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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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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel Voted Best Waterfront Hotel in the Country

August 5th, 2016

Watkins Glen, NY – Watkins Glen has another winner on its hands in a USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice contest. Readers have voted the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel the Best Waterfront Hotel in the country! Nominees were carefully selected by an Expert Panel and then voted into winning spots by the public. All results are posted at: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-waterfront-hotel/. The top ten list includes:

  1. Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
  2. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
  3. Mirror Lake Inn Reso...

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Hangar Theatre's Fall Season kicks off with Aaron Davidman's Wrestling Jerusalem - TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

August 5th, 2016

The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY will kick off its' fall season with Wrestling Jerusalem, an original piece, written and performed by Aaron Davidman. The play examines the political divisions that have affected, and continue to affect, Israeli-Palestinian society and the world at large.  Wrestling Jerusalem will run from September 7-10 with performances at 7:30 at the Hangar Theatre.  Post-show discussions will follow. The Hangar Theatre's fall season will also include Mind the Gap, The Latin and World Musi...

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Tickets for Geneva Historical Society & Rose Hill Mansion Food and Wine Fundraiser on Sale August 8

August 4th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: Rose Hill Mansion Food & Wine Celebration, the Geneva Historical Society’s annual celebration of the region’s food and wine, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Rose Hill Mansion from 5 to 7 p.m. As the sun begins to set over Seneca Lake, guests will enjoy the tastes of autumn, with hors d’oeuvres and wine graciously provided by area restaurants and wineries.
 
Tickets for the evening are $30 per person and will be available at the Geneva Historical Society office beginning August ...

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Festival Fundraiser Kicks-Off New Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Tehatre Festival Scholarship Fund

August 4th, 2016

AUBURN, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2016) -- The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced the launch of The Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Scholarship Fund. The Thommie Walsh/FLMTF Scholarship Fund was created to honor Thommie Walsh’s legacy and to aid students in Cayuga County pursuing a college degree and career in musical theatre.

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will launch the Scholarship Fund at its 2016 Festival Fundraiser: A Nantucket Clam Bake on Owasco at 6 p....

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Rare Antique Clocks and Watches Return to Syracuse

August 4th, 2016

Syracuse, NY (August 4, 2016) – The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) 47rd Annual Eastern States Regional (ESR) is returning to Syracuse. Thousands of antique and vintage clocks, watches, repair tools and horological items will be on display.

  • Date: Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th
  • Location: Holiday Inn in Syracuse, NY (441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY)
  • Registration: Registration is from 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday, and from 8 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Three-mon...

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