Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some sharmeless self-promotion, my booksigning on Nov. 22

Christine Smyczynski to sign “Western New York: An Explorer’s Guide” at AAA Amherst Travel and Insurance Center

BUFFALO, N.Y., November 12, 2008 – AAA Western and Central New York is inviting members and the general public to a special book-signing and conversation with local author, Christine Smyczynski, on Saturday, November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AAA Amherst Travel and Insurance Center Travel Store located at 100 International Drive in Williamsville.

Smyczynski will be signing the second edition of “Western New York: An Explorer’s Guide,” a comprehensive directory of unique and popular destinations throughout Western New York. From Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario to the Western edge of the Finger Lakes, the book highlights major tourist attractions and places to visit off the beaten path, including historical facts, museums, and architectural points of interest. The book also contains information on the nearly 30 designated National Historic Landmarks in the region and a complete list of theaters, art galleries, cultural institutions, recreational activities, restaurants, parks, wineries, and festivals.

Reservations are recommended for the event. For more information or to RSVP, please call AAA at (888) 320-3060, click , or visit any AAA Travel and Insurance Center.

Christine A. Smyczynski is a native western New Yorker with a longtime interest in regional history and local attractions. She is a contributor to the travel section of The Buffalo News, Western New York Family Magazine, and the Democrat & Chronicle. Smyczynski is a former reporter for the Metro Source Community News and a member of the Niagara Frontier Tourism Task Force and the New York State Travel and Vacation Association.

As Upstate New York’s largest member services organization, AAA provides over 880,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA can be visited at

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