Wilmington, N.Y. - The 54th season of skiing and riding at Whiteface, in Wilmington, N.Y., is underway and the Olympic mountain is celebrating Island Madness, presented by Bud Light, Sunday, Jan. 1. Ring in 2012 by skiing and riding Whiteface all day for just $35 for adults, $30 for teens and $25 for juniors.
Follow clues on Whiteface’s Facebook, Twitter and Flickr pages, as well as WPTZ U Local, Just the facts Podcast, radio and the Whiteface D.A.C report on Sunday for the on mountain scavenger hunt. This is your chance to win great prizes including a brand new snowboard. Entry to the Scavenger hunt is free, everyone is welcome to participate. Read more »
Corning, N.Y. - In addition to daily glassmaking demonstrations, hands-on glass expereinces and the world’s best glass collection on display, The Corning Museum of Glass has an exciting roster of winter and spring activities.
Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton
Through January 6, 2013
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, in 2012, of the “birth” of the American Studio Glass movement, this exhibition features works by one of the founders of the movement, Harvey K. Littleton. The objects on display-19 vessels and sculptures and five vitreographs (prints made from glass plates)-span the arc of Littleton’s career in glass from the 1960s through the 1980s. Read more »
Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Join the Adirondack Museum for the 2012 Cabin Fever Sunday series. The first program, “Chester Gillette: The Adirondacks’ Most Famous Murder Case” will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2012.
It’s the stuff movies are made of: a secret relationship, a pregnancy and a murder. Over a century after it happened in Big Moose Lake, N.Y., the Chester Gillette murder case of 1906 is the murder that will never die. Read more »
Warren County, N.Y. - Tanya Brand, Group Tour Promoter for Warren County Tourism and additional New York State and Regional Tourism delegates attended the National Tour Association’s 2011 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV, December 5-9.
Recognized as one of the premier travel events held in North America, the five-day convention attracted more than 2,700 NTA travel professionals, including tour companies, tour suppliers (such as hotels, restaurants and attractions), and destination marketing organizations. Read more »
Celebrated actor recognized for his contribution to film and humanitarian efforts
Event open to public
Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film announces it will honor Richard Gere with the prestigious George Eastman Award on Feb. 16. The award recognizes Gere’s distinguished contribution to the art of film as well as his global humanitarian leadership. In accepting the honor, Gere joins the company of such film legends as Charles Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Kim Novak, Martin Scorsese, and Meryl Streep. The George Eastman Award was established in 1955 as the first retrospective film award to honor artistic work of enduring value. Read more »
“Tall in the Saddle” series includes Ox-Bow Incident, High Noon, The Gunfighter
Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester’s favorite film expert Jack Garner is the Dryden Theatre’s guest programmer in January and February, as he presents a series of Western films titled “Tall in the Saddle.” Garner, who considers Westerns “a great American film genre,” will introduce each of the screenings at the Dryden Theatre, taking place most Thursday evenings in January and February. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. - American skiers Hannah Kearney (Norwich, Vt.) and Ashley Caldwell (Hamilton, Va.) will try to defend their World Cup crowns when the FIS Freestyle World Cup returns to Lake Placid, N.Y. and Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., Jan. 19-21. Lake Placid is one of only five U.S. sites selected to host a World Cup event this season.
Action begins Thursday, Jan. 19, at Whiteface, when Kearney begins defense of her moguls’ World Cup crown and France’s Guilbault Colas tries to hold off a deep men’s field and capture his second World Cup win on the mountain’s Wilderness Trail. Read more »