Category: Western New York

Randomments: Friday Winter Wonderland Version

Randomments. “I need a little Christmas, right this very minute!”  1. Despite much snow at Weber Wonderland, we still haven’t decorated. This is always the problem, I want to before Thanksgiving when spirits are high. Instead I’m now surrounded by high piles of decoration boxes which…

Steinway Piano Sale at Denton, Cottier & Daniels

If you’ve EVER thought about owning a Steinway piano, seriously, there’s NO time like RIGHT NOW to purchase one from Denton, Cottier & Daniels. And there will NOT be another chance like it in the future, so you’re on notice. Denton, Cottier & Daniels cutting historic ties…

Old Fort Niagara: Castle by Candlelight

Photos from Old Fort Niagara Castle by Candlelight. (If you missed this past weekend there’s another one this Saturday, 12/16!) This past weekend broke attendance records.  Come out to see one of the most beautiful events of the season. You won’t regret it!        …

oh Christmas tree

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree! When it comes to Christmas Trees every family has their own special tradition. I fondly recall watching my parents drag the giant, tattered, taped up cornered cardboard box from the attic each year, into the living room and meticulously separating each limb of…

WNY Holiday Concerts

Reprint of my article in the Springville Times: Holiday Bucket List-WNY Holiday Concerts It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No matter what your taste in holiday music might be, classical, Celtic, country or contemporary there’s a concert out there waiting for you this season. In…

FREE WNY Community Event Calendars

List of FREE WNY Community Event Calendars!

List of FREE WNY Community Event Calendars! Do YOU have an event you want to share with our community? Here’s a list of online community calendars across Western New York that will post your organizations event for FREE! All WNY News Artvoice Bee News Buffalo Spree…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Springville Area Veteran Memorials

Springville Area Veteran Memorials

Latest article in the Springville Times:  Springville Area Veteran Memorials Photo Credit: Jolene Hawkins Veterans Day is a day we come together as a nation to remember all who served our great country. Every year we honor our service members on the 11th day of November,…

Historical Political Sites

WNY Historical Political Sites

A reprint of my latest article in the Springville Times: Fall Bucket List: Historic Political Sites Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day. While studying up on your local candidates before you go out to your polling place next week, why not schedule a bit of time…

A Very Merry Main Street

A Very Merry Main Street

Reprint of article in Springville Times: A Very Merry Main Street Shop small. Support local. Come join downtown Springville on Black Friday, November 24 from 10am-5pm and Small Business Saturday, November 25 from 10am-4pm for another festive weekend with friends, food, shopping, and prizes at A…

Snow

Snow

Snow! Winter is Coming. I’m gonna be 44 years old and I still can’t contain myself from childlike joy when I see the first giant flakes of snow falling from the skies. If loving snow is wrong, I’m wrong. Also, I love you HWMMS. I love…

cheers to the beers

Cheers to the Beers! ​

A report of my article in the Springville Times: Cheers to the Beers! Cheers to the Beers! Thomas Jefferson once said, “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” We agree (in moderation of course.) All across Western New York…

wny distilleries

October Spirit at WNY Distilleries

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Fall Bucket List: October Spirit at Local Distilleries With the end of October and Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about staying warm over those long, chilly Western New York nights. Picture that sip…