WNY Bucket List: Time to Relax!


Health & Wellness, Writing

Breathe in deeply. Welcome to January and a New Year! Along with the regular resolutions we all start off the year with, eating better, getting more exercise, starting yoga or mediation, same story different year. Why not start off this year with a smaller commitment, one you can easily accomplish with minimal efforf and make […]

January 11, 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

The End of the Year (Anti) Bucket List


Books, Garden, Randomments, TV, Writing

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: The End of the Year (Anti) Bucket List With all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season (almost) behind us the very, last thing you might be thinking about includes making more plans for the weeks ahead. Time for a rest, recoup and recovery session to […]

December 24, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Springville Area Veteran Memorials


Western New York, Writing

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, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that […]

November 9, 2017

WNY Historical Political Sites


Western New York, Writing

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 to brush up on a little political history at […]

November 2, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017


Writing

NaNoWriMo 2017 Time! WELCOME NOVEMBER! WHY AM I SHOUTING? Yep, I’m doing this again. And this time I mean business. Hahaha. Not really, this time, like CampNaNo back in March, I mean GETTING WORDS ON PAGES, Every day, Or almost every day. I have at least 15 blog post titles saved in drafts. Essays I […]

November 1, 2017

Cheers to the Beers! ​


Food & Drink, Western New York, Writing

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 you can find local breweries serving unique craft beers […]

October 26, 2017

Passion?


Music, Personal, Writing

(Gut punch.) I was messaging with a friend from college this evening and she mentioned the passion her son has for soccer—and how it rivaled her passion for physics. Passion. Hmmm. It got me thinking a little while later on the drive home. Passion. Geez? What on earth would I consider my passion? Blogging? Writing? […]

October 25, 2017

October Spirit at WNY Distilleries


Food & Drink, Western New York, Writing

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 of whiskey in front of the fireplace, just waiting […]

October 19, 2017

SGCEF Wine Tasting & Silent Auction


Give a Little Bit, Western New York, Writing

SGCEF Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. It’s that time of year again! 🙂 Proud to be a board member of this wonderful foundation in our community. Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation: Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction – Saturday, November 4th The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will take place on […]

October 18, 2017

Work From Home


Home Sweet Home, Personal, Pets, Real Estate, Writing

Work From Home Tuesday DOES NOT SUCK. It’s a work from home in front of the fireplace (which is ON because it is finally COLD outside in WNY!) with a giant mug of coffee  and a Harley dog that wants to settle down but is still looking up at me asking for love kind of […]

October 17, 2017

Friday the 13th Bucket List: Spooky, Haunted Attractions and Ghost Walks


Western New York, Writing

A reprint of my article in the Springville Times. Friday the 13th Bucket List: Spooky Attractions and Ghost Walks October is a month full of warmth and hearth. Cozy wool sweaters come out of the closet. Crockpots start making decadent stews. Houses are decorated with rich tones of red, yellow and orange mums and leaves and […]

October 13, 2017

Pumpkin Picking Time!


Western New York, Writing

Pumpkin Picking Time! A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times. It’s Pumpkin season in Western New York! All around town you can find pumpkins at just about every roadside stand and grocery store, yet there’s something to be said about the pure joy that comes from picking out your very own pumpkin […]

October 3, 2017

Fall Foliage Train Rides in WNY


Western New York, Writing

Fall Foliage Train Rides in WNY Despite the recent weather report and the hum of still running air-conditioners at the end of September, Fall actually arrived according to the calendar last week. Around town a few brave trees are beginning to show their colors, a bit of red here, some orange there…soon our world will […]

September 28, 2017

Museum Day Live! Saturday, September 23


Western New York, Writing

My latest article for the Springville Times– Fall Bucket List: Museum Day Live! This week it’s time to take a few hours away from driving around the countryside and step indoors for some culture and old school learning. On Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10am-5pm participating museums and cultural institutions in Western New York, as […]

September 18, 2017

The Fall Bucket List: A Drive Around Wine Country


Food & Drink, Western New York, Writing

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times – The Fall Bucket List: A Drive Around Wine Country. I grew up in and went to college near Lake Erie Wine Country, lived in Niagara Wine Trail USA when HWMMS and I first got together and might have visited Finger Lakes Wine Country and […]

September 14, 2017

WNY Apple Picking Time


Western New York, Writing

Repost of my latest article in the Springville Times – Fall Bucket List: Apple Picking Time! By Jennifer Weber Happy September! The (unofficial) beginning of the Fall Season is here and you know what that means— it’s time for the yearly excursion out to an orchard to pick apples with the family. Before you head […]

September 7, 2017

Springville’s Historical Campus


Western New York, Writing

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times: The Summer Bucket List: Springville’s Historical Campus By Jennifer Weber One of the many, wonderful first impressions of Springville that my husband and I had when moving to this area several years ago was the opportunity for nerds like ourselves to get lost in and explore […]

September 1, 2017

WNY Outdoor Adventures for Kids


Western New York, Writing

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times: Summer Bucket List: WNY Outdoor Adventures for Kids It’s the end of August? Already? Where does the time go? While it’s easy to get caught up in the so-many-things-to-do-before-school-starts list, make sure to plan a little downtime for some outdoor relaxation and fun with the […]

August 25, 2017

Springville Area Farm Stands


Western New York, Writing

A repost of my latest article in the Springville Times – Summer Bucket List: Springville Area Farm Stands Buy local. Eat fresh! No problem. One of the many perks of living in the Springville area is the endless supply of fresh produce available. And while the very tastiest ear of corn, crispiest, crunchy cucumber or […]

August 17, 2017