Author: Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week celebrates one of our country’s oldest alcoholic beverages, hard cider. The Finger Lakes Cider Alliance, a collaboration of local hard cider makers and orchardists, is thrilled to host the 3rd annual Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week! Craft Cider Week will run from October 3rd through October 12th, bringing together the widest variety of local ciders from the Finger Lakes. 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to Canandaigua to announce the long-awaited kick off of the North Shore project, a local lakeshore development initiative that will transform 21 acres of dilapidated property into residential, retail and commercial space. The Governor today announced $1.5 million in additional state assistance – on top of $1.5 million designated through the 2013 Regional Economic Development Council process – enabling Phase 1 of the $120 million project to begin this year. The project is expected to create 175 permanent jobs and 400 construction jobs. 

With five successful years under its belt, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival is partnering with the New York Wine & Culinary Center and the Canandaigua Rotary to make 2014 the best Riesling Festival yet. Presented by LNB (Lyons National Bank), the festival is set for August 9-10, 2014, along the Canandaigua City Pier and at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. This year’s festival is expected to be the largest fundraising weekend in the entire Finger Lakes region, drawing more than 30,000 attendees.