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Posts from March 2016

Swedish Hill WineryRomulus, N.Y.   -  In 1986 Dick and Cindy Peterson released five wines under their new winery, Swedish Hill. That year they produced 1200 cases of wine for their single tasting room. Today their son, Dave, along with his wife Jean and their daughter Amanda Fitzgerald, manage the production of over 60,000 cases annually for three wineries and six tasting rooms.

Six Star Dedications on SPAC's Walk of Fame

Debut of New SPAC Education Program, The Performance Project: Youth in Motion, 7/8

Audience Choice Piece, 8/4 - the votes are in!

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will host a series of special events throughout the 2016 50th Anniversary Season in celebration of the greater Capital Region community that has supported the venue for five decades. These events, including six Walk of Fame star dedication ceremonies, will be open to the public with purchase of tickets to corresponding SPAC performances. (Full calendar of events below). Uniting SPAC's rich past with the inspiration and promise of the future, the 2016 Season is a dynamic blend of tried & true and bold & new performances that will set the stage for the next fifty years of music and dance under the stars in the Spa State Park.

Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course Earns Top Nod from TripAdvisor & Parenting Advice Powerhouse

Greenville, N.Y. (March 13, 2016) - Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course in Greenville, NY, an all-inclusive family resort in New York's Catskill Region, was named one of Parents Magazine's "10 Best All-Inclusive Travel Resorts," in the March 2016 issue, and a Travelers' Choice for Family Hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.

Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties, N.Y. - Tours from sap to syrup, tree to table, by tractor and horse-drawn wagon ride or on foot: maple sugarhouses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are ready to welcome visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on the March 19-20 and April 2-3 NYS Maple Weekends. Visitors who collect stickers or stamps from at least six of the sites will be entered into a drawing for a maple gift basket to be awarded April 12.

Muppets, Fraggles, and Beyond: The Jim Henson Collection Display Opens April 8

Rochester, N.Y. - The family of legendary puppeteer and television icon Jim Henson have donated to The Strong in Rochester, New York, more than 540 licensed products and 60 books that chronicle Henson's more than 30-year career. The donation-coordinated by Bonnie Erickson, executive director of The Jim Henson Legacy, and Karen Falk, archives director for The Jim Henson Company-includes playthings and other items related to Henson's numerous television and movie productions such as Sesame Street, Dinosaurs, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Muppet Show. Many of the artifacts will be available for view in the Muppets, Fraggles, and Beyond: The Jim Henson Collection display opening at The Strong on April 8.

The George Eastman Museum celebrates 100 years of the National Park Service with major photography exhibition opening June 4

Rochester, N.Y., March 10, 2016-To celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service, the George Eastman Museum presents Photography and America's National Parks, an exhibition exploring the role of photography in the development of the parks and in shaping our perception and understanding of these landscapes. The
exhibition will be on view from June 4 through October 2, 2016.