Holiday Fête Feats
How to make your party stand out in the holiday crowd. Twelve Western New York party mavens share their tips and anecdotes.
By Nancy J. Parisi

Esprit de Season
Ten pages of the best in festive looks from some of WNY’s top retailers.
Photographed by Jim Bush.

Winter Getaways
Plan a special trip: some sparkling
winter destinations.
By Darwin McPherson, Derek Smith, Susan and Wayne Johnson,
and Deanne Bartha

Holiday Festivals
From lights at Sonnenberg Gardens and Niagara to a Dickens Holiday, some not-tobe-missed celebrations.
By Constance Sommer, Elizabeth Licata, and Deanne Bartha

Jazz is Spoken Here
The Colored Musician’s Club of Buffalo is a haven for serious jazz lovers, a routine stop for out-of-town jazz celebrities, and a training
ground for young players who want to follow in the path of the greats.
By Bob Davis

In Order to Form a More
Perfect Union

When Frank Ervolino was finally deposed as President of the former AFL-CIO Hospital and Nursing Home Council, he left a huge mess
behind him. The story of how this erstwhile patronage playground has become a real union.
By Anna Geronimo Hausmann

First Night and Downtown Countdown: who, what, when, where; A newly face-lifted palace of glass in Corning.

Artist Profile: Gail McCarthy:
Impressionist in Clay
By Linda Levine
Theater: Making Magic in Lancaster
By Glen Gramigna
Architecture: In Wright’s Shadow—
The Legacy of Jaroslav Polivka

By Barry Muskat
Dance Preview: Nutcracker Forever
By Amy Rumizen Cohen

The Great Indoors:
Rushing Waters:
A country house in thesuburbs
& garden rooms for little girls
By Elizabeth Licata
Photographed by Jim Bush
Spree Health Makeover: Phase One
By Christina Bolich
Personal Currency:
Handling the holidays
By Bruce Eaton
Technology: The Eternal Search
By Mark Webster
Etiquette: The Dinner Party Revisited
By John Bourdage
Chef’s Best: Desserts from
Butterwoods and Rue Franklin
Restaurant Review: Cozy Cold
Weather Retreats
By Ann Blask
Cooking 101: Holiday Cooking
Minus the Mystique
By Joe George
Wine: Keeping Spirited Holidays
By Bernard Ledermann

Cover photograph by Jim Bush.