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The lender behind the Monarch 716 student-housing complex on Buffalo's West Side has started foreclosure proceedings against developer DHD Ventures of Rochester, seeking to seize the troubled property and even go after DHD's two principals personally. Acres Capital, which acts as an agent and adviser for three insurance companies, filed the first foreclosure paperwork T…

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A Dominican restaurant called La Casa de Sabores opened near Buffalo State College in late April. The restaurant, at 1 Letchworth St., is the first place in Buffalo specializing in the flavors of the Dominican Republic. Owner Carlos Cabrera was born in the United States to Dominican parents. He's tried Buffalo's versions of Caribbean dishes, such as the Puerto Rican …

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Troubles are mounting for the out-of-town developer of the Monarch 716 student-housing project on Buffalo's West Side, as the lead contractor on the project and two vendors have filed liens against the owner totaling more than $3.7 million. DHD Ventures, led by Thomas Masaschi of Rochester and Jason Teller of North Carolina, developed the 10-building complex over the la…

Dec. 1, 1921 – June 10, 2017 Audrey Morris, a retired Buffalo college librarian, died June 10 in the Mayflower Retirement Community, Winter Park, Fla. She was 95. Born in Buffalo, the former Audrey Britz was a 1939 graduate of South Park High School and earned a degree in elementary education from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1943. She returned to study at Hilbe…

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June 19, 1924 – June 1, 2017 Dr. Winifred G. Mernan wanted to be something more than a stay-at-home mother. In an era of limited career opportunities for women, she took a radical step and enrolled in the University of Buffalo in the late 1940s. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honor society, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1951 and went on to study in the UB School o…

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Nick DeMarsh would prefer his 2015 Buffalo State women's soccer team to be remembered for something other than the majestic goal that clinched the SUNYAC regular season title. That goal, where Alexis Carillo's flip throw-in met Gabrianna Boldinski's head against Oneonta, has been trumpeted by local and national media, giving a quietly improving program an unexpected dose …

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Students returning to the SUNY Buffalo State campus or starting their first semester will come face to face this week with a perspective-altering project designed to drag them out of their comfort zones and into the global community.The college’s annual Anne Frank Project, which is also open to the public, gets started in earnest Wednesday morning after a few warm-up event…

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1) Cirque de la Lune, 8 p.m. Saturday in the Dnipro Ukrainian Center (562 Genesee St.). Admission is free, and there will be adult beverages, cotton candy, popcorn and The Black Market Food Truck's fare for purchase. Commentary: Benefiting Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo -- also the presenters of City of Night -- this "Circus of the Moon" is described as a "seduction…

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One of Buffalo’s own Opera Week events has been singled out for special notice by the national group Opera America. Opera America’s list of a select 15 or so events that are especially noteworthy includes the lecture being given on Saturday by contralto Suzanne Fatta. “Suzanne Fatta will take a look at portrayals of witchcraft, magic and folk religions…

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Artists: Jonathan Rogers and Jean Rankin // Title: "Witch's Night Out" // Screening at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center In the 1970s, a Toronto-based production team that went by Leach-Rankin produced an animated Halloween special called "Witch's Night Out" featuring the voices of Gilda Radner and Catherine O'Hara. After it was picked up by NBC in 1978,…

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SUNY Buffalo State theater professor Drew Kahn isn’t being the slightest bit hyperbolic when he says stories have the power to change the world. Kahn believes in the transformative power of storytelling with such evangelical fervor that he and his students devote much of the year to spreading that gospel. The fruits of their labor will be on display from Monday through We…

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What do Jimmy Buffett and Miles Davis share in common? The obvious answer might be “not much,” but in fact, these otherwise divergent artists at one time called upon the six-string talents of Earl Klugh. It was 1976 when Klugh first burst upon the scene as a willful musical envelope-pusher. From the beginning, he seemed unwilling to acknowledge the perceived …