Monthly Archives: September 2013

273. Jamesville Farmers Market

With the new season comes a whole new set of produce. We’re so lucky to live in an agriculturally rich area where we get to try a variety of new fruits and veggies with the changing seasons!


Jamesville Farmers Market is small, but it’s so convenient and well worth checking out. It is every Thursday with It’s last week being October 10th so go before it shuts down for the season!

You should stop by on your way home from work and pick up some something fresh for dinner! They’re open until 7:30pm.

Tip: The market will be operating regardless of weather

location: Jamesville Firehouse 6486 East Seneca Turnpike

272. Dodgeball League

When it comes to competition in Syracuse, the young professionals in this town take it to a whole ‘nother level.

The competition is fierce in this town, and for good reason! We’ve got a lot to look forward to if we win!


Dodgeball is one of those games where you’re either really good at it or you’re really bad at it…and if you think you’re going to be awful, you’re more than likely a superstar and you just don’t even know it yet.

Dodgeball here in Syracuse is a serious art, and all are welcome to play! It’s co-ed & you’re allowed 6 players on the court at once. The league runs for a total of 11 weeks. Sign up here to play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

It’s $300 per team with a total max of 10 players. Regular season play starts Oct 8th so sign up before it’s too late!

Tip: You must have at least 1 female on your team!

Location: Past TImes Athletic Club

271. Tully’s

You know what a good time is?


Tully’s is a good time.

Syracuse might have a bye this week but many other college football teams do not….which means that if you’re not headed to Chucks to watch any games, you should check out Tully’s!

Tully’s has the best, i repeat, the best chicken tenders in New York. They always set up quite the restaurant at the State Fair but there are also a few other restaurants throughout the city. But really, their chicken tenders are really great and you should try them out!

AND….each and every Tully’s in the city has 80+ televisions…that means on game days you can watch games from coast to coast without any interruptions.

Tip: Check out their daily drink specials!


270. Cosmic Bowling

I don’t go bowling often, but when I do I always have a really great time! Whenever you’re thinking, “Oh, there’s nothing to do in this town!” don’t forget the fun stuff like bowling!


Each Friday and Saturday Night, Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool offers Cosmic Bowling. From 10:30-2am the regular bowling alley lights dim and the blacklights shine…they play current music and it’s a heck of a good time!

For $16 you get unlimited bowling and free shoes!

And for the 21+ crowd, there are 2 for 1 drink specials at the Bar Friday nights during Cosmic Bowling!

Tip: Reservations are recommended but not required.

location: Flamingo Bowl 7239 Oswego Road Liverpool NY

269. Syracuse University Football Game

We’ve already featured the Ernie Davis statue, which is awesome! Now, there’s no excuse not to go to any football games!

SU joining the ACC this year has brought some heavy competition to their schedule and this weekend is no different! Syracuse takes on Clemson at the Dome Saturday October 5th at 1pm.

If you’re new to Syracuse or if you’re a native of Syracuse…it’s time to crack out the orange tshirts and head to the dome! It’s also homecoming!! Which means extra school spirit!


Tip: Buy your tickets here or here!

location: Syracuse University Carrier Dome

268. Run or Dye

Remember that Color Me Rad run a few months back? (Has it been that long!??!?)

There’s a Run or Dye coming to Syracuse! October 5th at 9am at OCC!


Get a chance to run and get covered in bright colors! It might be the last chance of the year to have some fun outside before snow comes!! UGH!

They’ve also partnered with Make-a-Wish foundation, which is another great philanthropy that is near and dear to my heart.

It’s $55 per person, or $50 per person if you have a team (4 or more people). Grab some friends and register here! A lot of people always have so many questions about these runs, like if they’re timed, if they’re super competitive, if they’re going to be permanently dyed neon pink! If you’ve got some questions, click here for some answers.

Tip: If you’re not interested in running, they’re always looking for volunteers!

location: Onondaga Community College

267. Blood Drive

It’s always really great to be charitable. Especially when there have been so many devastating events in the past few weeks. People all over need help, and giving blood is an easy and rewarding chance to show your support. It just takes a few minutes from your busy schedule to donate some blood. It’s really that simple.

This Wednesday from 12:30-5:30pm at Day Hall on the Syracuse University Campus take a moment to donate some blood.


There’s a ton of opportunities to donate blood, click here for the various locations.

Tip: Donate blood this September and receive a Monro Muffler coupon for a $19.99 Extra Mile package

location: Day Hall, Syracuse University

266. Barn Dances

When I lived in Colorado, many people would ask where I was from. I’d reply simply, “New York.” and they’d automatically assume I was referring to the city. “Oh my! How is living in New York City?!” they’d ask. I’d shake my head and calmly reply, “There’s more to New York than just the city, you know!”

There’s a stigma surrounding upstate New York…we’re all cow tippin’ farmers….or so they think…but this city, as you can tell from the past 265 days, has a lot more to offer than just field parties and farming. However, there’s still a bit of country in us up here…

In Colorado, on tuesday nights we would go to a place called The Sundance. People would be line dancing, and I’d watch in awe…”How on earth are they doing that?! How do they know all the moves?!” There’s a really cool line dancing event that happens every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month in an actual BARN!


There is line and/or partner dance lessons from 6-9pm! How cool is that! Get to know all of the steps, so the next time someone asks you if you’re a cow tippin’ country lovin farmer you can show them whats up!

$10 gets you in the door for a really fun dance party on a sunday night! I have a feeling that I’ll be frequenting this more often than not!

Tip: There’s also an open dance for those interested in participating or watching two-step, east coast swing, the waltz cha, and night club.

location: 6456 Collamer Road, East Syracuse

265. Run Of The Dead

Today marks 100 days left in 2013! How are you going to make the next 100 days matter?! How about a Zombie run!

Are you a zombie or a vampire person?

If you’re a zombie person this one if for you! There’s a 5k put on by the Syracuse Sports Association that you can participate in!

run of the dead

It’s a team event though, so gather some other zombie lovin friends! The actual event is not until October 19th, however, spots for teams are filling up fast so I thought maybe now would be a great time to mention it…

Here’s how it works.

Gather some friends
Register your team (here) It’s $65 per member
Show up for a part 5k part obstacle course/mud run and avoid getting your “health flags” taken by zombies!
For more details visit the website!

Tip: If you’re not into the 5k/obstacle course thing, and you’re still a huge fan of being a zombie…you can always BECOME one!)

location: 7192 Oswego Road, Liverpool NY

264. Clams for Cancer

I love clams. Remember my love for Clam Chowder?

They’re my favorite food. I love them!

Which is why when I heard about Clams for Cancer I knew I had to feature it! I mean, not only is it for a great cause but you get to go to a clambake! Awesome!

clams for cancer
Clams for Cancer is held at The Spinning Wheel Restaurant in North Syracuse this Sunday (tomorrow), September 22nd from 1-6pm.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here, they’re $40 per person…which is quite the steal if you ask me!

That $40 will get you all the steamed and raw clams you can imagine eating. There will be prizes and auctions and the proceeds will be going towards families with children diagnosed with Cancer. The best $40 you’ll spend all of 2013, if you ask me.

Tip: If you’re interested in going and would like more information, contact Gale at 315-200-8674 or Krista at 315-460-0429

location: Spinning Wheel Restaurant 7384 Thompson Road, North Syracuse