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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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More Classic Drive-Ins

I am on the road again in pursuit of the best chocolate soft ice cream, and butter pecan of the hard variety. I found two classic ice cream drive-ins at Pete's Treats and Classic Cones in the heart of Cayuga County. Pete's Treats is a treat! It is located in the Village of Union Springs, and has recently had a face lift. It is clean and neat and serves all your drive-in classics! I had a cheese…

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Happy New Year 2021

Ring out the Old and Ring in the New It’s time to say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022! Planning on going out this New Year’s Eve? Or are you planning on skipping the big parties but still want to celebrate? There isn’t just one way to celebrate the New Year, check out the list below for a few ideas on how to celebrate, there are many options here in Cayuga County. Gather your friends and…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward Personally, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, all its asks of you is to gather with people you care about and share a meal. No gifts, no special decorations, just people getting together to enjoy each other’s company and…

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Dugan’s Country Grill -2021 Best of the Region

Dugan’s Country Grill - A Sweet Treat Trail Surprise Dugan’s Country Grill is located in Aurora, New York near both Wells College and MacKenzie Childs. Owner of Dugan's Country Grill, Michael Dugan, and Chef, AJ Franklin, are proud to serve up the best breakfast and homemade comfort food in Upstate, New York. You can learn more about them on their, “Who We Are” video on YouTube. Click here to…

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that starts on September 15 and lasts for an entire month until October 15, as an appreciation for the contributions of the Hispanic Americans, the descendants of the people from Mexico, Spain, and South America. Their contributions towards enriching the culture of US, forming its history and being part of major achievements are recognized during…

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New Stop on the Sweet Treat Trail

A MENU WITH A MISSION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS Cafe 108 is located in Auburn, New York. The building is an expansion of Auburn Public Theatre. Every dollar spent at the restaurant funds the nonprofit's mission to cultivate affordable access to art education for everyone. This mission driven restaurant fosters community in a beautiful gathering space with an inviting atmosphere. Auburn Public…

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New York Pizzeria in Cato NY

"Lived up to all the hype" What if you could have the best wings in Cayuga county and the pizza to match? Served crunchy and crispy with hot sauce that sticks to the wings and pooled at the bottom of the bowl. Yes our wings came in a bowl. New York pizzeria is located in Cato New York, about 15 minutes north of auburn. You wouldn’t expect much from a pizza place located in a town of about 2,000…

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Spring & Our Wineries

Here in Cayuga County our wineries range in size and styles. Most of them are relatively small giving us a unique bespoke experience. Our county boasts 11 wineries, so there is truly a place and taste for everyone. The producers here create some of the best quality wines in New York State and when you visit, it is a special experience in an intimate atmosphere that focuses on the technique of…

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Curbside Cayuga

Like the most of us, after a long day at home you are ready for a break! Treat yourself and support our community by ordering from your favorite local restaurant. Many restaurants have switched over to no-seating options in their dining rooms to help with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a list of restaurants currently participating in carryout orders, curbside delivery…

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Takeout Tuesday - Burger Night

Coming into the summer months cook outs and picnics and easy meals are on our minds. Why not take the work out of preparing dinner one night and pick up a delicious burger and take it to the park or back to your back yard to enjoy in this beautiful change of weather we’ve been having!? This #TakeoutTuesday burgers are on the menu. With so many tantalizing options in Cayuga County it’s hard to…

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