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Tickets on Sale for Geneva Tour of Homes with the Geneva Historical Society

May 10th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: The Geneva Historical Society’s 2016 Tour of Homes: All Roads Lead Home will be on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour features eight private residences, the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Finger Lakes Community College Viticulture and Wine Center, and St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Refreshments will be available at St. Peter’s Church at 149 Genesee Street on the day of the tour. The church, which celebrates its 150th Anniversary i...

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2016 Springwater Music Fair & American Crafts Show

May 5th, 2016

Call for Submissions

2016 Springwater Music Fair & American Crafts Show: Call for Submissions

•    Location: Punky Hollow Farm, 8277 Pardee Hollow Rd., Springwater, NY
•    Fair dates: September 17 & 18, 2016 – 10am to 6PM - Rain or Shine
•    Submission deadline: June 15, 2016

  • Application on website:

This year, unlike in past years, the Fair will be held for two days with a full spectrum of music including the traditional fiddling music you’ve been co...

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Destiny USA Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a Festive Blend of Deals and Promotions

May 2nd, 2016

Destiny USA is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5th, with live music, $5 margarita specials all day long, Mexican style mariachi music, FREE valet parking for anyone with the number “5” in their license plate, and more.  

Cinco de Mayo Highlights at Destiny USA:

  • FREE Valet Parking for Anyone with a “5” in their License Plate Number—Anyone with the number “5” in their license plate will receive free valet parking all day on May 5th.
  • FREE Prizes and Giveaways at CilantroMex—The f...

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Reception Opens Geneva Student Art Show May 6

April 29th, 2016

The 2016 Geneva City School District Student Art Show will open at the Geneva History Museum with a reception on Geneva Night Out, Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will include works by students at West and North Street Elementary Schools, Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School.
The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Catharine Foster Hopkins Art Reading Club. There will also be art activities in the museum's Hucker Gallery during the evening. The exh...

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Watkins Glen Are Chamber of Commerce to host "SCHUYLER SUMMIT" to celebration National Travel and Tourism Week

April 21st, 2016

Watkins Glen, NY – The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate travel and tourism in Schuyler County with the Schuyler Summit in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5, 2016.

Date:               Thursday, May 5, 2015

Time:               8:30am – 3:00pm

Location:         Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY

National Travel and Tourism Week—America's annual salute to travel and tourism—was established by a congressional resolution in 1983...

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Local B&B's Finger Lakes Beer Trail Package Getting Attention

April 20th, 2016

HAMMONDSPORT, NY – One local B&B is creating some buzz with its Finger Lakes Beer Trail Getaway Package. Recognized in 2015 as one of “the best New York State B&B’s” by The Virgin Atlantic Blog due to the creative ways the innkeepers customize packages to make the experiences of their guests even more spectacular, the Black Sheep Inn and Spa in Hammondsport has garnered some recent attention with its latest getaway package which is centered around the thriving craft beer craze.

While the Finger Lakes regio...

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April 19th, 2016

Finger Lakes, April 12th, 2016 - Hosmer Winery has released the second vintage of their single vineyard Riesling series, under their sister brand Single Wheel Wine. This year the 2013 Single Wheel Dry Riesling is joined by 3 additional Rieslings also characterized by the unique and specific block from our vineyard the grapes were sourced from, the single clone of Rieslings used, and the single fermentation yeast used on each. This series consists of Single Wheel Riesling: First Spoke (dry), Single Wheel Rie...

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Rockwell Director, Kristin Swain, Receives State-wide Recognition

April 19th, 2016

Kristin A. Swain, Executive Director of The Rockwell Museum, was honored during the Museum Association of New York’s annual conference today.  Nominated by Rockwell staff and approved by the MANY panel, Swain received the Anne Ackerson Innovation in Leadership Award for ‘Reinventing The Rockwell: 40 Years of Unwavering Dedication’ and bringing The Rockwell and its people through significant change. 

The Award of Merit is the highest honor and given to institutions or individuals whose projects represent ou...

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Rose Hill Mansion Opens for the Season May 1st

April 19th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2016 season on Sunday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Once a working farm, the house and surrounding grounds are now open seasonally for guided tours. Built in 1839, the elegant Greek Revival house was the center of a busy and productive farm at mid-century. Much of the guided tour focuses on the Swan family who l...

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Johnson House Opens for the Season May 1st

April 19th, 2016

Geneva, N.Y.: The Johnston House opens for the season on May 2, 2016. Built by John and Margaret Johnston in the 1820s, the Johnston House originally sat on an important farm where John Johnston became a well-known advocate of improved farming techniques. Johnston was the first American farmer to use soil drainage tiles to increase productivity on his farm, which was considered by some in the 19th century to be “the most important agricultural spot in America.”

Visitors are invited to explore the house on ...

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