bit of history... 2018
October to December **
If you're wondering what kind of activities Local
Friends for Local Business has focused on, this is the best area
to look at.
Below you will find the history of the effort for this year**,
including the details about the category from each month. (You
can use the links at the end of this introduction to trace the
program back to its start in January of 2012.)
Please keep in mind... Local Friends for Local Business is essentially
a continuous work-in-progress. Any business names found on this
page should not be interpreted as a pure recommendation. Consider
the source... for instance, keep in mind that we cannot verify
every person that has sent an e-mail or suggestion along for places
they have visited and enjoyed. I'd love to say we have been to
all of them. We haven't.
Every person is different... every business is different... and
your experiences may vary. You have been so informed.
Plus... unfortunately... more than a few of the businesses we
have visited have closed their doors. I decided to keep them listed
-- In celebration of what they had been and what they meant to
those that experienced them... and as a nod to the importance
of your support. We are, quite literally, losing local businesses
Look at this as a starting point. Details have been included here
because someone -- mainly Terry and I, along with so many wonderful
others -- far more often than not have enjoyed what we found.
And, we wanted you to know.
Don't forget to look back...
(January to September)
Due to a difficulty with the pages, adjustments have been made
beginning in October of 2018. Unfortunately, for now that has
meant archiving 2018 in two separate files (January to September
and then this page for October to December).
January 1, 2019 thru January 31, 2019
of the great parts of a community is the local bakery. Eyes
light up when you enter. Some of the creations serve as centerpieces
for celebrations. The sweet treats are offered to guests. The
breads are placed on our tables for meals.
we visited: Ferlo's
Original Bakery in Rome, New York
you visited or wanted to pass along:
of note – I can confirm that this business has multiple locations
December 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018
holidays are often a time of travel... to see family and friends
and grandmothers (or so the song goes). And while the horse
may know the way, that doesn't mean all of us always see some
of the sights, treats and special locations along the way.
making your rounds this month -- out and about, and not along
the local streets surrounding your home -- the challenge this
month is to look at a few of the treasures you might find while
making trips and along the travels.
we visited: Shuster
Tree Farm in Rome, New York
November 1, 2018 thru November 30, 2018
year, a run of events begins in November and basically continues
just beyond New Year celebrations. It is the holidays, and we
make plans to spend time with family and friends, while catching
up with those we may not have seen for a bit.
you're holding an event in your home or heading out to visit
others, chances are good you'll be offering up treats for your
guests or arriving with a gift for your hosts. And it is there
that we find the theme of this month's event.
places where you look for a bottle of wine... the perfect tray
of festive goodies... some type of thoughtful and unique item.
A flower shop may offer a centerpiece, and a bakery may offer
a regional delight, in both of these ways and more you get to
enjoy (and support) a true treasure.
we visited: North
Star Orchards in Westmoreland, New York
October 1, 2018 thru October 31, 2018
Rolls and Wontons
are all passionate about the places we frequent. When it comes
to egg rolls, chicken chow mein, beef lo mein, sweet and sour
chicken, pork fried rice and more, there are our favorites…
the very good… and the places we tolerate because we have a
craving for General Tso’s and we want it now.
differences between places can be amazing, from dining rooms
to buffets to take out counters. The only thing for certain
is that we love it.
we visited: Han
Palace in Warwick, Rhode Island
you visited or wanted to pass along: Oriental
Star in Fayetteville, New York - Jade Garden in Danielson, Connecticut