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Blog Entries in 2010

Shopping, decorating, and running here, there and everywhere to make sure every last holiday item is in's exhausting! Then add in those can't-miss events like the kids' holiday concerts at school, caroling with the Girl Scouts, church pageants, and gift-wrapping... continue reading
Having a large family, my parents spent a lot of time shuttling the six of us to piano lesson 171 Cedar Arts Center s, dance  lessons, drum lessons, voice lessons, football practice, volleyball practice, banjo lessons, rehearsal for the musical at both schools, etc.... continue reading
Whingblinger As summer wanes, it's important to remind ourselves that that doesn't mean the fun is over. Corning & the Finger Lakes is a year-round destination and, as such, there's still so much left to do every day. As a matter of fact, the end of summer marks the... continue reading
Cool and Fun, Events, Family Fun, History, Wine Fun
Steuben County Fair Whenever I think of the county fair, I'm suddenly a kid again, walking along the dirt path between old wooden buildings, zigzagging around the many booths set up with games of chance and skill and strength, passing the midway and all those whizzing... continue reading
Events, History
Verticality! Poags Hole Climb - photo by Karen Mellott Not only is it fun to say, it's flat out cool to experience. Just the word itself has a charge to it, like there's all this energy working its way up to the surface, up to the very top of something. There are phrases... continue reading
Events, Lodging, Outdoor Recreation
Motorcycles in Canisteo - photo by Kiersten Ordway "Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window." I came across the anonymous quote above and three others today that got me thinking about this week's topic. Each of the quotes - like "Four wheels move... continue reading
Attractions, Events, History, Museums
Finger Lakes Trail - photo by Jim Connors It's summer! School's out, the water's warmer, the days longer, and the air feels a little easier to breathe. I don't know about you, but I'm solar-powered and I seem to have this extra gear in summertime, this get out of the... continue reading
Outdoor Recreation
Parkland Berry Farm There are some activities that just sing of the season, activities that offer hands-on fun for the whole family and the chance not merely to be out in nature, but to connect with it on a very fundamental level. Berry picking is one such activity. I... continue reading
Attractions, Dining, Family Fun
Artemus A town gets its character from the buildings that line its streets and the people who call it home. For decades, main streets all across the country have been fading away. But when you step onto the brick sidewalks of Corning's Gaffer District and take in the... continue reading
Attractions, Events, History, Wine Fun
Photo courtesy of Tour de Keuka As spring continues to blossom into summer, more and more people are finding their way outdoors. Many arrive somewhat stunned from the cold dark days of winter, but now that the sun lingers in the sky a bit longer, shares it's warmth a bit... continue reading
Attractions, Events, Outdoor Recreation

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Camping and Outdoor Adventures: A Match Made in the Finger Lakes
It seems fitting that both camping and the great outdoors are nationally celebrated during the month of June. Spend your days exploring scenic biking trails, woodsy hiking trails, and fishing on Keuka Lake. End your nights around a crackling campfire with a star covered sky...
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