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  • SUN LIFE summer camps 1 060814.jpg Boredom busters

    Summer vacation is on the horizon for Western New York schoolchildren, more than two months filled with promise and freedom —but all too soon, all that promise could turn to protests of boredom.

    June 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looking for artistic inspiration

    Learning to paint pictures is even more fun than it used to be in the Niagara Region.

    Case in point: There is an open bar during painting classes at the new 24 Below Art Gallery and Cafe in Niagara Falls.

    June 9, 2014

  • SUN LIFE winetruck 1 060814.jpg Ice cream for adults only

    Peter Causyn was at a food truck “rodeo” in Buffalo when the idea hit him.

    June 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: So many reasons to feel so very proud

    I now know more about the Queen Alexandra’s birdwing butterfly than I would have ever thought possible.

    June 9, 2014

  • sig - critter companions RGB CRITTER COMPANIONS: Summer reads -- first batch

    It’s basically summer. What that really means is that I have to wait several months to find out why there was a three-year time jump in Leslie Knope’s life in “Parks and Rec” and how Mitch and Cam are doing in “Modern Family.”  I am also eagerly waiting to find out how Nick Burkhardt is going to deal with another Grimm in his town.

    June 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUN LIFE collide-a-scopeart 1 060114.JPG NT celebrates its roller derby connections

    Since 2007, the Queen City Roller Girls have made North Tonawanda their home — and for five of those years, the Carnegie Art Center has showcased a derby-related exhibit culminating with “QCRG Day” and festivities leading up to the league’s championship bout.

    Now, changes are coming — but not before one last hurrah in NT.

    June 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • SUN LIFE Antibiotic Free 2 060114.jpg A healthier option

    KENMORE — It’s not instantly obvious in appearance, texture or taste, but there’s something just a little bit different about the chicken breasts being served these days at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • SUN LIFE never stop learning art 1 052514.JPG NEVER STOP LEARNING: Lessons in glass at Gleam & Glimmer

    When I was a kid, writing was generally the extent of my creative talent, though I had always wished it wasn’t. And I’d be rich if I had a quarter for every time someone told me they wished they were more artistic. So it appears I’m not alone.

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • HELPING HANDS: ElderWood seeks volunteers for activities

    There are endless ways to give back to the community, but sometimes it’s easy to forget some of the people who need the most help are the ones who have already spent most of their lives building the community into what it is today.

    June 2, 2014

  • sig - crib notes RGB CRIB NOTES: A complicated relationship with bedtimes

    June 2, 2014 1 Photo