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Tony and Patsy

Two giants of my early eating and drinking life, Tony Marra and Patsy Collins, died in 2021. Patsy ran a bar. Tony ran a restaurant. Patsy’s bar was called The Burton Hotel, or The Burton for short. It’s located on … Continue reading

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Snowy….

A week ago, we were enjoying sunny skies by the side of the sea. Now, we’re back home and enjoying this: It was a light snowfall and it all melted before I even got up this morning. And it was … Continue reading

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SNOW!!!

Feels like it took longer than usual this year, but it’s finally here! I reserve the right to get sick of the stuff once my traditional cut-off date, St. Patrick’s Day, rolls around (though for some reasons to be revealed … Continue reading

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Autumnal Images

A lovely post about autumn, over at Nerdishly: Punctuated by long nights and scented by benign smoke and wet leaves, the period between first frost and December is my favorite part of the year. The furnace is pressed into service … Continue reading

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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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