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By the time any regular WECK (1230 AM, 100.5 and 102.9 FM) listeners read this, they would have heard Tony Magoo as the new local morning news anchor. Magoo’s lengthy resume in Buffalo features stops as a disc jockey in the 1970s and ending around a quarter century ago. He was an entertaining and legendary on-air music personality here, not a newsman. He started his …

Fashion

"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…

Lifestyles

The Airport Bridge Club celebrates club manager Bill Finkelstein’s birthday today, Saturday, June 1, with a complementary La Bella Sicilia lasagna lunch for players before an extra-point game at noon. The Airport Club awards extra points at all of its games during the coming week at no extra charge, including the World Wide Bridge Contest games at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7…

Columns

I last interviewed famed Buffalo writer David Milch more than two years ago in his office in Santa Monica, Calif., when he was putting the finishing touches on the script of “Deadwood: The Movie.” The two-hour film premieres at 8 tonight on HBO, 13 years after the series' three-season run abruptly ended after earning 28 Emmy nominations and winning eight awards. Back…

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As Father’s Day approaches, we’re asking readers – all readers, any age – to tell us about the one special item that they inherited or received as a gift from their father or grandfather. It could be an article of clothing, an accessory such as a watch or cuff links, even a book, photograph, heirloom or something you use daily. Please email a description by June 4 – and…

Sports

On opening night of the NBA Finals, my Thursday question of whether the Toronto Raptors' proximity to Western New York will lead to a rise in TV viewership here was answered with a resounding Marv Albert- like “yes.” The Raptors’ 118-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night in game 1 of the championship series had a preliminary rating just above 8.4 on …

PICTURE BOOK Daniel's Good Day by Micha Archer; Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99. ... Micha Archer's vibrant oil-and-collage illustrations depict young Daniel’s diverse urban neighborhood as a paradise of budding trees, blooming flowers and friendly people as Daniel asks one person after another (a woman painting houses, a woman driving a bus, a baker, a mail carrier,…

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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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Jeff Glor is remaining at CBS News in multiple roles, including as co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” which is carried locally on WIVB-TV (Channel 4). The Town of Tonawanda native, who was replaced as anchor of the CBS Evening News a few weeks ago, “also will serve as a CBS News special correspondent reporting feature stories and investigative reports,” CBS News Pr…

Columns

With the Toronto Raptors playing less than 100 miles away, will Western New York be more interested than usual in the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors? WKBW-TV (Channel 7), the local ABC affiliate that carries the Finals starting tonight, certainly hopes so. But from a look at Nielsen ratings for the Raptors’ six-game Eastern Conference series over the Milwa…

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If anyone knows gardens – and Buffalo Niagara gardens in particular – it’s Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier. The two collaborated on a book published earlier this year – “Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs” (St. Lynn’s Press, $24.95). The key word here is “quirky” – as many Western New York gardeners – and …

Gardening

When planning your weekend outings to the self-guided, mostly free garden walks and tours throughout the region, keep in mind that some are walkable, others drivable. Some are held one day; others will take place an entire weekend with evening hours as well. The best part? This is your chance to go into neighborhoods, towns or villages you’re not familiar with and meet …

TV

To say the scoring of the May sweeps competition is complicated these days is an understatement. It basically comes in three stages. The first stage is in Nielsen household ratings, which arrive the day after the sweeps ended a week ago. I’ll explain the other two stages later. In the first stage of live plus same day rating, WIVB-TV (Channel 4) and WGRZ-TV (Chann…

Bills

John Murphy has as much reason to be excited as he would calling a Buffalo Bills touchdown. The voice of the Buffalo Bills leads the six members of the Class of 2019 of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The class includes: • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) General Manager Jim Toellner. • Former Channel 2 and WKBW-TV (Channel 7) investigative reporter Tony …

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Gardeners have been eager to get outside, and some of them were happy to submit photos for our latest Reader Challenge – watering cans! Thank you to those who participated in the challenge. Now it’s readers’ turn to vote. This week there are four options from which to choose. We ask for your email address to avoid multiple submissions ... not that our readers would e…