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Shop till you Drop-Shop Green, Shop Local

You have probably heard of Black Friday, but have you heard of Green Friday? Green Friday encourages people to shop mindfully and to shop sustainably. This doesn't mean that you can't “shop ‘til you drop", it just means, be more mindfull of your purchases, shop small local businesses, eat at local restaurants. Gifts don't alway need to be bought at a store they could be gifts of experiences, make…

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Black Woman Owned Business Makes Mark on Agriculture Industry at Grow-NY

Leslie Woodward is the founder of Edenesque is making her mark on the food and ag industry, just like Harriet Tubman did selling apples from her land right here in New York. The Black-owned, Kingston, New York-based business is in the running to win $1 million at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit in November with her plant-based milks. The Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition is…

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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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Fillmore Days-The History, The Memories, The Bathtubs

Summertime is synonymous with the season of races – be they of the running, biking, swimming, or paddling variety. The training for most races involves tying up those laces, dusting off the equipment, and putting in the training. What may not be a part of your typical race training basics is a bathtub; that is unless you are signing up for the Fillmore Days Bathtub Races. Now, before we dive into…

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Family Fun at the Drive-In

Drive-In Family Fun x 2 By Susan Dove On the western outskirts of Auburn, NY on historic Route 20, there are 2 reasons to plan some good old-fashioned family fun this summer. There is Reese's Dairy Bar, the kind of drive-in to get a hamburg, french fries and ice cream, plus just a little farther west on Route 20 is the oldest drive- theater in New York State! First, fill your bellies at…

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Family Fun at Tom Thumb's!

by Susan Dove My search for the best ice cream in Cayuga County continues at Tom Thumb's in the Town of Owasco. Tom Thumb's is a combination Drive-In and Miniature Golf Course, all overlooking beautiful Owasco Lake. Experience family fun at its finest, no matter if you are 9 months old or 90 years old! The 18 hole miniature golf course is somewhat challenging with some cool water features…

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Drive-In Restaurants

This is the first in a series of articles celebrating the great tradition of summer drive-ins! By Susan Dove In search of the best……… Drive-Ins are alive and well in Cayuga County. What better place to celebrate the onset of summer! Cayuga County alone has almost a dozen drive-ins. But these days, a drive-in does not necessarily fit the true definition of a drive-in. According to Merriam Webster…

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Happy Easter..Egg Hunts, Brunch & more!

I don't know about you, but in my opinion, spring isn’t officially here until Easter comes around. Flowers are beginning to bloom the sun is out and the temperatures are on the rise, winter is finally over. Easter is just around the corner and Cayuga County is prepared with Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Sunday Brunches and Easter Bunny appearances. Brunches Check out these local restaurants serving…

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Valentine's Day Inspiration

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to shop, dine and travel because you are ‘required’ to pamper yourself and your valentine in recognition of this holiday devoted to lovers. Cayuga County is arguably one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate this holiday. Beautiful lakes, quaint villages and peaceful roads winding through rolling farmlands provide a romantic setting that is…

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Celebrate National Rose Day

Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color…

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