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September 16th, 2015

Quilt Exhibit showcases one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by Southern Tier quilters

An exhibit of approximately 70 quilts and quilted accessories will be featured at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, November 1. The quilted pieces have been crafted by Southern Tier quilters of all ages. Each item will be accompanied by information about the quilter and the inspiration and story behind the work.

The quilted pieces to be displayed show a wide array of colors, intricate designs...

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Calling All Baking Enthusiasts – Submit Your Design to The First Annual Gingerbread Invitational!

September 15th, 2015

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the First Annual Gingerbread Invitational − a fun, artful gingerbread competition and exhibition with a focus on historic landmarks and architecture in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

The exhibition will be on view November 23, 2015 through January 4, 2016. Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Rockwell will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite creation. The winner of the Community Choice Award will be the Grand Prize winner.

Willa Voge...

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Bus Trip to Site of Woodstock

September 11th, 2015

Geneva, NY: There are still seats available on the Geneva Historical Society's one-day trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 9, 2015. The Bethel Woods Center is a non-profit performing arts center and museum located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The 15,000 seat amphitheater presents a wide variety of musical genres and performers. The Museum at Bethel Woods, which opened to the public in 2008, is housed in a beautiful LEED-certified green building, set back...

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Corning's Gaffer District Announces Entertainment Lineup for Annual Harvest Music Festival

September 11th, 2015

Corning, NY—Corning’s Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank are proud to announce the entertainment lineup for this year’s annual Harvest Music Festival. The event takes place on Friday, September 18 from 5–9pm and Saturday, September 19 from 11am–6pm.

Thomas M. Carr, President & CEO, Elmira Savings Bank said, “Elmira Savings Bank is pleased to be the title sponsor for the 2015 Harvest Music Festival. The Gaffer District has continued to expand this annual event helping to grow its popularity."

The Frid...

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From Psychedelic to Spiritual, the Hangar Theatre Hosts a Variety of Events this Fall

September 4th, 2015

The Hangar Theatre recently announced its current line-up of shows and events for the remainder of 2015 and is expecting to add to this extensive list in the next month. The Hangar's CabarETC series features three musical performances you won't want to miss, including Women of Woodstock - a tribute concert to Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Melanie, and Grace Slick, Joe Crookston's October Jubilee - concert and art show, and the Burns Sisters annual Home for the Holiday's Concert. Aside from these melodic perfor...

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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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