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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Opens Submissions for the Thommie Walsh/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Scholarship Program

January 23rd, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Thommie Walsh/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Scholarship Program starting Feb. 1, 2017. Initially announced in August 2016, The Thommie Walsh/MGR Scholarship Program was created to honor Walsh’s legacy and love of the theatre. It is awarded annually as $2,000 scholarship awards to students from Cayuga County pursuing a college degree and career in musical theatre. The winner(s) will be announced in Ma...

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Dutch Connection will be on display at the George Eastman Museum beginning February 10

January 18th, 2017

Live flowers on display February 10–26—also on view, artifacts from George Eastman’s life 100 years ago

The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connection floral display, on view Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 26. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion.

The two-week display is a welcome treat for the eyes and nose in the midst of winter. The museum’s historic Conservatory will b...

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The Green Heart of the Finger Lakes

January 16th, 2017

What is that green heart I’ve been seeing on cars and trucks lately??…. Many have been asking themselves that question since late spring of 2016.

We, at the Olde Country Store and More – 1849, in the tiny hamlet of North Cohocton NY, have the answer! Our historical building is literally on the crossroads to Naples, Cohocton and Wayland or as we also love to say, we are located in the “Green Heart of the Finger Lakes”. Our image was created to celebrate the beauty of one of the greenest regions in the Unite...

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January 16th, 2017

In a recent “Our Places” post for The Virgin Atlantic Blog, Giverny Tattersfield names Black Sheep Inn and Spa in Hammondsport as one of “the best New York State B&B’s.”

Tattersfield writes that Black Sheep Inn “ticks all the B&B boxes” thanks to “thoughtful, attentive service . . . beautiful surrounds and the proximity to many award-winning microbreweries and wineries.” But Tattersfield also sites one of Black Sheep Inn and Spa’s main intentions, offering visitors unique and often educational exp...

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Announcing Gingerbread Invitational Community Choice Award Winner

January 16th, 2017

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the winner of the Second Annual Gingerbread Invitational Community Choice Award.  The Gingerbread Invitational is a fun, artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on historic landmarks and architecture in the beloved region surrounding historic Corning, NY.

Community voters echoed the judges’ sentiments, choosing “Mark Twain Study” as the exhibition favorite. The group of friends, including Ann Cady, Colleen McCall, and Martha Easton, also won the...

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Hosmer Winery Welcomes New Winemaker

January 4th, 2017

OVID, NY, January, 2017 /Hosmer Winery/ -- The last month of 2016 was a busy one for winemaker Aaron Roisen, as he was busy working alongside Julia Hoyle, showing her the ins and outs of the winemaking facility at Hosmer Winery. Julia Hoyle has joined the Hosmer team as the new head winemaker as of the first of the year.

"I consider the past 9 years that I have been making wine at Hosmer to be the most formative and influential of my winemaking career and I would certainly not be the winemaker I am today w...

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The George Eastman Museum receives $468,881 grant award to continue restoration of George Eastman’s historic mansion

January 4th, 2017

68 windows in the historic mansion will be repaired and replaced 

The George Eastman Museum has received a grant of $468,881 from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, via the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, to continue its ongoing restoration of George Eastman’s mansion, a National Historic Landmark.

“The George Eastman Museum is a source of real pride for Rochester and for the entire Finger Lakes region,” said Vinnie Esposito, Executive Director, Fin...

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Modern Masters, Contemporary Icons Exhibition To Open at The Rockwell Museum

December 21st, 2016

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons: Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center.  Including featured works by John Marin, Grant Wood, and Andy Warhol, the exhibition will be on view at The Rockwell Museum beginning February 3 through April 23, 2017. The Rockwell is open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is free for museum members.

An exhibition opening reception is planned for Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Rockwell members ar...

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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. Announces Local Auditions

December 20th, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. announces local auditions to be held Jan. 27-29 for their upcoming 2017 season. Shows include: Guys and Dolls, Parade, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ghost The Musical, and Always…Patsy Cline.

“The last weekend in January has become a big weekend in Auburn,” said Brett Smock, producing artistic director of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. “We see some phenomenal talent from the area, bring together our group of direc...

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Villalobos Brothers and ImaginAerial's The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog at the Hangar Theatre

December 8th, 2016

The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY is presenting two diverse performances in early 2017 as part of their CabarETC series. Villalobos Brothers, a contemporary high-octane Mexican folk group, will perform February 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 pm. Professional aerialist and cirque group ImaginAerial presents The Bizarre and Curious Quest of Killian Cog on March 2nd and 3rd at 7pm. All performances will take place at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd.

The Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one o...

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