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Author: Bobbie Panek

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,

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

First Fridays in the Finger Lakes

Monday, April 28, 2014 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

I’ll let you in on a little secret—first Fridays of each month in Auburn, NY are fun and free! You can attend events at cool places, eat free snacks, get in for free, and have major fun right here in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Listen to this line-up: A.T. Walley’s, Auburn Ale House, Auburn YMCA-WEIU, Beautiful Things, Cayuga Museum & Theater Mack, Finger Lakes Artist Cooperative, Holiday Inn,

A Spring Poetry Reading

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

What do all the towns in the Finger Lakes have in common? Poets. What do all the towns in the Finger Lakes wish they had in common? The 9th Annual Spring Poetry Reading. People and poets who love the rhythm of words are invited to read or just enjoy verse tumbling from tongues at the famous Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. Auburn, NY.

Jim Delaney - Poetry Reading at the Schweinfurth Art CenterHigh School students are invited to read on Thursday,

Perfect Pairings

Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Are you looking to pair contemporary art and some live jazz together? The Schweinfurth Art Center is at it again with a Perfect Pairings of spirits, hard cider, and coffee and other beverages with delicious tastings from some of the Finger Lakes favorite restaurants. This event is also a special preview of the upcoming Made in New York exhibit. MINY is an annual exhibit featuring artists 18 and

Winter Activities in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, January 2, 2014 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Sterling Lakeshore Park and Nature Center in North Sterling, NY has miles of trails for your cross-country skiing and snowshoeing delights. On the shores of Lake Ontario you will enjoy the Finger Lakes drumlins, meadows, ponds, woodlands, in their winter’s glory. The season is year round so gear up and get going.

Sterling Nature Center 13730 Jenzvolt Rd. Sterling, NY 13156 Here are some upcoming

It’s Time to Relax in the Finger Lakes

Monday, December 30, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Now that the busy season is behind us let’s relax and recharge in the Finger Lakes. The days will grow longer with winter officially here and we can choose from so many places to sink back and enjoy.

The Center 4 Wellness at 1 Hoffman Street Auburn, N.Y. There is so much happening at that beautiful building--you just have to check out their website. There’s a gift shop in the front lobby, plus ALL

Annual Schweinfurth Art Center Quilt Show

Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

The Schweinfurth Art Center has done it again. Just when you think you’ve seen the best quilt show in the Finger Lakes, you once again get your socks knocked off by yet another amazing display of art work. This Finger Lakes region has so much to be proud of, but personally I think that the annual quilt show at the Schweinfurth Art Center is one of our most colorful gems.

Quilted material which is

The Seward Connection

Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

What do Cokie Roberts and Doris Kearns Goodwin have in common? They both came to the Finger Lakes—compliments of the Seward House Museum Distinguished Speaker Series. Of course, the Finger Lakes region has always had a lot to offer locals and tourists, but these renowned women have global appeal. Roberts is a contributing senior news analyst for NPR and a regular roundtable analyst for "This Week

Jump into the Finger Lakes

Monday, July 22, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

If you live in the Finger Lakes region of New York State then you already know how lucky we are. But if you want to visit the Finger Lakes and are wondering how quickly you can jump into the Finger Lakes, once you arrive to this area, it will likely take you less than a ten minute drive. Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles; there are so many to chose from here in Cayuga County! Why not jump into all of

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