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To announce our new Member discount with Syracuse University Athletics, we have been sponsoring a Facebook sweepstakes to give away tickets to some of SU's biggest ACC matchups over the past several weeks. So far, we have chosen 5 of the 6 winners. (There's still time for you to enter...
AAA Western and Central New York today announced that financial planning and investment management services are now available for AAA members through the Orbit Group and The Financial Guys. As part of the partnership, members can attend free, no-obligation seminars about important...
Disney doesn't always have to be about the kids! Over the years we've found plenty of magic and pixie dust for the adults in our group. Here are 6 of my suggestions: Keys to the Kingdom Tour: If you've ever wanted to peek behind those doors that say "Cast Members Only," sign up...
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...
The extreme cold is making its way to New York State. To help keep you safe on the road—especially in the winter when driving conditions are often unpredictable—AAA recommends that you keep the following items in your car at all times. Flashlight with batteries...
My family and I just returned from our annual Disney vacation, but this time we changed it up just a little. This fall, we went to Disneyland instead of Walt Disney World. (So different, amiright?) Everyone keeps asking which one we prefer, and - honestly, that's like asking me which one...
This time of the year, deer are more active than usual. These five simple tips can help you avoid deer collisions, according to AAA. Be careful at dawn and dusk. Deer are most active during these times of the day, and driver visibility is poor. Expect them to run. Slow down...
My family's favorite time of the year to visit Walt Disney World is in the fall. For almost 10 years, we plan our Disney trip every October, and one must-do on our agenda is always Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This Halloween-themed party is held on certain nights in the Magic...
Earlier this summer I traveled to Watkins Glen with our AAA photographer in order to write about a weekend getaway to this Finger Lakes town. You can read more about our adventures in Watkins Glen in the autumn issue of Member Connection magazine, in homes in mid-September. Today I’m just...
My family traveled to Walt Disney World last week, where we got to eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant for the first time. Located in the Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest opened late last year in what’s commonly called New Fantasyland, the largest expansion ever in Magic Kingdom history...
Scenic waterways, international borders and historic lighthouses all contribute to the romantic appeal of New York’s Thousand Islands region. But there’s no tale quite like the romance behind Heart Island’s famous Boldt Castle. A tragic love story In 1900, George C. Boldt set out to...
Rain or shine: There is no excuse for missing this year's Taste of Williamsville, the 25th anniversary of the popular Western New York festival. A huge new tent will have room for everyone at the event held at Island Park. Just a stone's throw from our AAA Western and Central New York...
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...
With higher temperatures coming this summer, the heat can take its toll on people, animals and motor vehicles. Extreme heat, when it gets here, can push a vehicle past its limits, and some drivers will find themselves stranded on the roadside as a result of improper maintenance. AAA...
Muggles around the world rejoiced yesterday when Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment finally announced the expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, extending the Harry Potter experience between Universal's two Orlando theme parks. A new area based on the...

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