Virtual Author Series: Geraldine Brooks

The Larkin Square Author Series checked in with best selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Geraldine Brooks, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. Geraldine last spoke in Larkin Square in 2016. Raised in Australia, she moved to the States to study for a Masters degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. There she met … Continued

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Larkinville inspired virtual backgrounds for your ZOOM gatherings!

Looking to jazz up your Zoom meetings and social gatherings? Cocktails for a Zoom happy hour? Donuts for a breakfast meeting? We have turned art created by Larkin Square’s Leslie Zemsky into virtual backgrounds that may be used on Zoom. Click on the images below of Larkinville themed virtual backgrounds which you may then download. … Continued

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Swan Street Diner Recipes: Banana Bread

With more time at home, many people are cranking up their ovens and tackling new baking recipes. Amanda Amico of the Swan Street Diner and Amy’s Truck shares her favorite banana bread recipe. Check out her baking tips in the video below! Wet ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter 3/4 cup sugar2 eggs 2 … Continued

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Ann Hood talks about food, knitting and writing

Larkin Square was pleased to catch up with writer Ann Hood at her home in Providence, Rhode Island. Ann has appeared twice before at Larkin Square to talk about her fiction and non-fiction writing. Ann is the author of numerous New York Times best selling books including Kitchen Yarns, The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, … Continued

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Hydraulic Hearth Pizza at Home

Larkinville’s Hydraulic Hearth is known for their delicious and unique pizzas. Though the restaurant is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Chef Will Petersen shares the Hearth’s recipe and tips for their simple pizza with red sauce. Full video below! Pizza Dough Ingredients: 2 teaspoon yeast (instant) 1.5 cups water (room temp) 1.5 Tablespoon kosher salt … Continued

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Hydraulic Hearth Recipes: Shandy

It’s almost patio season which means it’s time for refreshing seasonal cocktails! We may not be in the Hydraulic Hearth Beer Garden just yet, but bar manager Adam Rath shared his tips on how to make the Hearth’s classic shandy so you can enjoy the drink at home. Ingredients: 1 oz. simple syrup 1 oz. … Continued

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Virtual Author Series: Margaret Sullivan

The Larkin Square Virtual Author Series brought us to New York City to catch up with Western New York native and Media Columnist for The Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan. Margaret shares her experience living and working during the COVID-19 crisis and how the pandemic is impacting both local and national media outlets. She also discusses … Continued

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Yoga Tips from Space on Seneca

Trying to keep moving during quarantine? Larkinville businesses can help! Space on Seneca is offering free virtual yoga classes available weekly. Follow their instagram for updates and text (716) 207-1566 for a zoom link to join.  Colleen Heidinger & Dan Irwin visited Larkin Square to share quick tips on stretching and breathing – perfect for those who are … Continued

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Natalie Hoerner on Gratitude

The Larkin Square Virtual Author Series was pleased to meet up with Natalie Hoerner to talk about gratitude. Natalie has published an illustrated journal for recording gratitude. A healthy practice all the time and especially welcome now in the time of Covid-19. The journal is available for purchase on her website: gifts-of-gratitude.com 20% of journal … Continued

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Molly Stevens Recipe: Chef Mel Makes Risotto

After our Virtual Author Talk with Molly Stevens, Chef Mel made a few of her favorite recipes from Molly’s book, All About Dinner. Chef Mel calls her take on the recipe perfect for spring. Risotto works great as an entree served with a side salad or makes a great side for braised meats or pork … Continued

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