One of the best resolutions to bring in the new year is the resolution to try new food!
Want some different New Year’s Resolutions that don’t involve hitting the gym and counting calories? We have some suggestions below.
- Try New Foods. Instead of cutting down on your diet, expand it!
- Make Friends. It’s hard to make friends as an adult; try striking up a conversation with someone new.
- Contact Old Friends. It can be just as difficult to stay in touch as it is to start new friendships, so make a point to call an old friend.
- Break a Record. There are lots of weird records in the world. Find one you think you can break and go for it.
- Turn Off Your Phone at Meals. Is social media eating up your actual face-to-face social time? Cut down on it by turning off your phone during dinner.
- Learn Something New. If you ever wanted to be able to do a handstand or learn a particular language, now’s the time.
- Make a Bucket List. Use your resolution to make more resolutions, and cross a few off your list this year.
- Take Photos in Five Interesting Places. Make a point to get selfies with some odd locations. It can be around the world or just in your city.
- Forgive Someone. I know, I know – it’s easier said than done. But try to let go and let live, and you may end up revitalizing a friendship.
Hopefully this has given you some creative ideas for some unique New Year’s Resolutions. What are you hoping to accomplish in the New Year? Let us at Ed Shults Subaru know in the comments below!
It’s not too late to see the Winter Lights at Audubon!
It always seems like Christmas happens way too fast. We spend what feels like two or more months preparing for two days out of the year and then once they’re over, it feels like we got so busy that we missed all the festivities of the season. Never fear! The Winter Lights at Audubon aren’t over yet, so you have an extra bit of time to catch the Nature Center’s stunning light displays before the event ends.
Audubon Community Nature Center and Volt Vision collaborated on this event, which features over 10,000 lights along a trail. While the event opened December 17th, Audubon is offering times past Christmas, heading into the nights of January 6th and 7th. Each night, the Nature Center will be opening at 5:30pm and closing by 8:00pm. During your stay you can indulge in the many warm fires and mugs of hot cocoa that Audubon offers.
So stop by the Winter Lights at Audubon event to enjoy everything from the decorative entrance to many interactive stations along the way to the grand finale at the Blue Heron Overlook. The Nature Center is right here in Jamestown. General admission is $10 per person, but that drops to $8 if you’re a Friend of the Nature Center.
No matter if it’s the new Outback or if it’s the VIZIV-7 concept car, Subaru always makes a point to bring something new and exciting to every Auto Show.
Subaru is looking ahead to the future and it looks big—literally. The Japanese carmaker unveiled the Subaru VIZIV-7 Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, illustrating its future plan to produce a three-row SUV.
For the VIZIV-7 Concept, Subaru produced a vehicle that embodies the brand’s need to provide customers with “enjoyment and peace of mind.” This concept car does just that with its futuristic style and the brand’s reputation for safety.
“The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” said Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president for Fuji Heavy Industries. “We know customers in this segment want a full-sized vehicle and the next 3-row from Subaru will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever.”
The VIZIV-7 Concept combined the three-row capability with Subaru’s DYNAMIC x SOLID design philosophy. It hints at the future size of the three-row midsize SUV that Subaru intends to introduce to the North American market in early 2018.
Subaru came up with the VIZIV name from the phrase “Vision for Innovation,” which makes it easy to see that this concept car is the future of the brand.
To learn more about the Subaru VIZIV-7 Concept and current Subaru design ideas, stop into Ed Shults Subaru.
The Holiday Candlelight Tours are a great way to make memories and learn more about the history of our area.
The holidays are finally here, which means it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. Once you are finished decorating the house and trimming the tree, consider getting into the holiday spirit even more with one of the Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Fenton History Center.
This tour is part of the History Center’s Annual Holiday Exhibit, which takes place from now until January 21st. The exhibit turns the grand 1863 mansion of New York Senator Reuben E. Fenton into a “Space Age Christmas.” People can learn why the Christmas tree is one of the most popular symbols of Christmas, along with other traditions and customs celebrated around the world. These traditions include Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Los Posadas, and Christmas in Sweden and Italy.
There is even a display of various trees, including a Living Tree, the Depression-era tree, the Spider tree, a flocked tree, and the Juskrona, which is one of only two authentic Swedish trees east of the Mississippi. You can also learn about the legend of the Christmas spider.
After you enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibit, go on a candlelight tour with a costumed museum guide. These tours occur on Saturday evenings in December and give you a night-time look at the wonderful holiday-themed exhibit. Stop by Ed Shults Subaru to learn more about this amazing community we support.
No matter if you’re hosting or just helping out, the kitchen is a stressful place to be during Thanksgiving. Check out these two tips to help make the holiday more fun and less stress.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In a perfect world, everyone would have plenty of time to prepare for the holiday in the weeks preceding it. Unfortunately, life keeps most of us pretty busy year-round. The good news is that there are some last-minute Thanksgiving hacks that you can use in the kitchen this year to take away some of the stress this Thanksgiving.
Mashed potatoes are a delicious staple at the Thanksgiving table. But, when you’re preparing enough for a large group of guests, the washing, peeling and cutting can eat up a lot of your cooking time—not to mention cause hand cramps. This year, instead of hand-washing your taters, stick them in the dishwasher and then peel them. Or, skip that altogether and go straight to the boiling. Once they’re cooked, blanch them in a bath of ice water and the skins will peel right off.
Pie’s the Limit
Thanksgiving seems like the one day out of the year that you wish you’d bought that pastry cutter. Instead of cutting butter into flour by hand, use a cheese grater to grate cold butter into the small, flakey pieces that will give you a fluffy pie crust.
Another pie-exclusive tool that many people may not have is a pie weight. Don’t buy one on account of this one day out of the year. Instead, use beans or rice to weigh down your pie crust before cooking.
Shults Auto Group is once again the official transportation sponsor for the Jamestown Christmas Parade.
There are many reasons to be proud of living in the Jamestown area. At this time of year, the biggest one might be the community’s way of ushering in the Holidays together with a bang. The annual Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration is coming up on December 2nd. This event has continued to serve as a great way for the Jamestown community to come together each year and celebrate the season. Put on by The Resource Center, it also coincides well with their Toys for Tots program which collects Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise go without.
Events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Third Street. The parade will line up earlier than that—usually around 5 p.m. Participants in the parade are encouraged to decorate their floats and costumes according to the year’s theme, “Gift Exchange.” This year’s parade will be full of present shaped floats, colorful wrapping paper and pretty bows. In addition to the parade, festivities include the arrival of Santa followed by a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp. The Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebrations also includes the traditional lighting of the tree with the Mayor.
Last year’s “Tinseltown” theme brought lots of creative Hollywood-themed costumes and displays, and this year’s theme promises to be just as much fun. Applications for parade participation are available online. Get your float ready, put on your walking shoes and join in on the holiday fun!
We had a great crowd of supporters for the event on October 22, including these guys.
Believe it or not, more than half of Subaru owners are pet owners. This is one of the major reasons the brand regularly celebrates the Subaru Loves Pets event. As part of this event, the brand participates in multiple programs to help animals in need. These include pet supply drives and local animal organizations. As part of the family, pets deserve fair treatment and safe environments.
According to Subaru, throughout October the brand and its retailers worked with animal organizations to hold a range of pet supply drives. Groups collected items such as food and treats, as well as toys, beds, and grooming supplies. Such supplies not only improve welfare, but they also increase the chances that animals will be adopted. Subaru even gave out 2017 Impreza dog toys to a limited number of supporters, including many at our own Jamestown dealership during our Subaru Loves Pets event on October 22nd.
“Subaru Loves Pets is all about showing our pets the love that they show us each and every day,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “We are very pleased to partner with organizations like Pilots N Paws, The Pet Philanthropy Circle and many local animal welfare groups, to help improve the health and well-being of animals across the country and help them to find new homes.”
Subaru also partnered with Pilots N Paws, a program that rescues shelter animals around the country. Pilots work to transport at-risk animals, including those at kill shelters, moving them to no-kill shelters. Last year the program was able to rescue over 220 animals. These are just some of the many ways Subaru is working to improve the lives of animals around the country.
Don’t you want to keep your tires as nice as the day you bought them? The Subaru Equity Shield will do just that.
Looking for the best way to protect your vehicle? Consider getting the Subaru Equity Shield. This program includes a range of protection packages, including Tire and Wheel Protection, Dent and Ding Protection, and Windshield Protection. For drivers who appreciate added peace of mind, Subaru Equity Shield is perfect for you.
According to Subaru, the Equity Shield primarily provides GAP coverage. This insurance program is for new vehicles, providing drivers with added peace of mind. Should you total your vehicle, GAP coverage may pay for the difference between the balance of your loan/lease and what your insurance pays. By covering this “gap,” the Equity Shield ensures you get as much money as possible for your vehicle in the event of a serious wreck.
Other benefits include Tire and Wheel Protection. This may cover things like structural damage, repair or replacement of damaged tires, and more. This protection plan isn’t limited by occurrences, mileage, or claims, and it is also transferable should you choose to resell your vehicle.
Dent and Ding protection covers a range of issues that might occur to the exterior. This includes door dings and minor dents, and there are no limits on mileage or service calls. Windshield protection is also available to cover cracks and chips caused by road hazards.
Subaru Equity Shield is great for any driver. If you are looking for GAP coverage or a range of other benefits, this program is perfect for you.
The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours will give you a glimpse into the lives of past Jamestown residents and provide a spooky backdrop for getting into the Halloween spirit!
Jamestown, New York is a city with plenty of history. That history comes to life during Halloween more than any other time out of the year. For the 11th year in a row, the Fenton History Center of Jamestown is putting on a special event to celebrate the history of Jamestown’s community during the spookiest time of the year. The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours will be held this year on October 1st and October 8th.
The Saints and Sinners Tour offers residents and visitors of Jamestown a unique opportunity and way to explore the history of the Jamestown Community. During the tours, guests will be guided through the local Lake View Cemetery on a horse-drawn carriage. Along the way, they will hear the personal stories of some of Jamestown’s most intriguing and infamous residents.
Daytime tours will take place on October 8th, while evening tours will take place on October 1st. Both tours cost $18 per person.
Jamestown is a community that has always looked to its past. Now you can discover that rich past in a way that best celebrates the Halloween season. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this educational and eerie event right here in the Jamestown area just in time for Halloween!
11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tours
Evening Walking Tours: October 1st from 6-10 PM with tours leaving every 20 minutes
Day Walking Tours: October 8th from 3 – 6 PM with tours leaving every 30 minutes
Cost: $10 for the Public, $5 for Fenton History Center members, $2 for Kids. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Reserve tickets: 716-664-6256
The Challenger Center and Subaru partnership is helping students learn about science and technology through the upcoming Mars mission.
Subaru is teaming up with the Challenger Center, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organization, to create a professional learning program for teachers. This learning program coincides with the Mars mission launching this fall. By offering students hands-on opportunities to fall in love with science and technology in a tangible way, Subaru and the Challenger Center hope to inspire students to pursue future careers in STEM subjects.
“Challenger Center is extremely proud to be partnered with one of the most innovative and responsible car manufacturers on the planet,” said the president and CEO of the Challenger Center, Lance Bush. “Subaru understands that to build the workforce of tomorrow, we need to capture student imagination early on. The company’s commitment to the education of tomorrow’s STEM leaders demonstrates their clear focus on being a leading employer and car manufacturer long into the future.”
Subaru’s partnership with the Challenger Center doesn’t only help provide training for future scientists. It also is designed to support teachers’ professional development.
To learn more about the Challenger Center and Subaru partnership, be sure to visit the Challenger Center’s website, www.challenger.org. Stay up-to-date with all things Subaru by following us on social media or by subscribing to our blog. Thanks for choosing Ed Shults Subaru.