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Get Involved this Earth Month!

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Earth Day Resolution Ideas

We have all heard of New Year’s resolutions, but what about Earth Day resolutions? This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day. start Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round.

For now, let’s take some action and get involved! There are many opportunities to walk the walk and participate in Spring Clean-Up days. Let’s all

Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 PM by Gillian Sears

National Pet Day

National Pet Day is April 11. Our trusty companions are considered by many to be a member of the family. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study confirms pets contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. So, it really is in our best interest to spend as much time with our furry friends, right?! Pets play an important

Celebrating Auburn, NY's Green Initiatives

Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Sustainable Efforts by the city of Auburn

Auburn, NY is both the physical and economic center of Cayuga County, a city of about 27,000 residents and an exciting place to be. In 2020, during a pandemic year, about 10 new businesses opened and received the support of the community. Aside from being an incredibly vibrant, supportive, and historically important city, it also prioritizes

It's Spring Fishing

Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:00 PM by George Fiorille

Springtime Fishing

Fishing at Owasco LakeJust like bears emerging from their dens after a long winter nap, anglers in Cayuga County are counting the days until spring arrives to go fishing. If you are one of the area's fishermen who didn’t experience the winter ice fishing or open water angling in hopes of warmer weather, your time has come.

Spring fishing in Cayuga County opens up a wide array of angling opportunities

Women in Tourism in Cayuga County

Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:00 AM by Karen Kuhl

Women Leaders in the Tourism Industry

Tourism is an amazingly powerful industry, employing over 330 million people worldwide; about 1 in 10 people around the world are employed by tourism related businesses. It is a demanding industry, demanding of time, energy, patience, and multitasking skills. When everyone else is on vacation and relaxing is when we work our hardest. It requires someone who

Savor the flavors of the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail

The family-friendly Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail is all about the unique sweets and treats that Cayuga County has to offer. The 20 stops along the trail include bakeries, farm stands, stores, ice cream shops, u-pick orchards, eateries, and cafés, all featuring locally grown or produced sweet treats. From north to south in Cayuga County, it seems like all

Women in Tourism

Monday, March 22, 2021 7:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Get to Know Cayuga County's Women in Tourism

This is the month we celebrate Women's History, that has deep roots in the Finger Lakes. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is comprised of inspiring women; Executive Director, Karen Kuhl, Marketing Manager Claire Dunlap and Special Projects Coordinator Gillian Sears. Here are a few reasons they love travel.

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Spring & Our Wineries

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of

Lesser Known Facts of Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:00 AM by Kim Szewczyk

Did you know?

Discover lesser known facts of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. Today, Wednesday March 10 is Harriet Tubman Day. She passed away on this day 108 years ago in 1913, and this day has been recognized In the U.S. since 1990.

1. Harriet Tubman was married again in 1869 to former-slave, Civil War veteran Nelson Davis. Over 20 years younger, and sick from tuberculosis, Davis' skill as a

Celebration of International Women's Day

Monday, March 8, 2021 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Celebrate International Women's Day

In honor International Women’s Day, we would like to honor women who have fought for and sought freedom for themselves and everyone they represent. Our own Harriet Tubman's efforts for freedom of the enslaved African Americans in the US, are reflected in the struggles of her international counterparts. This small sampling of women represent a diversity of

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