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Before he died May 14, Ezra Castro — more commonly known in Buffalo as Pancho Billa — asked that people wishing to honor his memory donate backpacks and school supplies to students in need. The result? More than $100,000 was donated to the Teacher's Desk, a nonprofit that does just what Castro asked. More than 250 volunteers helped pack 5,000 backpacks June 10 at the Toyot…

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Allen Street and Delaware Avenue were the chief sites for the Allentown Art Festival's first day of 2019, on Saturday, June 8. See the vendors, shoppers, buskers and others who wandered about. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Aspiring chefs from four local BOCES programs showcased their talents on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. An "Iron Chef"-style cooking competition pitted esteemed Buffalo chefs, with the support of student sous chefs, against each other. See who came out to support culinary education.

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As Bills training begins and the countdown to the 53-man roster is on, there are always a healthy number of players on the fringe, long-shots who would defy steep odds by making the team. Then there are those who reside on the proverbial hot seat, the established veterans who, for a variety of reasons, must prove they're still worthy of a spot.

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The Buffalo River Urban Canoe Trail spans from Harlem Road in West Seneca to the Buffalo Lighthouse where the river flows into Lake Erie, where paddlers can experience nature, history, industry and urban renewal in one epic journey.

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Mandatory minicamps have ended. Players and coaches throughout the NFL have scattered for the rest of the offseason. Teams spent the past two months getting an initial, noncontact glimpse of new players and, in some cases, systems resulting from coaching changes. For now, progress, or a lack thereof, is tough to measure. However, based on the pieces already in place, as we…

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May 9, 2018, marks one year since Brandon Beane became the Buffalo Bills’ general manager. Plenty has changed in the last year with Beane in charge. Here is a look at the 10 biggest moves the team has made in that time. - Jay Skurski

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In the heart of Buffalo's Old First Ward, along the Buffalo River, sits the 115-year-old Barrel Factory on Vandalia Street, which produced thousands of barrels per day by the Quaker City Cooperage Co. This local treasure was saved and restored and now has new life as a mixed-use entertainment complex featuring the Lakeward Spirits Distillery, Pressure Drop Brewing, Elevato…

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NORTH TONAWANDA – Do you still think comics are for kids? Think again. An enterprising couple found such success in their first endeavor – establishing Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics at 45 East Ave., Lockport, two years ago — that it’s just opened another shop of the same name at 31 Webster St., North Tonawanda. “People might think a comic book store would be filled w…

By Janet McNally The years are a starry river, too deep and bright to cross. Some stories I have to make up: your first girl and her blood spinning to rubies, beautiful and useless. Bad fairy singing songs into her seashell ear, wolf- fogged breath on her window. These stories come untrue when we tell them, transforming as words unspool …