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By Samantha Christmann » Friday, September 16, 2016

It was 5:15 a.m. Friday when Karla Aceves and dad Carlos of Williamsville arrived at the Walden Galleria. But even at that early hour, they found a dozen people ahead of them, waiting to get their hands on the iPhone 7, which launches today. They had never waited in line for a phone launch before, but were afraid... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fisher-Price’s Little People are becoming the Susan Lucci of the toy world. For the seventh time, the toy is a finalist to be inducted into the Strong Museum of Play’s National Toy Hall of Fame. Could this be the year it pulls out the big win? Born in East Aurora in 1950, Little People are still a fan... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Friday, August 5, 2016

Why so serious? Buffalo-based New Era Cap Co. released its line of Suicide Squad hats Aug. 5, inspired by the movie that hit theaters the same day. The movie itself was panned by critics but a huge hit with fans, bringing in $133.7 million and hitting number one at the box office. That's a whole lot of heads to sell... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Smithsonian magazine has released the tickets for its Museum Day Live!, during which several Buffalo museums will offer free admission. Local participating museums include: • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst • Albright-Knox Art Gallery • Buffalo Harbor Museum • Burchfield Penney Art... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sure, the new Dick’s Sporting Goods has been open for months, and everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Taste of China, has settled in quite nicely, splitting the former Honey’s space with Subway. But if you haven’t been to Boulevard Mall in a while, there is plenty else you’ve missed. Here are eight... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Sunday, July 10, 2016

This summer is so jam packed with free family fun, I could spend my next five columns just sharing the best events. (Should I? Tweet me.) Here’s a little taste: Canal Fest. The festival runs Sunday through July 24 along Sweeney Street, Niagara Street and the Renaissance Bridge in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Sunday, January 31, 2016

Staffing and recruiting agencies are among the first businesses to witness broad-based job growth, seeing which sectors heat up the fastest and reacting to demand for employees. When it comes to many jobs in the new Buffalo, they are the gatekeepers, providing the first level of employee vetting. For job seekers at... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wondering what’s in store for retail in Western New York in 2016? There are three major trends that picking up steam this year. Millennials are calling the shots. Millennials are not just trendsetters, they’re serious consumers. By 2017, they’re expected to spend $200 billion annually. They’re also projected to... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Sunday, January 31, 2016

Staffing and recruiting agencies are among the first businesses to witness broad-based job growth, seeing which sectors heat up the fastest and reacting to demand for employees.When it comes to many jobs in the new Buffalo, they are the gatekeepers, providing the first level of employee vetting. For job seekers at various... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wondering what’s in store for retail in Western New York in 2016? There are three major trends that picking up steam this year. Millennials are calling the shots. Millennials are not just trendsetters, they’re serious consumers. By 2017, they’re expected to spend $200 billion annually. They’re also projected to... Read More

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