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rest week

Today kicks off Local Restaurant Week. For $20.14 you can enjoy some really nice meals and great places in Western New York and the best part is it stays in this area! For a list of participating restaurants click here.

movie nights

Check out the following movies at the Public House. For more info on the Movie Night Series check their Facebook page.

Safe&Seen

Another safe indoor trick or treating event takes place at ECC’s North Campus on Saturday. The Annual Safe and Seen event takes place from 11-3pm. This year proceeds benefit the Make a Wish of Western New York Foundation. For more event info go to their website.

revo

Friday, join in the creative, black tie gala at Hotel Lafayette for Revo, Independence Celebration. Proceeds benefit the Veterans One Stop Center. For more info and tickets click here.

 

 

Friday Favorites!

With me on vacation there is not to much to say. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

-B

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{Mother/Daughter time “twinsies” = Priceless}

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{Before the Falls turned Pink}

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{A shot of Hoyt Lake by Delaware Park, I love the canoes}

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{Sidewalk games like hopscotch, are painted outside one of the hotels in Niagara Falls, NY for guests to enjoy}

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{A fun night of putting our own personal touches on our Disney Magic Bands}

#Billieve

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As most, if not everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and multiple events take place raising money and awareness to the second most common cause of cancer death in women. Having an Aunt who is a Breast Cancer Survivor, to having a neighbor who recently passed away last month to this awful disease, my Mom and I attended and participated in the Buffalo Bills and American Cancer Society’s Billieve event last Friday.

The event had young and old people, survivors and supporters, Bills players and their families all wearing pink and coming together on the Rainbow Bridge for one common cause; “Billieving” that one day we will find a cure.

It was a special night not only because we were doing something that was important to us, but because I got to share it with my Mom. As I get older I appreciate spending time with the people I love and care about the most and for me to spend an evening with her, to talk, lecture at times and laugh was priceless.

I can’t wait for next year.

-B

For more ways to help in your area, visit the American Cancer Society link or the Breast Cancer Network of WNY

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{Linking scarves and creating a live ribbon across the Rainbow Bridge}

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{ My Mom and Me }

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{ The Falls turned Pink }

Less is More Sometimes

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A couple weekends ago my sister and niece went with me to pick out pumpkins like we normally do this time of year. Instead of going to the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence like we normally do, we decided to go to Becker Farms and change it up a little. While I enjoy Becker Farms for their winery and brewery, I was really disappointed in the service {or lack there of} when it came to the children’s area and pumpkin barn.

While every other area was open and ready to go, the area to pick your pumpkins and pay was closed and just opening {at 12:30pm} when we were ready to check out. If you wanted to pay you had to lug your pumpkins to the country store to pay for them. To top it off the staff {if you could find them} was rude and not helpful when it came to answering questions and it made for a not so fun time and us regretting our decision to just go to the Great Pumpkin Farm. The pumpkins were overly priced costing us $33 for 5 of them, that I could have gotten cheaper somewhere else.

So even though I like the winery and brewery on site, I think they should refocus on what they want to do next year. Sometimes its better to not have it all and focus on the areas you’re good at. Sometimes less is more…

-B

Even though it was a disappointing experience, I did capture some pretty scenic shots while we were there.

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{A smile on my face, even though the service wasn’t so good}

 

#BuffaloLinks

barre centric buffalo

It’s finally here! The Barre Centric, Buffalo location opened its doors for classes yesterday. Make sure to check out the new location.

dog e style

I’m so sad to miss this, tomorrow the new Dog e Style restaurant {a new innovative hot dog restaurant located downtown} is having their grand opening at 5pm. Enjoy music, food and drink. For more information on the event click here. And make sure to “Like” them on Facebook.

sports hall of fame

Another event that I am said to be missing is the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Thursday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. For more information on the event and to learn more about the Sports Hall of Fame click here.

Spooktacular Ad

Starting this week Friday dress the little ones up and head to the Buffalo Zoo for a safe and fun way to enjoy Halloween a little early. Spooktacular Days at the Zoo run Friday-Sunday’s the next two weekends. Enjoy trick or treating and zoo animals!

A Reflection… #OneBuffalo

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It started off with a huge celebration, the Pegula Family, introduced by Chris Berman on the big screens at the Ralph, chants, signs saying One Buffalo, Johnny Rzeznik performing the National Anthem to us looking pretty good in the beginning of the game. Then it happened, the horrible officiating started to take place {to the point where it looked like they didn’t even know what penalties they were calling on}, to the horrible Brady who wouldn’t even give a high five to the half time little league team playing on the field {really is a high five gonna hurt you Brady}, all to Gronkowski crying that he got “hurt.”

With the lack of patience fans were having with the NFL Officials {I don’t even know if I should call them that} the game day staff wasn’t any better, we had event staff walk up and down are section at least 6 or 7 times before they decided to kick a fan out for being rude during almost the whole game. It really takes you that many times to decide whether or not this person should go?!? Oh and let me not forget to mention the lady who maybe watched a total of 10 minutes of the whole game. Instead she felt that getting food and drink and walking around aimlessly was the way to go. I think she would have been better off staying at her tailgate or hosting a party at her home, it probably would have saved her a few dollars.

I know I sound harsh, don’t get me wrong I do enjoy {very much} going to the games with my Dad. And I must say I am lucky we sit next to some awesome people, but I feel the need to voice my opinion on what I observe each week. Yes, I know its an NFL game, but am I wrong to ask where people’s common sense has gone. As fans we build up this “hype” that we have to do x, y and z and isn’t the real reason we’re all there to watch a football game?

Until next time! Go Bills!

-B  

Bills game, National Anthem 10.12.14 

{Click above to watch my video of the end of the National Anthem performed by Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls}

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{I’m not the only one who thought the officiating was bad}

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{Breast Cancer Survivors took the field during the end of the 3rd quarter}

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{Follow me on Instagram for more photos I took from the game. My handle is bybuffalob}

Friday Favorites!

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to spending some quality Mother/Daughter time with my Mom tonight at the Billieve event in the Falls. Tomorrow its off to Fall Fest in Ellicottville and Sunday we are back home at the Ralph. Its a busy weekend, but I’m looking forward to the memories that will be made. Enjoy!

-B

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It’s nice to walk down Main St. and get a nice cup of coffee at the Buffalo Coffee Roastery. The staff is always so friendly there.

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A view of my city. The Metro Rail Downtown.

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Catching up with Jeni, by taking a nice stroll down Hertel this past week. I love the Elephant we stumbled upon {and the trunk is up!}

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Snapping a little “selfie” at the Albright Knox’s First Friday. See my thoughts on it next week!

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Lacey was home this past weekend so of course that called for happy hour at Cantina Loco! I love this photo captured of us.

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