Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Links to some of my recent Forever Young articles

Over the last several months I've had  articles published in Forever Young Magazine. They just updated their website to include recent issues. Here are the links to my articles:

John Di Sciullo: Hometown game show host connects with the community
Article about John Di Sciullo, the promotion and production director and host of the game show Bragging Rights on WBBZ-TV in the March 2015 issue:

Discover Historic Lockport in the April issue:

I also have an article about photographers Chuck Eckert and Mary Money in the current (May) issue but that article is not posted online. You can pick up a copy of Forever Young for free and Wegmans and other locations in the area.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Upcoming local travel talk Tuesday May 26

Tuesday Night Lecture Series at Brighton Place Library

Join me on Tuesday May 26th, 2015 at 7:00 pm to learn about some great places to travel to in western New York this summer. I will talk about places in the Buffalo area, as well as in Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region. Copies of Western New York Explorers Guide will be available for purchase. Please call the library to register 332-4375 as seating is limited. Brighton Place Library is located at 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.

Monday, April 13, 2015

My husband and I saw Singin' in the Rain at the Lancaster Opera House yesterday. It was a wonderful performance with awesome singing, dancing, and even real rain. Here is a schedule of their remaining performances:

Fri - Apr 17, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sat - Apr 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sun - Apr 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm SEATING LIMITED- Call the Box Office 716-683-1776
Fri - Apr 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sat - Apr 25, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Sun - Apr 26, 2015 - 2:30 pm SEATING LIMITED- Call the Box Office 716-683-1776

For more information visit

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Day trip to the Strong Museum

We decided to take a day trip to Rochester today to visit the Strong National Museum of Play, since my youngest son, who loves to go there, has the week off from school. Their current exhibit, Trivial Pursuit, which runs through May 10, was very interesting. We also spent a lot of time in the e-game revolution area, which has video games from pong and pac man to the present day games. Even though my youngest two kids are 12 and 19, they still like the child-size Wegmans supermarket located within the museum.

Afterwards, we stopped for dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant in the Rochester area, the King and I Thai Cuisine in Henrietta.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Another unique and free museum

I received the following e-mail from Cindy Konovitz, Assistant Dean of the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, about another interesting and unique museum in our area, which is located on UB's south Campus:
I saw your article in the “Buffalo News” regarding the free museums, and I would like to add some additional options. With the weather becoming warmer, people might be interested in spending an hour or so on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, viewing some health science related items from our past.
In the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, we have a “Turn-of-the-Century” Apothecary with an actual pharmacist’s work bench from the late 1800s/early 1900s+, and a number of items which were used in the provision of health care during that time period.  There are also some additional displays in our Atrium and adjoining areas.
Our Health Sciences Library has a larger display of items which cover not only pharmacy, but also nursing, dental medicine, and “medicine” (the professional practice) in general.
The sites are generally open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, but arrangements can be made for other days and hours, particularly if groups of people are involved.   It’s best to contact us in advance.  I can be reached at 645-3002 or,  and the History of Medicine in the Health Sciences Library is managed by Linda Lohr, at 829-5737 or
Thank you.
Cindy Konovitz

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Article about things to do for free in today's Gusto section of the Buffalo News

Check out my article about things to do for free in Western New York in today's Gusto section of the Buffalo News. It's the cover story!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Take out lunch from Reuben's NY Deli

I happened to be at the plaza located at Maple and North Forest in Williamsville to pick up some equipment from the new location of Time Warner Cable, when I saw that this is the plaza where Reuben's NY Deli is located. I had seen advertising for the deli and thought that I should check it out someday. Well, today was that day! Since I was already in the plaza, it was lunch time and I knew that on Wednesdays my daughter usually texts me when she gets out of class and asks if I can get us something take out for lunch, I decided to give it a try.

Since we both like reuben sandwiches, and it is one of their specialties, I ordered a reuben combo for us to split. As you can see from the photo, which is just my portion, there was plenty for both of us. The food was very good and the sandwich was wrapped in foil, so it stayed warm until I got home. I would definitely order from there again, everything on the menu sounded good and portions are large. They also have a number of tables and a lunch counter, so you could eat-in too.

Reuben's NY Deli, 714 Maple Road, Williamsville, 716-636-0546, Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30am - 7:00pm.