Category Archives: On Buffalo and The 716

A Preference in Weather

I will take 26 degrees and snowy over 46 degree and rainy. After our blizzard and lake-effect storm ten days or so ago, just about all of it has been melted away by warm temps and rain. We have a … Continue reading

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Being fortunate….

As the Christmas Blizzard recedes into memory and melting (it’s been well above freezing for days now, so most of the major snowpack that fell during that storm is gone already), I find myself thinking about how fortunate we were … Continue reading

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I coulda been a rock-star photographer….

Last Thursday night, The Wife and I attended the evening performance of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which comes around to these parts every December. Lots of people mock TSO, but we always have a grand time when we go. This was our … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Buildings, and other thoughts on The Christmas Blizzard

I make no secret that my day job is doing Facilities Maintenance at a large local grocery store. At my particular location, there are two buildings. The older building, built in 1977, originally housed The Store until 1996, when the … Continue reading

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A town made for winter….

East Aurora, NY at Christmastime is one of the loveliest places I know. We were just there the other day for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants and then some shopping at Vidler’s, a onetime five-and-dime store that is … Continue reading

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Post 10 comes to town!!!

Have I mentioned Post 10 here before? Hang on, let me go look…here’s some 70s-quiz show music while I look through the archives…. OK, it does not appear that I’ve mentioned Post 10 yet! Or if I have, I’ve just … Continue reading

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Seventy-seven

Oof. WOWWWW! Check this out. Trained spotter in #OrchardPark at 77" of snow from the this storm! #LakeEffectSnow @wkbw #BuffaloSnow2022 pic.twitter.com/o220CSGN0X — Aaron Mentkowski (@AaronCh7Weather) November 19, 2022 I don’t measure our snow, because…meh, I don’t need numbers. You reach … Continue reading

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Fifty-four

At last report, a trained weather-spotter in our town reported snowfall of 54 inches to one of the local news stations. This is what it looked like out my front door this morning: That was nearly twelve hours ago. It has been … Continue reading

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First Snows!!!

My friend Shaun Reiter, who puts up with more of my crap at work than he probably deserves to, was at a social function at Highmark Stadium the other night. When he left, darkness had fallen and the first flurries … Continue reading

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A trip to the Gardens

Today we went to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens because in addition to their standard beautiful displays, they were also having an orchid show, courtesy the local orchid hobbyists’ association. Here are some of the many pictures I … Continue reading

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