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Marathon training can be very inspirational (Getty Images)
Marathon training can be very inspirational (Getty Images)
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‘March Fourth’ To A Better You On Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is here, and traditionally that means a day set aside for eating jelly-filled donuts, parties and fun!

I love this time of year, and in the past have been a part of eating contests to commemorate the beginning of the Lenten season. One year I even took home the trophy for wining the cheeseburger eating contest at K & L Lanes in Gowanda! I can't really eat like that anymore, but I do like to celebrate in some way on Fat Tuesday.

But as Lent begins tomorrow, on Ash Wednesday, I have been thinking about the significance of the date that it falls on.

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Clay + Dale Try a Lake Erie Beach Fish Fry [PICTURES]

Our thanks to chief Mike Emhof, Jr. and the entire crew at Lake Erie Beach Fire Department for their invitation to enjoy their Lenten fish fry.  Every Friday during Lent, they serve up an average of 500 fish fries each week, and Clay and I agreed it's one of the best around.

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Typical Buffalo Fish Fry (Flickr)
Typical Buffalo Fish Fry (Flickr)
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Friday Fish Fry

There are so many things unique to Buffalo, especially its food. People who move away crave things like beef on weck and genuine Buffalo chicken wings. Out of towners say yeah you can get wings elsewhere, but they just taste better here. And another thing not necessarily unique to Buffalo is the Friday fish fry. You can find fish frys in a lot of cities in the Northeast and around the Great Lakes with a heavily German and Polish Catholic heritage.

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(jezobelijones@Flickr)
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What Do You Give Up For Lent?

For Christians, today begins the period of reflection and self-denial in preparation for Easter we call Lent.

Typically it means giving up something we enjoy, kind of a test of willpower and dedication in a spiritual cleansing of the body and mind

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Happy Pazcki Day — Say What?

Today is Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras.  Whatever you want to call it – it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  And for many Christians it’s a day to party it up, to eat their favorite foods and drink their favorite beverages.

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St. Joseph’s Table

If you are Italian and Catholic, chances are you are preparing food today for your St. Joseph's Table.  My dentist told me that today is the day when all of her relatives will be getting together to celebrate this religious feast

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New Orleans celebrates the end of Mardi Gras with the Fat Tuesday parade (Getty Images)
New Orleans celebrates the end of Mardi Gras with the Fat Tuesday parade (Getty Images)
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Dale’s Daily Data: Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is the annual festival New Orleans is famous for.  Sometimes known as Shrove Tuesday - it’s a legal holiday in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras is French – Mardi meaning Tuesday

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