A message of ‘Hope’ – Local woman turns fight for her life into a new way of living

On the outside, Mercedes Wilson has it all. She’s a mother of four, a talk show personality on WBBZ TV, has a supportive, hardworking husband, runs a nonprofit, is about to be a published author, and is involved in many other charities. On the inside, she’s a go-getter and fighter with a winning attitude, full of love, who beat breast cancer and is on a mission to make a difference in the lives of others.

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A ‘chic’ art exhibition: Elmwood consignment shop teams up with local artist to offer a unique experience

Second Chic on Elmwood, an upscale/vintage consignment shop, offers a mix of stylish, one-of-a-kind pieces for both men and women. A lover of art, Annie Adams, Chic’s proprietor, is known in the art world for her unique jewelry creations, prior to owning the store. Tonight she hosted an exhibition for Buffalo’s own painter, Jillian Taylor.

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When did ‘How do you do?’ become ‘What do you do?’

My friend has a master’s degree. Unhappy with the career she chose, she went back to a job that put her through college – waitressing. She makes more money than her office job paid and works three days a week. She travels the world, owns a house, and doesn’t care about who she’s friends with on LinkedIn. She is one of the happiest and genuine gals I’ve ever met. She’s a server.

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