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Oliver’s Restaurant — Updated, But Still Old School [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

They say you shouldn't mess with a good thing, and while I've only been to Oliver's a couple times (it's expensive, and you didn't think I was gettin' rich from this gig, did you?), the restaurant clearly sticks to that saying -- at least when it comes to their decor.

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Buffalo’s Old Greyhound Bus Terminal — An Example of Awesome Building Re-use [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Looking at the bottom half of the above postcard, can you tell what the old Greyhound Bus Terminal is today, in 2012? And, no, the answer is not "a pile of rubble" -- this puppy (ha, I'm punny!) is still (mostly) standing.

Here's a hint: This bus terminal was located a few blocks away from the current bus station on Ellicott Street, on Main Street.

Give up?

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The Buffalo Public Library in Lafayette Square Was SO PRETTY! [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Every day as I walk to and from my car, I pass the Buffalo Public Library's Central Branch, which is just across Lafayette Square from our dumpy little studio. It's clear from the old photo of the Square above that a very pretty, old building used to be where the library stands now -- but what was it?

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Santa + His Elves Drop By Buffalo to Help Joy FM Launch Christmas Music [PICTURES]

It's here! Joy FM has officially transformed into Buffalo's Home for the Holidays, and we'll be playing all of your Christmas favorites from now until Christmas day -- and beyond.

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Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist Michael Barna Whips Up Mexican Shrimp Bisque on ‘Winging It!’

This morning (November 8), Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Specialist Michael Barna set up residence in the 'Winging It!' kitchen to prepare his recipe for Mexican Shrimp Bisque.

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The McKinley Monument — How Dull Would Niagara Square Look Without It? [BUFFALO: THEN AND NOW]

Buffalo has the unfortunately designation of being the place where President William McKinley was assassinated (among other unfortunate designations we've received over the years). Fortunately, that misfortune (are you confused yet?) contributed a very recognizable landmark to our city.

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Buffalonians Celebrate Halloween at Galleria of Treats [PICTURES]

A day off for most Buffalo schoolchildren due to Hurricane Sandy couldn't have come at a better time. With most local schools closed today (October 30), those looking for a way to fill the day found the perfect activity: indoor trick-or-treating at Galleria of Treats at the Walden Galleria.

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Watch Hurricane Sandy Whip Up Lake Ontario in Olcott, N.Y. [LIVE]

Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast this afternoon (October 29), bringing heaving winds and rain to Buffalo tonight. Obviously staying safe in the storm should be your first priority, but if you're a little curious to see what Sandy's doing to Western New York, we've found a way for you to do so from home.

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Guests Get Groovy at Retro Disco Dance Party [PICTURES]

The abundance of costumed folks at the Hyatt on Friday night (October 26) weren't celebrating Halloween -- although they would have fit right in with the rest of the holiday revelers. Rather, the disco dresses, bell bottoms and afros were all for our Retro Disco Dance Party.

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What is This Hurricane Sandy ‘Frankenstorm’ + How Will it Affect Buffalo?

Although it's hard to think about looking outside your window at today's gorgeous sunshine, we're used to bad weather around this time of year in Buffalo. The winter brings snow, ice and generally bad conditions, sometimes as early as October. We also get our fair share of wind and rain from East Coast tropical storms.

But both together? It could happen next week.

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Honoring Western New Yorkers Who Have Battled Breast Cancer — Read Their Stories [PICTURES]

During the month of October, 96.1 Joy FM will be honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering your loved ones who have passed away from the disease. Read on to find out more about some amazing Western New Yorkers.

If you would like us to honor a friend or family member, you can send us some information about the person.

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