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By Steve Cichon » Monday, November 24, 2014

Where did your family get the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner four decades ago? While the prices in these ads are amazing, so too are the... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Saturday, November 22, 2014

In local news: "Cornerstone of Horace A. Noble Memorial laid with Masonic ceremonies" "Ritual in charge of Deputy Grand Master Thomas Penney... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, November 21, 2014

It wasn’t quite as sophisticated as today’s snow fighting fleet, but the city garage at Maryland and Efner streets (now the site of the Maryner... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, November 21, 2014

It was 30 years ago this week that Buffalo sculptor Billie Lawless “pulled a giant hoax” on Buffalo. Lawless had signed a contract with the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, November 20, 2014

For 30 years, the white stone edifice at 626 Humboldt Parkway was home to the Temple Beth-David. Perhaps in anticipation of the building of the... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, November 20, 2014

In local news: "Chippawa farmer held on high treason charge" "Joseph Snyder, 60 years old, a farmer of Chippawa, was held on a charge of high... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, November 20, 2014

It would be two years before Dan Neaverth finally left WKBW Radio, but 30 years ago today, the writing was on the wall. Neaverth was upset. The... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, November 20, 2014

Probably neither four-term Buffalo Mayor James D. Griffin nor long-time Common Council Member and President James W. Pitts would like the comparison,... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With the rebirth of the Theater District’s Market Arcade complex at hand, excitement hasn’t been so high since at least 1987, when the Market... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In local news: "Lamb in N. Tonawanda time of fire, they say" "Albert Lamb, 25 years old, who confessed to setting fire to several buildings in... 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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