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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Spring Open House Set for June 7th

May 19th, 2014

Finger Lakes, NY -- The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is pleased to announce their Open House dates for 2014. The first Open House of the season is Saturday, June 7, from 10:00am-5:00pm. 11 of the 13 members will be participating in the event which is hosted for the most part on their individual farms.

Many of the farms will be offering farm tours, and several will have with extra activities created especially for the Open Houses. At Vanillen Dairy in Lodi, there will be plenty of hands-on kids farm activities...

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Heron Hill Dry Riesling Named Top 100 Values of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine

May 19th, 2014

May 19, 2014 (Hammondsport, NY) – The June 2014 cover of Wine & Spirits magazine features Heron Hill Winery’s 2012 Classic Dry Riesling recognizing the wine as one of the “100 Top Value Wines of the year for $15 or less.” The wine was the only east coast label illustrated on the cover of this popular annual buying guide. Along with highlighting the Classic Dry Riesling, Wine & Spirits also named Heron Hill a value brand of the year.
Wine & Spirits magazine first rated Heron Hill’s 2012 Dry Riesling with 9...

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Ganondagan Participates in New York State's "Path Through History" Weekends in June

May 19th, 2014

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2300 Degrees at the Corning Museum of Glass

May 13th, 2014

This event is free and open to the public and includes live music and glassblowing to kick off Corning’s GlassFest weekend.

Glassblower Dan Sherlock, of Hawke+Axel Glass, will transform molten glass into elegant forms at the Hot Glass Show. Music will be presented by Entrain, a 2300° favorite. This Cod-based band “merges funk, rock, reggae, swamp, and worldbeat rhythm into a sweaty good time,” says The Boston Herald.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be available. Heartier fare will also b...

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Summer Activities at the Corning Museum of Glass

May 9th, 2014

Corning, NY— Tour galleries, explore special exhibitions, choose from more than 50 live glass demos each day, see free artist lectures and demos, and enjoy tons of family activities at The Corning Museum of Glass this summer.

The Museum is open late, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, May 24 through September 2.
Adult admission is $16.00. Residents living in the 148, 149 and 169 ZIP codes, receive a 50-percent discounted admission rate. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission.


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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Enhances its Menu with Babor Men's Skincare

May 7th, 2014

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – May 7, 2014 – With men’s spa business booming (according to International Spa Association, 47% of spa-goers in the U.S. are male, primarily ranging in age from 25-44), Mirbeau Inn & Spa, the award-winning Finger Lakes retreat, has teamed up with Babor Men to enhance its menu, catering to gentlemen’s specific skin care needs. For guests looking to relax and relieve stress while soothing and revitalizing skin, Babor Men’s treatments will boost skin’s resistance with the natural benefits of...

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Leonard Maltin, Alexander Payne, Mary Ellen Mark Honored by George Eastman House

May 6th, 2014

Rochester, N.Y., May 5, 2014--Earlier tonight, George Eastman House held its second Light & Motion Gala in New York City, which highlighted the museum's work in photograph and film preservation and restoration, and paid tribute to the accomplishments of emerging and established artists in the fields of motion pictures and photography. 

More than 250 were in attendance at the black and white gala, including presenters Paul Giamatti and Steven Soderbergh. Giamatti was on hand to present Alexander Payne with ...

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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Announces 2014 Member Farms

May 6th, 2014

Finger Lakes, NY -- The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is pleased to announce their 2014 Member Farms and changes to trail structure in time for their first Trail-wide Open House on June 7, which kicks off the busy summer tourism season. 

2014 brings changes to the Trail structure. Farms are now categorized as Destination Farms or Non-Destination Farms. Destination Farms are farms that have a farm store on premises and are open for visitation year round, although their hours may change seaso...

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Winestock NY Adds Three Educational Seminars for 2014

May 6th, 2014

Geneva, NY - Winestock NY has always meant a fun afternoon of wine, music and education, but this year, for the event's fifth anniversary, the organizing committee has really raised the bar by adding three educational seminars.  Coined "Winestock NY Academy," the three seminars are meant to give attendees a deeper understanding and appreciation of wine, beer and local foods. Each seminar will run 45 minutes, with a half hour class, followed by a 15-minute tasting. The three seminars a...

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Corning Museum Appoints New Chief Digital Officer and Director of Education

May 5th, 2014

CORNING, NY, May 5, 2014—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Scott Sayre as its first chief digital officer and Kris Wetterlund as the Museum’s new director of education and interpretation. Both will begin their role on June 16, 2014.

Sayre and Wetterlund are co-founders of Sandbox Studios, a Minneapolis-based group that works with museums and other non-profits to vision, plan, create, manage and assess educational programs and technology projects. Sandbox Studios has worked with over 100 client muse...

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