HOME AND GARDEN
SPECIAL SECTION

Artisans of Western New York
Metal-workers, fountain makers, woodworkers, and muralists—we are blessed with a diverse group of specialty artisans who can make any home a showplace.
By Bob Davis, Deanne Bartha, and Darwin McPherson

Styling Victoria
Decorators explain how to deal with the unique interiors of Western New York’s older homes.
By Carrie Fascia

Gardening Exhibitionists
Every year Buffalo in Bloom and the Garden Walk bring out the competitive gardners in all of us. A behind-the-scenes look at gardening theater
By Susan Johnson

The Decorators’ Show House
A sneak peak at this year’s Junior League and Buffalo News Show House. Before shots and what’s planned for after.
By
Elizabeth Licata

Preserve or Demolish: An Ongoing Dilemma
The City of Buffalo has a demolition fund but not a preservation fund. According to a local businessman, “There is absolutely no plan in our city for preservation.” In a city filled with historic architecture, how could this be?
By Anna Geronimo Hausmann


OTHER FEATURES
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
A profile of all-powerful Buffalo News food critic Janice Okun.
By Paul Chimera


Chocolate!
For some, it’s always the
season for chocolate, but
Easter brings out the chocolate connoisseur in all of us.
By Reine Hauser


Pan-American
Centennial Preview

A taste of what awaits
us all in May.
By Amanda Berger


INFO AT SPREE
Rince Na Tiarna’s high season:
Rockin’ at the Knox;
Arts Council Awards

ARTS
Music: Fanfare for an Uncommon
Man: Michael Tilson Thomas

By Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman
Exhibitions: The Age of Rubens
By Linda Levine
Architecture: The Addition as Foil
By Barry Muscat
Dance: Pick of the Crop’s Cinderella
By Bruce Miller

FOOD & LIVING
An English Garden State of Mind
By Elizabeth Licata
Spree Health Makeover, Phase Two
By Christina Bolich
Health: Your Aching Back
By Kathryn Radeff
Computers for Kids
By Mark Webster
Personal Currency: Avoiding the
Pitfalls of Home Improvement
By Bruce Eaton
Restaurant Review: Pub Fare
By Ann Blask
Chef’s Best: Biac’s and
The Restaurant at the Calumet

By Joe George
Cooking 101:
How to Buy and Cook Fish
By Joe George
Wine: Amateur Winemaking
By Bernard Ledermann
The Continuing Adventures
of Three Foodies

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

Cover photograph by Jim Bush.