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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Embraces Classic Holiday Traditions With the Return of Annual Dickens Dinner on Dec. 12 & 19

November 21st, 2013

SKANEATELES, N.Y. – Nov. 20, 2013 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and hotel guests and local visitors of Mirbeau Inn & Spa can take comfort in holiday traditions with the return of the award-winning inn’s annual A Dinner with Dickens & Friends on Thursday, Dec. 12 and 19. Open to the public, the fun-filled festive evenings will feature costumed characters performing a live rendition of the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, presented by Scarlett Rat Entertainment, known for their appearance in...

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Beachcomber to Open Year Round

November 20th, 2013


For the FIRST TIME in 15 Years, The Beachcomber on Conesus Lake is staying open all winter long! 
Hours are:
Wed-Fri. 4pm
Sat. & Sun. at 12pm


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Chateau Frank Celebre One of the "Year's Best US Sparkling Wines" in Wine & Spirits Magazine

November 19th, 2013

Hammondsport, New York – November 19, 2013 – The Chateau Frank Célèbre was included among the “Year’s Best Sparkling Wines” in the December 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine.  Made from estate grown Riesling in the traditional methode champenoise, Chateau Frank Célèbre is the only Finger Lakes sparkling wine on the list consisting of primarily west coast sparkling wine producers.

Wine & Spirits Magazine also gave Chateau Frank Célèbre a “90 Point” rating and described the wine as “brisk, lemony and tho...

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Project 4: Artists-in-the-Schools

November 19th, 2013

Ithaca, NY (11/19/13) - Hangar Theatre's Project 4 program celebrates its nineteenth year of introducing theatre as an educational tool in local fourth grade classrooms. Fulfilling the company's mission to support community arts education and outreach, the Hangar collaborates with schools to establish residencies for teaching artists. These artists work with classroom teachers and students to create original plays and music based on the school's curriculum. The works are then performed for the entire school...

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Holiday Hours at the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall

November 18th, 2013

Holiday Hours for The Shops at Ithaca Mall

The Shops at Ithaca Mall announces the following Holiday Hours:

  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28 – Mall Opens at 8PM with the exception of
  • Black Friday, November 29; 12AM – 10PM
  • Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24; 8AM to 5PM
  • Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25; Closed
  • New Year’s Eve and Day, December 31 and January 1; 10AM to 5PM
    • Old Navy  9AM – 4PM, reopens 7PM
    • Best Buy 6PM opening

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Historic Firearms Exhibit Opens at the Rockwell Museum

November 18th, 2013

CORNING, N.Y. – On Wednesday, November 20, the new exhibit, Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Historic Firearms from the Robert F. Rockwell III Collection, will open at The Rockwell Museum.

The Rockwell Museum is proud to display an important selection of historic long arms and handguns from the Robert F. “Bobby” Rockwell, III collection. Over the past 4 decades, Bobby has amassed an impressive collection of over 800 historic firearms. His fascination began more than 40 years ago when he began firing antique firear...

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Bristol Valley Theater Summer 2014 - 50th Anniversary Season!

November 12th, 2013

 Best prices of the year: now through Jan. 31st!

Season Subscription - $155
Senior Subscription (60+) - $150
Triple Play - $87 (pick any three shows)
Vacationer's Pass (Our "flex" pass) - $336 (12 tickets to use in any combination at any show!)
Children's Subscriptions (18 and under) - $60

 For more information, or to reserve seats today, call: (585) 374-9032

Each show runs for two weeks: WEEK ONE: Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm  
WEEK TWO: Wednesday-Thursday 2pm, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm


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Literature on the Lake Series Continues at Dorie's Bakery:

November 11th, 2013

Wells College alumna presents nonfiction works


Aurora, N.Y.—On November 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Inns of Aurora will present the next in its Literature on the Lake series, in partnership with the Wells College Visiting Writers Series.  The event will take place at the newly renovated Dorie’s Bakery, and will feature Wells alumna Kayleen Wilkinson reading original works. Coffee, desserts, pastries, and ice cream will be offered for sale at Dorie’s Bakery during the reading.


Kayleen Wilkinson has ha...

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The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert at Hangar Theatre

November 11th, 2013

One Night Only: December 21 at 8pm

Local folk-rock favorites perform original songs and

seasonal selections from cultures around the world.

The Hangar partners with Food Bank of the Southern Tier

to kick off a food drive and raise awareness.


Ithaca, NY (11/08/13) - After the smash-hit folk-rock tribute Back to the Garden, Hangar Theatre announces The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert as a continuation of its CabarETC series. After a recent tour to Ireland, The Burns Sisters retur...

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November 8th, 2013

Penn Yan, NY (October 21, 2013) – Ruth Reid, Front Desk Representative/Breakfast Attendant of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Vineyard Inn & Suites in Penn Yan, NY was recently honored with the Heroic Hospitality Stars Award as Front Desk Attendant of the Year. Ruth was presented with the award at Best Western International’s Convention held recently in San Antonio, Texas, in front of more than 2,000 industry peers.

The select honor recognizes and celebrates individuals who have demonstrated superior customer care a...

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