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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Summer Celebrations

During this time, it’s important to count the small wins, the little moments and celebrate! Whether it is graduation, a birthday, an anniversary, or a (socially distanced) get together with family or friends you haven’t seen in months, take the time to recognize these occasions and have a little fun. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to help you do just that! Small wins and little…

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Taste NY

Taste NY - Auburn is a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Agriculture department. Located in the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, the shop carries products produced right here in the state of New York. They focus on hyper-local products produced in Cayuga County including raw honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, dairy products, lotions, soaps and baked goods. Some of the Cayuga County…

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Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are important to the vitality of a community and the Auburn Farmer's Market is no different! Located across from the iconic Curley's Restaurant just off of Routes 5&20 West, the market is open for business on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, from June to October. Auburn is indeed a great place to live, and the farmer's market brings life and vitality to our beloved city! What are…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Harriet's Hometown

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which President Abraham Lincoln originally sign over two years earlier. As an interesting local angle, Major General Gordon…

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Fun Activities for Father's Day

This year Father's Day comes right after the summer solstice a.k.a. the first day of summer, making it a perfect weekend to celebrate dad! This year some of our Father's Day activities may be a bit different than usual, but that doesn't mean you can't find ways to connect this holiday! Here is a list of ideas to let him know how special he is! 1. Did someone say clambake? Stop by Colloca Estate…

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Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding is the fun craze that many people have enjoyed for years which has been getting extra attention lately. Whether you live in a bustling city or are surrounded by forests, anyone can take part. Explore the great outdoors through a window or head out on the trails to enjoy the fresh air, sights and sounds of songbirds nesting or migratory birds making their way north. Take flight…

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Celebrate National Rose Day

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color…

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Outdoor Dining Options in Cayuga County

It truly is the best of both worlds here in Cayuga County. The plethora of outdoor dining opportunities will amaze you this summer as the patio becomes the new dining room for many of our establishments. What is cooking in Cayuga County? See for yourself! Auburn Aurora & Surrounding Area Fair Haven Moravia and Southern Cayuga County Weedsport Area…

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Discover the Cayuga County E-Learning Program

Meet the latest winner of our monthly drawing from our E-Learning Program Participants! Congratulations to Dawn Jordan, one of recent graduates and winner of the $100 BID gift certificate raffle. Dawn is one of the talented painters at MacKenzie-Childs' studio located in Aurora, NY. She is a local advocate of the arts with many talents that she uses to support OUR community! Whether you catch her…

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Hiking Tips and Etiquette

Cayuga County has some of the most breath taking and abundant natural scenery, over 65 miles of multi-use trails to be exact! Hiking, waterfalls, bike paths, birding and fishing are just a few ways to get out and enjoy Cayuga County’s natural beauty. As the weather turns to the beautiful summer sunshine and warm temperatures it’s the time to get out and get some fresh air, don’t forget to bring…

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