Arrested Development:
The Key to Buffalo’s Stagnation

Downtown Buffalo has been going nowhere fast for a long time. But it seems there is a plan and some interesting ideas.
Can we turn it around?
By Anna Geronimo Hausmann.


Searching for the Underground Railroad
A rich but scantily documented epoch in Western New York history—what, where, and how to commemorate it?
By Ted Pelton


WEDDING STYLE
SPECIAL SECTION

I Do...Behind the Scenes
Tips and anecdotes from professionals in the weddingindustry, plus a few exceptional stories fromcouples about how they got together.
By Nancy J. Parisi

Elite Marriage Patterns in the Pan-Am Era
How the Buffalo upper classes did it in 1901.
By Mary Rech Rockwell

Flowers: Still Powerful for Weddings
New and exotic floral trends.
By Susan Johnson

OTHER FEATURES
Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
The joys of winter in Western
New York: penguinpaddling, indoor sports, wine tasting, ice castles, and more.
By Elizabeth Licata and Deanne
Bartha, with assistance from Maggie
Duquin and Laura Momot


Let it Snow
Vibrant winter fashions.
Photographed by Jim Bush.


New York: Everything’s Great
When You’re Downtown

A look at the best of the SoHo
and TriBeCa area with a taste
of the West Village, including shopping, dining, shopping, accommodations, and shopping.
By Larry Levite


Renaissance Family: The Creative Keglers
Bookmaking, magazine layout, font creation, webdesign, sculpture—an artistic family who have madea big impact on the Western New York design world.
By Bob Davis


INFO AT SPREE
A righteous cause; a winter literary
blast; and a letter from Asheville, N.C.

ARTS
Exhibitions:
The Realism of Leon Golub
By Linda Levine
Theater: Bravo for Blossom
By Anthony Chase

FOOD & LIVING
The Great Indoors:
Rushing Waters:
an East Aurora mansion
By Elizabeth Licata
Photographed by Jim Bush
Gardening: Fighting for Survival
By Susan Johnson
Spree Health Makeover:
The Adventure Begins
By Christina Bolich
Technology:
The World of Connections
By Mark Webster
Personal Currency:
Til Debt Do Us Part
By Bruce Eaton
Restaurant Review: Buon Appetito
By Ann Blask
Chef’s Best: Sinatra’s and Chef’s
By Joe George
Cooking 101: The Rustic Loaf
By Joe George
Wine: Jordanos Nuevos:
Wine from Spain
By Bernard Ledermann
The Continuing Adventures
of Three Foodies

By Tracy Marshall, Vicki G. Marshall,
and Margaret Toohey

Cover photograph by Jim Bush.