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It is not easy taking kids out to eat. It can be a not-so-fun experience, in fact. But, there are plenty of family-friendly places around that make kids feel at home. And depending on the night - little ones can even eat free at a few. Here’s what I found. Zebbs (2875 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst and 3349 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park) Zebbs is a fun place to go as a…

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Community groups, schools and churches wishing to have their Lenten fish fry added to the annual Gusto guide can now submit their listings online. Just go to buffalonews.com/submit (or click here) and fill in your information using the category "fish fry." The information will be published in the Feb. 11 Gusto plus online at buffalo.com and buffalonews.com. Give us your…

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A celebration of Chinese New Year will be hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7. The event is organized by the Chinese Club of Western New York, the largest nonprofit promoter of Chinese culture around, and UB’s Confucius Institute, which promotes artistic and language-based production in classrooms around Western New York. This wil…

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Well, color me exhausted. Billy Beez USA is up and running and it’s creating quite a buzz. The new attraction – which calls itself a play park – is on the second floor at the Walden Galleria in the food court section of the mall. The rain-forest type setting is a one-of-a-kind adventure, just as it claims to be. The enormous play area has obstacle courses, huge slides, b…

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1) Buffalo Soup-Fest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Entrance costs $5 and "Soup Bucks" cost $1 each. Commentary: If you're someone who likes to browse menus as much as I do, then the SoupFest offerings below will occupy a few minutes of your time. What's Mooney's "mystery soup"? What does a "Blazin' Bison" look like? I…

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The cast and crew of “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate” skated into First Niagara Center on Wednesday evening and was – by all accounts – an instant hit. The vibrant colors and fast pace kept the crowd engaged. The kids took it all very seriously, too. Many of them attended in their favorite character costumes and princess dresses. There were plenty of kids dressed as Anna …

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Get out! No, seriously get outside and enjoy this amazing wintry weather. And bring the kids, too. Let’s face it, winter in Western New York can be challenging – slick driving, shoveling, brutal cold. But, it can and should be celebrated, too. You will make incredible memories with your kids and they are tougher than you think, so go for it. Bundle up and enjoy our winter …

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Get out! No, seriously get outside and enjoy this amazing wintry weather. And bring the kids, too. Let’s face it, winter in Western New York can be challenging – slick driving, shoveling, brutal cold. But, it can and should be celebrated, too. You will make incredible memories with your kids and they are tougher than you think, so go for it. Bundle up and enjoy our winter …

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For Alexis Darrow, growing up in Bemus Point, a village of less than 500 residents tucked away in rural Cattaraugus County, she had but a single dream — to be a professional skater. That meant lacing up her ice skates at age 6 and training six days a week for much of her childhood. Now 21, Darrow has traded in the sleepy back roads of Bemus Point for cities across North Am…

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For Alexis Darrow, growing up in Bemus Point, a village of less than 500 residents tucked away in rural Cattaraugus County, she had but a single dream — to be a professional skater. That meant lacing up her ice skates at age 6 and training six days a week for much of her childhood. Now 21, Darrow has traded in the sleepy back roads of Bemus Point for cities across North Am…

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My kids love books. Like, really love books. And any trip to the library or bookstore is always a huge adventure for my 4-year-old. So, on a chilly Tuesday morning, we made the trek to our closest Barnes & Noble for the free story time. I have to say - I was pleasantly surprised. My kids really liked it. We arrived about five minutes before it started at 10:30 a.m. Th…

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We do it for amusement parks in the summer - pay one price tickets that allow you access to the park as often as you'd like. And, they're only good for a few months. Many family-friendly museums and attractions offer yearly memberships. So, are they worth it? (All costs are for one-year memberships unless noted.) Albright-Knox Art Gallery Memberships include free admissi…

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We love our fish fry here – especially the traditional Friday fish fry served everywhere from church basements to school cafeterias. If you are a church, school, legion hall or community center hosting a Friday fish fry, please send us your information to be included in Gusto’s annual community fish fry guide. It will be published in the Feb. 11 Gusto plus online at buffal…

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We love our fish fry here – especially the traditional Friday fish fry served everywhere from church basements to school cafeterias. If you are a church, school, legion hall or community center hosting a Friday fish fry, please send us your information to be included in Gusto’s annual community fish fry guide. It will be published in the Feb. 11 Gusto plus online at buffal…

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It had been a while since I visited the Buffalo Museum of Science. With teenagers no longer really interested in going with me - although it certainly is not just for kids - I waited until I thought my 4-year-old was ready to check it out. She had a blast. We found quick parking in the free lot, which was a great way to begin. Then just walking into the museum's atrium wa…