Birding at the Sterling Nature Center

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Harriet Tubman invites you to celebrate Juneteenth in her chosen hometown!

by Colleen Onuffer Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated recognition of the ending of slavery in the United States. The first Juneteenth celebrations began in 1866 in Galveston, Texas. However, it wasn’t until 2021 that Juneteenth became a nationally recognized holiday. Today, the observance of June 19 th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. For…

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Memorial Day 2022

Many of us look forward to Memorial Day weekend for its parades and barbecues and in Cayuga County there is no shortage of activities to attend. But let's not forget what the holiday is about: honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Did you know that in 1966 Waterloo, NY was recognized by Congress and President Johnson as the birthplace of Memorial Day? On…

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Happy Mothers Day

Mothers are superheroes and deserve to be honored all year round — but there’s no denying that on Mother’s Day they deserve to be celebrated in a special way. Whether it’s the mom or stepmom who raised you, the mother figure or even a close friend who is a mom, Mother’s Day is a day to say “thank you” to the all the strong, nurturing, beautiful women in your life! With Mother’s Day just around the…

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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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Happy Earth Day...Invest in our Planet

Happy Earth Day…Happy Earth Month Did you know that Earth Day started in 1969 as a grassroots movement in America? The idea was proposed by Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin. Now celebrated globally, Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a yearly reminder to respect the Earth and show gratitude to our planet. This year’s Earth Day theme is …. Invest in our Planet! Now is the time to focus on…

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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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How to Be Like Harriet Tubman

As we end one year and begin another, many people find themselves reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming year. You may ask: Were you the best version of yourself in 2021? Who do you want to be in 2022? Do you have a role model that you look to for inspiration? One such inspirational person who made the world a better place was Harriet Tubman. Most well known for her…

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Happy New Year 2021

Ring out the Old and Ring in the New It’s time to say Goodbye to 2021 and Hello to 2022! Planning on going out this New Year’s Eve? Or are you planning on skipping the big parties but still want to celebrate? There isn’t just one way to celebrate the New Year, check out the list below for a few ideas on how to celebrate, there are many options here in Cayuga County. Gather your friends and…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to Everyone! The holiday season is here and the business owners in Cayuga County welcome you to enjoy what the season has to offer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and health protocols so we can all have a good time and peace of mind. This year, I will be having company visiting for the whole week before and after Christmas. I was getting worried about what were we…

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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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