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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Harriet Tubman invites you to celebrate Juneteenth in her chosen hometown!

by Colleen Onuffer Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated recognition of the ending of slavery in the United States. The first Juneteenth celebrations began in 1866 in Galveston, Texas. However, it wasn’t until 2021 that Juneteenth became a nationally recognized holiday. Today, the observance of June 19 th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. For…

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Memorial Day 2022

Many of us look forward to Memorial Day weekend for its parades and barbecues and in Cayuga County there is no shortage of activities to attend. But let's not forget what the holiday is about: honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Did you know that in 1966 Waterloo, NY was recognized by Congress and President Johnson as the birthplace of Memorial Day? On…

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Drive-In Restaurants

This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the great tradition of summer drive-ins! By Susan Dove In search of the best……… Drive-Ins are alive and well in Cayuga County. What better place to celebrate the onset of summer! Cayuga County alone has almost a dozen drive-ins. But these days, a drive-in does not necessarily fit the true definition of a drive-in. According to Merriam Webster…

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Happy Mothers Day

Mothers are superheroes and deserve to be honored all year round — but there’s no denying that on Mother’s Day they deserve to be celebrated in a special way. Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure or even a close friend who is a mom, Mother’s Day is a day to say “thank you” to the all the strong, nurturing, beautiful women in your life! With Mother’s Day just around the…

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National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition

National Travel & Tourism Week: Ambassador Edition Tourism Ambassador Julisa Stone Travel means to me: Adventure - the thrill of seeing and enjoying new places, people, and tasty bites! I chose to be a tourism ambassador because: I love Cayuga County and everything it has to offer from State Park camping, community celebrations like Fair Haven's 4 th of July week and Moravia's Bathtub Races, the…

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Future of Travel-National Travel and Tourism Week

It’s time to celebrate the ‘Future of Travel’ during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7. This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to…

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