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Frontline Staff Familiarization Tour, June 14th The Office of Tourism is organizing a familiarization tour for frontline tourism staff. The purpose of this tour is to educate staff that interact with our visitors on a regular basis – front desk and box office personnel, docents, wait staff, wine tasting room employees and others – about area attractions, restaurants, and hotels so they can better assist visitors to our county. This year the tour will begin in Auburn and travel through Niles and Moravia, stopping along the way at Niles Country Gourmet Market, the Village of Moravia, including Fillmore Glen State Park and the Cascade Grille on the shores of Owasco Lake. During lunch a “Tools for Tourism” session will be held to teach participants about the services, maps, brochures, event and attraction information available through the Cayuga County Office of Tourism. This tour is FREE and open to all frontline tourism staff, however, space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Meg Vanek at cctourism@cayuganet.org.

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 2:10 pm by Curt
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Cayuga County is a rich and diverse agricultural area that encourages our visitors to enjoy scenic drives along vineyard laden hillsides, hand-pick seasonal fruit, taste award-winning wines and enjoy seasonal festivals and fairs. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 2:08 pm by Curt
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Freedom’s Call by Richard Breyer

 Wednesday 7:00pm at Baltimore Woods call 315-685-8480 for details

Freedom’s Call” is about the American Deep South in the turbulent ’50′s and ’60′s. We journey to Memphis, Little Rock, Oxford, Jackson and the Mississippi Delta with two African-American journalists who covered the important stories of the era.
The film features Dorothy Gilliam, first female African American reporter at The Washington Post, and Ernest Withers, renowned photographer whose work has appeared in the black press, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Two of the stops along the way are visits with Minniejean Brown Trickey, one of “The Little Rock Nine,” and James Meredith, first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 10:36 am by Curt
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The 308 page book chronicles the activities of the 75th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War and is told in their own words.
On November 30, 1861, nearly a thousand men board a train at the State Street depot in Auburn, New York. On September 23rd, four years later, fewer than half returned. Some had mustered out a year earlier, some had come home with wounds that left them unable to serve. But most of the missing had been left in battlefield graves far from home, victims of cannon and grapeshot and mini ball and disease. Here, in letters, news accounts and diaries, are the stories of the men of the 75th New York who followed the drum into battle during the Civil War.

Author Donald E. Mortin has molded their stories into a compelling narrative; detailing the small joys and the excruciating hardship of a soldier’s daily life during the Civil War, and tracing the 75th New York through the regiment’s postings and battles. The result is a unique portrait of ordinary men engulfed in one of the most extraordinary periods in American history.

The book may be purchased in Moravia NY at the Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society & Museum during regular hours; in Auburn at the Cayuga County Historian’s Office (Old Court House Bldg/3rd floor) or Meyer Bookbinding – 35 Market Street; and in Skaneateles NY at the Creekside Book Cafe – 25 Fennel Street.

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 10:23 am by Curt
Filed under: Events in CNY


May 11 at 7:00 PM
An Inconvenient Truth followed by
discussion with Brian Hidy

All events are free and open to the public at
St. James Episcopal Church
96 East Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2007 @ 10:13 am by Curt
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY