Don’t forget that treat for your doggie

All that great stuff at Ontario Orchards made my dear wife Karen and I smile. We brought something home besides apples and apple pies. Yes, treats for our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle also made their way into the cart.

Time for the annual trip to Ontario Orchards

When it settles into October in our part of the world, my dear wife Karen know we have to point the car north toward Ontario Orchards. We’re never the only ones, of course. The stand is full of great things for this season. Many people are drawn to the pumpkins. Others come for the apples.…

We had to admit it was finally over

The backyard pool season behind A Bitty Better in our neck of the woods was a good and hot one. But my dear wife Karen and I had to admit the swimming times were way over and call the pool company over to cover it up. They tucked it in for the second fall and…

They planned a great Fall Fest at The Wood

The Facebook invite from our great friend Michelle pointed us toward a new place for my dear wife Karen and I. Hard to believe that there are still cool spots around Central New York that we haven’t visited, right? The Wood is a nine-hole golf course in Baldwinsville, some 15 miles or so northwest of…

Get Ready to Experience Elton John in His Extremes

We meet the star at a low point, marching into an anonymous meeting in which he obviously can’t and won’t be. Dressed to the hilt in the stage finery and carrying all the stories that made him Elton John, the man proceeds to tell the folks in the circle of chairs all of the addictions…

It’s natural to pitch in to help families

Syracuse University put in the call for action before the football game. So I stopped at Nichols early game day morning and picked up a package of diapers. As with most purchases of unfamiliar items these days, I went through my sticker shock routine. I forked over $8.99 for an amount of diapers that might…

Taking a needed stretch at the park

The bus let a bunch of young fellows and a few mentors out in the late afternoon. A coach explained to this curious questioner that they were at mid-point of a trip to play a college soccer game. Out they went onto the grassy lawn of Onondaga Lake Park to take advantage of the space.…