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A Letter To Karen

  You were ripped from our lives and our hearts 20 years ago.  I can’t put into words how heartbroken I am thinking about how it happened – so tragically, so suddenly, and so preventable.  I get even more upset when I think about what could have been.  You would...

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Thank you, Bills. I’m Not Mad at You Anymore.

It happened.  It actually happened.  The longest playoff drought in North American sports is finally over.  The Buffalo Bills are in the playoffs.  Ending what has seemed like a curse is a great thing for this team, this franchise, the WNY community and Bills fans...

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The Most Patient Fans on Earth

During the last Winter Olympics in 2014, I really got a kick out of watching the hockey portion of things. They were great – the best players in the world playing a wide-open style and doing it for their respective countries. When they ended, I put up a snarky...

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A kid’s meal toy that parents will love.

I recently wrote an article for The Buffalo News/Gusto on a kid's meal toy that we love and actually use. Yep, most are tossed out, broken or forgotten - but, this is pretty neat. Not this, though. It's pretty cool so I thought I'd share it here for Totally Buffalo...

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Weekly Sports Complainer: The Acceptance of Tom Brady

Me to Group: “Hi, my name is Scott and I’ve accepted that Tom Brady is the greatest of all time.” Group Response: “Hi Scott.” More important than accepting it, I’ve decided to appreciate it. That’s the key to my sanity as a pro football fan, and particularly as a...

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Insert Coach HERE

Let me start by saying how honored I am to be writing for Totally Buffalo.  I’m so proud of my wife for making her vision a reality.  And yes – full disclosure – I’m married to the Editor-in-Chief.  I will be serving as Managing Editor, co-chair of The Totally Buffalo...

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About Me



Welcome to Totally Buffalo! A local lifestyle website.

My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! I’m a wife, a mom, a grandma, a Buffalo booster, an entrepreneur and a small business owner. I’m so glad you stopped by.  After 20 years in the buffalo media, I went out on my own to tell stories about the people, places, events and all-around fabulousness of this wonderful place we call home. Buffalo is different and so is this site. We are here to share stories, encourage kindness, and help make this a better place to live.

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