Our Authors

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Our authors are the hard working contributors that make Buffalo Rising possible…

Our Team

  • Amelia began her initial professional career in LA, when she opened up a successful clothing boutique. But she found her true calling with cooking when she returned back to her chosen hometown of Buffalo (she's originally from NYC). Amelia has cooked at some of the top restaurants in Buffalo, and continues to exercise her culinary know-how by writing for Buffalo Rising - the magazine that prompted her to move back home.

    Latest Article: A Vegan/Vegetarian Outing @ Santasiero’s

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  • Austin Rexinger was born in Amherst, NY and is a graduate of Canisius College. Austin is completely obsessed with cars, especially the tremendous innovation in today’s automotive market. Austin has driven everything from electric cars to six-figure exotics. Upon learning to drive a manual transmission in a 2012 Mini Cooper S, any doubt that Austin may have had regarding his passion for automobiles completely disappeared. He was absolutely hooked. If it has four wheels, a seat, and a steering wheel, you can count on Austin being interested. When Austin isn't writing about the auto industry you can find him racing go-karts, competing in time attack events, or autocrossing his Ford Focus ST.

    Latest Article: What Buffalo, NY Can Learn from Burlington, VT

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  • In this series, Tom Akers, owner of renew bath + body, and his team of skin enthusiasts will discuss topics that relate to health, science, beauty, fashion, trends, and how we can all live our best life. renew's team is passionate about restoring and preserving the skin's natural beauty. By marrying nature and science, renew ’s enthusiastic team works to educate men, women, and children on the importance of effective clean skin care, and by providing products that are sulfate, paraben, and animal by-product free.

    Latest Article: It takes a strong man to know the importance of skincare

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  • Bill runs Seven Seas Sailing school, and is a staunch waterfront activist. He is also heavily involved with preserving, maintaining, and promoting the South Buffalo Lighthouse. When Bill first started writing for Buffalo Rising, he wrote an article a day for 365 days - each article coincided with a significant historic event that happened in Buffalo on that same day.

    Latest Article: Updated: Toward a Global City: Buffalo County, New York?

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  • Presented by Alliance Advisory Group, BN360 is the region’s premier young professionals program. Through a variety of programs and events, BN360 focuses on the tenets of: connect, develop, and empower—creating an inclusive and collaborative network of resources that can empower talented individuals to achieve their goals for professional growth and success. BN360 is a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

    Latest Article: Ethics and Morals for Young Professionals

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  • Bradley J. Bethel Jr. was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo, and a Master’s in Visual Communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Deeply involved with community development, Bradley has worked in numerous non-profit programs, including Locust Street Arts, Clean Air Coalition, and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. He has also provided visual branding for the Restore Our Community Coalition and Preservation Buffalo Niagara. His freelance graphic design services has won awards and accolades for his clients. Bradley has been writing articles for Buffalo Rising since 2013, using his extensive research on Buffalo’s rich heritage. Visit his website at: http://www.bjbmultimedia.com

    Latest Article: Bringing Back Buffalo | Retail – Part III

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  • We love to hear what the Buffalo community has to say. We offer a space to those who feel that they want to share their stories, without committing to writing ongoing articles. Typically reader submissions are one-offs that contribute to the broader Buffalo conversation.

    Latest Article: Voices Must Coalesce Around Local Transit Needs

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  • Sometimes the authors at Buffalo Rising work on collaborative efforts in order to cover various events and stories. These posts can not be attributed to one single author, as it is a combined effort. Often times a formation of a post gets started by one writer and passed along to one or more writers before completion. At times there are author attributions at the end of one of these posts. Other times, “Buffalo Rising” is simply offered up as the creator of the article. In either case, the writing is original to Buffalo Rising.

    Latest Article: Greening Niagara: Plaza Proposed for Falls Street

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  • Carolyn Batt is a Buffalo marketing director by day and international traveler the rest of the time--although always returning to her home for the past 12 years in Allentown.

    Latest Article: The Largest Art Store in the United States is Now Open in North Buffalo

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  • Born and bred in Buffalo, Catherine Keller published her first poetry chapbook, ‘Sonder’, in June 2018, which is available on Amazon. She has been published in literary magazines including Wilderness House Literary Review, Epigraph Press, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Stray Branch, and Hooligan Magazine, the Buffalo News, and Esperanza Magazine. When she’s not writing, she spends her time chasing sunsets, waterfalls, and free food, which you can view on her Instagram @catiekeller.

    Latest Article: Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY

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  • Cynthia has an Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from the University at Buffalo and a BA in art history from SUNY/Empire State College. After library school, she worked at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library for 13 years, half of were in the Grosvenor Room, the local history & genealogy collection, where she developed research and reference expertise in the people, places, things, and events Buffalo history. She was appointed Director of Library & Archives at The Buffalo History Museum in 2007. On her own time, she is the author of Victorian Buffalo (1999), Quotable Buffalo (2011), and the creator of BuffaloResearch.com, a guide to researching ancestors, buildings, and companies in Buffalo.

    Latest Article: Buffalo Will See It Through

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  • Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator, and writer currently living and working in Buffalo, NY. He has earned degrees from both the University at Buffalo (2015) and the State University of New York at Fredonia (2012).

    Latest Article: X: Indigo Art Gallery Celebrates 10 Years

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  • Danielle Letina is a South Buffalo native, ZUMBA® Instructor and unashamed coffee addict. After running away from home to join the Navy, she fell in love with food and cooking. She returned home more than a decade later and is currently trying to eat her way through her hometown. When she isn't fighting crime and dispensing justice, she can be found at any local coffeehouse or food festival.

    Latest Article: Artist Shelby Law at 125 Art Collective Tattoo Studio

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  • David Corbett has developed a visual outlet for his quick wit and satirical perspective through cartooning. His characters and clever captions remind the reader of incongruity of life situations. Ranging from sweet and silly to snarky, Corbett invites a chuckle or groan as well as befuddlement, challenging the viewer to make a mental leap. A recognized art collector and supporter of regional artists, his cartoons are published in several newspapers and also wherever there are cocktail napkins.

    Latest Article: Outbound: The Carnegie Art Center presents a solo exhibit of artist Malcolm Bonney

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  • Architect ( a real one, not just the armchair type), author of "Buffalo, Architecture in the American Forgotten Land" ( www.blurb.com ), lover of great spaces, hater of sprawl and waste, advocate for a better way of doing things.

    Latest Article: Everywhere You Look

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  • David Theriault is brand new to Buffalo, NY, hailing from New England, where he was born and raised. David has worked in television production since 2016 and puts his Creative Writing degree to work by writing scripts. He is in search of nerd culture communities throughout the WNY area where he can share his love of all things nerdy. You can find him at your local comic book or gaming stores, cosplaying at conventions, or online at his nerd culture blog: https://nonstopnerd748323109.wordpress.com/

    Latest Article: Nerd Scene | American Force Academy – Lightsaber Combat Training School

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  • A goofy kid from Buffalo's lower west side who loved to play the guitar and loved live music. Has moved on to sound engineering, stage lighting, anything live music. Now he's writing about musicians on BR too. Why am I talking in the third person?

    Latest Article: Backstage with Elias – Maya Satterwhite

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  • Evan Thompson moved from Melbourne, Australia to Buffalo, New York when he was 13 years old. After consistently relocating to different countries around the world, his family fell in love with the charm of the City of Buffalo and the people who call it home. After high school, Evan attended Indiana University and studied politics. Upon returning to Buffalo he became an Adult Education Instructor for BOCES before teaching ESL to refugees in the Buffalo Public Schools. Evan then taught and volunteered abroad living in South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. He currently works in adventure tourism and plays music in local bands.

    Latest Article: Building Blocks: Prish Moran & Sweetness 7

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  • Buffalo Rising Co-Founder. Remote Buffalonian. Designer. Geek.

    Latest Article: Request for Local Submissions: Redesigned, Remodeled, Renovated & Re-invented

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  • Musician and music lover in Buffalo, NY. Member of local group, ponder. Check out my site for lots of music related content and contact info! birkbymusic.com

    Latest Article: Native Harrow Release New Single Ahead of Buffalo Appearance

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  • GRANT GOLDEN wears a number of hats. He has been practicing radiology in Buffalo since 1981, for the past 15 years, with Seton Imaging. Dr Laszlo Tabar, internationally famous mammographer, has been his special friend and mentor. Grant began The Old Chestnut Film Society, Buffalo’s only film society, in 1983. Now in its 35th consecutive season, the OCFS does monthly screenings of Hollywood classics in 16mm. He has written the scores (and some of the books) for a number of locally produced musicals, including the old WONDERMAKERS shows, THE OTHER ISLAND, NOBODY’S INN (Alleyway Theatre), IZZY! (Musicalfare), and ME II (Western Door Playhouse). He reviewed local plays on the radio for 20 years--on WBEN and WBFO—before making the switch to BuffaloRising. Grant and his lovely wife Deborah live in Central Park with their dog Ginger, and cats Ella and Felix. They have three adult children, and now, happily, two grandchildren!

    Latest Article: TALLEY’S FOLLY at JRT

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  • It’s not unusual for authors to come and go. Guest authors range from collegiate interns to writers who will be contributing for a short stint of time. Guest authors might also have a series in mind. Authors are encouraged to submit their ideas to BRO (Buffalo Rising Online), upon which time we will work with the writer towards a productive end.

    Latest Article: Dyngus Day 2019: Be A Good Neighbor to Old Polonia

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  • A Buffalo native, Holly spent quite a bit of time traveling the globe, but after living on the West coast for a bit was called back to her roots in Western New York.

    Latest Article: Buffalo String Works

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  • Jessica Marinelli is a WNY native, born and raised in the Lincoln Park area of Tonawanda. She has been involved in local politics from an early age and is currently a Tonawanda Democratic Committee Member. As an avid equestrian and animal-lover, she trained and re-homed over 40 horses. For over a decade, she was an event planner with the law firm, Hodgson Russ LLP, and now owns her own marketing and event management company. She has worked with international and national organizations on large and small scale events. Jessica writes on politics and local events, as well as working with Buffalo Rising as a social reporter.

    Latest Article: Bold Ideas proposed By Senator Kennedy as the New Chair of NYS Senate Transportation Committee

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  • founder of mindfulmarket.com and energytshirt.com. current passions include: mindfulness, energy healing, eastern philosophy, buffalo’s rise and japanese whiskey. born raised school - buffalo. contact jim kupczyk l jim@mindfulmarket.com

    Latest Article: Misuta Chow’s Recreates Yokocho Alley, Complete with 2nd Floor Arcade

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  • John Straubinger has been an occasional Buffalo Rising contributor since 2007. Born and raised in the city, John lived and worked in Boston, MA in the Research field for over 47 years. Since the early 1990's, he started following what was happening in his home town with a developing interest. Liking more and more of what he was seeing in Buffalo for the last ten years, John decided to return to Buffalo permanently in the fall of 2014. John has an interesting facebook page called Buffalo rehab and Reuse, https://www.facebook.com/groups/929189663802358/. He occasionally contributes articles to BRO as Dr. Rehab.

    Latest Article: Buffalo Rehabs of 2018 – Part 2

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  • I (Josh) grew up in Buffalo where I stayed until moving to Chicago for 13 years right after college. It is there that I worked for some of the top sports marketing companies in the country. After meeting my wife (a Chicago native), we decided to move back to Buffalo in 2002 and love every second of it. Last year, I formed Bison Entertainment Group which provides client entertaining and incentives to companies all over the world. Whether it is tickets/suites, private housing at the Masters, Super Bowl, athlete/celebrity appearances, putting together national sales meetings or incentive trips, we cover it all!

    Latest Article: Progress for Josh Allen

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  • Judith Frizlen is the founder of the Rose Garden Early Childhood Center and author of Words for Parents, Words for Teachers and Caregivers and Unpacking Guilt, a Mother's Journey to Freedom. Books and blogposts are on her website at judithfrizlen.com. She is a fan of early childhood, urban architecture and the revitalization of Buffalo.

    Latest Article: Shea’s Seneca Dedication

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  • Katti Theriault, originally from Massachusetts, moved to Buffalo in the summer of 2018 to be a teacher in the Buffalo Public School system through the AmeriCorps program Teach For America. Katti has worked in the field of education since 2013. She has a wide range of experience including working with preschoolers as a JumpStart Corps Member, a preschool teacher at HeadStart, a museum teacher at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, paraprofessional, and most recently as a special education teacher. Katti currently has a Master’s Degree in education and is continuing her education in the field. Acting as an ambassador for equal educational opportunities for all, Katti wants to advocate for the youth of Buffalo by highlighting the educational programs and everything Buffalo has to offer its youth.

    Latest Article: Game Design Coming to a Campus Near You in Fall 2019, Villa Maria College

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  • Mark Lattman, graduated San Francisco State University with a degree in Child Psychology. He runs his family-owned business, a child care company, called The Baby Sitters Guild which is the oldest and largest on-call child service company in Los Angeles. He is an avid sports fan thanks to his father, who ran track for the Bruins in the 50's alongside Olympic great Rafer Johnson. After moving to the Bay Area, He became a fan of most every local team there, as tough a balancing act for any true sports fan as exists. He has won four Fantasy Football titles along with two second place finishes in the nine years he played. West Coast-centric in the teams he supports, he is grateful to have fallen asleep to the calls of four future Hall of Fame Broadcasters as a child: Vin Scully (The Dodgers), Chick Hearn (The Lakers), Dick Enberg (UCLA, The Angels), and Bob Miller (The L.A. Kings), all of whom contributed heavily to both his understanding of, and love for, sports. Mark currently resides in Culver City with Dawn, his partner of 22 years, and his cats. He has often been accused of being a Luddite, as he has never owned a cell phone and never learned to drive.

    Latest Article: Super Bowl LIII Preview

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  • Former sports reporter for the now defunct Courier-Express. Former vice president/general manager of the Buffalo Bisons. Handled the promotions and publicity for Buffalo’s undefeated heavyweight boxer, “Baby Joe” Mesi. Founder and principal of Billoni Associates. Authored and managed the publication of “Robert E. Rich—Memoirs of an Innovator,” the biography of the founder of Rich Products Corp. Mike and is wife Debbie love Western New York and always try to help others and encourage positive thoughts

    Latest Article: 2019 Gowns For Prom

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  • Writing for Buffalo Rising since 2009 covering development news, historic preservation, and Buffalo history. Works professionally in historic preservation.

    Latest Article: Reviving Greatness: Lockport Photography Pop Up Coming March 22

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  • Nick writes funny things sometimes that may get people riled up. People also thought Jonathan Swift really did think children should be eaten. You should know that he does unabashedly and honestly love Buffalo, its sports teams, and its people, and hasn't used the double space after a period for some time now. Nick, that is. He's reasonably certain Swift double-spaced.

    Latest Article: Food for Thought — Why Bills Fans Should Root for the Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday

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  • Norb is a writer from Lockport. His email address is nrug@juno.com. If you have any fun stories or memories to share of Buffalo's "good old days", feel free to send him a note. Norb has now written 500+ articles, over 90 restaurant reviews, and has been published in the Buffalo News, Lockport Union Sun and Journal, Niagara Falls Gazette, the East Niagara Post, The Lockport Star, The North Tonawanda Extra, the Niagara Reporter, and Artvoice. His work has been published on Press Reader, Good Cookery, the National association for Home Care and Hospice, and Konitono. He also has his own blog at whywny.home.blog. Norb's writings deal with Buffalo nostalgia. He wrote a series of articles on early Buffalo television including Rocketship 7, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, and Mr.Rogers. Norb has also written on his childhood in the Bailey Kensington area, The Mohegan Market, and sailing on Lake Erie. He continues to write weekly on the city that he loves.

    Latest Article: Growing up in Buffalo in the 50’s

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  • The North Buffalo Organization Inc. (NBO) envisions a vibrant and safe neighborhood; a thriving business environment; a healthy community; a neighborhood rich in cultural experiences; and an engaged and well-informed constituency. NBO shares this vision with several other North Buffalo groups and works to collaborate with all stakeholders. NBO’s own role in achieving this vision to date includes: establishing the North Buffalo Farmers Market; conducting clean-up events; promoting local businesses and organizations; keeping the community informed; and hosting public meetings for networking and sharing of resources. Plans are also underway for new initiatives related to public art, economic development, and infrastructure. Do you have an idea? Community input is welcome and encouraged! For more information, contact info@northbuffalo.org.

    Latest Article: Building the neighborhood, one cookie at a time

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  • Peter Hall continues trying to figure out how "it" all works. For 20 years, as program host on Classical 94.5 WNED and continuing on-stage with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, he's conducted over 1,000 interviews with artists as he asks them to explain, in layman's terms, "what's the big picture here?" As mentioned recently in Buffalo Spree magazine, Peter's "Buffalo Rising reviews are the no-holds barred 'everyman's' take." And, on “Theater Talk” (heard Friday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. on WBFO 88.7 FM and Saturday afternoons at 5:55 p.m. on Classical 94.5 WNED) his favorite question of co-host Anthony Chase is simply "What's goin' on?" A member of Buffalo's Artie Awards Committee, Peter holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo. For over twenty-five years he has been an adjunct professor for Canisius College’s Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

    Latest Article: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Shea’s Smith on Main Street, last weekend for this award-winning play

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  • Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

    Latest Article: Kaleida Health, M&T team up to build Habitat Home on Buffalo’s East Side

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  • RaChaCha is a Garbage Plate™ kid making his way in a Chicken Wing world. Since 2008, he's put over a hundred articles on here, and he asked us to be sure to thank you for reading. So, thank you for reading. You may also have seen his freelance byline in Artvoice, where he writes under the name his daddy gave him [Ed: Send me a check, and I might reveal what that is]. When he's not writing, RaChaCha is an urban planner, a rehabber of houses, and a community builder. He co-founded the Buffalo Mass Mob, and would love to see you at the next one. He represents Buffalo Young Preservationists on the Trico roundtable. If you try to demolish a historic building, he might have something to say about that. He is a proud AmeriCorps alum. Things you may not know about RaChaCha (unless you read this before): "Ra Cha Cha" is a nickname of his hometown. (Didn't you know that? Do you live under a rock?) He's a political junkie (he once worked for the president of the Monroe County Legislature), but we don't really let him write about politics on here. He helped create a major greenway in the Genesee Valley, and worked on early planning for the Canalway Trail. He hopes you enjoy biking and hiking on those because that's what he put in all that work for. He was a ringleader of the legendary "Chill the Fill" campaign to save Rochester's old downtown subway tunnel. In fact, he comes from a long line of troublemakers. An ancestor fought at Bunker Hill, and a relative led the Bear Flag Revolt in California. We advise you to remember this before messing with him in the comments. He worked on planning the Rochester ARTWalk, and thinks Buffalo should have one of those, too (write your congressman). You can also find RaChaCha (all too often, we frequently nag him) on the Twitters at @HeyRaChaCha. Which is what some people here yell when they see him on the street. You know who you are.

    Latest Article: Big Reveal: Townhouses at Jersey and 14th

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  • A true Buffalonian at heart, Rachael loves all things Buffalo- especially the people and the food. Professionally and personally, she spends her time exploring the region, learning and experiencing the then and now of all Buffalo has to offer!

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  • The Rotary Club of Buffalo is made up of committed neighbors, community and business leaders dedicated to making Western New York a better place to live since 1911. Since 1989 the club has awarded grants of more than $1.9 million to local community organizations. Learn more about the Rotary Club of Buffalo: Join us at one of our Thursday lunch meetings at 12:15 PM at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo for powerful speakers, timely topics, and fellowship. Join leaders. Exchange ideas. Take action.

    Latest Article: Buffalo Rotary and Lorraine Elementary School:  Partners in Learning

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  • Sara is a freelance writer living on Buffalo's West Side. She works full time in human services, part time in freelance, and is currently working towards her endeavor to create a nonprofit focused on telling the stories of the refugee and immigrant communities.

    Latest Article: Papercraft Miracles

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  • I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

    Latest Article: BPO Anticipates Exciting Year of Travel

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  • A proud graduate of Buffalo Public Schools and Saint Bonaventure University, Sarah has been writing and creating in the corporate marketing world for over a decade, all the while maintaining strong connections in the food industry as a server and bartender. She decided to focus her energy in food service and freelance writing, where she enjoys her work most. She enjoys reading recipes, crafting cocktails, learning about the wines of the world and cooking for friends.

    Latest Article: A Run In with Rin Thai Bistro

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  • Tara Mancini's interest span from Microbiology and Chemistry, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement Analysis to New York History, Early Civilizations and Child Development and Education. Part of the Quality Assurance jobs was food taster, both sweet and savory. When I travel I make a point of eating everything. Recent projects include founding the Friends of Schenck Hose in Buffalo, NY - an 1823 pioneer and farm estate - that seeks to restore and put into adaptive reuse the historic buildings to recently being awarded a patent for a new chemical production system. Specialties: Operations, Plant Start up, R & D, Pilot plant testing, operations, quality, Sales and Marketing, Production line or plant start up, streamline production, material waste management, recycling, process improvement, Biodiesel, Renewable Energy, Project Development.

    Latest Article: Buffalo’s Keepers of Beer, Wine, and Spirits

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  • Tom Tarapacki is employed as the Director of Telecommunications, Utilities and Franchises for the City of Buffalo. His book, Chasing the American Dream, was published by Hippocrene Books, and his articles have appeared in a variety of local and national publications. He has written extensively about the history of pro sports in Western New York, particularly the Buffalo Bills, as well as local Polish American history. In addition, his areas of interest include recreation, fitness, and humor.

    Latest Article: Buffalo Was Once Considered “The Wheelman’s Paradise”

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  • 30 Under 30 Award Winner in 2017. Freelance journalist, traveler, dancer, music fanatic, volunteer enthusiast. Loves meeting new people in any and all capacities and helping our beloved city flourish.

    Latest Article: Kevin Connors & eco_logic STUDIO

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  • Steve Warzala, maybe better known as ‘Warzy’ is a TV and Radio Sportscaster. He works nationally and locally in WNY. A massive sports fan and self-proclaimed gastronome / epicurean. He has lived and traveled all around the world. Taking up residences in California, Pennsylvania, Switzerland and of course Buffalo. His love for food stems from his parents growing up. Which really parlayed when he lived in Europe. He is excited to share his experiences with Buffalo Rising. When it comes to life, he’ll try anything 3 times! Beyond BR you can catch him on FB, IG and Snapchat @WarzysWorld.

    Latest Article: Buffalo’s Best Steak?

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  • Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

    Latest Article: Big Deal: Theater Place Sold

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