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March 3, 2014

Home sweet home (show)

Local merchants display wares, services at 70th Buffalo Home Show

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The center, an authorized top-tier dealer of Janome sewing machines, will be demonstrating the new Memory Craft 15000 model at the show, he said. The wireless-enabled machine can be connected to an iPad or other computer for delivery of design or remote monitoring.

“So you can actually start sewing, go out by the pool and watch what’s going on on your iPad,” Walters said. “It’s the only sewing machine that does that. it’s pretty remarkable.”

The family-run business has been open in Lockport since 1997, he said. “We have sewing machines from $119 to $4,999. We cover the gamut, but we only sell Janome.”

In additions to the exhibitors, the home show also features guests, seminars and displays. This year’s celebrity guest will be Kevin O’Connor, host of PBS’ “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House,” who will give presentations at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday on storm-proofing homes for Buffalo winters. After each presentation, O’Connor will be signing autographs and giving away a Festool tool kit valued at $400.

Seven designers from the Interior Design Association of Buffalo will be taking part in this year’s White Room Challenge, in which they’re given an empty 12-by-12-foot room to decorate according to specific parameters (which this year include a single Hollywood-themed poster as inspiration). Visitors will be able to watch the transformation of the rooms starting about Tuesday on www.buffalohomeshow.com and walk through (and vote on) the finished rooms at the event.

Other contests and presenters will also be featured, included demonstrations by chefs from Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute at 2 and 5 p.m. March 15 and 16. For schedules and more information, visit www.buffalohomeshow.com.

IF YOU GO

• WHAT: Buffalo Home Show

• WHEN:10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 14 and 15; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 and 16

• WHERE: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo

• TICKETS: Admission at the door is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Discount tickets are available online or at Tops Friendly Markets locations.

• FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.buffalohomeshow.com.

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