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Western New York autumns may be filled with fabulous foliage and crisp air, but there’s also plenty of inside fun to be had. From a neighborhood tour of homes to international film and jazz festivals, this lineup runs the gamut from hyperlocal to global appeal. Oct. 2: The Price Is Right Live University at Buffalo Center for the Arts “Come on down,” you could be the n…

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With fall in full swing and the beloved summer crop harvested and to market, what’s left but to venture into fields of corn for sport? Grab a pair of old sneakers or rain boots and try to find the exits through these now-yellowed stalks. The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence 2019 design: Superhero. Cost: $8 per person; $2 discount with paid festival admission Extra ke…

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Fall is still a beautiful time to catch a sunset in Western New York; while winter is not yet upon us, make the most of those waning long days. The sun sets around 7 p.m. in early October, sneaking closer to 6 p.m. by end of the month. Since a sunset looks even more picturesque over the water, you can’t go wrong heading lake or riverside for a vantage point. Nearly a…

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Museums have always been an all-ages affair, but lately institutions are upping programming geared towards adults. Whether you seek after-hour access, higher education or a boozy bash, there’s something for everyone. Buffalo Museum of Science Science After Hours are relaxed post-5 p.m. events that take place monthly at the museum or Tifft Nature Preserve. Offerings inclu…

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It’s like something out of Old Hollywood: Their eyes meet across a crowded room and there’s a connection. Her eyes widen as her eyebrows raise. His smile is tentative, then more confident. The music rises to a heart-pounding crescendo. Is this love…or just another scene to play? With thousands of arts professionals in our region’s robust creative community, it’s inevita…

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The Edsel, so it seems, is much like the Lay’s potato chip. You can’t have just one. At least, that’s the impression I got earlier this summer when I spent the day with the local Edsel owner’s group at its 26th annual summer get-together, held (as always) at the home of Mike and Cathy Brogan in South Wales. The Brogans currently own four Edsels (a number always subje…

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September can be one of the most beautiful months of the year in Western New York: still plenty warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities, but without the blazing temps and hair-curling humidity. From an annual gala at our horticultural hub to a first-time beer and barbecue festival on the grounds of an 1800s Victorian mansion, these events give you one last chance to get ou…

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Two college friends on turning a UB senior capstone project into a Buffalo startup that leaves them free to riff. When did you first pick up a guitar? Ryan: Sophomore year of high school. I bought a used guitar on Craigslist and had been dying to teach myself to play. The first song I learned was “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Shane: In middle …

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Western New York is home to an abundance of diverse arts organizations that add to our quality of life—as audiences and as participants—and that includes people who live with a disability. “We all experience that thrill of performance in our own way. But we all experience something. It’s very unique,” says Amy Jakiel, a professional actor and singer who is also an instr…

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One of my favorite summer sounds is children splashing about in a pool. If sunny weather, leisure time and high spirits had a soundtrack, that would indeed be it, and Buffalo City Swim Racers (BCSR) is working to make that joy accessible to families all over Buffalo. Coach Michael Switalski was approached back in 1997 by public school #57 in the Broadway/Fillmore distri…

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A strong sense of community courses through the City of Good Neighbors. Our pride in supporting local businesses, and each other, is immeasurable. And now you can turn your calendar into another way to support causes you care about—and we’re not talking black-tie galas. Here are some of our favorite ideas for giving back to charity in creative ways, whether out for drinks …

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One fed up mom describes how necessity was the mother of invention behind her chemical-free baby wipes. The impetus for your product? As a first-time mom, dealing with the horrible diaper rash my son Archie was experiencing was heartbreaking. We went to the doctor, only to be told my son was reacting to all the chemical preservatives in the baby wipes I was using. We sta…

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Aug. 2: Summer Splash Buffalo Harbor State Park, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo The “sky’s the limit” for this colorful cocktail party to benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Wear your snappy sky-blue duds and bring your dancing shoes for a night of open bar, gourmet foods, decadent desserts and chance to win fantastic prizes—including a Mercedes Benz. This …

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Who doesn’t love a good art festival? Tents as far as the eye can see, each filled with artwork as unique as the people perusing. Delicious food and libations at your fingertips, music to put a hop in your step, unique neighborhoods to explore and people watching. (Oh, the people watching!)Art festivals in Western New York draw thousands from near and far, many of whom ret…

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Wake up feeling tired and stiff? We’ve all been there. Often, we’re not sure where to turn for solutions, and answers can be conflicting. Salespeople, it seems, will always say you need to replace your sleep setup—mattress, pillows or sheets—but what’s the real deal? In the end, it comes down to comfort. If you’re waking up feeling anything but well-rested, that’s the b…