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Author: Karen Kuhl

Hispanic History Month

Friday, October 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrated from September 15th through October 15th this time is an opportunity to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. Here are some important dates to know to help undesrtand why Setpember 15th-October 15th was selected for this celebration.

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  • September 15 - The independence anniversary of five countries: Costa Rica,

Celebrate Juneteenth in Harriet's Hometown

Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which President Abraham Lincoln originally sign over two years earlier. As an interesting local angle, Major General Gordon

Our Cayuga - Our Museums

Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Cayuga County has an impressive history that is kept and protected by the numerous organizations dedicated to running the museums that dot our county. We have the pillars of this historical preservation united under the Historic Sites Commission in Auburn, NY. Names that draw regional and national attention. Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and Theodore Case are names that will bring people to

The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Being an optimist at heart, I feel Spring in the air. The sun feels stronger, and my need to spend more time outdoors is stronger too. This past weekend I found myself drawn to cleaning up my yard and marveled at the number of birds I heard chirping all around. Have they been here all winter or are they making their

Finger Lakes Birding Festival

Monday, March 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE FINGER LAKES BIRDING FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

There is so much to love about the Finger Lakes region and in particular, Cayuga County. We have such an abundance of historical/cultural product as well as natural beauties to visit and interact with.

What about birding?

Have you considered focusing your vacation on birding? More people are watching birds today as

Theater and Fine Dining in the Finger Lakes

Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Thinking of doing something special, spending quality time with someone and making memories to enjoy throughout the year? These are those special moments that take a little more planning and coordinating to ensure everything falls into place. We’re here to make it easier for you. We have a variety of options to entice your mind, your heart and your belly! Cayuga County has fine dining options as

It's Maple Syrup Time

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Maple Sugar Time

Winter has been dragging on and on and the beginning of March brought us some frigid weather. This week temperatures are rising again, leading no doubt to yet another cold snap. These up and downs in temperature have one good side effect. The maple sap is running up and down the Sugar Maple trees, and the new season’s maple syrup will soon be ready. What sweet treats will you

Celebrate A Month of Love in Cayuga County

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Valentine’s Day is more than just a reason to celebrate with your significant other, it is a season to share with those close to your heart: mother, brother, friend, mentor or even your mail carrier. It is an excuse to say the nice things you feel and think on a daily basis but don’t often stop to verbalize.

Photo courtesy of Nick Natasha Photoraphy

Here are some fun ideas to take Valentine’s Day beyond the hallmark greeting card to a

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