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Back-to-back days of celebration can be a lot to handle. Easter typically brings baskets of chocolate bunnies (with odd expressions) and jelly beans, family meals with heaps of ham, and the awkward cutting of a cute butter lamb. Dyngus Day immediately follows with awkward squirt gun and pussywillow flirting, a longer parade route and a chance to revel with Polish bee…

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Last year we traveled around Western New York searching out places to celebrate National Bagel Day on Feb. 9. (Unfortunately all area Manhattan Bagels closed by last August.) This year we suggest waiting for the weekend to head to the weekly Saturday Bagels & Brooze brunch party hosted by BreadHive Bakery at Hydraulic Hearth (716 Seneca St.). The quirky weekly ev…

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April Fools! There are still only 10 events on the list. Sorry. 1) Edible Book Festival, 3 to 6 p.m. April 2 in WNY Book Arts Center (468 Washington St.). Cost is $5 cash at the door, or $3 for WNYBAC members. Commentary: I like including the WNY Book Arts Center in The 10 because it really must be an uphill marketing battle to go by the same initials as Buffalo Athlet…

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There’s a reason that dinner has long been the tried and true go-to date - it works. But, when you want to mix things up it can be tough to come up with fun, fresh ideas. Take a cue from the budding Buffalo brunch scene and set up a morning rendezvous with your significant other or newfound romantic interest. It might not seem like it’s that exciting, but a change from th…