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Spooky & not so Spooky Halloween Events

The spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner, and I have complied a few spooky and not so spooky things to do this season in Cayuga County! Top Ten Not Too Spooky Family Friendly Things to do this Halloween Season Penny’s Country Farm- Come join the fun at Penny's Pumpkin Patch! Fun for all ages! Themed weekends, fun zone, farm animals, playground, spook woods, corn mazes, kiddie…

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Cayuga Film Festival Honors Robe Imbriano with Harriet Tubman Freedom Award

The Second Annual Cayuga Film Festival is returning to Auburn, NY on October 28 and 29, 2022. In honor of Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday, this year’s festival is also presenting a special award, the Harriet Tubman Freedom Award sponsored by Tour Cayuga. History of Cayuga Film Festival The Cayuga Film Festival highlights the film works of high school, college and emerging filmmakers. The inaugural…

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Fillmore Days-The History, The Memories, The Bathtubs

Summertime is synonymous with the season of races – be they of the running, biking, swimming, or paddling variety. The training for most races involves tying up those laces, dusting off the equipment, and putting in the training. What may not be a part of your typical race training basics is a bathtub; that is unless you are signing up for the Fillmore Days Bathtub Races. Now, before we dive into…

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Harriet Tubman invites you to celebrate Juneteenth in her chosen hometown!

by Colleen Onuffer Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated recognition of the ending of slavery in the United States. The first Juneteenth celebrations began in 1866 in Galveston, Texas. However, it wasn’t until 2021 that Juneteenth became a nationally recognized holiday. Today, the observance of June 19 th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. For…

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Brave Women FLX 100K

The winter weather makes it tempting to stay bundled up at home, and it can be easy to write off exercising or going for that daily walk. But staying active year-round can help keep you sharp, healthy and on track to achieving your fitness goals. And when you need some extra motivation, think of the brave women of the Finger Lakes – trailblazers like Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth…

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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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Summer Celebrations

During this time, it’s important to count the small wins, the little moments and celebrate! Whether it is graduation, a birthday, an anniversary, or a (socially distanced) get together with family or friends you haven’t seen in months, take the time to recognize these occasions and have a little fun. We’ve collected a few of our favorite ideas to help you do just that! Small wins and little…

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The Inaugural Finger Lakes Birding Festival

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…

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Finger Lakes Birding Festival

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…

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