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Do You Remember The Boost Buffalo Campaign? [VIDEO]

Last week I blogged about some of Buffalo's image campaigns incluidng the "Talkin' Proud" series from the 1980's. I received many emails, phone calls plus website and facebook comments and I really appreciate hearing from all of you. Your comments are always welcome here.

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How Bad Is Our Economy Here In Buffalo? [VIDEO]

The video that you are about to see is almost four years old. It's from a show called "Inside USA", and the episode is called "Buffalo Blues". It describes Buffalo as the second poorest city in the nation

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Is There A Big Difference Between A Western New York Accent And A New Jersey Accent? [VIDEO]

Most of my father's side of the family is from the New York City/Northern New Jersey area. My grandfather was from Tottenville, which is part of Staten Island. My father was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

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What Is Your Town Known For?

Most of the big cities in the United States are known for something.  By that I mean stuff like Chicago is known as the Windy City.  Philadelphia has the best cheesesteaks. Detroit makes cars.   Buffalo...chicken wings.  When you think of a city, it's always good when they've got a positive thing that puts them on the map.  The question is, what would your town be known for?

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Buffalo, New York Is Mother Nature’s Canvas

I had a chance to take these two pictures on my phone recently. They are both from the same day!! Hard to believe, but I think that one of the beautiful things about this area is in fact the one thing that some people put us down for.  OUR WEATHER.

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Do You Remember This Genesee Beer Commercial From 1985? [VIDEO]

If you grew up here in Western New York like I did, you probably have a lot of vivid memories of the things that are truly unique to us. One of those things is Genesee beer. After Buffalo brewers Simon Pure and Iroquois shut down in the early 70's, the only other local choices we had for beer were Koch's in Dunkirk and Genesee out of Rochester

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Roundabouts!!…Figure Them Out People!!

Many towns in Western New York have had "roundabouts" built where traffic lights used to be, so traffic can move more effectively.  Great idea, except a number of motorists can't figure the darn things out.  It's not a new topic nor is it a new experience for me....(waiting behind some goof ball because they can't figure out how to"hit the hole"), but this past weekend I had another one of those frustrating moments where a person had many opportunities to proceed into the circle and didn't!  I actually exerted patience and no swearing.  What it did do was compel me to post about it and force you to read it.

 

So this isn't completely boring...and so it isn't about my boring ride through Cheektowaga, here are some facts about roundabouts. 

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Unique Western New York Fish Fries

Do you have a favorite place for a Friday fish fry?  I could probably name a dozen places where I know I’ll get a good one.  Fish fries are another one of those unique Western New York traditions.  Most fish fries come with fried fish, French fries, cole slaw, a wedge of lemon and a roll or slice of bread.  But some places give you your choice of breaded, beer battered, broiled or baked fish – usually perch or haddock.  And many places will include a number of sides in addition to the French fries and cole slaw – potato and macaroni salad.  I went to Danny’s restaurant last Friday and I was surprised that in addition to French fries they also offered home fries, mashed, German, boiled, baked or buttered salt potatoes.

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Niagara Falls Dry?

As the saying goes, you learn something new everyday...

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