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Empire State of Cannabis
Mayor of Jamestown Welcomes Cannabis Businesses

Empire State of Cannabis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 22:29


As municipalities weigh opting out of adult-use sales, one city in Western New York is taking an opposite approach. Jamestown has actively marketed itself as an ideal location for cannabis cultivators and processors. Mayor Eddie Sunquist described the many advantages the city offers to cultivators including a municipal-owned electric grid with cheaper than market rates. Can former upstate manufacturing cities like Jamestown redevelop as cannabis hubs?

All The Kings Men
Week 2 Recap & A Chat w/ Alex Iafallo

All The Kings Men

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 49:28


Heading into his fifth season with the LA Kings, Alex Iafallo joined Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley to talk about his career, the LA Kings and the idiosyncrasies of Western New York. Iafallo signed a contract extension in the offseason and picked up his first goal of the season Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. After the catching up with Iafallo, Jesse's Dad returns to the podcast for a recap of Week 2 in the 2021-22 season and at the top of the show a new King of the Week is crowned.

Go Long with Dunne & Monos
Week 7 Louie Locks!

Go Long with Dunne & Monos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 6:07


Our three cold-hard, take-'em-to-the-bank LOCKS of this week inside, supported by Hamburg Brewing Company. Stop on in sometime for some Louie, the best IPA in Western New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Understanding the changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:01


The Biden administration recently announced it will be making big changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The news was celebrated by borrowers working in public service who have found the program's requirements to be confusing or too strict. For instance, what is considered "public service"? This hour, the experts help us understand the program, the changes made to it, and what borrowers need to know. Our guests: Anna Anderson, supervising attorney at the Regional Consumer Law Unit of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. Stuart Hencke , executive director of the Rochester Education Foundation Winston Berkman-Breen , deputy director of the Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the Student Borrower Protection Center

Go Long with Dunne & Monos
Isaiah McKenzie Show, Ep 2: Inside the Bills' demolition at Arrowhead

Go Long with Dunne & Monos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 58:54


We'll include the 10-episode Isaiah McKenzie Show right here in the main Go Long Podcast feed. The Buffalo Bills wide receiver/returner is hanging out with Go Long all season long to take listeners beyond the press conference. He's authentic. He's real. He'll peel the curtain back on this game because that's what NFL fans deserve. You can also watch Episode 2 the Isaiah McKenzie Show right here at Go Long. Do you live in or around Western New York? Want to see a live show in-person and hang out with McKenzie? Five of the 10 episodes will be held at Mister's Bar & Lanes in East Aurora, N.Y. Here are all dates with a full description of the show. (Go Long subscribers get first dibs on a table reservation, so feel free to upgrade to a subscription at GoLongTD.com.) Thank you, everyone. Enjoy the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Go Long with Dunne & Monos
Isaiah McKenzie Show, Ep 1: From Miami Gardens to Orchard Park

Go Long with Dunne & Monos

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 58:34


We'll include the 10-episode Isaiah McKenzie Show right here in the main Go Long Podcast feed. The Buffalo Bills wide receiver/returner is hanging out with Go Long all season long to take listeners beyond the press conference. He's authentic. He's real. He'll peel the curtain back on this game because that's what NFL fans deserve. You can also watch Episode 1 the Isaiah McKenzie Show right here at Go Long. Do you live in or around Western New York? Want to see a live show in-person and hang out with McKenzie? Five of the 10 episodes will be held at Mister's Bar & Lanes in East Aurora, N.Y. Here are all dates with a full description of the show. (Go Long subscribers get first dibs on a table reservation, so feel free to upgrade to a subscription at GoLongTD.com.) Thank you, everyone. Enjoy the show. (And Isaiah McKenzie explaining the real reason he didn't go to Notre Dame.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Understanding redistricting

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:04


Election Day is less than a month away. This year, there are five proposals on the ballot -- four of which will directly impact voters in Western New York. This hour, we discuss the first proposal: Amend the process for determining congressional and state legislative districts. Our guests weigh in on the process of redistricting at the state/federal and county/local levels. The County Legislature and the Independent Redistricting Commission are hosting public hearings about proposed state maps. Our guests this hour explain what voters need to know. Our guests: Barbara Grosh, president of the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area Jennifer Wilson, deputy director of the League of Women Voters of New York State Tom Ferrarese, member of the League of Women Voters, and former Commissioner of the Board of Elections Mark Assini, former Gates Town Supervisor, and current chief administrative officer at American Rock Salt

WNY Entrepreneur
Business Owner To Author - Gary Friedman

WNY Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:04


Have You Ever Thought About Writing a Book? If you are like most entrepreneurs, you've thought about telling your story or writing book. Most don't do it. Why? We talk about that and how Gary's journey started from a thought to actually writing 3 books! Gary Friedman has traveled a long road, interacting with people every step of the way. Gary makes contributions to the betterment of the world every day. Whether in his role as a non-profit volunteer, business owner, coach, counselor, federal employee, or author, it has always been important to Gary to leave the community a better place than when he found it. His home in Western New York has been the backdrop for most of the poignant work he has accomplished so far. In each of his careers, Gary has made people a priority by observing, listening, and reaching out to those in need and those who need direction. He has authored a series of three inspirational novels, The Shepherd Chronicles, asserting that one man can make a difference, and frequently speaks to audiences promoting that message. Gary's new novel, Stones and Glass Houses, demonstrates his intrigue with how humanity functions and interacts. His goal is to shake up the reader's perspective and invoke curiosity and this book does not disappoint. Enjoying his retirement from the Federal government, Gary spends his days enjoying time with family and friends, traveling and writing.friends, traveling and writing.

Lady Preacher Podcast
Rev. Katrina Macaluso and Rev. J. Eric Thompson: Navigating Divorce

Lady Preacher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 78:31


A few months ago, some colleagues of mine shared a video on their facebook pages announcing that they were getting divorced. We were so impressed by how they handled the announcement and when we reached out to interview them, they offered to come on together! So today we have Rev. Katrina Macaluso and Rev. J. Eric Thompson to share their story and insights with us.We dove deep into some heady theology, working to untangle some of the harm done by the church around divorce and with the Mark 10 text. But we also dove into the realities of changing a major relationship status, navigating a divorce with kids, as well as removing some of the shame around divorce.And friends, if divorce is a hard subject for you, give yourself some grace with this one. Take it piece by piece if you need to, and remember that every story is unique. Yours may look different than Katrina and Eric's and that's okay. What we hope to do with this episode is dive into how one family is navigating these waters and, in doing so, maybe offer a lifeline to others who have maybe felt shame and stigma around this really hard thing.Rev. Katrina Macaluso:Katrina is currently the minister of the United Church of Warsaw in Western New York. She is a graduate of Buffalo State College and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.  A fifth generation clergy person, she has served the church in a variety of capacities throughout her career. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys gardening and making music with her band, Languid Dandy. Rev. J. Eric Thompson:Growing up in a military family marked by illness, J. Eric Thompson embodies what he was once told by a mentor: caregivers are made, not born. He is an Episcopal Priest of 15 years with experience in military and medical chaplaincy, as well as parochial ministry. He has two brilliant but exhausting children, John and June (named both for family members as well as the country musicians). He currently serves churches in Western New York State.SPONSOR:This episode is sponsored by Bliss Hot Yoga & Wellness Studio in Kenosha, WI. Bliss is a HOT yoga studio with an aim to provide an accessible safe space to all. They inspire and empower each individual through yoga and physical fitness; guiding them on a path of wellness, both internally and externally. Bliss Hot Yoga Studio provides the tools and coping mechanisms for each student to live everyday in their healthiest physical and mental state; the journey to experience BLISS. If you are new to yoga or a seasoned vet, Bliss welcomes you!ADDRESS: 1316 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/blisshotyogawellnessINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/blisshotyogawellness/ BOOK A CLASS TODAY ON VAGARO

Bills Pod Squad
Bills Pod Squad | S2: Ep. 5 | Mike Tirico

Bills Pod Squad

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 47:21


On this week's episode of Bills Pod Squad, NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico joins Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab as a guest to preview the Week 5 AFC Championship rematch between the Bills and Chiefs. Tirico talks about his connections to the Western New York community and his illustrious broadcasting career including the best & most exciting events he's covered. He explains all the prep work that goes into hosting Football Night in America and calling a game on SNF plus much more. And a surprise guest joins the episode as well.

Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Michael Goldberg, owner of Chocolate & Vines

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:02


More than a decade ago, a couple of young entrepreneurs moved to Rochester and created the city's hottest new date spot. It was called Chocolate & Vines, located in the Neighborhood of the Arts. The owners had heard about Rochester and the relatively low cost of property in Monroe County, and they launched their idea almost on a whim. Now, Chocolate & Vines is closing. We sit down with the owner to discuss what he learned in his decade in the small business world of Western New York. Our guest: Michael Goldberg, owner of Chocolate & Vines

From the Couch
Week 3 Bills Hangover

From the Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 42:24


The boys are back from an amazing weekend in Western New York to break down week 3 and try and figure out what on earth is wrong with the Chiefs.

WNY Entrepreneur
Brand Identity- Where Local Businesses Get it Right or Wrong - Brandon WIlson

WNY Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 31:50


Does how we brand our business... really matter? Absolutely, but how and where do we do this? In this podcast episode, we interview a branding expert, Brandon Wilson. Mixing a background in Fine Arts and Web Design, Brandon Wilson is a designer who stands out from his counterparts. Using the fundamentals of what makes a good design and merging them with the modern practice of UX Design, his work helps businesses connect with their target audience. His approach to design respects the internal processes of a business without sacrificing the “wow” factor. Brandon Wilson excels at making brands stand out in the market while improving scalability. Here he shares some of his secrets, where businesses go wrong and right locally here in Western New York.

The Dom Giordano Program
NY Attorney Fights For Patients With Ivermectin Prescription To Receive Treatment

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 15:10


Ralph Lorigo, attorney from Western New York, joins the Dom Giordano Program after making national news following his decision to take on cases against hospitals who refuse to dole out potential Coronavirus treatments to patients. Lorigo, back in January, first began taking these cases after hearing from a family who wanted to treat their 80-year-old mother on a ventilator with Ivermectin. In this case, and each case that he has represented, a hospital would not honor prescriptions received by the patients from legitimate doctors. After presenting a lawsuit in the 80-year-old's case, a hospital administered the treatment, and she was released from the hospital soon after. Lorigo pontificates why a hospital would not dole out specific treatments, and explains where the patient's rights end and the hospital's rights begin. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 36 - 2021 Colts vs Seahawks Recap and Rams Preview

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Matt and Brandon discuss the disastrous Week 1 game versus Seattle, then preview Week 2 against the Rams

WNY Entrepreneur
Boot Strapping To Over 30 Employees - Tyler Uebelhoer, Founder of Buffalo Solar.

WNY Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 30:46


Hearing Tylers Story is inspiring. This guy built everything from the ground up and he tells how he did it. Buffalo Solar now has 32 employees and is considered a premier solar company all over Western New York. Here we talk about how it all unraveled, and what he learned along the way.

Our Hometown News
East Aurora Advertiser podcast episode exemplifies use of audio

Our Hometown News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 3:56


Last week, Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News -- the publishing group behind the East Aurora Advertiser and several other community newspapers in the Western New York region -- published a new podcast episode that we feel perfectly exemplifies the use of audio technology in the news publishing world. (You may remember Grant from the Industry Interview we published just a couple of weeks ago, where he detailed his experience with our platform and his vision for the future.) Grant authored his article in a first-person point of view, knowing that this particular piece of content would only be published to...Article LinkLet us know your thoughts about this episode by reaching out on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourhometownincInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourhometownwebpublishing/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourhometownincLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/our-hometown-com/..........Our Hometown Web Publishing is The Last Newspaper CMS & Website You'll Ever Need.  We help you generate revenue, engage with readers, and increase efficiency with Our Hometown's Digital & PrePress CMS features to fit your needs & budget.OHT's Web Publishing Platform is:-Powered with WordPress-Hosted on Amazon Web Services-Integrated with Adobe InDesign & Google Drivehttps://our-hometown.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKw6KpKUiQkWldrX2-J1Kag?view_as=subscriberOur-Hometown can be reached via email for comments or questions at: ops@Our-Hometown.com

LibVoices
Episode 17: LaQuanda T. Onyemeh & Lorin K. Jackson on Empowerment, Intentionality, and Solidarity

LibVoices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 42:39


LaQuanda T. Onyemeh is from Western New York and currently resides in Houston, TX. She is a Training & Consulting partner at ProQuest.  LaQuanda is the Co-Founder of WOC+Lib and serves as the Director of Marketing & Outreach. Prior to her current roles, LaQuanda was employed as a mental health professional, teacher, and academic librarian. LaQuanda's academic accomplishments are just as varied as her professional ones. She is a 2017-2018 ALA Spectrum Scholar, 2018 NASIG's John Riddick Student Grant Recipient, and 2020 Past-Chair of American Library Association, NMRT Online Programs Committee. LaQuanda earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from State University of New York, Brockport. She received her Masters of Library of Information Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and a Masters of Education in Educational Technology from Texas A&M University.  In her spare time, LaQuanda enjoys painting, visiting family and friends, and music.  Lorin works as a Research and Instruction Resident Librarian at Swarthmore College, proud recipient of a 2019 Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Before becoming an academic librarian, Lorin worked with under-served youth in the non-profit and educational sector for a decade. During this time, she held positions as a teacher and Program Associate in after-school youth development programs in the Bay Area. In her spare time, Lorin likes animation, photography, DJing, and crafting.

ManListening
Tessa teaches two sons

ManListening

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 55:39


Stuart sits down with his brother Andy's ex-wife and we do not talk about men. Instead we hear about big moves from Easley, SC near Greenville to Wellsville, NY near Rochester. We also hear about being a single mom to two teenaged boys and a career educator. Tessa Levitt has two masters degrees. She's taught in the classroom and now she makes classroom learning possible as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Allegheny region of Western New York state.

Vacation Mavens
197 Crossing the Canadian Border & A Road Trip to Buffalo

Vacation Mavens

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 43:42


This week Kim and Tamara are catching up on their respective August travels. Kim shares what it is like to cross the land border between Canada and the USA right now, plus what you need to know before you go. Meanwhile, Tamara almost made it to the Canadian border on her Western New York road trip, but not quite. She tells us about her eating adventures along the Upstate Eats Trail in Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: ROOM STEALS Today's episode is sponsored by Room Steals.  Listeners may remember Room Steals from our discussion on finding hotel deals in Episode 185, but Room Steals is a Chrome browser extension that works alongside existing booking sites to show you what the wholesale price is for that room. Just install the browser extension and search for a hotel as you usually would on Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, or Google. Once you've done your initial search, Room Steals will show you in a pop-up if that same room is available for less. If it is, you can click on that pop-up and book it directly through Room Steals. Downloading and using Room Steals is free; however, if you want to book a discounted room you have to pay an annual membership fee. Listeners can save 20% off the annual membership fee with promo code vacationmavens.  If you travel multiple times in a year, the subscription will quickly pay for itself. One listener already saved $400 using Room Steals on her first booking!  To learn more, visit roomsteals.com. That's roomsteals.com and use promo code vacationmavens to save 20% off your membership to Room Steals, and we thank them for their support. Crossing the Canadian Border The land border is still currently closed for Canadians looking to enter the USA, but US citizens are permitted to visit Canada. To cross the border, US citizens need to show a negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of crossing (note 72 hours NOT 3 days so test timing matters). Tests need to be PCR tests done through a lab (not an at-home test). Anyone age-eligible needs to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada and be prepared to show your vaccination card. Children under 12 crossing with a vaccinated parent may need to be tested again at the border crossing. You also need to have a quarantine plan (identify a hotel where you would stay if you needed to quarantine in Canada.) Canada can also do random COVID testing at the border. You currently do NOT need a negative COVID test to return from Canada to the United States if you are crossing via a land border (anyone arriving into the US by air still needs to have a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of boarding the plane.) You can upload all your documents into the Arrive CAN app prior to travel. Keep in mind that if you are driving through Western Canada you will want to pay close attention to any wildfires and road closures when planning your route. Be sure to check the Canadian government website for the latest updates. Upstate Eats Trail Road Trip Stops The Upstate Eats Trail runs from Binghampton to Buffalo to Rochester to Syracuse, New York with local food stops along the way This area also has a lot of history with the Erie Canal, suffrage movement, and Underground Railroad See Tamara's full blog post about the Upstate Eats Trail In Syracuse, Green Lakes State Park is home to a glacial lake with a beautiful blue color like you see in the some of the lakes up in Canada. In Downtown Syracuse, Dinosaur BBQ is a popular restaurant with excellent barbecue. Salt City Market is a food hall in Downtown Buffalo with many different types of cuisine from Burmese to Jamaican, Thai, and more. The Marriott in Downtown Syracuse is a beautiful historic hotel and has a great location for exploring downtown. On the way from Syracuse to Rochester, stop in Auburn, New York at the Harriet Tubman House National Historic Site and the New York State Equal Rights Center. In Rochester, stop at Bill Gray's for their red and white hot dogs with meat sauce. One location is right on Lake Ontario. Nearby you can grab a soft serve frozen custard Abbott's. Rochester is famous for the garbage plate, which was invented at Nick Tahou Hots. A garbage plate has potatoes (usually fries), macaroni salad, and is topped with either hamburgers or hot dogs and covered with meat sauce, onions, and other toppings. If you are visiting Rochester with kids, be sure to visit the Strong Museum of Play. This interactive museum focuses on play and has areas with interactive play as well as a Toy Hall of Fame and toys from different decades. High Falls is another spot to check out in Rochester, which is a 90' waterfall in the center of town. There is a nice bridge and viewing point overlooking the falls. Genessee Brew House is located right near the falls. Famous for Genessee Cream Ale, they now have a craft brewery and restaurant. Buffalo is known for a wide selection of food beyond wings, 35 craft breweries, 5 distilleries, street art, history and a revitalized waterfront. Tamara stayed at the Downtown Marriott in Buffalo in the Canalside district, which is where the boat tours leave and where you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, and water bikes. Buffalo River History Tours runs boat tours that explain the history of the river and the grain silos that line the banks. River Works is another entertainment district along the river that is home to ice hockey/roller derby rinks, a ropes course, a brewery, restaurant, tiki bar, entertainment venue and soon a Ferris wheel and zip lining. Silo City is home to a large number of grain silos and elevators that are being converted into lofts and commercial / exhibition space. Duende is a fun bar in Silo City that features live music on some evenings, outdoor space, and fun cocktails or local craft beers. General Mills still has a plant in Buffalo that manufactures Cheerios and Lucky Charms, and the area around it smells like cereal. There are many breweries in Buffalo and one favorite is Resurgence Brewing. Ted's Hot Dogs is famous for its spicy meat sauce. Anchor Bar is home to the original buffalo wings. Other local Buffalo foods to try include beef on weck, sponge candy, and Buffalo-style pizza. If you enjoy architecture, be sure to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. See more things to do on a Buffalo girls' trip. Full Episode Transcript [00:00:00.000] - Kim Tate We're saying goodbye to summer. Here's the latest of what we've been up to.   [00:00:15.440] - Announcer Welcome to Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast with ideas for your next vacation and tips to get you out the door. Here are your hosts, Kim from Stuffed Suitcase and Tamara from We3Travel.   [00:00:29.940] - Kim Tate Today's episode is brought to us by our continuing sponsor, Room Steals. Room Steals is an extension that you can add to your browser. And while you're shopping for your next hotel room, you can see if you're getting the very best rate.   [00:00:43.230] - Tamara Gruber I don't know if I had mentioned to you, but my family is planning on doing a Thanksgiving get away this year with all of Glenn's family. It is a multi generational trip, hopefully to Aruba. It was something that was supposed to happen a couple of years ago and was cancelled. I don't know if it's going to happen, but right now that's what our plan is. And so I was like, you know what? It's Thanksgiving week. I don't think that there would be any deals on Room Steals, but let me just give it a quick look.   [00:01:08.730] - Tamara Gruber So I looked and we were going to do the Ritz Carlton in Aruba, and it looks like we could save almost $900 if we use Room Steals because it depends on what room types. Some would be like $400. Some would be 600 or would be $800. So now I need to go and tell my father in law, but he's going to pay for quite a few rooms. So if you think about if that's like $800 per room, you know, when you're doing, like, five rooms, that's a lot of money.   [00:01:37.110] - Kim Tate That's a lot of money.   [00:01:37.930] - Tamara Gruber It's a lot of money. So anyway, if anyone is thinking of planning some travel, I definitely suggest checking out Room Steals. As we mentioned, it's a Chrome browser extension that works alongside all of these different booking sites, like hotels or Booking or Expedia or even Google. And the nice thing is, you can see what the rate would be for free. And then if you want to book that rate, that's when you can sign up for Room Steals membership. And they are offering our listeners 20% off the annual membership fee with the promotion code, vacationmavens. It is Vacation Mavens. All one word, all lower case. Go ahead and check it out at Room Steals dot com.   [00:02:18.200] - Tamara Gruber So, Kim, I was hoping to use this episode to talk about our big announcement of a big trip that we're doing that we're going to see each other on for the first time in how long? I know. I don't know. I don't think we have an announcement to make.   [00:02:33.330] - Kim Tate I don't think we can announce it yet, but I can at least say what we're crossing our fingers for. We are crossing our fingers that Tamara and I will be going to Portugal in October. So I'm still hoping I'm crossing my fingers and my heart.   [00:02:49.080] - Tamara Gruber I think anyone that's trying to plan any trips right now is very much in this state of is it happening? Is it not happening? Especially if it's international. We're all trying to make the best decisions and look at the most recent information. And just recently we've gone through, do we do this or not? And we're like, okay, Portugal has the second best vaccination rate in Europe. Their cases are flattening out. They've got all these great measures in place.   [00:03:18.380] - Tamara Gruber Everything was coming together, all getting organized. We're ready to go. And it's like one of those things where just when you're about to pull the trigger, it's like because Europe announces that they are taking the US off of their safe list of countries that they're accepting into the European Union. So at first that's like, what is that going to mean? You read into it a little bit more. It looks like it probably will be mostly targeted towards unvaccinated travelers, but it's really up to each individual country now to determine what they're going to decide to do.   [00:03:55.110] - Tamara Gruber And so I think probably a lot of them will do is that you need to be both vaccinated and have a negative test for arrival and then implementing that vaccine passport that they're using throughout Europe to be able to check into hotels and go to restaurants and things like that. So it is definitely something to keep your eye on very closely as it can change at anytime.   [00:04:18.380] - Kim Tate I mean, we're over a year into this, so hopefully we've all learned to keep things fluid, but it's definitely a a situation that's up in the air. And like Tamara said, we're just trying to really follow all the rules and regulations, make sure. And the thing is, you have to make sure you're doing the research yourself because I saw someone recently. They showed up to the airport and they had done their own research and knew that they had to get a test and all this stuff. But people were at the airport and being denied their flight because they didn't have a test to show the airport check in, and they were complaining.   [00:04:52.500] - Kim Tate Well, the airline never sent us this information. They never told us this was needed, so you can't rely on getting your information from one source. You have to really kind of do the leg work yourself.   [00:05:03.120] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I think there's a lot of that, like, just not understanding what needs to happen. And I think sometimes I pay a little too much attention to the news, but you need to definitely follow all that information. I just put up a little Instagram story the other day just with some steps to take, make sure that you register for the Smart Traveler enrollment program, the Step program through the State Department, make sure you are following and read through everything on the embassy page to understand what the rules are and following those kind of resources, especially on social media, is that probably gets updated more quickly.   [00:05:39.220] - Tamara Gruber So you definitely need to get some information. But things are always changing even here in the US, right. We were just kind of talking about how difficult it is even to plan a travel podcast, because some of the things that we wanted to talk to you guys about this fall. Now it's probably not the best time to visit those destinations. So between fires and storms and other things, travel is continued to be fluid. But road trips tend to still be good. And you and I both made a road trip recently, right.   [00:06:09.540] - Kim Tate We did.   [00:06:10.360] - Tamara Gruber Yeah.   [00:06:10.890] - Kim Tate I think it's hopefully still in our ability. However, there's some interesting stuff, even with road tripping, it we had experience when we were in Canada, but yeah, I think that things right now. I mean, just as we've always said, things, you have to really pack your patience and do your research and be flexible and fluid.   [00:06:29.340] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. So you got to finally visit Paul's family, which I'm so glad you were able to do that. So what was it like driving across the border? I guess both ways, especially since we're a little bit unequal partners in that. We are now allowed into Canada. But Canadians are not allowed to cross our border. So there's all these different rules to sort out. We talked about it a little bit last time, but now that you've been through it, maybe you could just talk about that would like, yeah, definitely.   [00:06:53.880] - Kim Tate So it's probably good to let everyone know what the experience was. In actuality, we got up to the border. We made good time. We were the only car at the border crossing where we went, and we were using one of the border crossings. That's not as busy up here. We have three that we well, actually, there's four that we can use kind of across the Washington, our side of the border that we do when we're traveling up to Edmonton, we normally pick ones that are a little bit further east than the traditional Vancouver ones.   [00:07:22.280] - Kim Tate So we passed at a slower location, and it was we were the only people there. We got up there and they wanted to see our passports. And then I had put our vaccine cards in my passport and it dropped, of course. And he's like, I just want your passports now. So he didn't want to see my card, but he saw that we had it. I'm guessing. So he gave that to us and looked at our passport, scan them and everything. And then he wanted to see our negative COVID test.   [00:07:52.420] - Kim Tate And so I pulled mine up on my phone. But the girls, they don't have digital ones because they're minors, so they don't have the digital account. So we had gotten print outs in advance, and he looked because I know that mine. We actually we got tested separately and mine and Mia was exactly three days before. And whereas Paul and Lizzy there was two days before, but early in the morning and he looked at his watch because he was looking for the 72 hours. So I was curious how that would work if they really hold to the 72 hours or it would be just kind of like three days before.   [00:08:28.270] - Kim Tate But he looked at his watch because ours got processed at 05:00 p.m.. And he wanted to make sure that the time that you got the test or the time that the results came for us. It was the time that the test was administered. So what happened, though, is we collected. We gave our sample probably around 1:20, but the test results said sample process at 05:00 p.m.. So there was like a holding period before they actually ran our sample. But our results didn't come in for two days after that.   [00:08:58.220] - Kim Tate But it's not based on when you're basically, I would say, is have your sample collected no sooner than 72 hours before you think you're going to pass that, you know, that border. And I know there's different rulings on if you're originating in one place and then connecting somewhere. And I think there's some stuff with that as well.   [00:09:20.230] - Tamara Gruber Well, you really have to account for traffic there, too, just yet.   [00:09:23.610] - Kim Tate I know that's what I was saying. So that's where we were, because it's like, okay, well, we want to leave the house at this time, but knowing my family, we're probably going to know we give it that time. So I want to give myself an hour cushion. But then we had, like I said, we had quite a bit of a cushion from just when the processing was when the test was processed. It was a few hours after we'd given our samples.   [00:09:48.540] - Tamara Gruber Did you do that through like, a standard state testing site. We did pharmacy or anything.   [00:09:54.690] - Kim Tate We did it through our normal clinic site. So our hospital, like our doctor's clinic has a drive through clinic set up for all the patients. And so we were able to just drive through there and do our little swabs and stick and imagine it has to be PCR. It has to be PCR. And Canada does not allow those Abbott ones.   [00:10:19.370] - Tamara Gruber Unless they've started self administered one.   [00:10:21.800] - Kim Tate Yeah, it has to be through a lab and stuff in there. They have different rules. So you just need to really make sure you're doing it the right way and stuff. So we got them and no problem. So he checked that. Now we had used the app that was the arrive can app, and I had it pulled up and in there. And again, I wonder how much they noticed this and don't ask for it then, because he didn't ask us for vaccination cards, and he didn't ask to see the app.   [00:10:46.760] - Kim Tate But I had it already, like in the hand on my lap. So then we got through. It's kind of funny how we did this because we drove separately. So Paul and Mia were right behind us, and they got up there and he wanted to see their arrive can, and he wanted to see their vaccination cards in addition to everything else. So I don't know how that worked, but yeah, so we had everything in order. So we had the arrived can filled out. The tricky thing about the arrive can is they actually make you create a quarantine, not create, but tell them what your quarantine plan is because because they can spontaneously request a test at the border.   [00:11:24.150] - Kim Tate And I'm guessing this is done more when you're flying. But I did have a friend recently say that it happened to their kids because they weren't able to get vaccinated. But those tests don't come through for three days or can be three days. And so when they give you the results, they've already let you into the country. But when they give you the results, if you're positive, you have to go into quarantine immediately at that point, and you have to follow that plan that you input into this app.   [00:11:52.290] - Kim Tate So we just put that we would stay at a residence in that was near his family. So that's just something to be mindful of that you do have to know what your arrangements will be. And you can't just say, oh, we'll just stay with family because it has to be in a situation where you can not touch or be around anyone else. So you have to be able to get your own food. You have to be able to not be with anyone who is not part of your traveling party.   [00:12:18.500] - Tamara Gruber Well, that's challenging. But you didn't have to make a reservation just in case.   [00:12:23.220] - Kim Tate No, I did not have to make a reservation. They just wanted to know what you would do. And I thought for some people who were going to Vancouver, I wondered if you could just put your home address in there and say, hey, I just turn around and go right back home.   [00:12:35.540] - Tamara Gruber Right.   [00:12:36.050] - Kim Tate But I don't know if the US. So that was the other. So then we get to the other flip side of it, which was once. The reason we drove up separately is because we actually parked one car at the airport, and we were driving up to together to visit Paul's family. And then we were able to me and I flew back early on our own to at an airport and picked up the car and drove home because she had a camp that started the day. And normally we do that drive in two days.   [00:13:00.300] - Kim Tate It's a little long for a one day drive. So we had that experience when we were ready to cross back in the border, we went through the same again, very small border crossing, and it was closed off. And so I was a little worried because I was like, okay, I didn't check the hours. But it was like, 10:00 a.m.. I was like, sure, truly, it's open at 10:00 a.m.. Maybe it's a weekend. And there was a border patrol agent there and got out of his car and it was like, pull forward.   [00:13:25.670] - Kim Tate And I was like, okay. And I rolled down the line. I'm like, Is this crossing not open? And he's like, Well, the border has been closed since March of 2020. Don't you know that? And I was like, no we are Americans. And so he's like, sdo you have American passports? And I was like. Yes, here they are.   [00:13:42.030] - Kim Tate And so he looked at him and he took them. And I was like, we're just visiting my husband's family, my in laws. And we're just coming back home. And he's like, okay, and move the thing. And he's like, drive forward to the booth. So we drove forward. I went through the process. And that was so like, they didn't want to test. They didn't want anything. They were just like, welcome home. Then we went through.   [00:14:02.340] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I was listening to the Miles to Go podcast. And he also recently had gone up to Canada, I think, to visit family. And apparently you don't need a test to come back into the US when you are at a land crossing. Yes, you only do for a flight. Which seems so odd. I don't know why you wouldn't just have the same rule. But did you know that ahead of time, I had you gotten tested, just in case.   [00:14:27.690] - Kim Tate When I recorded the previous podcast, I had mentioned that we were going to buy those Abbott Binax and just do a testing. But then I had two friends who had both crossed recently. One had been crossing regularly to visit her family, and then the other one had just gone up to visit his family. But both of them said they've never been. There's nothing with testing required when you're crossing at the land border. So we did not buy those Abbott tests. And we just took it at words at the word.   [00:14:56.040] - Kim Tate And sure enough, they did not ask for any kind of test. So interesting. Yeah, it is kind of interesting. I don't know how that works, but we're thankfully lucky enough that we didn't have to do that extra step and expense.   [00:15:07.050] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. Glad everything worked out and that you have a family.   [00:15:10.620] - Kim Tate It was so nice. I'm so glad we went. And it was good to be around my, you know, one niece, she had a new baby. So we were able to see him. And it was great.   [00:15:22.310] - Tamara Gruber It was nice.   [00:15:23.400] - Kim Tate We went to West Edmonton Mall. So for those people are curious, we didn't do it. We did mostly just hang out with family. But we did go out to eat a couple of times. They had some patio seating. And with it being summer, it was actually really nice to be in Edmonton and we went to West Edmonton mall, and the girls got some back to school shopping done. And we happened to be during a big hockey tournament. So there's a bunch of kids playing. They have a big ice rink in the middle of their West Edmonton wall.   [00:15:53.520] - Tamara Gruber As they do in Edmonton.   [00:15:54.990] - Kim Tate Yeah, exactly. It's like, is anyone surprised that they have a big hockey rink? If anyone doesn't know West Edmonton mall, I used to be kind of the largest mall in North America, and it and Mall of America, which is in Minnesota. I think they used to go back and forth. I don't know who's the current reigning champion because they would add on and do different things. But anyways, while the girls were shopping, we kind of stood and watched the kids play a hockey tournament. And it was a fun, very Canadian that.   [00:16:27.300] - Kim Tate Yeah, it was. And we got Tim Hortons coffee. So Tim Bits, it was a very Canadian esque situation. My sister in law is actually a pilot, a small plane pilot. She's working up her. She just got commercial pilots, but she's working up her hours and stuff. But she took Paul and the girls up in her little four seater plane up for a flight one day. So that was another fun thing they got to do. And they loved that. It's neat. Yeah. I stayed on the ground.   [00:16:56.350] - Kim Tate I did not go.   [00:16:57.540] - Tamara Gruber I'd be in after my one experience with the glider plane. I'm okay on small planes.   [00:17:04.130] - Kim Tate I remember when you and I have that chance to go on the helicopter in Ireland.   [00:17:09.170] - Tamara Gruber And we both were like.   [00:17:10.250] - Kim Tate No, maybe not a good idea.   [00:17:11.750] - Tamara Gruber See the helicopter for me is more about the motion sickness.   [00:17:15.560] - Kim Tate Yeah, that's what I was worried about.   [00:17:17.180] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I was little planes. I'm just not a fan of the little plane inside.   [00:17:20.680] - Kim Tate Yeah. For me, I was pretty sure that I just know I'm not a calm flyer. Like I have fear flying. I used to have it really bad. And then as I flew more, I've gotten over it. But turbulence and stuff is just a problem. But I also know on the smaller planes, the motion sickness would really get to me if I couldn't be looking out continually and stuff.   [00:17:42.110] - Tamara Gruber Especially when they're like, oh, let's Zoom in to see the scenery. I really enjoyed our float plane that we did in Alaska when we went to see the bears and stuff, but it was short. So I did get to the motion sickness wasn't too bad, but yeah, well, I was up right near the Canadian border. I thought of you.   [00:18:01.870] - Kim Tate Exactly. You didn't quite cross. Yeah. Had you considered it?   [00:18:04.910] Initially, I was tempted. But it's funny because a friend of mine met me in Buffalo, and I'll explain the trip in a minute. But she's from New Jersey, and she actually never had Tim Hortons, which here in New England. There are some Tim Hortons around okay. So it's not like a brand new thing, but she was like, oh, what is that? I've never heard of it. And we're like, what have you never heard? It's important. So anyway, we're very used to our Dunkin Donuts here.   [00:18:29.570] - Kim Tate And, yeah, that's something. I don't even know if I've ever had a Dunkin Donuts. I can't think if I ever have.   [00:18:37.360] - Tamara Gruber Well, you know, I'm not a coffee person, so I don't get into that hole to be all I can evaluate the Donuts.   [00:18:43.490] - Kim Tate Yeah, I have to say that Tim Hortons, I like Tim Hortons more than McDonald's, but that's about where the level is at. So for people who are wondering, it's not like, you know, in Seattle, I'm so spoiled because we have a coffee stand booth of, you know, like, small source coffees at every corner. So it's a little different. So it's definitely like, drive through coffee. So I don't know if I could compare honestly what Duncan ones versus McDonald's versus Tim Hortons. I don't know if I could do any justice to that in there.   [00:19:13.740] - Kim Tate Yeah, but, yeah, I want to hear all about because I know you went up to Buffalo to do a big foodie trail. So what was that like?   [00:19:20.150] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I had talked to the tourism board from Visit Buffalo back in January. So this is a trip that they hosted me on because what intrigued me about Buffalo is it kind of has some similarities to where I live here in Providence. They talked about a big revitalization of their waterfront, a good foodie scene, craft breweries, things like that. So I thought, you know what that sounds like a fun summer getaway summer or fall. I didn't really want to go up to Buffalo in the winter. And so they've put together this entire Upstate Eats trail.   [00:19:55.190] - Tamara Gruber So it's really more Western New York. You could hit Binghamton, which is down more like Upstate, but a little closer to where the Finger Lakes and then cut through the Finger Lakes up to Buffalo. What I did, though, since I'm coming from Rhode Island, is I went right across Interstate 90, and I stopped first in Syracuse and spent a night there, and then one night in Rochester and then three nights in Buffalo. So I got to experience three stops along the Upstate Eats Trail and kind of got to see the unique foods of that area, which I just have so much fun discovering what foods are really unique and special.   [00:20:34.050] - Tamara Gruber And sometimes it's just like a twist on something like a hot dog. But it's just the thing that they have up there. So I found that when I moved to Rhode Island, so many people that live in Rhode Island have lived there all their lives, and they may not recognize that these things are not everywhere. But when I moved to Rhode Island, I'm like, oh, there's so many very unique foods. And I remember writing a post about the must try foods in Rhode Island. So it's become my thing to really discover those unique foods that you only find in certain places.   [00:21:04.500] - Tamara Gruber And I found a lot of other things along the way because that area just has so much history between the suffrage movement, the Underground Railroad, just overall industrialism and stuff. There's just so much history to explore there, too. So there were a lot of places in between those cities that I wanted to stop at. That I didn't always have a chance to. So I did a few on the way back. I'm working on a whole blog post that I'll link to in our show notes when this comes out about the different stops along the way.   [00:21:35.150] - Tamara Gruber But, yeah, my first surprise was that when I got to Syracuse, they have a glacial Lake there. That is that beautiful color that you see, like in Canada. I'm like, wait, I didn't know that we had this in New York, but then Syracuse, downtown. Syracuse is big for the University, Syracuse University, but it has a good downtown. There's a lot of diversity there. I didn't have. I didn't get a chance to do some of the things I would have liked to have done because it was a Monday in museums and some other things were closed.   [00:22:08.220] - Tamara Gruber But it's also that area is because of the Great Lakes. You see so much distribution and things. So the Erie Canal was a huge deal in terms of getting goods from the Great Lakes down into other parts of the state. So they have an Erie Canal Museum. And there's also stops along the Underground Railroad. They're in Syracuse. So the thing that I got to do, of course, was eat. I asked people, where should I eat? And certain places always came up in Syracuse. It was dinosaur barbecue.   [00:22:44.720] - Tamara Gruber So it was just like a big, famous place for barbecue. Which is funny. I was actually in my grocery store yesterday, and I had to buy a barbecue sauce, and I saw that they have dinosaur barbecue sauce. I'm like, either I've never noticed that before or I just didn't know where it came from. Right.   [00:22:59.330] - Kim Tate Right. Yeah.   [00:23:00.260] - Tamara Gruber Yeah.   [00:23:01.080] - Kim Tate Like the sauce, right.   [00:23:02.610] - Tamara Gruber I didn't realize that that was a restaurant. So I did that. And then kind of just spent my time walking around town. And then in the evening, I went to they have a food hall.   [00:23:12.710] - Kim Tate I love those.   [00:23:13.800] - Tamara Gruber So this food Hall, Salt City Market, was right next to the hotel where I was staying at, which was like a Marriott, which was beautiful. It was an old historic hotel that had been renovated and changed into a Marriott. And the food hall had all kinds of different cuisine. I had, like, I think I got a Jamaican meat pie. And then they had another place they made, like, homemade, I think, a peach pie, different things. They had Vietnamese and Burmese and Cambodian. So tons of different cuisines that you could try and sample.   [00:23:44.870] - Tamara Gruber So that was the cool thing. I always like when I see these kind of interesting food experiences. Yeah. Definitely.   [00:23:51.200] - Kim Tate We were talking about that when I was in Irvine. It's neat because we get so stuck in kind of the standard stuff. And maybe when you're traveling far away, you think of it. But yeah, that's nice.   [00:24:00.980] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. And then in Rochester, I went up. Well, first I stopped like an Auburn, and I stopped the Harriet Tubman house and did a tour there, just trying to take in a little bit more of the history. I've been through this area a couple of times and stopped at a few historic sites. And we're trying to put it all together at some point that I've seen a lot of it and also in Auburn, and they have an equal rights. It's like a New York State equal rights center.   [00:24:24.520] - Tamara Gruber So it deals with women's rights, civil rights and LGBTQ rights. So it's like this whole kind of all of the luminaries within New York who have fought for equal rights of some type. So that was an interesting little stop, too. Then in Rochester, I went to a place called Bill Grays, and they're famous for their red hots. So the red hot and their white hot. So apparently it's like you're talking about.   [00:24:52.000] - Kim Tate Like, the candy, right? No.   [00:24:53.610] - Tamara Gruber Exactly.   [00:24:54.210] - Kim Tate Oh, sorry.   [00:24:55.140] - Tamara Gruber I'm talking about hot dogs. Okay.   [00:24:57.600] - Kim Tate Sorry.   [00:24:58.410] - Tamara Gruber It's confusing, right?   [00:25:00.280] - Kim Tate That's what I thought.   [00:25:01.210] - Tamara Gruber Too, when I saw the red hots listed. So there's just all these different hot dog joints. They use specific hot dogs that are produced there. And this particular place, Bill Grays, has a white one. So it's like a white hot dog. Kind of looks like a sausage or something or what. But it's not those bright red hot dogs that you've seen. And sometimes in Maine, those are just kind of crazy from outer space. Hot dogs. There's kind of like a regular hot dog or a white hot dog.   [00:25:31.170] - Tamara Gruber But they put a meat sauce and onion and a bunch of other stuff on it. I'm kind of used to usually and onions. Yeah. But it's not chilly. It's kind of close. So that's kind of what makes it unique, like, where you go. And I know how there's always like, oh, I like this one because they do something in their particular style. I think everyone develops a style that they like. So anyway, I try to wait one just to see what it was like. And it's fine.   [00:25:59.910] - Tamara Gruber So I did that. And then I was right on Lake Ontario there. So I took a little to walk on the Lake. And every time I'm on the Great Lakes, I'm just amazed by, of course, how big they are. But you and the beach also felt like it was a nice, soft sand beach. And this is actually really nice.   [00:26:15.840] - Kim Tate You know, that's an area I've never been to or discovered. So that's nice. I think it's I'm sure it feels like it's overlooked by a lot of people. But I'm sure there's a lot of people who know about it. Probably it's probably got a great tourism industry.   [00:26:29.210] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. But I don't think when you think of New York, you think generally, of course, New York City, you think maybe the catskills, the other index, the finger likes things that we've talked about. And I think this section of Western New York isn't thought of as a tourist destination unless it's Niagara. But I will say Buffalo is only like half an hour from Niagara Falls, so it's easy to add in a few days there and expand what you can do in that area. It's also there's a lot of great ice cream stand.   [00:26:59.900] - Tamara Gruber It's a lot of this kind of, like, fast casual types of food. It definitely brought my tum along, but it was fun to explore the different styles. But one thing that they have in Rochester that is just so cool is the Museum of Play. And I've heard about this for a long time. Everyone always says it's something you have to do when you go to Rochester. So even though I wasn't going with a kid, I was by myself. I still went to the Strong. It's the National Museum of Play, and it has this whole reading area where it's focused on different genre or characters from books.   [00:27:38.710] - Tamara Gruber And it's like an amazing children's Museum, but with a real focus on play. So there's an area where it has toys from different generations. There's a Toy Hall of Fame. So it kind of reminds me of a place that you and I went to in Kansas City.   [00:27:55.550] - Kim Tate Where in Kansas City.   [00:27:57.130] - Tamara Gruber Where you look back and you're like, oh, I remember light bright. Remember that. Remember all this kind of different toys? So there's, like, the nostalgia factor. But then there's also an area where there's a whole Sesame Street thing or like a movement thing where you're building paper airplanes and learning, trying to see how far you can make them fly. There's a Wegman, which is like the big grocery store chain up there. So it's like the little like you would go to at a children's Museum where you're pretending to shop and pretending to check out.   [00:28:27.820] - Tamara Gruber And I imagine if I lived up there, I would have had a membership and been taking my kid there all the time. So much fun. They had a whole butterfly garden. There were, like a pinball arcade, like another type of arcade, just so much to do. That's very interactive. You could easily spend hours and hours. They are you're with kids. So if you do make it to that area with kids, definitely check out the Strong Museum of Play and also downtown. There's this area called High Falls.   [00:28:59.080] - Tamara Gruber That is basically I think it's like a 90 foot waterfall in the middle of town. It's like one of these surprising things that you're in the middle of what feels like not industrial city. But you have a strong presence there of Kodak and some other large commercial buildings. And there's really interesting architecture downtown. So you don't really expect to see this big waterfall in town. There's a great bridge that you can walk and get a good view of it. It's right by the genes. Have you heard of Genesee Cremale?   [00:29:33.210] - Tamara Gruber Jenny Cream ale? Is that just like an East Coast thing?   [00:29:36.130] - Kim Tate But I was like.   [00:29:36.780] - Tamara Gruber I haven't heard it very much. I think what people's grandfather's drink, it's like an old cream ale. So it's like one of the breweries that's been around for a long time. But now they still produce that. But they also have more of, like a craft brewery side as well. So I actually had dinner there because it's kind of like the next generation of these original breweries. And I did not try the cream ale, but I tried some others, and those were pretty good. And the other thing that Rochester is really famous for is called a garbage plate.   [00:30:06.930] - Tamara Gruber So it's one of their famous dishes that was created. And I was feeling exactly. It was so funny. I was talking to the tourism in person, and she was saying like, yeah, some people are like, why would you want to advertise your city with something with garbage in the name? But at the same time, so many people search for that because they know that that's the thing to eat there. So it's like, where are you going to get the best garbage plate. So I went to the place that invented the garbage plate, which is like a total little hole in the wall kind of place.   [00:30:35.970] - Tamara Gruber But now everywhere you go for dinner, if it's a casual place has their version of the garbage plate. So they might call it the everything plate or something like that. But it is basically like a pile of French fries, a bunch bunch of macaroni salad, which is like a strange combination to begin with, topped with either like burgers or cheeseburgers or hot dogs without buns. And then on top of that, just like this meat sauce and onions and ketchup and mustard. And who knows what else?   [00:31:07.910] - Tamara Gruber I'm not even sure. So it's just like this pile of carbs and meat I just presented to you on a plate. It's pretty funny. I think it's the kind of thing where if you are looking for something after a late night, it would hit the spot. I was really surprised at the place that I went to that originated it closed at, like, six. I'm like, is this more like a two in the morning kind of thing to eat?   [00:31:31.730] - Kim Tate Maybe they need to open up a thing in Colorado or Seattle? I'm just kidding.   [00:31:42.760] - Tamara Gruber But it was good to experience that because it was something that everyone's like, you got to try the garbage plate.   [00:31:47.830] - Kim Tate Yeah, it sounds. I don't know.   [00:31:50.500] - Tamara Gruber Oh, well, I like fries. So fries.   [00:31:53.420] - Kim Tate I like fries, but are you talking about macaroni salad, like the creamy potato salad thing?   [00:32:00.080] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. I thought it was going to be like, Mac and cheese. Yeah. But it's like macaroni salad, like the mayonnaise based one. Yeah.I like macaroni salad, like on a picnic and stuff.   [00:32:13.160] - Tamara Gruber But, like, apart from the so it would not be good for the people that are like, I don't like my food touching.   [00:32:19.670] - Kim Tate Yeah. Exactly.   [00:32:20.800] - Tamara Gruber Definitely not good.   [00:32:21.680] - Kim Tate My husband is not one of those people. He would probably be if he ate meat. He would be all over it, I'm sure.   [00:32:29.170] - Tamara Gruber But it's something like if you go there, you have to try it. Try it.   [00:32:32.870] - Kim Tate No, that's awesome. I'm glad you tried it. So you could report back. I'm sure there's some people listening right now on this podcast. They're like, oh, yeah. I'm craving one right now.   [00:32:40.240] - Tamara Gruber And people were, like, telling me where to go to favorite was funny. Yeah. But then I drove from Rochester over to Buffalo, and Buffalo was definitely so fun. I mean, if you're looking for a place where there's a wide selection of food, it's not just Buffalo wings. There are 35 craft breweries, five distilleries. There's a ton of street art. They have all these different areas that they've developed along the river front that are being revitalized. There's history. So there's a lot to do there now pretty busy for our three days there.   [00:33:19.270] - Tamara Gruber So we had a great time. It's like a lot of what interests me. I think when you go to a place and luckily, the friend that met me, there was not somebody that travels a lot, but she was really happy to have discovered something that she would have never thought to go to. And I was like, That's what I love to do. And she's like, Well, I need to travel with you more often. I'm like, yeah, come along.   [00:33:40.060] - Tamara Gruber So it was fun. But a couple of things that I'll call out. So we stayed at the downtown Marriott in Buffalo, which is a rate in the Canal Side District. So this is an area that has different boat tours going out from. We took one called the Buffalo River History Tour, and there's also one that go out more onto Lake Erie. And you can also rent kayaks and paddle boards and even those water bikes if you just want to explore the river front on your own. So you can do all of that rate in this Canal Side district.   [00:34:14.370] - Tamara Gruber And there's also a naval or more of a military ships park there. So if you like to climb onto an old naval ships and submarine, that kind of thing. So that would be a fun thing to do, I think, with kids as well. And it's just an area where they have, like, a carousel. And there's a little beer garden, and they do a lot of outdoor events. So they would do music there. I know the day that we were checking out, I look down from our hotel room and you could see this big lawn.   [00:34:42.550] - Tamara Gruber And there was a big yoga class taking place out there because it's very community driven to have a lot of entertainment, like free entertainment available for people as well. So that's one area there's this other area called River Works, which was about a mile from where we were staying. But we walked because it was pretty easy. And there they actually they're building out more of a whole entertainment center or district. I should say they have a couple of ice or roller banks, so they will do curling, their ice hockey, roller Derby.   [00:35:18.610] - Tamara Gruber They have a ropes course. There's a couple of bars there's a brewery, there's a Tiki bar. There's one of those floating Tiki bars that leaves from there as well. And what they're building right now is like a Ferris wheel. And then they're going to have zip lining between grain silos and some other rides and entertainment there. So it's going to be like this whole district. There's quite a bit of it. They are already and you can tell that they do concerts because the inside of the one restaurant was huge and clearly had a stage where they would have live entertainment.   [00:35:52.540] - Tamara Gruber So definitely like a fun place there. And another section that's being developed. It's called Silo City. So one of the things that Buffalo is really famous for is all these green silos, because their position on the Great Lakes, like corn and wheat would come in from the Midwest. And then they would put it onto trains or into the canals or whatever. And they would also process some of it there. They're actually still a General Mills plant there. And so when you're going by, it smells like Cheerios.   [00:36:26.580] - Kim Tate That's funny.   [00:36:27.570] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. So like Cheerios or I don't know, something very sweet, because what's the one with the little leprechun, Lucky Charms, because they have a mural right next to the plants with those two things on it. So I'm like, really, it makes you hungry when you're near there that they have the largest collection of green silos in one area in the world. But a lot of them are abandoned now. And so when you go along the river front, you learn about this history. You see all these big old structures, but they're like, prime real estate for developing into different kinds of things.   [00:37:01.820] - Tamara Gruber So some of them this area of Silo City, they're into, like, lofts. And so that will be like part residential, part commercial. And they have an entertainment space and some of them or they will do, like art exhibits or poetry readings or live music, something like that. And we went to one of the bar. Well, there's 1 bar that's there as well called Duende, and we went good cocktails, local craft beer. And they had live music playing outside or just like a very cool settings. So there's a lot of these cool little places, you know, when you're just walking somewhere and you're like, oh, this is neat.   [00:37:40.820] - Tamara Gruber This is cool. This is not chain restaurants or overly busy, overly commercial. It has this nice modern vibe to it. And so we took a walking tour one day, and we met at one of the breweries called Resurgence Brewery. And again, that was a really cool space that felt like it was probably an industrial building and that's been transformed into this brewery. And that's something that we see here in Providence a lot, too. And great beer. So it was a lot of fun. And we definitely did a range of things for the food scene.   [00:38:16.420] - Tamara Gruber We went to Ted's Hot Dogs, which is famous for their spicy meat sauce that they put on their hot dog, of course, went to Anchor Bar because Buffalo wings were invented there. Okay.   [00:38:28.330] - Kim Tate I never knew. I figured it's funny how that becomes such a thing. Are you a Buffalo Wings fan to start with?   [00:38:37.160] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I love buffalo wings but I like them crispy with a lot of sauce.   [00:38:44.110] - Kim Tate I don't like the skin to be kind of rubbery. No, I like it crispy. And I also like lots of sauce. It's tricky finding those, because so often I find that they're not fried enough.   [00:38:57.580] - Tamara Gruber I agree. And I actually will say I Anchor Bar not my favorite wings that I've ever had, but it's definitely a tourist attraction. It's the kind of thing where you can buy swag from the T shirts and all that. And it's like a food challenge.   [00:39:10.850] - Kim Tate Like you have to eat a plate of wings to earn a shirt or something.   [00:39:13.750] - Tamara Gruber All the locals are, like, the only people that go to Anchor Bar, the tourist.   [00:39:18.380] - Kim Tate But fine.   [00:39:19.130] - Tamara Gruber They have a good business for that. Everyone has their own favorites, and they also have Buffalo style pizza. They have something called sponge candy, which I remember when I was told about it. I expect it to be like those marshmallowy kind of candies that you get in a sampler box. But it's not. It's actually like the circus peanuts kind of. And I wonder if it was going to be like that, too, but it's actually more of like a coffee, like a square, like an inch square crunchy butter crunch or coffee type of candy.   [00:39:51.880] - Kim Tate So I'm near bubbles in it. That's where it's sponge.   [00:39:55.240] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. And actually, what we found out was if you just leave it out when it's not sealed, then it I get spongy. It was not as crispy the second day. Yeah, it wasn't, again, my favorite, but it was interesting to seek it out. And it's just one of those things that you see everywhere, and people just don't understand that you don't know what sponge candy is.   [00:40:15.440] - Kim Tate Yeah. That's funny.   [00:40:16.850] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, it was fun just exploring all of that. I would definitely recommend it if you enjoy the kind of things that I talked about, then give it a shot. Actually, I was looking into flying there, and I think they have direct flights from 20 different cities across the country, so maybe easier to get to than you might expect.   [00:40:38.980] - Kim Tate That sounds cool. It sounds like you had a lot of good experiences.   [00:40:41.870] - Tamara Gruber We did, and I got to hang out with a friend of mine that I used to be very close to. That just don't get to see very much anymore. So that was nice as well. The other thing we did was we visited one of the Frank Lloyd Wright houses.   [00:40:53.960] - Kim Tate Oh, yeah. I saw that.   [00:40:55.130] - Tamara Gruber Yeah.   [00:40:55.630] - Kim Tate That's the one architect I knew. And you were like, which architect? Yes.   [00:41:00.260] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. Exactly. I know it's pretty easy between his style and the fact that he is probably the most famous architect. It's an easy guess, right?   [00:41:08.980] - Kim Tate Exactly. Well, it sounds like we both had kind of a nice little end to our summer, and you got to eat some good food. I got some good family time. And now, as we mentioned earlier, cross our fingers that we will see each other in person in October.   [00:41:24.520] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. We will let you guys know so you can follow along. Yeah. Otherwise, good luck with back to school shall even mention that that are going back to school.   [00:41:33.890] - Kim Tate Should you even mention what?   [00:41:35.330] - Tamara Gruber That we both have seniors?   [00:41:38.320] - Kim Tate Yeah.   [00:41:38.540] - Tamara Gruber I know.   [00:41:40.330] - Kim Tate For those of you who know that we are in the stressful College application time frame of our lives right now, right?   [00:41:49.210] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. Well, especially for me. It's like the last is the last that it's like.   [00:41:55.330] - Kim Tate Yeah.   [00:41:55.960] - Tamara Gruber The thing of having only one is that it's your first and last at the same time.   [00:42:00.130] - Kim Tate Right? I guess for me, it's also the first one. I feel kind of guilty because my first one's kind of mad that she didn't know more advance. And so she's telling her little sister everything and making me feel really bad. Why didn't you have me take more AP classes?   [00:42:15.740] - Tamara Gruber I'm like. I don't know. So anyways, well, I'm pretty sure if you were, like, take all of these AP classes, she would have said, I don't want to take all these AP classes.   [00:42:27.260] - Kim Tate Well, it's just weird. It's sad how competitive it's gotten because she doesn't love history and routine, so I would never push her into those APS. So she took all the APS she could with math and science. But when you're going against people who've had seven and ten APS, it's a little hard to show up before, but she's a great student, and I'm sure she's going to end up where she's supposed to end up and have a great College experience.   [00:42:54.170] - Tamara Gruber I and Hannah will tell her she's better off that she didn't take a push because it's not really fun class.   [00:43:01.900] - Kim Tate Yeah.   [00:43:02.200] - Tamara Gruber Exactly. Yeah. So anyway, best of luck to everyone out there this year, back to school because obviously continues to be challenging.   [00:43:12.660] - Kim Tate Those who are going back to school. Enjoy your travels. I'm on your time not having to manage it, but, yeah. Thanks for joining us again. And we will look forward to talking to you guys again.   [00:43:23.260] - Tamara Gruber Soon. Take care.  

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 35 - 2021 Colts vs Seahawks Week 1 Preview

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Matt and Brandon preview the Colts upcoming Week 1 matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks!

Dream Chasers Radio
VH1 Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Redd Roxx - an amazing and inspirational woman

Dream Chasers Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 29:00


#ReddRoxx #VH1Love&andHipHop Atlanta #celebrityinterviews Social media: @RadioReddRoxx Website: www.ReddRoxx.com Maria "ReddRoxx" Redd began her radio career as an intern at 93.7 WBLK, the largest hip hop station in Western New York and has been there ever since. She landed her first radio show just a few short months after her internship concluded. Down to earth and relatable, her life experiences as a mother of three, domestic violence survivor and growing up on the East Side of Buffalo, allows ReddRoxx to easily connect with her listeners and followers. With a naturally inquisitive nature, she discovered her niche as an interviewer while interviewing some of your favorite celebrities. She then took things to the next level with her web show "On The Roxx" where she gets personal and have uncut conversations with some of the industry's biggest stars. In 2019, ReddRoxx became a contributor for Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. Growing up, she and her siblings weren't really allowed to listen to hip hop music that much so music magazines was the next best thing and Hip Hop Weekly Magazine was definitely one of her favorites. Now as a contributor of Hip Hop Weekly Magazine then tapped as Brand Manager for the re-launch of Hip Hop Weekly Radio, it was a dream come true. ReddRoxx wants to help other woman realize their dreams and know that no matter what they go through, they can get through it! Most importantly, they're not alone which has inspired her latest book which is also a workbook, "10 Bad B*tch Commandments" slated to be released Spring of 2021.

Go Long with Dunne & Monos
Watson to Miami? Lamar & Roman! Our top NFL storylines into 2021...

Go Long with Dunne & Monos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 52:23


We have talked plenty of Aaron Rodgers and Bills and Patrick Mahomes on this podcast, but what are the other top storylines into this 2021 season? The Miami Dolphins awkward, odd handling of the quarterback position is right up there. So is the union between Lamar Jackson and Greg Roman in Baltimore. We also hit on the Buccaneers returning everyone, the Rams with Matthew Stafford, whether Urban Meyer will succeed in the NFL and all of that crazy pressure to win in Dallas. Enjoy the podcast? Feel free to give the Go Long newsletter a shot at GoLongTD.com. This podcast is brought to you by Hamburg Brewery in Western New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 34 - 2021 Colts vs Lions Preseason Wrap Up

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Matt and Brandon discuss the preseason Week 3 matchup between Indianapolis and Detroit!

Our Hometown News
Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Our Hometown News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 0:55


Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson recently had the opportunity to chat with Neighbor-to-Neighbor News publisher Grant Hamilton about their experience with Our-Hometown's WordPress Publishing Platform over the past several years. Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. is a group of newspapers in Western New York that includes the East Aurora Advertiser & Elma Review, Arcade Herald, Warsaw's Country Courier, and The Springville Journal. They joined Our-Hometown's "Neighborhood of Publishers" in 2018 and haven't looked back! In Part 1 of the interview below, listen in as Matthew and Grant discuss the process of transitioning to our service, the experience working with our production...Article LinkLet us know your thoughts about this episode by reaching out on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourhometownincInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourhometownwebpublishing/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourhometownincLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/our-hometown-com/..........Our Hometown Web Publishing is The Last Newspaper CMS & Website You'll Ever Need.  We help you generate revenue, engage with readers, and increase efficiency with Our Hometown's Digital & PrePress CMS features to fit your needs & budget.OHT's Web Publishing Platform is:-Powered with WordPress-Hosted on Amazon Web Services-Integrated with Adobe InDesign & Google Drivehttps://our-hometown.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKw6KpKUiQkWldrX2-J1Kag?view_as=subscriberOur-Hometown can be reached via email for comments or questions at: ops@Our-Hometown.com

Together 4 Good
CONVERSATION about Growing Young with Nick Stroczkowski

Together 4 Good

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 44:57


Pastor Nate talks with his long-time friend, Nick Stroczkowski about Growing Youth, a new and emerging Youth Ministry Philosophy. Nick is the Director of Lutheran Youth Western New York, a conference-wide youth ministry program that serves youth and adults in the Western New York area. Part of Nick's recent work has been implementing and training individuals on the concepts described in "Growing Young" by Brad Griffin, Jake Mulder, and Kara E. Powell. Listen in as Pastor Nate and Nick talk about this unique new approach to congregational ministry.

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 33 - 2021 Colts vs Vikings Preseason Wrap Up

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Matt and Brandon discuss the preseason Week 2 matchup between the Colts and Vikings!

Bell Ringer
Thomas Beauford, on Buffalo Urban League

Bell Ringer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 27:25


Thomas Beauford, President & CEO of the Buffalo Urban League, joins to discuss the organization's programs and priorities within our Western New York community. 

ChildcareCRM: The Podcast
Strengthen and Build Your Childcare Business with Tony D'Agostino

ChildcareCRM: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 50:38


Tony D'Agostino, Founder/CEO of Inspire! Care 360, has spent over 10 years as an early learning and childcare owner of up to six childcare centers in Western New York.  He has extensive experience in early childhood as an owner and operator and also led the development of over 6900 hours of early learning curriculum, the 9 Key Development Areas.  Prior to the early learning space, Tony led practices in Human Resources (Recruiting, Onboarding, Benefits, Employee Life Cycle, Outplacement, Consulting) with close to 20 years of experience in adult training and curriculum development. These experiences culminated in the development and business services of Inspire! Care 360. The vision is to provide business owners with more time to develop and ready the children, as well as significant savings for their business.Visit their website: https://www.inspirecare360.com/learn-more-about-ic360/

Courage on the Pitch
Meredith Speck - NC Courage Midfielder

Courage on the Pitch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 32:01


Courage on the Pitch with Megan O'Keefe, presented by Wake Orthopedics Urgent Care, celebrates the local professional women's soccer team in Raleigh-area, the North Carolina Courage! The Courage have some of THE best soccer players in the world, playing right here in North Carolina. From World Cup champs, to Olympians, to ACC stars gone pro, the state is full of world class talent … and boy do they have some amazing stories to tell! In this episode, Megan is joined by midfielder Meredith Speck! Speck talks about the early days of the franchise in Western New York and the transition to North Carolina, her cats, and also plays a round of Red Card, Yellow Card.

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 32 - 2021 Panthers vs Colts Preseason Wrap Up

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Finally! Football is back! On this week's episode, Matt and Brandon breakdown the first preseason game of 2021 as the Panthers and Colts battled in an exciting back and forth game!

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies - The Beltway Briefing
Beltway Briefing Special Episode – New York: A New Era in Albany

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies - The Beltway Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 43:02


NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday, a week after State AG Tish James issued a scathing report detailing accusations of sexual harassment and one day after state lawmakers convened for impeachment proceedings. Underscoring both the tarnished brand of her soon-to-be predecessor and the public's desire for a reset, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) is signaling the start of a new era in Albany politics as she prepares to become the Empire State's first female governor and the first governor since Grover Cleveland to represent Western New York. Public Strategies' NY team, including Ken Fisher, Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Rose Christ, and Jamie Ansorge, discuss Ms. Hochul's experience and leadership style, how it stands in sharp contrast to Cuomo's, and what the transition may mean for the future of New York City and State.

Buffalo Nerd Sports Podcast
State Of The Nerd

Buffalo Nerd Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 29:32


This week on the Nerd we go solo and give a “State of the Nerd” address. We give updates on some exciting upcoming events and developments taking place with The Buffalo Nerd, including the launch of Buffalo Nerd Gives - our new non-profit. We then dive deep into all things Bills. We talk about Josh Allen's exciting new signing, the Bills new chance to win this season's championships, and rumors about a new stadium. We give our take on the upcoming AFC schedule, including a full breakdown of how teams will place (spoiler: we think Bills will be towards the top). Our featured charity this week is Aspire of Western New York: an organization driven by the core belief that children and adults with developmental disabilities have the right to realize their full potential and live as independently as possible. They facilitate the development of innovative, individualized programs, continual integration of the developmentally disabled within the community, and provide full-service solutions to the populations it serves, makes Aspire the leading agency of its kind and a true asset to the Western New York community. LINKS AND RESOURCES Featured Charity: Aspire of Western New York Website: https://www.aspirewny.org/ The Pigskin Podcast Network: Website: https://www.pigskinpodcastnetwork.com/our-story.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/pigskinpodnet The Buffalo Nerd Website: https://www.thebuffalonerd.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebuffalonerd YouTube: https://youtu.be/qafh6d6vFzA Buffalo Nerd Gives: https://www.thebuffalonerd.com/donations/support/

Behind the Wall Podcast
Behind the Wall Episode 56: The Dream Team

Behind the Wall Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 42:22


Olympic break is done, your favorite podcast is back! This week on the Behind the Wall Podcast the OG Three analyze the weekend's events in Western New York. This week brought storylines, a familiar face in victory lane, and the emergence of a future champion. You don't want to miss it!

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 31 - Hall of Fame, Training Camp News and the Foot Pandemic

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Being a Colts fan this week brought a range of emotion! There were the injuries to Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson! There was a Darius Leonard contract extension! Then, 2 cornerstone pieces of the 2000's Colts teams were inducted to the Hall of Fame! Matt and Brandon discuss it all with their own fun spin as always!

Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings Podcast
Breaking Billieve: Josh Allen Signs Contract Extension

Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 9:19


The Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen both expressed confidence in the ability to hammer out a long-term contract extension. Turns out, both sides were right to not be worried about agreeing to a contract extension that will keep Buffalo's All Pro quarterback, the face of the franchise, in Western New York for the foreseeable future. On a breaking news episode of Billieve, host John Boccacino dissects the contract extension, which is worth $258 million with $150 million guaranteed over six years. It will keep Allen with the Bills through the 2027 season. Allen, the first QB from the 2018 class to sign a long-term extension, will be paid an average of $43 million per year (and $25 million per year guaranteed). Boccacino shares why this deal makes sense for both Allen and the Bills, why it is great news to have a deal in place before the season starts (removing a potential distraction), and how the if Allen plays as well as he did in 2020, this contract will be seen as a relative bargain. Especially when compared to the four-year, $160M extension given to Dak Prescott. Subscribe to the Buffalo Rumblings podcast channel featuring Billieve, Buffalo Rumblings Q&A, Breaking Buffalo Rumblings, The Bruce Exclusive, The Buff Hub, Circling the Wagons, Code of Conduct with J. Spence, Jamie D and Big Newt, and The Overreaction Sports Podcast. Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Megaphone Ask Alexa or Google Home to play the Buffalo Rumblings podcast! If you like our show, tell a friend and help us spread the word! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Buffalo Rumblings: for Buffalo Bills fans
Breaking Billieve: Josh Allen Signs Contract Extension

Buffalo Rumblings: for Buffalo Bills fans

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 9:19


The Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen both expressed confidence in the ability to hammer out a long-term contract extension. Turns out, both sides were right to not be worried about agreeing to a contract extension that will keep Buffalo's All Pro quarterback, the face of the franchise, in Western New York for the foreseeable future. On a breaking news episode of Billieve, host John Boccacino dissects the contract extension, which is worth $258 million with $150 million guaranteed over six years. It will keep Allen with the Bills through the 2027 season. Allen, the first QB from the 2018 class to sign a long-term extension, will be paid an average of $43 million per year (and $25 million per year guaranteed). Boccacino shares why this deal makes sense for both Allen and the Bills, why it is great news to have a deal in place before the season starts (removing a potential distraction), and how the if Allen plays as well as he did in 2020, this contract will be seen as a relative bargain. Especially when compared to the four-year, $160M extension given to Dak Prescott. Subscribe to the Buffalo Rumblings podcast channel featuring Billieve, Buffalo Rumblings Q&A, Breaking Buffalo Rumblings, The Bruce Exclusive, The Buff Hub, Circling the Wagons, Code of Conduct with J. Spence, Jamie D and Big Newt, and The Overreaction Sports Podcast. Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Megaphone Ask Alexa or Google Home to play the Buffalo Rumblings podcast! If you like our show, tell a friend and help us spread the word! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 30 - Wentz It Rains, It Pours

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Brandon returns, and they discuss Colts training camp news, mostly including Carson Wentz's foot injury and what the fans can expect this year now. This was recorded prior to the news of Wentz electing to get surgery.

NetWorkWise Presents: Who's Who in HR
Doug Parks: HR Transformation

NetWorkWise Presents: Who's Who in HR

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 30:25


Douglas Parks is Chief Administrative Officer at the boutique cruise brand, Azamara, where he leads the development and growth of the shared service teams including HR, Tax, Legal, IT, Risk and Supply Chain.  Prior to joining Azamara, Parks served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Healthnow, New York BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.  There he was responsible for establishing and driving organizational development and driving human resource and talent strategies to optimize employee skills and value across the organization. Known for his leadership through high-risk change, Parks heads business transformation initiatives, performance improvement, culture, engagement, and capability and capacity building.    Prior to joining BCBS-WNY, Parks served as EmblemHealth's Vice president, Human Resources Strategy and Business Transformation, where he led a business transformation project resulting in a 20% reduction in administrative expense and a 28% improvement in core engagement scores. Before EmblemHealth, he was the Global HR Leader at Mercer Consulting, overseeing all people-related initiatives for Mercer's consultants across more than 40 countries. Parks has also held several other HR leadership roles during the course of his career, including Senior HR Business Partner at Exelis (now part of Harris Corporation), Founder and President of the successful consulting business, Parks Management Consulting, and Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Solutions. Parks serves on the board of directors of Evanta, a Gartner Company Board of Governors, Buffalo Preparatory School, and the Buffalo Workforce Investment Board. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Association for African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Parks has a Master's degree in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Purdue University.

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 29 - Colts vs Bills Roster Comparison

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Brandon is down in NOLA and Matt is paired up with a Bills fan! Not just any Bills fan though! It's returning guest Nick for a roster to roster comparison of the Bills and Indianapolis Colts! What will he have to say in Brandon's absence? Listen in and find out

Colts Fan in Bills Land
Episode 28 - Colts Disaster Scenarios

Colts Fan in Bills Land

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021


Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong city, supporting a team that you love when no one around you loves that team? That's how Matt and Brandon have felt for the last 20 years, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts, while surrounded by table breaking, beer drinking, extremely passionate Bills fans. Listen in for their perspective on their favorite team while living in Western New York! Matt and Brandon discuss their respective Top 5 things that could go wrong in 2021.

The 2-Pt Conversation
Episode 547 - What If? the Bills Drafted Marino Instead of Kelly in 83

The 2-Pt Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021


Love the NFL? Like to listen to a good conversation? Tune in to superfan and host, Matt Johnson, alongside his team of Andrew Lenz, Brian Finch, Ryan Holt Bailey, Jack and David Talebkhah, Nick Wojton and Jacob Miller, and their takes on the NFL in his football talk podcast, “The 2-pt Conversation” , featuring daily content Monday through Friday. Matt and Andrew take the time this week to discuss a very touchy subject from where they are from in Western New York. What would the Bills fortunes look like if they had drafted Dan Marino in 1983 instead of Jim Kelly? A lightly mentioned topic in our What If? series, but now, a year by year deep dive into what could have potentially happened. Find us on the web and social media: BICBP-RADIO.com

UFO Chronicles Podcast
Ep.118 An Unexplained Experience

UFO Chronicles Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 43:51


We have the pleasure of Katherine this episode, sharing some strange occurrences on a 400-acre dairy farm she grew up on in Western New York. And also when her son was a child he used to talk of creatures he would call 'The Topits'. Just imaginary friends or something more sinister.More information on this episode on the podcast website:https://ufochroniclespodcast.com/an-unexplained-experience/High Strangeness coffeehttps://redactedcoffee.com/ufo20% off first OrderWant to share your encounter on the show? Email: UFOChronicles@gmail.comPodcast Merchandise:www.ufochroniclespodcast.com/shop-2/ Help Support UFO CHRONICLES Podcast by becoming a Patron:www.patreon.com/UFOChroniclespodcastor tip and support as a one-off donationhttps://ko-fi.com/ufochroniclespodcastWe have partnered with Advertise Cast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They're great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please click the link below to get started.https://www.advertisecast.com/UFOChroniclesPodcastThank you for listening!Please leave a review if you enjoy the show, and everyone that leaves a five-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts will get a shout-out on the following show.

Bell Ringer
Frank Ewing, on AML RightSource expansion in Buffalo

Bell Ringer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 20:52


AML RightSource expanded to Buffalo Niagara in March of 2019, promising 100 jobs within its first five years. The company has well surpassed that goal and is now expanding again in Western New York, now into Seneca One Tower. AML is hiring more talent in Buffalo and of a higher technological level, as well. 

upside
Jack Greco of Buffalo Bridge // the co-founder of Buffalo's first unicorn on giving back to build the ecosystem [CC079]

upside

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 50:39


Interview Begins : 7:37Debrief: 45:43Jack Greco is the co-founder of ACV auctions.ACV auctions is an online marketplace for used cars. As of November 2019, the company was valued at more than $1.5 billion.Jack has built a reputation for supporting other founders in the Buffalo area as one of the most active angels and advisors in the region. He created Buffalo Bridge, a weekly curation of resources, opinions and insights from Western New York startup founders. Long Live Buffalo.We discuss: ACV Auctions 12:15 43North 15:11 Relationship with the Community? 20:06 Bad Attention 23:06 Buffalo's Ecosystem 26:33 Views on Angel Investing 30:48 Representing Buffalo Politically 34:47 Launching Buffalo Bridge 36:24 Building a Forest 41:45 ACV auctions was founded in 2014 in Buffalo, New York.Subscribe to Buffalo BridgeConnect with Jack Greco on LinkedInFollow upside on TwitterAdvertise with an upside classified–This episode of upside is sponsored by SPMB. SPMB is one of the fastest-growing retained executive search firms in the country, closing hundreds of C-level searches every year.For over 40 years, SPMB has specialized in recruiting upper management and board members to VC-funded startups everywhere from early-stage to growth stage.They can do the same for you. Visit upside.fm/spmb to learn more.–This episode of upside is sponsored by Ethos Wealth Management. Managing wealth with an eye toward the future demands vigilance and skill in today's global economy. Over the years, Ethos Wealth Management has worked with clients and their other professional advisors – including attorneys and accountants – to create comprehensive wealth management plans designed to make the best use of their wealth today and help ensure its endurance for future generations.They can do the same for you. Visit upside.fm/ethos to learn more.–This episode is sponsored by SavvyCal. SavvyCal is the most intuitive and powerful scheduling tool on the market. In fact, we just started SavvyCal to book interviews with our guests! You can create personalized links in seconds and even allow recipients to overlay their calendar on top of yours. You really gotta see how this works, and you'll wonder why it wasn't always this easy.Sign up to create a free account at savvycal.com/upside and when you're ready to test out a paid plan, use the code UPSIDE to get your first month free.–

Two in the Cooler
#66 - Matt & Andy & Joe Roscetti

Two in the Cooler

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 90:56


The brothers are back for #66 with musician Joe Roscetti! Joe's first solo project 'End with the Truth/Begin with a Lie' from It Sure Is Surreal is out NOW! See Joe live across Western New York playing with a variety of local bands.It Sure Is Surreal: https://open.spotify.com/artist/69Kjcwq3l8xkqggSTsqJrrMerch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/two-in-the-coolerInstacart Link: https://instacart.oloiyb.net/vAWXNSupport the show (https://teespring.com/stores/two-in-the-cooler)

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison
[Repost] #200: How Diet Culture Harms the Gay Community with Jeff Iovannone, Gender-Studies Scholar and LGBTQ Activist

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 79:30


Activist and scholar Jeff Iovannone joins us to discuss diet culture and harmful body standards in the gay community, how oppression and the AIDS crisis shaped the “normate gay” aesthetic, why every body is a Pride body, how to create a gay men's body-liberation movement, and so much more! Plus, Christy answers a listener question about fatphobia in eating-disorder treatment programs. (This episode was originally published on June 24, 2019.) Jeff Iovannone is an activist-scholar, writer, and researcher from Buffalo, New York who specializes in gender and LGBTQ studies. He is the creator of the blog Queer History for the People, writes a bi-weekly column--entitled Talk Queerly--on LGBTQ culture and politics for the web magazine Th-Ink Queerly, and is a founding member of Body Liberated Buffalo, a volunteer-run activist and advocacy organization that works for body liberation in Western New York. Find him online at medium.com/@jeffry.iovannone. Subscribe to our newsletter, Food Psych Weekly, to keep getting new weekly Q&As and other new content while the podcast is on hiatus! If you're ready to break free from diet culture once and for all, come check out Christy's Intuitive Eating Fundamentals online course. You'll get all your questions answered in an exclusive monthly podcast, plus ongoing support in our private community forum and dozens of hours of other great content. Christy's first book, Anti-Diet, is available wherever you get your books. Order online at christyharrison.com/book, or at local bookstores across North America, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Grab Christy's free guide, 7 simple strategies for finding peace and freedom with food, for help getting started on the anti-diet path. For full show notes and a transcript of this episode, go to christyharrison.com/foodpsych. Ask your own question about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size, or eating disorder recovery at christyharrison.com/questions.

The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Part of The Action Network
Thursday Thunderdome w/Moneyline Monaco | The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast

The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast - Part of The Action Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 36:07


We have our first Thunderdome rematch, as host Chad Millman welcomes back Collin Wilson and Alex Monaco to square off against his co-host and best friend Simon Hunter in our weekly battle of wagers and wits. Together they will tackle great moments in Western New York history, as well as EURO 2020 and the reality TV / pro sports crossovers. It's anybody's game this week! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Roys Report
Our Abuser Remains President of Circle C Ranch

The Roys Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 54:51


Guest Bios Show Transcript Sixteen women say Pastor Wayne Aarum sexually abused them. Still, he remains the president of the well-known Circle C Ranch in Western New York. In this podcast, two of his alleged victims speak out. On this episode of The Roys Report, the women—Joy McCullough and Michelle Poulsen—explain how Aarum systematically groomed them in the 1990s at both Circle C and The Chapel, a megachurch where Aarum served as the youth pastor.

GHOST MAGNET With Bridget Marquardt
SpookEats & Spirits with Amanda Woomer

GHOST MAGNET With Bridget Marquardt

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 61:31


Today we have Amanda Woomer of SpookEats.com.  Amanda first became interested in the paranormal when she visited the historic Gettysburg Civil War Memorial Park in 2004.  After the death of her 19-year-old brother from cancer, Amanda became obsessed with the paranormal and the search for what lies beyond this life. Now, she is a paranormal researcher and investigator, anthropologist, author, and owner of the website Spook-Eats where it's all about food, travel, and the supernatural. Her books include The Haunted Atlas of Western New York, America's Haunted Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries (book one in The Spirit Guide series), and The Ghosts of the Ghostlight Theatre along with The Feminine Macabre an all new all-female paranormal journal that our dear friend Patti Negri wrote the foreword for Volume 1. All this and a new Ghost Report with Lisa Morton on Ghost Magnet!