Fudge and other Festive Follies


Food & Drink

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 story came to mind as a funny one I […]

November 30, 2017

Last Call for NaNoWriMo


Blogging, Writing

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 computer screen and I keep […]

November 30, 2017

Seasonal Supper to Highlight Food Artisans and Local Farmers


Food & Drink, Holidays, Western New York

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 for this Seasonal Supper will begins with a roasted root […]

November 29, 2017

2017 WNY Holiday Artisan Markets


Holidays, Shopping, Western New York

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 by accident that oh-so-perfect gift for your best friend, […]

November 29, 2017

2017 WNY Holiday Theater Performances


Holidays, Theater, Western New York

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 celebrate the season with a live theater performance in […]

November 27, 2017

NaNope


Personal, Writing

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. Friday was Home Inspection. No rest for the wicked! […]

November 26, 2017

Concord Country Christmas


Holidays, Western New York

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 your visit. Enjoy the holiday sounds from Partners in […]

November 26, 2017

Touchdown for Tristan


Friends, Western New York

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 LOOKS LIKE YOUR FRIEND IS ACTUALLY YOUR FRIEND

November 25, 2017

WNY Frank Lloyd Wright Destinations


Western New York, Writing

​ 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 lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect […]

November 25, 2017

12 Festive WNY Holiday Events


Holidays, Western New York

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 with a train ride on the North Pole Express […]

November 24, 2017

Gobble for Groceries: Happy Thanksgiving!


Give a Little Bit, Holidays, Western New York

#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 Trot never wanted to be. All those people. That […]

November 23, 2017

Springville Holiday Events: 2017


Holidays, Western New York, Writing

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 in time for A Very Merry Main Street on […]

November 22, 2017

Turkey For You, Turkey for Me


Food & Drink, Holidays, Homesteading

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 groceries.) And since we at Weber Wonderland have a […]

November 21, 2017

Hundred Year War? Really?


Books, Dreams

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 in the Hundred Year War. Um… I should add […]

November 20, 2017

Real Estate Woes


Real Estate

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 houses my friend used the terms “practical like” and […]

November 19, 2017

If you give a dog a bone…


Pets

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 with Bully Sticks. His entire body dances with joy […]

November 19, 2017

Opera! In Springville?


Music, Western New York

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 voice…🎶 Brava to all involved—a job well done on […]

November 18, 2017

Painted Jesus


Western New York

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. I can’t visit them. Or at least until recently […]

November 17, 2017

Halfway There!


Writing

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 was! And I’ve been writing daily. Did several articles […]

November 17, 2017

WNY Coffee Shops


Western New York, Writing

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 the days until Art’s Cafe – Springville, NY opens. […]

November 16, 2017

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


Randomments

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, a Great American Smoke Out Day I was riding […]

November 16, 2017

Wiggle Over to the Jell-O Museum


Travel, Western New York

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, but the birthplace of the wiggly, jiggly Jell-o. Yes, […]

November 15, 2017

Nickel City Opera at the Springville Center for the Arts!


Music, Western New York

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 here to purchase tickets. We are so blessed to […]

November 14, 2017

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


Friends, Sports, Western New York

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 I saw much of the 4th quarter to begin […]

November 13, 2017

Age


Randomments

“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 I chose to eat french fries and chicken nuggets […]

November 12, 2017