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Please join historian and guide Laurel Auchampaugh for a fascinating tour of the beautiful wooded Fort Hill Cemetery overlooking downtown Auburn. Its hilltop location, fortified many centuries ago by the mysterious mound building peoples of North America, later was reputed to be the site of an important Cayuga council seat and village.

In 1852 the hilltop was dedicated for its current function; it remains an active cemetery today. On the tour you will learn about the lives of several eminent citizens who are buried there, including the man first buried here, Judge Elijah Miller, his famous son-in-law William H. Seward, his daughter and granddaughter. Elsewhere in the cemetery, pay your respects to abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman, to members of the Osborne, Willard, and Case families, and to many others who contributed to America’s story. Take a tour of the gothic stone Bradley Chapel, and learn the story of a 50 foot tall obelisk inscribed, “Who Mourns for Logan?” In the event of rain, the talk will take place inside the Bradley Chapel.

Tickets for the tour are $10 for adults, $5 for students. These may be purchased at the time of the tour, or in advance at the Willard Chapel, 17 Nelson Street in Auburn during office business hours Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am-4pm. Call 315-252-0339 for more information. This tour is sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee. Proceeds benefit the Fort Hill Cemetery and the Willard Chapel.

Date(s): 09/07/2014
Location: Fort Hill Cemetery
19 Fort St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Students
Telephone: 315-252-0339
Email: willardchapeladmin@willardchapel.org
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 @ 4:46 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Join us and our friends for a full day of music and fun. There will be 7 bands, food, drinks, camping, and loads of fun. The Bands Dark Hollow The Blind Spots Two Hour Delay The Shining Star Band Solar Garlic Medicine Wheel Steep Saturday September 6, 2014 Pre-sale tickets will be $25 dollars until August 15th at which point the price will go up to $35. Camping Camping will be available for $10 a car on the day of the event. Campfires will not be allowed, however, host is planning a bonfire for the evening. Camping is carry in, carry out! Be respectful of the host. Alcohol This is critical, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE EVENT. Our host, The Apple Station, has a liquor license that could be affected. BRING A COOLER! The Apple Station will have a commissary where you will be able to buy beer, wine, soda and water. Additionally, The Apple Station will have draft beer for sale. Food Don’t worry about food, we will have plenty of vendors to provide nutrients for your groove party.

Date(s): 09/06/2014
Location: The Apple Station Winery
5279 Cross Rd.
Cayuga, NY 13034
Cost: $35/ticket
Telephone: 315-889-5185
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Friday, August 29th, 2014 @ 6:47 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Seward House Museum, 33 South St. - Enjoy a relaxing evening in the beautiful gardens featuring live music by Cristofe Chabot performing renditions of traditional, folk & classic rock. Our featured gallery artist is photographer Dan Marquart exhibiting a new series of works titled Light & Shade: Photographic Conversations. As always, docents will be on hand to answer questions in the Dining Room & Drawing Room and complimentary refreshments will be served.
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. - September First Friday will be hosted in the Case Research Lab instead of the Museum. Watch Case’s test films and learn the history of the birth of talking movies. Light refreshments will be served.
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. - Fall exhibit reception,.
Finger Lakes ARTIST CO-OP, 101 Genesee St. - Finger Lakes Art Cooperative will be celebrating the September First Friday with guest musicians John Wilmot & Jacqui McCarthy who play hammer dulcimer & fiddle – Join us for music, refreshments and ART!
Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. - EXHIBIT Opening for SARA DAVENPORT – Sara Davenport primarily paints in realism using oils, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and pen & ink to achieve results. Originals & prints of her work will be available to purchase. The event will include a cash bar & complimentary snacks.
F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression, 39 Genesee St. - Making a Mark is about enabling gifted people to celebrate self-expression and empowerment through creativity. Reception with light refreshments. Free to enter, art is for sale & proceeds go to the artist who created the piece.
Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St. - Read with Therapy DOGS at SEYMOUR LIBRARY – . The program is designed for children in kindergarten – 5th grades. All library services available until 8PM.

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Date(s): 09/05/2014
Location: Around Downtown Auburn
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-255-1658
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Friday, August 29th, 2014 @ 6:45 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Come shop for local and regional fine art & crafts with vendor booths showcasing works in various mediums, in the lovely park setting.

Date(s): 09/20/2014
Location: Hoopes Park
100 S. Herman Ave.
Auburn, NY 13021
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-406-0097
Website: Click here for more info »

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Posted: Monday, August 25th, 2014 @ 4:05 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Visiting the Cheese Trail

These are the 13 members of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. It’s best to call ahead for hours; most of their websites also list other retail outlets for their products.
View Finger Lakes Cheese Trail in a larger map

Click here to download the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail listings in PDF format.  Or visit the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail website.

Cayuga County Cheese Trail stops include:

4 Tin Fish Farm Port Byron

1603 River Road
Port Byron, NY 13140
315-664-0124

4 Tin Fish Farm

Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery King Ferry

1853 Black Rock Road
King Ferry, NY 13081
315-364-3581

Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery

Hillcrest Dairy Moravia

66 W. Cayuga Street
Moravia, NY 13118
315-497-0659

Keeley’s Cheese Co. King Ferry

539 Route 34B
King Ferry, NY 13081
315-730-6872

 

BEFORE YOU GO

Remember, we are small scale producers of artisan cheeses. We welcome you to visit us at our farms, 
but because we are working farms, hours of operation vary, from farm to farm and season to season. 
So please call each farm you want to visit before you head out.

Posted: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 @ 4:32 pm by Nakeia Endres
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