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Old Fashion Feel, Artisan Products

King Ferry Corner Store is a convenience shop with an old-fashioned General Store setting that is proud of its inviting, friendly atmosphere. Just a few years ago, area native and owner, Rebecca Binns transformed the old store that was once the hub of activity in the thriving little hamlet of King Ferry and restored it to be once more a mainstay of the community.

Mother's Day Celebration Ideas

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:00 AM by Michelle Miller

Aaah Mother’s Day, what do you get your mom?

Meadow with sheep and blue sky

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

Celebrating Mother's Day in Cayuga County

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:00 PM by Gillian Sears

Shake off winter and show Mom you really care with these local events and thoughtful meals prepared in her honor that the whole family can enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend. Here is a taste of what you can expect!

Brunches/Dinners:

Mother’s Day Dinner at 1833 Kitchen & Bar at Aurora Inn in Aurora May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at Refinery at Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn May 9

Mother’s Day Brunch at

7 Ways to Support Tourism in Cayuga County

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

National Travel and Tourism Week

#PowerOfTravel May 2-8, 2021

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce.

The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant

Exploring Aurora

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Matt Stevenson

Welcome to Aurora!

I still remember seeing that sign for the first time after I’d moved back from Florida. I’d been gone for 15 years so I was worried about that old adage “you can never go home again”. Yet to the right of that sign the sun was sparkling off a constant that hadn’t changed a bit. Cayuga Lake may rise and fall with the seasons yet it always remains constant in its beauty and

New York Pizzeria in Cato NY

Friday, April 23, 2021 9:00 AM by Flawless Cuts Crew

"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

Get Involved this Earth Month!

Monday, April 12, 2021 2:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

Earth Day Resolution Ideas

We have all heard of New Year’s resolutions, but what about Earth Day resolutions? This is a great idea to make big impact with small decisions we make every day. start Earth Day resolutions that will carry on year-round.

For now, let’s take some action and get involved! There are many opportunities to walk the walk and participate in Spring Clean-Up days. Let’s all

Celebrating Auburn, NY's Green Initiatives

Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00 PM by Karen Kuhl

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

It's Spring Fishing

Thursday, April 1, 2021 3:00 PM by George Fiorille

Springtime Fishing

Fishing at Owasco LakeJust like bears emerging from their dens after a long winter nap, anglers in Cayuga County are counting the days until spring arrives to go fishing. If you are one of the area's fishermen who didn’t experience the winter ice fishing or open water angling in hopes of warmer weather, your time has come.

Spring fishing in Cayuga County opens up a wide array of angling opportunities

Women in Tourism in Cayuga County

Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:00 AM by Karen Kuhl

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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