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Posts from August 2014

Project Healing Waters participants in the Salmon River, Oswego County. Photo: Oswego County Tourism 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.

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.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.

Washington's Headquarters - Hats off to SummerNewburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM.

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.

Campaign to Promote Agriculture and Food Tourism Across Federally-Designated Appalachian Region in New York State

Tioga County, N.Y. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the New York Department of State today kicked-off New York's "Bon Appétit Appalachia!" campaign to promote agriculture and food tourism across the federally-designated Appalachian region, which covers portions of 13 states in the U.S., including 14 counties in the Empire State. The initiative will highlight distinctive local food attractions among six categories: farms, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, wineries and brewery/spirits.

Hudson River Valley GreenwayAlbany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that the Town of Fort Ann has been awarded $9,500 matching grant to fund part of the Old Champlain Lock 17 Trail, a critical development that will create trail connections and offer greater access to users in Fort Ann and the Champlain Canalway Trail.

37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill LogoUphill run, Sept. 13, presented by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, New York

Wilmington, N.Y. - It will be the happiest 1.5-mile run, when youngsters, ages 6-12, participate in the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race Kids' Fun Run, Saturday, Sept. 13. This non-competitive run begins at 8:15 a.m. and follows Santa from the base of the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway to Santa's Workshop.

Players engage in a lively game of croquet at Genesee Country Museum.  Photo by Kristie Braun.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.

Owego, N.Y. - Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM) presents the Farm to Fork: Evening Market and Supper Series every Thursday this summer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Owego.

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.

Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker star under director Michael Bush

Schenectady, N.Y. - Primary casting has been announced for the Capital Repertory Theatre production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Michael Bush, opening in previews Sept. 26 and playing Sept. 30-Oct. 19. Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker will lead the cast as Lyman and Polly Wyeth.

Capt. Jack (aka Rick Martinez, of Auburn)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."