Jun 2017

The First Annual Retro Ladies Day!

On Saturday May 27, 2017 I was lucky enough to attend the 1st Annual Retro Ladies Day held by the Salt City Belles and Beaus at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse, NY. Only a two and a half hour...

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May 2017

Day Trip: Rochester, NY for the Genesee Brewhouse

We never really considered ourselves big beer drinkers until the fairly recent boom of micro breweries. In almost any community we visit you can find one and they're usually unique and excellent in their own way. And it's a lot...

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Dec 2016

My Pinup Judge Experience

So a funny thing happened recently, I was asked to be a “local celebrity” judge at a Pinup Contest. You might say “Julie Ann, I thought you were a feminist, how can you support such a thing?” Well let me...

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Dec 2016

Cats Like Us Enjoys Tiki in Toronto

Julie Ann
Tagged: local , tiki

I often say one great thing about living in Buffalo, NY, is the close proximity to other larger cosmopolitan cities. We are within easy driving distance from Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Toronto, Ontario (Canada) -- we actually have a lot of customers who...

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Dec 2016

Monster Matt Monday : Wolfman

Meagan Kyla
Tagged: local

Wolfman by Monster Matt Patterson You can haunt MonsterMatt on the web: www.monstermatt.com Ha-Ha! Horror Shop Monster Matt's joke book Come on back to the Cats Like Us blog for the last Monday of every month for some more MonsterMatt madness! -Meagan...

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Dec 2016

Monster Matt Monday : Dr. Frankstein

Meagan Kyla
Tagged: local

This month Monster Matt gives us Basil Rathbone as Dr. Frankenstein, in "Son of Frankenstein", done on 11x14 watercolors on paper. You can haunt Monster Matt on the web: www.monstermatt.com Ha-Ha! Horror Shop Monster Matt's joke book Come on back to the Cats Like...

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Dec 2016

Monster Matt Monday : Let's Be Frank...enstein

Meagan Kyla
Tagged: local

Painting: The Monster and Igo, from Son of Frankenstein   This past weekend marked the 83rd anniversary of the 1931 classic , Frankenstein. It also marks the 127th birthday of the film 's creature , Boris Karloff. I cannot express how much I...

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Dec 2016

The Great Pumpkin Farm: One of WNY's Fall Holiday Treasures

I consider fall to be the nicest time of year in Western New York (WNY), where Cats Like Us is located. As the season changes the days get cooler and the leaves turn a rainbow of autumn colors. Halloween and...

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