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Buffalo Magazine: Feature

From a professional athlete who travels much of the season to a stay-at-home dad who homeschools, local dads find diverse — and meaningful — ways to be actively involved in their kids’ lives. In North Buffalo, Peter DeLaPlante and his wife Suzanne said they didn’t want to their kids — Michael, 8, and Morgan, 5, — to be raised by babysitters. So early on they agreed one …

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

With the impending sale of the Buffalo Bills in 2014, most fans were united in anxiety over a single question — would the team be sold to an owner who would relocate the beloved franchise? It was a question that hung in the air for several years preceding the death of Ralph C. Wilson Jr., founding owner of the hometown team, and it intensified upon his passing in March 201…

Buffalo Magazine: Shopping

If you’re like me, you know you need to clean out your basement/attic/garage, but feel daunted by what to do with all the stuff — your daughter’s long-abandoned clarinet, that lavender bridesmaid’s dress you wore ten years ago, the desktop computer you no longer use. And when you open a storage bin to see the Furby you scrambled to put under a long-ago Christmas tree, y…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Is there a secret to a long, successful marriage? We set out to find answers from a range of local people with expertise — either as professionals or practitioners, like David and Irene Sipos. After 45 years of marriage, said David Sipos, one thing you do realize is that nothing is forever….and that can reframe your outlook. “I’m more aware of the fragility of our…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Nick Bond’s "Quinn Time" starts every morning at 7:00. He walks into his son’s bedroom and lifts him out of his crib, and after a quick diaper change, they lie in bed and watch an episode of The Lion Guard, Quinn’s favorite TV show. Then it’s playtime while Nick feeds him breakfast. Their hour and a half of uninterrupted one-on-one time is baked into Quinn’s daily routi…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Fifty million dollars in upgrades at The Buffalo Zoo. An upcoming $150+ million expansion at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Seven modern new interactive studios at the Buffalo Museum of Science, and a restored rooftop Observatory coming soon. A brand new, $27 million Explore & More children’s museum under construction in downtown’s hottest neighborhood. The completion …

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Niagara Street is quickly becoming Buffalo’s newest “it” neighborhood, resulting in a major uptick in upscale apartments. In addition to a flurry of business activity, including Resurgence Brewery, Ru’s Pierogi, Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery, and more recently Love in Motion yoga studio and Bootleg Bucha kombucha brewery, the area has attracted a slew of residentia…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Your garage band has been dreaming of a national road tour for awhile, but you’re flat broke. You think your new invention will make you the next Mark Zuckerberg, but you have no way of financing it. Just a few short years ago, projects like these may have seemed impossible. Today, the Internet, social networking and limitations of traditional financing have given way t…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Every year, 10 finalists are named for the region’s most high-profile award honoring local women: the ATHENA. And every year, their collective accomplishments — in the business and non-profit world, and in their personal lives — are awe-inspiring. We wanted to find out more about what makes them tick: how they find time to do it all; what resources they count on; how th…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

When a new year dawns, words like “change” and “resolutions” are frequently batted about, usually regarding our physical health. But what about our state of mind? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there were an estimated 43.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with a mental or emotional disorder in 2014 – that’s 18.1 percent of all …

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

The holidays are the perfect time to open your home to friends and family for good times and good cheer. Hosting an open house is a fun, easy way to get into the spirit and bring your social network together. Fun? Yes. Easy? It can be. With good planning — and doing most of the heavy lifting in advance - you, too, can be the holiday host with the most. Start with the fo…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Chances are you played a sport while growing up. Not just one sport — all of them. As the seasons changed, so did the games. You didn’t always need a referee, and home-field advantage was just a fancy way of referring to your backyard. Those days are gone, replaced in large part by one-sport athletes on travel teams that play and practice year-round. The result, accord…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

We’ve all heard the stories. We may even know a few of them — the parents who do their children’s homework, write their college essay or hire expensive SAT tutors to give their offspring a leg up on the competition. They’re the “helicopter parents” — those overindulgent moms and dads who hover over their children to prevent failure. Coined in 1990 by parenting and educa…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

America’s favorite city. One of the top places to see in 2016. A top 10 food city in America. These are the accolades that Travel + Leisure, CNN and National Geographic, respectively, have showered upon Buffalo recently — and they’re just the beginning. Over the past few years, writers from USA Today, The New York Times, popular travel media and newspapers nationwide ha…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Gary and Cynthia Shore purchased their 80-acre property in the Boston Hills more than 20 years ago with intention of building a home to move into. But life and careers intervened, and it simply wasn’t practical for their family to leave their centrally located Kenmore home. “It’s just such a beautiful piece of wooded property, and we loved it so much that we decided we …