Articles by: Chris Carosa

What Historic Treaty Defines Greater Western New York?

June 26, 2016 12:50 pm0 comments
What Historic Treaty Defines Greater Western New York?

Do you know the area covered by the Greater Western New York Region? – or – Do you only think you know the definition of Greater Western New York? Believe it or not, Greater Western New York was defined by a specific Treaty shortly after the Revolutionary War (and before […]

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Did this High School Class President Just Predict the Future?

August 27, 2015 9:58 pm0 comments
Did this High School Class President Just Predict the Future?

It was a throw-away line in the opening of his class’ graduation day speech on June 28, 2015. The class president speaks of a world 50 years from now, giving a shout out to his classmates’ future achievements from “the first woman on Mars” to the person who discovered a […]

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Without This Man’s Selfless Actions, George Washington May Have Never Agreed to Go to Philadelphia…

July 1, 2015 7:52 pm0 comments
Without This Man’s Selfless Actions, George Washington May Have Never Agreed to Go to Philadelphia…

In respond, Thomas Jefferson said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

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This Buffalo School Teacher Helped Create What National Holiday that We Continue to Celebrate to This Day?

June 14, 2015 12:24 pm0 comments
This Buffalo School Teacher Helped Create What National Holiday that We Continue to Celebrate to This Day?

Greater Western New York loves America. Here’s another Hidden Gem that proves it.

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What is Quiet and Raucous at the Same Time that Involves the Entire Community?

May 30, 2013 12:33 am0 comments
What is Quiet and Raucous at the Same Time that Involves the Entire Community?

If you don’t think something can be both quiet and raucous as the same time, then you’ve never experienced this event. The map of Greater Western New York used to be dotted with them every summer, but rising insurance rates have dwindled their numbers to a mere few. The one […]

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A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

May 23, 2013 12:55 am0 comments
A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

When people from Greater Western New York hear the name “Henry Wells,” they immediately think of the Palmyra and Buffalo resident that cofounded Wells Fargo. What they might not know is that there was another person with a very similar sounding name that launched an honored tradition that continues across […]

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How did Greater Western New York put the “Happy” in Happy Hour?

May 7, 2013 10:25 pm2 comments
How did Greater Western New York put the “Happy” in Happy Hour?

If not for the work of America’s first great novelist, this might never have been known.

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What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

April 27, 2013 11:11 pm0 comments
What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

If anyone ever questions why we have a certain “fire” in our belly, this ought to answer it.

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How did Father Baker pay only $2,000 to buy millions of meals during the Great Depression?

March 24, 2013 5:41 pm2 comments
How did Father Baker pay only $2,000 to buy millions of meals during the Great Depression?

Instead of a divining stick, the venerable Father Baker used what classic icon to lead him to his discovery?

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Happy Birthday! 50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York Book Released!

December 16, 2012 3:45 pm5 comments
Happy Birthday! 50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York Book Released!

Hear ye! Hear Ye! It was on the 16th day of December in the Year of Our Lord 1786, that parties of New York State and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts convened in the city of Hartford, Connecticut to resolve the matter of the disputed land claims pertaining to those lands […]

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