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Heron Hill Tasting Room in Canandaigua hosts Open House on Small Business Saturday

November 12th, 2015

Heron Hill offers a reprieve from the bustle of Black Friday shopping by inviting the community to Mix + Mingle at the Tasting Room at Bristol for Small Business Saturday on November 28th from 11 AM to 7 PM. The tasting room is the former South Bristol Cultural Center, housed in a renovated 100-year-old barn. Heron Hill will donate $1 from each wine tasting on November 28th to the Happy Tails Animal Shelter of the Ontario County Humane Society. Complimentary tastings of Heron Hill's newest reserve red wines...

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Gaffer District Businesses Give Back

November 10th, 2015

Gaffer District businesses have decided to give back in a big way for several months out of the year, beginning this November. Through donations, commitment to the community and bringing together people to support their hometown, organizations like Pathways, the Bath VA Voluntary Service Program, the SPCA, the Food Bank, among many others will benefit from the efforts of the Gaffer District Business Association (GDBA).

"For so many of us that have lived, worked, or owned a business in Corning's Gaffer Dist...

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Pioneers meet at Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery

November 10th, 2015

Finger Lakes Wine and Food Pioneers Reunite to Reflect on Industry's Rise

In late October, 2015 Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery hosted a gathering of some of the Finger Lakes' wine and food pioneers to reflect on the 1970's farm winery movement and look at the future of New York wineries.

Frontenac Point winery owners, Jim and Carol Doolittle, who played roles shepherding the farm winery movement while working in state government in Albany, were joined by winemaker Hermann Wiemer who founded Herm...

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Corning’s Gaffer District Encourages Community to Shop Local this Holiday Season

November 9th, 2015

Corning's Gaffer District and WETM 18 are excited to encourage the community to "Shop Local in Corning's Gaffer District" this holiday season with "Get Caught Shopping Local!" and Small Business Saturday, both meant to reinforce the importance of supporting small business.

Customers who shop, dine, or even get a haircut in Corning's Gaffer District during the week of November 9–15, 2015 may get caught - shopping local! Gaffer District businesses will randomly give $5 gift certificates to people enjoying th...

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Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles Opening Day Is Nov. 27, “Bright Friday”

November 6th, 2015

Visit Skaneateles this season, and you're guaranteed to have a Happy Christmas.

Imagine, if you will, that the year is 1842. Queen Victoria has arrived in Skaneateles, the teasel capital of the world, to meet with President John Tyler. Accompanying her is Charles Dickens, whom she has commissioned to write a story about Christmas.

"My hope is for a story that will illustrate the virtues we may find at Christmastime. That, and entertain my nine children," says Queen Victoria, portrayed by Maria Wechsler.


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Help Collect the History of the 1960s

November 4th, 2015

In conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, November 6, 2015, the Geneva Historical Society will conduct a History Harvest at the museum to collect material related to Geneva during the 1960s. Now fifty years ago, the decade is receding into memory quickly, and the Historical Society is seeking material to help tell the story of the community during this turbulent decade. Staff are looking for photographs, documents and objects available for loan or donation. A scanner will be set up that night to make ...

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John D.M. Green Appointed Deputy Director of Corning Museum of Glass

November 4th, 2015

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the appointment of John D.M. (Jack) Green, Ph.D., as its new deputy director for collections, research, and exhibitions. Currently the chief curator at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute Museum (OIM), Green specializes in the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient Middle East and East Mediterranean, and has significant leadership experience in a variety of functions at the OIM. In his new role, Green will be a creative partner with the Mus...

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Santa Claus is coming to Destiny USA this week

November 3rd, 2015

Kids can meet Santa in Destiny USA's Canyon Area from Nov 6 to Dec 24

Santa and his helpers are excited to visit Destiny USA this holiday season.

Santa's big arrival on the Hero Board "hoverboard" will take place on the second floor near

the carousel on Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. Santa and his helpers will hand out candy

canes in the food court, and parade their way down to the Canyon, where families are

invited to join us for activities, snacks and more.

WHAT: Santa's arrival

WHEN: Friday, Novembe...

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Hangar Theatre's 4th Annual Charades Fundraiser a Fantastic Success!

November 2nd, 2015

The Hangar's Acting Out on the Hangar Stage, Community Charades Challenge took place on Sunday, October 25. With the support of the community - through donations to four teams of participants, the purchase of auction items, and ticket sales - the Hangar was able to raise $25,000 to help support the theatre's artistic and education programs.

The evening started with a pre-show reception where guests enjoyed delicious sandwiches and hors d'oeuvres from catering sponsor The Center Cafe and refreshments provid...

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Geneva Historical Society To Hold Annual Wassail Bowl Sale

October 30th, 2015

The Wassail Bowl Committee of the Geneva Historical Society will present the 47th annual Wassail Bowl Sale on Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place in Geneva.

This is a great opportunity to get fresh wreaths and greens for the holiday, including kissing balls, table decorations and tree ornaments. Handcrafted items, baked goods, attic treasures, and gently used Christmas decorations will also be sold. Samples of wassail, a traditional spiced cider, will be g...

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