WHILE YOU WERE OUT
Buffalonians are the stars again. A significant dose of homegrown talent is a big part of the reason why The Learning Channel’s reality decorating show While You Were Out has become such a hit.
By Nancy Cardillo


LOVE AND LIFE

Cool Couples
Spree writers talk to nine Western New York couples who are active in the community both separately and as a unit. How do these busy people make it all work?

By Bob Davis, Donna Evans, Glenn Gramigna, Gwen Ito, Julianna Jacoby- Patronski, Elizabeth Licata, and Darwin McPherson
Disastrous First Dates
Stories of first date scenarios that are worthy of Real TV or Ripley’s Believe It or Not. And yet, many of these people are still together!
By Julianna Jacoby-Patronski
The New Cruise
Trips to Alaska and beyond offer plenty of opportunities for exploration and romance. The exciting new world of cruising.
By Elizabeth Licata

VYING FOR THE 21ST
CENTURY FUND
Eighteen organizations are competing for a winner-takes all $100,000 grant from Community Foundation’s 21st Century Fund. Spree looks at the process and the projects. Which ones would have the most impact on our community? How can you become
involved?
By Donna Evans

MORE ON FIXING BUFFALO
Lou Petrucci looks at some sensible solutions to Buffalo’s housing and development woes, while Bruce Eaton takes on the “us vs. them” attitudes that have poisoned the atmosphere between the City and the suburbs.
By Bruce Eaton and Louis Petrucci

INFO @ SPREE/CALENDAR
Desirable doghouses and
a mid-wintercelebration
By Elizabeth Licata and Carin Slicz

ARTS
Local Writers: National Publications
By Rein Hauser
All This Jazz
By Bob Davis
A Classical Couple
By Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman
Arts Preview:
Fifties Fashion at the AGO
By Elizabeth Licata
James Allen at the Castellani
By Elizabeth Licata

LIVING
The Great Indoors:
The Kellogg House

Photos by Jim Bush;
Story by Alexandra Harvey
Health: Tanning
By Katherine Radeff
Surviving Winter Skin
and Hair Damage
By Elizabeth Licata

FOOD
Chef’s Best: Local Favorites
By Ann Blask
Wine: Icewine and Beyond
By Mark Criden
The Continuing Adventures
of the Foodies
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey