated across faiths forever. But as the American list of lifestyle-related illnesses like heart disease and obesity grows longer than a Lutheran Christmas carol, faith and fitness leaders around the country are coming up with new ways to help the faithful rehab those neglected temples. The premise is…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

What happens when gold leaf flakes from a medieval manuscript, a Picasso has been found languishing in an attic, or a modern pop culture treasure needs a little TLC? An art conservationist is called, and there’s a good chance that person learned what to do in Buffalo as a graduate of the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State Coll…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Aimee, Liz, Sonya and Meghan. These four Western New York women are 40 and over with families and leadership roles in health-related professions whose work weeks far exceed 40 hours. And all of them count workouts as appointments not to be missed. These aren’t superwomen. They don’t have entourages to handle their have-tos. They’ve just been relentless in their pursu…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

There’s something tranquil and enchanting about horses. Their steady, slowly swaying gait gently rocks riders around the ring, providing a regal vantage point that lifts them above their troubles and positions them, momentarily, in the imaginary saddle of a knight, cowgirl or king. At Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora and Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Cen…