Many people were dreaming of a white Christmas earlier this week. We're headed into our snowiest months of the year here in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes, and what a beautiful time it is! We wanted to share some of our favorite winter wonderland photos with you... continue reading
Every year, we work hard to come up with a creative holiday card. It's become somewhat of a tradition. It's always a challenge to see if we can outdo whatever we did the previous year. People actually request to be added to our mailing list. We have tons of fun with it,... continue reading
Tiffany & Treasures Trail
You don't need me to tell you, it's crunch time when it comes to holiday shopping. We're in the final two weeks before Christmas, and hopefully you've made a dent in your shopping list. I certainly need to step up my game. Something I... continue reading
Winter Over Keuka Lake
When the temperatures are below freezing, a trip to Upstate New York might not be high on your list of winter escapes, but that's where you'd be missing out. If it's not the sight of the snow sparkling as it descends to meet Keuka Lake that warms... continue reading
Crystal City Christmas
Last week, we talked about something that's an annual tradition for so many people in Corning, the Parade of Lights. We discussed how the format is changing this year - from a traditional parade to a stationary one. Very cool... continue reading
Parade of Lights
Just when you start to think some things never change...
For 18 years, I've watched the Parade of Lights make its way through Corning's Gaffer District the Saturday following Thanksgiving. I know I'm not alone. The Parade of Lights, much like Sparkle the... continue reading
I don't know how it happens, but every year the holiday shopping season seems to arrive earlier and earlier. One minute we're picking out Halloween costumes, and the next, the shopping malls are adorned with Christmas trees and twinkling lights. And bargains abound! If I... continue reading
Dr. Frank Awards
While 2012 marked the very special 50th anniversary of Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, 2013 has been a remarkable year for recognition and growth for New York State's most award-winning winery. So far this year, Dr. Frank's has won 111 gold medals for... continue reading
Ann Recotta, owner of Soulshine Studio Bead Shop.
When Ann Recotta signed up for a beading class with her daughters nearly a decade ago, she had no idea it would turn into a passion, and eventually a business. But she loved it from the very beginning, and started making... continue reading
Deer season is upon us, and the cold weather is here to help our bow hunters. Regular season starts November 16, so to get some hunters excited, I figured a photo blog post was just the ticket. I've let the experts give you tips, and tell you about hunting land, but this... continue reading
Hidden inside world class museums, everyday churches, studios, and the galleries of the Finger Lakes you'll find treasures both big and small waiting to be discovered. Whether you are admiring stained-glass windows, checking out a pottery studio, or getting hands-on with...
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