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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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20th Edition of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles Opens Nov. 29

November 8th, 2013

No, you’re not seeing triple.
When the World’s Smallest Christmas Parade kicks off Nov. 29, opening the 20th anniversary season of Dickens Christmas, it will feature three renditions of Charles Dickens.
Jim Greene, who has played Dickens for more than a decade, will be joined by the production’s first Dickens, Ted Davenport, grand marshal for the parade, and Kim Tenreiro, who will present a one-man dramatization of “A Christmas Carol” during the show’s final weekend.
The parade starts at noon at the S...

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George Eastman House announces Dr. Lisa Hostetler as Curator-in-Charge of its Department of Photography

November 8th, 2013

Rochester, N.Y., November 8, 2013-George Eastman House announced today the appointment of Lisa Hostetler, PhD, as Curator-in-Charge of its Department of Photography. She will assume this role prior to year-end.


Hostetler brings almost 20 years of academic and museum experience to her new position with George Eastman House. She is currently the McEvoy Family Curator for Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.


Hostetler was previously curator of photographs at the Milwau...

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Community Can Help Knit a Scarf for Artemus at The Rockwell!

November 7th, 2013

Corning, NY, November 6, 2013—Artemus, the buffalo bursting through the façade of The Rockwell Museum, doesn’t have much to keep him warm in the Corning cold, so local knitters at Wooly Minded on Market Street will knit Artemus a red-and-green scarf to wear during the bitter winter months. Knitters from the community are invited to help knit and crochet the scarf, which will take approximately 6,500 yards of yarn to complete.


Artemus’ scarf will be two-feet wide and 20-25 feet long to accommodate his 60...

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Santa Claus is coming to town

November 7th, 2013

 Santa will arrive at Destiny USA on Friday, November 8


Syracuse, NY – Destiny USA will host Santa Claus’ grand arrival on Friday, November 8. Activities will start at 5pm, with Santa arriving to Destiny USA’s canyon area on the first level at 6:00pm.


Children are welcome to join in holiday activities including cookie decorating from Great American Cookies, arts and crafts and hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts. Starting at 6pm, Santa will be available to photo packages with children at his new home a...

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November 6th, 2013


Personal story and available resources shared in final lecture
Victor, NY—The impact of children being adopted “out” of their traditional Native American culture has long-term ramifications both for the individual and for the culture left behind, often erasing Native identity and compromising a sense of self and personal and cultural “belonging.”  
On Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm, Ronnie Reitter (Seneca), Ganondagan State Historic Site interpreter and former foster child, is joined by Native gen...

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George Eastman House Kicks off Holiday Season with Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display on November 13

November 5th, 2013

Rochester, N.Y., November 5, 2013 - Join us at George Eastman House, your home for the holidays, for the 18th annual Sweet Creations gingerbread house display, a roster of holiday films, Holiday Homecoming celebration with Santa, and tabletop tree and wreath displays. The historic house will be elaborately decorated.


Holiday Decorations

The National Historic Landmark home of George Eastman will be decorated for the season in turn-of-the-20th-century holiday style from mid-Novemb...

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Singin' in the Rain Kicks Off Series of 1920s Events

November 5th, 2013

For Immediate Release

November 5, 2013

Come enjoy one of the most acclaimed musicals of all time on the big screen on Thursday, November 14 at The Smith Opera House. The Geneva Historical Society and the Smith Center for the Arts present the 1952 classic Hollywood musical Singin' in the Rain starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The movie kicks off a winter of 1920s themed-events leading up to a Speakeasy fundraiser for the Society at Belhurst on January 17.

Singin' in the Rain imagines the trials of ...

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Americana Vineyards and The Crystal Lake Cafe to co-host Taste of Fall

November 4th, 2013

(Interlaken, NY) Americana Vineyards Winery and the Crystal Lake Café are proud to announce their first-ever harvest dinner, Taste of Fall, on Tuesday, November 19. The five-course dinner will highlight the fall flavors of the Finger Lakes, using many local and seasonal products and produce in its from-scratch preparation the Café is famous for. Each course will be paired with an Americana wine, local hard cider, beer and spirits.
Winery owner Joe Gober explains. "Our Café grows many of their own ingredien...

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