Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers.
Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.
Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks.
Clayton, N.Y. - Military families with wounded warriors and anglers with a passion for fly fishing will be able to learn more about Project Healing Waters at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, in Clayton, NY. The nonprofit Project Healing Waters began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005. Wounded soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learned how to tie fishing flies and were paired with volunteers on fishing trips to promote physical and mental healing.
Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours.
Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.
Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors.
Skaneateles, N.Y. - Hop aboard, matey! Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13. Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play. Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America's first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
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