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Tracey Duffy


Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

The holiday get-togethers may be over, but there are plenty more exciting gatherings around WNY to help get you through the winter. From sweets and soup-sampling soirees to a swanky new wine festival at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, there’s still a lot to eat, drink and be merry about. Feb. 2 & 3: The Butterfly Lovers Concerto Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Bu…

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Winter is in full gear in WNY—and so is the fun around town (and across the border). Whether you’re into the energetic routines from the “Dancing with the Stars” pros, or a leisurely snowshoe though Delaware Park is more your speed, these events will help you start the New Year off on the right foot. Jan. 11: Niagara Icewine Northern Lights Gala Fallsview Casino Resort, …

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‘Tis the season to be jolly and buy locally. These events are sure to put you in the spirit—not to mention help you get a leg up on your holiday shopping. Add a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera and a dash of magic and you’ve got the perfect recipe for December fun. Nov. 30: Holiday Live at Larkin Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St., Buffalo Head to happening Larkin Square for t…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Laura and John returned to Buffalo (where they got their doctorates) to make Canalside their home after a brief stint in New England. Shortly after the move, he suggested a walk along Bird Island Pier. Not realizing the gravity of the invitation, she initially declined. Luckily, he was able to convince her—proposing at the end of the stroll. The couple now regularly return…

Buffalo Magazine: Weddings

Steve Pacer first caught the eye of Mike Rzepka in 2011. He thought he recognized the TV personality—Steve was a news reporter for an Albany ABC affiliate at the time—and after a bit of internet research, Mike realized the they’d attended SUNY Fredonia together and reached out. The two would go on their first date months later, and it was Mike who popped the question in…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Nowhere is the phrase “A little goes a long way” more fitting than when it comes to volunteering. Acts big and small can make a huge difference, and there’s no reason to think you don’t have enough bandwidth. Whether you’re a retiree with newfound free time or a busy working mom trying to juggle career and family, there’s a volunteer opportunity that fits your lifestyle—an…

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Whether you celebrate the city at an artist walk or head to the hills for a bonfire at Holiday Valley, there’s plenty to fill your fall fun calendar. Enjoy the crisp autumn days of WNY and get a jump on your holiday shopping while you’re at it. Nov. 8: Taste of Technology Admiral Ballroom at the Marin, 237 Main St., Buffalo Bytes and bites collide at this fundraising …

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Smell the crisp air, hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, and get out there and embrace all things autumn in Western New York. Whether you have young kids who prefer meandering through the pumpkin patch or want a leaf-peeping weekend away in Ellicottville, there are activities for all ages, often at the same venue. The Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival Weekends through Oc…

Dialo Rivera-Stevens is living proof that your past does not define your future. The young man was recently named the Boys & Girls Club of WNY 2018 Youth of the Year, leaving his troubled early teen years and gang activity long behind. With nominees from 12 clubs around the region, Rivera-Stevens represented Butler-Mitchell Boys & Girls Club in Buffalo, where he…

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As sad as we are to see summer wind down, there’s still a chance to take in some end-of-the-season celebrations and festivals. From an outdoor music extravaganza to a look inside the career of one of the ‘80s most unconventional heroes, we’ve mapped out some can’t-miss events. Sept. 6-9: Niagara County Peach Festival Academy Park, 890 Center St., Lewiston Everything’s…

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Built in 1928 at a cost of $100,000, the Grandstand was lauded in an Erie Independent article that year as a “fine structure, not surpassed in beauty and completeness by any similar stand on any fairgrounds in the country.” It has since been the center for many of the Erie County Fair’s most memorable moments, playing host to everything from chariot races and horse show…

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From the hottest jazz festival in the area to chilling by the river for a great cause, make the most of your summer days and nights. Use these events as your guide and you’ll find plenty of fun and excitement — and possibly even a new place to live! July 31-Aug. 4: Music and Arts Festival of the Tonawandas Various locations in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda This inaugu…

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From gorgeous gardens to diverse neighborhoods, Buffalo is truly a vibrant city. Whether taking in a world of ethnic food and fun, embracing the local craft brew culture or meandering through fragrant flower fields, these events offer plenty to see, smell and savor in WNY and beyond. June 30: Taste of Diversity Grant Street, between Lafayette and Auburn, Buffalo Celeb…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

This distinctive French Second Empire brick home is an architectural standout in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side. The neighborhood’s heterogeneous mix of long-time residents, young entrepreneur types and refugees is mirrored by homeowner Vanessa Fineberg’s diverse and vibrant tastes. The 33-year-old’s playful design style is evident throughout …

Buffalo Magazine: Photo Galleries

Vanessa Fineberg infused her playful, diverse style into a French Second Empire brick home in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side.