One year ago, November 5th, life changed for me.  I became one of those people - a grandmother.  Most of you probably already know this because, yes, I have taken all the liberties associated with my new position.  I have pictures on my smart phone, ready for anyone's viewing pleasure.  I have videos of a little tiny person who has simply found "the horn" on a little tractor, and for some reason that fascinates me to watch him blow that horn for longer than the average attention span on YouTube these days.  My mind occasionally devolves into thinking in rhymes and reminiscing about itsy-bitsy spiders.

Celebrate National Sandwich Day in the Finger Lakes!

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 PM by AJ Shear

I have nothing against the Subway restaurants and their famous “Sandwich Artists” who make 100s of sandwiches day in and day out. But, I will say, I think Ontario County restaurants are home to the real sandwich artists! In honor of Nov. 3, National Sandwich Day, I’m going to give you a few Insider Tips on some of my favorite sandwiches!

A few weeks ago my wife asks me, “Let’s spend the day down in Naples and do something fun?”  I replied, “Sounds like a plan!” Having a 7 month old and in the midst of remodeling our kitchen - time poverty was high in the “Lee” household. 

The next challenge, secure a babysitter. Success! We found a babysitter and had 4 hours to experience Naples! We know that isn't enough time but off we went. I planned a quick itinerary in my head that started us out in South Bristol and finished in the heart of Naples.  To my surprise, the majority of these upcoming stops my wife had never experienced before and that was about to change!

A Finger Lakes Adventure

Thursday, September 4, 2014 11:26 AM by Michelle Dawson

Mi”chelle” is coming out of her shell!

I moved to the Finger Lakes area 22 years ago from the sunshine state of Arizona. And, since I grew up there, I had always considered it my home. The reason I have always felt Arizona was my home is I never took the time or the effort to go out and see what the Finger Lakes area truly had to offer me until I took my position here at the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection (“FLVC”).

A day at the Ontario County Fair

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 AM by Laurie Gifford Adams

Insider's note: In honor of this year's Ontario County Fair, we're bringing back a blog about 2011's fair by Insider Laurie Adams. For more information about this year's fair which runs July 22 - 26, make sure to visit www.ontariocountyfair.org.

 

 

Where can you take your family for a few hours of fun and entertainment and only have to spend $5?

One place in the Finger Lakes is The Ontario County Fair in Canandaigua. For a $5 parking fee per vehicle, you enter the fairgrounds and never have to spend another cent unless you choose to. While the fair offers exhibits and many programs that are free to the public, very few of us can walk away from a country fair without spending a little more money to enjoy the other amenities the fair has to offer. But, I lured you with the tease that you don't have to spend more than $5, so first I'll explain how you can have a good time on so little money.  What can you do for free?