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Despite moving nine times in his life, including to his current home near Las Vegas, Robert Zon considers himself "a proud Buffalonian." He's got the credentials. Zon was born in Buffalo General Hospital, grew up in Cheektowaga and lived through the Blizzard of '77 during high school. He went to the Comeback Game (and stayed to the end). He loves Mighty Taco, Anderson's…

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The display on "The Price Is Right" game was labeled "soda." The Buffalo native who was a contestant on the show had a familiar term for it, of course. "The pop!" A contestant who we only know as "Robert" not only created a potentially viral Buffalo moment but went on to win the Showcase Showdown on Tuesday's episode of "The Price Is Right." We know this thanks…

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Growing up outside of New York City in Rockland County, Keri Fisher dreamed of living in Manhattan. But when she finally made the big move, she only lasted a year and a half before realizing it wasn't for her. That’s when she began looking for jobs outside of the Big Apple. Ultimately she found a job, and her home, in the Queen City. “I immediately loved it," said Fishe…

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When Todd Mordick was asked what he misses the most about living in Buffalo, his answer was unlike many others. “Summertime and warm thunderstorms,” said Mordick, a Western New York native. “We don’t really get thunderstorms here in San Francisco.” And despite the beautiful weather year-round, the Kenmore East grad misses Buffalo summers. Mordick has made San Francis…

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Music Director JoAnn Falletta's contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has been extended for five years, the organization has announced. The new contract positions Falletta to remain at the helm of the orchestra through the 2025-26 season. Maestro Falletta’s contract was set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season. The announcement comes as the BPO embar…

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South Buffalo native Lindsey Higgins never expected to call Stockholm, Sweden, home. But in 2012, Higgins found herself packing her bags to move 4,000 miles away, to a country some consider one of the happiest places in the world to live. “I fell in love with Stockholm pretty quickly after I moved here. It’s a beautiful city. I fell in love with the old buildings, and a…

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Flying Bison Brewing Co. owner Tim Herzog saw an episode or two of HBO's "Big Little Lies" last season, but he came in late to the series and didn't really know the story. "Well, I know it now!" he said Monday morning. He got a quick education in the show Sunday night, when Flying Bison's 716 IPA was featured in the HBO dramatic series. Viewers in the Buffalo area…

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Carrie Underwood. Tiger Woods. Beyonce. And Buffalo. People magazine says our city is one of the "100 Reasons to Love America in 2019." The magazine released its annual summer list last week and it is included in its July 1 issue. The magazine wraps up its reasoning in two sentences: "A rust-belt city having a renaissance. Spectacular late-19th-century architectur…

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Jonny Wood’s love for Bills quarterback Josh Allen was apparent when he posted a Twitter video of Allen with the music of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.” The result was more than 408,000 views. He continued showing off his Bills love with another viral moment. Wood wore a Bills tuxedo to his senior prom at Arcadia High in Greece, outside Rochester, las…

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Since June 7 is National Donut Day, we asked our readers for their nominees for best doughnut in Western New York.  The answer should be no surprise: Out of dozens of submissions, Paula's Donuts dominated. "I’d say Paula’s, but they don’t serve donuts," wrote Chuck Chucklahoma Kelly. "They serve three-course meals disguised as donuts!" But which Paula's doughnut w…

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Talk to most Buffalo expats, and they’ll tell you, aside from the people, the thing they miss most after leaving the Queen City is the food. That was the case for Tay Sidell, when she moved west with her family in 2016. So she decided to bring the food with her. That’s how Tay’s hot dog stand was born, turning Coloradans on to Buffalo’s most famous hot dog, Sahlen's.…

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The billboard, like so many put up by Buffalo-based personal injury law firm Cellino & Barnes, screams: "INJURED?" So, when a worker fell off of one in Brooklyn, the New York City tabloids were all over it. "He knows who to call if he wants to sue," cracked the New York Post. "Talk about product placement," the New York Daily News deadpanned. According to b…

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Many have seen Pancho Billa, the character Ezra Castro played, at Buffalo Bills games, stadium parking lots and the NFL draft. Fewer have seen Castro undergoing treatment for cancer. When columnist Sean Kirst and photographer James P. McCoy chronicled Castro's hospital stay last month, Castro wanted to make sure he had the opportunity to thank Bills fans for accepting him…

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Buffalo Bills superfan and Texas native Ezra Castro, known for his moniker "Pancho Billa," died after a long battle with cancer Tuesday morning. Many – from media members and Bills players to NFL fans – shared touching sentiments on social media after Castro's death. [Related: Farewell to a Bills superfan: Team, fans vow to keep Pancho Billa's legacy alive] If you…