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This is what I’m thinking: Daryl Johnston, the Lewiston-Porter graduate who went on to fame at Syracuse University and won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, seems to come home to Western New York to call at least a game every Buffalo Bills season as a Fox analyst. This season, he’ll get to call two Bills games back-to-back. According to Fox, Johnston is s…

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Buffalo Bills fans had plenty of reasons to criticize the team during a 31-21 victory over the winless Miami Dolphins Sunday at New Era Field, so I am determined to highlight the positive of CBS' performance covering the game. OK, check that. I will try to be less critical than usual, at least at the beginning. Andrew Catalon knows the Bills as well or better than an…

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The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament continues today, Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam’s Mark Hotel), 120 Church St. Starting times for pairs and team games is 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. For details, click this link. • • • The Airport Bridge Club awards extra-point games at no extra…

YOUNG ADULT Pet by Akwaeke Emezi; Make Me a World, 208 pages ($17.99) Ages 12 and up. ... This brilliant, evocative, beautifully crafted novel from Igbo and Tamil novelist Akwaeke Emezi is set in a post-revolution, post-bigotry, post-violence utopia, in a town named Lucille where "angels" have vanquished all the "monsters." "the angels banned firearms, not just…

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The Dutch call it “bulb lasagne” – a catchy name for combining and layering bulbs to create stunning displays with long-lasting color. The largest example of layered and massed flower bulb designs is in the Netherlands at Keukenhof, called the largest flower garden in the world. A tour there is breathtaking, showcasing the Netherlands’ centuries-old mastery of bulb cult…

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Three local authors are scheduled to be showcased on upcoming Saturdays at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library announced. Buffalo News staff reporter Mark Sommer will open the library's Homegrown Author series at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 with a discussion of his new book, "Rocky Colavito: Cleveland's Iconic Slugger." A…

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It's the season for mums. Earlier this month we asked four floral and decorating experts to share some ideas on how to decorate with them. After that, we invited readers to send us photos of how they display mums outside their own homes. Below, you will see mums planted in a window box and in a flower bed. You will see them combined with other plants in containers. A…

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Ted Gioia's "Music: A Subversive History" is one of the most important and welcome books I've encountered in the last decade. If ever there were a book the world sorely needed, it's Gioia's (Basic Books, 514 pages, $35). No one is going to pretend it's the kind of book that has "bestseller" written all over it (unlike Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill"), but Gioia's t…

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There are plenty of ways to tell the world that your child has been born. Andrew Baglini of WIVB went with Twitter. “Won the bye week. Introducing Matthew Thomas Baglini,” he tweeted Sunday. https://twitter.com/AndrewBaglini4/status/1183486607103614977 Baglini, a station meteorologist, and his wife, WIVB weekend anchor and reporter Erica Brecher, welcomed their…

WKBW-TV (Channel 7) has a new general manager with Buffalo roots. Marc Jaromin has been named the vice president and general manager for WKBW and will start immediately, Dave Peterson, the vice president of local media operations for the station's owner, E.W. Scripps, announced today. Jaromin replaces Michael Nurse, who was fired two months ago and is now the general…

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Pancho Billa continues to leave a legacy. This time, it's with an animated assist from one of the longest-running and most beloved television shows of all time. The likeness of the late Bills superfan Ezra Castro, known throughout Buffalo Bills fandom as "Pancho Billa," was included in a scene on "The Simpsons" Sunday night. The episode, the third of the show's 31…

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Barbara Buchnowski recently shared photos and a description of her year-round home in Sunset Bay, in the Town of Hanover in Chautauqua County. “Sunset has approximately 1,600 residents, and has transformed from the 1930s and '40s of mostly summer rental cottages to year-round living. It’s a tight-knit community that looks out for one another, and we have a blast especia…

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Buffalo native David Wright’s journalistic crusade to investigate sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church started when he was a radio reporter in Boston in the 1990s. The issue has taken the ABC News correspondent back to his hometown to cover the scandal surrounding Bishop Richard J. Malone’s handling of the crisis in the Buffalo Diocese. He interviewed Malon…

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The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam’s Mark Hotel), 120 Church St. Starting times for pairs and team games is 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with no evening games next Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. For details, click this link. • • • The weekly …