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Press Pass: Exploring Hotel Henry

May 16, 2017
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The Hotel Henry in the H.H. Richardson complex has been open for a few weeks now. Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata toured the hotel last week and posted some of the photos she took on her Facebook page. On this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Elizabeth says the restored landmark is magnificent.


WNY media icon Larry Levite dies at 77

Apr 27, 2017
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He is well known for his long history in Western New York media. Larry Levite, publisher and CEO of Buffalo Spree Publishing, passed away Wednesday after a short illness. He was 77.

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The Easter season is a special time, especially for those who are part of Buffalo's Polish-American community. The April issue of Buffalo Spree explores their culture and traditions.


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The real estate market in the Buffalo Niagara region is red hot. The March issue of Buffalo Spree explores both residential and commercial real estate in Western New York. Editor Elizabeth Licata says the region experienced little impact from the bursting of the housing bubble in 2008. She tells WBFO's Mark Scott in this week's Press Pass it was that stability which is contributing to the hot market now.


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The February issue of Buffalo Spree is all about being a vegetarian in Western New York -- from where to find the freshest vegetables to creative vegetarian menu choices at restaurants.

Still, Buffalo is a meat-eating city that celebrates wings and beef on weck. So, in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata said it can be difficult to be a vegetarian here.

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The January issue of Buffalo Spree introduces us to some local people who work behind the scenes to make our community better. Plus, there's an article about a Picasso exhibit. And the magazine is beginning its golden anniversary celebration. Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott for this week's Press Pass. She says her writers enjoy introducing readers to people who are making a difference.

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Two ubiquitous seasonings, salt and pepper, have influenced the course of history and humankind. Buffalo Spree senior editor Wendy Guild Swearingen recently sat down with writer and food aficionado Christa Glennie Seychew to talk about her article in the December issue of Spree, which examines the histories of salt and pepper and how the condiments are being used today.


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As 2016 draws to a close, Buffalo Spree is highlighting the contributions of people who are making a difference in our community. The December issue features the People of the Year.


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The Buffalo area is filled with Italian restaurants. Some are iconic, like Chef's downtown or the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The November issue of Buffalo Spree celebrates Italian cuisine and what is commonly known as Red Sauce. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata expects this will spark some debate because most readers have their personal favorites.


Fermentation trend taking root in Buffalo

Sep 29, 2016
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We’ve heard a lot recently about the health benefits of fermented foods. Nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, and full of probiotics, they are said to improve everything from digestion to depression. Fermentation is also what puts the fizz in your beer and the sour in your pickle. Buffalo Spree senior editor Wendy Guild Swearingen, a WBFO contributor, talked to a couple of Buffalo businesses that use fermentation to create their products, with delicious results.


Press Pass: Hiking and Biking in WNY

Sep 13, 2016
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September is a month when many of us head back indoors to enjoy the theater or a museum. But there's still time for some outdoor activities. After the oppressive heat of this summer, more moderate temperatures in the coming days will make hiking and biking more comfortable. The September issue of Buffalo Spree explores some of the more scenic trails in the region. In this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata says she's always enjoyed hiking.

The June issue of Buffalo Spree features the magazine's 11th annual Best of Western New York list. As usual, the list celebrates the best of dining, theater, music, politics, media and more.


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Buffalo has an incredibly rich music scene. Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to talk about the May music issue.


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Who doesn't enjoy a juicy burger! The April issue of Buffalo Spree is all about the beloved hamburger. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Editor Elizabeth Licata about where to find a great burger.

 

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Taverns have long been important in Buffalo as places to socialize, eat, drink and do business. The February issue of Buffalo Spree celebrates the region's bar scene.

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Buffalo's population is changing as the city welcomes more immigrants and refugees as new residents. The West Side in particular is benefiting from this diversity. The hardships some of these immigrants endured are shared in the January issue of Buffalo Spree. Editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott to talk about that in this week's Press Pass.


Poinsettias a perfect plant for the holidays

Dec 16, 2015
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When you think of holiday plants this time of year, a few things probably come to mind: holly, mistletoe and poinsettias. Buffalo Spree editor-in-chief Elizabeth Licata, a WBFO contributor, visited Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses in Williamsville to learn more about the decorative plant, a favorite of many during the Christmas season.

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There has been incredible development in Buffalo over the past 15 years. Canalside, HarborCenter, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Larkinville weren't even envisioned at the turn of this century. WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk more about how the city has changed.

 


Yes, soup for you!

Nov 16, 2015
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As the November issue of Buffalo Spree magazine proclaims, it’s soup season in Western New York. Spree associate editor and WBFO contributor Wendy Guild Swearingen visited one local restaurant, Buffalo Proper, to find out what’s hot in the soup world.


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Irish immigrants have played an important role in Buffalo's history since its earliest days. They were hard laborers, scooping grain on Buffalo's waterfront. Others became policemen and civic leaders. The October issue of Buffalo Spree explores Western New York's Irish heritage. In this week's Press Pass conversation with WBFO's Mark Scott, editor Elizabeth Licata says it's a heritage many celebrate.


Craft beers are widely available in Western New York. Several new micro-breweries have opened in recent years, thanks to a change in state law. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks about the local craft beer movement with Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata.

 

Bustling farmers markets attracting droves of locavores

Sep 2, 2015
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Summer may be winding down, but Western New York farmers markets are still in full swing. WBFO contributor Christa Glennie Seychew, a writer for Buffalo Spree magazine, visited some local markets to find out why they've become so popular in recent years.


There are just a few weeks left in summer 2015. While many people enjoy traveling to out-of-town destinations for their vacations, there’s plenty to do in Western New York for those of you who want to stay close to home. WBFO's Mark Scott is joined by Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk about "staycations." 

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Preservation once again takes center stage on this week's Press Pass with Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata. The old Central Terminal awaits a savior who has the wherewithal to invest the tens of millions of dollars needed to restore the landmark. 

Pork from Lockport pig farm in high demand

Jun 24, 2015

A Lockport farmer has made a name for himself due to the high-quality pork his pigs produce.  WBFO contributor and Buffalo Spree food editor Christa Glennie Seychew visited the Niagara County farm to find out more.

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Public art is once again a hot topic in Buffalo. Such art has always been around. The replica of the Statue of David has been gracing Delaware Park near the Buffalo History Museum for decades. But last year's arrival of "Shark Girl" at Canalside has attracted plenty of attention.

Hostas abound at Southtowns garden

May 27, 2015
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Gardening season is in full swing in Western New York. WBFO contributor Elizabeth Licata, the editor-in-chief of Buffalo Spree magazine, recently visited the property of a Boston Hills couple who specialize in growing one plant in particular, the hosta.

Press Pass: Film in WNY

Mar 31, 2015
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"The Natural," "Buffalo '66" and "Hide in Plain Sight" are just three of the movies filmed in Buffalo over the past 35 years.  The April issue of Buffalo Spree explores film in Western New York.

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"Buffalo's Best Wing" is unveiled in the February issue of Buffalo Spree. The magazine assigned its food writers to judge chicken wings at 30 restaurants in the Buffalo-Niagara region. WBFO's Mark Scott sat down with editor Elizabeth Licata in this week's Press Pass to talk about the results.

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It's that time of year when people resolve to become healthier.  The January issue of Buffalo Spree has 31 health tips and strategies that are good for you.

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