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Category - Finger Lakes

Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season

Apr 1, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Krenzer ChapparalSyracuse, N.Y. - Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing.

Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association/NMMA statistics showing 2015 could be a good year.

Destiny USA hosts The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Shoot Out in the Canyon event

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Preview event for the Turn-Around Jumpers Basketball Tournament to be held at Destiny USA

 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA is co-sponsoring a Turn-Around Jumpers free-throw shooting contest with Dick's Sporting Goods and Microsoft to benefit The Syracuse Area Salvation Army. The shoot out will be held in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 8 p.m.

The event will feature a free-throw shooting contest, fun prizes for participants and registration opportunities for the upcoming Basketball Tournament in June. All proceeds from the Shoot Out in the Canyon event will benefit The Salvation Army.

Campground Owners of New York honored by Camp Good Days and Special Times

Mar 17, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Association inducted into Ring of Honor during A Night of Gratitude

Rochester, N.Y. - Camp Good Days and Special Times inducted Campground Owners of New York (CONY) into its Ring of Honor at A Night of Gratitude dinner and ceremony, held February 27th at the Rochester Plaza Hotel, downtown Rochester, N.Y. CONY was among 23 inductees into the Ring of Honor, established in 2004 to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding dedication, commitment and support of the thousands of children and families served by Camp Good Days and Special Times over the years.

Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall9-time GRAMMY® Winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, "WHEELS OF SOUL" Summer Tour 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Tickets for all 3 shows on Sale Friday February 27 at 10AM

Rochester N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced three more headliner shows for the nine-day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27. Trumpet legend Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; WHEELS OF SOUL - Summer Tour 2015 with Tedeschi Trucks Band and very special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers join previously announced headliners Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. The Steep Canyon Rangers previously played at XRIJF with Steve Martin at four sold-out shows.

MEDIA ALERT: Destiny USA’s Winter Fun Day Pass Extended

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Destiny USA's Day Pass allows families to play at four entertainment venues for one low price The pass will now be redeemable until March 21st

 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA's Winter Fun Day Pass is now redeemable until Saturday, March 21st. The three week extension from its original end date of February 28 will allow guests to utilize the 24 hour pass and enjoy a fun-filled day at Destiny USA's entertainment venues, while saving money.

The Winter Fun Day Pass allows guests to receive admission into four of 11 participating entertainment venues at one low cost.

First of Three Intimate Wine and Cheese Pairing Events Taking Place Feb. 28

Feb 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Preferred Pairings series offers serious wine and cheese lovers a chance to pair artisanal cheeses with reserve wines at select wineries

Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail has partnered with the Seneca Lake Wine Trail for a third year to host a series of intimate wine and cheese pairing events this winter. Preferred Pairings is a series of three monthly events where the creameries of the Cheese Trail pair with different members of the Wine Trail to offer select pairings of reserve wines and artisanal cheeses to their audience. The first in this series is February 28, from 10:00am-5:00pm, and pairs 10 wineries with 9 of the Cheese Trail's member creameries.

New Fishing Page for Wayne County Tourism

Feb 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Wayne County, N.Y. - The Wayne County Office of Tourism has re-vamped the Fishing Update section of its web page, designing a faster, easier way to obtain fishing information.

"Anglers always want to gather necessary fishing information fast," stated Chris Kenyon, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism. "They don't want to waste time searching where to fish, obtain a license, or learn daily limits of the species they're targeting. We have redesigned the Fishing Page so that all the pertinent information is on the right side of the page. This will be where to look before you make your trip."

Finger Lakes Region Announces Board Leadership, Programming Plans for 2015

Feb 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism CouncilFinger Lakes Regional Tourism Council builds off success of 2014 PR program

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Vacation Region announced the final numbers for its 2014 Regional Public Relations program, which amassed a total of 2.8 billion impressions for the year. The 14-county Finger Lakes Vacation region started the collaborative program in 2010 as a way to increase marketing efforts for the Finger Lakes and to draw more attention to the region as a whole. 2014 garnered 212 total travel articles in publications such as USA Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. to Headline at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Feb 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Jennifer HudsonTickets on Sale Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10 AM

Rochester, N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced two more headliners for the nine day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival June 19-27. 

Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson will perform on Wednesday June 24. Grammy winning ...

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