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Author: Karen Kuhl

Get Involved this Earth Month!

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Earth Day Resolution Ideas

We have all heard of New Year’s resolutions, but what about Earth Day resolutions? This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day. start Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round.

For now, let’s take some action and get involved! There are many opportunities to walk the walk and participate in Spring Clean-Up days. Let’s all

Celebrating Auburn, NY's Green Initiatives

Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Sustainable Efforts by the city of Auburn

Auburn, NY is both the physical and economic center of Cayuga County, a city of about 27,000 residents and an exciting place to be. In 2020, during a pandemic year, about 10 new businesses opened and received the support of the community. Aside from being an incredibly vibrant, supportive, and historically important city, it also prioritizes

Women in Tourism in Cayuga County

Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:00 AM by Karen Kuhl

Women Leaders in the Tourism Industry

Tourism is an amazingly powerful industry, employing over 330 million people worldwide; about 1 in 10 people around the world are employed by tourism related businesses. It is a demanding industry, demanding of time, energy, patience, and multitasking skills. When everyone else is on vacation and relaxing is when we work our hardest. It requires someone who

Celebration of International Women's Day

Monday, March 8, 2021 3:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Celebrate International Women's Day

In honor International Women’s Day, we would like to honor women who have fought for and sought freedom for themselves and everyone they represent. Our own Harriet Tubman's efforts for freedom of the enslaved African Americans in the US, are reflected in the struggles of her international counterparts. This small sampling of women represent a diversity of

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

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