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Three Finger Lakes Wine Estates to Launch First Ever European Wine Company

October 7th, 2013

NEW YORK, October 4, 2013 - This month, three vintners from the Finger Lakes will head to Europe, stepping up their global presence with the launch of a new European business venture.  Scott Osborn of Fox Run Vineyards, John Martini of Anthony Road Wine Company and Chris Missick of Villa Bellangelo, have come together with European partner, Christian Claessens, to create the first-ever Finger Lakes European importing company. Based in Luxembourg, the company will forge new ground overseas, importing and dis...

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Haunted History Trail of NYS Comes Alive in Tioga County

October 4th, 2013

Owego, NY -- Tioga County is participating in a new statewide paranormal trail that includes hauntings and ghostly events in Tioga County, along with 12 additional counties across the state.

From Rolling Hills Asylum in Genesee County, to Wing’s Castle in the Hudson

Valley, follow the legends, hauntings, and spooky heritage of the Empire State's most historic sites. Joining the trail in Tioga includes the haunted guided tours at the Owego Parkview Restaurant, Zombieland at Turkey ...

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Finger Lakes Trail and the Interloken Trail in the Finger Lakes National Forest are OPEN

October 4th, 2013

The Finger Lakes Trail and the Interloken Trail in the Finger Lakes National Forest are OPEN to the public. 

Furthermore, the Schuyler County Sheriff informed me that there is NO CLOSURE to the National Forest for recreational use, and that the only closure is that of the District Ranger Station.  The Sheriff is not ticketing parked cars in proper parking areas, nor anyone else using the Finger Lakes Trail system.  As always, all emergencies in the Finger Lakes National Forest should be reported to the Sc...

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American Planning Association Designates Corning's Market Street a Top 10 Great Street for 2013

October 4th, 2013

Corning, NY - October 4, 2013 - The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of Market Street as one of 10 Great Streets for 2013. Each year during National Community Planning Month APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces to highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs.


APA singled out Market Street for its Victorian architecture, efforts by c...

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Celebrate Autumn with the Glass Farmers Market at The Corning Museum of Glass

October 3rd, 2013

CORNING, NY—Choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, apples and more at The Corning Museum of Glass Farmers Market, October 12-14, 2013. The event takes place 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the entrance to the Museum. 

On Saturday, October 12, the Museum’s GlassMarket will also feature Personal  appearances by Ricky Bernstein from Penrose Glass Jewelry, and Jena Lane Blair from Fenton Art Glass. A trunk show of Venetian beaded jewelry from Marco Polo Designers™ will also be on view, all w...

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Legacy Continues into 4th Generation

October 1st, 2013

Hammondsport, New York – October 1, 2013 – The Frank family wine legacy that started with Dr. Konstantin Frank in the early 1960’s is officially continuing into its fourth generation with the arrival of Meaghan Frank to the family business this October.  Meaghan is the daughter of current winery president, Fred Frank and the great granddaughter of Dr. Konstantin Frank.  Her arrival to the winery is both historic and exciting for the winery and the region.

The Frank family is well known in the U.S. industry...

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National Toy Hall of Fame Reveals 2013 Toy Finalists

October 1st, 2013

ROCHESTER, New York—Which toys will make it into the hallowed halls of the National Toy Hall of Fame this November? Will My Little Pony gallop away with the honor? Will Pac-Man gobble up his opponents? Or, will rubber duck squeak by the competition?  

The National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong® in Rochester, New York, today announced the 12 finalists for induction into the hall: bubbles, chess, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-Man,...

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Finger Lakes Young Professionals Gather for October Networking Social

October 1st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Finger Lakes Young Professionals (FLYP) is the connective gathering of young professionals within the Finger Lakes region, encompassing Rochester, Syracuse, Corning and everywhere in between. All are welcomed to join in monthly networking socials to make connections, expand their professional circle and share experiences while living and working in the Finger Lakes. FLYP aims to bring together young professionals via networking socials, recreational activities, and charitable events....

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New York State of Mind Dinner and Awards Ceremony

September 26th, 2013

New York State of Mind 2013  
Dinner & First Annual Awards

Join us for our biggest annual fall fundraiser - a wine and culinary celebration featuring the finest food and wines from New York, music, and live auction!

This year's event will feature the first annual New York State of Mind Awards where we honor those in the state that promote New York food, beverage, agriculture and tourism!

This year's honorees are (view press release):

Eat NY: 61local

Drink NY: Brooklyn Winery

Love NY: Watkins Glen...

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Genevan To Discuss Vietnam War Experience

September 25th, 2013

September 25, 2013

Geneva, N.Y.: The second lecture in the Geneva Historical Society's Fall Lecture Series is drawn from a recently published book by a local veteran of the Vietnam War. David Lee Foster will present “Conquering the Power of Death: A Vietnam Survival Story” on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. His presentation and book are based on his experience serving in the U.S. Marines during the war. He will acquaint the audience with those Genevans who died as a result of their service in Vietnam,...

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