Lost, but Found!

Despite a questionable forecast for last Saturday morning, the rains stopped and we had a dry hike. The trail was very challenging in terms of rocks to step over, lots of puddles, and  steps to climb. Everyone certainly had their workout for the day!

We came across a 5 month old stray cat two miles into the remote trail, deep in the Niagara Gorge. So Deborah and Bob Kosobucki ’73 carried it out, and  took it to the SPCA. During the drive, the Kosobuckis decided to adopt him, and now have him at home in foster status before formal adoption.

As tempting as the name Ezra was, Deborah and Bob have named him Kitty.  After just a few days of training, Kitty has already shown himself to be smart by cat standards (and very affectionate!).  Kitty is in training so that he will respond to voice commands, especially ‘no’, and so that he won’t scratch or bite.  Bob’s a bit of a ‘cat whisper’ and is working to establish trust with Kitty.

 

A big thank you to Bob Kosobucki ’73 for not only leading a challenging hike, but for taking in Kitty as well!

Introducing – your Cornell Faculty Speaker!

Please join us at our annual meeting this May 7th – for a Cornell faculty presentation and dinner at the Saturn Club. Come for a cocktail in the Lounge and Loggia Room followed by a delicious buffet of bruschetta, Tuscan pizzas, steak and chicken carvings stations, and dessert. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.

The Club would like to welcome our faculty speaker, Professor Brian R. Davis, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, CALS.

Professor Davis conducts research in landscape prototyping, the industrialized rivers in the Americas, and the effect of public space design on water quality in urban rivers. He will be giving a talk on his research and a discussion on Buffalo’s waterways.

Tickets are $30 and include dinner and dessert. Cash bar. Registration is now open.

 

Trivia Part II

Name the Cornellian co-star of this 1980 drama about hypnosis induced time travel set on Michigan’s Mackinac Island.

Join the Cornell Club of Buffalo for a night of Bar Trivia!

We will be playing at the World of Beer at the Walden Galleria Mall on Wednesday, March 14 at 8pm. Join team safety school to show off your skills!

There is no fee to attend this event. Participants are responsible for their own food and drink expenses.

Please register in advance.

 

 

Marotto’s Soirée

You are cordially invited to the Marotto’s Soirée, a winter social at one of our favorite Cornellian owned businesses. Our host, Mark Marotto ’82, has arranged  a menu of smoked fish, bruschetta, clams casino, pork bell pibil, and sharp cheeses.

Marotto’s Restaurant is in Kenmore, NY, meet us there on Wednesday, February 7th 5:30 – 8 pm.

Cost: $22 includes appetizers

Please register in advance.

Burchfield-Penney Tour

On Saturday, December 2, Nancy Spector (Agriculture and Life Sciences ‘79; BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago ’90) will lead us on a tour of the galleries at the Burchfield-Penney based upon a theme near and dear to all Cornellian hearts: SEEING RED.  Tapping into her knowledge as a current Burchfield-Penney docent, Nancy will facilitate a conversation allowing participants to look at and learn about selected artworks with the theme and express their own reactions and interpretations.

After the tour, those who wish are welcome to stick around for a self-funded “healthy-style” lunch at the Museum Café run by Don Wharfe, formerly manager at the Buffalo Yacht Club & Albright-Knox.

Plan to arrive by 10:15 on December 2nd, cost is $5 so register now, there are only seven spots left. Any Questions? Please contact Jim Schneider ’87 at jss73@cornell.edu.