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Posts for October 2008

Howe Caverns Salutes Military and Helps Restock Food Pantries

Oct 28, 2008

howlogo1.jpg HOWES CAVE, N.Y.  – When it’s November at Howe Caverns, there’s a special salute to past and present members of the military. And, it’s a time to help out Schoharie County’s food pantries. 

“During November, especially, we remember those who have given much to maintain our freedom during our Veterans’ Day Weekend,” said Howe ...

“Tracking Coyotes!”

Oct 23, 2008

A coyote in its nestOn Saturday, November 8, at 10 a.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents “Tracking Coyotes!, at the Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, off Angola Road, Cornwall. The Kenridge Farm Drive entrance will be closed off of 9W – visitors should use the Angola Road exit and proceed to Muser Drive.

 Seldom seen and often misunderstood, coyotes are fascinating animals! ...

Antiquing in the Attics of the Finger Lakes

Oct 22, 2008

Penn Yan, NY – October 21, 2008 - Great finds - indoors and out - are the essence of a Finger Lakes antiques hunt. Rolling hills backdrop charming villages ringing crystalline ice age lakes. The deals are tremendous and the setting unmatched, with amazing restaurants presenting local foods and wines, and terrific historic inns. It sounds perfect...because it is.  These are our ...

The Original Family Skiing Experience

Oct 22, 2008

Penn Yan, NY – October 21, 2008 - So many skiers fell in love with their sport when a ski area was a family affair, with the owners running the rope tows and neighborhood kids running the hot cocoa shack. That experience in has not been lost in the Finger Lakes, where great family resorts let you say goodbye to $100 lift tickets, 30-minute lift lines and spending the day trying to find your ...

Dryden Theatre makes dreams come true with 'Disney Animated Classics' film series

Oct 21, 2008

Snow White 

Films from the Disney Archives are Snow White, Bambi, Dumbo, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, and 101 Dalmatians

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House brings back childhood memories with the "Disney Animated Classics" film series throughout November and December, screening eight 35mm films from the Disney ...


Oct 17, 2008

HAUPPAUGE, NY - (October 10, 2008)- Because it’s located so close to New York City most people don’t realize there’s an abundance of wild life to experience on Long Island, including a designated “Bat Conservation Site” and a “Shark Dive” opportunity.  

Or visit a major bird estuary site off Long Island’s south shore at Fire Island. ...

Adirondacks Offer an Old-Fashioned Holiday Shopping Experience

Oct 17, 2008

ADIRONDACK REGION, NY – It’s a scene straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting and it’s played out across more than 100 “North Country” villages in New York every year – an old fashioned holiday shopping trip down Main Street and memory lane.

High spirits, carolers, the excitement as palpable softly falling snow – this is the way shopping should be ...


Oct 15, 2008

Week of Oct. 15-21ATTENTION EDITORS, NEWS DIRECTORS AND METEOROLOGISTS:This is the sixth 2008 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday. 

One of New York State’s best fall foliage seasons in recent years continues this weekend, as peak colors exit most ...

Forbes Traveler Website: Lake Placid one of USA’s prettiest towns

Oct 10, 2008

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – In a time when destination resorts are wondering about the current economic climate and what it will bring in the future, now there is word that Forbes Traveler website has included Lake Placid on a list of America’s Prettiest Towns.

Authors Sarah Tuff Dunn and Greg Melville, writing for, placed the two-time Winter Olympic host on ...

It's a Fall of Fun at Strong National Museum of Play!

Oct 9, 2008

It's a busy autumn at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester. Check out some of the exciting upcoming events below! Family Halloween Parties at Strong Trick or treat!  Two great Halloween parties at Strong Monday Kicks Fall 2008 Schedule Playful activities for wee ones designed by Strong ...

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