Lake Placid, N.Y. - At a presentation Thursday afternoon (June 19), AAA Northway President and CEO James Phelps presented Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, owners of Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for the 30th year in a row.
The time-honored property dates back to the 1920s. It is the second longest running AAA Four Diamond property in the entire state, behind just The Carlyle in Manhattan. In addition, The View Restaurant, located inside the hotel, collected the Four Diamond achievement for the seventh straight year.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Emmy® Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info and to purchase tickets.
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will make a major announcement regarding the cultural destination's economic impact on the region and New York State on July 1 at 1pm at the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center located at Fort Ticonderoga. The meeting will take place at 1pm. Call (518) 585-2821 or (518) 472-0060 for press pass or more details.
Featured speakers at the major announcement will include New York State Senator Betty Little; Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce; James McKenna, President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism; and Bill Grinnell, Ticonderoga Town Supervisor.
Buffalo, N.Y. - Recognizing the need for curricular-relevant programming in their Educational Tour Experiences, Buffalo Tours has introduced a series of Tours that engage students on multiple-levels and (according to one educator) "turn the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts!".
In the Spring of 2014 Buffalo Tours began modifying its traditional Buffalo City Hall and Queen City Downtown Tours in order to provide more opportunities for Student Groups to interact with the history, the structures and with the Docents who lead the Tours.
Elmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2014 summer tours on Tuesday, July 1. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between the Chemung County Historical Society and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in the area.
Guided tours aboard "The Elmiran" depart on the hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays from July 1 through August 30, and will be operating on July 4. Riders may board from the lobby of the Chemung Valley History Museum, located at 415 East Water Street in Elmira.
Come to our birthday celebrations and take a tour of the historic farmhouse used by General and Mrs. Washington as military headquarters during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War.
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