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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 …

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Name: Ryan Dils, 20. Who he is: University at Buffalo student majoring in computer science; Western New York Prosperity Fellow at UB (the fellowship program is supported by the Prentice Family Foundation to assist students from UB and Canisius College "who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth in the Western New York area"); sof…

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"Dressed smart like a London bloke, before he speak his suit bespoke ..." Aside from that memorable line in the R&B song "American Boy," by Estelle and Kanye West, bespoke suits are seen but not heard. They're subtle. No Supreme logo or pattern of crisscrossed LVs indicate each suit's exclusivity, which instead lies in the suit's lack of perceivable flaws. One glan…

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Name: Tricia Mekarski, 30. Who she is: Wearer of vintage clothing, often garage/estate sale finds. Soft goods engineer at Fisher-Price in East Aurora where, as she described it, "I manage any Soft Good project from development through manufacturing. This includes technical problem solving, costing, liaising development between supplier, vendors, and design/development t…

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The above photo received more than 80 percent of the votes in our latest Reader Challenge. This was the chance for people to send in photos of their stylish rain boots. (We figured people wouldn't even have to dig them out from the back of a closet. They've probably been wearing them a lot this spring.) The pink boots belong to Annette Martell, who moved to Florida e…

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Name: Amy Bueme, 42. Who she is: Owner along with her husband, Joe, of Catalyst Fitness – which is expected to open its seventh location in September, this one on Meyer Road in Amherst. The Western New York native graduated from Depew High School and attended Erie Community College. The Buemes live in Buffalo and have four children, ages 22, 20, 18 and 10. What she's…

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We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so for our newest Reader Challenge it's only fitting that we asked for photos of rain boots. Thank you to those who participated in the challenge. Now it’s readers’ turn to vote. This week there are two options from which to choose. We ask for your email address to avoid multiple submissions ... not that our readers would ever do that.…

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Name: Stephanie Robb, 61 Who she is: Jewelry designer and owner of Turnstyle Designs, a boutique specializing in women’s apparel (including American-made brands), accessories and aromatherapy products at 298 Ashland Ave. (at Lexington Avenue). Co-owner of the nearby  Wild Things, a shop featuring handmade artisan jewelry, ceramics, prints and more, 224 Lexington Ave. Th…

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Rain boots come in many colors and patterns and give a big boost to any rainy day wardrobe. Lately, we've been spotting a lot of cute ones. For our next Reader Challenge, we want to see photos of them. The boots can be your own, or they can belong to a family member, including children or grandchildren, or close friend. You can photograph them inside or outside, on f…

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Name: Tim Waziak, 45. Who he is: The guy behind Timothy Aaron Creative who designed a room called “Surface Details” at the 2019 Decorators’ Show House. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with an associate’s degree in fashion, buying and merchandising. His background includes working as a design assistant in New York in children’s wear and in a multitu…

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Name: Janet McNally, 38. Who she is: Associate professor of English at Canisius College; poet-in-residence at Buffalo Seminary; author of two young adult novels – "The Looking Glass" and "Girls in the Moon" (HarperCollins) – and a prizewinning book of poetry, "Some Girls" (White Pine Press);  volunteer home tutor at Journey's End Refugee Services. The Western New York n…

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Name: Jessie Fisher, 44. Who she is: Executive director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN), in the Market Arcade, 617 Main St. The former director of planning at Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (now Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper) is a board member of the National Preservation Partners Network and Buffalo Niagara River Land Trust. She has a master’s degree in urban design a…

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Name: Mimi Harris Steadman, 53. Who she is: Vice president for academic affairs at D'Youville College since September 2017. Previously, she was associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at Daemen College. A native of Logan, W. Va., she earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree from…