Brenda Alesii

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May 29, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Opa! The traditional Greek greeting that means “hooray” is an apt term for the beginning of the rich festival season in our region. The 43rd annual Buffalo Greek Fest is slated for this Friday through Sunday at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, corner of Delaware and W. Utica in...
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May 03, 2019 - 7:57 am
“Creative, innovative and multifaceted in all realms of the media and marketing.” About Brenda: “It’s fair to say the media is in my blood. My experience includes work as a journalist for newspapers and magazines, public relations and marketing, and several years as a television producer for the...
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April 18, 2019 - 11:00 pm
Peeps: Talk about a polarizing subject! People either love or hate those ubiquitous lumps of sugar found most commonly in the shape of chicks and bunnies. Are you a fan? I would rather chew on tin foil than pop a Peep; the mere sight of them makes me want to brush my teeth. Vigorously. For those...
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February 20, 2019 - 4:03 pm
People often ask why my husband, affectionately known as “Disney Dan,” and I visit Walt Disney World in Orlando so often, especially since we have no children. While the biggest group of visitors continues to be families with kids, I’ve noticed a trend of adults heading to Disney, many traveling...
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December 02, 2018 - 9:06 pm
15,570 people. That staggering figure reflects the number of people in Niagara County who rely on the Food Bank of WNY for nutrition and support. It’s hard to fathom that in today’s day and age people in our region – and across the United States – face issues of hunger. Many of those folks will...
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October 15, 2018 - 4:47 pm
Local Restaurant Week has a feast of fun to enjoy: it’s the 20th edition (10th year) for the biannual event that celebrates the role that local independent eateries play in both our cultural identity and regional economy. Starting with just 60 restaurants in 2009, the event now features more than...
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September 22, 2018 - 9:08 pm
I was talking with STAR 102.5 announcer John Anthony recently about – what else? – food ! He mentioned that he ate a big bowl of spaghetti for breakfast. He’s also the same guy that wolfed down an entire box of Stove Top stuffing for his morning meal. It got me thinking that it would be fun to...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm
While the temperatures are hardly spring-like, the bi-annual feeding frenzy, Local Restaurant Week, is almost upon us. This year’s spring edition is served up from April 16 through the 22nd. Here’s the dish: Our version of Local Restaurant Week shines a spotlight solely on the local independent...
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March 28, 2018 - 3:52 pm
This may be the perfect time to renew your prescription for your favorite statin drug-- you know, the kind that controls cholesterol. Why? Because the Lenten season offers many of us a chance to observe their meatless Friday while breaking bread with members of the community, whether it be in a...
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