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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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Juneteenth Celebrations in Cayuga County

History and Events in Honor of Juneteenth 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. For all…

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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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Celebrating Mother's Day in Cayuga County

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…

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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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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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Love in a new age

Reflecting on 2020, it can be hard to have warm, fuzzy feelings this Valentine’s Day. Some of us cannot be with our loved ones, where others may be spending more time with family, spouses, and significant others than ever before during this unprecedented time. No matter your situation, let’s be grateful. We need love more than ever nowadays, and there are several ways to show that you care. Get…

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