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Columnist, The Buffalo News
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On Niagara Street in Buffalo, new Christmas lights erected by Hispanic Heritage Council seen as sign of joy, transformation - and identity. My +The Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/14/sean-kirst-on-niagara-street-christmas-lights-as-joyous-signs-of-change/
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A barn as perfect memorial to common-sense couple: Ceremony Saturday to honor Salamanca town supervisor and his wife, the clerk-elect, killed a year ago as they tried to cross the road to the town hall. My piece: https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/14/sean-kirst-a-year-after-highway-deaths-a-barn-as-tribute-and-shelter/
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As a legendary Buffalo guitar shop closes its doors, remembering a guy who attracted musical pilgrims - and quietly changed lives. My Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/13/sean-kirst-goodbye-to-riverside-merchant-and-shop-of-fine-guitars/
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How a Buffalo sixth grader, who had the presence of mind to help out when she saw her school bus hit a parked car and drive away, ended up on CBS News. My +The Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/07/canisius-student-6th-grader-who-solved-a-hit-and-run-meet-in-cbs-segment/?utm_medium=more_stories
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How one owner of a small hardware store uses neighborhood loyalty and enormous heart to hold off onslaught of 'big box' giants: My +The Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/06/sean-kirst-from-blow-torches-to-ergonomic-shovels-mr-kaisertown-has-what-you-need/
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How the old post office - magnificent landmark at high risk - was rescued exactly 40 years ago in Buffalo. My Buffalo News column, with fantastic Derek Gee photographs: https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/30/sean-kirst-40-years-ago-buffalo-fought-a-trend-saved-some-history-and-created-its-future/
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Bitter wind outside KeyBank Arena could not discourage Buffalo Sabres fans euphoric over 10th straight win - including a resilient 5-year-old with leukemia. My Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/28/sean-kirst-as-fans-prove-sabres-win-stronger-than-coldest-wind/
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How a college kid in Buffalo who doesn't even like social media, moved by a little kid who helped solve the mystery after a bus driver smashed into his car and left the scene, touched off an ongoing Twitter sensation. My Buffalo News column: https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/23/sean-kirst-how-hesitant-canisius-pitcher-turned-childs-drawing-into-viral-tweet/
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He was a guy who sold me coffee until one day, casually, Murjan Issa told me his story - and defined the meaning of Thanksgiving. My column for The Buffalo News: https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/22/sean-kirst-behind-a-coffee-counter-lifetime-lessons-in-thanksgiving/
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