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1000 Islands................................................74-75 Adirondacks................................................68-69 Cortland.......................................................76-77 Fair Haven / Sodus Bay..............................70-73 Finger Lakes................................................78-83 Fulton...........................................................56-59 Madison County..........................................86-87 Mexico..........................................................60-61 Oneida Lake Shores....................................53-55 Onondaga County........................................84-85 Oswego.........................................................37-43 Pulaski..........................................................45-52 Sandy Creek / Lacona.................................64-65

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W here to Go! Where to Visit

Automotive n AUTO DEALERS Burritt Motors......................................40 Longley Dodge...................................59 Par-K Motors......................................58 Burdick Ford / Toyota.........................92 Fuccillo Auto Malls................................4 n AUTO RACES Oswego Speedway.............................35

n AUTO REPAIR Ken’s Body Shop................................38 Vashaw’s Collision..............................39 n ANTIQUE CARS NorthEast Classic Car Museum.........15 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............33 n RV SALES Wratten’s RV......................................64

Boating, Sales & Marinas

Arney’s Marina....................................71 Brewerton Boatyard............................55 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........64 Codfather Fishing...............................30 Greater Lakes EZ-Dock......................24

Greene Point Marina..........................65 Reiters Marina....................................65 Salmon Country Inc............................48 Sandy Pond Resorts & Marina...........65 Skaneateles Marina............................83 South Shore Nautical..........................87

Where to Stay n BED & BREAKFASTS Maple Grove B&B...............................72 n CABINS/COTTAGES Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........69 n CAMPGROUNDS Cheerful Valley Campground.............78 Colonial Court Campgrond.................64 J & J Campground..............................61 Bear’s Sleepy Hollow..........................49 Cherry Grove Campground................71 Country Roads Campground..............29 Hejamada Campground.....................82 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................91 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds................................81 Northbay Campground.......................58 NYS Parks..........................................63 Salmon Country Inc............................48 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........48

n ATTRACTIONS Big Don’s Wild River...........................13 Cortland Country Music Park..............76 Critz Farms.........................................86 Camillus Erie Canal Village................85 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........11 Fair Haven Chamb. of Commerce......73 Kallet Theater, The.............................49 Friends of Mexico Point Park..............61 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................35 NYS Parks..........................................63 Oswego Speedway.............................35 Peterpaul Recreation Park.................54 Pole Position Raceway.......................91 Rolling Hills Asylum............................23 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................80 Sterling Nature Center........................72 VisitOswegoNY.com.............................5 Windmill, The .....................................80 n CASINOS Akwesasne Mohawk Casino.................8 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........15 n CHARTERS & TOURS D & A Charter & Tours........................25

n HOTELS, MOTELS, INNS All Seasons Inn / Beacon Inn.............39 Brewerton Motel.................................53 Butter Nut Cove Cottages...................74 Christy’s Motel....................................68 Evergreen Motel, The.........................40 Hillside Inn..........................................80 Holiday Inn Express............................37 Port Lodge Motel................................52 Stick’s Sportsbar Grill Motel...............61 n RESORTS / RETREATS Apple Country Retreat........................83 Belhurst Castle...................................31 Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR)..........13 Geneva on the Lake...........................78 Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland..............................77 Sandy Pond Resorts & Marina...........65 Tailwater Lodge....................................2 n RV PARKS Holiday Harbor Resort .......................70 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................38 Brennan Beach ..................................49

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n FARMER’S MARKET Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................51 n FAIRS & FESTIVALS Central Square Apple Fest.................53 CNY Fiber Festival.............................87 Harborfest...........................................11 Herkimer County Fair.........................23 Madison County Fair..........................87 NYS Woodsmen Field Days...............17 Ol’ Factory Lavender Festival.............23 Oswego County Fair...........................22 Sodus Harvest Fest............................70 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............33 n GOLFING Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............25 River Golf Adventures........................25 Seneca Golf Club...............................25

n MUSEUMS Glenn H. Curtiss Museum..................78 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum..........................83 Jell-O Gallery, The..............................35 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...............17 MOST, The.........................................29 NorthEast Classic Car Museum.........15 Oswego History Collaborative............38 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.........72 Stickley Museum................................84 Suggett House Museum.....................76 Seward House Museum.....................82 Skaneateles Historical Society...........82 USS Slater..........................................17 Ward O’Hara Museum........................78 n WATER RECREATION Big Don’s Wild River...........................13 Canandaigua Lady Boat Tour.............83 Colonial Belle Boat Tours...................81 Mid-Lakes Navigation ........................81 NYS Canal Cruise................................8 Old Forge Lake Tours.........................69 Roseland Waterpark ..........................79 n WINERIES & BREWERIES Colloca Estate Winery........................21 Heavily Brewing Co............................82 Starkey’s Lookout...............................80 Swedish Hill Winery............................81


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W hat to See! Where to Shop n ANTIQUES Barn Again Green...............................55 Geneva Antique Co-op.......................16 Great American Antique Fest, The.....16 Hillside Antique Flea Markets.............16 L W Emporium....................................80 Madison Bouckville Antique Show.....16 n CHEESE STORES Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....52 Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative Inc.............................75 n COMICS Comic Shop, The................................43 n FOOD Green Planet Grocery.........................42 Hencle’s Berry Patch..........................85 Mountain Ash Elk Ranch....................51 Oak Hill Bulk Foods ...........................80 Ontario Orchards................................23 Sharp’s Bulk Food .............................67 Strawberry Fields................................11 n DEPARTMENT STORE TJ Maxx................................................3 n GIFT SHOPS Harbor Towne Gifts & Souveniers......22 Lake Ontario Gift Shop.......................75 North Country Tack Box.....................54 Village Shops, The.............................56

Vintage Garden, The..........................51 n JEWELRY.......................................... J P Jewelers.......................................41 n LIQUOR Piggers Liquor Store / C&B Farm Market..........................38 Pulaski Wine & Spirits........................51 n POTTERY Cookies Jars & Things........................70 Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................71 n QUILTING / CROCHETING Mary’s Needleart Supplies..................52 Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop.....................57 n SHOPPING MALLS Eastview Mall........................................9 Shops At Ithaca Mall, The....................9 n SIGNS Sign Language Inc..............................83 n SPECIALTY SHOPS Friendship Thrift Shop........................45 Gingham Patch, The...........................87 Hoss’s Country Corner.......................68 L W Emporium....................................80 Pawn Boss..........................................57 Reakes Country Goods......................76 Real Deals..........................................49 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts......................49

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

Real Estate

1st Carriage House Realty.................52 Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate........37 Camp Arey..........................................79 Century 21 Galloway .........................43

Oswego Alliance Church....................36 Penn Yan Bible Church......................36

Furdi’s Home Center..........................15 Priceless Realty..................................35 Simeon Dewitt....................................38

Home & Garden Beck, Inc.............................................61 Bobcat of CNY....................................28 Burke’s Home Center.........................43 Chase Enterprises..............................43 Curtis Furniture...................................33 Deaton’s Agway .................................50 Don’s Sales & Service........................58 Hencle’s Berry Patch..........................85 Lakeshore Hardwoods .......................50

Mabie Brothers...................................85 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............33 Ontario Orchards................................23 Pro Build ............................................60 Strawberry Fields................................11 Trust Nursery......................................45 White’s Lumber...................................48

Where to Eat & Drink

Alton Coffee Shop, The......................72 916 Riverside......................................55 Akropolis Pizza...................................54 Blue Moon /Under the Moon...............56 Burger King.........................................43 Dailey’s Pour House...........................55 Eis House...........................................61 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan..72 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm.............................81 GJP Italian Eatery...............................38 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant.........54 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................55 Jimmie James BBQ............................39 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................71 Malone’s Irish Hideaway.....................39

Mimi’s Drive-In....................................58 Monica’s Pies.....................................82 Mr. Sub...............................................51 Oak Leaf Café....................................80 “R” Diner.............................................54 Rainbow Shores Restaurant ..............48 Red Baron Pizza.................................57 River House Restaurant.....................48 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................25 Sand Bar Grill.....................................53 Stick’s Sportsbar Grill Motel...............61 Two Brother’s Pizza............................64 n ICE CREAM Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....52

Services & Organizations

Associated Dental Arts.......................39 Brookfield Renewable Energy............30 Canalview Travel................................59 Colonial Laundromat..........................27 Compass Federal Credit Union..........42 Computer Accounting Services / Canale Insurance..........................40 Doggie Styles.....................................57 Done Right Cleaning..........................22 Dusting Divas.....................................44 Ehrlich Pest Control............................84 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce.................................42

Hanley & Associates...........................85 I Wood Care.......................................77 Johnston’s Gas...................................58 Joseph Stolar Forestry.......................32 National Tractor Trailer School...........28 Novelis................................................90 Oswego County Federal Credit Union...................................41 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism..........................................17 Oswego County Stop DWI..................32 Oswego Printing.................................33 Wegerski Law Firm.............................55

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Places to Learn More About Upstate New York History comes alive in places such as the Safe Haven Museum in Oswego or the Eastman House in Rochester By Sandra Scott

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Safe Haven Museum in Oswego: The Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum is dedicated to keeping alive the story of the 982 European refugees who were allowed into the United States as “guests” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the World War II Holocaust. They were temporarily housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego from August 1944 until February 1946. Johnson Hall State Historical Site in Johnstown: The 1763 Georgian-style Johnson Hall was the estate of Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant, a Mohawk Indian, and their eight children. Johnson was the largest single landowner and most

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influential individual in the colonial Mohawk Valley. His success in dealing with the Iroquois Confederacy greatly influenced England's victory over France for control of colonial North America. The Watervliet Shaker Historic District in Colonie: The site of America's first Shaker settlement is a unique, peaceful and historic place featuring the 1848 meeting house, 1915 barn, Shaker herb garden, orchard and cemetery. Although the center of authority shifted to Mount Lebanon, Watervliet prospered in the early 19th century.

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The Jell-O Museum in LeRoy: "There's always room for Jell-O" was the slogan when well-groomed salesmen went house to house in “spanking rigs, drawn by beautiful horses” to promote Jell-O. Follow the history of the fun dessert that jiggles, wiggles and makes one giggle at the Jell-O Museum. Leave with a free box of Jell-O. Herkimer House in Little Falls: The Georgian-style mansion was the home of Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer. Herkimer's place in history was assured in 1777 because of his part in the Battle of Oriskany. Although seriously wounded in the leg, Herkimer kept

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command during the fierce combat. Ten days after the battle, Herkimer’s leg was amputated; he later died of infection. Eastman House in Rochester: George Eastman, a photographic pioneer and founder of Eastman Kodak, made photography available to the average person by creating small, easy-to-use cameras. The motto for his camera was: “You push the button, we do the rest.” A visit to Eastman’s house is to learn more about the man who claimed, “I want to make Rochester the best city in which to live and work.” Memorial Day Museum in Waterloo: In 1865 a druggist suggested honoring Civil War heroes by decorating their grave, thus giving birth to Memorial Day. The National Memorial Day Museum’s Mourning Room sets the tone for the seriousness of the museum. The Civil War Room chronicles how the horrors of the war with its high numbers of casualties led to the creation of Memorial Day. America’s Kazoo Museum in Eden: The kazoo created by Alabama Vest is called the original musical instrument. The Original American Kazoo Company south of Buffalo started manufacturing kazoos with the hope that “someday every boy would have a kazoo in his hand instead of a gun.” Cobblestone Museum in Albion: Cobblestone construction is unique to the Lake Ontario area. Visit three period cobblestone structures (circa mid-1800s) and four wood structures highlighting19th century agricultural implements and skilled trades. There are also a couple of fancy outhouses. Seneca Art and Culture Center in Victor: The new museum is on Seneca land. The facility tells the story of the Senecas, their contributions to art, culture and society. The Seneca’s Matriarchal Society helped to inspire the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments that eventually led to a women’s right to vote. There is longhouse and other things to see.

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The Best of Upstate New York U-pick Berries June – Oct Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet corn, honey from our fields, jams, artisan oils & more!

LOTS OF FREE TASTINGS! Summer hrs: M-F 10-5, Sat. & Sun 10-4 Fall hrs: Sept. 9th Thur-Fri 10-5 Sat.& Sun. 10-4 Winter hrs. starting Nov. 26th, M-Sun. 12-6 pm Selling fresh cut Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, baskets, & more!!

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It’s Insect Season. You’d Better Take Advantage of It Horticulture educator Karen Bishop talks about the good insects we want to keep By Melissa Stefanec

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hen it comes to our yards, a lot of people try to keep insects out. However, not all insects are created equal. here are many insects that are beneficial to yards and the overall environment. Creating a haven for those insects can mean good things for your yard and the planet. aren Bishop, who serves as a horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Onondaga County, shared some of her knowledge about beneficial insects. Read on for tips of how to turn your lawn into a safe and friendly habitat for nature’s helpers. Q. What are some of the most important insects to attract to one’s property? A. I’d like to share two categories of insects that are important to the home gardener. First, there are pol-

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linators. Most people immediately think of bees when talking about pollinators, but there are other pollinators such as butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and flies. The other category is insects that provide pest control by eating bad bugs. Everyone knows about ladybugs (or more correctly called lady beetles), but there are lots of other good insects, including lacewings, parasitic wasps and hoverflies. These insects eat bad bugs, such as aphids and mealy bugs, and keep your plants and vegetables healthy. Q. Why should people care about attracting beneficial species to their properties? A. Pollinators are vital to maintaining healthy ecosystems; 30 percent of the world’s crops rely on pollinators. Every home gardener can make a difference by providing a

pollinator-friendly yard. In addition, by attracting and allowing “good bugs” into our yards and gardens, you will help improve the health of your plants. This will allow you to eliminate or reduce the use of insecticides. Q. What can people plant to make their yards more attractive to beneficial insects? A. There are four simple guidelines that I would suggest: 1 — Plant a variety of flowers that bloom at different times of year; try to have something blooming from spring through fall. 2 — Have a diversity of blooms (e.g., color, fragrance, and height). 3 — If possible, plant a grouping of each plant instead of an individual plant. Make the grouping about four feet by four feet. 4 — Go native! Choose plants that are native to our area. They are more attractive to pollinators and the plants are better adapted to our area. Q. Are there things people can do in addition to growing certain plants? A. Yes, please consider incorporating the following actions into your gardening practices: • Reduce the size of your lawn; lawns are like a desert to pollinators. • Limit or eliminate your use of pesticides. • Provide shelter for insects, by leaving some twigs, branches and leaf litter. • Provide a source of water or mud. Q. Are there any sort of pesticides or lawn treatments that are especially dangerous to beneficial species? What are some alternatives to these treatments? A. We recommend following intergraded pest management (also known as IPM) practices. This means identifying the pest/problem and monitoring it to decide whether management is needed. Trying biological, cultural and mechanical controls before deciding to use pesticides is ideal. If pesticides are necessary, choose the least toxic, lowest residual pesticide.


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Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands. The place has undergone significant renovation recently.

Castles of Upstate Region has a surprisingly high number of castles — all open to the public By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ou don’t have to cross the Atlantic to see castles this season. Upstate offers a few closer to home to appeal to your inner Royal. • In the Mohawk Valley region, Beardslee Castle offers dining and event space. The Irish-style castle looks like a storybook creation. The castle’s murder mystery dinners and ghost stories seem apropos. But it’s also host to numerous weddings. Many nearby places of lodging can host overnight guests. (http://beardsleecastle.com; 123 Old State Road, Little Falls) • The New York State Military Museum displays artifacts pertaining to state history from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm. It’s a great place to bring New York’s military history to life for the entire family. Admission is free. (http://dmna.ny.gov/historic;

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61 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs) • Singer Castle offers guided and self-guided tours to view its displays of antique furnishings, unique architecture and stately grounds. Since the 100-year-old castle is located on Dark Island, contact a tour boat service or use your own boat to visit. $14.25 for adults; $5.25 for children, plus the cost of transportation. (www.singercastle.com; Chippewa Bay) • Boldt Castle is accessible only by boat. Boldt Castle has undergone significant renovation recently. If you’ve visited before, it may be time to return. And if you’re never toured it, it’s a must-do for your summer trips list. View its decadent gardens, architecture and period appointments. $9 for adults; $9 for children 13+; $6 for children 6 to 12; free for children five and younger, plus the cost of transportation.

(www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo; Heart Island, Alexandria Bay) • Belhurst Castle, offers a day spa, lodging, two restaurants, winery, meeting space and tours. Widely lauded for its romantic decor and atmosphere, reserve a trip to Belhurst as a couples getaway rather than a family trip. The day spa and on-site restaurants also make Belhurst a great venue for a girl’s day out or bachelorette party. Belhurst also hosts live music. See the website for the schedule. (www.belhurst.com, 4069 West Lake Road, Geneva) When visiting castles, remember that their exhibits likely hold significant historic value. Make sure photography is permitted before snapping away. Keep curious children back from exhibits to help preserve them for future visitors.


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Local antiquing is oh so much fun… Hillside Antique - Flea Markets

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The Geneva Antique Co-op is a 6,000 sq. ft. Antique & Collectables Cooperative with over 80 vendors. We offer a wide range of merchandise at affordable prices Costume Jewelry Art/Photography Political Items Military Items Glass & China Sport Cards

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Cameras Records Folk Art Pottery Lamps Coins

Books Comics Furniture Silverware Toys & Banks Vintage Clothing

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Celebrate Years of History in Oswego County!

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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York Reasons to Visit Wayne County Chimney Bluffs in Wolcott offers great hiking and views along Lake Ontario.

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

From Chimney Bluffs State Park to Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum, Wayne County is an ideal place for a day trip

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alfway between Rochester and Syracuse, Wayne County offers quite a few attractions that warrant day trips. If you're looking for attractions that help you get away without going far this season, look to Wayne County. Many of its top attractions are free.

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Chimney Bluffs State Park. Hike along Lake Ontario's s h o re l i n e o r i n t h e f o re s t overlooking the shoreline. Either way, you'll get terrific views of the lake and the bluffs. The park provides restrooms, grills and picnic areas. Free. 7700 Garner Road, Wolcott. http://nysparks.com/parks/43/ details.aspx.

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Wolcott Falls Park. Not far from Chimney Bluffs, this park offers a 50-foot high waterfall, viewable from the top at

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an observation deck or at the base, which hikers reach via a short, rough trail through the woods. The trailhead to the base of the waterfall is on the far side of the park, near a chain link fence. The park offers a small playground, grills and picnic pavilion. It's situated near Wolcott's downtown, making it easy to purchase take-out to enjoy at the park. Free. Mill Street, Wolcott.

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Montezuma Audubon Center/Wetlands Complex. Birders and hikers alike enjoy this natural wonder that is part of the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System. The complex boasts six bald eagle nests. The 9,000-acre, year-round facility also hosts numerous special events. 2295 State Rt. 89, Savannah. http://friendsofmontezuma.org.

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Huckleberry Swamp. It offers 79 acres of hiking trails and boardwalk among wetlands for birds, including blue heron, and other wildlife. Brick Schoolhouse Road and Catchpole Road, North Rose. www.waynecountytourism. com/HucklSwamp.pdf.

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Sodus Point Lighthouse Museum. In addition to the self-guided tour through the maritime museum, enjoy spectacular views of the lake and, in the distance, Chimney Bluffs from the top of the lighthouse. It's worth the climb up the spiral staircase. Visit on Sunday at 2 p.m. for the lighthouse's free concerts on the lawn, starting in July. Admission to the museum is nominal and free on concert Sundays. 7606 North Ontario St., Sodus Point, www. sodusbaylighthouse.org.


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Lukacs Pottery Studio. It features hand-thrown pottery made on-site by Mark and Cathy Lukacs. In addition to the expected artisan pieces like bowls and vases, the couple creates pieces of pottery seldom found elsewhere, such as ocarinas, flutes and toothbrush holders, all made from pottery. 7060 Route 14, Sodus Point. www. lukacspottery.com.

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Crackerbox Palace/Historic Alasa Farms. It represents one of the few no-kill, large animal sanctuaries in the

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region. Located at a 627-acre Shaker The Best of Upstate New York Farm featuring 100-plus-year-old barns, the shelter preserves history as well as hundreds of unwanted and abused farm animals. Make reservations for guided tourswww. crackerboxpalace.org.

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Hoffman Clock Museum. It displays more than 300 timepieces from a bygone era, focusing on New York clockmakers. Free. www.hoffmanclockmuseum. org.

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Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum. Learn how Lyons became the Peppermint Capital of the World,

thanks to the H.G. Hotchkiss Essential Oil Company that led in production of the essential oil for more than 160 years. Donations accepted. www. lyonsheritagesociety.com.

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Historic Palmyra. It offers four museums: Alling Coverlet Museum, Phelps General Store, The Print Shop Museum and Palmyra Historical Museum. Each offers an impressive array of artifacts on display. The admission prices to each are under $5 http://historicpalmyrany.com.

Those who climb to the top of the Sodus Point Lighthouse can enjoy a great view. Inset shows facade of Sodus Point Museum.

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For wine lovers, trail along Lake Ontario features great variety of wineries and hard cider producers By Tim Fenster

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isitors and residents alike who want to try quality wine in the region have more than the Finger Lakes region to visit. While the Finger Lakes area has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most thriving wine-producing regions in the eastern United States, a growing number of winemakers and brewers are choosing to set up shop farther north, near the shore of Lake Ontario. Currently, at least five wineries, two hard cider producers and a distillery lie in the Lake Ontario region, which extends from Rochester on the west to Syracuse on the east. Together, the eight alcohol-producers make up the Lake Ontario Wine Trail. But while the producers on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail are the new kids on the block compared to those on more established wine trails, such as the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Cayuga Wine Trail, not all of them are too new. The oldest on the

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Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery, was started in the ‘70s. Colin McConville, president of the wine trail and head distiller at Apple Country Spirits, says there is renewed interest in the region thanks in part to the opening of new cideries and distilleries. Unlike other wine trails that only give full membership to wineries, the Ontario trail has included local cideries and distilleries, and would welcome any microbrewies should any open in the area. “This area has been known for its wine for a very long time, but we are seeing a renewed sense of excitement because of cideries and distilleries,” McConville said. “There’s a little something for everybody.” McConville and the winemakers of the Lake Ontario Wine Trail are also hoping to generate more interest in the region by pushing to have the area designated as an American Viticulture Area.

AVAs range from as large as the Upper Mississippi River Valley AVA (29,900 square miles) to the Cole Ranch AVA in northern California (62 acres). There are more than 200 AVAs across the country, and they are present in most U.S. states. In New York, there are AVAs for each of the major Finger Lakes as well as the Lake Erie AVA, Niagara Escarpment AVA, the Long Island AVA, the Hamptons AVA, the North Fork of Long Island AVA and the Hudson River AVA. McConville says an AVA designation would generate more interest in Lake Ontario wineries, and increase visitors from other parts of the state, such as Buffalo and Albany. “We’re a smaller trail, but slowly but surely we’re getting recognition,” McConville said. “I think AVA designation would go a long way towards that.” For more information on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail, visit www. lakeontariowinetrail.com.


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Vacation Rentals: Beware of Scams By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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scaping to a rental cottage, cabin or seasonal home represents an affordable way for many people to enjoy an extended getaway. t makes sense to rent by the week for long vacations because of the extra room, full kitchen and decreased rate by the day. It certainly beats the prices hotels charge for long periods or time. But be aware of scams in the rental cottage business. Instead of a blissful vacation, some people end up scammed out of their rental fee when they arrive to find the address advertised is for a completely different

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property. Or the property is vastly different from the owner’s description. Or it isn’t even owned by the person who collected the rental fee. Try these tips to rent a vacation home with more peace of mind. n Work with a travel agent. These pros work with regular clients and may be able to swing you a better deal than if you tried to contact the owner yourself. Agents can also help you develop an itinerary of what to see once you arrive. n Ask plenty of questions in advance about the location. For example, “close to antique district” may not mean walking distance to some people. n Ask about what’s included and what amenities the property includes. A rustic cabin likely won’t include linens. Some people define “fully stocked” differently than others. n Look for online reviews of the property from third-party sites. n View it on Google Maps’ street view. Keep in mind the photos may

be a few years old; however, they can give you a good idea of what the property is like. Photos offered by the owner may show only favorable angles. n Ask friends and family for recommendations. Seriously consider a place about which they all rave. n Ask for an agreement in writing that spells out all the terms. What happens if you have to leave early? How about if the property is damaged while you’re there? n Find out if the owner works with a maintenance company or personally responds to any problems. You need to know who you should call if the water tank dies or the A/C conks out, for example. n If possible, check out the rental in person before handing over any money. n Pay with a credit card, which may offer some protection. If an owner tries to scam you, immediately report the fraud to your credit card company.


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Day 1 - Depart Watertown 5a.m., C. Sq. Walmart 6a.m.. Stop for brkfst. Arrive at Yankee Stadium at 11a.m.. Game Time 1: p.m. After game depart for Times Square. Dinner on own. Depart at 9p.m. for Fairfield Inn, Rutherford, NJ. Check in. Day 2 – Comp. brkfst, depart hotel at 10a.m.. Travel back to Yankee Stadium for Game 2. After game, depart for home, stop for dinner. Arrive at C. Sq. 9p.m..

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Day 1 - Depart Sandy Creek 7a.m., C. Sq. Walmart 7:30a.m.. Many stops on the way. Arrive at Fairfield Inn, Toledo,OH, Check In. Depart for Hollywood Casino - Dinner and Play on your own. Depart for hotel at 8p.m.. Day 2 - After brkfst, 8a.m. depart for Ann Arbor. Arrive at 10a.m.. Tail gate food and drinks before the race. Race starts at 1p.m. After race, depart for hotel, dinner on the way.

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Sept 23-25 - NYC - On Your Own Trip, 2 Double $250. per person Day 1 - Depart Oswego 6a.m., C. Sq. Walmart 6:30. Stop for brkfst at Binghams (on own). Arrive NYC 12p.m.. Drop off at Bryant Park - Tour City on your own. 8p.m. load the bus at Bryant Park. Check in to Fairfield Inn, Ruthford, NJ. Day 2 - After comp. brkfst, depart for NYC 9a.m.. Free Time in China Town. Depart for Bryant Park at 12p.m.. Drop off at Bryant Park - on your own. Depart Bryant Park at 9p.m. for hotel. Day 3 - Depart hotel 10a.m.. Drive back to the city, drop off at Bryant Park on your own. Depart Bryant Park at 3p.m.. Stop for dinner at Binghams. Arrive at C. Sq. 8p.m..

Oct 1 - SU-Notre Dame NYC Tailgate $200. per person, SU Game - Time TBA. Depart Oswego and Central Square. Stop on the way. Arrive at Metlife Stadium. Tailgate food and drinks. Enjoy the game. Depart for home.

Oct 15 - Seneca Lake Wine Tour $70. per person Depart Oswego 9a.m.. Arrive at Three Brothers 11a.m. - 3 wineries on location, lunch included by the bus at 1p.m.. Depart for Hazlitt, 2:p.m.; Wagner 3:p.m., Penguin Bay 4 p.m., then home.

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Love NY’s The Best of Upstate New York Parks? Get Your Empire Pass Exploring NYS parks can be challenging, fun By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ant to hike, do some bird watching or canoeing in state parks without paying to enter each time all season? Consider purchasing an Empire Pass decal to adhere to your vehicle. The pass offers unlimited access to most of the state’s park and recreational facilities regardless of the number of occupants in your vehicle. This might be the motivation you need to get your family out in the fresh air more this season. And when the weather cools down, the pass is still valid. Actually, it’s valid until March 2017. The 12-month pass includes access to 180 state parks, 55 Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) forest preserve areas, and the state’s boat launch sites, arboretums

and park preserves. Out-of-town guests, baby sitting kids, family friends? Bring them along. As many people can fit in your vehicle are welcome to use your Empire Pass. The annual pass is $65. The 3-year Empire Passport may be purchased for $165; a 5-year Empire Passport costs $260. A lifetime pass is $750, representing a savings after 12 years of use. It never expires and like the annual pass, you may use it as often as you like, any time of the year. If your company wants to purchase Empire Passes for employees, or you want to give them to your extended family and friends, the state discounts each by $3 for the purchase of 25 or more passes. For orders of 50

or more, you receive a $6 discount per pass. Orders of 100 or more get $10 off each pass. To purchase Empire Passes, visit your local state park office. Most sites accept cash, checks or credit cards. You could also visit http://parks. ny.gov/admission/empire-passport or call 518-474-0458 to place a credit card order during normal business hours. By mail, complete the application and mail a check or money order for “NYS Parks” to Empire Passport, New York State Parks, Albany, NY 12238 The application is available online or at your local park office.

Empire Passport Frequently Asked Questions Is it too late to buy an Empire Passport? No, for your convenience Empire Passports are sold all year. When does the Empire Passport expire? Annual, 3 Year & 5 Year Empire Passports expire March 31 of the following year or as printed on the decal. Lifetime Empire Passports do not expire.

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Is this a 4x4 or fishing permit? No, 4x4 and fishing permits are exclusive to the Long Island Region. Information is available at Long Island Permits or at 631-669-1000 ext. 223 during ordinary business hours. Patriot Plan Benefit What: Pursuant to Executive Order 125 and in recognition of their commitment and sacrifices while in service, a member of the New York State Militia or any branch of the

New York State National Guard or military reserves who is currently serving on active duty in support of the war on terrorism is eligible for one free annual Empire Passport for use by his or her immediate family during deployment and/or for his or her own use when returning home. For more information, visit parks.ny.gov/admission/empire-passport. Source: the New York State Parks


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Unique Museums of Upstate From a Railroad Museum to the Hoffman Clock Museum, region has a wide variety of unique museums By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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ou could spend a rainy day perusing an art or period museum. New York boasts about 400 museums. But what about Jell-O? Or The Wizard of Oz? They deserve their own museums, too. And you can visit both — and more — in Upstate. Here’s a snapshot of the main museums in the region: • Follow the yellow brick road in your ruby slippers to All Things Oz, 211 E Genesse St., Chittenango. 315-333-2286. www.allthingsoz.org, www.facebook.com/AllThingsOz. • See it wiggle and jiggle and all things cool and fruity at the Jell-O Gallery, 23 E Main St., Le Roy. www.jellogallery. org. • Take me out to the ballgame...museum, that is. Officially, it’s the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-7200. www.baseballhall. org. • Step into the ring of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 360 North Peterboro St., Canastota. 315-697-7095. www.ibhof.com. • Walk, don’t run, through the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, 805 Court St., Utica. 315-724-4525. www.distancerunning.com.

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• Many museums focus Therare Best of Upstate on fine art and antiques. The Farmers’ Museum displays everyday life for most of the population in 1845. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel. 5775 state Route 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-1450. www.farmersmuseum.org. • “You got some ‘splaining to do” if you miss the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which honors Jamestown native Lucille Ball. 2 W. Third St., Jamestown, 716-484-0800. www.lucy-desi.com. • Get cozy at the Alling Coverlet Museum, which features the nation’s biggest collection of American hand woven coverlets. 122 William St., Palmyra. 315-597-6981. www. historicpalmyrany.com. • Make time for the Hoffman Clock Museum, which features more than 300 timepieces. 121 High St. (inside library), Newark. 315-331-4370. www.hoffmanclockmuseum.org. • Carousels and calliopes reign at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 716693-1885. www.carrouselmuseum.org. • Swing into the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Camden. 315-599-7009. www. nysotfa.com. • Take your time perusing the Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History; the animals exhibited aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. 4638 US Route 20, Richfield Springs. 315-858-2868.

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aking a family vacation doesn’t have to cost you thousands. Try these tips for a getaway that stays within your budget. • Take a “staycation.” By taking your vacation time at home, you can save on airfare and lodging. Check out all the great things to do close at home. Eat out at local restaurants or purchase takeout and convenience foods and disposable table settings to take a break from cooking. Give yourself permission to skip yard work or home repairs. • Plan with trusted friends or relatives to exchange homes for a week or host friends or relatives in exchange for them hosting you. Agree ahead of time on arrangements for supplying food. • Barter for use of a friend’s vacation property. • Rent a cabin or campsite from New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com). The rates for cabins are about half that of an entry-level motel room and the views are much improved. • Try hostels (www.hostels.com). Their rock-bot-

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Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua represents one example of a “staycation” daytrip. It’s beautiful, inexpensive to get in and fairly close to places like Rochester, Syracuse or Oswego. tom prices offer the least expensive lodging you’ll find, but don’t expect hotel-style service. It’s more like renting a bed in a dorm. • Sites like www.airbnb.com can help you find private parties willing to renT out their homes. Read over the reviews and ask lots of questions before booking it. • Explore state and national parks. Instead of spending $100 or more for tickets to a theme park, check out natural wonders available for free or a nominal fee. • Check the website and coupon sites for discounts on admission to points of interest. Some places offer “play and stay” packages or discounts if you visit affiliated partners. • Pack your own food. If you’re flying, make sure it’s within guidelines. Purchasing food as you travel is always the most expensive way to get something to eat en route. You can also save on food while staying at a hotel if you get a room with a kitchenette and fix two meals a day in your room. • Go off-peak. Summer and fall are the best time to visit places such as resorts near ski lodges. You can still enjoy all the other amenities while saving on lodging. • Consider train or bus travel. For some destinations, it’s less expensive than driving and won’t take much longer than flying, when you consider the airport checks. • Consider an inclusive package, such as a tour or cruise. If you’re prone to overspending, package deals can help you set a budget and stick to it because unless you haul home a ton of souvenirs, you can’t break your budget. • Don’t overdo it. Keeping too busy costs more and isn’t as much fun as taking it easy on vacation. Especially if you have young children or elderly adults on the trip, visiting one site or event per day is likely enough.

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The Art of Packing

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ost people love trips, but most of us also dread the packing that accompanies them. Under any circumstances, packing is a chore, but as with any other chore, if you do it right, it really pays off. Packing well lets you focus on the fun stuff, and packing poorly can add a lot of stress to a get-away. If you think your packing skills could use a boost, read on for some tips and how to pack like a pro.

1 — Make a list (or three)

In the days before a trip, start a packing list. Be sure to write down essential items. Make a special list for frequently forgotten items. Break your list into categories — and pack those similar categories together. For example, make a list of all the cosmetic items you have to bring, and then pack them all at once. Make a list of electronics, and pack them at once. Make a separate list of items that you have to pack at the last minute and will need to use up until you leave. Review that list right before you walk out the door.

2 — Wants and needs

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sential items out of the mix until everything else is packed. If you think you can make it through your trip without something, that something gets bumped to the back of the packing line.

3 — Have a lot of bags

Using laundry bags, shopping bags, cosmetic cases and similar bags can help you stay organized when you are at your destination. Put all your jewelry and hair accessories in a separate bag or tote. Bag your undergarments together. Put your shoes in a plastic bag to isolate them from other items. It’s also useful to pack some shopping bags and a bag for dirty linens. That way, you aren’t picking

through your suitcase for clean items. Then, when you get home, you can just dump your dirty laundry into the wash.

4 — Start clean and empty

A lot of us use the same cases and bags over and over again. Over time, these are bound to accumulate a lot of junk. Before you pack into something, make sure it’s empty. That way, you only bring what you want and need.

5 — Roll your clothes

Neatly fold and roll your clothes before you pack them. This method is very space efficient. It also helps evaluate what you have packed and decreases wrinkling.

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6 — Roll and rubber band

When you pack for your children, separate their clothes into complete outfits. Take that complete outfit (socks, underwear, pants and shirt), and roll it up together. Then, rubber band the roll together. When you reach your destination, your kids can just take out a bundle of clothes each morning and get ready for the day.

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and bottled drinks can cost a lot at a convenience store. Bring refillable water bottles or bring 12-packs of beverages along to cut back on beverage costs. Bring a medicine case with things like medicine, Band-aids, nail clippers and the like. No one wants to pay $3 for two aspirins at a truck stop.

8 — Pack a road bag

If you are embarking on a road trip, pack a special bag with items you will need during the car ride. This decreases the likelihood that you will have to pull over and pull apart your tightly packed trunk. Include cleansing wipes, snacks, activities, and anything else that is critical to the trip. Also be sure to pack a bag for trash you accumulate while on the road.

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June Month-long events South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Zip Line Canopy Tour. Features seven zip lines measuring over 5,000 feet, four bridges with views of the Bristol Valley, two off-road rides, and one final leap of faith. Three-hour tour led by two guides and limited to 12 participants. Open weekends in the off season and daily during peak season. $109. 5589 South Hill Road. 585-374-1180. www.bristolmountainadventures.com. South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures. Includes more than seven challenge courses, two kids’ courses and more than 125 elements. Regular and group admission includes 3 hours of adventure. Kids’ course tickets are valid for 1 hour and based on walk-in availability. To participate in the kids’ course, children must be at least 4 years old. Guests are required to sign an Assumption of Risk agreement before entrance to the park. Form available online. Guests under 18 should have the agreement signed by a parent or legal guardian. Reservations recommended to avoid disappointment. Open weekends and Memorial Day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 10-19 Fri. to Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 24–Sept. 5 daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sept 9–Oct. 16 Fri to Sun. and Columbus Day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 22–Oct. 30 weekends 11

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a.m. to dusk. $49/adults; $25/children 4 to 7; $42/group rate (minimum 15); $39/after 3:30 admission. 5589 South Hill Road. 585-374-1180. www.bristolmountainadventures.com.

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Bouckville. Outdoor Antique Weekend, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. This early summer buyer’s market draws more than 150 quality dealers from all over the northeast. Many dealers will debut some of their best merchandise. Free. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 20. www. madison-bouckville.com/index.html Auburn. "Oklahoma!" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 1.

Auburn. "Oklahoma!" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical comes to life on the stage of Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Rated PG. View times, dates and ticket prices online. Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 800-457-8897 www. FingerLakesMTF.com.

June 2 Auburn. "Oklahoma!" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 1. Lafargeville. 26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival. Featuring the Spinney Brothers. Other bands include Remington Ryde, Spare Change, Atkinsons, Washington County Line, Louis Setzer, Blue Country, and more. Guitar raffle, crafts, food, and more will make this a jam packed weekend. Campers welcome. Bring your instruments and join a workshop covering the basics, plus questions and answers about mandolin, bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo and vocals. Advance tickets: weekend $50 US/$65 CDN; at the gate tickets: weekend $55 US/$70 CDN; at the gate daily: Thurs. $15, Fri. $25, Sat. $25 US funds only. Northern New York Agricultural Historical

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Syracuse. Ringo Starr and His All-Star Band & Todd Rundgren. Lakeview Amphitheater. $62-$437. 8 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www. lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. Sample cuisine from Syracuse’s top restaurants. Live entertainment. Free. $1 tasting tickets. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 315-471-9597. carrie@galaxyeventscompany. com. www.tasteofsyracuse.com. Auburn. First Friday. Museums, galleries, restaurants and shops host open houses with free live music, art exhibits and refreshments. Downtown venues include A.T. Walley’s, Finger Lakes Art Cooperative, Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co., Havana Room @ the Phoenix, HobNob Kitchen & Bar, Moondog's Lounge, Osteria Salina, Swaby’s Tavern, Thirsty Pug Craft Beer Market, YMCA-WEIU and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Various


Locations in downtown Auburn. 315-252-7874. www.auburndowntown.org. Lafargeville. 26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival. See June 2. Clayton. Barbra and Frank-The Concert That Never Was. Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo perform their uncanny tribute to the two icons, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. $35-$45. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside Drive. Contact Julie Garnsey, 315-6862200. boxoffice@claytonoperahouse.com. www. claytonoperahouse.com. Chittenango. Oz-Stravaganza. Visit the Land of Oz for the 37th Annual Oz-Stravaganza, held in author L. Frank Baum's hometown. Costume and coloring contests, Emerald City Idol contest, parade, live entertainment, silent auction, writing contests, food vendors, Munchkin Mile Fun Run and Toto's Toddler Trot and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 219 Genesee St. 315-415-8546. www. oz-stravaganza.com. Phoenix. Canal Day. Celebrate the history of the Phoenix area. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canal Island, State St. 315-695-1308 www.bridgehousebrats. com.

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Comedy Central NY at Thousand Islands Winery. Andy Pitz performs, along with Jen McMullen. Food by Frank’s Franks. $15 pre-sale tickets; $20 at the door; $15 military discount at the door. Tickets available online. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Limited seating. 43298 Seaway Avenue, Suite 1. 315-482-9306. Info@ThousandIslandsWinery.com. www.thousandislandswinery.com. www.comedycentralny.com.

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Sodus. Sodus Fireman's Carnival. See June 8. Macedon. Macedon Community Concert Series. Explore the Butterfly Nature Trail, fish, canoe, kayak or just relax while enjoying the music. Bring your own chairs. Refreshments. Free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Canal Park, Lock 30.

June 10 Auburn. "Oklahoma!" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 1. Syracuse. 2016 Empire Brewfest. Craft beer festival features 200 craft beers from all over the country, wine festival, live music, food vendors, Cornhole Tournament, Beer Pong, Giant Jinga, Giant Yard Scrabble and other games, and a home brewing presentation. RV camping available. $5-139. Visit website for packages and details. Fri. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chevy Court, New York State Fairgrounds. www. empirebrewfest.com. Canandaigua. Kenny Chesney: Spread the Love Tour. Hear the contemporary country star in person. $35-$85. 7:30 p.m. Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 315-426-8741. www. cmacevents.com. Sodus. Sodus Fireman's Carnival. See June 8. Clayton. An Evening With Donna the Buffalo.


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June 11 Bergen. 27th Annual Bergen Park Festival. Parade at noon, antique car display, games, food and craft vendors. Live music throughout the day and fireworks at dark. No pets in the park that day. Free. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Town of Bergen 585-494-1121 ext. 21. Mexico. Duck Race & 2nd Annual Pageant of Bands. $350 in prizes. Call about tickets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mexico HS, Main St. Contact: Jim Hotchkiss, 315-963-7853.

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Fulton. A Night at the Tonys Dessert Theater. An evening celebrating the music of Tony award-winning Broadway musicals will be followed by a dessert buffet. Directed by Nicholas Pike. $15. 8 p.m. CNY Arts Center, 11 River Glen Drive, Fulton. 315-598-2787 www.CNYArtsCenter. com.

Owego. Owego Strawberry Festival. Contests, children's bounce house, 5K race and kids' 1-mile run, Miss/Mrs. Strawberry Pageant, Rubber Ducky Derby, wine/beer tasting, parade, fireworks at 10 p.m., live entertainment, more than 200 vendors of arts and crafts and food. Free. Fri. 5 to 10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Owego.

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Macedon. Summer Sidewalk Festival. Music, food and vendors. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Street, Macedon. Watkins Glen. 23rd Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival & Cardboard Regatta. See June 17. Clayton. Classic Cars Classic Wines Car Show and Cruise In. Live music by Tommy Gunn Band, classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, food, award-winning wine, beer, wine slushies and craft vendors. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 17371 East Line Road. Contact: Christina LaParr, 315-686-5600. Alexandria Bay. Third Annual Boldt Castle Family Fun Day. Costumed PBS Kids cartoon characters such as Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Nature Cat. Magic performances, live music and meet-and-greet with the characters. Face painting, flower planting and crafts. $9/adults; $6/children 5-12; free/4 and under. Transportation to the castle is not included. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boldt Castle, Heart Island. 315-482-2501. www.boldtcastle.com. LaFargeville. 36th Annual Draft Horse Show. View horses shown in hand and in harness in two competitive classes. Hitch Team consists of a four-horse team and wagon which demonstrates the skill of both team and driver. Farm Team is a recreational, yet competitive class consisting of two-horse teams competing with wagons, in an obstacle course, and in log skidding. Prize money and ribbons will be awarded to competitors in

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June 19 Ithaca. “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti”. See June 16. Auburn. The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake. See June 9 Sodus Point.“History Alive!” Presentation: “Vikings in Sodus Bay: The Evidence Behind the Legend” by Joseph O’Toole. Free. 2 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North

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Ontario Street. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Auburn. Prison City Rambler’s Car Show. Over 500 classic and antique cars. $2 parking. Emerson Park. See website for details. 315-252-1516. www.prisoncityramblers.com. Lowville. Tug Hill Blue Grass Festival. See June 17.

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be permitted to sample any alcoholic beverages. Pets are not permitted on festival grounds. $25 advanced tickets; $35 at the gate. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 33 West Brook Rd. 518-668-9463. www. adirondackwineandfoodfestival.com.

and Crafts Festival. More than 200 craft and food vendors from all over the states. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street in downtown Lockport, just off Rt. 78 (S. Transit Road). 716-940-0554.

Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House. See and ride large scale model trains. Food and souvenirs available. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 302 Clyde Marengo Road. www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org.

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Alexandria Bay. 10th Annual Thousand Islands River Run Motorcycle Rally. See June 24. LaFargeville. 12th Annual Strawberry Festival. Strawberry desserts for sale, family activities, concessions, and camping facilities. The Museum Gift Shop will be open, and buildings will be open for tours. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stone Mills Museum, 30950 Rt. 180. 315-658-2353. Cape Vincent. Cape Vincent Historical Weekend. Family activities throughout the village. An encampment, re-enactment, historical walking tours, lectures, period musical performances, period watercraft, tallships and crafters village are among some of the highlights. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cape Vincent Village Green, 350 Gouvello St. and Broadway. 315-654-2481. thecape@tds. net. www.capevincent.org. Lockport. 41th Annual Lockport Outdoor Arts

Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 24.

Auburn. The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake. See June 9. NYS Free Fishing Days. See June 25. Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House. See June 25. Lake George. Adirondack Wine and Food Festival. See June 25. Alexandria Bay. 10th Annual Thousand Islands River Run Motorcycle Rally. See June 24. Cape Vincent. Cape Vincent Historical Weekend. See June 25. Lockport. 41th Annual Lockport Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival. See June 25. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 24. Verona. PGA Professional Golf Tournament. The 312-player Championship celebrates its 49th year. Visit website for more details. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick


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Verona. PGA Professional Golf Tournament. See June 26. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 24.

June 30 Auburn. "From Here to Eternity" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 29. Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. Contact for ticket prices and times. 801 Taughannock Blvd. 607-273.ARTS (2787). www.hangartheatre.org/ subscription.html.

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July Month long South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Zip Line Canopy Tour. See June month-long events.

Weekends Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. 40th annual Elizabethan festival with live theater, music, dancing, hand-crafted wares and games. Over 100 costumed stage and street performers. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, $9.95. Farden Rd. 800-8794446. www.sterlingfestival.com.

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Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 24.

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by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 29. Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Verona. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Visit website for more details. Rated for 18-plus. $49-$55. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Road. 800-771-7711. www.turningstone.com. Tickets: 877-833-SHOW or www. Ticketmaster.com. Sodus Point. Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade. Children and their families march from the Sodus Point Fire Hall to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum where they will receive a treat for participating. 10 a.m. Sodus Point Fire Hall, 8364 Bay Street. 315-483-4936. www. sodusbaylighthouse.org. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 24.

July 3 Syracuse. M&T JazzFest. See July 2. Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Auburn. Fireworks. $5 per car for parking. 8 p.m., live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk. Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 315-253-5611. http://co.cayuga.ny.us/parks/emerson/events. html.

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Fair Haven. Independence Day Celebration: S.O.F.A.--Save Our Fourth Association. See July 1.

Clayton. Fireworks. Dusk. Downtown Clayton.

Cazenovia. Fourth of July Celebration. Parade, 5k and 10k races. Free. 1 p.m. 31 Emory Ave. 315-655-9243.

Sodus Point. Third of July Extravaganza. Breakfast on the Bluff under a tent overlooking Lake Ontario. $8, to benefit lighthouse. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration for Lighthouse 5k Run. 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 5k Run is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lighthouse Art & Craft Show. Artists and craftspeople sell pottery, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photographs, greeting cards, and more on the lighthouse lawn. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoor concert features Gap Mangione Big Band playing swing and Big Band favorites. Bring your own chair. Refreshments are available. Free concert. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks 10 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street. 315-483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Fair Haven. Fourth of July Celebration. Mile Long Parade down Main St., chicken BBQ, carnival, car show, arts, crafts festival, and live entertainment in Cayuga Street Park. Check website for times and details. 315-947-5737. http://www.fairhavenny.com/calendar.html.

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July 8 Auburn. "From Here to Eternity" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 29. Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Macedon. Music on the Lawn. Free concert, dinner, dessert and wine available. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1342 Eddy Road. www.longacrefarms.com. Weedsport. Cayuga County Fair. See July 7. Callicoon Center. The Catskills Greek Festival. See July 7. Palmyra. Hill Cumorah Pageant. Largest outdoor pageant depicting the founding of Mormonism. Hundreds of costumed actors. Free. Begins at dusk. 603 Route 21 www.hillcumorh.org. Syracuse. 24th Annual New York State Blues Festival. Festival features Butch Trucks (drummer for Allman Brothers), Sister Sparrow, Sonny

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July 10 Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Syracuse. Phish. Lakeview Amphitheater. $58$506. 7:30 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www. lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Red Creek. 9th Annual NY Lavender Festival. See July 9. Callicoon Center. The Catskills Greek Festival. See July 7.

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July 14 Auburn. "Austin's Pride" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 13. Auburn. "From Here to Eternity" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See June 29. Ithaca. “In The Heights”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See June 30. Palmyra. Hill Cumorah Pageant. See July 8.

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July 17 Auburn. "Austin's Pride" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 13. Syracuse. 2016 Syracuse Jazz Fest. See July 16. Pultneyville. Pultneyville Homecoming. See July 15. Sodus. Sodus Pro-Am. See July 16. Deposit. 40th Annual Lumberjack Festival. See July 15. Buffalo. Italian Festival. See July 14. Mexico. Annual Concert in the Mexico Point Park. Event features Josie Waverly, “NYS’s Queen of Country,” singing Patsy Cline songs and other favorites. Mexico Brass will also perform, followed by fireworks. Free; donations appreciated. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 120 Mexico Point Dr. 315-963-7657. www.mexicopointpark.com.

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July 22 Auburn. "Austin's Pride" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 13. Walworth. Walworth Festival in the Park. Food, live entertainment, 5k race/walk, games, music and more. Ginegaw Park, Penfield Road, Walworth. Huron. Town of Huron Historical Building Open House & Rummage Sale. Visit Huron's historical past through exhibits and touring historic building. Rummage sale at the Presbyterian Church. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. North Huron Road next to Presbyterian Church. Newark. Newark Firefighters Family Festival. 5k run, car show, bands, rides, craft and food vendors, and fireworks. Firefighters Field, 100 Barker Parkway.

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July 27 Sodus Point. “History Alive!” Presentation: “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America” by Michael Keene. Free. 6:30 p.m. Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay Street. 315483-4936. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Rated PG. MerryGo-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 800-457-8897 www.FingerLakesMTF.com. Oswego. Kids Pirate Day. See July 13.

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July 30 Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Oswego. 29th Annual Oswego Harborfest. See July 28. Lyons. Silly Saturdays at the Museum. See July 9. Marion. 52nd Pioneer Gas Engine Show. See July 28. Macedon. 3rd Annual Lobster Bake. $30/person, pre-sale only. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Macedon Center Fire Hall. www.macedoncenterfire.org. Sodus. Brantling Bluegrass Festival. See July 28. Auburn. Remember the Big 6 Picnic — Cayuga County Youth Fair. See July 28. Montezuma to Homer. Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale. Sale Runs along Route 90, with hundreds of vendors selling antiques and collectibles. Barbecue for sale. Rain or shine. 800-499-9615.

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159th Annual Oswego County Fair. The 2016 theme is “Oswego County Fair Goes Country.” Food, games, entertainment, home and agricultural displays, vendors and Hawkins’ Amusement rides. Free admission and parking. Slight charge for some activities. Ellisburg St. 315-808-3938. www.oswegocountyfair.com.

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The Best of Upstate New York Wolcott. Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest. Wine tasting on Main Street and music by wellknown jazz artists at the band stand in nearby Northrup Park. Vendors, food and samples. Free. To access wine tasting, those 21 and older with proper I.D. can purchase tickets at the gate for $20 or buy $15 advance sale tickets either online or by calling. www.wolcottlionsclub.org or by calling. Ticket holders also receive a gift bag with coupons and a limited edition wine glass. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 315-530-7171 www. wolcottlionsclub.com. Macedon. Community Wide Garage Sale, throughput the Village of Macedon. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sodus Point. Pirates in the Point. Scavenger hunt for all businesses in Sodus Point (including family and friends). Maps available at Bay Street Hotel at noon. Bring map back to Bay Street to see if you won any of the prizes. Dress in your favorite pirate costume to win a prize. 12 to 8 p.m. Buffalo. Eden Corn Fest. Noon to Midnight. See Aug. 4. Rochester. Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival. One of Rochester's oldest and most unusual neighborhoods celebrates its Annual Festival of arts, crafts, music and shopping. The event annually attracts more than over 250,000 people and features more than 350 vendors over a mile and a quarter, from Alexander Street at its west end to Culver Road at the east. A juried art show features the handmade creations of more than 350 artists in 13 different categories. Three entertainment stages features musicians, dancers and performers. Shuttle service provided from the ample parking area at Gleason Works on University Avenue. A family-friendly, alcohol-free festival. More than 40 different festival food vendors add to the bistros, cafes, bakeries, and coffee houses in the neighborhood. Free. Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park Ave. 585-473-4482. www.rochesterevents. com/park-ave-festival.

Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See Aug. 6. Pulaski. Pulaski Old Home Days. See Aug. 6. Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Rome. Rome Canalfest. See Aug. 5. Ontario. Summer Sunday at the Square for Kids of All Ages - Pioneer family day. $1/person; 3 and under free. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road. www. heritagesquaremuseum.org. Rochester. Park Avenue Summer Arts Festival. See Aug. 6. Buffalo. Eden Corn Fest. Noon to 10 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Aug. 8 Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27.

Aug. 9 Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Palmyra. Digging up your History Archeological Camp. $5. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults and children welcome. Call for information. Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street. 315-597-6981. www.historicpalmyrany.com.

Aug. 10 Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Palmyra. Digging up your History Archeological Camp. See Aug. 9.

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Aug. 12 Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Syracuse. Counting Crows & Rob Thomas. Lakeview Amphitheater. $39-$414. 6:45 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www.lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Sandy Creek. 159th Annual Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 10.

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ummer and fall are times of plenty in Upstate New York. The growing season is short, so we have to make the most of it while it’s here. With offerings from private gardens, roadside stands and farmer’s markets, many people’s kitchens are overflowing with fresh produce. Sometimes, using that produce before it goes bad can be a real challenge. Here are some ideas of how to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh and tasty, and out of the garbage or compost bin.

eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon, peppers and tomatoes all store best at slightly warmer temperatures.

pumpkins, winter squash and sweet potatoes), but most fruits and veggies store best in cool and moist conditions. Most produce will ripen and spoil very quickly during the summer months when they are left in open air and at room temperature. Use cool storage to slow down spoilage.

If you have an extra refrigerator that you use for storage of beverages or overflow, put it to work for your fruits and vegetables. They are ideal for fruit and vegetable storage because they aren’t opened as frequently. If you have problems remembering what you store in your secondary refrigerator, put a white board or a notepad on the front of your main

Keep them clean

For most fruits and vegetables, clean storage is ideal. Rinse your produce in cool water. Gently dry it or use a salad spinner to remove excess moisture. Make sure your utensils and work areas are clean and sanitized. Produce stores best in a clean environment.

Package like a pro

Proper packaging can greatly prolong the shelf life of your produce. Storing in plastic bags and providing ventilation are best practices. Before the summer and fall harvests hit, save some of the bags and containers that your store-bought produce arrives in. These containers are used by the pros to prolong the life of produce, so put them to work for you. Make sure the bags and containers are clean and dry and reuse them for your harvest finds.

Store them cool

Most produce has a much longer shelf life when it’s stored in a cool area. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s guidelines, there are a few exceptions (e.g., hot peppers,

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Use your cool wisely

The best place for your produce is in a produce drawer. If you run out of room in the drawer, use the rest of your refrigerator wisely. The bottom and back of the refrigerator are its coldest areas. If you need extra storage space, use the lower shelves of your refrigerator and store produce in the rear of those shelves. If something has to move to the front of the refrigerator, move the produce that likes slightly warmer temperatures. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s fruit and vegetable storage fact sheet, snap beans, cucumbers,

refrigerator and write down what you put in the spare.

Use your counter top wisely

Not all the produce that ends up in our kitchens is ready to eat. If your produce isn’t ripe, let it ripen on counter or table. Once it’s ripe (or when it’s close to ripening), store it in the refrigerator until it’s ready to consume. For more information and pro tips and fruit and vegetable storage, visit: http://www.gardening.cornell. edu/factsheets/vegetables/storage. pdf


Mexico. “Mystery at Mexico Point Inn” dinner theater and entertainment. $25, reservations are required (315-963-7657). 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Dr. 315-9638216 www.mexicopointpark.com. Fulton. Fulton Festival of the Arts. Includes an outdoor paint event, a 5K fun run and more than 60 art vendors under one roof. See website for admission and times. CNY Arts Center, 11 River Glen Dr. 315-598-2787. www.CNYArtsCenter.com. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. Bocce, Italian bingo, biscotti contest, children’s activities, open air mass, vendors, and more. Free. Fri. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m; Sun. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Corner of Montgomery & Washington Streets, in front of City Hall.

Aug. 13 Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See Aug. 6. Fulton. Fulton Festival of the Arts. See Aug. 12. Ithaca. “Constellations”. 2016 Summer Mainstage Season at Hangar Theatre. See Aug. 4. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Syracuse. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & Jhene Ailo. Lakeview Amphitheater. $33-$1,780. 7 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www. lakeviewamphitheatre.com.

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Utica. Schuyler Corn Competition and Car Show. Event feature local comedian Owen Murphy, the Blue Brothers musician Just Joe, wrestler Scott

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Palmyra. 10th Annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend. Palmyra’s Pirates of the Erie Canal invade the Village and Port of Palmyra. Bed racing, Jolly Roger 5K race, Pirate Kazoo Band Parade, children’s treasure hunt, Pirate Puppy Parade, canal trail tours and Historic Palmyra pirate tales & museum tours. www.palmyrany.com/ pirates/2015/home.htm. Auburn. Founder's Day. Car show and live music throughout the day. Featuring 3rd annual Art Flaire fundraising event for Unity House of Cayuga County in Market Street Park. Hosted

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Utica. Schuyler Corn Competition & 18th Annual Car Show. Includes dog show, comedy act featuring Owen Murphy, corn eating competition, car show, hula hoop contest, food vendors, and fireworks. Free. $2 to compete in corn eating contest. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 315-404-6847. www. facebook.com/Schuyler-Corn-Competition-andCar-Show-189274821241027.

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Auburn. The Great Race XXXIX. Team triathlon for adults and youth, followed by post-race celebration. Emerson Park. 315-252-7139. www. great-race.com.

Sandy Creek. 159th Annual Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 10.

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Butler. Butler Historical Society Ice Cream Social. Chicken barbecue also available. Call for details. 12 p.m. 4518 Butler Center Road. 315-594-2332. Sodus. Annual Show-N-Shine Car Show. Car show, flea market, food served by Timeless Classic Car members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., judging begins at noon, awards at 3 p.m. Richard's Auto, 7892 Ridge Road, 315- 946-4751.

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Aug. 16 Bouckville. Antique Week, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. See Aug. 15. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 15.

Aug. 17 Bouckville. Antique Week, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. See Aug. 15. Auburn. "Crazy For You" presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See July 27. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 15.

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available until Aug. 20 (315-942-4593): $7/ adult; $5/child (12 & under). Three-day pass available until Aug. 21: $21/adult; $15/child (12 & under); Free under 5. Daily admission at the gate: $10/adult; $7/child (12 & under); $8/senior citizen (60 and over). Credit cards accepted at designated gates. 12 p.m. Boonville-Oneida County Fairgrounds, Schuyler St. 315-942-4592 www.starinfo.com/woodsmen. Norwich. 24th Annual Preferred Mutual Chenango Blues Festival. Music festival features Funky Blu Roots, Laurence Jones, Davina and the Vagabonds, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Duke Robillard, Carolyn Wonderland Band, Southern Avenue, Curtis Salgado, Canned Heat, and Anders Osborne, food, craft vendors, camping, and free children’s activities. Free (Friday). $25 advance for Sat.; $35 at the gate. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chenango County Fairgrounds, 168 East Main Street. 607-334-5653. Bouckville. Antique Week, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. See Aug. 15.

Aug. 20 Oswego. 5th Annual Oswego YMCA Dragon Boat Festival. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 40-foot-long dragon boats on a 200m course. All skill levels and physiques can paddle, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win.

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The Best of Upstate New York Funds raised support Oswego YMCA Health Kids Programming. Free to spectators. Charge for participants. Racing begins at 9 a.m. Championship Race will be at approximately 3 p.m. Breitbeck Park on Lake Ontario, Lake St. 315-806-0250. www.oswegoymcadragonboatfestival.com. Boonville. NYS Woodsmen's Field Days. See Aug. 19 Wolcott. Wolcott Lions Club Annual Car Show. Classic cars line both sides of Main Street. Trophies awarded in several categories. Free to attend. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ontario. Cemetery Walk at Heritage Square 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Furnaceville Cemetery on Trimble Road, Heritage Square Museum, 7147 Ontario Center Road. www.heritagesquaremuseum.org. Macedon. Maze Preview Weekend. See the Amazing Maize Maze, Back 40 game area for children, farm market, ice cream, grilled food, and wine tasting room featuring JD Wine Cellars. Free bounce back ticket for every ticket purchased. $11. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 1342 Eddy Road. 315986-4202 www.longacrefarms.com. Norwich. 24th Annual Preferred Mutual Chenango Blues Festival. See Aug. 19.

Bouckville. Antique Week, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. See Aug. 15.

Aug. 21 Boonville. NYS Woodsmen's Field Days. See Aug. 19. Oswego. Richardson-Bates House Museum Summer Fun Day. Games, prizes, live music and ice cream sundaes for children and adults. Free; slight charge for some activities. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. 3rd St. 315-343-1342. www.rbhousemuseum.org. Macedon. Maze Preview Weekend. See Aug. 20. Marion. 39th Annual Wayne Drumlins Antique Auto Show & Flea Market. A class-based competition, special awards for many categories. Food and drinks available. Donations accepted. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marion Town Park, North Main Street. www.waynedrumlinsauto.com. Bouckville. Antique Week, presented by Madison Bouckville Promotions. See Aug. 15.

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wanting a meatless option. Take-out and pre-sale tickets will be available. 12 to 4 p.m. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd. 315-9476143. http://www.cayugacounty.us/Community/ Parks-and-Trails/Sterling.

Aug. 24 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. A modern, compelling look at the classic adventure. Rated PG. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd. 315-255-1785 or 800-457-8897. http://fingerlakesmtf.com/2016-season/index. html.

Aug. 25 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24.

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The Best of Upstate New York Syracuse. Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge & Maren Morris. Lakeview Amphitheater. $57-$506. 7:30 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www.lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. Covering 375 acres, the Fair includes agricultural events, home & arts competitions, culinary demonstrations, free and ticketed performances, vendors, food, entertainment, midway, carnival games, sand sculpture, butter sculpture, wine and beer gardens, Pride of New York foods, farmers market, and more. Concerts free with admission include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Toto, Culture Club, Chicago, Flo Rida, and more. Check website for times and more details. $10/adults; Free children 12 and younger. $5 parking. Shut-

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Aug. 26 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Buffalo. Buffalo Irish Festival. An annual celebration of Irish culture featuring Irish music, dance, Irish food and beverages. Free. Fri. 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown at Canalside on Buffalo's renovated waterfront. 44 Prime Street. 716-743-9348. www.buffaloirish.com.

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Aug. 27 Fair Haven. Pirate Fest. Costume parade, costume contest, pirate ship parade, live pirate battle, and more. Visit website for details. 9 a.m. Bawdy Pirate Ball at Little Sodus Inn starting at 8:30 p.m. www.fairhavenny.com/calendar.html. Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. Rob Zombie, Korn & In This Moment. Lakeview Amphitheater. $24-$325. 6:30 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www.lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Palmyra. Historic Ghost Walk around the Village. Take a stroll through the Village to the Palmyra Historical Museum and Phelps General Store. $10. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tour begins at the Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market Street. 315-597-6981. www.historicpalmyrany.com. Phelps. Ontario Shores Kennel Club Hawaiian-themed UKC Match. Two conformation matches, food, raffle. Classes for puppies, junior, intermediate, bred-by, junior handler, champion & grand champion. Also altered in same classes. Campground chicken barbecue 4 to 6 p.m. ($10) to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times. Wear something Hawaiian and

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Aug. 28 Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Buffalo. Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. See Aug. 28. Buffalo. Buffalo Irish Festival. See Aug. 26.

Aug. 29 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25.

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Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25.

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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.

Don’t Miss It Clayton. 1000 Islands Family Day. June 11.

Antique Boat Museum’s annual event. Tour the Museum and enjoy activities like skiff rowing, fishing for kids, and much more. Discounted boat rides and (while supplies last) picnic lunches. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 750 Mary St. Contact: Margaret Hummel, 315-686-4104. mhummel@ abm.org. www.abm.org. 74 • Summer Guide — The Best of Upstate 2016

Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25.

September Month Long South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Zip Line Canopy Tour. See June month-long events.

Sundays Sodus Point. Sunday Summer Concert Series. Features various styles and artists under the big tree by the Sodus Bay Lighthouse, overlooking Lake Ontario. Bring your own seating. Free. 2 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.sodusbaylighthouse. org.

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Fridays and Saturdays (starting Sept. 16) Macedon. Moonlight Mazes at Long Acre Farms. $11. Tickets sold from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maze closes at 11 p.m. 1342 Eddy Rd. 315-946-4202. www.longacrefarms.com.

Weekends (starting Sept. 10) South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Fall Sky Rides. View fall foliage from above. Visit website for more details. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. www.bristolmountain.com. 585-374-6000.

Sept. 1 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25.

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Newark. Music on the Erie. Live music, food vendors, 50/50 raffle. Features The Marbletones. Free. 6 to 8 p.m. T. Spencer Knight Canal Park.

Auburn. First Friday. Museums, galleries, restaurants and shops host open houses with free live music, art exhibits and refreshments. Downtown venues include A.T. Walley’s, Finger Lakes Art Cooperative, Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co., Havana Room @ the Phoenix, HobNob Kitchen & Bar, Moondog's Lounge, Osteria Salina, Swaby’s Tavern, Thirsty Pug Craft Beer Market, YMCA-WEIU and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Various Locations in downtown Auburn. 315-252-7874. www.auburndowntown.org. Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Oswego. 60th Annual Budweiser Classic Weekend. The ISMA tour will be featured on the Saturday night portion of three nights of action. The 23rd annual Bud Light ISMA Super Nationals will once again be a 60-lap affair, crowning the first Supermodified champion of the weekend. Visit website for details. Oswego Speedway, 300 E. Albany St. 315-342-0646. www.oswego-

Sept. 3 Auburn. "Treasure Island" a musical presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. ZZ Top & Gregg Allman. Lakeview Amphitheater. $33-$348. 8 p.m. 490 Restoration Way. www.lakeviewamphitheatre.com. Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Oswego. 60th Annual Budweiser Classic Weekend. See Sept. 2. Central Square. Wooden-Apple Farmstead 4th Annual Music and Art Festival. A weekend of live music, vendors, songwriters’ contest, pancake breakfast, raffles and more. Free. Times TBA. 1489 County Route 4. www.facebook.com/ events/836518726468542. Canandaigua. Parody comedian and vocalist

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"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory Tour. Check website for more details. Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 315-426-8741. www. cmacevents.com. Buffalo. 15th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. Wings, games, contests, children's activities, and cook-offs. $5. Free children 8 and under. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. www.buffalowing.com.

Sept. 4 Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25. Oswego. 60th Annual Budweiser Classic Weekend. See Sept. 2. Central Square. Wooden-Apple Farmstead 4th Annual Music and Art Festival. See Sept. 3. Buffalo. 15th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. See Sept. 3.

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The Best of Upstate New York Sept. 5 Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 25.

Sept. 6 Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24.

Sept. 7 Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24.

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sented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Alexander. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association’s 50th Annual Rally. Featuring over 1,000 pieces of equipment, including gas and steam engines, gas tractors and antique agriculture and construction equipment. Daily threshing, log-sawing demonstrations, tractor-pulls and live entertainment. Refreshment stands, flea market and wagon rides. Handicapped accessible. $7/adults; free/12 and under. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10294 Gillate Road. 585-591-2821. www. alexandersteamshow.com.

Sept. 9 Alexander. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association’s 50th Annual Rally. See Sept. 8. Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Huron. Town of Huron Historical Building Open House & Rummage Sale. Visit Huron's historical past through exhibits and touring historic building. Rummage sale at the Presbyterian Church. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. North Huron Road next to Presbyterian Church. Auburn. 31st Annual TomatoFest. Live entertainment, food, crafts and amusement rides to

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benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantry. $3 suggested donation. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Auburn. www.cnytomatofest.org.

Sept. 10 Alexander. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association’s 50th Annual Rally. See Sept. 8. Auburn. Treasure Island, A New Musical, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. See Aug. 24. Huron. Town of Huron Historical Building Open House & Rummage Sale. See Sept. 9. Ontario. Chicken BBQ - Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department. 4 p.m. until sold out. 719 Plank Road. Macedon Center. Lumberjack Festival. Top lumberjacks and lumberjills compete in timber sports. Amateurs compete on Saturday and pros on Sunday. Breakfast available, food throughout the day, and craft vendors. $3/adults; $2/ seniors; $1/kids 6-14; free/kids 5 and under. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Macedon Center Fire Department, 2431 Canandaigua Road, Macedon. www.macedoncenterfire.org. Auburn. 31st Annual TomatoFest. See Sept. 9. Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival. Live jazz music, food vendors, fireworks. No glass containers, animals or recording of performances. Free admission. $5 parking at Riverfront Garage at

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Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. Relive the only recording made by Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. Rated PG. Visit website for show times. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E Lake Rd. 315-255-1785 or 800457-8897. www.fingerlakesmtf.com/2016-season/index.html.

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Alexander. WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association’s 50th Annual Rally. See Sept. 8.

Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

Macedon Center. Lumberjack Festival. See Sept. 10.

Palmyra. Historic Palmyra “Canal Town Days” Ghost Walk. Meet at the driveway entrance to the Palmyra Village Park. Call for reservations. 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. E. Main Street. Park at the Alling Coverlet parking lot 122 William Street. 315-597-6981. www.historicpalmyrany.com.

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West Monroe. One Room School Reunion. Open to anyone who ever attended a one-room school anywhere. Bring a dish to pass, table service, photos, and memories. Raffles available. Free. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. West Monroe Historical Society, 2355 St. Rt. 49. 315-676-7414. Newark. Mutt Strut 2016. Spend an afternoon with your dog and friends. Vendors, dog costume competition, food, music, raffle, and wine tasting. Enlist friends and family to sponsor you walking your dog or a shelter dog for the show to benefit the Humane Society of Wayne County. Silver Hill Technology Park, Route 88 South. www.hswaynepets.org.

Sept. 15 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by

Bernhards Bay. 14th Annual Oneida Lake Ole Tymers Antique Engine Tractor Show. See Sept. 16. Featuring old-time exhibits, tractors, engines, crafts and more. Free. Time TBA. Dave C. Webb Memorial Park, 897 NYS Rte. 49. 315708-2214.

Sept. 17 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15. Lowville. 12th Annual Lowville Cream Cheese Festival. Various events celebrating cream cheese with food, live music, children's events,

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and competitions. Other various vendors and fun things to do for the whole family. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Route 12. 315-376-8688. www. creamcheesefestival.com. Mexico. Mexico Public Library 26th Annual 5K Cider Run and Walk. Event benefits the library. Awards and refreshments at apple time in Mexico. $25 pre-registration; $30 day of event registration. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 315-963-3012. morgan.fazzio@anthem.com. Mexico. Mexico Fall Festival. Hosted by the Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the event celebrates fall with live music, vendors and fall foods. Free. Time TBA. Mexico High School, 3338 Main St. 315-806-0251. www.friendsofoswego. Bernhards Bay. 14th Annual Oneida Lake Ole Tymers Antique Engine Tractor Show. See Sept. 16. Sandy Creek. 11th Annual Crank It Up! Antique Tractor and Engine Show. Vintage farm machinery, antique tractor, garden tractor, and street legal machines. Tractor pulls, crafts, music and traditional agricultural activities from the rural North Country. Donation for parking and admission. 8 a.m. to TBA. Oswego County Fairgrounds, Franklin St. 315-806-3938. Palmyra. Historic Palmyra Murder Tour. From Market St. to E. Main St., the tour leader will discuss the darker side of Palmyra's history. $15 per person with refreshments at the end. 8 p.m. Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center Revisit rural life in 1800s Blacksmith Shop, Country Store, One Room School & More

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The Best of Upstate New York to 10:30 p.m. Start at the Alling Coverlet parking lot, 122 William St. 315-597-6981. www. historicpalmyrany.com. Palmyra. 49th Annual Palmyra Canaltown Days. Food, live music, crafts, market square, 5k run/ walk, canal walks, car show, museum tours, wagon rides, pony rides, antiques and more. Main Street. Sterling. Ontario Orchards’ Fall Jamboree. Hay rides, corn maze, food vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, apple & pumpkin picking and more. Rain or shine. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 15273 Center Road. 315-343-6328. www. ontarioorchards.com. Olcott. 16th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games. Immerse yourself in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Live Celtic music, dancers, sports, clans, living historians, vendors, food, contests, children’s activities and much more. $25/weekend; $20/Sat.; $12/Sun.; Free/12 and younger. Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6108 Lake Road. 716-778-5730. www. niagaraceltic.com. Inlet. Fall Festival. Children’s activities, clown, live music, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more. Free admission

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38th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. Ninety antique and classic boats and motors will be on display in the water and on land. Concerts, a boat parade, kids’ attractions. More information at www.skaneateles.com/visit/eventsa-attractions/skaneateles-antiqueclassic-boat-show.

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and parking. Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fern Park, off South Shore Road. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. See Sept. 16.

Sept. 18 Palmyra. Canaltown Days. See Sept. 17.

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Tymers Antique Engine Tractor Show. See Sept. 16.

Sterling. Ontario Orchards’ Fall Jamboree. See Sept. 18.

Olcott. 16th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games. See Sept. 17.

Sandy Creek. 11th Annual Crank It Up! Antique Tractor and Engine Show. See Sept. 17.

Syracuse. Festa Italiana. See Sept. 16.

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Sept. 20 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

Sept. 21 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

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Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15. Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival. See Sept. 22. Central Square. 33rd Annual Apple Festival. Approximately 300 crafters, vendors, non-profit displays and demonstrations, plus amusement rides, pony rides, live entertainment, special events and contests. $5/car. Fri. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 154 US Rte. 11. 315-675-8232. Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square 33rd Annual Apple Festival. Approximately 300 crafters, vendors, non-profit displays and demonstrations, plus amusement rides, pony rides, live entertainment, special events

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and contests. Fri. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rides and food only; Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5/car. Brewerton Speedway, 154 US Rte. 11. 315-675-8232. www.centralsquareapplefestival.com. Old Forge. Adirondack Music, Art and Food Festival. Features Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings, cocktails and dinner with the Danny Sinoff Quintet, Non-denominational Gospel service with Reverend Lawrence Bartell, and Jazz Brunch featuring Dave Bennett and the Danny Sinoff Quintet. Daily pass: $30/members; $35/non-members online. $33/members; $38/ non-members at the door. Weekend pass: $100/

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Sept. 24 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15. Central Square. 33rd Annual Apple Festival. See Sept. 23. Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square 33rd Annual Apple Festival. See Sept. 23. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. Since 1961, the Grape Festival has been held every September to celebrate the area's grape harvest, artisans, winemakers, local and regional music and cuisine. Bake a pie for the World's Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample everything "grape" that the valley offers. Taste Finger Lakes wines in the wine tent. Listen to area musicians performing rock, blues, jazz and original music. No dogs permitted. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Naples High School and Memorial Town Hall, 136 Main St. 585-490-1339.

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shabby-chic furniture, vintage feed and flour sacks, architectural salvage, up-cycled treasures, handmade jewelry, local art, children's clothing and accessories and farmers' market. Free painting demos on the hour by Annie Sloan. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 845 Yellow Mills Road. www. thepurplepaintedlady.com. Marion. Pioneer Gas Engine Tractor Pull. Live music, children's activities, vendors of handmade products, Dutch cuisine, American cuisine, quilt show and a gas engine show. Marion Town Park. Visit Pioneer Gas Engine Association on Facebook.

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Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House. See and ride large scale model trains. Food and souvenirs available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 302 Clyde Marengo Road. www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org.

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Savannah. The 2016 Savannah Art Festival. Art contests for kids and adults, live music, art demonstrations, food and art sales. $5 per person, $10 per family. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 585-424-0256.

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Auburn. Finger Lakes Mud Run. The Everest Mud Run is a challenging military style 5-mile trail run that's intended to pit participants against one of two extreme courses. Each wave of participants joins a stampede of hundreds to trudge through thick field grasses, over wooded underbrush, down and out of deep gullies, and ultimately face 25 obstacles, each designed to encourage team work and comradely to overcome. Food available. No outside food. $60 for participants. Free parking. Everest Park, 5343 County Route 72B. 315-252-9305. http://www. fingerlakesmudrun.com.

Savannah. 2016 Savannah Art Festival. See Sept. 24.

Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

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Sept. 29 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

Sept. 30 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15. Oswego. Oswego Octoberfest. 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Washington Square (East) Park, E. Oneida St. See website for more details. https://www. facebook.com/events/1200089436672900.

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Oswego. Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival. Crafters, farm produce, food vendors, music, and games and rides for children. The giant pumpkin weigh-in begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The giant pumpkins will be on display Saturday only. The two-day event will also feature a wide variety of entertainment and activities including air hops, and face painting for the kids, 50/50 drawing, pumpkin pie contest, pumpkin carving contest. Visit website for complete schedule. Free. Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. E. Bridge St. 315-806-0250. www.facebook.com/cnypumpkinfest.

Macedon. Moonlight Mazes at Long Acre Farms. $11/five years and up; free/ fours and under. Tickets sold from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Maze closes at 11 p.m. 1342 Eddy Rd., Macedon. 315-946-4202. www.longacrefarms.com.

Macedon. Autumn on the Erie. Family event with hayrides, vendors, live music, 5k run/walk, pie contest and more. Free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canal Park, Lock 30.

South Bristol. Bristol Mountain Scaerial Adventures. Haunted Headlamp Tours. Beginning Oct. 7, by reservation. Visit website for pricing and details. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 5589 South Hill Road. 585-374-1180. www. bristolmountainadventures.com.

Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre. See Sept. 15.

Saturdays Lyons. Haunted History Ghost Walk. Take a 60-minute walk touring spooky sites. 7 p.m. Meet in front of the Wayne County Courthouse, Church St., Lyons. 315-946-4943. www.waynehistory.org.

Oct. 1 Auburn. Million Dollar Quartet, presented by Finger Lakes Musical Theatre.

Oct. 2 Oswego. Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival. See Oct. 1.

Oct. 7 Auburn. First Friday. Museums, galleries, restaurants and shops host open houses with free live music, art exhibits and refreshments. Downtown venues include A.T. Walley’s, Finger Lakes Art Cooperative, Good Shepherd’s Brewing Co., Havana Room @ the Phoenix, HobNob Kitchen & Bar, Moondog's Lounge, Osteria Salina, Swaby’s Tavern, Thirsty Pug Craft Beer Market, YMCA-WEIU and more. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Various Locations in downtown Auburn. 315-252-7874. www.auburndowntown.org.

Oct. 8 Castile. Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Festival. Local pottery, paint-

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ings, quilts and fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, and dried floral pieces. More than 300 artisans display their wares. Food vendors and activities for the whole family. Live music performances and demonstrations are scheduled at 1 p.m. each day. Free. $8 park entrance per vehicle. Handicapped parking is available along with curbside pickup of heavy purchases. 1 Letchworth State

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The Best of Upstate New York Pk. 585-237-3517. www.artswyco.org. Pulaski. Salmon River Festival. Family fun, fly-tying and casting demonstrations, fair, food and music. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. South Park, Jefferson St. 315-532-5919. spdinpul@

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Oct. 9 Castile. Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Festival. See Oct. 8.

Oct. 10 Castile. Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Festival. See Oct. 8.

Oct. 13

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Lyons Pumpkin Palooza. Family fun festival includes Pumpkin carving at antiques & col-

Hencle’s Berry Patch

Area

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Pre-order Today! Strawberries • Red & Black Raspberries Currants • Gooseberries • Blackberries Rubarb & Garlic 7470 Perry Road, Baldwinsville 315-638-0767

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BOAT TOURS ON THE CANAL Camillus Erie Canal Park

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ons Reservati 95

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Museum & Steam Exhibit

FREE ADMISSION TOWPATH DAY Sat. Aug.13th • 10 am-4 pm “Step Back in Time”

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Crafters and demonstrations. Kid’s Stuff, Wagon, Boat Rides Music by Diamond Someday And the Soda Ash Six

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lectibles sale, wine tasting, games, live entertainment, food vendors and more. 10 a.m. www. lyonsmainstreet70.com.

Oct. 14 Lyons. Pumpkin Palooza. See Oct. 13.

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purchase and more vendors. $40. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. North Street Pavilion.315-369-6411 ext. 201. info@viewarts.org. www.viewarts.org.

Clayton. Punkin Chunkin Festival. Farmers’ market, pumpkin toss, costume contest, barbecue, carving, and more. No dogs. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frink Park Pavilion, Riverside Drive. 315-686-3771. www.1000islands-clayton. com/punkinchunkin.

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Lyons. Pumpkin Palooza. See Oct. 13. Old Forge. Brewfest. Old Forge on Tap will showcase over 60 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive 3 hours of sampling along with their souvenir sampling glass. Live music, food available for

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Don’t Miss It Cazenovia. Oct. 22

Fall Festival Pumpkin Display in Park. Scarecrow judging, craft vendors, games, food, live music, trick & treat, magicians, and more for the whole family. Free. Time TBA. Albany Street. 315-655-9243.

Area

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

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CNY Fiber Festival CNY Fiber Artist & Producers

June 11 - 12, 2016 • Bouckville, NY Animals • Demonstrations Workshops • Kid’s activities

Over 100 Booths www.cnyfiber.org

Marine/Supply Store Aluminum Roll In Docks Boat Brokerage Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals & Sales

Things are Brewing at Critz Farms in Cazenovia

C

ritz Farms in Cazenovia has been entertaining visitors for some 30 years. Starting out as a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, the husband and wife team (Matthew and Juanita Critz), has grown the farm from an out-of-use dairy farm into an award winning agritourism destination entertaining more than 60,000 visitors a year. The newest addition is the Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Company. The Critzes received their farm brewery license in November and are now brewing a growing portfolio of unique craft beers. “The brewery has been a nice complement to the farm winery, which specializes in the production of handcrafted hard ciders,” said a news release.

Established in 2011 and previously known as the Harvest Moon Cidery, the beverage arm of the Critz Farms business is now being re-branded as the Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Company. The Critzes pride themselves in being first generation farmers who grow most of their own ingredients for their hard cider and beer. The farm offers a tasting room and patio where visitors can relax and enjoy the views and the brews. Panini sandwiches and snacks are also served. Critz Farms also offers events throughout the season, including a fall harvest celebration. Critz Farms is located 3.5 miles south of Route 20 on Route 13. For more information, call 315-662-3355 or or visit www.critzfarms.com

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Empire Farm Days: Not Just for Farmers The event is the largest outdoor farm trade show in the Northeast By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

I

f you’re in agriculture, you likely already know all about Empire Farm Days. Developed in 1931 by the Empire State Potato Growers Association, EFD has become the largest outdoor farm trade show in the Northeast. The three-day expo features top vendors of agricultural products, services and equipment; however, even if you don’t farm, the show offers plenty of reasons to go. • Many vendors display items of interest to landowners. The show’s four main vendor tents, one in each corner of the showgrounds, include hundreds of stands, including those selling gardening and landscaping products, home products and services

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and more. • EFD also includes a showcase of New York-sourced produce and value-added products. Sample some pepper mustard, cheese, juice, honey, maple syrup or jelly and take home the flavors you love. • If you and your family want to learn more about agriculture, land conservation, animal care and science in general, all the workshops and seminars are free — whether you farm or not. Cornell University, 4-H, Morrisville State College, USDA, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY Cobleskill, New York State Grange, Lancaster Farming, Country Folks magazine and

many other educational, media and community entities offer seminars and booths with handouts and information. • Numerous brands showcase agricultural equipment in live demonstrations at the edge of the show grounds. See the latest farm implements in action. • If you like high-tech, EFD is where you can see the latest in farm technology, including aerial drones, robotic milking equipment, GPS-guided equipment and more. • It’s not just a cow show. EFD includes numerous horse equipment vendors and live horse demonstrations as well. Equine enthusiasts will find plenty of information and vendors. • Antique vehicle hobbyists will enjoy the vintage tractor show and daily “Old Iron” parade through the show grounds.

If You Go Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, the show goes on rain or shine. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Admission is free. Limited space for campers; call in advance. Food vendors with shaded seating are available. Since the show is held in a rural location, it offers only portable toilets. The ground can be uneven, but motorized scooters and golf carts (with a show-issued permit) are admitted. The show also rents golf carts with advanced reservations. No pets except service animals. For more information, call 877-697-7837 or visit www.empirefarmdays.com.


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Thanks toof Upstate OurNewSponsors The Best York The following advertisers have made this booklet possible 1st Carriage House Realty.................52 1st United Methodist Church of Fulton.........................................36 916 Riverside......................................55 Akropolis Pizza...................................54 Akwesasne Mohawk Casino................8 All Seasons Inn / Beacon Inn.............39 Alton Coffee Shop, The......................72 Apple Country Retreat........................83 Arney’s Marina....................................71 Associated Dental Arts.......................39 Barn Again Green...............................55 Bear’s Sleepy Hollow..........................49 Beck, Inc.............................................61 Belhurst Castle...................................31 Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate........37 Big Don’s Wild River...........................13 Blue Moon /Under the Moon...............56 Bobcat of CNY...................................28 Brennan Beach ..................................49 Brewerton Boatyard............................55 Brewerton Motel.................................53 Brookfield Renewable Energy............30 Burdick Ford / Toyota.........................92 Burger King.........................................43 Burke’s Home Center.........................43 Burritt Motors......................................40 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........64 Butter Nut Cove Cottages...................74 Camp Arey..........................................79 Canalview Travel................................59 Canandaigua Lady Boat Tours...........83 Central Square Apple Fest.................53 Century 21 Galloway .........................43 Chase Enterprises..............................43 Cheerful Valley Campground.............78 Cherry Grove Campground................71 Christy’s Motel....................................68 Church of the Assumption..................36 CNY Fiber Festival.............................87 Codfather Fishing...............................30 Colloca Estate Winery........................21 Colonial Belle Boat Tours...................81 Colonial Court Campgrond.................64 Colonial Laundromat..........................27 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....52 Comic Shop, The................................43 Compass Federal Credit Union..........42 Computer Accounting Services / Canale Insurance..........................40 Cookies Jars & Things........................70 Cortland Country Music Park..............76 Country Roads Campground..............29 Critz Farms.........................................86 Curtis Furniture...................................33 D & A Charter & Tours........................25 Dailey’s Pour House...........................55

Deaton’s Agway & Ace Home Improvement.......................50 Doggie Styles.....................................57 Don’s Sales & Service........................58 Done Right Cleaning..........................22 Douglaston Salmon Run (DSR)..........13 Dusting Divas.....................................44 Eastview Mall.......................................9 Ehrlich Pest Control............................84 Eis House...........................................61 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan.................................72 Elderberry Pond Restaurant & Organic Farm...........81 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........11 Camillus Erie Canal Village................85 Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............25 Evergreen Motel, The.........................40 Fair Haven Chamber of Commerce....73 Friends Of Mexico Point Park, Inc......61 Friendship Thrift Shop........................45 Fuccillo Auto Malls...............................4 Furdi’s Home Center..........................15 Geneva Antique Co-op.......................16 Geneva on the Lake...........................78 Gingham Patch, The...........................87 GJP Italian Eatery...............................38 Glenn H. Curtiss Museum..................78 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant.........54 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum..........................83 Great American Antique Fest, The.....16 Greater Lakes EZ-Dock......................24 Greater Oswego/ Fulton Chamber of Commerce...........42 Green Planet Grocery.........................42 Greene Point Marina..........................65 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................55 Hanley & Associates...........................85 Harbor Towne Gifts & Souveniers......22 Harborfest...........................................11 Heavily Brewing Co............................82 Hejamada Campground.....................82 Hencle’s Berry Patch..........................85 Herkimer County Fair.........................23 Hillside Antique Flea Markets.............16 Hillside Inn..........................................80 Holiday Inn Express............................37 Holiday Harbor Resort .......................70 Hoss’s Country Corner.......................68 I Wood Care.......................................77 J & J Campground..............................61 J P Jewelers.......................................41 Jell-O Gallery, The..............................35 Jimmie James BBQ............................39 Johnston’s Gas...................................58 Joseph Stolar Forestry.......................32

CREDITS • Editor & Publisher: Wagner Dotto • Associate Editor: Lou Sorendo • Calendar Editor: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant • Writers: Deborah Jeanne Sergeant, Melissa Stefanec, Sandra Scott, Tim Fenster • Advertising: Peggy Kain, Beth E. Clark, Shelley Manley, Roxanne Seeber • Office Manager: Alice Davis • Layout & Design: Eric J. Stevens • Cover: Jillian Meisenzahl

Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds................81 Kallet Theater, The.............................49 Ken’s Body Shop................................38 L W Emporium....................................80 Lake Ontario Gift Shop.......................75 Lakeshore Hardwoods .......................50 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................71 Longley Dodge...................................59 Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative Inc....................75 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...............17 Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................71 Mabie Brothers...................................85 Madison Bouckville Antique Show.....16 Madison County Fair..........................87 Malone’s Irish Hideaway.....................39 Maple Grove B&B...............................72 Mary’s Needleart Supplies & Frames..........................................52 Mid-Lakes Navigation ........................81 Mimi’s Drive-In....................................58 Monica’s Pies.....................................82 MOST, The.........................................29 Mountain Ash Elk Ranch....................51 Mr. Sub...............................................51 National Tractor Trailer School...........28 North Country Tack Box.....................54 Northbay Campground.......................58 NorthEast Classic Car Museum.........15 Novelis................................................90 NYS Canal Cruise...............................8 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers......................35 NYS Parks..........................................63 NYS Woodsmen Field Days...............17 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............33 Oak Hill Bulk Foods / Oak Leaf Café...............................80 Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents & Lavendar Festival.......23 Old Forge Lake Tours.........................69 Ontario Orchards................................23 Oswego Alliance Church....................36 Oswego County Fair...........................22 Oswego County Federal Credit Union.....................41 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism.....................17 Oswego County Stop DWI..................32 Oswego Historical Collaborative.........38 Oswego Printing.................................33 Oswego Speedway.............................35 Par-K Motors......................................58 Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland..............................77 Pawn Boss..........................................57 Penn Yan Bible Church......................36 Peterpaul Recreation Park.................54 Piggers Liquor Store/ C&B Farm Market.........................38

Pole Position Raceway.......................91 Port Lodge Motel................................52 Priceless Realty..................................35 Pro Build ............................................60 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................51 Pulaski Wine & Spirits........................51 R Diner...............................................54 Rainbow Shores Restaurant ..............48 Reakes Country Goods......................76 Real Deals..........................................49 Red Baron Pizza.................................57 Reiters Marina....................................65 River Golf Adventures........................25 River House Restaurant.....................48 Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop.....................57 Rolling Hills Asylum............................23 Roseland Waterpark ..........................79 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................25 Salmon Country Inc............................48 Sand Bar Grill.....................................53 Sandy Pond Resorts & Marina...........65 Seneca Golf Club...............................25 Seward House Museum.....................82 Sharp’s Bulk Food .............................67 Shops At Ithaca Mall, The...................9 Sign Language inc..............................83 Simeon Dewitt....................................38 Skaneateles Historical Society...........82 Skaneateles Marina............................83 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.........72 Sodus Chamber – Harvest Fest.........70 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................80 South Shore Nautical..........................87 Starkey’s Lookout...............................80 Sterling Nature Center........................72 Stickley Museum................................84 Sticks, The..........................................61 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........69 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........48 Strawberry Fields................................11 Suggett House Museum.....................76 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................38 Swedish Hill Windery..........................81 Syracuse Nationals Car Show............33 Tailwater Lodge...................................2 TJ Maxx...............................................3 Trust Nursery......................................45 Two Brother’s Pizza............................64 USS Slater..........................................17 Vashaw’s Collision..............................39 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel...........15 Village Shops, The.............................56 Vintage Garden, The..........................51 Visit Oswego NY..................................5 Ward O’Hara Museum........................78 Wegerski Law Firm.............................55 White’s Lumber...................................48 Windmill, The .....................................80 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts......................49 Wratten’s RV......................................64 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................91

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