Sunday, August 21, 2016

Article about Woodstock in today's Buffalo News

Here is a link to my article about Woodstock and Bethel New York which appeared in the travel section of today's Buffalo News.

 http://www.buffalonews.com/life-arts/one-tank-trips/finally-making-it-to-woodstock-x2013-both-of-them-20160821

If you still have last Sunday's paper, I had an article in the travel section about the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY. That article isn't posted online for some reason.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Article about the Walkway over the Hudson

Walkway over the Hudson






One of the more interesting places to visit when in Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley area is the Walkway over the Hudson. Below is a link to my article about it that appeared in yesterday's Buffalo News travel section.

http://www.buffalonews.com/life-arts/one-tank-trips/one-tank-trip-walkway-over-the-hudson-state-historic-park-20160717

In the coming weeks I will have additional articles in the travel section about several other places I traveled to this summer in conjunction with a big writing project I am currently working on. Stay tuned!
Walkway over the Hudson






One of the more interesting places to visit when in Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley area is the Walkway over the Hudson. Below is a link to my article about it that appeared in yesterday's Buffalo News travel section.

http://www.buffalonews.com/life-arts/one-tank-trips/one-tank-trip-walkway-over-the-hudson-state-historic-park-20160717

In the coming weeks I will have additional articles in the travel section about several other places I traveled to this summer in conjunction with a big writing project I am currently working on. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Forever Young Magazine posted online

Here is a link to archived issues of Forever Young Magazine, which I write for on a regular basis. In the past they just posted select articles, now they have the entire issue online.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Visiting nature centers

On Tuesday my daughter and I took a short day trip to a couple local nature centers. I was putting the finishing touches on an article about nature centers for the June issue of Forever Young and needed some new photos to go with it.




We first stopped at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca. There are art exhibits in the visitor's center building as well as outdoor art exhibits on the grounds.




Our next stop was the Reinstein Woods Nature center in Cheektowaga, which I had never been to before. I was impressed with the grounds. There are five short walking trails, we just walked along one. I will definitely have to revisit it this summer.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A day of art


 
Today we visited not one, but two art galleries. My husband and I are members at the Burchfield Penney and had planned to go see the exhibit about John Brent, the first African American architect in Buffalo, since it sounded interesting. When we asked our daughter, the future art teacher, if she wanted to join us, she asked if we could also go to the Albright Knox, since she had to go there to do research for one of her classes.

So we saw the Monet exhibit and more at Albright Knox, then headed over to the Burchfield Penney to see the John Brent exhibit, along with the other exhibits. The Albright Knox was especially crowded, but there were also quite a few at Burchfield Penney. The Monet exhibit runs until March 20, the Brent exhibit until March 27

www.Albrightknox.org

www.burchfieldpenney.org

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A few hours learning about North Tonawanda history

My husband and I visited North Tonawanda this morning, including the North Tonawanda History Museum. We had been there a few times before but they have expanded their exhibits over the last few years, so there was a lot we didn't see in the past. In addition, during this past summer I had donated an item that had been in my family and wanted to see how it looked on display.


 

Last summer, when I was getting ready to finalize the sale of my parents home, I had been debating on what to do with this old weaving loom in the corner of the basement which had been there as long as I could remember. My Uncle Adolf, a religious brother, had built it long before he became a brother and had given it to my dad when he joined the brotherhood. Since it was a dusty old thing, I was originally just going to leave it with the house, but that didn't feel right. Since my uncle lived in North Tonawanda, I contacted the North Tonawanda History Museum and they were happy to take it.

The loom was partly set up, although Donna, the director of the museum, said she was waiting for someone who knows more about looms to get it fully functional. Still, it was nice seeing my uncle's loom on display.

One could easily spend hours browsing through this museum, as there are hundreds of thousands of items that tell the story of the history of North Tonawanda and the people who lived there. Even if you have no connection to North Tonawanda, it's still a fascinating place to visit
North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, 716-213-0554 www.nthistorymuseum.org




Afterwards, we had lunch at Uncorked Café, 72A Webster Street. It's fairly new, as the last time I was here there was another little café in the same space. The food was good and the servings enormous. I had a turkey club sandwich and brought half of it home and my daughter had it for lunch.

I was sad to see that the Hodge Podge gift shop next door closed, however, another gift shop opened in its place: Michele's Motif, which has women's clothing, accessories, and jewelry. They even offer beading and wire wrapping jewelry classes.
Michele's Motif, 72 Webster Street, North Tonawanda. 716-957-4900.

It also looked like a new restaurant was going to be opening on Webster Street. Canal Club 62 Tap and Eatery, at 62 Webster Street. It looked nice from what I could see through the windows.