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By Steve Cichon » 6:00 AM

Halloween 1959: Kresge’s selection of costumes. Halloween 1974: Woolworth costumes. Halloween 1974: "Halloween prices soar." Tops... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 30, 2014

After starting as a neighborhood fruit market in Rochester in 1916, Wegmans opened its first Buffalo-area store the same month the Blizzard hit: The... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, October 30, 2014

In the day's top local news: "Calder speaks at Wadsworth rally tonight" "William H. Daniels will preside at last big Republican meeting in... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Thursday, October 30, 2014

One hundred years ago, The Buffalo Sunday Morning News was ready to help out mothers on a budget who were looking to costume their children for... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 30, 2014

Perhaps one of Western New York’s best-known ghost stories comes from the banks of the Niagara River at the Grand Island Holiday Inn. "Ghostly... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, October 30, 2014

Most Buffalonians have stories of meeting Buffalonians in far-flung places, and the warm exchanges and bizarre connections shared in... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Common Council President Darius Pridgen is celebrating 20 years as the permanent pastor at True Bethel Baptist Church on Buffalo’s East... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Accompanied by a photo, a story about a fire in North Tonawanda made the front page of the day's paper. "Third fire in lumber yards... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It’s not as easy for Western New Yorkers to do their discount shopping in locally owned stores as it was 20 years ago. Vix was nominally a... 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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