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Posts from May 2014

Haunted History in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

If you live with teenagers, you know that they can be obsessed with vampires, zombies, ghosts and the living un-dead. So, why not explore the Finger Lakes with that in mind? The Finger Lakes has plenty of bone chilling history to investigate with the new Haunted History Trail of New York State. Make us your favorite family haunt by including some of the paranormal with your visit! It will make

The Big Six Picnic & 4-H Country Fair

Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Agriculture is alive and well in the Finger Lakes and if you don’t believe it, you better come on down to The Big 6 Picnic & 4-H Country Fair. If you think you remember what the county fair was like in your home town and hanker to relive that memory, this is not to be missed! This all started back in the 1940’s and has been revived over the past three years and gets bigger and better each year.

Polish Festival Fun

Thursday, May 22, 2014 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Okay folks your favorite Polish Festival is coming up! The St. Hyacinths’ Polish Picnic is Sunday, July 13th from 11 am till 6 pm, right here in the Finger Lakes.

So get your Polka shoes dusted off. Get ready for some amazing Polish food: pierogis--dough with potato/cheese filling, kielbasa, kapusta--a traditional Polish food made with tasty sauerkraut, chopped cabbage, peas, mushrooms and pork,

Have you ever wished that you lived in the time of knights, damsels in distress and Queen Elizabeth? You can try it out for a weekend right here in the Finger Lakes when you attend the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

Last week, I ran into a friend who has escaped into the Renaissance Festival for over 10 years. She is a “Playtron”, one of the folks who dress up to attend the fair and interact with

More Free Fun in the Finger Lakes

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

So we only touched upon the cool things to do on First Fridays in the Finger Lakes. At the Seward House Museum, you will enjoy a free tour taking you back in time when William Seward lived in Auburn with his wife Fanny and their children. The Seward House is so beautiful and on First Fridays you’ll be treated like royalty when you travel back in time. Don't miss them in the summer time either when

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