Newcrest Publishing & Ultraprint announce “Buy1Give1” partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester


Because we believe that exploring all the fun things to do in our community should be shared!

Here’s how it works:

  • Buy a copy of 60 Great Places to go With Kids Within 60 Miles of Rochester on on our website or from a local merchant, or order books for your organization’s fundraiser, business gifts or company event.
  • For every book purchased, we’ll donate a copy to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. The “Bigs” and “Littles” enjoy using the book to choose the places where they can spend time together, have fun, and build memories.

With your help, we’ll distribute hundreds of copies each year so Rochester’s Big Brothers, Little Brothers, Big Sisters and Little Sisters can have more fun together!

“I wanted to personally thank you for donating the 60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Rochester books to us. Our Bigs and Littles can look through it together for ideas. Our matches truly benefit from activity ideas like the ones in your book because the activities help them to form that special bond. Thank you again for your kindness!”

Kate Sick, Match Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester

Sponsored by Newcrest Publishing Company & UltraPrint Corporation


Donate. Mentor. Matter.

Want to do even more? Volunteer with your local Big Brothers Big Sisters!


Thank you!

Newcrest Publishing Company & our printing partner, Ultraprint Corporation

“60 Great Places to Go With Kids Within 60 Miles of Rochester” Now Available at Hobby House Toys

With three convenient stores around Rochester (Pittsford, Fairport & Eastview Mall), Hobby House Toys is a  convenient place to get your copy of 60 Great Places to Go With Kids Within 60 Miles of Rochester.  It’s a full service family-owned toy store where you’ll experience friendly smiles and a world of fun for kids and adults alike! Check out their stores and locations on Facebook at

A New Where-to-go-with-Kids Guidebook for Buffalo

There’s a new book for families looking for winter fun ideas:  60 Great Places to Go With Kids Within 60 Miles of Buffalo features more than 60 kid-friendly, fun places to go—all within an hour’s drive from home.

Buffalo and the surrounding areas are full of incredible places to go with kids, and this book describes the popular as well as off-the-beaten-track sites that are fun for the entire family.   Whether you like outdoor activities, historic places, museums, animals, festivals, the arts, sports or nature, there’s something for everyone to explore and enjoy within the pages of this convenient, pocket-sized book.

Says co-author Connie Herrera, “If you’re new to the Buffalo area, I want you to be astounded at your luck in moving here. If you’re here for a visit, I hope you’ll want to come back again to do more. And, if you’ve lived here all your life, I hope you’ll be surprised at how many places you haven’t yet explored and how many you want to visit again.”

Grandparents, too, will love the variety of options for outings with their grandchildren. Said one surprised grandparent, “I gave the book to my grandkids and they picked out a place I would never have expected them to choose. You just never know what will interest kids until they read about it themselves.”

You can purchase the book on this website or visit one of the stores listed.

Hear Connie on CJCountry Friday morning, 8/5

This Friday, Jimi Jamm’s morning show on CJCountry radio will feature where to go this weekend, plus an interview with Connie Herrera about the new 60 Great Places to Go With Kids Within 60 Miles books for Rochester & Buffalo.   Tune in to 100.9   103.7  104.3   105.5  1140am or online at and call in for your chance to win a free book!

Buy “60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Buffalo” at Wegmans, B&N, Country Hill Gifts and more

Pssst. 60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Buffalo is having its official release party in November, but you can find copies on sale now at these Buffalo-area locations: Wegmans and Barnes & Noble, the Jell-O Gallery Museum in LeRoy, and Country Hill Home Accessories and Gifts in Pavilion (and of course on this website). More to come!

Buy “60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Palm Springs” at The Living Desert


60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Palm Springs is now on sale at The Living Desert! 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert,

Haven’t been there yet?  Here’s the description from the book:

You can spend a whole day here—there’s so much to see and do.  Explore the animals and plants that thrive in the deserts of North America and Africa.  See birds of prey (hawks, falcons, eagles, and vultures) and mammals (coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, and bobcats) housed in enclosures as close to natural environments as possible, as well as African animals such as the rare addax, hornbills, weaver finches, meerkats, rock hyrax, warthog, sand cat, fennec fox, giraffe and ostrich, cheetah, Cuvier’s gazelle, and the rare Grevy’s Zebra. Stroll through exotic desert gardens filled with butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Step into the Discovery Center for fun hands-on activities (and a dose of cool air conditioning).  A special delight for kids and kids-at-heart is one of the largest outdoor train exhibits with more than 3,300 feet of track, covering 3/4 acre.  There’s a petting zoo, merry-go-round, and a tram that travels around the grounds, so you can get on and off at exhibits.

‘60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Palm Springs’: New book debuts at Indian Wells Arts Festival

60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Palm Springs will make its debut at the Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 5-7 (Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA).

The second in the “60 Fun Things to Do” series, this book highlights all the wonderful sites to visit and things to do in Palm Springs and the  Coachella Valley. Watch for ordering information or call 585-317-5469!

About the book

Written by Connie Herrera, published by Newcrest Publishing Company, Rochester, N.Y. $12.95. ISBN 978-0-9852045-1-8

“60 Fun Things” at the Metro Justice Alternative Holiday Fair, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Enjoy family holiday shopping with a conscience at Metro Justice’s annual Alternative Fair, featuring unique fair trade, earth-friendly, and locally produced goods that support a strong local economy and a just and sustainable world.  You’ll find pottery, textiles, jewelry, fine art, toys & games, and of course copies of 60 Fun Things to Do Within 60 Miles of Rochester.

Fri., Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South

Suggested donation: $3 for all those over age 12, free child care is available for young children and babies

The Alternative Fair is an annual fund-raising event for Metro Justice. For more information go to Metro Justice at