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I can tell you exactly where I was standing when I saw the email. I was on Scott Street, just a few steps from the stairs near the main entrance of The Buffalo News. It was a total surprise that froze me on the sidewalk on a quiet May afternoon, a moment that still resonates almost a year later on Mother's Day, and it was courtesy of Bill Greco, Buffalo's great and insp…

Business

Attorney Carol Heckman once clerked for a federal justice and worked as magistrate judge. These days, when she isn’t practicing government investigations, arbitration and federal Indian law, she helps her life partner run an equestrian business. Brigid Maloney was an assistant county attorney and served as general counsel for UBMD – a large group medical practice – befo…

Cheektowaga

Despite a gray May morning too chilly for his liking, Arthur C. Herdzik treated a walk Friday through St. Stanislaus cemetery as a kind of stroll through a well-loved neighborhood. Every year, just before Mother's Day, Herdzik and his two grown "boys" – Arthur A., 67, and Alan, 59 – get to work at that Cheektowaga graveyard, mulching, trimming and digging. At 93, mov…

Health and Fitness

Anne Walters quit nursing school the day her first patient handed her a pair of just-used dentures. It was enough to make her realize that the human condition presents itself in all of its forms when people are vulnerable and feel lousy. She wasn't up for that – yet still told her youngest daughter to pursue a nursing career. "My mom wanted me to be a nurse so I w…

Columns

This column originally ran only digitally, just before Mother's Day. It was revised as a tribute for the print version of The Buffalo News, following the death of Mario Pirastru. Thirty years ago this spring, my mother died of lung cancer. She was only 65. It was a fast and difficult descent. I was a young reporter at the time for the Niagara Gazette. After the funeral,…

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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 …