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Greentopia Festival: Eco-movement Takes Root at Rochester's High Falls - September 17-18, 2011

The High Falls district is a wonderful historic area of downtown Rochester that has long struggled for an identity.  During the 17th and 18th Century, it was the cradle of Rochester’s industry as the mighty Genesee River was funneled off into Brown’s Race, powering gristmills that led to Rochester being christened  the “Flour City.” Soon, other businesses cropped up around the gristmills, such as one of the world’s largest button factories, the Eastman Kodak Company and the Genesee Brewing Company. 564 more words


Little-known Facts about the Finger Lakes - Vintage Baseball in Mumford, NY

Professional baseball was born in New York City in 1845 when members of the Knickerbocker Base Ball* Club formed and began formalizing the rules of the sport.  182 more words


Ganondagan's Native American Dance and Music Festival: 20 Years of Tradition and Change - July 23-24, 2011

On July 23 and 24, Ganondagan State Historic Site will hold its 20th Annual Dance & Music Festival.

Jeanatte Miller, Friends of Ganondagan Executive Director looks back at this annual celebration that started with one modest tent under which a storyteller, Iroquois dancers and a demonstration or two entertained attendees. 723 more words

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Little-Known Finger Lakes Facts - The Seward House in Auburn

William H. Seward lived part of his life in the Finger Lakes region and was secretary of State to Abraham Lincoln.  His daughter Fanny was an aspiring writer whose diaries have given rich insights into her father’s and… 107 more words

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Little Known Finger Lakes Facts - The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport

Wherever you go, whatever you do, I wish you a safe and Happy July 4th!

On  July 4, 1908, Glenn H. Curtiss piloted his plane, the “June Bug” across Pleasant Valley a distance of 5,090 feet – 1,810 feet farther than required to win the first leg of the acclaimed Scientific American trophy. 169 more words


The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Tribute to "The Fastest Man on Earth"

Father’s Day was just around the corner and I was stumped on a gift for my husband.  He’s not a big fan of receiving clothes as gifts, and his habit of simply buying the things he wants left the “Dad gift list” pretty empty.  466 more words