Make It Yourself
Your friends will be especially
nice to you for a whole year in anticipation of receiving homemade gifts as fabulous as these.
By Maria Scrivani and Melissa Sandor
Who Needs You This Year
We didn’t have far to look to find
just a few of the Western New
York organizations that could use volunteer help at this season and
the rest of the year.

By Bruce Eaton, Donna Evans,
Glenn Gramigna, and Maria Scrivani.

Artful Alternatives
During the holidays, Western New York galleries and artisans go all out to offer unique options for any taste and at any price.
By Reine Hauser
Bizarro Gift-Giving
Who gives a Hungry Man TV Dinner? Who gives an iguana? A two dollar muumuu? These people.
By Julianna Jacoby-Patronski
Essay: A Gift of Solace
A Spree writer remembers one of the most thoughtful holiday gifts she ever received.

By Gwen Ito

The world of Leo Lionni;
a dysfunctional holiday party; Maria
Love Ball, Christmas walks, and more

By Kathryn Caruana, Ron Ehmke,
Cynthia Hammond, Anna Hausmann,
and Melissa Sandor.

Music: Seasonal offerings
By Anna Hausmann
Theater/Dance: family-friendly
By Elizabeth Licata
Art: A dental display
By Bruce Adams
Arts profile: Portrait of a giver
By Elizabeth Licata

Style: Great indoors
Story by Barry Muskat; photos by Jim Bush
Style: Winter gardening, part I
By Dave Davis
Travel: Shopping on the MTA
Story and photos by Nancy J. Parisi
Health: Food safety
By Kathryn Radeff

Foodies: Twelve, no eleven,
cookiesof Christmas
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey
Wine: Let it pop
By Mark Criden