Category - Press Releases

January 15, 2014 – [For immediate release] - Newly launched Finger Lakes Yogascapes is attracting national attention and participation for its yoga and physical adventure escapes. The company aims to take regional and seasonal retreats to a new level, showcasing Canandaigua Lake’s natural beauty, New York wines and culinary delights, and other unique, local attractions. 

Celebrate National Pie Day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:34 PM by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Naples, N.Y. - Not many people outside of New York State get to experience the grape pie. It's unique to the Finger Lakes Region and has remained an elusive foodie delight in our area since the 1960s. But this year, Arbor Hill is making the famous Naples Grape Pie available for all to try. Whether you are observing National Pie Day on January 23 or National Pi Day on March 14, a grape pie is a great way to celebrate. 

Canandaigua, NY (January 7, 2014), With frozen smiles are their faces diehard skiers and snowboarders converged on Bristol Mountain today.  The same theme was heard from all, “Protecting exposed skin, layering clothes and frequent breaks is the key to getting quality runs in on the slopes in this type of weather condition”.  On a break, seventy-seven year old season passholder,  Ed Cook described the conditions as fine today.  When asked if he was going back out after his coffee break he, gave an enthusiastic, “Yep!, It’s a good day to ski”. 

Bristol Valley Theater, Naples’ award-winning live professional theater, will reprise their annual FALL FOLK FEST every Saturday night in October. This rich harvest of music features some of the region's most popular folk groups. For the first time this year, the final concert will be held at BREW & BRATS at ARBOR HILL, which has sponsored the FOLK FEST since its premier in 2010.  

Built by John and Margaret Johnston in the 1820s, the Johnston House originally sat on an important farm where John Johnston became a well-known advocate of improved farming techniques. Johnston was the first American farmer to use soil drainage tiles to increase productivity on his farm, which was considered by some in the 19th century to be “the most important agricultural spot in America.” 

Join the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection as it unveils the photography, art, local products and people of Ontario County that helped to make the happiest Visitors Guide ever. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is showcasing travel happiness in Ontario County with the 2013 Travel Happiness Art Show. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Hazlitt Red Cat Cellars in Naples.