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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

Some of the best places to get your fix of sponge candy

I mean come on… who doesn’t love sponge candy! Sponge Candy is a favorite of Buffalonians. Travel the country and ask for sponge candy and most folks will not have a clue what you’re talking about. It is in the same genre as toffee and can be found anywhere from Great Britain to Scotland to New […]

Disney on Ice: Celebrating Memories is pure delight!

We go to Disney on Ice every year and have been for many years! I can say – this was my favorite one yet. If I had to pick my absolute favorite thing about Disney On Ice, it is that the show changes every single year. It helps keep the little ones – and parents […]

Get ready for Lumagination 2020 at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens!

Lumagination 2020 transforms the Buffalo Botanical Gardens into a magical world with state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology. Visitors to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be amazed at Lumagination 2020. You’ll see a myriad of colorful special-effects, pieces of art, waterfalls, and thematic creations transform the familiar botanical gardens into something totally different. […]

Community comes together to help sweet Ava and her family

Just keep swimming. That is the message from community members to the Stanier family. They want this beautiful family to know they are not alone as they work to help their little girl however they can. It’s a long road for baby Ava – but one thing is certain – this little sweetie is showered […]