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Author: Bobbie Panek

Blueberries in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Finger Lakes blueberries are absolutely luscious this year. Fortunately for us in the Finger Lakes Region the blueberry season is long. Picking begins mid—July through the first of September. Whether you are a visitor or local, be sure to get out and experience the pleasures of some fantastic Finger Lakes u-picks.

U-picking is a seasonal treat, but also a great hands-on way to appreciate a Finger

Broadway in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

The breeze, the sounds, the gardens, and the park are glorious. With plenty of parking, being handicapped accessible, this theater will charm you with its sophistication.

Think back to the 16th century when folks would act out Shakespeare’s plays. The townspeople would gather at the central theater while a different world would be presented. Actors would represent lovers, kings, maidens, and

Owasco Flats Nature Reserve

Thursday, May 23, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Grab your friends, your kayaks and canoes, and get ready to paddle through a wonderland in the Finger Lakes. Cayuga County offers some great kayaking along the Owasco Inlet on the Owasco Flats. The Owasco Flats Nature Reserve is holding a free event on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 10 a.m. If you don’t have your own canoe or kayak, arrive early and you can rent a boat at the South Shore Marina.

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Memorial Day in Cayuga County

Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Memorial Day in Cayuga County is celebrated with many wonderful events: a parade downtown, a Duck Derby managed by Kiwanis where you can name a little yellow rubber ducky, and if their duck leads the pack to the finish line, wonderful prizes await you--the lucky duck.

Musical sensations abound at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; “Singin' in the Rain” will open on May 29th thru June 19th.

And at the

Howland Island Wildlife Management Area

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

We enjoyed the ride to the Montezuma Audubon Center. We joined 8 others who were also going on the nature hike. Our guide, Chris Lajewski was so friendly and welcoming. He offered loaner binoculars to anyone who needed a pair. We all used the rest room and looked around in the gift shop and in the glass terrariums at the turtles. There were two telescoping lens pointing to a Horned Owl nest in the

8th Annual Spring Poetry Reading in Auburn, NY

Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Roses are Red

Shamrocks are Green

The Schweinfurth Art Center

Best poems you’ve ever seen

Wait a minute!Schweinfurth Art Center Poetry Reading Did I just say poems to see? Yes. Glenn Miley from Sherrill, NY is one of the best visual poets in the world.

Glenn is a farmer who raises poems along with crops. His poems are funny, homespun, and far reaching.

Glenn is one of many who show up for these acrobatic poetic events. Poets come from

Celebrate Earth Day in Cayuga County

Monday, March 11, 2013 8:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

On April 22nd, 2013, can you believe we will celebrate our forty-third Earth Day? Let’s see now, it’s the year 2013 so according to that calendar year we let the earth go for thousands, I mean millenniums of years and NOW we’ve decided to take good care of our sweet blue planet.

Our earth, this global home has been a bit overlooked, taken for granted, trashed, over-populated, polluted, and

Spring Activities in Cayuga County

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

There’s a whole lot going on in Cayuga County this Spring. You just have to decide which event you want to attend. If you are a history buff then you’ll want to check out the exhibit about General John S. Clark. He was a Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner and you can learn all about him at the Cayuga Museum through April 19th, 2013.

Are you looking for a comedy?

See Green in the Finger Lakes

Monday, February 11, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

It’s easy to see green in the Finger Lakes with it's fields of winter wheat, winter rye, and with eleven Golf courses in Cayuga County, greens will be lush as spring settles in.

Golfers are lucky with the varied amount of public golf courses that dot our lovely county: From Meadowbrook in Brutus, Cranebrook in Throop, Indian Head in Aurelius, Highland in Sennett, Wells College in Aurora, Hickory

Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes

Friday, January 4, 2013 7:00 PM by Bobbie Panek

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for Sweets for your Sweetheart? You’re in luck. From north to south in Cayuga County it seems like all roads lead to yummy goodness. With the new Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail we’re surrounded by a rich assortment of wonderful, locally-made sweets, wines, jams, jellies, deserts, honey, and don’t forget Maple Syrup.

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