SPAS, TRAVEL,
& ROMANCE


SPA UPDATE
WNY spa overview
Unique services area spas now offer, including more choices for men and ever more innovative therapies. We drop in on the new, expanded Excuria, head north to White Oaks, and survey a few other local options.
By Bob Davis, Anna Hausmann
and Ron Ehmke


HERITAGE TRAVEL
& OTHER GREAT GETAWAYS
The Ireland less traveled
By Kevin Hosey;
photographs by Val Dunne
Two fabulous Italian destinations
By Ann Blask and Reine Hauser
A surprise visit to Poland
By Darwin McPherson
Tarpon Springs, Florida
By Kathryn Radeff

OTHER FEATURES
Making matches in WNY
In-line, online, and minute-by-minute match-ups.
By Donna Evans
New Year’s resolutions for
everybody else
A few improvements we’d like other people to make.
By Glenn Gramigna, Sheri Rehwoldt, and Maria Scrivani

INFO @ SPREE/CALENDAR
Steakhouse kudos, Fonda
favorites, choral cousins,
musical Burchfields, Satchmo’s
house, Christy Rupp, and more
By Kathryn Caruana, Ron Ehmke,
Elizabeth Licata, and Phil Nyhuis.


WNY POLITICS
Spree’s new political correspondent takes a look at 2003
By The Guy on the 13th Floor

ARTS
Profile: John Fredo
By Bob Davis
Alternatives
By Ron Ehmke
Arts preview: Buffalo the Beautiful
By Elizabeth Licata

LIVING
Style: Great indoors
Story by Barry Muskat; photos by Jim Bush
Style: Winter gardening, part II
By Dave Davis
Style: Think Red
By Debbie Leaper
Mental Health: Start early
By Dolah Saleh

FOOD
Restaurant reviews:
Brownstone; Century
By Reine Hauser
Foodies: A Passage to India
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey
Wine: Burgundy on the lake
By Mark Criden