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Anne Schuhle


Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Ever since reading tennis great Arthur Ashe’s 1994 memoir, “Days of Grace,” I’d wanted to see the statue of him on Monument Avenue. That was that my very first stop on a temperate September trip to Virginia’s Richmond and Hampton areas. Ashe’s statue is one of six along the architecturally impressive street that was inaugurated in 1890 with a monument to Confederate Gen…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Less than two hours on I-90 and Route 318 east brings you to this quaint Seneca County hamlet, birthplace of the women’s rights movement and home to the annual “It’s A Wonderful Life” festival commemorating the community’s surmised role as the inspiration for moviemaker Frank Capra’s iconic Bedford Falls. Lay of the land The hamlet rests in the larger Town of Seneca Fall…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Take I-90 east and you’ll be in this Capital District city of 50,000 people in just under four-and-a-half hours. Lay of the land While this tri-college town provides all the reason you need to head east, it’s sometimes overshadowed by its neighbors: bustling Albany and upscale Saratoga Springs. That’s a shame because Troy’s architecture, history, food, art and music scen…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I visited Roanoke, Virginia for the first time. My husband, Fred, and I headed south last Mother’s Day weekend for my cousin’s wedding. With a population of almost 100,000, Roanoke is the cultural and commercial center of southwest Virginia, about an 8.5-hour drive from here. It was a perfect time to see the Blue Ridge Mounta…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

As the mother of a boy who loved construction equipment in his pre-K days, I can’t imagine an amusement park with more kid appeal than Diggerland USA. Equally unimaginable is a more challenging amusement park than the grown-up section, Diggerland USA XL. West Berlin, New Jersey, is home to the only such theme park in the country, and after I came across it online a year…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Growing up on the fringe of Buffalo’s media market meant hearing the names of people and places that helped define the city in the ’60s and ’70s: Chippewa Street, Shane Brother Shane, Rocketship 7, and, of course, Bethlehem Steel. Too young to associate “Bethlehem” with anything beyond the Christmas story, it was years before I realized what it was, and even longer befo…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

A few weeks before ski season reached full throttle, my niece, daughter-in-law and I decided to explore southwest Vermont. As we drove from one small town to the next, the brownish Green Mountains loomed on either side, with snowy rivulets occasionally snaking down the inviting slopes. Something about this view made the drive cozy, as though we were cocooned inside some…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

Petite, pleasant, and all of 90 years old, MaryLou Fisher sits nestled in a floral channel-back chair, awaiting customers in her equally diminutive antique shop. Hers has been a life of happenstance, flexibility and entrepreneurship. Some of the details unfolded when my husband and I made a three-day trip to Laurel Highlands, a bounteous 250-square-mile region in the Alle…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The locale A city of almost 12,000 about 2.25 hours southeast of Buffalo. The scoop Synonymous with glass making, the “Crystal City” has long reaped the benefits of being home to Corning Inc. Locals readily acknowledge the company’s substantial impact, rebuilding downtown after Hurricane Agnes flooding in 1972 and championing other local businesses. That helps explain w…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The locale About 22 miles west of Buffalo, this Lake Erie city is home to roughly 18,500 — but packs in more than 200,000 for its annual Canal Days Festival (Aug. 3-6, 2018). The scoop Called Port by locals, this city sits at the southern end of the Welland Canal, with the perks you’d expect of a waterside community in good weather, including the Port Promenade for walk…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to change course on a second’s notice and otherwise play your adventure by ear, tour groups may not be for you. But if you enjoy meeting people and want to avoid the hassles of making reservations, paying at every stop, booking flights, or driving in strange places, they are a great option. You can find trips just about anywhere:…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The locale A three-hour drive northwest through Ontario’s farm country to the shores of Lake Huron in Canada. The scoop Centuries ago, the undulating hills off the endlessly beautiful Lake Huron coastline were cultivated by the Attawandaron Indians, who grew beans, tobacco, corn and squash. Come summer, they were the only tribe in what is now Canada to go naked. The fer…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The locale A community of 30,000 about three hours east of Buffalo. The scoop Ithaca is a unique, non-touristy destination where you can walk or drive in and out among the community’s multiple personalities that embrace individuality, the arts, education and the outdoors. On one hand, it is a city, gritty and nuanced, with head-shaking traffic flow and some of the steep…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

My brother and his wife had probably lived in Kentucky for 10 years before I decided to make what friends warned could be a 10-hour, white-knuckle drive from the Finger Lakes, negotiating big-city traffic outside Cleveland and Cincinnati. (Yikes, nobody had mentioned Columbus!) It was early November, and while I lamented missing the lushest of the greenery that comes to…

Buffalo Magazine: Out & About

The locale An hour-and-45-minute drive east on I-90. A city of over 13,000 residents, Geneva embraces a dual personality that sets it apart from other Finger Lakes communities. It’s “uniquely urban,” as marketers like to say, and picturesque and rural. The scoop For decades, the main tourism draws here were downtown’s art deco Smith Opera House, lake trout fishing and t…