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Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

(l to r) Event co-coordinator Lou Stutzke, Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation President, Randy Gardinier, event co-coordinator, Beaver RossGloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills.

Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County” Raffle

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gloversville, N.Y. - The Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual fundraiser to support its work in promoting the area to visitors. The 20th Annual $10,000 "Bet on Fulton County" Raffle will be held Friday, July 25, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 308 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown.

New Report Touts Economic Importance of Erie Canalway Trail

Jul 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1.6 million visits generate $253 million in economic impact

Albany, N.Y. - Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), the state's leading not-for-profit park and trail advocacy organization, today announced the release of its new report, The Economic Impact of the Erie Canalway Trail: An Assessment and User Profile of New York's Longest Multi-use Trail. This first comprehensive study of the Erie ...

Enjoy the Best of Madison County's Farms on Open Farm Day

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Madison County Open Farm DayMadison County, N.Y. - With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is your chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County's best farms. July 26th between 10 am and 4 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at your local farms at its 7th annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and 3 farmers' markets open their gates to the public. Visitors will be treated to farm tours, rides, product samples, farm animals, and an all-around good time at Madison County's diverse farms. Home to naturally-raised beef and bison, pasture-raised pork and chickens, horses and ponies, sweet corn and veggies, pasture butter, mushrooms, jams and sauces, honey, salsa, wine, hops, hard and sweet cider, maple products and much more, Madison County's farms have something to satisfy everyone!

Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1814 Attack on Fort OswegoOswego, N.Y. - Colonel Harold Youmans, U.S.A. Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York," Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at old Fort Ontario.

Colonel Youmans will bring new information and insights into the May 5-6, 1814 British amphibious attack on Oswego intended to delay American ship construction at Sackets Harbor. The attack resulted in the destruction of Fort Ontario, military warehouses, and the capture of cannon, munitions, naval stores, and supplies.

Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Thomas Cole National Historic Site GroundbreakingCatskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio."

"This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks.

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Curious George Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs

In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City.

Characters of History at Niagara Falls adds another Famous Face

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Maria SpelteriniNiagara Falls, N.Y. - The "Characters of History" program at Niagara Falls State Park is in its 5th Season and the response from visitors has never been more positive. Annie Edson Taylor (first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, in 1901) leads a team the includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Father Louis Hennepin, Nikola Tesla, Angeline Whitney, Augustus Porter and this year's sensation, Maria Spelterini.

"In 1876 Maria Spelterini travelled from Italy to Niagara Falls where she became the first (and only) woman to tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge" shares Actor Jamie Nablo-Lama, who portrays the fiesty funambulist.

Trolley Into Mark Twain Country Start Date Delayed

Jul 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Elmira, N.Y. - The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce has delayed the start of the 2014 Trolley into Twain Country season. The venerable trolley was in need of replacement after many years of service, and the replacement trolley will not be immediately available to begin tours on July 1. Tours are now expected to begin in mid-July.

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