Leisure and Travel Blog

Posts from July 2012

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Pssst! You want to hear one of Auburn’s best kept secrets? At the Schweinfurth Art Center there’s a gift shop that’s a little gem on West Genesee Street in Auburn.

If I could change the name of the shop and of course I can’t, but IF I could, I’d name it “Artsy-Fartsy Shop.” The stuff there is so artsy and clever and useful!

I love their birthday cards—my sisters often say, “Where do you find these

Hoopes Park

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Hoopes Park – A Garden of Earthly Delights

Nestled into a residential neighborhood and bordering East Genesee Street across from Herman Ave. Elementary School, Hoopes Park is a perfect spot to stop and enjoy nature in an urban setting.

On the afternoon of the Auburn Beautification Commission Annual Summer Garden Tour, I drove across town to Hoopes Park to pick up the directional map and then set

Falcon Park

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Baseball, peanuts and Crackerjacks – Falcon Park has it all!

On a recent Thursday evening which just happened to be “Dollar Night”, my family and I headed out N. Division Street to Falcon Park to catch a baseball game between the home team, The Doubleday’s, and rivals, The Lowell Spinners. We did spring for box seats for comfort-sake, but noticed that the bleachers now have backs, too. There is

The Tuxill House

Monday, July 9, 2012 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

The Tuxill House - Affordable and Beautiful

Looking for a beautiful guest house in the Finger Lakes? You will love Tuxill House, an historic home that is now available for a short or long stay. Tucked on a quiet residential side street close to downtown, Tuxill House will warm your heart. Hardwood floors invite you into this lovely home and immediately you’ll be impressed with the exquisite oak