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Posts for February 2009

Cure Your Cabin Fever on the Tug Hill!

Feb 20, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Aleksander Nordgaard of Kirdenes, Norway is flying high at the 2008 Freestyle Show at Cedar Pine in Osceola. The 23-year-old rider was a member of the Sledneck Team that performed at last year’s show. (Photo appears courtesy of Jody Blazey of Palmyra, NY.)OSWEGO COUNTY - The Tug Hill region is world-famous for its extreme snowfall, and folks in Oswego County have a variety of ways to celebrate the extended winter season. Enjoy the competition of a sno-cross event, hot chili contest and cross-country ski race as well as a merry St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Come out and cheer on your favorite rider in the Tug Hill International Sno-cross ...

Deep Water Shipwreck Explorer Presents at 2009 Great Lakes Underwater March 7

Feb 20, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Wreck of the HMS OntarioOswego, NY – If you only have one guess as to who has discovered the Great Lakes’ oldest confirmed shipwreck, the only fully intact wrecked British warship, a rare dagger-board schooner dating to the early 1800s and more than 200 historic shipwrecks in Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, and the Mississippi and Ohio River, you better guess Jim Kennard. The well-known underwater explorer and ...

Acclaimed Cave Photographer Set to Capture New Images of Howe Caverns

Feb 19, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

howlogo1.jpgHOWES CAVE, N.Y. -- Internationally recognized cave photographer Gary C. Berdeaux will visit Howe Caverns on Feb. 24 to photograph the underground treasures that have been seen by millions of visitors to the Northeast’s great cave. “We’re certain that Gary will give a new perspective on the ancient formations, large rooms and all there is to see in the caverns,” said Howe Caverns’ General ...

Look ... Up in the Sky!

Feb 18, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

Photo Caption: M13-Globular Cluster in Hercules. Photo by Joe Stefaniak.On Saturday Evening, March 7 at 6 p.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall, to discover the wonders of our universe. Do you have a passion for the sky? Join Jim Burnell and Joe Stefaniak and others of the Orange County Astronomical Association for an evening of star gazing and planetary discovery with telescopes. Association members will share their ...

You're invited to the nICE festival on February 28!

Feb 13, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

New York Wine & Culinary CenterVisit the New York Wine & Culinary Center on February 28 from noon-6pm for its first nICE festival, a celebration of Ice Wines and Food! Enjoy free ice wine tasting in the tasting room accompanied by Renée Suzette’s Chocolate as well as ice sculpture demonstrations outside with complimentary hot chocolate for the kids & Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters hot coffee for the adults. After ...

Works by National Quilting Author-Artists at Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show March 21-22

Feb 13, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

“Azalea Shoreline” is a storyteller landscape quilt by Pat Durbin. Durbin, author of Mosaic Picture Quilts: Turn Favorite Photos into Stunning Quilts,” will have work on display at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show March 21-22 at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY. Photo:  Pat DurbinFour nationally-known quilters who literally “wrote the book” on how to make storyteller quilts are each sending works for display at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show March 21-22 at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY. “We are excited to showcase the works of these notable quilter-authors to inspire those who visit the Great Lakes Seaway Trail show to transform their ...

1000 Islands Tasting Event February 28th to Help Global Campaign to End Polio

Feb 12, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

rotary.jpgClayton, NY -- Those who attend the Rotary Club of Clayton’s “Taste of the Town” event on Saturday, February 28th at the Clayton Opera House on Riverside Drive in Clayton will not only enjoy the best locally produced foods and wines, they will be helping the Rotary International END POLIO NOW campaign.   Rotary Clubs around the world are raising $200 million to match $355 million in challenge ...

Free Guide to New York Campgrounds & RV Parks Available Now

Feb 12, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

cony.jpgFebruary 9, 2009 – Campground Owners of New York (CONY) announces the availability of its 2009 Campground & RV Park Guide. The guide is free and available by visiting and filling out the online request form, or calling CONY toll-free at (800) 497-2669. Entitled “Camping New York Style,” the 100-page guide lists the features, amenities and contact information for over ...

Saturday Night Family Play Dates at Strong National Museum of Play®

Feb 12, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

strong.jpgSaturdays at Strong just got bigger and better! We’re now open Saturdays (as well as our usual Friday nights) until 8:00 p.m.

To celebrate, the museum has launched Saturday Night Family Play Dates, a series of evening events for kids and families presented the first Saturday of each month from from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., March through June. Bring the entire family and enjoy nightly story readings ...


Feb 12, 2009 by I Love New York Staff

spac.jpgGrammy® Winner Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble and Jazz Vocalist Rachael Price to Perform at Spa Little Theatre, May 23, 29 and 30 Saratoga Springs, NY (February 11, 2009) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced that Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - winners of Sunday night’s Grammy Award for ‘Best ...

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