Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools
Together, Peter and Kriner discuss the challenges and impact of the pandemic on the public school system and on local communities, along with the differences in education within the city center versus out in the suburbs.
Sarah chats with Chip Murphy and Danielle Gruttadaurio, two members of the HUNT Real Estate leadership team. They speak about relationship building, the importance of strong leadership, and how their focus on bringing in the right people has led to increasing success in the Rochester, New York region.
There may be a chill in the air, but holiday and winter happenings across New York State are just heating up. Looking for something to do in your area this winter? We’ve put together a list of activities to get you in the spirit of the season!
Christkindlmarkt – Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
Location: 190 Scott St, Buffalo, NY 14204
Date: Every Friday-Sunday through Sunday, December 19th
Cost: Entry to the market is free of charge.
Details: An outdoor market that will include a variety of local vendors selling high quality, unique handcrafted gifts and food, including Gluhwein (mulled wine), hot chocolate, food and bier in a traditional German Christmas setting, and different activities each weekend! A portion of all proceeds from Christkindlmarkt will be donated to FeedMore WNY.
Date: Wednesday, December 1st – Friday, December 31st (closed December 24th and December 25th)
Cost: Prices starting at $20
Details: The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Drive Thru will brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York! This event is drive through only and will include a variety of new displays consisting of over 70 variations of LED light displays, arches and light tunnels.
Cost: Children (12 and under): Free except for Saturday Winter Wonderland activities ($5), Non-Members: $10 for adults, household max of $25, Member or Student (13-22): $5
Details: This year’s festival includes incredible live performances, art-making and storytelling activities for children, stunning displays of seasonal items and trees for purchase, and a holiday marketplace featuring artist-made wares and locally sourced products to meet all your gift-giving needs! Refreshments are available throughout the festival.
Location: Shepard Park – Canada St, Lake George, NY 12845
Date: Open through December 31
Cost: The vendor market and the events at Shepard Park are free to attend, other events are ticketed.
Details: Canada Street will feature decorated storefronts and a light display in Shepard Park. The festival also includes standout events for all ages, a holiday artisan market with free photos with Santa, and more than 50 vendors.
Location: Lake Placid Village, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Date: Friday, Dec 10, 2021 until Sunday, Dec 12, 2021
Cost: Most events free; charges may apply for some
Details: The Lake Placid Holiday Stroll includes a full schedule of events with a Skating Party, an Ugly Sweater Party, the Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk, Grinch at the Little Blue House, Santa at Mid’s Park, a Tree Lighting, and more!
Location: Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Dr, Liverpool, NY 13088
Date: Nightly through January 5, 2022
Cost: Admission is $6 per car on Monday and Tuesday, $10 on Wednesday and Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday.
Details: Lights on the Lake is a two mile long drive-thru show featuring towering holiday displays, larger-than-life Land of Oz, a twinkling fantasy forest, colorful section arches, memorable animated scenes and a fairy tale magic grand finale!
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park – 353 Court St., Rochester, NY 14607
Date: Varying dates from December 3 – December 19
Cost: Free general admission, some special events may require ticket purchase.
Details: The downtown Rochester fest features free ice skating & rentals, outdoor seats & fire pits, unique shopping village, visits with Santa, live music, indoor bar with tasty food & drinks, free crafts for kids & more!
Do you know of any great events happening in your area this season? Please comment below to share!
Matthew Frazee joins Sarah today to talk about why he chose to start his career in real estate right out of college. He shares his experiences (so far) and offers his advice as a new agent to others considering the same move.
Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Stephen Fitzmaurice, Senior Vice President of HUNT Property Solutions.
Together, Peter and Stephen discuss how the pandemic affected how people think about their office space, the new COVID variant and associated challenges, large investors and their impact on the market, and more.
Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Robert McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer of HUNT Commercial, and Michael Vavonese, rising star in commercial real estate.
In this episode, Peter, Robert, and Michael discuss commercial real estate, including the current market, the fundamental differences between commercial and residential real estate, significant challenges in the industry, and development in the Buffalo area.
In this episode, Sarah’s guest is Gina Hammar, a sales professional from our Wheatfield branch. Gina talks about what she loves about real estate and the factors that led her to move from her previous real estate broker to HUNT.