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The 716 from the Ridge

Here are two photos of the Buffalo Niagara region, taken from atop Chestnut Ridge! The first is clearer, but the second is obviously a wider shot, in which can be seen in the distance the skyline of Niagara Falls, Ontario, … Continue reading

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Strange towers and diverted disasters

 This weekend The Wife and I spent a bit of time driving on US 20A, from Orchard Park to Perry Center, where we hung a right for a day trip to Letchworth State Park. After Letchworth we went to Avon, … Continue reading

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Images from the Ridge

 From Chestnut Ridge Park yesterday. It was a beautiful day. The stream was rather low for this point in the season; the deep pools should be about six inches deeper than they are and there should be more water flowing … Continue reading

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Scenes from Recent Adventures….

 From our recent trip to the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY: And these, from a recent mini-trek down to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor and Wilkeson Pointe: I live in a wonderful area. Share This Post

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Images from an April

 April is a strange month around these parts. I’ve maintained for years that of Buffalo-Niagara’s four seasons, spring is the worst. Summers can be too hot and humid, but are mild compared to the South or the Eastern Seaboard; our … Continue reading

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Sprung?

 I’ve long been of the belief that as delightful as three of the four seasons in Buffalo Niagara are, the last one is usually just annoying. It might surprise you to learn that the one I don’t like is not winter, … Continue reading

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Winter at last?

 Except for a few days, winter here in Western New York has been a dingy affair thus far. I like snow, but we’ve had barely any at all. Mostly it’s just been one gray, damp, muddy day after another. Days like … Continue reading

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Fall In WNY

 Autumn is turning out to be quite lovely this year. I remember a recent October–maybe last year’s?–where it was just kind of rainy and unpleasant the whole month and then it was November and all the leaves fell at once … Continue reading

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RIP, Pizza Hut

Every Pizza Hut restaurant in Western New York has permanently closed. I’m not going to pretend that this is a loss, except in the sense that this is a few hundred jobs down the drain. I worked for Pizza Hut … Continue reading

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Winter at the Ridge

What a strange winter we’re having in WNY! Our snowfall is way down, well below average, and Lake Erie remains almost entirely ice-free. At this point in the season, the lake is almost certainly guaranteed to remain wide open (we’re … Continue reading

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