Spring 2012


Editor's Note, 

Around Town, 

Church on Tap, 



Buffalo Branding Project, 

Fast Growing Companies, 

THRiVE! For A Cause (Buffalo First), 

Greasy Spoons, 

Spring Fashion, 


Atheletes in Action, 

Robbie Raugh, 

8 Hour Drive, 

Music Studios, 


South Buffalo, 

Clarence Bungalow

Winter 2012


04 editor’s note

06 around town

10 local vibe– benji & jenna

11 think local-liquid energy

12 good-buffalo rotary club

14 feature profile-ted black

18 cover story-architecture we love

28 picture page-jericho road

30 buffalo culture

31 steak

32 donuts and cider

34 remington lofts

36 buffalo style

37 buffalo sabres

38 mohamed mohamed

39 pumpkin patches

40 theater

42 twitter

July/August 2011

04 editor’s note

06 around town

10 inside out– brothers mcclurg

11 think local-mayer brothers

12 good-habitat for humanity

14 cover story-the best neighborhoods

20 do business in buffalo

22 picture page-sierra leone alliance

24 hope/hopeless

26 buffalo culture

27 pizza

28 waterfront dining

30 electric tower

32 buffalo style

33 buffalo bills

34 robert rich

35 fishing holes

36 queen city prints

40 timing


THRiVE! May/June 2011

04 editor’s note

06 around town

10 inside out– nick kish

11 think local-7 seas sailing

12 good-buffalo reformed

14 cover story-waterfront stories

20 organic growth

22 picture page-salvation army

24 progress

26 buffalo culture

27 reasons to love duff’s

28 buffalo’s best ice cream

30 central terminal

32 buffalo style

33 enemy opposition

34 sarah metcalf

35 branches of niagara

36 film making

38 culture

40 interruptions


THRiVE! March/April 2011

04 editor’s note

06 around town

10 inside out– mick hayes

11 think local-evan hill paint

12 good-jericho road ministries

14 cover story-creating a hockey culture

20 innovation

24 shop local

26 picture page-hearts for the homeless

28 a brighter future

30 buffalo culture

31 reasons to love tim hortons

32 buffalo’s best sandwich

34 781delaware avenue

36 buffalo style

37 tyler ennis

38 marinette kozlow

39 theodore roosevelt site

40 free henry

44 clarity


Table of Contents


Cover Story: Jim and Jill Kelly's story of suffering, patience, and redemption.

Around Town: Thriving News from around town.

Upcoming: First Night Buffalo

Think Local: Evan Hill Paint by Christine Hill

Go! Local: Cephas House

Interview: Jim Kelly Upclose

Inside Out: Erin Sydney Welsh

Radar: Who is Andrew Cuomo? By Lisa Littlewood

Feature: Laughing for a Cause by Tunya Griffin

Feature: Tech Boom by Kyle Patterson

Feature: Why Carl Paladino will not stay silent

Giving: Why do we make it so complex? By Dan Trippie

Food: Holiday Treats


Sports: Interview with Chris Kelsay, Turning around the Bills


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July/August 2010


Cover Story: College Town. Can Academia Unlock Buffalo's Future? By Ryan Kozey

Editor's Note. By Kyle Patterson



Picture Page

Inside Out. Interview with Michael Gungor

Radar. Profile of Seymour Knox IV.

Racism. By Dan Trippie

Restoring the Soul of New Orleans. By Matt Brown

The Power of Small Thinking. By Erik Ticen

Summer Reading List, Buffalo Style. By Lisa Littlewood

Drumming to a Different Beat. By Ryan Kozey

Leaders Finish Strong. By Robert Stearns

Revitalizing Our Cities. By Matthew L. Brown

Success/Addiction/Redemption. By Stuart Harper

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May/June 2010 Issue




Cover Story: Human Trafficking: How You Can Stop It. by Nancy Carmichael

Editor’s Note: Being the Change You Want to See in the World. By Kyle Patterson

Partners: The organizations that keep THRiVE! alive

Comments: Our reader's thoughts on our last issue.

Upcoming: Four must see events coming to WNY. STOP!, Citybration, Kingdom Vision, and Kingdom Bound


Picture Page: Haiti through the eyes of Kathy Krajna and benefit concert by Matt Brown

Paladino Under Fire: Carl Paladino's run for governor by Kyle Patterson

How to Start a Non-Profit: By Sandy Arcadipane

10 Must See Getaways: By Christine Smycznski

The Case for Community: By Dan Trippie

Spiritual Journey of Delores Powell: By Kyle Patterson

Designed for Perfect Love: By Robert Cousins

LIFT Music: Interview by Valerie Nicholas

James Giles: Interview by THRiVE!

Buffalo’s Growing Population of Refugees: By Ryan Kozey

Entrepreneurs, Why Buffalo Needs Them: By Matthew L. Brown

Poverty and Addictions: By Stuart Harper

Leadership 101, Get the FUD Out: By Robert Stearns

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December 2009/January 2010 issue



COVER STORY: Extreme Makeover Home Edition Designers, Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, and Eduardo Xol were catalytic in revitalizing Buffalo’s West Side this past November. THRiVE! photo by Matt Brown


Letter from the Editor

The Launch of THRiVE! Media Group,via helicopter. By Kyle Patterson

THRiVE! is online. Follow THRiVE! online at, on twitter, or facebook.

Partners.  The organizations that keep THRiVE! alive.

Upcoming. Three must-see events this holiday season.

Poverty. Working with the poor by Stuart Harper

Global Vascular Institute. A world class health care system by Matthew L. Brown


Pioneering a New Buffalo. A risky venture, the new downtown high-rise blazes a trail Carl J. Montante shares his thoughts. By Kyle Patterson

Weight, Weight…Please tell me more. Find out how Jason and Emily Long can help you this New Year—or sooner! by Sandra Arcadipane     

No Mag Like Nomad. Did you know Buffalo has a portable art gallery? by Dan Bogdan

Shop Local, Celebrate Christmas. Support local businesses.

Rain in Masailand. A personal journey. by Mary Beth McCune Compiled by E. Hogenmiller

10 Ways to Give Back in 2010. Plug into the community. by E. Hogenmiller

Extreme Makeover Special Section

Extreme Makeover Design Team Meets City of Good Neighbors. by THRiVE!

Paige Exclusive Interview. One-on-one with designer Paige Hemmis.

Powell Family Account. The family who united the city.

Word for Word. Capturing the moments of the makeover.

Community Spotlight. A look at the 373 Normal Avenue Project.

Picture Page. The Makeover in photos. by Matt Brown

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 March/April 2010 issue

Cover Story: The Man Behind the Makeover. Upclose with David Home's President, David Stapleton, the man who led 6,000 volunteers in the largest Buffalo revitalization effort in recent history. Photo by Matt Brown.                                  

Letter From the Editor. Winter Fun in Buffalo.
THRiVE! is Online. Follow THRiVE! online and get the latest.
Partners. The organizations that keep THRiVE! alive.
Upcoming. Three must see events in Buffalo.
Picture Page. Winter in Buffalo.
Poverty. Being Aware. by Stuart Harper
Extreme Makeover. Cosmetic or Transformational. By Matthew L. Brown
Ancient Pathways. By Robert Stearns

2020 In Focus. UB President John Simpson talks with THRiVE! about the status of UB 2020.
The Making of a Masterpiece. Film Makeover Kyle Prohaska is standing firm on his dream.
All Things Aethetic. Eden, NY artist Robin Mols spiritual inspiration.
Investing In His Own Backyard. Mark Croce is at it again with a new hotel in the works.
Saving the Statler. The Rise and Fall of Buffalo's Past.

Extreme Makeover Special Section
Extreme Influence. How the Makeover in Buffalo "Tipped"
One on One with Designer Michael Moloney.
Impact Report. An Aerial View
Staying Connected. 6 organizations that helped make it happen.