Avoiding the “Mid-Semester Blues”

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and your school work load is at an all time high. What do you do to avoid the mid-semester blues?

Here is a list of some activities that won’t break the bank, but will definitely give you mind, body and soul a break from the daily grind.

1.      Eat breakfast for dinner, and have dessert too. Take a dinner diversion from the norm and head over to Funk ‘n Waffles downtown. Catch a performance of a local band or have a chuckle with your waffle with one of their comedy nights. Here is a schedule of upcoming shows.
2.      Keep your mind sharp at trivia night! Bring a creative team name and a few friends down to Beer Belly Deli & Pub on Westcott on Thursday nights to use all those tidbits of info you thought you would never need. Grab Some brew, a burger and a table early because the alleyway converted to restaurant fills up quickly!  Do not miss the sweet potato tots! You may want to come back more than once to try all the tasty menu items!
3.      If you’re down for a drive, make a trip to Chuck Hafner’s. The market is completely constructed from greenhouses stocked with a variety of produce and flowers, as well as a holiday boutique. This spot is adjacent to The Core restaurant where they are serving up flavorful ancient grain bowels, warm bone broth or noodles. Their unique lemonade bar make a fresh compliment to the wholesome meals.
4.      If you have a recipe you’ve been dying to try, stop by the Regional Market to pick up the freshest ingredients. Farmers from all around the area are vending their fresh produce. Grab a freshly made apple cider doughnut to much on while you stroll through. CNY Regional Market also hosts various concerts throughout the year.

Next time you find yourself moping around or in need of a pick me up after a long hard week, return to this list and choose an activity to refresh your routine. You never know what other local treasures you’ll uncover or passions you’ll discover along the way.

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