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Mary Friona-Celani

Mary is an Emmy award-winning journalist who spent nearly 20 years as a television news anchor and reporter.


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If you’re looking for a safe and fun place to bring your kids this Halloween – here are some neat ideas. All of these events take place on Oct. 31, so get the kiddos ready for a pretty sweet time. The Broadway Market (999 Broadway St.) is having a free trick-or-treat bonanza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It also is holding a costume contest and parade on the main stage at noon. …

Since kids like wearing their costumes and love candy, and if you want to start your Christmas shopping – why not bring them to the special events being held at malls across the area. Here are some fun, family-friendly events for this week leading up to the big night. On Oct. 28, hit up the Fashion Outlets of Niagara for some great times for a great cause. The outlets wil…

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I wasn’t sure what I would be walking my kids into on our recent trip to Sweet Charlottes in Clarence. Their message is to bring kids to play and party. Their mission is much deeper. Sweet Charlottes is a small space in a small plaza, in the town of Clarence. The founder, Molly O’Malley Pitman has two children, a boy, Donovan, who has autism and a girl, Charlotte. Molly i…

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If you’re looking for a fun, fall activity, pick up your kids and head to Explore & More Children’s Museum for Apple Day on Columbus Day, Oct. 12. The kids can sink their teeth into all of the apple-themed activities in the workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is generally open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, but sinc…

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When you are considering fun ideas that are free, don’t forget about your local library. They are generally more than just an endless supply of books and imagination. We found free fun ideas in a few communities. All of the events take place on Oct. 12. Let your kids go batty at 6:30 p.m. for Batphile. This free event will be held at the Aurora Town Library (550 Main St.,…

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If you’re looking for a fabulous fall family destination, consider taking a trip to Niagara County. Becker Farms is a fifth generation, family owned farm. The 340-acre working fruit and vegetable farm lets you get up close and personal to Mother Nature. Whether you want to pick whatever fruit is in season – right now they have pumpkin and apple picking available – hang ou…