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What's Happening this weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Happening this week 10/15-10/18

Mid October and spooky season are upon us! We've got a lot happening this weekend and so many opportunities to celebrate the fall season and get into the spirit. There is always something to do in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Whatever you choose to do or where you decide to explore please remeber to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

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What's Open in Cayuga County

Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

New (re)Openings In Cayuga County

There is a lot of information out there about new restrictions and guidelines and places to go or not to go. We are here to help give clarity and an up to date version and list of what’s open and how they are operating.

All of New York is in phase 4 now, but we still need to be cautious and respectful of how we move around and operate. A friendly reminder to

Tracing their Steps

Monday, July 13, 2020 5:00 PM by Claire Dunlap

Of the 16 places on the BINGO card, you may or may not have heard of them and know why they are significant. Here’s a little background on each of them. Please note that at this time some locations may be closed to visitors due to COVID-19. We are encouraging you to take a picture of the building and make a pledge to yourself that you’ll return to learn about these courageous women.

Tracing their Steps

A random

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

Fun Activities for Father's Day

Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:00 AM by Staff

This year Father's Day comes right after the summer solstice a.k.a. the first day of summer, making it a perfect weekend to celebrate dad! This year some of our Father's Day activities may be a bit different than usual, but that doesn't mean you can't find ways to connect this holiday! Here is a list of ideas to let him know how special he is!

1. Did someone say clambake? Stop by Colloca Estate

I can still recall my first memories of the local drive-in as a child. A bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, my first adventure using a spork, and Star Wars...how more nostalgic can it get? There is nothing more mesmerizing to a five year old than watching Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker with their light sabers on the big screen with a starry night sky as a backdrop. Nevertheless, this blog isn't

Don't let this quarantine keep you from telling mom how special she is. We have some suggestions on how to celebrate Mother's Day under quarantine!

1. Let someone do the cooking for you! Call up Mom's favorite local restaurant and see what they are serving! Not sure where to start? Check out our list of specials for Mother's Day! Order a family sized meal from fine establishments such as Oak and

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

Smokey Hollow Maple Syrup

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:00 PM by Sweet Treat Trail Partner

Producing pure New York Maple Syrup, Smokey Hollow offers live demonstrations and tours, free samples and of course, Maple Syrup. Just follow the sweet smell to the sugar shack.

Smokey Hollow Maple Sugar - NYS Maple Weekend

The family has been making maple syrup as a hobby since 1975, starting with a wash tub and an open pit campfire. Today, we have a state of the art 2020 Lapierre Volcano 2000 Evaporator and a brand new, Leader NVP 1200

Six Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:00 PM by Maureen McEvers

It’s that time of year we get to stop and think about the women who have done amazing things and maybe do a few rather amazing things ourselves. So, grab one of your fabulous female friends and make some of your own history and fun in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the birthplace of Women’s Rights!

Women Made History

Women of the Seward House

Commemorate Women’s History Month with an intimate look into the lives of the

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