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Travel back in time and stay at a Historic Inn in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

By Camille Zess Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region in general, is a place steeped in history and is an exceptional destination to relax, unwind and have an array of memorable experiences. There are many exciting, educational, delicious, and fun things to choose from in this beautiful part of New York State, depending on what you want to do. Regardless of what’s on your itinerary, everyone…

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Historical Women in the Finger Lakes

March is the perfect month to celebrate the innovative, creative women who live in our area as well as the strong fearless women who carved out a future for us all. We are lucky to live an area that was an epicenter for women’s rights. Let’s take a up close look at a few of the trail blazing women from history. I think you will be amazed at their bravery, their sacrifices, their struggles, and…

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Women Supporting Women Creates Business Boom in Cayuga County

By: Tanya Brothen Small businesses are booming across Cayuga County. All you have to do is visit various Main Streets in the region to see that local bakeries, restaurants, yoga studios, gift shops, and other storefronts are bustling with locals and tourists alike. Look even closer, and you’ll notice that these businesses all have something in common: more and more, they are women-owned…

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2022 is a special year in the world of honoring equal rights. Not only is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the forefront of our society today, this year marks 200 years since the birth of a great American hero and iconic leader in the realm of freedom and equity for all - Harriett Tubman! Although the exact date of her birth is not known, it is believed that she was born in March, and we know…

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8 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month March is National Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time to take a few moments to think about the many women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things yourself. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights! The early…

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Brave Women FLX 100K

The winter weather makes it tempting to stay bundled up at home, and it can be easy to write off exercising or going for that daily walk. But staying active year-round can help keep you sharp, healthy and on track to achieving your fitness goals. And when you need some extra motivation, think of the brave women of the Finger Lakes – trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth…

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What is the importance of black history?

As part of recognizing Black History Month, we’ve invited a local young black voice from Cayuga County to share with us his take on what Black History Month means to him. Cayuga County has always been an area active in the abolitionist and suffragette movements. Auburn was home to Secretary of State under President Lincoln and known abolitionist William H. Seward and his wife Frances and civil war…

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Valentine's Day Inspiration

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to shop, dine and travel because you are ‘required’ to pamper yourself and your valentine in recognition of this holiday devoted to lovers. Cayuga County is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate this holiday. Beautiful lakes, quaint villages and peaceful roads winding through rolling farmlands provide a romantic setting that is…

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Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States, is the perfect time to learn about the achievements and history of African Americans. You can celebrate Black History not only in February but all year long in Cayuga County. This area is rich in history, making it the perfect setting to honor the legacy of the African American community. 1) Visit the historic William H. Seward…

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Brave Women FLX

Walk in the Footsteps of Incredible Female Leaders By Julisa Stone Harriet Tubman. Frances Seward. Emily Howland. Martha Coffin Wright. Do you know what these women have in common? They are four of the nine “Top Trailblazers” of the Brave Women FLX region—and all were proud Cayuga County women. The Brave Women 100K Challenge encourages participants to walk in the footprints of incredible, female…

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