Locally owned grocery store, eatery, community store–East Aurora Co-op Market

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What is a co-op market? A co-op is a business that is owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit. People organize cooperatives to achieve together what they can’t do alone, and food co-ops are a great place to shop for fresh, delicious, locally sourced food. But they’re much more than that–co-ops are a democratic approach where everyone […]

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Satiate Your Palate with these Exciting New Restaurants this Memorial Day!

To say that the past month has been challenging is a bit of an understatement. My husband has been overseas for work and in 15 years this is the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other. But with any challenge there is always a silver lining–in my case two! The first was in knowing that we have such a strong […]

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Spring Clean those Allergies!

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It’s been a bumpy road to spring. While I’m thankful for the mild winter, I wouldn’t trade nice spring weather for it.  It’s no fun looking out the window in mid April to see the white fluffy stuff, typically considered winter sledding material, covering what should be a verdant lush landscape. However we have had a peak of spring the […]

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Oh So Good–My Top 5 Restaurants for the Best Fish Frys!

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Who would have thought that the theory of eating fish on Fridays is due to their cold blooded nature. Re-reading that sentence? It’s true! According to Michael Foley, Associate Professor at Baylor University, Christian teaching believed that because Jesus died on a Friday, and his death redeemed a sinful world, people fasted on Fridays to commemorate this sacrifice as early as […]

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It’s National Nutrition Month! Easy Ways to Eat Healthy at the Office

We’ve all been there; it’s 6:00am, coffee’s barely brewing, dog(s) are whining to go out, kid(s) need to be dressed for daycare/school, and lunches made for hubby and children. You’ve quickly checked emails, had just enough time for one cup of coffee, showered, and now making a mad dash to get to work before rush hour traffic. You’ve forotten one […]

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Wine and Dine for a great cause!

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The month of March sets the stage for a busy spring/summer season in Buffalo, NY, filled with multiple food events, fairs, tastings, and brewery fests. As Buffalo continues to revitalize, it is emerging as a food mecca for the entire nation. With this in mind, many food events are kicking off this month. One of which is the March Diva’s Wine […]

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Sandwich Love at the Globe Market (GF)

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  In the 1800’s, dirt and brick roads lined Buffalo’s city streets. Women with parasols and Brocade gowns, and men in sack coats and Bowler’s casually walked about unaware of the economic boom about to happen. At this time, the city of Buffalo’s northern boundaries stopped at North Street. What lay beyond was a system of parkways and parks. After […]

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6th Annual Buffalo Soup Fest (GF)

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If you haven’t been then you’re missing out! Buffalo Soup Fest, January 31st, draws more than 300 individuals to the convention center each year to taste some of the best soups around.  As the fuzzy white fake fur has descended on everything and does not seem to be leaving anytime soon, it is the perfect time to venture downtown to […]

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Two Brothers, Two Wives, One Brewery

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Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, sits the small town of Wilson, NY. Settled in 1818, Wilson holds some unique architecture, including the Morse Cobblestone Farmhouse. A beautiful L-Shaped home built in 1845, it mimicks Neoclassical architecture which had been popular throughout the United States during the Civil War, and is now part of the National Registry of […]

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