Go Pink Buffalo


Give a Little Bit, Western New York

Go Pink Buffalo! Go Pink Buffalo. I like it. A Buffalo twist on the pink flamingo. (No not the bar, the actual, plastic pink flamingo.) Idea birthed by 26Shirts. Check it out below. And yes, I’m a rule-breaker and embedding the Twitter code anyhow. Silly courts. Good idea? Bad idea? Would you want one of […]

February 19, 2018

Welcome to Springville Podcast!


Springville

Welcome to Springville Podcast? Whaaaa? Oh my—that **say yes and figure it out later** mantra just made me the first podcast guest. (Good thing I love the hosts Kara and Jess.) Yes, I’m a woman who doesn’t listen to podcasts, who ended up being the inaugural podcast guest for the Welcome to Springville Podcast. This […]

February 19, 2018

Winter Break Activities Around WNY


Western New York

A reprint of my article in Springville Times: Happy February Break! Here we are in the middle of February and it’s already time for the kids Winter Break. There’s no shortage of activities to participate in throughout Western New York, you just have to decide your preference of indoor or outdoor activities (and make sure the […]

February 17, 2018

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Loved Ones!


Western New York

Repost of article in the Springville Times. Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. No matter if you subscribe to the “Love is All You Need” view on life of perhaps the cynical view that Valentine’s Day is just a made up “Hallmark Holiday” there’s no escaping the next two weeks of events to […]

February 9, 2018

Join the Springville Calico Club!


Give a Little Bit, Western New York

Join the Springville Calico Club! Are you looking to meet more people and hang out socially once a month? Would you like to be in a club that makes a difference in our community? Well, then the Calico Club of Springville just might be your answer. And they are looking for new members to join […]

January 25, 2018

Give a Little Bit: Help Inclusive Theater Grow!


Friends, Give a Little Bit, Theater, Western New York

Help Inclusive Theater Grow! Inclusive Theater of WNY is giving people of ALL abilities, ethnicity, and backgrounds a positive and safe place to find their strengths, and to create something new. Started by parents and advocates who believe in TRUE inclusion, ITOWNY is located in The Foundry, a creative “maker space” in Buffalo, NY. The […]

January 8, 2018

Where Will You Be Celebrating New Year’s Eve?


Holidays, Western New York, Writing

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: Ring in the New Year! Where Will You Be Celebrating New Year’s Eve? Out with the old and in with 2018! No matter if you plan on spending New Year’s Eve with a quiet night at home, a party with friends and family or out on […]

December 28, 2017

WNY Bucket List: Outdoor Winter Fun


Western New York, Writing

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times:  Winter Bucket List: Outdoor Winter Fun Winter is no longer coming, Winter is here! While waiting for the daylight to slowly inch back into longer hours, why not spend some time outdoors embracing the season! There’s no shortage of options in Western New York. Check […]

December 23, 2017

Hat Trick


Dating, HWMMS, Sports, Western New York

Aw. Happy Hat Trick Jack Eichel! 7 years ago, on this very day I was at the Sabres game watching Drew Stafford score a hat trick against the Bruins. AND meeting HWMMS for our very first date.  You never forget your first hat trick. 😉

December 15, 2017

Randomments: Friday Winter Wonderland Version


Holidays, Randomments, Weber Wonderland, Western New York

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 are stacked in front of the wine rack making […]

December 15, 2017

Steinway Piano Sale at Denton, Cottier & Daniels


Shopping, Western New York

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 with […]

December 14, 2017

Old Fort Niagara: Castle by Candlelight


Western New York

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!                

December 9, 2017

Downtown Buffalo


Western New York

HWMMS and I saw The Headstones at the Town Ballroom tonight. And when we left the show, I had no choice but to snap a photo of how beautiful the chilly Winter night looked from the sidewalk. Ah, Buffalo.

December 8, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree!


Holidays, Western New York

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 our tree into piles of different letters. Somehow all […]

December 5, 2017

WNY Holiday Concerts


Music, Western New York

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 addition to the large concert halls, don’t forget about […]

December 4, 2017

List of FREE WNY Community Event Calendars!


Western New York

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 Buffalo Vibe Buffalo.com/Gusto Craigslist/Buffalo Eventful Explore NY I Love […]

December 2, 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

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

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