Dear Crabby, Are There Any Alternatives to Elf on a Shelf?

Dear Crabby, My kids are getting to the age when a lot of their friends are doing Elf on a Shelf. Personally, I’m not a fan, but I’d love to still do something fun. Do you have any suggestions for alternative ideas?Thanks!Elfie Noëlle Dear Elfie Noëlle, I looked over my vast vault of posts, thinking I’d already answered this question. But it turns out, another reader wanted to know what I thought of the little devil, I mean, Elf. Can you tell I think it’s a whole lotta hype for nothing? … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Bother to Make Any New Year’s Resolutions?

Dear Crabby, It’s hard to believe that a week from today it will be another new year. So, I’m wondering if I should make any resolutions. What do you think? What are your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions? Thanks, Nate Nouveau Dear Nate Nouveau, Let me first start by saying you’re fat and lazy. Okay. Now that I’ve got your undivided attention… the problem with many New Year’s resolutions is that people make the same ones year after year along the lines of ‘I’m going to be more … [Read more...]

Spend your summer in Downtown Rochester with Sidewalk Sales and Movies in the Moonlight

Nothing says summer in Downtown Rochester quite like Sidewalk Sales and the kick‐off for Downtown Rochester’s Movies in the Moonlight series. Back for its 59th Year, Sidewalk Sales will kick‐off on Thursday, July 10 and the 13th season of Movies in the Moonlight kicks off on Saturday, July 12. “I can’t think of a better way for families to spend their summer weekends”, said Stephanie Hellebuyck, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. “Both Sidewalk Sales and … [Read more...]