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New Year’s Resolutions Finger Lakes Style

Well, it’s that time of year again when people set lofty goals for the coming year - the dreaded list of New Year’s Resolutions! Here in the Finger Lakes Region you can easily set achievable goals and actually have fun along the way. No need to feel overwhelmed, just make a commitment and enjoy your own personal journey to making 2022 a great year…

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7 Finger Lakes Gifts for Mother’s Day Quarantine Breakout Year

Last year, our team member, Kendall,wrote this blog for our quarantined selves and mothers. I thought it was worthy of a reprise with just a few edits. Given that many moms are freer this year because of vaccines, we know that there are a lot of reunions going. Many of Kendall's great ideas from last year are still great ideas for this year! Read on! For all of us, Mother’s Day is going to look a bit different this year. You may have been spending extra time with your mom than normal or unable to see her due to distance or because one (or both!) of you are essential workers. No matter how your Mother’s Day might look this year, here are 7 ways to show your mom, or the maternal figure in your life, just how much they mean to you! Many will even offer shipping right to her front door. …

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Best Places to Bike in Ontario County

One of the top reasons to visit the Finger Lakes is to experience the natural beauty and breathtaking vistas (after the wine, of course!). With rolling hillsides, wide open spaces and breathtaking views, cycling through the Finger Lakes is an optimal way to explore the region…

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7 Finger Lakes Gifts for Mother’s Day in Quarantine

Last year, our team member, Kendall,wrote this blog for our quarantined selves and mothers. I thought it was worthy of a reprise with just a few edits. Given that many moms are freer this year because of vaccines, we know that there are a lot of reunions going. Many of Kendall's great ideas from last year are still great ideas for this year! Read on! For all of us, Mother’s Day is going to look a bit different this year. You may have been spending extra time with your mom than normal or unable to see her due to distance or because one (or both!) of you are essential workers. No matter how your Mother’s Day might look this year, here are 7 ways to show your mom, or the maternal figure in your life, just how much they mean to you! Many will even offer shipping right to her front door. …

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Mother’s Day: The Isabella Spa Way

I know the drill. It’s the week before Mother’s Day and you’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike. Your mom deserves her own private island, but you only have enough money for a beach chair or two. What do you do? That’s where I come in…

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5 Finger Lakes Sandwiches to Sink Your Teeth Into

The sandwich is a timeless classic with seemingly infinite arrangements. To craft the perfect sandwich is unto itself an art, so much so that those who craft them have been affectionately dubbed sandwich artists (just ask Subway)! In Ontario County’s Finger Lakes, we have sandwiches to rival our fiercest competitors, no matter how stacked the competition is. I love sandwiches, and our area has some of the best. Here are a few of my faves! …

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FLX Live—The New Sound of the Finger Lakes

Bluegrass music may have started in the southern Appalachian region of the United States, but it has found a home in the Finger Lakes, and that home has a brand new beautiful room in Geneva called FLX Live. Earlier this summer, a fellow FLX Insider (Carol Hicks) and I ventured into downtown Geneva…

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Immerse Yourself in Geneva’s Music & Performing Arts Scene

Any resident of Geneva will tell you that arts and the performing arts play a big part in making Geneva “Uniquely Urban.” The past is presented in the story and architecture of the Dove Block, on the Seneca Lake Mural, and the Musselman Wall; but here are ways you can discover Geneva’s next big hit…

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