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Posts from November 2012

Annual Holiday Traditions Open House

Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:00 PM by Susan Marteney

It is all about tradition during the Holiday Season and the Finger Lakes is no exception to that rule. In Auburn, on the second Sunday of December, museums and churches throughout the community will open their doors to the public offering free admission, music, refreshments, family activities and more. This year, Sunday December 9 is the day for the Annual Holiday Traditions Open House in Auburn.

Best Quilt Show in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Right here in Cayuga County we are blessed with the Schweinfurth Art Center—a spacious place of light and creativity.

Yesterday I went with a friend to see the quilt show—an annual event that has made the Schweinfurth world famous. For more than thirty years this show has gained popularity with quilters, artists, tourists, schools, and groups from the Red hats to the Blue collars.

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Looking to make some serious headway on your Christmas shopping list? Then don't miss the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Cayuga Community College! It's a great opportunity to buy those special handmade gifts that are mostly made locally, here in the Finger Lakes Region. I try to go each year and I can quickly name some of the cool things we’ve gotten over the years.

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Fun Finger Lakes Crafts

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:00 PM by Susan Marteney

Drive down a country road during fall in Cayuga County and you will see some rather tall brown stems with round knobs at the top. On closer examination, it is all spikey and prickly. What can it be, but Teasel! Are you looking for a new finger lakes craft project? Then try decorating for the holidays with teasel.

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