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Winterfest on hold for 2013

blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

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Buffalo’s Winterfest—also known as the Powder Keg Festival—won’t be happening this winter, but it will return in 2014, according to organizers.

“Wing…

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5 Buffalo caps for celebrating National Hat Day

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Happy National Hat Day, cap-wearing locals. What an appropriate day to reach for an article of clothing that keeps your gourd warm, considering how much cooler the weather is now compared to a few days ago.…

Arts + Entertainment

Flurrious! organizers wish for winter

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{video_photo_caption}Flurrious! 2013

While many locals loved the brief recess from winter this past weekend, organizers and potential attendees of Flurrious! are hoping for more wintery conditions in the weeks ahead.

The free winter festival, now in its third year, is scheduled for Jan. 26 at…

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Ask Avery: See beyond the pale

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Dear Avery,
I’m a pretty fair skinned individual and seeing as it’s January in Buffalo, I’m at my palest right now. What can I do to not look so, for lack of a better word, sickly? Every time I see a picture of myself I’m not happy. What colors…

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Register for the Flurrious kickball tournament

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Pull together a group of your winter-loving athletic pals and register for the Flurrious kickball tournament while there are still team openings.

Just six of the 16 team…

Arts + Entertainment

Buffalo Zoo extends winter hours

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Visit the Buffalo Zoo any day of the week, even Mondays and Tuesdays when the zoo had remained closed in recent winters.

With the number of school breaks, and Monday and Tuesday holidays, zoo representatives…

Sports

Run with the Snowy Buffalos

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Slap on the spandex pants and wind-resistant jacket for a leisurely winter run tonight.

Starting today and continuing through March, Fleet Feet will sponsor free weekly winter jaunts…

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White Christmas report

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Forecasters are calling it: Buffalo could very well have a white Christmas.

No big news, it seems, as Buffalo is often a contender for the coveted Golden Snowball award, which is based on annual snowfall numbers. But,…

News

Chop your own Christmas tree

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Celebrate the season and display your raw machismo in one swoop this December by chopping down your very own Christmas tree.

A handful of tree farms around Buffalo offer locals an opportunity to select and chop their own trees. Unlike the pop-up retail stands…

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Upgraded snow fleet ready for winter

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More than 70 snow plows and nearly 11,000 tons of salt are at the ready for Buffalo’s first big snow of the season.

Mayor Byron Brown, Department of Public Works Commissioner Steven Stepniak, and Street Cleaning and Snow Removal Director Henry Jackson…

Sports

Catch a case of the winter runs

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For anyone who vowed to take up running upon ringing in the new year and haven’t yet set out to accomplish that goal, I hate to alarm you, but it’s time that’s running [out].

December is less than six weeks away. If visions of Couch…

News

Heavy snow expected this winter

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As much as my sun-worshipping colleagues loved the warmer-than-normal conditions this past winter, I was miffed by the lack of snow. I mean, I didn’t move back to my hometown for THIS.

Lucky for snow-lovers like me, the mild winter of 2011-2012 is long…

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Outsiders’ view of Buffalo winters

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This UB Office of University Communications video gives a little insight into what it's like for international students to experience Buffalo winter for the first time.

Having grown up in Western New York and spent the majority of my life here -- with…

Arts + Entertainment

Winterfest 2012

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{video_photo_caption}Hardy Buffalonians revel in the winter weather at Buffalo Winterfest 2012

The snow fell, the cold winter wind blew, and Buffalonians played in the downtown streets of Buffalo in the 2012 Powder Keg Winter Festival. The Buffalo Fire Department and the Police Department went head to head in a rowdy session of broomball in front of Statler City.…

Neighborhood

Snowman Sundays

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Doesn’t matter that the temperatures have been unseasonably warm in Buffalo this winter—the snow[man-building] must go on!

Every Sunday in February, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York invites families to compete in snowman-making challenges…

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