Elmira, N.Y., August 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s visit to the Finger Lakes region today to showcase the state’s wine and grape industry and other tourism-related assets and strengths:
Outside magazine has included Elmira on its national list of "hidden gems, underdogs and towns on the rise..."
The magazine writes, "Picking the locations in our fifth annual Best Town Ever contest wasn't easy. We looked for places with great access to trails and public lands, thriving restaurants and neighborhoods, and of course, a good beer scene — all while excluding the winners and runners-up from the past three years to make room for hidden gems, underdogs and towns on the rise."
"Finger Lakes Craft Beer Week is a 9-day celebration of craft beer throughout the Finger Lakes and surrounding regions. Home to over 75 craft breweries (and counting!), the Finger Lakes region is New York State's premier craft beer destination!"
Good luck to all of our local brewers -- and here's to a great local turnout!
Watkins Glen International has been selected as one of 20 finalists in the USA Today 2015 Reader's Choice Award contest for the Best NASCAR Track in America.he online voting contest is running until Monday, June 22, 2015 at Noon.
You can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device that you have.
It's another opportunity for all of us to once again help put our region on the national map!
On Saturday, June 20th, the Finger Lakes Land Trust holds HIKEapalooza! -- free outdoor events in each of the 12 counties comprising the Finger Lakes "to celebrate land and water conservation across the region. Outdoor activities include hiking, biking, paddling and volunteering...Get outside with the Land Trust and enjoy the lands you love!!"
CLICK HERE for a list of events, information and directions.