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T. Smith Jr. Carp 2022Waddington, NY.  - The 20th Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament will be held August 3 – 5, 2023.  To commemorate this milestone, organizers are planning additional highlights; to include inviting all Grand Champions to return, along with many others who were instrumental in its popularity and success throughout the years, beginning in 2003. The tournament takes place on the banks of the St. Lawrence River along a 30 miles stretch of New York’s northern border, stretching from Massena to Ogdensburg, testing the skill and techniques of young carp anglers over two days.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationOswego, N.Y. – The Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archaeology will return to the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center at 26 East First Street in Oswego, NY on March 25-26, 2023. The conference will run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. The program will include speakers, exhibits, author book signings, refreshments, lunch on Saturday, and a Sunday afternoon tour of the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum.

1940s Diver HelmetOswego, N.Y. -- The proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary that would span the waters from Wayne and Cayuga counties east to Oswego and Jefferson counties has been featured in a public television story produced by WPBS-TV, Watertown, New York, for its weekly current affairs show, WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories, and re-aired by Great Lakes Now, a monthly magazine-style show housed at Detroit Public TV.

We Are NYView Weekly I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday, Beginning September 14, Here

Watch New Broadcast and Digital Marketing Campaign Showcasing Popular Seasonal Attractions and Destinations Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of New York State's 2022 fall foliage and travel season, highlighted by the return of I LOVE NY's Fall Foliage Reports and a new I LOVE NY broadcast and digital marketing campaign to showcase popular fall activities and attractions. I LOVE NY is also collaborating with the state's network of heritage tourism destinations on this year's Path Through History Weekend, scheduled for October 8 to 10, which will feature special events and activations at the state's rich history and historic sites.

Marquette Wine Bottle Barrel and GlassFairport, N.Y. -- A partnership between Iron Smoke Distillery and Thousand Islands Winery has produced a limited-edition bourbon barrel-aged wine which is getting noticed by connoisseurs and recreational drinkers alike. The medium-bodied, red, dry table wine is made from premium marquette grapes and matures in bourbon-soaked barrels for six months before bottling. 

“Their barrels. Our grapes. The taste profiles really mix well,” said Steve Conaway, owner of Thousand Islands Winery. “No wonder you get a perfect blend when you take two legendary institutions, both grounded in locally-sourced, New York State grown ingredients –put them together --and let Mother Nature have her way.” …

SDW_50thTrophyThe Moody Mile and Steel Palace bring history to the one-of-a-kind Big Block trophy

Historic 50th Running of Super DIRT Week taking place Oct. 3-9

Oswego, NY – Fifty years of NAPA Super DIRT Week history will be bestowed upon the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 champion in October.

The stories and legacy of the event will be encapsulated in a more than two-foot-tall golden cup like no other. Upon first glance, the 50th logo draws your eyes to the trophy’s center before venturing around the sleek curves and angles of its unique design. But what you’ll miss, if not careful, is the story it tells. At the base of the trophy and at the top are black acrylic ovals. From any side view, they appear as another element of the design. However, look from the top and you’re transported through time.

Theo_TOO_Left ProfileClayton, New York (June 20, 2022) – The Village of Clayton, along with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, and in conjunction with The Ship Watcher/Seaway Ship Watchers Network, invites the public to participate in Theodore TOO’s Grand Arrival into Clayton on Monday, June 27. Theodore TOO is tentatively scheduled to dock at the Regional Dock at Frink Park on Monday, June 27 around 4 p.m. Arrival time is subject to change based on varying factors.

Families enjoy a ride on Zipper at the 2019 1000 Islands Family Free DayClayton, NY (May 25, 2022) – The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the details of their popular 1000 Islands Family Free Day that will be held Saturday, June 4th.  Free admission to the ABM is offered all day and fun family activities will be held from 10 AM – 3PM.

1000 Islands Family Day was first held in 1997, making this year the 23rd anniversary of this FREE admission special event. 1000 Islands Family Day was originally created as an opportunity to bring the local community into the ABM and provide accessibility to the museum to everyone, that remains the mission of the event today.

ABM's Zipper enters the McNally Yacht HouseClayton, New York (April 12, 2022) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, opens for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 7 and will remain open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., through Columbus Day. After Columbus Day, the Museum will be open weekends, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., through October 30th. The Museum Store will also open Saturday, May 7 and admission is not required to shop the Store.

NPSOswego, New York — The National Park Service invites public input on a special resource study focusing on Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, which was a British and American military installation from the mid-18th century to the end of World War II.

Since 1946, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has owned and managed the central fort complex known as Fort Ontario State Historic Site. The National Park Service’s special resource study will assess how cultural and natural resources associated with the fort’s long history meet criteria to be recommended for designation as a unit of the National Park System. A 60-day comment period runs through November 1, 2021.

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