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By Steve Cichon » Monday, December 22, 2014

You could get plenty of strange gifts in Buffalo 45 years ago. "Buffalo stores offer some unusual last-minute gifts" "One antique store boasts... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, December 22, 2014

The toboggan chute was a longtime Delaware Park tradition for the kids of North Buffalo. For decades, it was set up every winter near the statue... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, December 22, 2014

Two men suspected of vandalizing equipment and breaking glass at Kissing Bridge were tackled on the slopes by a single ski patrolman 45 years ago... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Sunday, December 21, 2014

In today's top local news, found at the bottom of the page: "Terminal board upheld in M'Cutcheon case." "Lackawanna station work can be... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Saturday, December 20, 2014

In the day's top local news, accompanied by a large picture: "Committee again makes urgent appeal for funds to bring happiness to the poor: Only... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Friday, December 19, 2014

Proving that some things were the same then as they now, weather was the big local news 100 years ago today: "Another storm brings heavy fall of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, December 19, 2014

With a few names changed, this same piece might be written today. One name that wouldn’t need changing: John Zach. Thirty-five years ago, he was... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, December 19, 2014

With the 1979 season in the books, the Bills were officially in their 20th season on this date in 1979. News Sports Writer (and, later, Sports... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, December 18, 2014

Of all the beloved people associated with the Sabres through the years, Rick Martin and Seymour H. Knox III rank pretty highly. This photo shows... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, December 18, 2014

In the day's top local news: "Miss Couch on stand again to change story" "Recalled by defense in Kamman trial, she corrects her testimony as to... Read More

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Steve Cichon is a fourth-generation Buffalonian; all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home. The historian and author of three books runs his own business telling the stories of Western New York, is an adjunct communications professor and previously spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and television.

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