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Popularity of the FLTA Regional Travel Guide Soars as the Guide Reaches Full Distribution

August 19th, 2015

Overwhelming popularity of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Travel Guide leads to increased production in 2016

The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance (FLTA) has distributed all 125,000 regional travel guides printed for 2015 to visitors and partners as of August 19. The overwhelming popularity will mean an increased production of the guide in 2016, from 125,000 to 150,000.

"The Travel Guide is one of the best ways we can show potential visitors what this region has to offer as a whole," said President of the ...

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20th Annual Purple Foot Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards

August 14th, 2015

Casa Larga's annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 13, 2015 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 old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of "Purple Foot."

But the Purple Foot Festival offers much more than foot-staining grape stomping. Gue...

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Go Behind the Scenes at Rose Hill Mansion

August 14th, 2015

This fall the Geneva Historical Society will offer special Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Rose Hill Mansion on the first Saturdays of September and October. These tours are not the same as our regular tours and are an opportunity for visitors to see and learn about areas of the house not usually accessible to visitors, including the basement and cupola. The tours will be held at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm on September 5 and October 3.

The Behind-the-Scenes Tour is appropriate for adults and children 15 y...

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Additions to Grand Prix Weekend Festivities: Brunch with Racing Celebrities & Retrace the Race!

August 13th, 2015

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a partnership with the Glen Motor Inn to present two new additions to the slate of activities for Grand Prix Festival weekend!

The first is a brunch at the Glen Motor Inn (3380 State Route 14, Watkins Glen) on Sunday, September 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Enjoy the chance to visit with historic racing legends including Otto Linton over a delicious brunch and a champagne toast.

Brunch includes scrambled eggs Florentine, French toast with warm...

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Ventosa Vineyards 2011 Estate Grown Lemberger wins coveted 2015 Governor's Cup

August 13th, 2015

August 13th 2015- Ventosa Vineyards an Estate Winery on the North East side of Seneca Lake wins big at the 2015 New York State Wine & Food Classic.

2011 Estate Grown Lemberger – 2015 Governor's Cup Winner


2011 Cabernet Franc

2011 Lemberger

2014 Rosato


2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Pinot Noir

2011 Sangiovese

Saggio Series X

2012 Tocai Friulano


2013 Pinot Gris

2013 Semi-Sweet Riesling

Ventosa Vineyards has 23 acres of vinifera varietals and specializes in producing premium age...

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Lively Run Dairy Announces New Head Cheesemaker

August 13th, 2015

A new generation takes lead at Lively Run Dairy, as former Head Cheesemaker, Suzanne Messmer, passes the title on to her son, Pete Messmer

About Pete Messmer:

From a fairly young age, Pete has been engulfed in the family farm and cheesemaking lifestyle. In 1995, his parents purchased Lively Run Goat Dairy.

Throughout the years, Suzanne taught her son everything she knew about cheese, the cheese making process, and the cheese industry.

Pete grew up learning to appreciate the intricacies and details neede...

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2015 Small Business of the Year Award

August 10th, 2015

Barristers Bed & Breakfast of 56 Cayuga Street in Seneca Falls was selected as the Seneca County Chamber's 2015 Small Business of the Year recipient. The award was announced and presented at the Chamber's Annual Membership BBQ event, held at Knapp Vineyard Winery and Restaurant in Romulus on July 29th. Barristers Bed & Breakfast was one of the five businesses nominated by the Chamber membership. Barristers Bed & Breakfast was purchased in 2007 by current owners Ken and Diane McConnell.

The home was built i...

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Treleaven presents 5 Days of Giveaways to Celebrate the American Worker!

August 9th, 2015

Labor Day weekend may represent the bookend to the summer for many of us, and is celebrated with parades, fireworks and backyard BBQs, but we can't forget that it is also a day to celebrate the everyday working man and woman!

Treleaven wants to recognize these individual's achievements and give them a little help in celebrating the holiday! From August 31st through September 4th, we will be giving one lucky winner a day a gift from Treleaven - free bottles of wine, free merchandise or VIP treatment - to be...

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After-Hours Event to Feature Wine and Music

August 9th, 2015

Join the Geneva Historical Society and Billsboro Winery for the final Rose Hill After Hours program, a history Happy Hour on the final Wednesday of the month this summer. At Rose Hill After Hours, the Geneva Historical Society will open up the grounds and the first floor of Rose Hill Mansion to participants and have an informal program on a different topic each month. The August program will feature a conversation with Historical Society curator John Marks about music in the 19th Century. Admission is $15 p...

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WonderWorks to host its 2nd Annual Egg Drop Competition

August 4th, 2015

Kids are challenged to try their hands at engineering this week with WonderWorks' 2nd annual Egg Drop Competition. Children can build a device at home to protect an uncooked egg that they provide. Then, they can bring it to WonderWorks to see if it can sustain a 70 foot drop off of WonderWorks' Canyon Climb ropes course!

The competition is being held as part of Destiny USA's Tykes Tuesdays, which provide free, educational entertainment for kids up to age 12. Different activities are held every Tuesday from...

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