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Sarah Carson is a spinning instructor and stay-at-home mom; her husband, Matthew, a computer software engineer. The Williamsville couple also run a travel blog, sarahctravels.com, and take at least five or six trips a year. Their sons, Dylan, 4, and Christopher, 2, each have visited more than dozen destinations, and expect a new sibling any day. The family also recently…

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Lucy Alessi reached a life milestone this summer — and she just turned 10 on Wednesday. The Clarence Center Elementary School fifth-grader and swimmer published her first book, a 47-page look into her yearlong effort to improve her times and forge new friendships on a pair of Western New York swim teams. "BRB I Need to go to Swim Practice: A girl's guide to competiti…

High Schools

Nine Canisius student-athletes made their college commitments official Thursday morning during the high school's annual spring signing day. All-Western New York volleyball pick Troy Gooch, the Monsignor Martin Player of the Year, is heading to Division I Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Gooch goes to the Mastodons after compiling 569 kills in his third s…

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The mood on the bus was light for the Lew-Port girls swimming team last Tuesday. Jokes were flying around between the girls about how they don’t think they had ever beaten Niagara Frontier League rival Lockport in a dual meet before. That wasn’t the case, but it had been a while – as in 36 years. First-year varsity coach Ashley Tutwiler, a Niagara Falls High Schoo…