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New wines released at Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery

August 18th, 2014

Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery is replacing their popular but sold out 2010 Proprietor's Reserve with the 2012 Proprietor's Reserve on the dry, premium red wine flight. This is available every day the winery is open.

The dry, white vertical flight (2007, 2008 2009, 2010 Chardonnays) clearly shows the differences created in each wine by the weather during the growing season.

And the IWW is back thanks to popular demand.

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August 15th, 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted the 2014 Governor’s Cup Finger Lakes Wine and Craft Beverage Tour, which was organized to promote New York State’s beverage industry and boost tourism to the State’s growing number of wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries in Upstate New York. The Tour, which was attended by Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy, included stops at Finger Lakes Distilling, Damiani Wine Cellars and Chateau Lafayette Reneau, and provided State and local leaders, wine industry pr...

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Dr. Frank's Named "Winery of the Year" at the Indy International Competition

August 5th, 2014

Hammondsport, New York – August 4, 2014 – Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars won “Winery of the Year” at the Indy International Wine Competition held last week. The honor was awarded to Dr. Frank’s based on the quality demonstrated by the winery at the competition.

In total, Dr. Frank’s won 2 “Concordance” medals (similar to double gold, which require unanimity between judges), 1 gold medal, 7 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. The Dr. Frank 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Gewürztraminer won Concord...

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WonderWorks Astronaut Training Challenge

August 4th, 2014

Astronaut Training Challenge in Destiny USA’s Food Court


Syracuse, NY- WonderWorks is bringing entertainment to Destiny USA’s Food Court through an anti-gravity ride. The Gyro is set up on the second level in the middle of the Food Court so guests can experience a taste of what WonderWorks has to offer.


The Gyro is a two-person gyroscope that spins and rotates in multiple, random directions. It simulates the effects that outer space has on humans. Experience the feeling of weightlessness and the rol...

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Digging Up History in Historic Palmyra

July 25th, 2014

Historic Palmyra is offering two more archeological digs at the Palmyra Historical Museum on October 29th and November 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The October 22nd event had been a great success and many treasures were found. All artifacts stay at the museum but the experience and expertise of our professional archeologists will teach the children how to conduct a dig the way they do on historic sites.

All materials are furnished and lessons will be taught in carefully scraping the dirt, measuring the...

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Fox Run to Host 22nd Annual Garlic Festival

July 25th, 2014

PENN YAN, NY- July 24, 2014 - The 22nd Annual Glorious Garlic Festival at Fox Run Vineyards will be held the weekend of August 2-3.  The winery’s cool-climate garlic festival is one of the Finger Lakes hallmark summer happenings. The festival takes place on the grounds of Fox Run Vineyards from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission and parking are free of charge.

                Fox Run’s garlic festival is the premier festival of the year for local growers selling the summer crop of hardneck varieties. (Hardneck...

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George Eastman House receives highest national recognition

July 18th, 2014

 Awarded Reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums


Rochester, N.Y., July 18, 2014-George Eastman House has achieved reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The highest national recognition for a museum, accreditation signifies an institution's excellence to the museum community, governments, funders, outside agencies, and the public. Out of the more than 35,000 museums in the country, George Eastman House is a part of the three percent ...

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Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament and Festival to be held on Cayuga Lake

July 15th, 2014


UNION SPRINGS, NEW YORK—The Union Springs / Springport Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake will be held in Union Springs August 21-24, 2014. Come and see 108 of the best bass anglers from around the country compete for a $100,000 grand prize in Union Springs.

Four days of activities are planned, including plenty of food, beer, wine, demos and national vendors from Bassmaster, live music, shopping and entertainment from local vendors, and ...

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Dr. Frank's Featured Among the Top 101 Wineries in America

July 3rd, 2014

Hammondsport, New York – July 2, 2014 – Dr. Frank’s was recently #29 on The Daily Meal’s “Top 101 Wineries in America”.  The list features some of the most prestigious wineries in the United States.  Dr. Frank’s was the top rated New York winery on the list as well.


            The Daily Meal is a publication that covers every aspect of food and beverage trends.  The list of “Top 101 Wineries in America” was compiled by sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs.  Wine quality was the primary cri...

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Skaneateles Curbstone Festival - Sidewalk Sales, Music, Magic

July 3rd, 2014

Ready. Set. Shop!
Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 17-19 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.
“The Curbstone Festival is a great opportunity for unique bargains and family fun,” says Executive Director Tara Lynn.
Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:
• Imagine will offe...

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