The Beat Category - Finger Lakes Sat, 10 Oct 2015 19:41:17 GMT NYS 4-H Foundation Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Expanded for 2015 Seneca Falls, N.Y. -- The New York State 4-H Foundation is expanding its Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull for youngsters up to age 12. The friendly competition will run all day for each of the three days of the August 11-13, 2015 event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. Pedal tractors and sled are provided for two weight classes: 40 to 59 lbs. and 60 to 80 lbs. Leaders will be posted throughout the day on the Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Leaderboard. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT New York State Hosts Path Through History Weekend Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage  Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT Diverse Factors Driving Upstate NY Boating Industry Optimism for 2015 Season Syracuse, 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. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT Destiny USA hosts The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Shoot Out in the Canyon event 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. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT Campground Owners of New York honored by Camp Good Days and Special Times 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. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 9-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. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT MEDIA ALERT: Destiny USA’s Winter Fun Day Pass Extended 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. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT MEDIA ALERT: Country duo, Love & Theft to perform at Toby Keith’s Syracuse, N.Y. - Country crooners Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson made their chart debut in 2009 as ‘Love & Theft' with ‘Runaway'. In 2011, the duo hit the Top 40 with singles including ‘Runnin' out of Air,' ‘If You Ever Get Lonely' and ‘Angel Eyes.' Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT First of Three Intimate Wine and Cheese Pairing Events Taking Place Feb. 28 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. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT New Fishing Page for Wayne County Tourism 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." Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT