Starting next week, the Sunday Buffalo News gets bigger.
We are adding a new section called Gusto Sunday, with more weekend reviews and more arts and entertainment features. Niagara County readers get an improved Niagara Weekend section.
And a change we are especially excited about: Free wedding announcements return to the Spotlight section.
Five years after the Great Recession forced The News – and almost everyone else in the news business – to cut back, we are thrilled to build a bigger and better Buffalo News.
The new features:
Gusto Sunday. The weekly Gusto section, now part of your Thursday newspaper, has been one of the most popular parts of The News since it was introduced almost exactly 36 years ago – June 3, 1977. Two years ago, we expanded Gusto with a Gusto Extra page in the Sunday News, creating a home for weekend reviews and a new column by art and theater critic Colin Dabkowski.
Starting next Sunday, the Gusto Extra page grows into a full section. In the new Gusto Sunday:
• Smart features on Buffalo’s vibrant arts and entertain- ment scene.
• Reviews of weekend shows, including Saturday night events.
• Columns by Dabkowski, arts editor Jeff Simon and TV critic Alan Pergament.
• The Books pages that are now part of the Sunday Spotlight section.
• Other arts and entertainment favorites, including the Listening Post music reviews, movie and theater capsules, radio highlights and poetry.
Spotlight. The other big change next Sunday: wedding announcements return to Spotlight.
In newspapers across the country, features like wedding announcements were a victim of the Great Recession. That was a shame. Wedding announcements and obituaries chronicle the life of the community. Every wedding is welcome; go to buffalonews.com/weddings to submit information and photos.
Business. With these changes, the weekend stock listings are moving from the Sunday newspaper to Saturday. The same listings, just a day earlier.
Replacing stocks in the Sunday Business section: the real estate listings that are now published in Monday Business.
Let us know how you like the expanded Sunday Buffalo News – and let us know what you would like next.