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Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

@courtesy of the Sterling Nature Center

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Love in a new age

Reflecting on 2020, it can be hard to have warm, fuzzy feelings this Valentine’s Day. Some of us cannot be with our loved ones, where others may be spending more time with family, spouses, and significant others than ever before during this unprecedented time. No matter your situation, let’s be grateful. We need love more than ever nowadays, and there are several ways to show that you care. Get…

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Fresh year, fresh start, fresh air

With the wackiest year almost behind us, make wellness your New Year’s resolution for 2021. With unique experiences all throughout the county, good vibes are always nearby! Get spoiled, relax, indulge yourself in the festively decorated Inns of Aurora properties in Aurora. The hotel properties are the recipient of four Stella awards for 2020, so certainly a not-to-miss locale! Start the new year…

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National Native American Heritage Month

Hard to find history Did you know that the first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916, and that it was in New York by the governor? And later in 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved the joint resolution designating November “National Native American Heritage Month. The area that now comprises Cayuga County was, prior to European settlement, homeland…

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Shopping in the Finger Lakes –Green Friday

Green Friday This year kick off you holiday shopping (if you haven't already!) with GREEN FRIDAY. Here are a few ideas to help you check those names off your list! Browse the list of Finger Lakes local producers, artisans, and specialty shops for gift inspiriation! If you're not familiar with Green Friday there are a few variations. One of them is promoting more mindful gift shopping. Shopping…

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Cayuga County holiday happenings and inspiration

Safe holiday happenings to get you feeling festive! Have you been pondering what there is to do this winter? Sure, we can make snow angels or snowmen once the flakes start flying, but what about the goings-on beyond your yard? You are in luck, my friend. There are activities taking place in all corners of the county from festive festivals to local shopping to support small businesses, to family…

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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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Fun Activities for Father's Day

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…

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day Under Quarantine

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…

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The Spirit of Travel Soars in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Celebrates with “The Spirit of Travel,” part of National Travel and Tourism Week Even though we cannot travel at this time the Cayuga County Office of Tourism is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week by wearing red and answering an important question, "What Does the Spirit of Travel Mean To You?" We were lucky to get wonderful feedback from tourism partners and our staff…

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