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The December issue of Buffalo Spree is all about food, from the latest in kitchen gadgets to the best ethnic cuisine in Buffalo. 

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From time to time, Buffalo Spree checks in on Western New York women to find out what they’re up to and who’s flying under the radar.  The November issue introduces us to a number of women who are making a difference.

The Ellicottville Fall Festival begins this Friday.  Kids always enjoy the fun at Pumpkinville in Great Valley or the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.  And there are any number of Octoberfest celebrations.  It's all part of fall in Western New York.

More and more people are biking for transportation, exercise or just plain fun -- so much so, that Buffalo Spree devoted part of its August issue to the topic.  On this week's Press Pass, the magazine's editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott to talk about "Western New York on Two Wheels."

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Who is the best Buffalo City Council member?  And where is the best place to hear comedy?  The answers are coming up on this week's Press Pass as Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata joins our Mark Scott to talk about the Best of Western New York.

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It's festival season in Buffalo.  The biggest of them all, the Allentown Art Festival, wrapped up Sunday.  In this week's Press Pass, Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata talks with WBFO's Mark Scott about how much Buffalonians love their festivals.

After a long, harsh winter, many Western New Yorkers have spent some of the warmer days this month prepping their gardens for the summer growing season.  In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks with Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata about some of the issues gardeners face.

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There are any number of organizations that help make Buffalo a better community. In the April issue of Buffalo Spree, editor Elizabeth Licata and her team of writers introduce us to groups formed in the past six years that are having an impact. 

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WBFO's Mark Scott and Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata are drinking again on this week's Press Pass.  But this time, it doesn't involve alcohol but coffee.

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There are a handful of entrepreneurs  in Buffalo who specialize in unique items -- ranging from hats and suits to even perfumes -- made to the exact specifications of the consumer placing the order.  In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks with Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata talks about this small subset of the city's economy.

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Travel down some of Buffalo's streets these day and you're likely to find brightly colored murals on building facades. It's all part of what Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says is "the year of the mural."  She joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to talk about public art.

The October issue of Buffalo Spree features a look at Western New York writers. The magazine's editor, Elizabeth Licata, says the Internet has opened up new opportunities for writers. She joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass.

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The restaurant scene in the Buffalo area is especially vibrant.  But if you're a vegan or vegetarian, the options are quite limited. WBFO's Mark Scott has more in this week's Press Pass with two editors from Buffalo Spree.

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June is the month when Gay Pride is celebrated across Western New York and the nation. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks with Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata about Buffalo's gay community.

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Buffalo's waterfront is filled with grain silos.  Some see them as eyesores.  But one visionary silo owner sees potential.  Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata talks about Silo City and other preservation issues in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott.

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This month's issue of Buffalo Spree profiles Western New York "game changers" -- 24 local movers and shakers who are shaping the "new" Buffalo.  One of them is Dana Saylor-Furman, an historical researcher who is involved in building preservation. 

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An historic building at Main and Allen Streets in Buffalo was months, if not weeks,  away from collapsing.  But as we hear in this week's Press Pass, it's now on a path to being saved.

The building at 918 and 920 Main Street was constructed in 1891 to house a company known as the Bosche Carriage Repository.  Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata wrote about the landmark in her monthly Preservation Ready column in the September issue.  She says it was designed by architect Cyrus Porter who is known for several famous buildings locally, including the Cyclorama.

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