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Destiny USA Partners with Brand USA in International Marketing Outreach

April 23rd, 2014

Syracuse, NY – In a continued effort to extend marketing efforts and tourism initiatives outside of the State, Destiny USA is partnering with the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau and Brand USA on multi-channel advertising campaigns in Canada to spur additional tourism in Onondaga County.

President Obama established Brand USA in 2010 with the signing of the Travel Promotion Act. As the nation’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA’s mission is to increase international visitation and spend t...

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Spring Release Party at Casa Larga

April 21st, 2014

Fairport, NY - Casa Larga Vineyards has released 5 new wines and vintages for spring. Among those is a brand new wine produced from fruit that was hand-picked from original vines planted on the estate.

Old Vine Chardonnay comes from vines planted by the vineyards' founder, Andrew Colaruotolo, in 1974. Current Winemaker Matt Cassavaugh decided to make a reserve Chardonnay to be released on the 40th anniversary of the Chardonnay planting in honor of the winery's heritage. Clusters of grapes were hand-selecte...

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Arbor Hill Winery "Goes Green" with Solar Panels

April 21st, 2014

Naples, N.Y. - Earth Day is coming up on Apr. 22, and Arbor Hill Winery has set its sights on further reducing its environmental impact. Last month the winery had 32 new solar panels installed at its Brew & Brats restaurant. Arbor Hill began using solar energy last year, when QwikSolar installed 40 panels on the restaurant's roof - improving its carbon offset by 16,000 pounds. This year, Arbor Hill continues to focus on expanding its solar energy use, thus using a more environmentally ...

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Hangar Theatre Presents Distinguished Awards at Annual Meeting

April 16th, 2014

Ithaca, NY (04/16/14) - The Hangar Theatre celebrated their accomplishments of 2013 at their annual meeting on Monday, April 7th where one business organization and three community members were recognized as substantially impacting the artistic integrity and financial health of the Center for Performing Arts. Board members, staff, volunteers, and community members all gathered to celebrate the continual success of the Hangar and the positive impact of those who so generously contribute their time and resour...

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Local Wineries Show Their Industry a Little Love with Winestock NY

April 16th, 2014

In the 60s, people had their sit ins and their love ins. Well, the times, they may be a changin', but the concept of coming together to support something you believe in hasn't.  For the New York Wine Industry Association (NYWIA), this means their annual fundraiser Winestock NY, hosted in the vineyards of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates overlooking Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region. This year marks the industry event's fifth year, and is slated for Saturday,...

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Invites Guests to Treat Their Skin to a Unique Spring Ritual with Seasonal Spa Treatments

April 10th, 2014

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Whether seeking a getaway for just a few hours or overnight, guests of the Finger Lakes gem, Mirbeau Inn & Spa, can treat their bodies and minds to a unique spring ritual thanks to refreshing seasonal spa treatments created by Zents and Spa Mirbeau. Available from April 20 – June 30, spa goers can revitalize and prepare their skin and senses for the warm weather and sunshine ahead. To continue their skincare regimen at home, those who book a seasonal special will receive 15 percent off Z...

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Eastman Young Professionals Circle Announces Spring Networking Events

April 8th, 2014

Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2014--The Eastman Young Professionals (EYP) Circle will host two events this month that are open to all Rochester area young professionals. A networking breakfast with Hart's Local Grocers will be held on April 11, at the George Eastman House Curtis Theatre, and dinner at Salena's Mexican Restaurant followed by a showing of Punch Drunk Love in the Dryden Theatre is set for April 24.

EYP Breakfast with Hart's Local Grocers (April 11, 2014)
Hart's Local Grocers is an independent fo...

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Highlights of the Fox Run Vineyards 2014 Events Calendar Announced

April 8th, 2014

PENN YAN, New York, April 8, 2014 – Award-winning Fox Run Vineyards, on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, gears up for an active 2014 schedule of winery events.  The winery will be offering a varied schedule this year - from detailed vineyard tours, estate wine tastings, a farm-to-table Food & Wine Experience in the historic barrel room - to the popular heirloom Garlic Festival in August.

“We look forward to welcoming old friends and new at the winery this year. The Finger Lakes reputation as one of America’...

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Arbor Hill Wins Double Gold at International Wine Competition

April 7th, 2014

Naples, N.Y. - Arbor Hill Winery took home awards for two of its wines at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition last week, winning double gold for its new Black Currant Speedster wine, and gold for the Griesa Hill Iona Rose'.

The Griesa Hill Iona Rose' was recognized as a triple gold award winner in 2013. The wine placed at several other competitions during the previous year, even taking home the Best of Class Award at the 2013 New York Wine & Food Classic. This is the first award for the new Spe...

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Destiny USA to Host 4th Annual Earth Day

April 7th, 2014

Syracuse, NY- Saturday, April 12th will mark the 4th annual Earth Day recycling event being held in the Solar Street auxiliary parking lots of Destiny USA from 8:00am-1:00pm.   Cars can enter Solar Street from either Hiawatha Boulevard or Bear Street.

During this time, all used and unwanted electronics for recycling can be dropped off.  Volunteers will accept all types of electronic equipment including PC’s/laptops, televisions, printers, cell phones, lightbulbs and much, much more. You can find an extensi...

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