Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Author event next Saturday Nov. 29

Join me and over 70 other local authors at the Buffalo History Museum next Saturday November 29th. Books make a great holiday present!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Travel article about Grove City, PA in today's Buffalo News

My article about shopping in Grove City, PA is in today's Buffalo News travel section. I will include the link in a future blog post once the Buffalo News posts the article online.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Greek food for dinner

My daughter and I have been wanting to try dining at Zoe, a Greek restaurant on Transit Road in East Amherst that we drive past often. We figured the food must be good since it always seems to be busy. Since hubby and youngest son were camping with the Scouts, we thought it was a good opportunity to enjoy a girls night out.

Our first clue that the portions would be enormous was when everyone leaving the restaurant was carrying a take-out box.  I literally mean EVERYONE! The service was quick and when our waitress brought our food, chicken souvlaki dinners,  all we could say was "Wow!" My daughter commented, "I don't know where to begin, there's so much food." We could have easily ordered one and split it, heck, we could have ordered one dinner and feed our family of six!

The food was very good and we had a lot left over. We will definitely have to go again.

Zoe Restaurant, 5711 Transit Road, East Amherst 639-4550,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

mini golf, donuts, and pumpkins

Today my husband and I, along with our two youngest kids did several fun activities. I had won a certificate for mini golf at Adventure Landing on Sheridan Drive ( at a fundraiser I attended a couple months ago. They are actually open year-round for mini-golf (provided the course isn't covered with snow). We decided since it was fairly nice today (a bit cold, but not too bad) that we would use it before the snow flies! We had fun, although as usual, I came in last place.

While we were there my husband noticed that Paula's Donuts ( ) was just down the street, so naturally we had to go to get some coffee and hot chocolate to warm up after playing mini golf. Of course, we had to get some donuts with our beverages.

Our last stop was to get our Halloween pumpkins at Niagara County Produce ( on Transit Road at Millersport Hwy. They had quite a few pumpkins left, although they were either huge or tiny.

Article about LeRoy barn quilts

My article about the barn quilts of Leroy, NY is in the travel section of today's Buffalo News;

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lunch at the library

My daughter's morning class wasn't meeting today and we needed to go to the downtown library to get some books she needed for a research paper. We finished our book gathering and research about noon, so we decided to have lunch at Fables Café, which is located in the library. I had a roast beef sandwich (not a beef on weck, but still good) which came with a salad. My daughter had their soup duet special, two bowls of soup, she chose buffalo chicken wing soups and Italian wedding, which also came with a salad. Yummy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day trip to Batavia

My daughter had a day off from school today, so we decided to take a little day trip to Batavia. Our main destination was Roxy's Music store ( ) 228 West Main Street). I have inherited a couple of accordions and I wanted someone to look at them to see if they were in good condition, since my daughter and youngest son want to learn to play them. Roxy's is a very nice music store specializing in accordions, as well as drums, guitars, pianos and more. They also seemed to have a large selection of sheet music.


We had lunch at Alex's Place, which is known for their ribs. The ribs were very good and served with extra BBQ sauce and a side of coleslaw and fries. The other items on the menu looked good too. (Alex's Place, 8322 Park Road, Batavia, )

Of course no trip to Batavia would be complete without a stop at Oliver's Candies. I got some items for Sweetest Day for my family (It's this coming Saturday). They also had a large selection of candies for Halloween, as well as sponge candy, boxed chocolates, gift baskets and more. They even have an ice cream parlor. (Oliver's Candies, 211 West Main, Batavia, )