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The Historic Opera House and the Ellicottville Brewing Company – EBC Located in Fredonia, New York

The Fredonia Opera House built in 1891
The entrance to The Fredonia Opera House – July 11th – Fredonia, New York is a small town located in Chautauqua County, New York. Bob & Barb “On The Road Again.”

Unique to Fredonia New York is the Opera House. Located in the downtown section. Built in 1891, it is a year-round performing arts center. Currently, it offers a variety of live performances, presents a cinema series of first run independent and foreign films, and serves as a rental venue for community meetings,  debates, weddings and performances. For more information call: (716) 679-1891. Their website is:

Just down the street is the Ellicottville Brewing Company – EBC. Located at: 34 West Main Street. Fredonia, N.Y.

The Ellicottville Brewing Company has over 20 local and hard to find Craft Brews
The EBC gives you a tasty generous portion of fish n’ chips.
Garlic chicken wings! Barb and I had a finger-licking good time with these well done wings!
More chicken, this time a bit spicy with peanuts, great noodles and a delicious sauce.

Barb and I enjoyed a nice and tasty dinner in this pub. We ordered the garlic chicken wings, lots of them. They were amongst the best we have ever ordered. The wings came with their home-made bleu cheese, carrots and their special house sauce. Very crispy, and not greasy. After looking over the menu for their main course, we decided on their fish n’ chips. The fish was coated in EBC Two Brother”s Pale Ale beet battet and Japanese bread crumbs, then deep fried. The dish came with crispy fries and Coleslaw.  We had Pad Thai noodle and chicken dish. It had light spice with al dente’ noodles. The noodles were covered with broiled chicken strips. It was the special of the night. The locals commented that they have a terrific burger.  They have dining on their patio. Since they are known for having over a selection of 20 local and hard to find craft beers. We sampled a few. That was a treat.

Take a look at their website: or Many evenings they are very busy, so call for reservations. (716) 679-7939.




Page House Bed & Breakfast A Monument to Anyones Great Lodging Experiences Nov. 7th,Dublin, GA.–“Bob and Barb on the Road Again” and “Stopping to Smell the Roses”, and visit for awhile!–We stopped for a couple of nights to enjoy a real quality B&B and we were not even slightly disappointed staying at the really magnificent Page House. We first met Mono working the leaves off the driveway, just after pulling into a true early American Estate sized home from a different era and century with giant pillars and the look of what the real White House in D.C. must have looked like before the many gates and fences, additions and subtractions. This was a true Antebellum Southern home only remodeled to modernize the needs of casual tourists in all modern ways possible, but yet totally in keeping with the themes and decor of a quieter, more pastel time in American History. WE LOVED IT! We have learned that the owners make or break a B & B. Mono and JoAnn were fabulous, caring hosts and mighty fine chefs as well. This place as they say in GA. is   “The Gem of the Emerald City.”  ph and fax: (478) 275-4551

Yes, there are great restaurants in Dublin. See additional posts for Company Supply Rotisserie Bistro and Deano’s Italian Grille Brick Oven favorites!!!!

Mono and JoAnn,  Page House Owner-Operators put together a memorable breakfast repast. Finer host will be hard to find!!
Mono and JoAnn, Page House Owner-Operators put together a memorable breakfast repast. Finer host will be hard to find!!
All rooms and suites have modern baths and showers, TV’s and most important; comfy beds and linens.
Formerly the only home in Dublin, GA. with a ballroom! Today it’s a “sweet” dining room area, or can be a ball room for special occasions as well!
Mono and JoAnn putting up a sumptuous breakfast for guests!
GA. Toast with GA. peaches-umm, umm Great!
Omelette Greek style with Goat Cheese, spinach and LUV!



Joel Lucks Meets Songwriter/Musician, Furniture Maker, Turkey Call Maker and Fireman.


Americanpresstravelnews-May 26th,  from Joel Lucks, Tenn. Backroads- Dan Demay (Trousdale County, TN): Songwriter/Musician, Furniture Maker, Turkey Call Maker and Fireman. Creativity displays itself in different ways. Some call it talent. Some may even think of it as a form of genius. Arguably, though, we homo sapiens are quite inventive; some more than others, and each in different ways. But when someone distinguishes himself as Dan Demay does, it’s a genuine pleasure to say he’s my friend and to share with my readers his talents.

I met Dan several years ago at the Wilson County fair. He had a booth there and was showcasing his turkey box calls and mouth calls. We got to talking and sharing stories about hunting and fishing and became fast and good friends. Since learning, too, that Dan is a furniture maker of extraordinary talent I commissioned him to build a number of pieces of furniture for our home. In fact, he is slowly replacing all our conventional furniture with a Tennessean country style of furniture of his own. He claims he is self-taught and that’s where the genius aspect of his style and craftsmanship comes in; it’s very unique. Dan can create from memory nearly anything he sees and adds an element of elegance that any homeowner would be proud to have in their home.

Dan is also associated with a saw mill in Baxter, TN, and to listen to Dan speak about the diversity of trees in Tennessee, you begin learn about hardwoods, softwoods and which woods are best for tables, furniture and why. Dan’s connection with Mother Nature and the woods he lives in is amazing; hence, the sometime reference to being a “wood whisperer.” He’s knowledgeable and experienced, and to listen to him you quickly learn he is a Master of the “wood.” For information about his furniture or turkey calls contact him through his current website, Happy travels from the back roads of Tennessee – Joel Lucks

NOTE*  “Listen and see Dan’s latest music video…” This is a music video link to Dan’s most recent music video. It will take you right to the YOUTUBE video.