Women of Merit
Western New York is filled with women who are making a difference—in our businesses, our cultural institutions, our schools, our health care system, our social agencies, our government, our media. Spree talked to eleven of those women.

By Donna Evans, Glenn Gramigna, Cheryl Gobbetti-Hoffman, Julianna Jacoby-Patronski, Elizabeth Licata, Darwin McPherson, Philip Nyhuis, Barry Muskat, Louis Petrucci, Heather Violanti
Women in Black
Taking their cue from an international peace movement, a group of area women make a silent statement.

By Ron Ehmke
Dr. Lydia Wright
The story of how this highly respected pediatrician became a major player in the early desegregation battles of the sixties.
By Nancy J. Parisi
Sisterhood is Powerful
Women groups aren’t just social clubs anymore. These women get things done.
By Anna Geronimo Hausmann

Summer, the Festive Season
On land, in the air, or floating on the water; with music, food, art, rides, contests, and demonstrations. As many of Western New York’s summer festivals as we had space
to print.
By Donna Evans and Matthew Tremblay
Delightful Day Trips
Take to the road to enjoy some of the best trips (under three hours) WNY has to offer.
By Kathryn Radeff and Philip Nyhuis
Take a Class
Come home with more than a sunburn. From jewelry-making to windsurfing to gourmet cooking—some great summer enrichment opportunities.
By Julianna Jacoby-Patronski

A Glorious Garden Walk;
Women on Wheels; Dining á la Art

By Elizabeth Licata

Lalli’s Buffalo
By Peter Jehrio and John Henry Conlin
The Shaw’s Next Candida
By Anthony Chase
Jeffrey Denman’s Year with the Producers
By Gerald Bartell
Art Preview:
Augustus Jackson Thibaudeau

By Elizabeth Licata

The Great Indoors:
Watching the River Flow

Photos by Jim Bush; Story by Elizabeth Licata
All-American Antiques
By Allison Collins
Gardening: The Name of the Rose
By Susan and Wayne Johnson
Relationships: Alone Again, Naturally
By Dolah Saleh
Personal Currency:
A Rude Awakening

By Bruce Eaton

Chef’s Best: On the Patio
By Ann Blask
Cooking 101: If You Can’t
Stand the Heat

By Joe George
Wine: Take it Outside
By Bernard Ledermann
The Continuing Adventures
of the Foodies

By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey