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Holidays can be hectic, having to make plans, gather the family and occasionally host a gathering. Joy FM understands your pain, and we’re here to support with tips, recipes and the lowdown on what’s happening in Buffalo for the holidays.

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These Are the Most Haunted Houses in America

Tales of some of the greatest American hauntings emerge this time every year that serve as a darkened overtone to the season of the witch and All Hallows Eve. Frightening stories from the eccentric lunacies of William Winchester’s widow to the infamous Lizzie Borden murders all come to mind when one thinks of the scarier places in the country.

But where exactly are the most haunted houses in America?

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There’s An Interesting History To Labor Day

It’s the unofficial end of summer. Labor Day is a federal holiday that always falls on the first Monday of September. And for most kids, it signals back to school.

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Labor Day – A Brief History

Most of us have today off for Labor Day. But what are we celebrating? And why do we celebrate the first Monday in September?

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Labor Day In Buffalo — What’s Open + What’s Closed

With Labor Day comes the last hurrah before autumn rolls in and the kids submerse themselves in school work. It’s also our way of celebrating the workforce in the best way possible: by not working. Therefore, many businesses and offices around town will be closed.

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Christmas in July – Where in WNY Was the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ With the Mix Morning Rush [PHOTOS]

Today, July 25, almost always deserves some kind of celebration – for whatever reason, mass media has deemed it "Christmas in July".  Who are we to bark at tradition...

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Canalside Firework Delays and Gun Shot Rumors

Thousands of people packed in to watch the fireworks downtown at Canalside last night.

The fireworks display was supposed to begin at 10 p...

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What Kinds of Fireworks Are Legal in NY State And Where Are They Legal?

Things just got a little more confusing about the legality of fireworks in New York state. You see billboards all over the place advertising big sales on them, but aren't they illegal in NY state? No, they're not illegal – kind of.

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Enjoy Your Fourth of July With These Fireworks-Safety Tips

Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?

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A Fourth Of July DWI Checkpoint Video Gone Viral [VIDEO]

Not only do cameras catch kids and thieves doing wrong, but also those who are expected to uphold the law.  

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Unique WNY Fourth of July Recipes Using 5 Ingredients or Less!

The New York Times published a recipe for guacamole that included peas...and the internet firmly, and resoundingly, responded: NO.

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WNY Heroes — Thank a Local Veteran Family This Independence Day

This season Mix 96 has joined forces with WNY Heroes, Inc. for their Thank a Local Veteran Family This Independence Day Drive.

WNY Heroes is the leading local veteran organization dedicated to helping local military veterans and their families...

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Top Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in WNY

With our fighting men and women overseas protecting our freedom and risking their lives, the fourth of July means a little more to America. The sound and feeling of a fireworks show on Independence day can't help but give you goose bumps and a feeling of national pride. Here are some of the best places to view Fireworks in the Buffalo, New York area.

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