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Dressing for the Holidays in Cayuga County

Some of the characteristics used to describe who Harriet Tubman was as a person include “spiritual” and “caring.” Harriet Tubman believed in God as her creator, guide, protector, and deliverer and noted it was her deep faith that helped her through challenges. As a humanitarian, Harriet Tubman was always looking after those in need of food, shelter, clothing, and medical attention. These two…

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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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Father's Day in Cayuga County

Father's Day Ideas Ideas and inspiration for celebrating dad this year! Take him out to explore Cayuga County or send him a little something that reminds him of you and the beautiful Finger Lakes region, something tasty and edible, something hand crafted, made local, something as unique as he is! Father’s Day Gift & Experience Ideas Cheers @ A.T. Walley Skip the tie, and purchase Dad a bottle…

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Mother's Day Celebration Ideas

Aaah Mother’s Day, what do you get your mom? She made your life possible, so the stakes are pretty high in the present department! The most precious thing we have to give is our time and if they are like my mom, that’s what she cherished the most. Whether you are celebrating your mother or you are the mother to be celebrated a local road trip is a great way to spend some time together. Jump in…

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Celebrate National Pet Day in the Finger Lakes

National Pet Day National Pet Day is April 11. Our trusty companions are considered by many to be a member of the family. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study confirms pets contribute to overall cardiovascular health by lowering cortisol, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels. So, it really is in our best interest to spend as much time with our furry friends, right?! Pets play an important…

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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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Women in Tourism

Get to Know Cayuga County's Women in Tourism This is the month we celebrate Women's History, that has deep roots in the Finger Lakes. The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is comprised of inspiring women; Executive Director, Karen Kuhl, Marketing Manager Claire Dunlap and Special Projects Coordinator Gillian Sears. Here are a few reasons they love travel. Executive Director - Karen Kuhl Q: Where…

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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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Harriet Tubman Week Events

For the third year, sponsored by the City of Auburn's Historic & Cultural Sites Commission, Harriet Tubman Week has commenced. This year looks a bit different with virtual programming but is none the less important as ever. You won't want to miss the celebrations of Harriet Tubman's life and legacy. You can find said celebrations on the social media channels for the NYS Equal Rights Heritage…

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