Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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Dawn Lubaszewski


The Magic of Live Theatre

I have always loved live theatre, what’s not to love? Musicals, dramas, opera, I love it all. Theatre can be whatever you want it to be – escapism, a fun evening out. Once my children and grandchildren were old enough to attend, I brought them with me. There is nothing better than seeing the look of awe on their faces during a performance. I remember taking my granddaughter to see Cinderella, when…

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Valentine's Day Inspiration

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to shop, dine and travel because you are ‘required’ to pamper yourself and your valentine in recognition of this holiday devoted to lovers. Cayuga County is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate this holiday. Beautiful lakes, quaint villages and peaceful roads winding through rolling farmlands provide a romantic setting that is…

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Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month, celebrated every February in the United States, is the perfect time to learn about the achievements and history of African Americans. You can celebrate Black History not only in February but all year long in Cayuga County. This area is rich in history, making it the perfect setting to honor the legacy of the African American community. 1) Visit the historic William H. Seward…

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National Plan for your Vacation Day

Plan your next getaway today! I don’t know about you, but right now I am at my desk, looking out the window at the snow coming down and dreaming about my next vacation. This is so fitting because it just happens that Plan your Vacation Day is just around the corner! Did you know that the average American worker left more than four days of paid time off, on the table last year, but over 50% of…

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Happy New Year 2021

Ring out the Old and Ring in the New It’s time to say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022! Planning on going out this New Year’s Eve? Or are you planning on skipping the big parties but still want to celebrate? There isn’t just one way to celebrate the New Year, check out the list below for a few ideas on how to celebrate, there are many options here in Cayuga County. Gather your friends and…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to Everyone! The holiday season is here and the business owners in Cayuga County welcome you to enjoy what the season has to offer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and health protocols so we can all have a good time and peace of mind. This year, I will be having company visiting for the whole week before and after Christmas. I was getting worried about what were we…

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Kick off your Holiday Shopping

This year kick off your holiday shopping on GREEN FRIDAY. GREEN FRIDAY challenges everyone to shop sustainable brands during the holidays, shop small, local businesses, eat at local restaurants, and take time to slow down any enjoy good company and the holiday season. Here are a few ideas on how check a few names off your list while shopping locally and sustainably: Cool Reusable Gifts: Tote…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward Personally, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, all its asks of you is to gather with people you care about and share a meal. No gifts, no special decorations, just people getting together to enjoy each other’s company and…

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Apple Picking Time is here!

It's Apple Picking Time! Unplan a last-minute weekend getaway, take a scenic drive to an orchard, pick a few bags of apples, enjoy warm cider doughnuts, fresh pressed apple cider, freshly baked pies, purchase some local honey or homemade jams! My favorite time of the year is fall because that means apple picking time is here! I love everything about the experience of picking apples, the smell of…

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Unplan your Getaway...Discover your new favorite restaurant!

Unplan your Getaway- Find your new Favorite Restaurant ! If there is anything we have learned in the past year and a half is that plans can change quickly. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is making it easier for you to plan a short, spur of the moment mini-vacation, what we like to call -Unplan your Getaway. There is nothing I like better than finding a great new restaurant to experience. Do…

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