Lake Placid, NY - For the urbanite commuting home after a long, hot week of bumper-to-bumper traffic, steamy subways and noisy cab rides; getting out of town can seem like the best idea you’ve had in a long time.What you need is the cool shade of an Adirondack forest, the tranquility of a rippling mountain lake, a peace that isn’t found dodging joggers in the park.
And you need your quick-fix getaway to be cheap - like recessionary economy cheap. So borrow or dust off that tent from the college back-packing days, fill up a tank and head due north. Don’t stop until you see the “Entering the Adirondack Park” sign. Here is where your weekend starts. Read more »
Syracuse, NY - Tuck away those bathing suits and shorts for your smartest looking fall duds - it’s time to go back to school. For the trendiest clothes, the coolest new gadgets, and anything you could possibly ever need for your scholarly satisfaction, try Carousel Center, the shops at Fayetteville Towne Center like Kohl’s, Stickley, Audi & Co. and the L.L.Bean Outlet or Armory Square boutiques.
Old-School 3-D series features 1950s-style horror, suspense, Westerns
Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will be comin’ at ya with seven 3-D classics from the early 1950s, featuring Hitchcock, Vincent Price, Westerns, and B films. The screenings take place the final four nights of August - Friday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Aug. 31 - and include double-feature and triple-feature evenings, as well as complimentary viewing glasses. Read more »
Oswego, NY - Oswego Harborfest is seeking applicants for performance slots for the 2010 edition of the festival slated for July 22 - 25, 2010.
The festival seeks performers of all genre type. Harborfest has traditionally been an eclectic undertaking providing an opportunity to showcase a wide diversity of musical performers and types. The recently concluded 2009 edition of the festival spotlighted national, local and regional bands and artists. The festival featured a variety of music on the NRG Lakeview Stage at Breitbeck Park, the Family Stage at the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario and the Veteran’s Stage at Riverwalk West in Oswego. Read more »
Wilmington, N.Y. - The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has named Bruce McCulley the new General Manager for Whiteface Ski Center, located in Wilmington, N.Y. McCulley is replacing Jay Rand, who will become the new Executive Director of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) as of September 3.
McCulley has worked at Whiteface since 1981. He first started as a lift operator and snowmaker, moving into the supervisory and foreman positions throughout his career. In 1996 McCulley was promoted to Assistant General Manager, a role he held until his appointment as General Manager. Read more »
16 Projects to Receive $50,000
Albany, NY - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Hudson River Valley Quadricentennial Implementation Grant Program grants. A total of $50,000 was awarded to sixteen projects throughout the Hudson Valley. Funding for this grant program was allocated by the National Park Service and is part of the $750,000 secured by Congressman Maurice Hinchey for Quadricentennial programs and events. Read more »
Fonda, NY - The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Barbara V. Spraker Tourism Award which is given to an individual, event, business, or attraction that has done an outstanding job the past year in bringing tourists to Montgomery County.
“Tourism is an important part of our community. Promoting Montgomery County and attracting worldwide visitors is a significant role these individuals and organizations take on each year,” states Tourism Director, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs. “The award puts the spotlight on the tourism industry’s hard work throughout the County which is worth celebrating.” Read more »