ON THE COVER
Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Eddie Friel
at the restored Darwin Martin House
Photo by kc kratt. Cover design by Chastity Taber.



GERM WARFARE
The story of Steve Kurtz almost sounds like the plot of a seventies paranoia thriller—as Spree’s Bruce Adams puts it, “An untimely death ... escalates into a nightmare.” But as the piece shows, “This isn’t a crazy dream.” For Kurtz, this is post-9/11 America, and it’s a scary place.

By Bruce Adams


SELLING BUFFALO
The biggest question facing WNY today is not whether the Bills are ever going to move or when Bass Pro will open, although both of those certainly matter. The real question is: How do we sell Buffalo? In other words, how do we—those of us who live and work here—help the rest of the world understand what we love about the Queen City? To find out, we’re talking to some of the folks who are doing their part to improve the city’s image—people like Ed Healey, Jim and Barbara Bono, and Tom Kucharski. Donna Evans-Deyermond ponders what it takes to generate cultural tourism. And Kelly Hayes McAlonie celebrates Buffalo’s status as an architectural destination.

We built it, but will they come?
By Kelly Hayes McAlonie
Why would anyone move to Buffalo?
Ask the Bonos

By Larry Brooks
WBNE:
economic development SWAT-style

By Allissa Kline
The platform for cultural tourism is here: Time to build some bridges
By Donna Evans-Deyermond
The Healy touch
By Jana Eisenberg

WHAT TO DO THIS SUMMER:
THE SPREE 33

The traditional, the wild, the family-friendly, and the rest. Plus, a look at Aurora, Chautauqua, and film fests.

By Bruce Eaton, Ron Ehmke,
Elizabeth Licata, Christopher Schobert,
and Joe Sweeney



THE 716 / CALENDAR
Q&A: Kelly Hayes McAlonie, AIAWNY
By Barry A. Muskat
Slice of WNY: Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls
By Lisa Kane; photos by kc kratt
The Hot 5: An opinionated to-do list
By Christopher Schobert
Spree Insider: Simply the best (of WNY)
By Mary Georger


DINING
A review of Black & Blue; where to find summer wine; the Foodies continue their wing odyssey; Mike A. takes us on a culinary road trip; grilling veggies; two months of galas; and Spree’s dining guide.
By Mike Andrzejewski, Alan Bedenko,
Joe George, Terri Parsell Hilmey, Vicki G. Marshall,
and Margaret M. Toohey


Take One: Two Creole contenders
By Jessica Keltz; photos by kc kratt
Wine: Summer wine: where to go
By Mark Criden; illustration by Jean-Pierre Thimot

LIVING
Style: Golf attire
By Catherine Berlin
Beauty: Skin counsel
By Catherine Berlin
Gadget Planet: Tool time
By William C. Altreuter and Catherine Berlin
Vanity Wars: Undercover matters
By “Ambrose”


ARTS
Theater:
Five come alive at Shaw Fest
By Heather Violanti
Theater: Bringing Shakespeare
back to Delaware Park
By Jana Eisenberg
Design: TypeCon is on in Buffalo
By Ron Ehmke
Visual Arts:
Peter Vogt commits to BPAC
By Jana Eisenberg
Visual Arts: Michael Veit immortalizes Unity Park
By Christopher Schobert
Plus: Dean Brownrout looks at the legacies of Alexander O. Levy and Virginia Cuthbert

IN EVERY ISSUE
Editor’s letter, deadlines
Dining guide
Shopping Spree
Cultural listings
Marketplace
Index of advertisers
Who was there
Bflo Days:
Picnic passages
By Donna Hoke Kahwaty