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Arbor Hill Releases "Speedster" Wines

December 20th, 2013

Remodeled car sparks inspiration for two new dessert wines

Naples, N.Y. - There is a running joke at Arbor Hill about how Owner John Brahm met his wife Katie. It is said that John fell in love with her Model A Ford, before he fell in love with her. This family joke and the tradition behind it has inspired the newest set of wines released from Arbor Hill Winery, a set of two dessert wines dubbed the "Speedster Series".


The two new wines, the Noiret and the Black Currant, were started about t...

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas with Arbor Hill Winery

December 11th, 2013

Award-winning wines and gourmet food gift sets available for last-minute shoppers

Naples, N.Y. - The holidays are just two weeks away, and you still aren't done with your shopping. But if those last few people on your list happen to love wine, consider themselves gourmands, or have a bit of a sweet tooth, then you might be in luck. Arbor Hill has a selection of gift sets featuring wine, cheese, specialty jams and jellies, gourmet dressings, sauces, and more that will suit any foodie in your life. Whether p...

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Embraces the Season with Soothing Holiday Spa Treatments

December 9th, 2013

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Dec. 5, 2013 - For Central New York spa-goers and out-of-town visitors seeking a relaxing yet festive experience this winter, Mirbeau Inn & Spa welcomes guests to take a halt from the holiday hustle and reenergize with a host of sweet spa treatments from Farmhouse Fresh. Now through Dec. 31, 2013, guests of the award-winning Finger Lakes retreat can celebrate the season with Buttered Rum Holiday Body Treatments and Candy Cane Champagne Dream Manicures and Pedicures.

Pre- or post- treatm...

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Corning Museum of Glass to Host Half-Day Seminar on Welcoming Chinese Visitors

December 2nd, 2013

CORNING, NY —The Corning Museum of Glass will offer a half-day seminar, Welcoming Chinese Visitors: Strategies for Success, on Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.

This is an important topic to The Corning Museum of Glass. In 2012, the Museum welcomed more than 130,000 visitors from Chinese tour groups, more than a quarter of the Museum’s annual visitation. The Museum offers demonstrations and tour maps translated into Mandarin, and a number of other amenities for Chinese tourists.

The seminar...

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Tours in ASL & Spanish Begin at Casa Larga

November 26th, 2013

Fairport, N.Y. - Casa Larga Vineyards is expanding its winery tour program to include tours conducted in ASL and Spanish, led by two new employees. Bob Menchel and Monica Tajkowski will lead tours and tastings at the winery, scheduled privately.

Robert S. Menchel was born in Albany, NY and attended school there until he became deaf at the age of 6 or 7. After that, he attended the Rochester School for the Deaf for one year before transferring to PS 47 in NYC. Bob went on to earn man...

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Just in Time for the Cold Winter-- Community Members Team Up to Knit Artemus a Scarf!

November 26th, 2013

Corning, NY—Nearly 25 feet long and knitted by 25 community member in 25 days, Artemus, the buffalo bursting through the façade of The Rockwell Museum, will keep warm this winter with a new hand-knit scarf! Local knitters at Wooly Minded on Market Street knitted Artemus a red-and-green scarf to wear during the bitter winter months. Knitters from the community were invited to help knit and crochet the scarf, which took over 6,500 yards of yarn to complete!

Artemus’ scarf is two-feet wide and 25 feet long to...

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Usher in the Holidays with Skaneateles Sings and Shop Skaneateles

November 26th, 2013

Two community events will complement the season-long celebration of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.
On Dec. 6, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings. The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., local clergy will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony.
The ceremony will be followed by candlelit caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts, lighting of the Ch...

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Destiny USA Awaits Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Shoppers

November 25th, 2013

Destiny USA awaits Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Shoppers

Destiny USA announces Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday Holiday Hours for 2013

Syracuse, NY- Destiny USA will open their doors Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 with the anticipation of an abundance of holiday shoppers that will partake in Holiday deals and door busters. All participating retail shops will be open on Black Friday, November 29, 2013 from 12AM-10PM. (Note: Individual store hours may vary. All hours subject to change.)



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The Inns of Aurora Update Brunch Menu

November 25th, 2013

Aurora, N.Y.— The Aurora Inn Dining room is thrilled to announce changes to its celebrated brunch menu. A serious bastion of the Finger Lakes Brunch experience, the Aurora Inn Dining Room’s brunch menu features classic favorites such as Crab Cakes Benedict, house-made Bloody Marys, and Chicken and Biscuits. The highly-praised menu, however, has been updated to much fanfare—adding a new twist to the celebrate French toast and pancakes entrées. A full menu follows.

The newly-revealed French toast now feature...

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The Inns of Aurora Celebrates Prohibition's Repeal

November 25th, 2013

Aurora, N.Y.—The Inns of Aurora continues its 2013-2014 season with its annual big band-inspired Prohibition Era Cocktail Party on Friday, December 6, 2013. The swinging evening will begin in the Aurora Inn’s lakeside speakeasy at 7:00 p.m.—with a live jazz band beginning at 8:00 p.m.—and includes hors d’oeuvres and classic, yet approachable, cocktails featuring liquors from the master mixers at Finger Lakes Distilling. The cost per person is $50 including tax and gratuity per person.

Meryl Davis, the dire...

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