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Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine


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Ithaca Festival gets a facelift

After 30 years of ducking in and out of May's rain showers, Ithaca Festival will take over the Cayuga Lake waterfront and downtown Commons during the summer solstice, June 19 to 22. It offers an expanded four-day schedule of live music, arts and crafts, local foods, wines and shoreline scenery. Read more

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Spring Hike


June 1 …Art Inspiration 2008
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June 6 …Lake to Lake Sports Car Ramble
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June 7…Old Ways Days
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June 7-8 & 28-29…Barbecue at the Wineries 
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June 14…A Peek into Rookery Life
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June 15…5th Annual Wildflowers and Wine Festival
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June 19-22…Ithaca Festival: “I Am Ithaca!”
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June 20…Twilight Tasting:
Captivating Cabernets & Meritage
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June 20-22…Rochester Harbor and Carousel Festival
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June 28-29…Morehouse Boat Owners’ Reunion 
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June 29…Surprise at Fort Stanwix
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Through 2008…“From Plate to Print: Photographic Glass Plate Exhibit”
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Saving Money on Gas in
the Finger Lakes
New York state is offering packages and incentives that conserve gas, giving travelers the opportunity to get away without worrying about the cost of fuel. Gas-saving incentives offered by businesses and organizations in the Finger Lakes include…
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Restored Painting Returns
to Cayuga Museum

“Portrait of the Beardsley Children” has returned to the Cayuga Museum after extensive conservation at West Lake Conservators of Skaneateles. The painting is part of an ongoing exhibit…
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New Resource for Birders
and Scientists 

NestWatch is a new, free, citizen science project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology…
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Learn How to Apply for an Arts Grant
Grant amounts range from $500 to $5,000 for 2009 arts programming in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties…
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Onondaga Historical Association Recognizes Locals’ Contributions
The Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center (OHA) will present its OHA medal to recognize individuals for their eminent contributions to local history…
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The Summer Issue is almost here!

Ithaca's First Scottish Festival Takes Shape
By Kari Anderson
Bagpipe players, dancers and athletes will gather to compete at the Pinecreek Campground. Read More

In the Kitchen: From the Water to the Grill
By Chef Eric Smith, New York Wine and Culinary Center
It’s 6 a.m. and Grandpa is persistent. “Get up and out on the water!” he says, even though we’ve never had a bite until way after 8. Read More

Farmland to Forest: Part 2 – The Pioneer Farmer
Photos and story by Bill Banaszewski

This is part two of a four-part story about the land surrounding the Finger Lakes and the wildlife and people who inhabited it. Read More

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