Author: Charles Skowronski

Buffalo Rising’s newly launched dining and shopping guide, Local Matters, will be published Wednesday’s in December as a way to introduce and reacquaint readers with special merchants and timely suggestions for those seeking the best local products and experiences. Alleyway Theatre As 2020 draws to a close, Alleyway Theatre offers us a chance to enjoy a theatrical tradition from the comfort of our homes, surrounded by our loved ones. In what has now become an annual tradition, Alleyway Theatre presents Charles Dickens eponymous classic “A Christmas Carol: The Radio Play” special radio adaptation by Neal Radice. Streaming now through December…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest. – Henry David Thoreau It may sound a little cheesy,…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. – Helen Frankenthaler Art is everywhere, whether in museums like…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  It’s the frames which make some things important and some things forgotten. It’s all only frames from which the content rises. – Eve Babitz With the advent of the digital age, more and more of us…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  The smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the world’s greatest inventions. – Hugh Jackman. Without coffee in the morning, it would take my brain much longer to boot up in the morning so that I can…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. — Buddy Valastro Everyone loves cake. Cake marks some of the most important and joyous times…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  Fashion is the part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes. —Diana…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  No doubt that 2020 has been a rough year for us all in some way, but we continue to persevere, finding ways to keep ourselves busy, whether through outdoor activities or indoor activities, like home improvement. According…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight. —M.F.K. Fisher. Nestled away in Springville, is a small community-owned cafe and bakery with offerings…

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The 2020 Giving Guide is a unique blend of independently owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries, such as retail, food, dining, arts, non-profit, and more, all designed to encourage WNY residents to #shoplocal. Sponsored by Visit Buffalo Niagara and Erie County, the 2020 guide includes 25 locally-owned and operated businesses throughout the region. Click here to view the 2020 Giving Guide.  “Winter is coming” – a tag line made famous by a certain show meant to be an ominous warning has quite the opposite meaning here in Western New York. We are fortunate to have so many winter…

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