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Watkins Glen Are Chamber of Commerce to host "SCHUYLER SUMMIT" to celebration National Travel and Tourism Week

April 21st, 2016

Watkins Glen, NY – The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate travel and tourism in Schuyler County with the Schuyler Summit in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5, 2016.

Date:               Thursday, May 5, 2015

Time:               8:30am – 3:00pm

Location:         Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY

National Travel and Tourism Week—America's annual salute to travel and tourism—was established by a congressional resolution in 1983...

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Local B&B's Finger Lakes Beer Trail Package Getting Attention

April 20th, 2016

HAMMONDSPORT, NY – One local B&B is creating some buzz with its Finger Lakes Beer Trail Getaway Package. Recognized in 2015 as one of “the best New York State B&B’s” by The Virgin Atlantic Blog due to the creative ways the innkeepers customize packages to make the experiences of their guests even more spectacular, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa in Hammondsport has garnered some recent attention with its latest getaway package which is centered around the thriving craft beer craze.

While the Finger Lakes regio...

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HOSMER WINERY RELEASES THE NOW EXPANDED 2013 SINGLE WHEEL RIESLING SERIES

April 19th, 2016

Finger Lakes, April 12th, 2016 - Hosmer Winery has released the second vintage of their single vineyard Riesling series, under their sister brand Single Wheel Wine. This year the 2013 Single Wheel Dry Riesling is joined by 3 additional Rieslings also characterized by the unique and specific block from our vineyard the grapes were sourced from, the single clone of Rieslings used, and the single fermentation yeast used on each. This series consists of Single Wheel Riesling: First Spoke (dry), Single Wheel Rie...

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Rockwell Director, Kristin Swain, Receives State-wide Recognition

April 19th, 2016

Kristin A. Swain, Executive Director of The Rockwell Museum, was honored during the Museum Association of New York’s annual conference today.  Nominated by Rockwell staff and approved by the MANY panel, Swain received the Anne Ackerson Innovation in Leadership Award for ‘Reinventing The Rockwell: 40 Years of Unwavering Dedication’ and bringing The Rockwell and its people through significant change. 

The Award of Merit is the highest honor and given to institutions or individuals whose projects represent ou...

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Rose Hill Mansion Opens for the Season May 1st

April 19th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2016 season on Sunday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the center of a busy and productive farm at mid-century. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who l...

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Johnson House Opens for the Season May 1st

April 19th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: The Johnston House opens for the season on May 2, 2016. Built by John and Margaret Johnston in the 1820s, the Johnston House originally sat on an important farm where John Johnston became a well-known advocate of improved farming techniques. Johnston was the first American farmer to use soil drainage tiles to increase productivity on his farm, which was considered by some in the 19th century to be “the most important agricultural spot in America.”

Visitors are invited to explore the house on ...

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Hampton Inn by Hilton Elmira / Horseheads as One of Top Performing Properties by Brand

April 19th, 2016

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. - Hampton by HiltonHilton Worldwide's mid-priced hotel brand that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers, recently recognized Hampton Inn by Hilton Elmira/Horseheads as a top performing property with the 2015 Lighthouse Award. The recognition is awarded to hotels that have excelled in service and growing customer loyalty.

The Lighthouse Award is given to the top five percent of Hampton by Hilton properties based on a hotel's quality assurance inspections and guest satisfacti...

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Wineries Announced for the Flights of Fancy Finger Lakes Wine Classic

April 14th, 2016

Historic and beautiful downtown Penn Yan will be the host site for the first Flights of Fancy – Finger Lakes Wine Classic to be held on Saturday, May 14th from 2PM – 8PM. This tasting event is co-sponsored by the Penn Yan Rotary Club and the Yates County Chamber of Commerce and will pair the finest Finger Lakes varietal wines and the most innovative chefs’ regional cuisine, all under one festival tent in beautiful and historic downtown Penn Yan.

Participating wineries include: Anthony Road Wine Company; Ch...

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Mid-Lakes Navigation Launches New Mailboat This Summer

April 14th, 2016

Starting July 1, a new “lady” will deliver the mail on Skaneateles Lake.

The Barbara S. Wiles, which has served as Mid-Lakes Navigation’s mailboat for 34 years, delivering mail under contract with the U.S. Postal Service, has been retired. She will be replaced by Spray, a 49-foot single-decked catamaran that, like its predecessor, will also be available for sightseeing cruises and special functions.

Spray, named for the first mailboat that operated on the lake, in the 1940s, is being built by Sightseer Ma...

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Watkins Glen International, Women for WineSense team Up for FLWF Seminars

March 30th, 2016

Watkins Glen International is proud to announce a new partnership with the premier wine education and networking organization for wine industry professionals and enthusiasts, Women for WineSense.

During the 20th anniversary Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, Women for WineSense will present free wine seminars July 16th-17th, 2016.

The free seminars, which include Attention Worthy Dry Red Wines, Dry Rieslings on the Map, and Chardonnay and Cheese, will take pl...

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