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Find Your Suffragist Soul Sister

Monday, July 13, 2020 12:00 PM by Staff

If you’re looking for your Suffragist Soul Sister, you already have some qualities that tie in with all these ladies. Passion and courage are among the attributes that unite these women together, then mix in a strong unwavering belief towards civil rights and the determination to stand behind a cause, and voila', pure magic! The type that inspires a revisit to the classic Disney song: Sister

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

Make it Takeout with Pasta and Italian

Monday, May 11, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Make Italian your go to for takeout! In an international study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries Italian received an average score of 84%! Here in Cayuga County we have options that are sure to please your taste buds! When you think of Italian there are a few ingredients that attribute to the allure that may not be on the recipe. Passion, love, family, and tradition are four parts that

National Park Week is celebrated from April 18th-26th. We at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism consider ourselves fortunate that the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is located here in Auburn, NY. According to Jim Sano, VP of Travel Tourism and Conservation for the World Wildlife Fund states, “National Parks are sacred places where a country’s natural and cultural treasures are protected

Octane Social House

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:00 PM by Sweet Treat Trail Partner

Coming soon to the former Nolan Building, Octane Social House will be a centrally located, limited-service relaxed environment social house providing high quality, approximately 70% locally sourced and farm-to-table food. You can expect bakery items and deconstructed sandwiches with specialty beverages, including coffee & tea-based drinks, cold brew on tap (available to be sold in growlers),

Harriet Tubman: A Hero for all Ages

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:00 AM by Maureen McEvers

Come to Cayuga County for Black History Month and connect with the Underground Railroad in a way that you never have before. Learn about this conductor on the Underground Railroad who never lost a passenger. Your visit starts at the Harriet Tubman Home, now a proud partner with the National Park Service and committed to helping to preserve Harriet’s legacy. Let the charismatic, Reverend Carter

Whether you like antique & classic cars, motorcycles, live music or fine art, Founder’s Day has a variety for all to enjoy. New this year, the City of Auburn is sponsoring a special performance August 10 at 7PM by the Edgar Winter Band on the new field at Falcon Park. Advance sale tickets for $25 are available at the Doubledays box office, and online under summer events at auburnny.gov. Tickets

For casual and serious birders alike, The Finger Lakes are a treasure trove for birding, especially in the spring. From Sterling Nature Center on Lake Ontario to Howland Island Wildlife Management Area in Port Byron to Bear Swamp State Forest in Moravia, Cayuga County has plenty to keep bird watching enthusiasts interested. You may see Blue Jays, Great Blue Heron or even a Tundra Swan. Before you

The Finger Lakes region has some of the best spots for viewing spectacular 4th of July fireworks. With five days of festivities spanning the region, you’ll be sure to find the perfect celebration for you and your family. Upcoming fireworks displays include:

June 30

4th of July Fireworks in Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen, NY): Grab your lawn chair, your blanket, your family, and friends, and get

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