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Name: Therese Deutschlander, 38. Who she is: Owner of Thin Ice gift shop, 719 Elmwood Ave., which opened in 2006 and specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, pottery, home decor and more from 200 local and regional artists; president of the Elmwood Village Association; founding member of the Elmwood Strip merchants group. The Lancaster native graduated from SUNY B…

Aug. 27, 1935 – Sept. 21, 2019 Bernard LeCastre, a retired men’s clothing store owner, died Saturday under hospice care in his home in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village after a lengthy illness. He was 84. Born in Buffalo, he attended School 3, was a 1953 graduate of Grover Cleveland High School and served in the Army Reserve. He began working in retail at Kobacker’s in do…

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Name: Jessica Brown, 39. Who she is: She is a certified public accountant, lawyer and director of administration and finance for the City of Buffalo. She also teaches an accounting class at Bryant & Stratton and enjoys reading and working out. She grew up in North Tonawanda and is the mother of 3-year-old Eleanor. What she's wearing: Green pleather skirt and ivor…

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Name: Jennifer Trautman, 33. Who she is: The Amherst resident is a sales rep for Henry Schein Dental division, where she has worked for six years. A 2004 graduate of Sweet Home High School and lifelong dancer, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in theater from the University at Buffalo. During college summers, she danced and sang in live shows at Fantasy Island on Gra…

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Miss Josie's, an antique and vintage clothing shop in Kenmore with a devoted customer base, will close this month after 14 years in business. The store's owners, James Walaski-Miller, 54, and his husband, Alan, 57, say they're ready to downsize their lives now, especially because they've both dealt with recent health issues. James – a top Tupperware seller who hosts …

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Name: Ellen Krzemien, 53. Who she is: Ellen and her husband, Jon, are the next generation at Rumfola's farm, 13187 Vaughn St. in the Town of Concord. Rumfola is Ellen's maiden name, and her family has farmed this land since the 1930s. "My husband is carrying on the vegetable portion of the market with the help of my dad, Joe Rumfola, and I have reinvented our farmlan…

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Name: Brendan Francis O'Connor, 25. Who he is:  The North Tonawanda native graduated from SUNY Fredonia where he majored in political science. He now works in county government in downtown Buffalo and lives in Amherst. He attended Cardinal O'Hara High School for three years and graduated from North Tonawanda High School. He broke both wrists eight weeks ago inline skati…

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Name: Jackie LoVullo, 60. Who she is: Designer of handmade, whimsical wreaths who calls her business Zenjoy (a combination of "zen" and "enjoy.") She's a gardener, power walker and workout enthusiast and celebrated her 60th birthday by tandem skydiving from 10,000 feet. She grew up in North Buffalo and graduated from Bishop McMahon High School in 1977. She and her husba…

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Name: Yolanda Fields, 43. Who she is: Chairwoman of Garden Walk Buffalo, with which she has been involved for 12 years – including seven as a headquarters manager. The Buffalo native, vice president in the commercial lending department at a local bank, graduated from Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and attended Spelman College in Atlanta. She volunteers a…

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Name: Jimmy Stelianou, 30. Who he is: DJ who works primarily through CJ Sound and plays music at school dances, proms, corporate parties, bar/bat mitzvahs and other events including the  Starry Night in the Garden, an annual outdoor concert and fundraiser at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Kenmore native moved to East Amherst with his family in 1999. …

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Name: Phylicia Dove, 31. Who she is: Fashion designer and owner of Black Monarchy, a global artisan and fashion boutique at 527 W. Utica St. in Buffalo's Five Points neighborhood. The boutique specializes in custom clothing and jewelry from around the world, mainly Africa. The Brooklyn native graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., where she ma…

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Name: Katherine Kolber, 24. Who she is: Marketing director of Buffalo Dental Group. She graduated from Holy Angels Academy and St. Lawrence University, where she majored in business and psychology. The middle child of five, she grew up in Clarence and enjoys hiking and skiing. What she's wearing: Paige brand jeans she bought at TJ Maxx; linen T-shirt from Brooks Brot…

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Name: Leigh Fox, 47. Who she is: Yoga teacher (Vinyasa style); co-owner along with Carrie Jacobson of East Meets West Yoga with studios in The Foundry, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, and Village Glen, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. She and her husband, Eric Fox, owner of Mr. Fox Tire Inc., are residents of Amherst and have three children –  Maya, 20; Max, 18 and Eli, 11. A n…

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Name: Donna White, 49. Who she is: Library director at Brighton Place library/community resource center, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture at SUNY Buffalo State and taught courses in figure modeling there for eight years. She also worked as a restoration artist; projects included decorative painting and plaster …