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FEARLESS | Fierce Qween City Showcases the Fabulous Women of Buffalo

FEARLESS | Fierce Qween City Showcases the Fabulous Women of Buffalo

Spend any amount of time in Buffalo and you’ll find a community of people who are passionate about this city with many nicknames: “City of Good Neighbors,” “Nickel City,” and “Queen City,” among them. Kristy Mangel -- writer, editor, and founder of the digital magazine Qween City, which showcases the accomplishes of local women entrepreneurs -- is one of those people. Here is the Qween City story.

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SPIRITED | Stepping into the Spirit World: A Skeptic Visits a Town of Mediums

SPIRITED | Stepping into the Spirit World: A Skeptic Visits a Town of Mediums

Here’s an important distinction to make at the outset: Mediums are not necessarily psychics. This much was made evident when a medium canceled our appointment due to "unforeseen circumstances." I don’t consider myself superstitious. I sporadically read my horoscope, in jest and at the end of the day to test its veracity. And yet somehow I found myself venturing from New York City to the opposite side of the state on a mission to visit a town full of mediums — a town expressly of and for mediums.

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JELL-O, Made in New York: So Odd it's Good

JELL-O is “America’s Most Famous Dessert,” and a small town that sits between Buffalo and Rochester, only five minutes off I-90, is known as the “Hometown of JELL-O.” There, in LeRoy, N.Y., at the JELL-O Galley Museum, Lynne Belluscio, the director of the JELL-O Gallery as well as Executive Director of the LeRoy Historical Society, shared her knowledge about the gelatin dessert and its history. “Everyone seems to have a JELL-O story,” Ms. Belluscio said, “If you have a box of JELL-O,

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Digging Up New York's History: Fossils in Western NY

If you’re interested in digging into — quite literally — New York State’s history, there’s no better place to explore than Western New York’s Penn Dixie. Owned and operated by the Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc., and located in Blasdell (5 miles from the center of Hamburg, and 10 miles south of Buffalo), the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center is an internationally-known, hands-on fossil excavation site where the public can explore petrified remains of animals

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