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  • 140211 Great Foodini 3.jpg Taking this show on the road

    After years at some of the more prominent restaurants in the area, chef Michael Attardo is now cooking out of a kitchen of a different sort:

    One with wheels.

    March 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • sig - critter companions RGB CRITTER COMPANIONS: Keep warm in March madness

    “As it rains in March so it rains in June,” is a much less popular saying than “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But will either of these hold true? What about “a dry March and a wet May will fill barns and bays with corn and hay?”

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUNLIFEMakerFaireArtist1022314jpg.jpg Make it so

    If you make it ... they will come.

    The first Buffalo Mini Maker Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, celebrating “makers” of all sorts, from knitters to sculptors to engineers, and giving Western New Yorkers an introduction to the “Maker movement” that’s sweeping the globe.

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUNLIFESimplySueBook1022314jpg.jpg Authorhood is her cup of tea

    For about three years in a small spot of Main Street in the City of Tonawanda, a tiny tea shop with the simple name of “Simply Sue’s” brought in customers and friends with its food, activities, music and, of course, tea.

    Now, shop owner Sue Potter has brought stories from the shop’s existence — and tales from her own personal journey — to print with “A Girl Like Me,” published by Balboa Press recently.

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • sig - critter companions RGB CRITTER COMPANIONS: Taking time, earning trust

    For the past few years, I have been cockatiel-less, so when a couple of retired friends told me they were moving through seven states — and they needed to re-home an 18-year-old cockatiel and a pair of 6-year-old lovebirds — I seriously thought about it.

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • sig - critter companions RGB Reading the 'Chook book'

    Once I started reading words like “odour,” “behaviour” and “Animal Welfare Council,” I knew I was abroad.

    The five chickens that I obtained a few months ago are still eggless and I wanted to do a little research. I picked up the book “A Family Guide to Keeping Chickens” by Anne Perdeaux to learn more. The book just came out this month and is available on Kindle or in paperback on for under $15.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUNArtistsBootcamp1jpg.jpg For art(ists') sake

    So you’re an artist.

    You make beautiful or interesting things — whether that involves taking photographs, painting, quilting or designing jewelry. And you want to share those things with other people — and, of course, make some money while doing so.

    What next?

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUNCooper1jpg.jpg Coopering the canal is a part of 'Show and Tell' series

    Tim Roberts of Appleton first became interested in the “lost” art of coopering about 15 years ago when he helped build a cooper shop at the Joseph Smith Farm, an historic site in Palmyra.

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Words of love

    February 10, 2014

  • sig - critter companions RGB CRITTER COMPANIONS: Bird love is even better than puppy love

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

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