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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York

Summer Fun for Everyone in Central New York... Top Rated Zoo ...penguins, elephants, tigers and more! Beautiful Beaches ...safe sandy locations, playgrounds, boat rentals. Fabulous Fishing ... perfect for seasoned anglers and novices alike. Popular Parks ...90+ miles of trails, picnic areas & boat launches. Nature Galore ... programs for all ages, canoeing & kayaking. Great Events ...Balloonfest, Antiquefest, Golden Harvest Festival & Fall Sportsmen’s Days.

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1000 Islands................................................... 74-75 Camden................................................................89 Cortland.......................................................... 76-77 Finger Lakes.................................................. 78-81 Fulton / Phoenix............................................. 55-57 Madison County...................................................85 Mexico............................................................ 59-61 Old Forge / Adirondacks............................... 68-69 Onondaga County......................................... 82-83 Oswego........................................................... 37-45 Oneida Lake Shores...................................... 62-63 Pulaski............................................................ 47-54 Sandy Creek / Lacona................................... 64-67 Sodus Bay...................................................... 70-73

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Automotive

n AUTO DEALERS Burdick Ford / Toyota.........................92 Burritt Motors......................................40 Fuccillo Auto Malls................................4 Longley Dodge...................................57 n AUTO RECREATION Northeast Classic Car Museum..........33 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............18

n AUTO REPAIR / BODY SHOPS Jack Coleman’s Body Shop................62 Ken’s Body Shop................................40 Sincebaugh Automotive......................80 n AUTOMOTIVE PARTS Parker’s Service (NAPA)....................48

Gifts & Specialties

n RVs Wratten’s RV......................................64

Places to Eat/Bars 916 Riverside..................................... 63 Alex’s on the Water............................. 9 Black Creek Café & Treasures.......... 60 Burger King........................................ 58 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan.......................... 70 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm...................... 79 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant........ 63 Grist Mill Restaurant.......................... 63 Jimmie James BBQ........................... 37 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay................ 72

Malone’s Irish Hideaway.................... 39 Mimi’s Drive-In................................... 56 Oak Leaf Café................................... 79 Press Box.......................................... 42 Rainbow Shores Restaurant ............. 47 River House Restaurant.................... 47 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In................... 46 Strawberry Fields............................... 79 The Eis House................................... 59 n ICE CREAM Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop... 47

Fun Things to Do n AMUSEMENT PARKS Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........15 Roseland Waterpark ..........................81 Thunder Island Entertainment Park....18 n ATTRACTIONS Commerce Chenango Inc.................. 33 Cortland Country Music Park..............76 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.......60 Madison County Tourism................... 85 Peterpaul Recreation Park.................69 Pole Position Raceway.......................91 Pulaski Eastern Shore Chamber....... 50 The Kallet Theater..............................52 Visit Oswego NY...................................5 n CASINOS Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.................8 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........21 n FAIRS & FESTIVALS Central Square Apple Fest.................63

Farm & Garden

Baker’s Acres.................................... 79 C&B Farm Market.............................. 42 Country Belle Farms.......................... 66 Deatons Agway................................. 54

CNY Fiber Festival.............................84 Harborfest...........................................41 Herkimer County Fair.........................30 Madison County Fair..........................84 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................27 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days............21 Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents & Lavender Festival....................................71 Oswego County Fair...........................18 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............18 n FARMERS MARKET C&B Farm Market...............................42 Ontario Orchards................................43 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................53 The Windmill Farm & Craft Market.....78 n GOLFING Battle Island Clubhouse/Golf Course.13 Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............13 Fillmore Golf Club...............................13 Seneca Golf Club...............................13

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n ANTIQUES Antique Revival.................................. 17 Bernhards Bay Country Store & Antiques.................................. 16 Geneva Antique Co-Op..................... 17 Great American Antique Fest............ 16 Hillside Antique Flea Markets............ 16 Lake Ontario Antiques....................... 17 The Colonial Housefitter.................... 17 The Country Bum’kin......................... 16 The Heckled Hen............................... 17 Weedens Mini Mall............................ 16 n GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS Campfitters.com................................ 69 Comic Shop....................................... 43 Friendship Thrift Shop....................... 66 Harbor Towne Gifts & Souvenirs................................ 38

n OUTDOORS Camillus Erie Canal Park....................82 Onondaga Parks & Recreation.............3 Rice Creek..........................................42 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................78 Sterling Nature Center........................70 Talons! Birds of Prey .........................84 n MUSEUMS Fort Ontario........................................39 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum..................81 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum............................................80 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...............32 Northeast Classic Car Museum..........33 Oswego Museums Co-Op..................43 Seward House Museum.....................81 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.........71 Stickley Museum................................83 Suggett House Museum.....................76

Engelbert Farms................................ 78 Godfrey’s Last Stand......................... 56 Ontario Orchards............................... 43

Hoss’s Country Corner...................... 69 Lake Ontario Gift Shop...................... 75 Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative Inc...................... 30 Lukacs Pottery Studio........................ 72 North Country Tack Box.................... 64 Mary’s Needleart Supplies & Frames................................... 67 Mountain Ash Elk Ranch................... 65 Performance Uniforms........................60 Salmon River Sports Shop................ 53 Sharp’s Bulk Food ............................ 67 The Blue Schooner Gift Shop........... 62 The Gingham Patch........................... 84 The Vintage Garden.......................... 52 The Windmill Farm & Craft Market.....78 n JEWELERS J P Jewelers...........................41

The Jello Gallery.................................15 THE MOST.........................................32 USS Slater..........................................18 n SKY DIVING Finger Lakes Skydivers......................24 n SHOPPING Eastview Mall......................................21 Real Deals..........................................48 The Shops At Ithaca Mall.....................9 TJ Maxx..............................................29 n TOURS D & A Charter & Tours........................46 Great Lakes Trolley Co.......................39 n WINERIES Starkey’s Lookout...............................79 Thousand Islands Winery...................75


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n BOATING & MARINAS

A & P Marine......................................62 Arney’s Marina....................................70 Brewerton Boatyard............................63 Burt Goodnough’s Marina East..........67 Canal Landing Marina........................55 Greene Point Marina..........................65 Salmon Country Inc. Marina and Campground.....................60 South Shore Nautical / The Blue Schooner Gift Shop.................62 Reiter’s Marina...................................64

Places to Stay n BED & BREAKFASTS Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland.77 Maplegrove B&B................................ 73 n CAMPGROUNDS Bear’s Sleepy Hollow......................... 51 Cheerful Valley Campground............ 79 Colonial Court Campground.............. 66 Country Roads Campground............. 31 Hejamada Campground.................... 79 Holiday Harbor Resort ...................... 72 J & J Campground............................. 59 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds......................... 80 North Bay Campground..................... 55 Salmon Country Inc. Marina and Campground.................................... 60 Stoney’s Pineville Campground......... 50 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park............... 91

n ATTORNEYS Wegerski Law Firm............................ 83

n LOGGING Joseph Stolar Forestry...................... 15

n FISHING Catfish Creek on Lake Ontario...........27 Codfather Fishing...............................27 Lucky Dutchman Charters..................27 Nasty Boy Fishing Charters................27 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts......................52

n BANKING & FINANCIAL Compass Federal Credit Union......... 42 Computer Accounting Services......... 37 Eastern Shore Associates................. 89 Oswego County Federal Credit Union............................ 45 Met Life – David Mirabito................... 56

n MONUMENTS Oswego County Monuments............. 34

n RAFTING/ KAYAKING Adventure Calls Outfitters...................24

n BIRDS Talons! Birds of Prey ........................ 84

n CRUISES & TRAVEL Cruise Planners..................................13 Old Forge Lake Cruises......................68

n HEALTH Associated Dental Arts...................... 41 Oswego Health.................................. 44 n HOTELS, MOTELS, INNS All Seasons Inn / Beacon Inn............ 40 Butter Nut Cove Cottages.................. 74 Christy’s Motel................................... 69 Evergreen Motel................................ 37 Fairfield Inn by Marriot /Clay.............. 82 Hart Hotels......................................... 11 Knights Inn ........................................ 47 Oswego Inn....................................... 39 Port Lodge Motel............................... 50 Stick’s Bar Grill Motel........................ 60 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages.......... 68 Tailwater Lodge................................... 2 The Mandana Inn.............................. 80 n RV PARKS Brennan Beach ................................. 51 Sunset RV Park & Cabins................. 41 Yesterday’s RV Park......................... 44 n RESORTS.................................. Apple Country Retreat........................81 Belhurst Castle.................................. 25 Sandy Pond Resorts ......................... 64

Home Improvement

Beck, Inc............................................ 59 Burke’s Home Center........................ 57 Deaton’s Ace Home Improvement..... 54 Don’s Sales & Service....................... 57 Drake’s Heating & Air........................ 31 Finger Lakes Construction................. 81 I Wood Care...................................... 77

Services & Organizations

J & B Seamless Gutter Comp............ 82 Lakeshore Hardwoods ...................... 53 North Country Storage Barns............ 90 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc............ 66 Parker’s Excavating & Tree Service.. 48 Pro Build ........................................... 59 The Greenhouse Effect..................... 52 White’s Lumber.................................. 52

n CLEANING Done Right Cleaning......................... 61 Dusting Divas.................................... 58 n CONVENIENCE STORES Stewarts Shops................................. 61 n DOG TRAINING Syracuse Service Dogs..................... 83 n GAS SERVICES Johnston’s Gas.................................. 56 n GROCERIES Tops Friendly Markets....................... 19 Stewarts Shops................................. 61 n LAUNDROMATS Colonial Laundromat......................... 45 n LIQUOR STORES Pulaski Wine & Spirits....................... 48 Piggers Liquor Store.......................... 42

n ORGANIZATIONS City of Oswego.................................. 38 Brookfield Renewable Energy........... 24 Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center....................................... 9 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism..................................... 8 Oswego County Stop DWI................. 40 Make-A-Wish Foundation.................. 87 NYS Parks..........................................35 Novelis............................................... 46 n PEST CONTROL Ehrlich Pest Control........................... 82 n PRINTING Oswego Printing................................ 43 n SCHOOLS & TRAINING Bartender Professional Training........ 82 Bascol ................................................ 83 National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS)........................ 33 n REAL ESTATE Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate....... 41 Century 21 Galloway ........................ 38 Furdi’s Home Center......................... 55 Simeon Dewitt — Peter Realty.......... 44 n TAXI SERVICES NY Transportation............................. 45

Places of Worship 1st United Methodist Church of Fulton..................... 36 Church of the Assumption (COTA).... 36

Oswego Alliance Church................... 36 Penn Yan Bible Church..................... 36 Solid Rock Baptist Church................. 36

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Fall for New York’s Parks Salmon River Falls in northern Oswego County. Photo courtesy Oswego County Tourism

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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hey may not be Niagara Falls, but Central New York’s waterfalls offer pretty scenery closer to home. In Cazenovia, Chittenango Falls State Park (315-637-6111) offers 194 acres of hiking (among five trails), fishing, picnicking space (including grills), and a 167-ft. waterfall. Since the falls are right off the highway, you won’t have to hike a distance to see them. But as long as you’re going, why not bring a picnic basket and watch birds, look for unusual plant life, and hike around for a while? The park also includes a playground for the children. Canastota’s Oxbow Falls County Park (315-366-2376) boasts 125 acres of woods, streams and three waterfalls, including a 100-foot waterfall. Bring along the wide angle lens to capture panoramic shots, as the view ranges from Oneida Lake to Lake Ontario. Don’t forget your flying disc to play the park’s 18-hold disc golf course. The park also features a softball field.

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Most people flock to Howes Cave to explore Howe’s Caverns; however, just down the road, the Secret Caverns (518-296-8558) features a more rustic spelunking adventure and a surprise at the end: a 100-foot, underground waterfall. The caves’ temperatures stay stable and cool on the hottest summer days, so take a break from the heat in Howes Cave. Like Chittenango Falls State Park, Wolcott Falls Park in Wolcott (315-5949501), features a waterfall close to the road (in fact, you may drive over the 50foot waterfall without knowing it). The upper portion of the park includes an observation deck overlooking the falls, grills and picnic pavilion, and a small playground. Don’t miss the trailhead on the opposite side of the park. The short hiking path that winds through the woods to the base of the waterfall. There’s not much else to do in Wolcott Falls Park, but the village shopping district, a block from the park, includes

dining and a few mom-and-pop shops to explore. Plan ahead for exploring area waterfalls. Since some parks book private events, call before you go to ensure access and hours. Most parks allow dogs if they’re on leashes less than six feet long, but ask first. Bring along your own trash bags in case you cannot find a trash receptacle so you can keep CNY parks clean. Also ask if the park is handicapped accessible. Some offer amenities that cannot accommodate wheelchairs, for example, and most include uneven terrain. You may need to pay a nominal parking fee, so bring along a few dollars. Consider purchasing a $65 Empire Pass to save on admission and parking fees. Each pass admits all passengers in your vehicle to all 180 state park for an entire year. Visit www.nysparks.com for more details. For more waterfalls statewide, visit www.nyfalls.com.


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Hit the Trails By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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he region offers numerous website (www.parks.ny.gov) provides hiking opportunities. Try the detailed information and maps for following websites to plan your each state park. Searchable by region, next outing. park name, amenities or activity, conCNY Hiking (www.cnyhiking. sider the site your go-to source for all com) provides descriptions of hiking things involving state parks, especially venues listed by region, county and hiking. park. Not affiliated with any clubs or other organizations, the site offers users’ experiences, service information and maps. The links page gives additional resources. Want to get the kids outdoors more this season? Hiking with more children their age may do the trick. Try a group such as CNY Family Hikes (www.meetup.com/CNY-Family-Hikes) to connect with outdoorsy families who want to hike in Central New York. As a nod to the multiple use trails crisscrossing the region, Walk Bike CNY (www.walkbikecny.org) brings information on both urban paths and rural trails, so you can keep active throughout the workweek Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville provides and on the weekend. several hiking trails and an education center. The state parks

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (www. dec.ny.gov) features interactive maps and state-owned parks listed by county. Learn about permitted activities, access points, and more. The state’s official tourism site (www.iloveny.com) includes a tab for hiking under its “Things to Do” heading. You can filter results by region, amenities, cities and keywords. Each listing includes basic information, links and contact information.

Keep the Ticks Away Be very wary of high grass. You can minimize your chances of exposure to ticks by following a few simple steps: • Stay toward the center of trails and away from brush as well as high grass • Tuck pant legs inside socks and/or wear gaiters • Wear light-colored clothing (makes spotting ticks easier) • Use insect repellant (at least 40 percent DEET) and don’t forget to spray your pants, socks plus your boots as well. • Search all those places that ticks love to hide: in your hair, under your arms, between your legs, behind the knees, and even in your belly button • Put the clothes you wore on your hike in the dryer, and tumble them on high heat. • Be sure to check your pets as well for ticks. It’s a good idea to contact your health care provider if you find any attached to you.


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Farmers’ Markets Abound in the Region By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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rom June strawberries to October’s pumpkins, the season’s farmers’ markets offer produce from a variety of vendors in one place. Many farmers’ markets include local arts and crafts, vended food, music and entertainment. You may also discover local jam, jelly, wine, maple syrup, honey and sauces sourced from local farms and enterprises. By shopping at these local markets, you’ll support the region’s farmers and snap up the freshest produce around. Help the farmers by bringing your own shopping totes or bags. Some may not provide bags. It also helps to bring small bills, since vendors may not have ample amounts of change, and not all market vendors accept checks or credit cards.

Oswego County

• Fulton Farmers’ Market, Canalview Park & Shop lot, South Second St. (Route 481). Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon May 30 through Oct. 24. info@oswegofultonchamber.com, 315-345-7681. • Hillside Farmers’ Market, 7753 State Route 3 (Seaway Trail), Pulaski.

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Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 2 through Sept. 27. 315-298-4085. • New Haven Farmers’ Market, Town Hall, Route 104. Mondays 3 p.m.-6 p.m. June 1 though Aug. 31. 315-9633900. • Oswego Farmers’ Market, West First Street between Bridge and W. Oneida streets. Thursdays 4:30-8:30 p.m. May 28 through Oct. 8. info@ oswegofultonchamber.com, 315-3457681. • Pulaski Farmers’ Market, South Park Main St. Fridays 4.-8 p.m. June 5 through Sept. 25. 315-695-5589. www.

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Onondaga County

• Baldwinsville & Camillus Farmers’ Market, Municipal Building lawn, 4600 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Tuesdays 3-7 p.m., June 2 through Sept. 29. 315-488-1234. • Central NY Regional Market Authority, 2100 Park St., Syracuse. Saturdays and Sundays 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2 through Oct. 31. 315-422-8647. • Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market, Clinton Square. Tuesdays 7


a.m.-3 p.m. June 9 through Oct. 13. 315-422-8284. • Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, Fayetteville Town Center. Thursdays noon-6 p.m. June 4 through Oct. 15. www.fayettevillefarmersmarketcny. com. • Liverpool Bayberry Plaza Farmers’ Market, Kinney lot, 7608 Oswego Rd. Wednesdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6 through Oct. 30. 315-652-1463. • Skaneateles Farmers’ Market, One East Austin Street, Austin Park Pavilion. Thursdays 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 though Oct. 8. 315-727-9320. • Syracuse Eastside Neighborhood Market, Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. Wednesdays 2-6 p.m. June 10 through Oct. 28, weather permitting. 315-478-8634 • Syracuse Farm Fresh Mobile Market, various times and locations around the region. Call 315-345-0600 or visit www.ssinterfaithcdc.org for more information.

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• Auburn Farmers’ Market, 96 State St. (Curley’s Restaurant parking lot). Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2 though Oct. 31. http://auburnfarmerscoopmarketinc.com. 315-704-8609 • Moravia Farmers’ Market, Kinney Drug Store parking lot, 130 Main St. Thursdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 11 through Oct. 29. 315-496-3545. • Niles Farmers’ Market, Niles Town Hall, 5923 New Hope Rd., Moravia. Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30 through Oct. 17. 315-214-1248.

Tompkins County

• Ithaca Farmers’ Market, Dewitt Park Tues. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Hancock Street Thurs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; East Hill Plaza Wed. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Steamboat Landing Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 607-273-7109. www.ithacamarket.com.

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Strawberry Fields You-pick strawberries with a twist in Skaneateles By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Strawberry Fields in Skaneateles offers an unusual agritourism experience. The farm opened in July 2009 with you-pick strawberries with a twist: they don’t grow in the ground. Forget about stooping and bending low to pick berries. Using the agriculture technique of hydroponics, the farm grows plants in pots of vermiculite and perlite. Since they place pots on vertical poles at a convenient picking height, they occupy a smaller footprint. The plants don’t compete with weeds or the bugs that typically feast on ground-based berries, so the farm doesn’t need herbicides or pesticides. The system also helps the plants grow larger fruit. With more than 20,000 ever bearing plants, the farm can accommodate its visitors with you-pick berries from June through frost. The farm isn’t certified organic, but Linda and Doug Eldred, the farm’s owners, use natural inputs

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Hydroponic berries at Strawberry Fields in Skaneateles. wherever possible. “The berries taste great,” Linda Eldred said. “They grow so well because we give them the nutrients they need right in the media in which they grow.” The couple irrigates the plants three times daily. “They eat their meals when we do,” Eldred joked. Strawberry Fields also raises herbs, tomatoes, raspberries and blueberries using the hydroponic method, available as you-pick or at the farm’s market. The Eldreds also sell Yancy’s Fancy Cheeses, honey, balsamic olive oils, New Hope Mills pancake mix, locally-made pottery, organic brown eggs, and their own label jams made with their fruit and other local fruits. “The strawberry, cherry and almond jam is hard to keep on the shelf,” Eldred said. “And then

there’s ‘Traffic Jam’ which is several kinds of jam mixed together.” The Eldreds are planning to erect another outbuilding this year to accommodate more guests. The farm is handicapped accessible, offering a you-pick experience for people with limited mobility. After frost, the farm closes down for a few weeks until the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Then, the Eldreds reopen to sell Christmas trees, wreaths and center pieces. Sample free hot chocolate and cookies and fire-roasted chestnuts. The gift shop also offers holiday gift items. The farm is open weather-permitting. The Eldreds welcome group tours, with appointment and host parties with refreshments that include a chocolate fountain. May 7 is opening day. The farm is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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By Susan Gateley Fair Haven’s Barrier Bar village park is unique. It is the only undeveloped barrier bar park on Lake Ontario with year-round access to a deep water channel and a walkable barrier beach. It’s one of the best places around for lake watching on stormy days or to catch a summer sunset. During the summer you can drive to within a few yards of the jetty for fishing access or boat watching. You can also access either the bay

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It’s one of the best places around for lake watching on stormy days or to catch a summer sunset

waters or those of the lake. During the spring the bar’s brushy thickets and shrubby trees may yield an interesting migrant songbird sighting. On warm April days with a south wind you may be lucky enough to see hundreds of hawks moving overhead, soaring east along the lakeshore as they move around the lake during their spring migrations. The village has set out a few picnic tables on grassy spots but has left much of the bar in its natural state. A

couple of small ponds invite exploration by youngsters seeking a frog or tadpole. And spring, summer or fall is a great time for beach combing here. The barrier bar is made up of water washed pebbles and stones that have eroded out of the surrounding shoreline. Originally they were scraped up by the southward moving glaciers of the ice age, then deposited along the shore when the ice melted. They represent an unusual vari-


ety of stones because they come from many different areas to the north. You may find quartz crystals or ancient colorful pebbles from the Thousand Islands region. Dark stones from the Adirondacks with pockets of tiny reddish garnet crystals lie beside gray limestone from Canada’s shore. Often the limestone pebbles are filled with fossils. Then there’s driftwood in all its endless variations. The bar even features a tiny pocket of sand next to the jetty if you simply must dig a hole or build a castle. On windy days its wide beaches are great for kite flying. Sometimes when the surf’s up you may be entertained by kite surfers who favor the lightly used beach for their high-speed sport. And kayakers and paddle board enthusiasts can launch. There are no lifeguards and no swimming here. (You can go to the state park beach on the other side of the bay for safer swimming). But the price is right for dog walkers and stone skippers alike at the barrier bar. For more information on the barrier bar or other public lake shore beaches check out the “Edge Walker’s Guide to Lake Ontario Beach Combing” on sale at Rivers End Bookstore in Oswego or on line at www.spg. patchnpost.com/4/index.htm.

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The Best of Upstate New York Fun in Your Own Backyard By Melissa Stefanec After a long and cold winter, getting outside is a reward. Trips and destinations are a lot of fun, but sometimes, your own backyard is the best place to be. It’s close, it’s inexpensive, and you can do whatever you want in it. Here are some creative ideas for kids and grown-up kids to enjoy that plot of land located just outside your windows.

Kiddy poolooza

Make your own s’mores bar

If you think a pizza bar is fun, try a s’mores bar. Put a tray out with different types of graham crackers and cookies. Put out different sorts of candy bars. Let people assemble their own version of s’mores and encourage them go up for seconds (and thirds).

Pools hold water, right? Not this year. Take a couple of inexpensive kiddy pools and fill them with unusual things. Make your own bubbles with dish soap, and make a gigantic bubble bath. Fill pools with sand or dirt and make an area that the kids are allowed to dig and bury rocks in. Fill a small kiddy pool with ice and stock it with summer beverages.

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Pet carnival

Barbecues are great, but pleasing all your guests can be tricky. Instead of the usual barbecue fare, make your own pizza party. Have a buffet with a selection of pizza toppings. Have guests pick their favorites and place them on top of any sort of flatbread, pita, naan or pre-cooked crust. Throw them on the grill for a couple of minutes and enjoy the results. Even the pickiest eaters will love this barbecue.

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Take balloons and attach them to balloon sticks, which can be found at party supply stores or online. Pepper your yard with the balloons and make a lollipop field. Place your child’s toys in the area and spend a magical afternoon in a make-believe land.

Children and adults can be very competitive, and an obstacle course is a great way to bring out people’s competitive nature. Set up your own obstacle course using items from a garage or shed. (For added fun, incorporate the hose). Give out token prizes for the fastest competitor and the best course-layout ideas.

Why should humans have all the fun? Set up a carnival for your beloved pets. They will get the fresh air and interaction they crave, and you will get to be creative and sneak in some quality time. Set up a doggy pool, kibble hunt or nature walk.

Camping

Camping in the great outdoors is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. Packing, traveling and remembering everything can be a real challenge. Guess what happens when you are camping in your backyard and you forget something really important? You walk back in the house and get it. You still get a break from the ordinary, a breath of fresh air, and an easy retreat.

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Unique Places to Visit in Oswego County By Sandra Scotta 1 — Osceola: Fiddler’s Hall of Fame: For a toe-tapping good time, attend a fiddling concert held every Sunday from spring to fall in Osceola then visit the adjacent museum with displays of fiddling artifacts and the Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. 2 — Williamstown: Case Stone Wall: It’s not as big as the Great Wall in China but the “Great Wall of Williamstown” is still amazing. The mortarless Case Wall was built by Jerome Increase Case in the early 1800s. It is said Case could drive a team of horses on top of the 12-foot wide wall. 3 — Oswego: Safe Haven: Oswego is the only place in the United States that accepted Jewish refugees during World War II. The Safe Haven Museum tells the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as “guests” of President Roosevelt in August 1944. 4 — Mexico: La Guerre d’Independence: You don’t have to go to the White House to see this impressive multi-colored woodblock wall scenic mural that depicts the Revolutionary War — made in France. Mexico High School has the only complete mural. The White House and Frances Tavern in NYC have a few panels. 5 — Texas: Silas Towne: Oswego County has its own “Paul Revere.” Buried on Spy Island, Silas Towne alerted the colonists at Fort Stanwix in Rome, Oneida County, that “The British are coming” so the fort was prepared and not overtaken. 6 — Oswego: Dr. Mary Walker: Dr. Walker was the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the Civil War. Her name was deleted from the Army


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Medal of Honor Roll in 1917 and restored in 1977. Learn more about her at the Richardson-Bates House and see her recently unveiled statue in front of the Oswego Town Hall on County Route 7. 7 — Cleveland: Cleveland Glass Works: Glass making was the main industry in Cleveland between 1840 and1910. Cleveland is noted for its super fine sand that is used in the manufacturing of glass. Corning has used it to make telescopes. More information can be found at the Cleveland Historical Society Museum in the former St. James Church. 8 — Oswego Canal: Canal Boat Trip: For a different perspective on Oswego County, travel in the slow lane on the Oswego Canal. The canal can be used by private boaters. Mid-Lakes Navigation offers narrated tours several times during the summer. 9 — Brewerton: Block House: The fortification was built in 1759 to protect the all-important water route between the Great Lakes and Albany. The Oliver Stevens family lived on the top floor while the bottom floor severed as a trading post. It is open on weekends during the summer. 10 — Selkirk Lighthouse: The 1837 historic lighthouse is located at the mouth of the Salmon River and it is one of only four lighthouses in the United States that still has its original bird-cage lantern.

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Game that resembles volleyball and a bit like tennis getting more popular By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant As its name denotes, former President Herbert Hoover was involved with the origins of Hoover-ball. Admiral Joel T. Boone, White House physician, developed the game to help keep the Commander-in-Chief fit. A journalist dubbed it Hoover-ball in honor of the president. It’s played somewhat like volleyball and a bit like tennis, with teams conveying a ball across a net to each other. But instead of keeping a volleyball up in the air through digging, setting and spiking, the teams catch

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and toss a light, soft medicine ball back and forth. Personal trainers often use medicine balls to help strengthen and tone core muscles and the upper body. Hoover-ball accomplishes the same, and adds agility and footwork to the workout. Plus, the camaraderie and strategy of the game keeps the workout interesting. If you want to try out Hooverball, all you need is a soft-cover kettle ball, volleyball net and ground markings like those of a tennis court. Then follow the rules from www. hooverassociation.org:

The court is 66 feet by 30 feet. A 4-to-6-pound medicine ball and 8-foot volleyball net are used. Teams consist of two to four players. (For the national championships, three-player teams will be used. Each team may have one or two substitutes) Scoring is exactly like tennis: love-15-30-40-(deuce, ad-in, ad-out)game. Teams play best-of-five or bestof-seven games. Points are scored when a team: fails to catch the return, fails to return the ball across the net, returns the ball out of bounds, fails to return the ball


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to the proper court area. The ball is served from the back line. The serve is rotated among one team until the game is won. Teams alternate serving after each game. Teams change courts after every two games. The ball must be caught on the fly and immediately returned from the point it was caught. There is no running with the ball or passing to teammates. Each team’s court is divided in half. A ball caught in the front half of your court must be returned to the back half of your opponent’s court. This prevents spiking. If the ball doesn’t reach the back court, the opponent is awarded the point. Balls caught must be played. The mid-court line is part of the front court. A ball that hits the out-of-bounds line is a good return. A player who catches the ball outof-bounds, or is carried out-of-bounds by the force of the ball, may return in-bounds before the return. A ball that hits the net on its way over is a live ball. (If it was thrown from the front court, it must reach the opponents back court to be good.) Teams may substitute freely at dead ball situations. Good sportsmanship is required. Points in question should be played over.

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Fun on the Farm Lives Up to Its Name Event in Ontario County slated for Sept. 26. More than 6,000 people visit By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Many agritourism events and tours seem contrived and a little too tidy. But Fun on the Farm, presented by Ontario County Farm Bureau, offers a realistic farm tour. Hosted every odd-numbered year by a different Ontario County-based farm, Fun on the Farm is not a place to wear flip flops. The hosting farms operate daily as working farms; however, during the one-day event, as many as 6,000 people pour onto their acres.

“It’s free, fun and we have educational opportunities no matter how old you are,” said Julie Maslyn, promotion and education chairwoman for Ontario County Farm Bureau. “It’s a look at how a large dairy farm is run. Plus, we have examples of other farm animals and lots of free samples.” Usually a barn, machine shed or other outbuilding provides shelter for vended refreshments and a temporary tent village houses exhibits from

farm-based organizations, including as New York Farm Bureau, 4-H and vendors selling products such as maple syrup, farm insurance, and more. Kids can try free children’s games, such as sack races, cabbage bowling, pedal tractor course, bean bag toss and ring toss, and attractions like craft tables and the farm animal petting zoo. Attendees of all ages flock to the tractor-drawn hayride tour of the farm’s buildings and grounds, in-

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Fun on the Farm…

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Continued from page 28

Working dairy farms host Fun on the Farm and carry on with their normal farm chores during the event, including milking.

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cluding through the cow barn. A local farmer emcees the tour so visitors can learn farm facts like why cow barns require fans and how the anaerobic digester turns manure into energy. El-Vi Farms, a 1,400-head dairy straddling Newark and Phelps, hosted the last event in 2013, the 15th annual Fun on the Farm. Hundreds of volunteers from nearby farms, sporting the official event T-shirt, helped man the refreshment counters, ran the tours, and generally helped visitors find what they needed. Special guest Sen. Michael Nozzolio (R, 54th-D) appeared at the event. Several exhibitors gave away samples of locally raised and produced items, including maple syrup, cheese, apples, sauerkraut, grape Continued on page 31


Summer & Fall juice, apple juice, cabbage, cider, and apple chips. “We like to have the same things we have had and a few new things each year,” Maslyn said. “We want people to know about the different types of ag around them by the time they leave.” In 2013, the New York state Agricultural Society honored Ontario County Farm Bureau with the Agricultural Promotion Award at a ceremony in Syracuse for the organizers’ efforts in helping the public learn about agriculture. Alpha Zeta at Cornell University, American Farmland Trust, and the NY FFA Foundation co-sponsored the award. This year ’s event is slated for Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://ontariocountyfunonthefarm. blogspot.com to learn more details as they become available.

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any of us head to the beach this time of the year. Beaches are a lot of fun, but executing a beach outing can be a lot of hard work. With a little prior planning, a trip to the beach is easier to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your fun in the sun.

Ditch the bag (and welcome the tote)

It’s time to change the concept of a beach bag. Bags are typically cloth and prone to staining. Consider a plastic or vinyl beach tote. Something that can stand up to sand and water is ideal. You can find plastic, flexible totes with carrying handles at many stores. They are easy to clean and sturdier than a bag. A reusable shopping bag made of vinyl is another option. They are cheap and easier to clean.

Don’t bring the kitchen sink along for the ride

Overpacking makes more work on the front and back end of your trip. Don’t bring everything and the kitchen sink. Keep your tote packed with must-haves and don’t go overboard. Spend your valuable time relaxing, not packing and unpacking.

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There are some items that have to go in a beach bag. Buy doubles of those items. Double up on sunscreen, lip balm, cleansing wipes, hair ties, pocket money, bug spray and anything else you deem to be a necessity. Double bag it in a re-sealable plastic baggie and keep it in your beach bag. Don’t take that bag out for other purposes and be sure to restock items when you run out. Keep a couple of bottles of water or juice boxes in the tote.

Rethink the blanket

Many of us are in the habit of using an old, bulky blanket at the beach. It’s time to trade up. There are a variety of thin, packable blankets on the market today. Some of them fold up to about the size of a book. Spending $10 to $25 will free up a lot of space in your bag and vehicle. Most of these packable blankets are also easier to clean than their old-school counterparts.

Contain the toys

If beach toys are going to be part of your afternoon, make sure they are contained. You can buy beach toys in a plastic basket, or you can use a small, round laundry basket and attach a rope handle. Pick-up and wash-off will be a breeze.


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Venues throughout Cayuga County. Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tasting Tour. Experience local sweet delights on the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tour that includes 20 stops featuring locally grown and produced sweet treats, including honey, jam, and maple syrup. www. tourcayuga.com/farm-to-table. Various Locations Throughout Cayuga County. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015. A multi-venue, summer-long festival celebrating America’s most popular art form-musical theater. The festival showcases “Broadway in the Finger Lakes,” at three venues in Auburn. 800-4578897. www.fingerlakesmtf.com.

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Every Wednesday

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Sherburne. The 66th Annual Sherburne Pageant of Bands. Route 12, Sherburne and Sherburne High School, 13 School St. Several bands compete for trophies and ratings, which are determined by professional judges. Pageant competitions include concert, parade, small ensemble, color guard, jazz ensemble, drum line and drum major events. Parade is June 6 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 607-674-7321.

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Pulaski. Pulaski Farmers’ Market & Music in The Park. All kinds of produce, crafts, wine, quilts, and crafts. Live music, dancing and hula-hooping at the bandstand. Free. 4 to 7 p.m. 315-298-6407.

Phoenix. Canal Days. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canal Island. 315-695-1308. www.bridgehousebrats. com. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse 2015. Sample cuisine from area restaurants, listen to live entertainment, including Bret Michaels and numerous other artists. Family Zone entertain-


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Syracuse. Don’t Feed The Actors. Audience interactive, improvisational comedy. $25 dinner and show, $12 show only. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. info@cnyplayhouse.com. 315-885-8960. www.cnyplayhouse.com. Fairport. Fairport Canaldays. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See June 5. Rochester. Genesee Valley QuiltFest, “The Universe of Quilts. See June 5. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. See June 5. Sherburne. The 66th Annual Sherburne Pageant of Bands. Route 12, Sherburne and Sherburne High School, 13 School St. See June 4. Baldwinsville. Peony Fest 2015. More than 250 peony plants should be at peak bloom for the 16th annual Peony Fest hosted by Baldwinsville’s

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Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum. Arts and crafts vendors, community flower show, plant sales, demonstrations, garden talks, music and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 46 Canton St. at McHarrie Park. www.shacksboromuseum.com. Albany. Art on Lark. Declared “Best Art Event” of the Capital Region by both Metroland and the Times Union, Art on Lark includes visual arts and numerous performing artists on two stages. The event emphasizes environmental awareness. Vended food available. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 518-727-7183. info@larkfest2015.com. www. artonlark.com. Fonda. Annual Roger Cota Memorial Rabbit & Cavy Show. Hundreds of fancy breeds. Sponsored by Mohawk Valley Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Association. Food and vendors. Free admission. 9 a.m. till late afternoon. Fonda Fairgrounds, 21 S. Bridge St. patluvlabs@aol.com. Buffalo. Ella, Louis and All That Jazz. Experience the glory days of jazz with Byron Stripling, artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and

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June 11 Syracuse. St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival. Experience Greek music, food and dance. Free admission. 5 to 9 p.m. 325 Waring Road, St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church. 315-446-5222. www.syracusegreekfest.com.

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Syracuse Syracuse Juneteenth Celebration. Family-friendly event includes a kids’ zone, educational area, food court, panel discussions, live entertainment and access to the Dr. Henry A. Washington health pavilion. Juneteenth commemorates Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Tex. 150 years ago, on June 19th, 1865, to read the Emancipation Proclamation, letting slaves know they were finally free. A celebration began as jubilation spread throughout the slave quar-

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Buffalo. Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Vendors, raffles and children’s activities. Free. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Baird Point at the State University of New York at Buffalo North Campus. 716-645-2000. Buffalo. Juneteenth Festival. The third largest festival of its kind in the world, Junteenth Festival includes Main Entertainment Stage, vendors, health pavilion, book fair, free Underground Railroad Tours, children’s activities tent, health pavilion, family portrait booth, African drum and dance lessons, heritage tent, hospitality tent, youth activities and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, bounded by Northampton St., E. Parade Ave., Best St. and Kensington Expressway. 716-838-1249. Ballston Spa. 6th Annual Saratoga Brewfest. Event will showcase more than 200 releases from craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, food available for purchase, and vendors. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend. $45 in advance ($55 at the door) 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and VIP pass $60 ($65 at the door,) 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saratoga

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restaurants, musicians, three galleries displaying art, and architectural tours of historic downtown. Gloversville. $10 pre-sale; $15 at door. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Main Street. https:// www.facebook.com/southernadirondackwineandfoodfestival. Buffalo. Juneteenth Festival. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See June 13.

June 16 Ithaca. Ithaca Taste of the Nation. Ticket sales benefit Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger. Featuring cuisine from more than 40 of the area’s restaurants, each paired with a beverage from a Finger Lakes winery, brewery or coffee company. General admission, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. $100, which includes access to all food and wine plus the dance party. VIP admission, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. $150, which includes VIP parking and entry to the exclusive corporate champagne reception attended by

Don’t Miss It Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. July 23 through July 26. Four days of live music, food vendors, amusement rides, juried arts and crafts and many other activities for people of all ages. Free. Various times and locations throughout Oswego. www.oswegoharborfest.com.

the participating chefs, vintners and corporate sponsors held one hour prior to the event plus the dance party. Athletics & Events Center, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd. 607-277-6961. www.IthacaTasteOfTheNation.org.

June 19 Syracuse. Polish Festival 2015. One of the largest cultural event in the history of the Polish community in Central New York, the61st Annual Polish will feature favorite traditional Polish foods, including pierogi (stuffed dumplings), golabki (cabbage rolls), kielbasa (sausage), bigos (hunter’s stew), and an assortment of Polish desserts, along with Polish beer. Look for traditional Polish souvenirs and other arts and crafts. Performers will include Jimmy Sturr, Salt City Brass, Melody Lane, John Spilett Trio, Popshow Band, Billionaires Band from Syracuse, Lechowia Polish folk dancers, and other artists. The children’s area will include games, face painting, and with other activities. Free. Clinton Square. 800-234-4797. polishscholarship.org.

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Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival. A family- friendly event featuring 20 hot air balloons with four liftoffs and a balloon glow. Art vendors, live entertainment and music, ongoing craft demonstrations, and kids’ activities, including face painting, airborne artwork, and games. $10 adults; $5 children 3-17; Free under 2. Noon to 8:30 p.m. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St.. Lake Placid. Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival. Blues music, vendors, and food. $35 3-day pass; $28 1-day pass; Free under 12 and active military. See website for times. Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St.. http://www.lakeplacid. com/events/lake-placid-blues-heritage-festival.

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Summer & Fall Marcellus. Frogs and Fireflies. Take a moment to admire some of the ways creatures communicate. This evening hike will take you down the Valley Trail to learn more about fireflies and frogs. For ages 7 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@baltimorewoods.org.www. baltimorewoods.org.

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Fulton. Granby Annual Family Fun Day. Bounce house, big slide, horse rides, face painting, tie-dying, petting zoo. Vended popcorn, snacks, hot dogs and hamburgers. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 812 County Route 8, Granby. 315-598-6500 ext. 223. www.towngranby.org.

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Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19. Buffalo. Buffalo River Fest. See June 19. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19. Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival. See June 19. Lake Placid. Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival. See July 19.

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Syracuse. Polish Festival 2015. See June 19. Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19.

Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19.

Sodus Point. “The Chimney Bluffs: From Glaciers to Bootlegging,” a presentation by Joe O’Toole. The Chimney Bluffs were formed by glacial action thousands of years ago, and they are constantly changing. This presentation discusses the formation of the bluffs and the role they played in rum-running during Prohibition. Joe O’Toole is Director of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and former director of the Museum of Wayne County History. Free. 2 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Pavilion, 7606 North Ontario St. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

June 23 Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19. Buffalo. Buffalo River Fest. See June 19.

Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival. See June 19.

Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19.

Lake Placid. Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival. See July 19.

Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

Pulaski area Just minutes from Lake Ontario and directly on the Salmon River, New York’s best and most popular fishing destination! Lake trout, browns, walleye, steelhead, salmon, pike and perch. 4 Seasons of family fun with boating, camping, golfing in summer and fall, to snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and more in winter.

Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

June 26 Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

June 27 Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

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Summer & Fall as you go. Designated drivers are free. 5 to 10 p.m. Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds. 315426-8741. www.empirebrewfest.com. Fayetteville. Outdoor Movie Night-”Cars.” Free. Campfire and s’mores at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. 7900 Green Lakes Road. 315-637-6111. Lake George. Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. More than 30 New York State craft beverage producers and food vendors. Admission includes a commemorative wine glass to be used throughout the event to sample craft beverages. A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit SUNY Adirondack Foundation, whose primary function is to provide financial support to the college and its students through student scholarships, faculty/staff professional development grants and the support of College related special projects. The students of the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts Program offer cooking demonstrations for attendees all weekend long. $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Festival Space at Charles R. Wood Park, 17 West Brook Road. 518-668-9463 x 15. www.adirondackwineandfoodfestival.com.

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Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June. 19.

June 28 Syracuse. Second Annual US Rowing Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championship. Hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club, the event will provide a full slate of racing opportunities for competitors in all boat classes on a new, seven-lane racecourse. Onondaga Lake Park. www.usrowing.org/Events/ RegionalRegattas/NEMAMasters.aspx. Syracuse. Shakespeare in the Park, a program of Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, presenting “King Henry V” by William Shakespeare. See June 19. Syracuse. Empire Brewfest. See June 27. 12 to 9 p.m. Skaneateles. Sandbagger Series. See June 14. Old Forge. Summer Concert Series. Free concerts every Sunday at 7 p.m. thru Sept. 6 at the Old Forge Lakefront. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Webb.

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Lake George. Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. See June 27.

June 29 Sodus Point. Cracker Box Palace 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. 18 holes of golf to benefit the farm animal shelter. Dinner and silent auction to follow. Golf cart rental, dinner $100; foursome, $400. Spectators free. Time TBA. Please pre-register at the website. Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club, 7030 Bayview Drive. 315-483-2493. www.crackerboxpalace.org.

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June 30 Utica. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival. Includes live music, sidewalk art, mural painting, antique autos, and more. The Sidewalk Art Show includes 200 works in an array of media. Children’s art activities, guided tours and illustrated talks. Free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St.. 315-797-0000. www.mwpai.org/arts-festival

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Various Locations Throughout Cayuga County. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015. A multi-venue, summer-long festival celebrating America’s most popular art form-musical theater. The Festival showcases “Broadway in the Finger Lakes,” at three venues in Auburn. 800-4578897. www.fingerlakesmtf.com.

Every Tuesday Syracuse. Pops in the Park Concert Series. Various local artists perform. Festival seating. Free. 7 p.m. Upper Onondaga Park, bounded by Roberts

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Fulton. Fulton Farmers’ Market. The market features a variety of vendors and farmers selling fresh produce. Free. 8 a.m. to noon. Canal Landing Parking Lot, NYS Rte. 481. 315-343-7681. www.oswegofultonchamber.com/farmmarket.

Every Friday Syracuse. Dancing Under the Stars 2015. Listen to the Big Band Era sounds of the Stan Colella Orchestra, under the direction of Len Colella. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. 7 pm. to 10 p.m. Sunnycrest Rink, 698 Robinson St.. 315-473-4696. www.syracuse.ny.us/parks/ sunnycrestrink.html. No event on Friday, July 3.

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jousting, family games, fine arts, and crafts demonstrations and refreshments. Tickets range from $12.95 to the season pass, $185.95. 15385 Farden Rd. 800-879-4446. sterlingfestival.com.

July 1 Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair, Grandstand events, amusement rides, parade, agriculture displays and more. Free. Oswego County Fairgrounds, Ellisburg St. 315-387-3834. www.oswegocountyfair.com. Utica. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival. See June 30.

July 2 Utica. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival. See June 30.

July 3 Auburn. Fireworks. Come at dusk with your own seating. Free. Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 315-253-5611. co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/ emerson/events.html. Utica. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Festival. See June 30. Fair Haven. Fourth of July Celebration. Mile Long Parade down Main St. chicken barbecue,

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Summer & Fall carnival, arts & crafts fair, car show, 5K run and live entertainment. 10 a.m. to dark. Fireworks on July 5 at dusk. Visit website for detailed schedule. Free. Various locations throughout Fair Haven. 315-947-5737. www.fairhavenny. com/calendar.html. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum July Fourth Extravaganza. Free. Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade. Children in costume march from the Sodus Point Fire Hall, 8364 Bay St, to the Pavilion of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.). Early Bird Check-in for the Lighthouse 5-K Run: Runners who registered by June 30 can pick up their bibs and T-shirts in the lighthouse pavilion. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Gap Mangione Big Band will play arrangements from swing-band era to modern big band and popular music. Festival seating. Refreshment vendors available. Free admission. 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Mumford. Independence Day 2015, hosted by Genesee Country Village & Museum. Throughout the day, see how Americans celebrated July Fourth over the years with visits to Indepen-

Village of Sodus Point Fireworks Display: on the lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, 7606 North Ontario St.. Fireworks are set off on the Sodus Bay channel pier. 10 p.m. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

July 4 Fair Haven. Fourth of July Celebration. See July 3. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum July Fourth Extravaganza. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. breakfast, $8. 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 5k race registration. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. craft show. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lighthouse 5K Run. See July 3. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse.

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dence Day in different settings around the historical village. Throughout the day, join in many family-fun activities like the egg toss, sack races, and pea-shooter contest. Visit with the farm animals including the museum’s brand new baby piglets. The ladies’ baseball team will host a Town Ball match in the afternoon on the Great Meadow. The Geneseo Cornet Band will perform at noon on the village square. In 19th-century fashion, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will set the tone for the afternoon’ festivities. Participate in or watch the pie-eating contest, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the village square. Admission: $20 for adults; $10 for ages 4-17; $15 for seniors & college students with ID. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1410 Flint Hill Road. 585294-8218. www.gcv.org. Albany. New York State’s 4th of July Celebration. Event features live music, food and craft vendors, activities for kids, and an evening of live entertainment leading up to the fireworks. 3 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Free. Empire State Plaza, 240 State St.. www.albany.com/event/ fireworks-festival-35517. Old Forge. Fourth of July Celebration. Music at the lakefront and fireworks over Old Forge Pond. Call 315-369-6983 for more information. Old Forge. Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Held in the Adirondack Bank parking lot on state Route 28. Fine arts and crafts from over 55 vendors in an outdoor venue Sponsored by Adirondack Bank. Call 315-369-6411 or visit www.viewarts.org for

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July 5 Fair Haven. Fourth of July Celebration. See July 3. Oswego. Oswego Independence Day Celebration. Activities, vended food and entertainment. Parade starts at 1 p.m. at Oswego High School. Fireworks begin at dusk over the harbor. 315806-0251.

Located along the Oswego River, the city of Fulton rose to prominence as an industrial town. Today, Fulton is home to historical parks and sites. The village of Phoenix, south of Fulton also has great parks and offers great views of Oswego River.

Mumford. Independence Day 2015. See July 4.

July 10 Syracuse. New York State Blues Festival. The event showcases a collection of regional and national artists from multiple genres. Festival seating. No outside coolers or glass containers. Food vendors available. Free. 4 to 10 p.m. Clinton Square. www.nysbluesfest.com. Red Creek. New York Lavender Festival & “A Taste of Provence” Event (tasting is July 10 only). Admission to “A Taste of Provence” in-

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July 11 Syracuse. New York Blues Festival. See July 10. Noon to 10:30 p.m. Syracuse. Don’t Feed The Actors. Audience interactive, improvisational comedy. $25 Dinner and

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Show, $12 Show only. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. info@cnyplayhouse.com. 315-885-8960. www.cnyplayhouse.com. Skaneateles. Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. U-pick lavender bouquets, vended food, local arts and crafts for sale, lavender market open and guest speakers, all on a working farm. Wear appropriate footwear. Festival activities occur outdoors rain or shine. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road. www.fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com Aurora. AuroraFest. Fun Run, Dock to Dock swim, parade, children’s activities, vendors, and food. Free. Various times and locations throughout Aurora. www.visitaurorany.com. Red Creek. New York State Lavender Festival. See July 10 listing. $4. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. Event features hundreds of artists, four stages of continuous live music and the Emerging Artists Expo. Performers include mimes and acrobatic clowns, and musicians playing styles including bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rock and classical. Beer and Wine Garden and both local and international foods available. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout Corn Hill neighborhood. 585-262-3142. chna@ cornhill.org. cornhillartsfestival.com. Bainbridge. Rock in the Park Benefit/Concert. General Clinton Park, Bainbridge. Rusted Root will be headlining this year’s concert which will benefit the Chenango SPCA. They will be joined by Woodshed Prophets, The Falconers and Wreckless Marci. Chinese auction, silent auction, and vendors. Park opens at 11 a.m., music starts at noon. For more information, call 607-972-6526 or visit www.facebook.com/ rockinthepark2012/info. Long Lake. Thirty-first Annual Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main St.

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Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. 25th annual community festival. Crafts, vendors, food, music, parades and, on Sat., 5k at 3 p.m. and fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free. Events at various times and at various locations throughout the village of Lyons. 315-945-3770. www.lyonsny. com/peppermintdays.html.

July 15 Sodus Point. The Canal That Never Was: History of the Erie and Sodus Canals, a presentation by Russell Andrews. The Erie Canal was New York State’s greatest engineering feat, creating a worldwide market for New York’s agricultural and manufactured goods, and bringing an influx of wealth to upstate canal towns. Plans were made to connect Sodus Bay to the Erie Canal, thereby creating a shipping port. Find out why this never happened. Russell Andrews chairs the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Skaneateles. Skaneateles Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales. Featuring more than 30 merchants, the event is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, offering a great opportunity for unique bargains and family fun. Free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. 315-685-0552. info@ skaneateles.com. www.skaneateles.com.

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Summer & Fall Chittenango. Walk on the Wild Side. The second annual event features games, live entertainment, face-painting, food and drink, and animals. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. $20 for ages 3-12, Free for ages 2 and younger. Register online. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wild Animal Park, 7621 Lakeport Road. wildside2015.Kintera.org. Cortland. Peakfest Kickoff Party. Hear Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith, a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. $10 cover charge, food and beverage at own expense. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trax Pub at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Route 392. 800-955-2754. greekpeak.net. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales. See July 16. Buffalo. Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo. See July 16.

July 18 Syracuse. Syracuse Nationals Classic Car Show 2015. See July 17. Cortland. PeakFest 2015: Music on the Mountain. Kellie Pickler will be headlining. Other artists include Tailor Made, and Hoot’n Anges!

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Before June 21st: $25; after June 21 and at gate: $35. Parking $5/car. 1 p.m. Greek Peak Mountain Resort, 2000 NYS Route 392. 800955-2754. greekpeak.net. Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. See July 16. Marcellus. Frog Catching. Join naturalists at Phillips Pond for a celebration of all things frogs. Space is limited to 30 people. Registration required. For ages 3 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@ baltimorewoods.org. www.baltimorewoods.org. Syracuse. M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest 2015. See July 17. Performers include Noteified, The Upstate Burners, Lake Street Drive, and Aretha Franklin. Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. See July 16. Buffalo. Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo. See July 16.

Fair Haven. 6th Annual Paella on the Bay. Come by land or by water and celebrate summer a Spanish-themed party. Traditional meat and seafood paellas cooked over open flames in 3-foot monster pans, sangria, the estate wines and cold craft beers along with live music all afternoon and evening. Colloca Estate, 14678 West Bay Rd. 315-947-2069. Buffalo. Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. See July 16. Skaneateles. Sandbagger Series. See June 14.

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Summer & Fall live jazz music from various artists playing smooth jazz and R&B. Free. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Clinton Square. cnyjazz.org/nejwf. Syracuse. Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest. Learn about the Haudenosaunee and environmental stewardship, and experience Native American crafts, food, and entertainment. Food, live music and dance and exhibitions by the Haudenosaunee Singers & Dancers. Exhibitors include eco-friendly products & services. Free. 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Hanover Square. bluerainecofest.org. Syracuse. AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival. Browse vendor stalls of 160-plus artists and craftsmen. Live entertainment, refreshments, and activities. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbus Circle. 315-422-8284. mail@ downtownsyracuse.com. www.downtownsyracuse.com/syracuse-arts-and-crafts-festival. Skaneateles. 37th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Ninety antique and classic boats and motors on display in the water and on land. Organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Concerts and a boat parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, photo-shoot at 10 a.m. Sun-

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July 25 Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. See July 23. Oswego. Harbor Fest Run. 5k/10k run/walk. $25 for participants to benefit YMCA’s children’s programming. Oswego YMCA, 249 West First St. 315-343-1981. www.oswegoymca.org. Syracuse. Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival 2015. See July 24.

Syracuse. AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See July 24. Skaneateles. Antique and Class Boat Show Weekend. See July 24. Marcellus. Black Light Hike. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@baltimorewoods. org. www.baltimorewoods.org. Syracuse. Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest. 12:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. See July 24. Marion. 51st Annual Pioneer Gas Engine Show. Displays and demonstrations of antique gas engines, tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and more. Flea market, food, music and local artisan and craft vendors. Marion Town Park, 4072 Park Drive, Marion. marionpgea@yahoo. com. www.facebook.com/pages/Pioneer-GasEngine-Association/101511829416. Route 90, from Montezuma to Homer. Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale. Sale includes hundreds of vendors selling antiques and collectibles. Barbecue available. Rain or Shine. Shop in any direction. 800-499-9615. Skaneateles. 37th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. 9 a.m. to dusk. See July 24.

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Frankfort. Great American Irish Festival. Noon to 5 p.m. See July 24. Syracuse. Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival 2015. See July 24. Syracuse. AmeriCU Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See July 24. Skaneateles. Antique and Class Boat Show Weekend. See July 24. Sylvan Beach. 22nd Annual Vettes at the Beach.

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Every Friday Pulaski. Pulaski Farmers’ Market & Music In The Park. All kinds of produce, crafts, wine, quilts, and crafts. Live music, dancing and hula-hooping at the bandstand. Free. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 315-298-6407.

Every Saturday Fulton. Fulton Farmers’ Market. The market features a variety of vendors and farmers selling fresh produce. Free. 8 a.m. to noon. Canal Landing Parking Lot, NYS Rte. 481. 315-343-7681. www.oswegofultonchamber.com/farmmarket.

First Three Weekends Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. An Elizabethan Renaissance Festival set in a shady forest featuring more than 100 live shows daily, jousting, family games, fine arts, and crafts demonstrations and refreshments. Tickets range from $12.95 to the season pass, $185.95. 15385 Farden Rd. 800-879-4446. sterlingfestival.com.

Aug. 1 Skaneateles. Sandbagger Series. See June 14. Liverpool. 46th Annual National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Eastern States Regional. Workshops, demonstrations and MART scheduled throughout days. Over 10,000 antique and vintage clocks, watches, repair tools and horological items will be on display. Bring your watch or clock and have it assessed as to its provenance, originality and overall condition. Go to hands-on clock and watch repair workshops and demonstrations and learn about repair techniques. Attend the MART where collectors and vendors will share horological material including clocks, watches and tools used to repair clocks and watches. $25. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat. Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 441 Electronics Pkwy. 607-343-5394. russoechse@gmail.com. www.nawccesr.com/home. Syracuse. QuiltWeek. See July 29 listing. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alton. Just Horsin’ Around Weekend. See July 31.

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Blue Mountain Lake -Sept. 12, 13 - Rustic Furniture Fair. Held at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work. Live musical performances. Also, explore all the museum galleries, including Bull Cottage, home to some of the museum’s renowned collection of rustic furniture and furnishings.


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Old Forge. Oct. 17. BrewFest from 12 p.m. at North ss Pavilion. Old Forge on Tap will showcase more than 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive three hours of sampling along with their souvenir sampling glass. Music, food and great vendors. Admission $40. www.viewarts.org or call 315369-6411.

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Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Alton. Just Horsin’ Around Weekend. See July 31. Lansing. Cayuga Lake SUP Cup. See July 31.

Aug. 5 Syracuse. Syracuse Food Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Syracuse Food Truck Association. Sample the wares of PB & J’s Lunchbox, Shattuck’s Paddy

Old Forge, NY • 315-369-6138 www.ChristysMotel.com Wagon, Toss N’ Fire Pizza, Chicken Bandit Food Truck & Eatery, Sarita’s, Tamale Jack’s and Oompa Loompya’s. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1153 West Fayette St. syracusefoodtruckassociation@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/syracusefoodtruckassociation. Ballston Spa. Adirondack Spa Circuit conformation dog shows, sponsored by Saratoga Kennel Club. Food and vendors. Free. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St.

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Aug. 6 Ballston Spa. Adirondack Spa Circuit conformation dog shows. See Aug. 5.

Aug. 7 Fulton. Fulton Jazz Fest. See Aug. 7. Live jazz music and food. No coolers or pets allowed. Free. 5 to 11 p.m. Behind Fulton War Memorial, Fulton. 315-343-7681. https://www.facebook. com/Fultonjazzfest. Syracuse. Brew at the Zoo, the 19th annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines with local food and live music. Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Advance sale: $50. Group tickets (6+): $45 per person. Same day: $60 per person. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place. 315-435-8511 x113. www.rosamondgiffordzoo. org/brew-at-the-zoo. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days.

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Sodus Bay area Known to Native Americans as “Silvery Waters,” Sodus Bay provided safe access to Lake Ontario throughout its history. Today, Sodus Bay is a great place to go fishing, boating, and even shopping. Visit the numerous antique and art studios or even catch a fall foliage train.

Family-oriented, pirate-themed festival includes sword fighting demonstrations, dances, children’s parade, sand castle building, boat cruise, story time, magicians, and more. Free. Various times and locations throughout Alexandria Bay each day. 315-482-9531. www.visitalexbay.org/index.php/thousand-islands-events/ bill-johnstons-pirate-days. Ballston Spa. Adirondack Spa Circuit conformation dog shows and Canine Good Citizen tests (Friday and Saturday only 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). See Aug. 5

Aug. 8 Fayetteville. Outdoor Movie Night. Free. Campfire and s’mores at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. 7900 Green Lakes Road. 315-6376111. Syracuse. Don’t Feed The Actors. Audience interactive, improvisational comedy. $25 Dinner and Show, $12 Show only. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. info@ cnyplayhouse.com. 315-885-8960. www.cnyplayhouse.com.

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Summer & Fall Riverview Park, Minetto. 315-343-4565, 315343-2393 Fulton. Fulton Jazz Fest. See Aug. 7. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7. Ballston Spa. Adirondack Spa Circuit conformation dog shows and Canine Good Citizen tests (Friday and Saturday only 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). See Aug. 5

Aug. 9 Auburn. The Great Race XXXVIII. Team triathlon for adults and youth, followed by post-race celebration. Billed as the nation’s largest team only run, bike and paddle triathlon. Hundreds of 2, 3, or 4 person teams begin with a runner (5k or 10k) who hands off to a biker (10 or 20 miles) who then hand off to their kayaker or 2 canoeists. Entertainment for children and live

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music. Registration for the race starts at $74 per team member. Free for spectators. 9:30 a.m. Emerson Park. 315-252-7139. www.great-race.com. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse. Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Dan Elliott and the Monterays play classic rock & roll. Refreshment vendors available. Free admission. 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7. Ballston Spa. Adirondack Spa Circuit conformation dog shows. See Aug. 5

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Aug. 12 Marcellus. Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@ baltimorewoods.org. www.baltimorewoods.org. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7.

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Owego. Hickories Circuit conformation dog shows, sponsored by Tioga County and Susquenango kennel clubs. Parking $5. Food and vendors. Parking $5. 8 a.m. Appalachin Firemens Field, 9 Field Day Dr. Cas13790@stny.rr.com.

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Aug. 14 Bouckville. 44th Annual Madison Bouckville Big Field Antique Show. Event features buyers, collectors, and dealers from across the globe to a show that’s billed as the largest antique event in New York State and one of the largest outdoor events in the country. $25 sold only 8 a.m. to noon. with exclusive, early shopping rights and unlimited re-entry all three days of the show. General admission $7 noon to 5 p.m. Route 20 in Bouckville and Madison, Hamilton and surrounding area. www.madison-bouckville. com/index.html. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7. Owego. Hickories Circuit conformation dog shows. See Aug. 13. Syracuse. “White Liars and Black Comedy” presented by Central New York Playhouse. The White Liars revolves around eccentric and disillusioned fortune teller, the lead singer in a rock band, and his business manager—who consult her. It soon becomes clear that their lives are much stranger than the fiction imagined in a magic ball. In Black Comedy, a young sculptor and his debutante fiancée try to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view the sculptors work but when the charade fails, hilarity results. $20 Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m.; $17 Sun. 2 p.m. Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd E. Suite# B201. www.cnyplayhouse.com.

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Syracuse. “White Liars and Black Comedy” presented by Central New York Playhouse. See Aug. 14. Marcellus. Solar Party with Bob Piekiel. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Time TBD. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@baltimorewoods.org. www.baltimorewoods.org. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7. Owego. Hickories Circuit conformation dog shows. See Aug. 13. Bouckville. 44th Annual Madison Bouckville Big Field Antique Show. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Aug. 14. Liverpool. 46th Annual National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Eastern States Regional. See Aug. 14.

Aug. 16 Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse. Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Panloco Steel Drum Band playing traditional island music plus jazz, pops, and classical. Refreshment vendors available. Free admission. 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnstons Pirate Days. See Aug. 7. Owego. Hickories Circuit conformation dog shows. See Aug. 13. Syracuse. “White Liars and Black Comedy” presented by Central New York Playhouse. See

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Aug. 20 Syracuse. “White Liars and Black Comedy” presented by Central New York Playhouse. See Aug. 14. Skaneateles. Sandbagger Series. See June 14. Bouckville. 44th Annual Madison Bouckville Big Field Antique Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Aug. 21 Boonville. 68th Annual New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days. Over 100 Forest industry exhibits, parade, food vendors, craft show, beard contest, chainsaw ice carving and fireworks. Events include NYS Open Lumberjack Championships, 25th annual 5k and 10k foot races, World’s Open Lumberjill Championships and horse skidding. Rain or shine. Advanced tickets: $7 adults, $5 children 12 and younger, free for children 5 and younger. At the gate: $10 adults, $7 children, $8 seniors 60 and older and military. Weekend passes: $21 adults, $15 children. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds, Schuyler St. 315-942-4593. www.starinfo.com/woodsmen. Syracuse. “White Liars and Black Comedy” presented by Central New York Playhouse. See Aug. 14. Norwich. 23rd Chenango County Blues Festival. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. Chenango County Fairgrounds, East Main St., Norwich. This twoday music festival features nationally known award winning artists, great food, craft vendors, camping, and free children’s activities. Friday night: the Golden Novak Band; Saturday shows: Ghost Town Blues Band, Nikki Hill, John Nemeth, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and more. Check the website for the full list. Admission charged on the show taking place Saturday. Contact: Eric Larsen at 607-334-5653 and press 1 or visit www. chenangobluesfest.org.


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Aug. 23 Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse.

Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Hohenfels Trombone Quartet, playing everything from sea chanteys and polkas to 1900s tunes and James Bond movie theme songs. Refreshment vendors available. Free admission. 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Boonville. 68th Annual New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days. See Aug. 21.

exhibits, home & arts competitions, vendors and performers, concerts, and more. $10 adults, free for children 12 and younger. Gates open at 10 a.m. Check the website for various discount days. www.nysfair.org.

Aug. 28 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27.

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Sodus Point. Wicked Syracuse: A History of Sin in Salt City, a Presentation by Neil K. MacMillan. Gangsters, train robbery, forgery, and prostitution—these misdeeds are more often associated with New York City or the Wild West, but make no mistake, Syracuse, New York, has housed its fair share of vice and sinners. Local author Neil MacMillan tours the city of Syracuse, unearthing tales of its most infamous residents and their dastardly deeds—from strange murders to bounty jumpers and vandals. Neil K. MacMillan was born and lives in Syracuse, New York, and has written many articles about Syracuse history. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Marcellus. Incredible Edibles. Join a walk through the woods and learn about edible plants with medicinal and delicious properties. Find out how to identify and use these practical plants. For ages 10 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Please pre-register. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@ baltimorewoods.org. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Syracuse. Kevin Hart What Now Tour. Entertainer, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart makes a stop in Central New York on his comedy tour among 50 US and Canadian cities. 7 and 10:30 p.m. $80 to $165. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 515 Montgomery St. whatnowtour.com.

Aug. 27 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair Grandstand Concert Series presents Eric Church. $57 to $77. 7:30 p.m. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo Center. www.nysfair.org/concerts/ grandstand. Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Animal

Fayetteville. Outdoor Movie Night. Free. Campfire and s’mores at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. 7900 Green Lakes Road. 315-6376111.

Marcellus. Bats. Misunderstood by many, repulsive to some, and feared by others, come spend and evening, indoors and out, to find out why bats are beneficial creatures, with undeserved reputations. Meet at the lower parking lot. For ages 5 and up. Please pre-register. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Please pre-register. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Baltimore Woods Nature Center Inc., 4007 Bishop Hill Road. 315-673-1350. info@baltimorewoods.org. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Aug. 30 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse. Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse,

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Summer & Fall overlooking Lake Ontario. Loren and Mark, an award-winning international guitar duo with a repertoire influenced by jazz, bluegrass, and country-western music. Refreshment vendors available. Free admission. 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

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Venues throughout Cayuga County. Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tasting Tour. Experience local sweet delights on the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tour that includes 20 stops featuring locally grown and produced sweet treats, including honey, jam, and maple syrup. www.tourcayuga. com/farm-to-table.

Aug. 31 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27.

Albany. September in the City Arts Fair. Features art exhibits by regional mixed media artists, live musical entertainment plus original artwork and crafts available for purchase. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St.).

Every Saturday Fulton. Fulton Farmers’ Market. The market features a variety of vendors and farmers selling fresh produce. Free. 8 a.m. to noon. Canal Landing Parking Lot, NYS Rte. 481. 315-343-7681. www.oswegofultonchamber.com/farmmarket.

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Various Locations Throughout Cayuga County. Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015. A multi-venue, summer-long festival celebrating America’s most popular art form-musical theater. The Festival showcases “Broadway in the Finger Lakes,” at three venues in Auburn. 800-4578897. www.fingerlakesmtf.com.

Sept. 1 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27. Syracuse. NYS Fair Chevy Court Concert Series: Oak Ridge Boys. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo. 2 p.m. Free. www.nysfair.org/ concerts/chevy-court.

More than 1,800 islands (1,864 to be exact) give the area this unique name. The region offers great restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment options. It’s famous for its night life and specialty stores, in addition to all little islands all around. Each island has its own individuality with features such as stately granite cliffs, soft sandy bays, tall dark pines and vibrant maple trees — it’s a sightseer’s paradise.

Sept. 2 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27. Syracuse. NYS Fair Chevy Court Concert Series: Salt-N-Pepa. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo. 2 p.m. Free. www.nysfair.org/concerts/ chevy-court. Syracuse. NYS Fair Chevy Court Concert Series: Snoop Dogg. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo. 8 p.m. Free. www.nysfair.org/concerts/ chevy-court.

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Don’t Miss It Alexandria Bay. Sept. 5 Blues at the Winery. Hear an area blues band, along with wine & beer, food, wine tastings, and winery tours. Free. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave.. 315-482-9306. www.thousandislandswinery.com.


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Meghan Trainor. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo. 2 p.m. Free. www.nysfair.org/concerts/chevy-court.

Sept. 4 Pulaski. Pulaski Farmers’ Market & Music In The Park. All kinds of produce, crafts, wine, quilts, and crafts. Live music, dancing and hula-hooping at the bandstand. Free. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 315-298-6407. Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27.

Sept. 5 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27. Alexandria Bay. Blues at the Winery. Hear an area blues band, along with wine & beer, food, wine tastings, and winery tours. Free. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Ave.. 315-482-9306. www.thousandislandswinery.com. Buffalo. National Buffalo Wing Festival. Over 100 different flavors of chicken wings from restaurants throughout the country. Live music and contests including the U.S. Chicken Wing Eating Championships, Amateur Chicken Wing Eating, Amateur Traditional Sauce Contest, Am-

ateur Creative Sauce Contest, Ridiculously Hot Wing Eating Contest, Miss Buffalo Wing, Bobbing for Wings, Baby Wing, Buffalo Buffet Bowl, Battle of the Border, and College Wing Eating Competition. $5 per day, children 8 and under are free. All food tickets must be purchased at the festival. Food tickets are $1.00 each and are used to purchase all food items. All beer, soda and bottled water must be purchased through stadium vendors on the field for cash. No tickets will be accepted. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St. 716-565-4141. www. buffalowing.com or https://www.facebook.com/ BuffaloWingFestival.

Sept. 6 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27. Syracuse. NYS Fair Chevy Court Concert Series: Nick Jonas. New York State Fairgrounds Empire Expo. 6 p.m. Free. www.nysfair.org/concerts/ chevy-court. Sodus Point. Sodus Bay Historical Society Summer Concert Series At the Lighthouse. Enjoy live music in the shadow of Sodus Bay’s Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Starlight Orchestra playing Big Band favorites (Miller, Dorsey, Goodman, Barnett, Ellington) with great vocal

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Sept. 7 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 27.

Sept. 11 Utica. 8th Annual Utica Music & Arts Fest. Festival features more than 100 bands in 10 different venues, as well as showcases the city’s arts, culture and food. Free. Noon. Various locations on Varick Street. uticamusicfest@gmail.com. www.uticamusicandartsfest.com

Sept. 12 Baldwinsville. Golden Harvest Festival. Art and craft vendors, hayrides, free canoe rentals, entertainment, games and foods. The festival features approximately 100 artists/craftspeople and attracts 15,000 visitors each year. Parking fee $4/vehicle. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road. 315-638-2519. www.onondagacountyparks.com.

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Summer & Fall East Syracuse. Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball. ‘Wish Ball’ is Make-A-Wish Central New York’s gala event. This year celebrates the organization’s 30th year anniversary. $150 per person. 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 5005 Campuswood Drive. 315-475-WISH. info@makeawishcny.org. www. cny.wish.org. Auburn. TomatoFest. Food, music, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family. More than 13,000 attend. Donations from TomatoFest each year enable local food pantries to provide more than 10,000 meals to Cayuga County residents. $3 suggested donation; children free with donated canned item. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. www.cnytomatofest.com. Utica. 8th Annual Utica Music & Arts Fest. See Sept. 11. Penfield/ Webster. “Cars for Cancer-It’s a Guy Thing!“ organized by East Coast Hot Rod and

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vendors. $5. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery grounds. 585-276-8950. Albany. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival. Jazz music, food & beverage vendors and fireworks. No glass containers, animals or recording of performances. Admission to the Jazz Festival is FREE. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks at 8:30. Parking, $5, available at Riverfront Garage, located at Broadway and Columbia Street. 518-434-2032. Norwich. 21st Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. East and West Parks, Downtown Norwich. A juried exhibition of art and fine crafts for sale in an interactive atmosphere featuring artist demonstrations, educational activities and original music. Color Dash Fun Run starts at 9a.m. For more information, call 607-336-FEST or visit www.colorscape.org. Blue Mountain Lake. Rustic Furniture Fair. Held

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Summer & Fall at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the museum during this festival weekend and you’ll see unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings. Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work. As you stroll the grounds amidst the spectacular fall foliage, you can watch demonstrations by artists at work, enjoy live musical performances, and explore all the museum galleries, including Bull Cottage, home to some of the museum’s renowned collection of rustic furniture and furnishings.

Sept. 13 Auburn. TomatoFest. See Sept. 12. Baldwinsville. Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 12. Rochester. M & T Bank Clothesline Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 12. Pulaski. Pulaski Farmers’ Market & Music In The Park. See Sept. 4. Skaneateles. Sandbagger Series. See June 14.

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Norwich. 21st Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. 12. Blue Mountain Lake. Rustic Furniture Fair. Held at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. See Sept. 12

Sept. 16 Sodus Point. “The Seneca Army Depot: Fighting Wars from the New York Home Front,” a Presentation by Walter Gable and Carolyn Zogg. When the army decided to build a depot in Seneca County in 1941, dozens of families were given only days to vacate the homes they loved and land they had farmed for generations. The depot provided vital jobs for residents, but it also continued to cause controversy even after it was established—all while providing critical support for the army. Since the base closed in 2000, the community has grappled with what to do with the property, including protecting the area population of white deer. Walter Gable has been the Seneca County Historian since August 2003. Carolyn Zogg was appointed director of the Seneca Falls Historical Society and its Becker House Museum. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St. 315-483-4936. www.

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Sept. 18 Syracuse. La Festa Italiana. Enjoy the food, music and culture of Italy. Bocce, Italian bingo, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities and more. Free. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. At various venues throughout downtown. 315-422-7750. italiana@aol.com.

Sept. 19 Syracuse. La Festa Italiana. See Sept. 18. Albany. LarkFEST, a street festival featuring hundreds of vendors and two stages of music with both local and national headlining musical acts. Activities for people of all ages, visual arts, music, poetry, magic acts and more. An estimated 80,000 people attend annually. Free. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Madison and Washington avenues. 518-434-3861, www.albany.com/ news/larkfest.cfm. Sterling. Ontario Orchard’s Fall Jamboree. Hay rides, corn maze, food vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, apple & pumpkin picking and more. Free. 11am – 6pm. Rain or shine. 15273 Center Road. 315-343-6328. www.ontarioorchards.com. Sept. 19

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Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square Annual Apple Festival Goettel Park. 32nd annual festival includes amusement rides, crafters, vendors, live music, demonstrations and food. Crowning of the winner of the 3rd Annual Miss Apple Festival contest, presented by the ladies at Salt City Royalty, at the Lyons Dentistry stage. Admission: $5/carload. Free shuttle. All festival profits donated back to local communities. Use the back entrance that is located at the

Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square Annual Apple Festival Goettel Park. See Sept. 25. Ontario County-based Farm (location TBD). Fun on the Farm. Explore a working dairy farm. Vended refreshments, exhibits from farmbased organizations, free samples, children’s games, craft tables, farm animal petting zoo, and tractor-drawn hayride tour of the farm’s buildings and grounds. Stable, closed footwear recommended. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit ontariocountyfunonthefarm.blogspot.com for location and more details.

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Syracuse. Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon. This ladies-only event features Jim and Juli Boeheim and the Syracuse University Men’s Basketball Team. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation. $70. Tailgating starts at 9 a.m.; doors open at 10. Oncenter, 800 South State St.. 475-WISH. info@ makeawishcny.org. www.cny.wish.org. Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

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Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

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Old Forge. BrewFest starting at noon at North Street Pavilion. Old Forge on Tap will showcase more than 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive three hours of sampling along with their souvenir sampling glass. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, food and great vendors. Admission $40. For additional information, visit

Sodus Point. “Rodrigo’s Land: A Story About the First Man to Spot Land on Columbus’s Voyage,” a presentation by Steven Farrington. Rodrigo de Triana was the first to spot land on Columbus’s 1492 trip? Why had he been sent on that voyage, and why was he made an outlaw and a target of the Inquisition? Steven Farrington is a writer and a teacher of Spanish and French in a community college in Rochester, NY. Free.

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6:30 p.m. Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St.. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

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Discover quaint villages, country inns and B&Bs surrounded by a rural community bursting with heritage. From high-end boutiques and timeless antique shops, to local farmers’ markets and family-friendly festivals, you will encounter an endless amount of fascinating places to visit.

Alexandria Bay. Oooh Ta Ta. Ladies’ night includes shoe & wine pairings presented by handsome tuxedo-clad men, a fashion show, door prizes, and food to raise awareness and funds to support area women during their battle with breast cancer. Advance sale tickets $12 or $10 at the door. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 43298 Seaway Ave.

CNY Fiber Festival CNY Fiber Artist & Producers

June 13 - 14, 2015 • Bouckville, NY Animals • Demonstrations Workshops • Kid’s activities

Over 100 Booths www.cnyfiber.org

Home Spun Fabrics & 100% Wool ANTIQUES • LIGHTING • PAINT • CURTAINS

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Talons! Birds of Prey. An innovative, interactive, once in a lifetime experience for your family, business and your life. Private Hawk Walks & Falconry Academies on our site or yours. School, Camp, Scout and Nature Center Programs. Movies, Commercials, Photo Shoots & Music Videos Weddings, Birthdays, Family Reunions, Corporate Team Building

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Demolition Derby Truck & Tractor Pulls

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Oct. 24 Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Oct. 25 Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Oct. 29 Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Oct. 30 Albany. Albany Ghost Tours. See Oct. 10.

Oct. 31 Earlville. The Haunted Opera House. Earlville Opera House, 18 East Main St., Earlville. From 7 to 9 p.m. A haunting and magical night awaits participants. For more information call 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

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Horseback Riding in CNY By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant If you and your horse are eager to hit the trails, why not try some new venues this season? The 26-mile Oswego County Recreation Trail includes a western and eastern portion that follows the former path of the New York Ontario & Western Railroad. Enjoy the nostalgia of using original railroad bridges that still cross many of the streams along the trail. Access parking at County Route 6 in Volney; Toad Harbor Road in West Monroe or North Street in Cleveland. The Winona State Forest Recreation Area borders southern Jefferson County and northern Oswego County. Its 9,233 acres include plenty of horseback riding opportunities. Since its 30 trails are designated for multiple use, check www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/8072.html and watch for signs to know where you may ride. Visit www. winonaforest.com/directions.html for directions and where you may park. Barbara Bordonaro, a resident of Port Byron, Cayuga County, likes the trails at the Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management

Area (formally known as Howland Island Wildlife Management Area) “because of all the crisscrossed paths, which make it feel like it’s a lot bigger than it actually is,” she said. “The terrain is varying and the scenery is just beautiful.” She compared one section of the woods as rivaling scenes from a “Lord of the Rings” movie. The trail may be accessed in Savannah. “It’s very quiet and secluded, yet it’s not terribly uncommon to run into hikers,” Bordonaro added. The 3,600-acre area includes Howland Island (3,100 acres), Bluff Point Unit (388 acres) and WayCay (114 acres). To access the trail, take Thruway exit 40 at Weedsport and take Route 38 to Port Byron. Drive two miles north to Howland Island Road. Bordonaro also likes the Cayuga County trail that links Cato and Fair Haven, accessible at the Cato town building. “That makes it a nice place to park and unload [the trailer],” Bordonaro said. The shady, 14-mile trail winds among farmland,

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woods and marshlands, which means a rider can observe many different kinds of birds, wildlife and plants along the way, and experience various types of terrain. Ride CNY’s trails safely. Make sure your horse is welcome before you head out because some trails include terrain not suitable for riding. The trail’s web-

site and signage should indicate where riding is safe. Don’t ride public trails on a green horse. Doing so can endanger the animal and others. Stay on the designated trails. Pass others carefully and report any prohibited trail use to the park’s authority. Common courtesy can help keep parks enjoyable for all uses.


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The Best of Upstate New York Make-A-Wish Central New York Wish Kid Sadie, 4 Oswego County

Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

“Share the power of a wish®” ♦ Refer a Child We rely on referrals from caring individuals to help us reach more kids and grant wishes that change lives forever! ♦ Volunteer Whether it’s as a wish granter or office staff or representing us in the community, you can help make wishes come true by becoming a Make-A-Wish® Volunteer! ♦ Donate The average cost of a wish is nearing $10,000. With 90 wishes as our goal for 2015, every dollar raised is critical!

Wish Kid Kalen, 4 Broome County

Be sure to join us for our 2nd annual

Walk on the Wild Side July 17, 2015 ♦ 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wild Animal Park 7621 Lakeport Rd, Chittenango

For details about this family-friendly event:

(315) 475-WISH or visit cny.wish.org Serving 15 counties, including Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins.

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The following advertisers have made this booklet possible 1st United Methodist Church of Fulton.........................................36 916 Riverside......................................63 A & P Marine......................................62 Adventure Calls Outfitters...................24 Akwesasne Mohawk Casino................8 All Seasons Inn / Beacon Inn.............40 Antique Revival...................................17 Apple Country Retreat........................81 Arney’s Marina....................................70 Associated Dental Arts.......................41 Baker’s Acres.....................................79 Bartender Professional Training.........82 Bascol .................................................83 Battle Island Clubhouse/Golf..............13 Bear’s Sleepy Hollow..........................51 Beck, Inc.............................................59 Belhurst Castle...................................25 Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate........41 Bernhards Bay Country Store & Antiques...................................16 Black Creek Café & Treasure.............60 Brennan Beach ..................................51 Brewerton Boatyard............................63 Broadwell Hospitality Group...............9 Brookfield Renewable Energy............24 Burdick Ford / Toyota.........................92 Burger King.........................................58 Burke’s Home Center.........................57 Burritt Motors......................................40 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........67 Butter Nut Cove Cottages...................74 Camillus Erie Canal Park....................82 Campfitters.com.................................69 Canal Landing Marina........................55 Catfish Creek on Lake Ontario...........27 Central Square Apple Fest.................63 Century 21 Galloway .........................38 Cheerful Valley Campground.............79 Christy’s Motel....................................69 Church of the Assumption (COTA).....36 City of Oswego...................................38 CNY Fiber Festival.............................84 Codfather Fishing...............................27 Colonial Court Campground...............66 Colonial Laundromat..........................45 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....47 Comic Shop........................................43 Commerce Chenango Inc...................33 Compass Federal Credit Union..........42 Computer Accounting Services..........37 Cortland Country Music Park..............76 Country Belle Farms...........................66 Country Roads Campground..............31 Cruise Planners..................................13 D & A Charter & Tours........................46 Deaton’s Ace Home Improvement......54 Deaton’s Agway .................................54

Don’s Sales & Service........................57 Done Right Cleaning..........................61 Drake’s Heating & Air.........................31 Dusting Divas.....................................58 Eastern Shore Associates..................89 Eastview Mall......................................21 Ehrlich Pest Control............................82 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan.. 70 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm...........................79 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........15 Engelbert Farms.................................78 Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............13 Evergreen Motel.................................37 Fairfield Inn by Marriot /Clay...............82 Fillmore Golf Club...............................13 Finger Lakes Construction..................81 Finger Lakes Skydivers......................24 Fort Ontario........................................39 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.......60 Friendship Thrift Shop........................66 Fuccillo Auto Malls...............................4 Furdi’s Home Center..........................55 Geneva Antique Co-Op......................17 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum..................81 Godfrey’s Last Stand..........................56 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant.........63 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum....................80 Great American Antique Fest.............16 Great Lakes Trolley Co.......................39 Greene Point Marina..........................65 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................63 Harbor Towne Gifts & Souvenirs........38 Harborfest...........................................41 Hart Hotel...........................................11 Hejamada Campground.....................79 Herkimer County Fair.........................30 Hillside Antique Flea Markets.............16 Holiday Harbor Resort .......................72 Hoss’s Country Corner.......................69 I Wood Care.......................................77 J & B Seamless Gutter Comp.............82 J & J Campground..............................59 J P Jewelers.......................................41 Jack Coleman’s Body Shop................62 Jimmie James BBQ............................37 Johnston’s Gas...................................56 Joseph Stolar Forestry.......................15 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds..........................80 Ken’s Body Shop................................40 Knights Inn .........................................47 Lake Ontario Antiques........................17 Lake Ontario Gift Shop.......................75 Lakeshore Hardwoods .......................53 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................72 Longley Dodge...................................57

CREDITS • Editor & Publisher: Wagner Dotto • Associate Editor: Lou Sorendo • Calendar Editor: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant • Writers: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant, Melissa Stefanec, Sandra Scott, Susan Gateley • Advertising: Peggy Kain, Beth E. Clark, Shelley Manley, Shannon Pierce • Office Manager: Alice Davis • Layout & Design: Chris Crocker, Debbie Smith, Kelly McDorman Jackson • Cover: Jillian Meisenzahl

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Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative Inc.......................30 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...............32 Lucky Dutchman Charters..................27 Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................72 Madison County Fair..........................84 Madison County Tourism....................85 Make-A-Wish Foundation...................87 Malone’s Irish Hideaway.....................39 Maplegrove B&B.................................73 Mary’s Needleart Supplies & Frames.67 Met Life – David Mirabito....................56 Mimi’s Drive-In....................................56 Monica’s Pies.....................................81 Mountain Ash Elk Ranch....................65 Mr. Sub...............................................51 Nasty Boy Fishing Charters................27 National Tractor Trailer School...........33 North Country Storage Barns.............90 North Country Tack Box.....................64 North Bay Campground......................55 Northeast Classic Car Musuem..........33 Novelis................................................46 NY Transportation..............................45 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................27 NYS Parks..........................................35 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days............21 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............66 Oak Hill Bulk Foods ...........................79 Oak Leaf Café....................................79 Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents & Lavender Festival....................71 Old Forge Lake Cruises......................68 Onondaga Parks & Recreation............3 Ontario Orchards................................43 Oswego Alliance Church....................36 Oswego County Fair...........................18 Oswego County Fed. Credit Union.....45 Oswego County Monuments..............36 Oswego County Promotion & Tour......8 Oswego County Stop DWI..................40 Oswego Health...................................44 Oswego Inn........................................39 Oswego Museums Co-Op..................43 Oswego Printing.................................43 Parker’s Excavating & Tree Service...48 Parker’s Service (NAPA)....................48 Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland........................77 Penn Yan Bible Church......................36 Performance Uniforms........................60 Peterpaul Recreation Park.................69 Piggers Liquor Store / C&B Farm Market....................42 Pole Position Raceway.......................91 Port Lodge Motel................................50 Press Box...........................................42 Pro Build ............................................59 Pulaski Eastern Shore Chamber........50 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................53

Pulaski Wine & Spirits........................48 Rainbow Shores Restaurant ..............47 Real Deals..........................................48 Reiter’s Marina...................................64 Rice Creek..........................................42 River House Restaurant.....................47 Roseland Waterpark ..........................81 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................46 Salmon Country Inc. Marina and Campground............................60 Salmon River Sports Shop.................53 Sandy Pond Resorts ..........................64 Seneca Golf Club...............................13 Seward House Museum.....................81 Sharp’s Bulk Food .............................67 Simeon Dewitt — Peter Realty...........44 Sincebaugh Automotive......................80 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.........71 Solid Rock Baptist Church..................36 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................78 South Shore Nautical..........................62 Starkey’s Lookout...............................79 Sterling Nature Center........................70 Stewarts Shops..................................61 Stick’s Bar Grill Motel.........................60 Stickley Museum................................83 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........68 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........50 Strawberry Fields................................79 Suggett House Museum.....................76 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................41 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............18 Syracuse Service Dogs......................83 Tailwater Lodge...................................2 Talons! Birds of Prey .........................84 The Colonial Housefitter.....................17 The Country Bum’kin..........................16 The Eis House....................................59 The Gingham Patch............................84 The Greenhouse Effect......................52 The Heckled Hen................................17 The Jello Gallery.................................15 The Kallet Theater..............................52 The Mandana Inn...............................80 THE MOST.........................................32 The Shops At Ithaca Mall....................9 The Vintage Garden...........................52 The Windmill Farm & Craft Market.....78 Thousand Islands Winery...................75 Thunder Island Entertainment Park....18 TJ Maxx..............................................29 Tops Friendly Markets........................19 USS Slater..........................................18 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........21 Visit Oswego NY..................................5 Weedens Mini Mall.............................16 Wegerski Law Firm.............................83 White’s Lumber...................................52 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts......................52 Wratten’s RV......................................64 Yesterday’s RV Park..........................44 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................91

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