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Seneca Lake Wine TrailWatkins Glen, NY – The Seneca Lake Wine Trail raises a glass and offers congratulations to the eight member wineries who won 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 honors during the New York Wine Classic hosted by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute.

Best in Class award winners from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail include:

·         Best Cabernet Franc - Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2019 T23 Unoaked Cabernet Franc

·         Best Ice Wine - Boundary Breaks 2019 Riesling Ice Wine…

Seneca Lake Wineries Valentine's DayWineries are offering a wide variety of experiences in which to indulge!

Watkins Glen, NY – The wineries on Seneca Lake are offering indulgent experiences to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way that is both sensitive to health and safety protocols while also being truly enjoyable. With masks in place, social distance marked out, and capacity restrictions noted, wineries are ready to indulge you this Valentine’s Day!…

Cottage GondolaLake Placid, N.Y. – Nine months ago, when the coronavirus pandemic struck every facet of life, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid decided to close its doors for three months to mitigate the spread. But while no guests came through their entries, behind those doors, owners and managers were planning the Inn’s return. That occurred on June 26 and after spending some $500,000 on COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and seeing the faces of comforted visitors, the Mirror Lake Inn’s new mantra was born: Safety is the new luxury.

Seneca Lake Wine TrailDiverse and delicious offerings provide the perfect gift for everyone on your list

Watkins Glen, NY – Seneca Lake wineries have a wide variety of wine, experiences, and more, to make gift giving easy this holiday season. Shop local, shop small, and support these local businesses as they continue to weather the pandemic. Here are a few ideas!…

It's A Wonderful LifeThe Park Theater to celebrate the holiday season and host second event in ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series; The Park Theater presents ‘Dinner & A Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life’ on December 16, 2020

Glens Falls, N.Y. -- The Park Theater is thrilled to host the second event in its ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series. On December 16, 2020, they will be featuring the timeless Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). Building on the success of its first ‘Dinner & A Movie’ event in November 2020, The Park Theater invites patrons to celebrate the holiday season with a heartwarming film and decadent meal - an experience like no other! 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) tells the story of George Bailey (played by James Stewart) who is contemplating ending his life when an angel appears to save him from his misery. The angel shows George what life would be like for his family and friends if he never existed. George emerges from this experience with a newfound passion for life, self-worth and community. Directed by Frank Capra, It’s A Wonderful Life has become one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time!…

Seneca Lake Wine TrailCelebrate with your favorite Seneca Lake wine!

Watkins Glen, NY – Drink Local Wine Week began in 2008 as a grassroots effort of wine bloggers and writers who were seeking to promote local wine from areas that may be thought of as under the radar. Now, more than ever, it is important to support local wineries, and “Drink Local Wine Week” (October 11 – 17, 2020), gives you the perfect opportunity to do so!

If you want to visit and show your support in person, wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail remain open, safe, and compliant with all rules and regulations. The slower pace of seated tastings and flight-style service has been a welcome change for visitors.

Sour MouseNew York, NY - Sour Mouse, a vibrant bar and game hall is set to open on Saturday, October 3rd at 110 Delancey Street and is the latest on a growing list of restaurants and businesses revitalizing the community on the Lower East Side. 

Drawing inspiration from the unique character of the neighborhood, Sour Mouse transports you back in time when love, music, art and community were freely expressed. The founder of Sour Mouse, Aaron Ho, aspires to be more than a gaming bar. From its inception, the space has been designed to cater to the community as a place where you can put your phone down and enjoy the company of others, partake in fun recreational games, and throw an exciting party or event. …

NYS - Making Progress HappenTemperature Checks, Contact Information for Tracing, Face Coverings When Not Seated and Other Safety Protocols Required; Bar Service Will Not Be Permitted and No Service After Midnight

The City of New York to Provide a Team of 400 Enforcement Personnel to Ensure Compliance

Guidelines Will Be Reassessed Based On Data By November 1; If Infection Rate Does Not Increase, Restaurants May Be Permitted To Go Up To 50 Percent Capacity; State Will Monitor Any Positivity Increase on an Ongoing Basis for Potential Reassessment

Restaurants Must Publicly Post Their Indoor Dining Capacity and Phone Numbers to Report Violations; Patrons Who Observe Violations Can Report Issues by Calling 833-208-4160, or by Texting 'VIOLATION' to 855-904-5036

Governor Announces State to Launch 'New Yorkers Protecting New Yorkers' PSA with New York State Restaurant Association to Encourage Compliance

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced indoor dining in New York City will be allowed to resume beginning September 30th with a 25 percent occupancy limit. All restaurants that choose to reopen will be subject to strict safety protocols, including temperature checks, contact information for tracing, face coverings when not seated and other safety protocols.

Angry Orchard CiderFarms, foliage, and more offer boundless opportunities to ring in the fall season

Orange County, N.Y. (September 3, 2020) – While we soak up the last few weeks of summer, many of us are looking forward to the change of season and the beauty that autumn brings to our region. Sweater weather, pumpkin- and apple-picking, and vibrant fall foliage are on the horizon. Orange County, N.Y., nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley, offers U-pick farms, unique shops with beautiful home decor items, farm-to-table restaurants serving up decadent dishes with seasonal produce, and cideries that are just as scenic as their drinks are delicious.

Roc Brewing CoRochester, N.Y. – After months of construction, the new restaurant and brewery experience at 56. S. Union Street will open to the public on Thursday, August 6. The F.L.X. Wienery at Roc Brewing Co. A partnership between the F.L.X. Wienery and Roc Brewing Co. LLC., will bring a new culinary experience to the city, serving loaded Zweigle’s hots (white and red), gravy-smothered burgers, Korean-style street fries, vegan and vegetarian fare, boozy milkshakes, house-made soft serve, and more. Craft beer lovers will also enjoy classic Roc Brewing favorites and a lineup of new beers brewed in-house.