Posts from September 2015

The Naples Grape Festival, held the last week of September since 1961, celebrates the area’s grape harvest, as well as local business owners, artists, farmers, musicians... I could go on.  For me, it also means celebrating the close of summer, and welcoming the start of fall. Knowing that some of you may have missed the festival this year or in past years due to other obligations – work, school, travel, Sunday football – let’s take a trip down festival memory lane and look through some of my favorite Instagram photos from the last few years of the Naples Grape Festival.

You are never too old for a field trip

Friday, September 11, 2015 2:44 PM by Karen Miltner

Everyone who works at the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection just happens to live in different parts of Ontario County. So we have a lot of collective home turf expertise. 

Earlier this week, we spent the day in the “twin villages” of Manchester and Shortsville, as well as a mid-day stop in Clifton Springs. For those of us who live in other parts of the county, the day was filled with a lot of “I didn’t know that” moments. Here are my favorites.

The Finger Lakes-Wyoming Connections

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:36 AM by Karen Miltner

I love to travel because it lets me experience people and places that are new and different and invigorating in ways I could never have imagined.

Yet inevitably if I come across something that reminds me of home, it makes me feel all that more connected to this new destination.

Two weeks ago I took part in a press tour in and around Cody, Wyoming, joining our friends at the Midwest Travel Writers Association who held their fall conference there.

It’s a burning Ring of Fire!

Friday, September 4, 2015 3:17 PM by David Lee

Say it isn’t so, but let’s send-off summer with a celebration! The nights are getting cooler; the days are getting shorter; it’s time for the annual Ring of Fire. Labor Day weekend is upon us.

To a visitor, you may think we are crazy or had a little too much fun this summer. Seeing that every store for the last month has road flares up and down the aisles. One must wonder what’s up with all these flares. But these Ring of Fire flares are used for an ode to the past, a Seneca tradition of thanksgiving.

A Finger Lakes Labor Day Weekend on a Harley!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:42 PM by Sue Schmidt

I am a creature of habit doing things that I enjoy and this year isn’t going to be any different. Scott and I are counting down until Sunday, September 6th to ride in Marty’s 30th annual Labor Day Poker Run for motorcycles (the majority are Harleys but all are welcome to join in).