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Earlier this summer, Buffalo became the new home of the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of pink lawn flamingos. To continue the summer’s record-setting success, on Saturday morning Western New York will be home to another new world record.

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Recording inside Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac’s Franklin Street studio would excite a lot of people, but especially a young child recording music there for the first time.


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Tiny, colorful cottages—each a different, vibrant shade—provoke a lot of questions and whispers from Canalside.


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In 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was struck and killed by a drunk driver while riding her longboard home from work in Getzville. In the years since, her mother has been working to open a public skate park in her memory.

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Whatever you can think of, there’s probably an app for it. In Buffalo, that now includes a new way for citizens to help law enforcers solve crimes.

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Buffalo boasts 106 public statues and only two are women. Two trailblazing women will soon become numbers three and four.

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Tucked away behind the Buffalo Museum of Science on Buffalo’s East Side is a quaint cottage garden in need of attention. State Senator Tim Kennedy, whose district contains about half of Buffalo's Olmsted parks, has secured $110,000 in state funding for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to repair the garden landscape.

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What do "Jane Eyre," "Harry Potter" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common?

They're all part of the Great American Read -- a list of 100 novels, from classics to more contemporary works. And this summer, PBS and WNED-TV are asking people to vote for their favorites.

But it's impossible to get all of the greatest literary works on a list of a mere 100.

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"Positive vibes" and “enthusiasm” were not words fans associated with the last-place Buffalo Sabres last season. But for the hundreds who attended the team's summer development camp at HarborCenter this week, the wide belief is that better days are ahead.

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Shannon Szabados has quite the resume.

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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns does not think the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) adequately informed the public of documentation requirements for applying for Enhanced Driver License IDs.

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In the fall, you might visit a pumpkin patch to pick out your favorite pumpkin. Thursday in Bidwell Park, you can scour the lawn and pick out your favorite flamingo.

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For many, Canalside and beer go together like chicken wings and blue cheese.

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State Senator Catharine Young is hoping this is the year the School Bus Camera Safety Act finally passes in Albany.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across Western New York will flock to downtown Buffalo for the 61st Allentown Art Festival this weekend. Art lovers and people-watchers will find streets filled with arts, music, and energy.