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21st Annual Purple Foot Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards

August 25th, 2016

Fairport, NY - Casa Larga's annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY. It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family's Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic grape stomping that earned it the name of "Purple Foot."

"My Uncle Frank used to tell me that in Italy they really...

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TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation Premieres at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

August 24th, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens today, August 24 and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival’s 2016 season.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, this new musical revolves around a boy, a dream, and an adventure that will change him forever. Making its world premiere in 2013 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, this new production blends h...

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Cayuga Lake Cabins Celebrates One Year Anniversary

August 23rd, 2016

Cayuga Lake Cabins, two vacation rental log cabins located at 6472 State Route 89, Ovid, hosted its first guests on August 21, 2015 and is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Cayuga Lake Cabins, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, are dog and child friendly short-term vacation rental log cabins. Both modern and rustic with air conditioning and heated floors, the cabins are located at 6472 State Route 89, Ovid, on the west side of Cayuga Lake, and centrally located on the Cayuga Wine Trail.

“The mos...

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Watkins Glen International announces 2017 dates for Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, Finger Lakes Wine Festival

August 19th, 2016

Watkins Glen International has announced 2017 dates for two of the track’s premier annual events.

Next year’s version of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, headlined by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Continental Tire 150, will return to the June 29-July 2 weekend, to once again accommodate teams returning from the 24 Hours of Le Mans event in France.

Meanwhile, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, in i...

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Internationally Renowned Artist, Virgil Ortiz, to Inspire High School Student Mural

August 16th, 2016

Heavily sought out by celebrities, royalty, collectors and museums, Cochiti Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz combines art, décor, fashion, video and film in his artwork.  While busy with new business ventures (just opening a retail store in Santa Fe in July), Ortiz continues to round-out his artistic portfolio with a new outdoor mural in Corning, NY in collaboration with at-risk high school students and The Rockwell Museum.

Designs are underway and Ortiz will visit Corning from September 26 – September 30, 2016 ...

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Chateau LaFayette Winner at NY Wine & Food Classic

August 15th, 2016

Hector, NY – Chateau LaFayette Reneau is proud to share news of its many 2016 New York Wine & Food Classic awards. An estate winery founded in 1985, we are committed to celebrating the diversity of the Finger Lakes by farming some of the best grapes in the region and producing a long list of award-winning wines.

Known as “The Oscars” of the New York wine and food industry, the 2016 New York Wine & Food Classic took place August 8 – 10 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. Chateau LaFayette ...

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Merry-Go Round Playhouse, Inc. Brings Los Angeles-Based Crooner to Perform at 2016 Fundraiser

August 15th, 2016

The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced the lineup for their 2016 Festival Fundraiser: A Nantucket Clam Bake on Owasco. Headlining the Fundraiser is Todd Murray, a well-known baritone jazz singer/songwriter based out of LA.

Described as having a voice comparable to Bing Crosby, Murray is a successful modern day crooner who covers jazz standards, romantic ballads and the vintage tunes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and many more. He has recorded thr...

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Billsboro Winery 2013 Syrah wins "Governor's Cup" and Keuka Spring Vineyards wins "Winery of the Year"

August 10th, 2016

Billsboro Winery 2013 Syrah from Finger Lakes Region won the coveted "Governor's Cup" trophy at the 2016 New York Wine & Food Classic competition, held on August 9 & 10 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. The "Winery of the Year" award went to Keuka Spring Vineyards, also from the Finger Lakes region.

The Governor's Cup, a large silver chalice, recognizes the "Best of Show" or top prize of all 951 entries in the Classic, known as "The Oscars" of New York wine. The "Winery of the Year" awa...

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Inspirations Drive Art in New Exhibit

August 10th, 2016

The work of more than 40 local artists will be featured in this year’s annual Penn Yan Art Guild exhibit opening September 2 at the Arts Center of Yates County.  The theme for this year’s show, "Inspirations,” includes new works created by Guild members in oils, pastels, watercolor, pottery, and more. The show will also feature some work by the late Bill Wilsey, a well-known painter and workshop instructor who supported the work of the Penn Yan Art Guild for many years. 

Penn Yan Art Guild believes our reg...

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Geneva Historical Society Seeks Community Input

August 9th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: During 2016, the Geneva Historical Society staff and board are developing a new strategic plan. When completed, this plan will direct the Historical Society's activities and priorities from 2017 to 2019. As part of this process, the Historical Society is seeking community input. Community members interested in providing feedback can contribute to a survey about the Historical Society and its activities. The survey can be found online at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHSStrategicPlan2016. A p...

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