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Naples Grape Pie: A Finger Lakes Must-Have for Family Gatherings

Unique to the Finger Lakes, Grape Pies were created in the 1950s and credited to long time Naples, NY resident Irene Bouchard. Best made with grapes freshly picked in the late summer and early fall, the rich purple color and texture reminds me a bit of blueberry pie, only better. Once you bite into a slice of this deliciously juicy, sweet but tart pie you are sure to crave a whole pie! …

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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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Bristol Valley Theater—Live from the Finger Lakes!

The Summer Season at Bristol Valley Theater—or BVT, as us locals like to call it—kicks off in a few weeks! I’m all about local theater, and BVT has that cool community theater vibe, yet the actors come from all across the US. They attract some of the very best talent in the biz!Tucked away in Naples, New York, you'll find an intimate theater, top-notch wardrobe and props, and some of the very best talent around. Make plans now to check out a show this season…

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Solar Eclipse in the Finger Lakes: What You Need to Know

On Monday, August 21, people across North America will experience an event that hasn’t occurred here in 38 years: a solar eclipse. This celestial event occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking all or part of the sun. If you want to witness the great American eclipsefirst hand, here is what you need to know about watching the eclipse in the Finger Lakes. …

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