John Pitarresi @OD_Pitarresi Note: This Q&A with retired NFL quarterback Jim Kelly appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Observer Dispatch's Accent magazine.If there is a person more closely identified with the City of Buffalo than Jim Kelly, who would that be?It is beyond difficult to come up with a name from the world of sports, the arts, public life or just the general population that means more to Western New Yorkers than that of their old Buffalo Bills quarterback -- the tough,...
John Pitarresi @OD_Pitarresi Buster Cataudella didn’t fish much while growing up near Boston.His dad would take him every now and then, and in later years he’d get out a couple of times a year.Boy, is he a nut about it now.Cataudella was bitten by the fishing bug about the time he retired about 15 years ago after more than three decades as a New Hartford High School teacher and coach.Now, he fishes every chance he gets — close to home, all around the state, down in Florida. Bass, largemouth...
We didn’t have a great season at our deer camp last year. That was detailed in this space a while back. The guys did reasonably well during bow season, as they always do. I say "they" because they do and I don’t, but last year at least I was in the running with a crossbow. The regular season, however, at least opening weekend, when the bulk of the deer are taken, was a disaster.
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Selecting a term
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