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Food and Drink

One sign Buffalo is in festive spirits is the quick ticket sales for Hotel Henry's Jazzy Christmas - featuring the Ladies First Jazz Big Band and the Buffalo Dolls - which has sold out in advance. After a busy weekend, the pace unexpectedly slows down this week, but there's still ample opportunity to go dashing through the snow to a Buffalo event. 1. John Morris Russ…

Gardening

The African Violet and Gesneriads Society of Western New York will meet at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Greenfield Health and Rehabilitation facility. Contact Judy Oneil at judyoneil1945@gmail.com for detailed directions. Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 21 at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Steve Styn will pre…

Local News

The annual Spring Flower Exhibit and 4-H Farm is underway at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, with more than 22,000 bulbs on display. The event began Saturday and continues through April 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission prices are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $9 for students 13 and over (with ID), and $6 for children ages 3 to 1…

Attractions

We're getting to that time of year again. The time of year when Buffalo starts looking less like a beautiful snow globe and more like a salt-smudged wasteland. Those pretty, cheery Christmas lights are gone. Hawaii and Florida are looking pretty good. Or a Caribbean cruise -- or a Gulf coast getaway, or --- or --- But what if you can't get away? You'll have to enj…

Local News

Each week Buffalo News photographers bring you a visual recap of the former week through the pictures and stories of WNY, highlights of news, entertainment and sports. We hope you enjoy a second look, from high school sports and the Bills - to a closer look at Shea's Buffalo Theatre and SWAT training. Hang Ten - Scott Pearson takes to the air as he kitesurfs off Hamburg…

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It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose track of the important things in life. This Mother’s Day take some time off from your significant other and put your mom first. Here are five fail-proof date ideas to show your mom how much you care this Mother’s Day. Take her to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). The gardens, open …

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Our green space is better than your green space. The Guardian's Rowan Moore lists Buffalo's Olmsted Parks system as one of the 10 best in the world, putting the Queen City's gems at the same level as the Boboli in Florence, Hampstead Heath in London, Park Guell in Barcelona and High Line in New York City. In his defense for Buffalo's inclusion, Moore, an award-winning ar…

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During the past decade, Western New York has welcomed dozens of new public art projects. From the selfie-ready sensation known as "Shark Girl" and the terror-inspiring "Scary Lucy" to much quieter community murals, semi-sanctioned street art projects and neighborhood beautification projects, the public's appetite for art outside gallery and museum walls is growing rapidly.…

Music

Though the evening was overcast and a touch on the cool side, the sellout crowd that packed the lawn Wednesday night at Buffalo and Erie County’s Botanical Gardens enjoyed an evening of food, wine and, best of all, live music. The annual fundraiser is known as much for the wine, beer, and local cuisine on-hand as for the musical acts, but on this night, musicians from thre…

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Buffalo’s bucolic Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.) is entertaining all by itself. Its exhibits help educate locals about a variety of different plant life; and its glass-enclosed conservatory gives guests a beautiful location to visit and appreciate the wonders of nature. So does the locale need to up its profile by hosting an outdoor festiv…