Phew!

Well Christmas 2015 is now in the memory books. For me the preparation begins about mid October-hence no posts since then. With 14 in our family now there’s definitely a lot of planning that goes on behind the scenes. I try to make the day as special as possible with as many personal touches as … More Phew!

Reviews Reviews!

Why bother with a review? Right? I mean you’re too busy to be bothered. Of course you’re probably the first one who wants to know if the item your ordering, the place you’re traveling or the restaurant you want to try is any good. But hey, why bother, right? Well I bother. And I’ll tell … More Reviews Reviews!

Ocean Blue, Utica’s newest wonderfully wonderful restaurant

The anticipation of Ocean Blue is unparalleled to anything in our area. We all were excited about the Comets but even their arrival pales in comparison to the hype around what will become the anchor in downtown Utica. One might associate that with the sinking of a ship because so many compare our city to … More Ocean Blue, Utica’s newest wonderfully wonderful restaurant

No words for today

32 years ago on this day our world as we knew it halted. Abruptly and without warning. My dad was on a hunting trip in British Columbia with his brother and several friends. Point blank-their plane disappeared. It’s a story that has been told many times so I won’t go into lengthy detail-mainly because it’s … More No words for today

Newport Marketplace-treasures to be found without spending a fortune

As my friend Sandie and I were indulging in a delicious coffee at UCR this morning Sandie suggested a visit to Joann Fabrics in the New Hartford Shopping Center. Normally I would jump at the chance, despite the fact that I live less than 3 minutes from the store and I’m there so often they … More Newport Marketplace-treasures to be found without spending a fortune