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Nancy Cardillo


Pet ownership has tripled since the 1970s, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Today, approximately 62 percent of American households include at least one pet. That’s roughly 69 million dogs and 74 million cats (not to mention birds, reptiles, hamsters and other critters). Collectively, we spend $50 billion each year keeping our pets safe, happy and he…

Buffalo Magazine

Photographing children has long been a favorite hobby of parents and grandparents, and the advent of smartphones and social media have made achieving the cutest kid photos a daily challenge. So what’s the best way to capture a frame- or post-worthy photo? We asked the experts for their top five tips: 1. Use the best lighting available Bill Kramer, photo design special…

Buffalo Magazine

So you’ve thought about taking that big step: bringing home a sweet little bundle of cuteness. Reveling in all that unconditional love. Watching your pride and joy grow up. Ah, parenthood. More specifically: pet parenthood. Who hasn’t considered adopting man’s best friend – canine or feline? Who hasn’t melted at the sight of an adorable, tiny puppy or kitten staring …

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When David Kaplan of Williamsville sees a Playboy magazine, it likely makes him think of his late grandfather, Lou Horwitz. But the reason why may surprise you. Lou Horwitz — along with his friends Charlie Thomas and Norm Richardson — created a revolutionary new car called the Playboy, which made its debut in February 1947. Dubbed “the nation’s new car sensation,” the P…

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Ever since the first horseless carriage was introduced, Buffalo has played an important role in the automotive industry. From the Thomas Flyer to the Pierce-Arrow, from the Playboy car to Chevys and Fords, plus tires, windshield wipers and more, our area boasts a rich automotive heritage. Many Buffalonians have auto industry connections so it’s no wonder car collecting …

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. My cousins and I called it the "Eat till you burst" holiday. Which is pretty ironic because, in my large Italian family, every holiday is the "Eat till you burst" holiday. But without a doubt, this past Thanksgiving will forever be my favorite holiday. Period.In mid-October, as my mother and Tony, my stepfather, were loadin…