What do Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera and (soon) Canandaigua Academy have in common? They’ve
Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:00 AM by Jake Banas
Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:00 PM by Cindy McVey
On June 1, the Geneva Music Festival (GMF) will kick off its 2017 season, a three-week run of local concerts featuring music that appeals to a variety of ages and tastes. Here are just six of the reasons to look forward to this year’s music festival:
Monday, March 13, 2017 3:00 PM by David Lee
March means maple here in the Finger Lakes and boy do we have some greats ways to experience all that syrup! New York State Maple weekends are a great way to get into the action and get those taste buds stimulated!
Fun Fact: Did you know that New York State is the second largest maple syrup producer in the United States?
Women make history every day, but we Americans tend to save the celebration for March, thanks to proclamations signed by President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1987, respectively. Carter created a National Women’s History Week from March 2-8, and Reagan extended it to the entire month.
Living in Ontario County, I am reminded about some of our lady history makers every day with the architecture I see, the artwork I admire and the stories I hear on a regular basis.
When winter weather comes to the northeast, a few misguided folk flock to the south but they don't know what they're missing! While the south may be warmer during the winter, there are plenty of ways to escape, relax and rejuvenate right here in the Finger Lakes that you would miss out on.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:00 PM by Carol Hicks
For over 50 years and counting...the great Naples Grape Festival has transformed the quaint, peaceful village of Naples, NY into the center of the universe for one amazing weekend in September.
From Pidgey to Pikachu we’ve got ‘em all in the Finger Lakes. Because of the mobile nature of Pokémon GO, the hit game from Niantic and The Pokémon Company, people of all ages are getting outdoors, moving and exploring. Here are some of our suggestions for family friendly places that are great for taking a tour, general hanging out, or learning something new, and also happen to be great for finding Pokémon.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:31 PM by Jake Banas
I realize I may get some flak for writing about Christmas before Thanksgiving (my mother, for example, would be appalled). But, at least to me, the spirit of the holiday season definitely starts to build up even before Turkey Day. Many towns have holiday lights in the park, or lights on homes, but in Canandaigua we have trees in houses.
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.
“Grape Pie Capital of the World” or “Finger Lakes Simplicity” or “Easy like Sunday Morning” or “Nooks and Crannies” or “Where People are Just Plain Nice.”
What is the potential tagline for Naples, New York? When you work in tourism your mind often goes to taglines. What quick phrase can sum up the feeling you have when you’re in a place? Naples is a small village of approximately 1,200 residents who are gearing up for what some estimate to be visitors to the tune of 70,000 or more for the Naples Grape Festival. The folks in Naples sure appreciate all those visitors, and the festival remains our most requested special event. Why not, we all agree. It’s fun, it’s busy, it’s purple, it’s tasty. And, despite all of this, I suggest that people take the time to visit the “non-grape-festival-weekend” Naples as well. Why? Well, let’s get back to the title conundrum. What is Naples, NY?