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Class Air Act Sport Helicopter at Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery October 19, 20, 26 and 27

October 15th, 2013

The Class Air Act Helicopter will be back at Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery (Rte 89, 10 miles north of Ithaca) on October 19, 20, 26 and 27, weather dependent.  This sport helicopter (takes 1-3 passengers at a time) cannot fly in rain or very windy conditions.  Cost is TBD and based on time in the air.  We provide only the landing space so if people call the winery 607-387-9619 on the 19th around 11 a.m. we should have more details from the company to share with you.  Or just drive down the roadwa...

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Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling Listed as Top Riesling in New York Times Article

October 11th, 2013

Hammondsport, New York – October 11, 2013 –  New York Times wine writer, Eric Asimov recently completed a tasting of Rieslings from top Finger Lakes producers and listed the Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling as the number one Riesling in his article, “In the Finger Lakes, Devotion to Riesling Shows”. 

For the tasting, Asimov was joined by Florence Fabricant, fellow New York Times writer, Thomas Pastuszak, wine director at the NoMad and Pascaline Lepeltier, wine director at Rouge Tomate.

Asimov noted that, “Our ...

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October 9th, 2013
Historical and Contemporary Examples Brought to Light by Speakers Peter Jemison and Sally Roesch Wagner
Victor, NY—Mary Jemison and Matilda Joslyn Gage will be the historical examples used in “Adopting ‘In’: Preserving Iroquois Traditional Community,” the second lecture on Thursday, October 24 in Friends of Ganondagan’s Native American Lecture Series at Nazareth College’s Shults Center.

Speakers G. Peter Jemison (Seneca), eighth generation descendent of Mary Jemison, and Ganondagan site manager; an...

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Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Fall Open House

October 8th, 2013
WHAT:    Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Spring Open House
WHEN:    October 12 & 13
TIME:      10am-5pm
WHERE:  The 12 Farms of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail
It's our popular Columbus Day Weekend 2-Day Open House, and we invite you to spend some time on the farms, sampling our cheeses, meeting our animals, and learning our process. Family friendly. No admission fee. Please use our map and plan your route...

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Community Conversation on the History of Schools in Geneva

October 8th, 2013

This fall the Geneva Historical Society will host a continuation of last year’s successful program, Community Conversations: Dialogues About Geneva History, with a new installment focused on the history of Geneva’s schools. The program will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7pm at the Geneva High School Library.

This informal program is an opportunity to learn and to share. Following a brief overview of the history of schooling in Geneva, Society staff will share some of the material from our collect...

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The Corning Museum of Glass Appoints Dr. Marvin Bolt as its First Curator of Science and Technology

October 8th, 2013

CORNING, NY, October 7, 2013—The Corning Museum of Glass has appointed Dr. Marvin Bolt, vice president for collections at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, as its first curator of science and technology. He will assume his role in November 2013 and be responsible for managing the Museum’s science and technology collection, exhibitry and programming. 

“The Corning Museum of Glass is unique in its focus on a single material that has applications in both art and industry, and is a pioneer in the app...

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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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