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I've already said before that sledding with my kids is one of my favorite winter activities in Western New York. Growing up in the South, there really was just nothing like that for me as a kid! So after passing by Polarwave SnowTubing on dozens of Thruway trips between Buffalo and...
It's that time of the year again: Time for a new issue of Member Connection, the quarterly magazine that is entirely produced by our team here at AAA Western and Central New York. Our Summer 2013 issue will be coming out next week, and I’m excited to give you this "sneak preview" of the...
Want to get outdoors but not sure what you can do or where? The Adirondack Mountain Club's Outdoor Expo is the place for you to start! For the past 15 years, the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club has been hosting an outdoor expo at Mendon Ponds Park. This year's...
When members need roadside assistance from AAA, contact center associates like Thaddeus Stevens answer the call quickly and compassionately. A Lockport resident, Thaddeus has worked for AAA Western and Central New York for almost 8 years. I sat down with him recently to ask him about...
"Commitment to Community" is one of AAA’s Core Values. This is evidenced by AAA Western and Central New York’s fundraising efforts to support local charities in the communities we serve. AAA associates throughout Western New York, the Rochester region and Central New York give their...
AAA Western and Central New York remains committed to the cause of traffic safety in our communities. We are pleased to introduce the Auto Club of Western and Central New York Foundation for Traffic Safety Inc. Formed as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation will help us...
Re-confirm flights in advance: Check with your airport or airline carrier before you leave the house for any weather-related delays or cancellations. You can also sign up to receive email alerts from your airline's website. Carry-on luggage: If problems arise with your...
I am often asked the question: “Why should I purchase a AAA Membership?” I could answer by telling you about all the products and services we provide, and the benefits and savings that come with membership. These are all very important. But AAA Membership is so much more than that. It is...
If you are looking for a great fall adventure with the kids or grandkids, you might want to venture out to Varysburg to the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, a family-owned attraction in Western New York. Getting there Varysburg is about 20 minutes south of Batavia. The drive through...
I’ve had the same battery in my car since I bought it, so I knew that some day soon my luck would run out. Well, last month it did! I walked outside to go to work one morning, and my car wouldn’t start. I had never placed a call before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I called AAA for...
Home of the third oldest operating roller coaster in the country, Seabreeze is a family-friendly park offering more than 70 attractions, which include thrilling rides, classic family rides and fun kiddie rides, too. That’s where we started our day: the little swings, cars, tea cups and...
Ever since my son went to Genesee Country Village...
A lifelong Western New Yorker, Kathy Hare started working at AAA as an Auto Travel counselor in 1986. This blog is an excerpt from her upcoming story in the next issue of Member Connection magazine. (Read her other post about Watkins Glen!) Each June, Fairport’s Canal Days...
When the weather’s just a little too hot, or wet, or cold to be outside, you can still get away for a day at the pool, thanks to the Palm Island Indoor Water Park in Batavia, located about halfway between Rochester and Buffalo. And now, AAA members can save on admission there, too....
This summer is perfect theme park weather! We've been lucky enough to enjoy a lot of sun and a lot of heat. OK, maybe too much heat, but that's what those water rides are for, right? If you're looking for a new theme park destination this summer, check out our list of the Top 10 theme...

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