Month: November 2017

Fudge and other Festive Follies

Fudge and other Festive Follies I was JUST thinking earlier today that I wanted to do a personal holiday story for the Springville Times perhaps. I gave the Springville Journal my family recipe for Jello Cookies (I should write that story too.) And then the fudge…

Last Call for NaNoWriMo

I can’t make this up. I’m typing away, trying to put words to the page and every FREAKING other minute one of those wee bitty fruit flyesque bugs that are still somehow following me around the damn house is flying in front of my face and…

Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers

Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers Edible Crush and Art’s Cafe is partnering to bring a pop-up Farm to Table dinner experience to Springville on Saturday, December 9th at 6pm at at 39 East Main Street, in the historic Union Block Building. The menu…

2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Shop Local This Season at Artisan Vendor Markets 2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets While hustling and bustling your way through the month of December many people forget to take a moment to connect, enjoy and discover stumbling upon…

2017 WNY Holiday Theater Performances

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Christmas Theater Performances 2017 WNY Holiday Theater Performances This December, start a new tradition and dress up in your holiday finest and grab your significant other, a group of friends or bring the whole family out to…

NaNope

Sunday. Thank GOD for Sunday. It’s been a long week. Last Sunday, a friend saw a house for the first time at an Open House. Monday we had a second showing. Tuesday we offered a contract. Wednesday we had an accepted contract. (Finally!) Thursday was Thanksgiving.…

Concord Country Christmas

Concord Country Christmas

Concord Country Christmas It’s that time of year again to celebrate an old-fashioned Concord Country Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-3pm at the Concord Mercantile located at 17 Franklin Street, Springville. As tradition holds Santa’s Reindeer will be outdoors in the parking lot waiting for…

Touchdown for Tristan

I can now cross “eat a cookie with the picture of my friend the Bills streaker” off my “I didn’t even know that was a possibility” bucket list. Good to see friendly faces. Previously on All Things Jennifer: THAT MOMENT WHEN YOUR REALIZE THE BILLS STREAKER WHO…

Frank Lloyd Wright

WNY Frank Lloyd Wright Destinations

​ Repost of my article in the Springville Times: Travel WNY: Frank Lloyd Wright Influences in WNY WNY Frank Lloyd Wright Destinations (Not Just the Darwin Martin House!) Frank Lloyd Wright has been quoted as saying “I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet…

12 Festive WNY Holiday Events

12 Festive WNY Holiday Events

Repost of my article in the Springville Times: Holiday Bucket List: 12 Festive Events I made the list and checked it twice, now it’s your turn to check out at least one of these not really naughty but mostly nice 12 Festive WNY Holiday Events! Start out…

Gobble for Groceries: Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble for Groceries: Happy Thanksgiving!

#1 Buffalo of course.  10 of the coolest turkey trot races in the US Most people up at an early hour on Thanksgiving are either prepping the bird for an early dinner or at the Turkey Trot downtown. But me? Neither. Never been to the Turkey…

Springville Holiday Events

Springville Holiday Events: 2017

Repost of my article in the Springville Times: Very Merry Main Street Nov. 24-25 Springville Holiday Events: 2017 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Village of Springville is decorated with lights and the weatherman has brought us our first ground covering of snow just…

Turkey For You, Turkey for Me

Tis the season where you can buy GIANT or not as giant or medium smallish sized turkeys up the wazoo at the grocery store for insanely cheap prices! For me and my local supermarket TOPS this means $.48 a pound (with the purchase of $25 of…

Hundred Year War? Really?

I suppose it a hazard of being Mrs. Charles Weber and having an office in the Lucy Bensley Center (the Genology Library for the Historical Society in town) because in my dream the other night…I was talking to someone about the history of my family fighting…

Real Estate Woes

Real Estate Woes

Real Estate Woes House on the market FRIDAY. Saw it yesterday. Multiple offers presented tonight. House on the market SATURDAY. Saw it today. Multiple offers, presented tomorrow. My clients have more time to consider which value meal they want at the drive-thru. Deflated. While out showing…

If you give a dog a bone

If you give a dog a bone…

If you give a dog a bone… As a mama to two large dogs, with insatiable appetites as well as energy I’m always searching for new ways to make the happiness that is chewing/gnawing a bone last as long as possible. Harley Boo is in LOVE…

Opera! In Springville?

Opera! In Springville? Apparently after coming back from seeing a WORLD CLASS opera performance at the Springville Center for the Arts, HWMMS and I are compelled to sing everything we normally would speak to each other. I just realized my Husband has a damn fine singing…

Painted Jesus

Painted Jesus

My friend Jolene and her husband Tom are cemetery nuts. As lovers of history and genealogy they travel all over the country visiting and photographing cemeteries. I myself, can’t stand them. Cemeteries not my friends. Ha. Cemeteries make my insides feel like cement. Heavy, closed off.…

Halfway There!

Halfway There!

Halfway There! Somehow, although making it halfway through NaNoWriMo on the 15th like a good little worker bee, I lost track of my daily word count this week and have fallen somewhat behind. It really is never-ending. I thought I was a wee bit ahead. I…

coffee

WNY Coffee Shops

Aside: It’s a rare occasion since moving to Weber Wonderland that I long to be back in the city where I can walk to all the things…gathering together information for my latest Springville Times article, is one of those exceptions. COFFEE. Also, I’m SO counting down…

Great American Smokeout

My Attempt To Make A Random Day, a Great American Smoke Out Day

I can’t believe I wrote this back in 2004. That was 13 years ago guys! But the story is still funny to me and since it is Great American Smoke Out Day, I thought I’d repost and share. Enjoy. My Attempt To Make A Random Day,…

Wiggle Over to the Jell-O Museum

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Wiggle Over to the Jell-O Museum Just a short drive across the I-90 in LeRoy, NY sits a small, unassuming and adorably kitschy museum dedicated to “America’s Most Famous Dessert.” Nope, not Apple Pie. Not Chocolate Cake,…

the music shop

Nickel City Opera at the Springville Center for the Arts!

The Nickel City Opera is finishing up a two-week residency at the Springville Center for the Arts and is putting on a performance of The Music Shop this weekend: Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission and $5 Students Click…

Bills Streaker

That Moment When Your Realize the Bills Streaker Who Looks Like Your Friend Is Actually Your Friend

Yep, me and about 270 other people I know in WNY are friends with Bills Streaker aka Señor Wiener. Here’s the story…I turned off the Bills game yesterday pretty much right before the big play of the game. To tell you the truth I’m not sure…

age

Age

“Act your age.” What exactly does this mean? Clearly, we act, whatever age we are, right? If I’m 43 and I choose to eat french fries and chicken nuggets for lunch am I not acting as a 43 year old adult? Nope. I’m still 43. And…