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Posts from January 2013

Harriet Tubman, The Moses of Her People

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Auburn and Cayuga County has been home to many prominent figures in American history and 2013 will be a year of celebrating one such “celebrity” – Harriet Tubman.

Tradition has it that Harriet’s ancestors were from Ghana. My family and I feel like we have a particular connection to her as we hosted an exchange from Ghana. Demaris was aware of Harriet Tubman and her American connection and felt

Millard Fillmore and the Cayuga Connection

Monday, January 7, 2013 7:00 PM by Susan Marteney

There are 3,033 counties in the US and not many of them can boast that a President was born there, but Cayuga County certainly can. Millard Fillmore, 13th President from 1805 - 53, was born in a log cabin in what is now called Summer Hill, a small community in the Finger Lakes situated on Rte. 90 in the southern end of Cayuga County.

On a snowy Sunday afternoon, my daughter and I joined the

Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes

Friday, January 4, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for Sweets for your Sweetheart? You’re in luck. From north to south in Cayuga County it seems like all roads lead to yummy goodness. With the new Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail we’re surrounded by a rich assortment of wonderful, locally-made sweets, wines, jams, jellies, deserts, honey, and don’t forget Maple Syrup.

Bee Attitudes Honey for Valentine's DayMaple syrup is a great

With President’s Day coming up and so much attention being given to the leaders of this great country, this is a fine time to crow about Millard Fillmore. He was born right here in the Finger Lakes, in Moravia, NY. And we are proud of that fact.

Fillmore was a small town boy. He was from meager beginnings and went to a one room school house and fell in love with and married his teacher Abigail.