THE ELIGIBLES
We were wondering about Western New York’s singles scene. Who’s out there? What do they do? What are they looking for in a possible mate? We sent our intrepid team of writers into the field; they came back with twenty-seven of the area’s most interesting and eligible men and women. (Turns out some of them even work for Spree.)
By Jana Eisenberg, Donna Evans-Deyermond, Cynnie Gaasch, Reine Hauser, Gwen Ito, Jessica Keltz, Jeffrey Levine, Elizabeth Licata, Lauren Rozanski, Christopher Schobert, and Jennifer Wutz-Lopes

Larry Silver
by Catherine Berlin
Addison Henderson
by Lisa Kane
Lori Johnson
by Ron Ehmke
Claudia Moguel
by Maria Scrivani

BNMC
Anyone who thinks Buffalo’s economy will never revive should know what the initials above mean: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. There is always something exciting happening here, whether it’s the science, the architecture, or even a new program to get Western New Yorkers walking.

Reversing the trend of
“big plans gone awry”

By Terri Parsell Hilmey
For one research couple,
Buffalo’s benefits are crystal clear

By Donna Evans-Deyermond
Biosphere Buffalo
By Jennifer Wettlaufer


INFO @ SPREE/ CALENDAR
Celebrating winter, Mason Winfield and company, a coup for a Buffalo blacksmith, and more
By Ron Ehmke, Elizabeth
Licata, Trish Pantano, and
Christopher Schobert.


CITY
2006 in review, alternatives to punishment, more on the storm, and celebrating Chestnut Ridge.
WNY politics:
The year in review
By the Guy on the 13th Floor

Restorative justice:
Changing the system
By Christopher Schobert

Dating and blogging
By Jennifer Wutz-Lopes
Some not-so-warm-and-fuzzy storm thoughts
By Bruce Eaton
Sledding down that hill (backwards)
By Christopher Schobert


LIVING
Style
By Catherine Berlin
Gadget Planet
By William C. Altreuter
and Catherine Berlin

Vanity Wars
By “Faith” and “Ambrose”
Destinations:
Niagara-on-the-Lake
By Elizabeth Licata

ARTS
Art preview: Bruce Adams
By Elizabeth Licata
Art preview: Tom Toles
By William C. Altreuter
Book review: Fame Junkies

By Christopher Schobert
Music: CMJ marathon
By Christopher Schobert
Theater: Stages of deja vu
Jane Hammond
By Darwin McPherson
A Question of Definition
By Elizabeth Licata
Plus great bargain jazz
and the Who


FOOD
Our newly expanded coverage
of WNY’s culinary scene
includes reviews of recent
arrivals (Famous Dave’s Barbecue), tips on dining
bargains, and a section
on ingredients, along with
ongoing contributions from longtime columnists the Foodies.
By Joe George, Vicki G. Marshall, and Margaret M. Toohey.
Empire Grill
By Alan Bedenko

The Chocolate Bar

By Catherine Young

Wine Talk

By Mark Criden


ON THE COVER
Joseph Mantione,
Addison Henderson,
and Francesca Maines.
Photo by Jim Bush.
Art direction by Chastity Taber.