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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Shop Local, Shop Online

Shoppers can’t come to the store, so let's bring the store to the shoppers! In this time of self isolation, people could use a little normalcy.  …

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Curbside Cayuga

Like the most of us, after a long day at home you are ready for a break! Treat yourself and support our community by ordering from your favorite local restaurant. Many restaurants have switched over to no-seating options in their dining rooms to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a list of restaurants currently participating in carryout orders, curbside delivery…

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The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED. Being an optimist at heart, I feel Spring in the air. The sun feels stronger, and my need to spend more time outdoors is stronger too. This past weekend I found myself drawn to cleaning up my yard and marveled at the number of birds I heard chirping all around. Have they been here all winter or are they making their…

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Finger Lakes Birding Festival

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED. There is so much to love about the Finger Lakes region and in particular, Cayuga County. We have such an abundance of historical/cultural product as well as natural beauties to visit and interact with. What about birding? Have you considered focusing your vacation on birding? More people are watching birds today as…

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Smokey Hollow Maple Syrup

Producing pure New York Maple Syrup, Smokey Hollow offers live demonstrations and tours, free samples and of course, Maple Syrup. Just follow the sweet smell to the sugar shack. The family has been making maple syrup as a hobby since 1975, starting with a wash tub and an open pit campfire. Today, we have a state of the art 2020 Lapierre Volcano 2000 Evaporator and a brand new, Leader NVP 1200…

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Six Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

It’s that time of year we get to stop and think about the women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things ourselves. 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! Women Made History Commemorate Women’s History Month with an intimate look into the lives of the…

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