Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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Karen Kuhl

Celebrate National Underground Railroad Month

September is National Underground Railroad Month. September was chosen as the month to honor and remember the Underground Railroad because it is the month that both Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass are among the most famous freedom seekers, and they both lived in New York State. Cayuga County has significant history rooted in the…

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Enjoying our State Parks

For many, August signals the end of Summer, but the beautiful weather and the longer days are still here for a while, so let’s ensure we spend time together with family, relax a bit more and enjoy the outdoors! Some of the most dazzling beauty in the Finger Lakes can be found in our New York State Parks. From the five waterfalls at Fillmore Glen State Park to the scenic vistas from Long Point to…

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Time to Get Out on the Water

These beautifully warm temperatures are calling for us to enjoy the most amazing natural resource in the Finger Lakes. The water! We have the most spectacular lakes and waterways surrounding us, and the view from the water on a paddle craft is the most serene and tranquil way to enjoy it. Kayaking is my personal favorite, and I could spend every weekend exploring a new waterway in our area. There…

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Get Involved this Earth Month!

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…

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Celebrating Auburn, NY's Green Initiatives

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…

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Women in Tourism in Cayuga County

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…

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Celebration of International Women's Day

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…

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Hispanic History Month

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. September 15 - The independence anniversary of five countries: Costa Rica…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Harriet's Hometown

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…

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Our Cayuga - Our Museums

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…

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