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ARLINGTON, Texas – Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 26-15 victory against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday at AT&T Stadium. Hottest topic Statement made. The Bills treated their fans to a glorious Thanksgiving by giving one of their best performances in what is easily their biggest win in 20 years on as large a national stage as they've had in a long time.…

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Here are my five takes for Thursday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. 1. Take advantage of the opportunity to make a mammoth statement. Circumstances don't get much more ideal than this. The Bills aren't merely performing in front of the most captive of all television audiences. They're doing so against as hig…

Festivals

For many in Buffalo, the opportunity to sleep in (or nap after the Turkey Trot) and the promise of a hearty meal Thursday means a chance to let loose Wednesday night. That fact is not lost on bars, restaurants and clubs; Thanksgiving Eve is, as usual, absolutely loaded with parties, live music and general holiday revelry. Expats in town for the week have a lot to con…

Buffalo

Perhaps one thing to give thanks for this week: Some rough weather is on its way but it is expected to show up Wednesday, rather than Thanksgiving Day. The National Weather Service has called for a high wind watch as well as a lakeshore flood watch for Wednesday, when potential winds up to 60 mph are expected and the chance of precipitation is 90%. Both watches were cal…

Gusto

Your beer lineup for this year’s Thanksgiving is perhaps more important than usual since it's also game day for the Buffalo Bills who will square off against the Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. on CBS). If you haven’t already been thinking about what beers to enjoy with your turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, I can be of some assistance. This year, think of Thanksgiving as a m…

Crime

For the second straight year, the New York State Police ticketed thousands of drivers and arrested hundreds for driving while intoxicated as part of a "special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period," officials announced Friday. Troopers issued a total of 15,115 tickets and made 215 DWI arrests statewide from Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Last…

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The world's worst humanitarian crisis may be a great physical distance from Buffalo, but the potential famine on the other side of the globe was on the minds of activists downtown Thanksgiving morning. Standing about 150 yards from the Turkey Trot finish line, about a half-dozen people handed out small bags of rice along with leaflets with information about the situatio…

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Leftovers before the Thanksgiving holiday: Former Buffalo Bills No. 1 draft choice Aaron Maybin was originally reluctant to do the Thanksgiving feature that will air on “The NFL Today” on the noon program Thursday carried on WIVB-TV (Channel 4) before the Chicago-Detroit game. “Aaron had some trepidation about doing it,” explained producer Charlie Bloom in a telephon…

Gusto

Just picture it. You saddle up to the Thanksgiving table decked out with all of the trimmings – mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, rolls, cranberry, bottomless vats of gravy and plump, juicy turkey. But what to drink? Cocktails are better served as aperitifs and digestifs, and wine will only speed up your eventual food coma. Sure, you could drink water, bu…

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For Connie and Jack Thayer, construction paper with the letters P-I-E changed their lives. The Thayers own Portage Pie, a carry-out pie shop in Westfield that cranks out 18 flavors of scrumptious, homemade pies one by one. But a few short years ago, the Thayers found themselves "dirt poor" after Jack lost his job at a woodworking shop in 2003. After a series of odd jobs…

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Now that the candy corn has been gobbled, it’s time to start talking turkey. If the thought of cooking a Thanksgiving dinner strikes fear into your heart more than any Halloween ever could, here are some local barbecue places that can hook you up with a full dinner. Be sure to get your orders in as early as possible, because as you know (or maybe you don’t), a turkey is…

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If you want to register for this year's YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot at the discounted rate of $36, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. Friday. After that, the registration fee increases to $41. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) on Delaware Avenue. Runners may regist…

Health and Fitness

Here's a reminder that this week's sultry weather won't stick around forever: Registration for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Delaware Avenue. Runners may register at ymcabn.org until race capacity is reached.…