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    Wineries are destination for weekend jaunts

    Indian summer always puts me in the mood to take weekend trips, especially to wine country. Right now, the wineries are in full harvest, the leaves are colorful and that crisp scent of autumn is in the air. Put on a sweater, grab a cup of joe and pick a trail.

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    Slice, Dice & Spice Make Donation to Food Link

    The culmination of an 18-month project closed with a heartwarming tribute and presentation at Lagoner’s Farmers Market on Tuesday. Anyone who is a fan of television shows Top Chef or Iron Chef can relate to the recent Slice, Dice & Spice NY Pro-Am Chef Challenge held this spring. Several chefs from the area’s top restaurants competed in a good-natured team setting, each creating a winning dish to be judged the best.

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    Artists of the Genesee Valley Studio Tour moves to Spring (June 7 & 8)

    Mount Morris NY - Always willing to try something different, the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is supporting its member artists by coordinating a spring studio tour for 2008. Scheduled for the weekend of June 7 and 8, 22 artists will open their studios in Livingston County from 10am to 5pm both days.

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    1st Annual Tourism Harvest Luncheon - Reaping Tourism Benefits

    (GENESEO, NY - November 7, 2007) Tourism is a $1.3 trillion dollar industry in the United States, $37 Billion in New York State and $200 Million in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Livingston County is reaping the benefit of tourism and at the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Tourism Harvest Luncheon the local Festivals and Events in the county were highlighted for their major contribution to attracting tourists into our communities.

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    Move Over Hammondsport - New Site for Oldest Winery?

    Ad suggests York may be its home Though long considered the home of the earliest, commercially successful winery in the Finger Lakes, an advertisement from 1836 tells a different story. Samuel Warren, of York, Livingston County, was making and selling sacramental wine decades before 1860, when the Pleasant Valley Wine Co. was established.

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    What is 'our' Philly Cheese Steak?

    What's "our" Philly Cheese Steak? Or "our" Boston Baked Beans, or Idaho Potato? If you've ever traveled to one of those places assuredly you've thought about and likely sought out the food made famous in that area or perhaps you've even chosen to visit that area based on your attraction to the food they market as their signature.

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    State's Chief Marketing Officer visits the county

    (GENESEO, NY - July 20, 2007) Thomas Ranese, Governor Spitzer's newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Empire State Development was in Livingston County last week to view and learn about the attractions that bring visitors into our communities.

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    Tourism Hits the Road

    (GENESEO, NY - June 18, 2007) Seeing is believing. That is exactly the concept that the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Office is tasked to convey during their annual motorcoach tour of the county.

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    May 26th is William Pryor Letchworth Day in Livingston County

    If there was ever a man to honor or a day in which to honor a man, this is the day. May 26th is also Mr. Letchworth's birthday and should be celebrated with proclamations, parades, fireworks and moments of silence; however, in everything I've been able to read about this truly remarkable man even a day named for him and of no notice whatsoever would have been too much for him.