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January 14th, 2016

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum is undergoing an extensive interior renovation that will begin on January 18th and is scheduled for completion by Memorial Day weekend (May 28, 2016).  Due to the nature of the work, visitor access may be limited.  Please contact the museum in advance of a visit:     

(607) 569-2160 - or -

About the museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is home to a priceless collection relating t...

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The Colorado River Exhibition Extended through February 7, 2016!

January 11th, 2016

The Rockwell Museum announced today its current, and popular, photography exhibit by National Geographic contributor, Pete McBride, will be extended through February 7. The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict Photographs opened at The Rockwell in August of 2015 and brings awareness to the environmental and social issues facing the Colorado River.  Local residents, (residing in zip codes beginning with 148, 149 and 169), receive 50% museum admission, and kids and teens 17 and under are always free.  The...

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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail becomes Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance.

January 5th, 2016

The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail is excited to announce that, as of January 1, 2016, they have evolved into the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance. More than a simple change in name, the Alliance has expanded their original Trail mission.  Since the Trail's inception in 2010, the focus has been on the farms that make the cheese. The new mission shifts the focus to the product itself -- the cheese. 

"We decided to go with an alliance because the word "trail" gave the impression to the consumer that we were like the ...

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Exhibit Features Photography of Youth Artists

December 22nd, 2015

This January, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva (BGCG) will present two exhibits featuring works by local youth. The works were created for the 2016 National Fine Arts Exhibit and ImageMakers Photography Contest, two member competitions from the Boys & Girls Club of America’s arts initiative. An opening reception for the exhibits will take place in conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, January 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum and Hobart and William Smith's Houghton House. Refreshme...

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Cover Photo Contest Winner Selected

December 14th, 2015

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the winner of its 2016 Travel Guide Cover Photo Contest, Mickey Coviello of Baltimore, Maryland. Mickey’s photo features the iconic Triple Cascades in Watkins Glen State Park, one of the most visited state parks in New York.

This stunning image will grace the cover of 125,000 copies of the Official 2016 Watkins Glen and Schuyler County Travel Guide. The contest launched on the Visit Watkins Glen and Schuyler County Facebook Page over the summ...

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3rd Annual Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday House Tour

December 4th, 2015

December 12th, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. Historic Palmyra will offer its 3rd Annual Homestead Candlelight House Tour. Your tour begins at the Wm. Phelps General Store and Home Museum for your maps and tickets. Featured will be six houses, 2 museums, and a special wine tasting at Frank's Wine and Liquor from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All of this for the price of $20 per person presale and $25 at the door. The houses date from 1826 through 1901 and cover a vast historic period in the Village of Palmyra. From th...

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Lights on the River Festival in Owego Makes the Holiday Season Bright

November 30th, 2015

On Friday, December 4, 2015, the historic village of Owego celebrates the sights and sounds of the holiday season with their annual Lights on the River winter festival.

Activities begin at 4 p.m. with a free Kids’ Gingerbread House Workshop at the Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, and letters to Santa and Dog Cookie Decorating at the Black Cat Gallery, 190 Front Street. The O’Tannenbaum Display at the Tioga History Museum, 110 Front Street, will be open for visitors to view and bid on dozens of beautif...

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November 25th, 2015

The Shops at Ithaca Mall, and The Noerr Programs host private photo sessions exclusively for families of children with special needs


The Shops at Ithaca Mall will welcome Santa Cares on Sunday, December 6 from 9am to 11am, allowing children with special needs to be welcomed into a photo environment designed to support their sensory, physical and developmental needs.
The event is a result of a joint partnership between, a national online resource hub and special needs com...

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The Rockwell Museum Presents First Annual Gingerbread Invitational

November 24th, 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 now through January 4, 2016. Throughout the holiday season, visitors to The Rockwell will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite creation to select the Community Choice Award


On December 3, 2015, The Rockwell will host an exhibitio...

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Holiday Open House Celebrates the 1960s

November 19th, 2015

In conjunction with Geneva Night Out on Friday, December 4, the Geneva Historical Society will hold a Holiday Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum. The house will be decorated for the Christmas season and there will be 1960s-style holiday treats and ornament-making activities during the evening.

During the event, the Historical Society will also be conducting a History Harvest to collect material related to Geneva during the 1960s. The Historical Society is seeking items that help tell ...

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