THE GARDEN ISSUE
Green Thumbs
Seven Western New Yorkers
who have a special knack for transforming their natural landscapes.

By Donna Evans, Reine Hauser,
Gwen Ito,Katie Schlientz, and
Maria Scrivani
April Gardening Checklist
What you need to do now to
get your garden off and running.
By Dave Davis
High Impact/Low Cost
Eleven items that will add a
fresh look to your outdoor spaces.
By Katie Schlientz
Something there is that
doesn’t love a wall

In the midst of a national tragedy
and in spite of dubious neighbors,
a couple finds welcome
distraction in transforming
a neglected space.

By Catherine Young
Turn, Turn, Turn
Composting your way to spiritual
enlightenment.
By Ron Ehmke
Ten Common Garden Problems
WNY gardening experts provide
advice on some typical obstacles
to garden success.
By Christina Abt

OTHER FEATURES
Master and Commander of the
Pacific Tidepool

A Buffalo fan of marine biologist/Steinbeck buddy Ed Ricketts describes a recent visit to his Monterey stomping grounds.
By Jennifer Wettlaufer

INFO @ SPREE/CALENDAR
Pajama Man, Brown sisters, New York
State of wine, gardening fast forward,
jazzman Jim Hall, and more
By Mark Criden, Bob Davis, Ron Ehmke,
Elizabeth Licata, and Katie Schlientz


ARTS
Theater: Spring preview
By Darwin McPherson
Theater profile: Michael Karr
By Anthony Chase
Music: April road trips
By Christopher Schobert
Music column: Cover me
By Bruce Eaton
Art previews: CEPA auction, Rodin
By Elizabeth Licata
Art profile: Ellen Steinfeld
By Nicole Peradotto

LIVING
Health: Spree fitness watch
By Bruce Adams, Anna Hausmann,
Elizabeth Licata, Philip Nyhuis,
Maria Scrivani, Margaret M. Toohey
Relationships:
Teach your children well

By Dolah Saleh

FOOD
Restaurant reviews:
High art of takeout, part II
By Reine Hauser
Wine: A chemical-free terroir?
By Mark Criden
Kitchen stories: Raw food
By Joe George
Foodies: More than just
bread with a hole in it
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey

Plus the new Coda, icewine, tea, Elizabeth David, and more.