Spotlight

Unique spaces, historic treasures, food stops, and way to enjoy the great outdoors… it’s our Spotlight Blog Feed!

Farm Fresh Foods with Main Street Farms

Farm Fresh Food at Main Street Farms Main Street Farms has been around for eight years, but they are still seen as beginning farmers. The USDA recognizes a beginning farmer as someone who has been in business less than 10 consecutive years. While Main Street Farms is...

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Making Whiskey with Dragonfyre Distillery

Making Whiskey with Dragonfyre Distillery “Watch for Low-Flying Dragons” “Watch for Low-Flying Dragons” is just one of the signs you’ll encounter at Dragonfyre Distillery. Nestled in the rolling hills between Marathon and Willet, Dragonfyre Distillery is a family...

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HUNGRY FOR: Frosted Bakery

Frosted Bakery is a delicious must stop for locals and non-locals alike. Serving up delectable baked goods, Frosted is family owned and run by third generated bakers (who remembers Lou’s Donut Shop?). Frosted Bakery has grown from a home kitchen to their...

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HUNGRY FOR: Coffee Mania Bakery

You know Coffee Mania for…well.. the coffee! But do you know about their baked goods? From creative cupcakes to the scones (the scones!) and the delicious focaccia bread, we visited to learn more! We sat down with Bakery Manager Kate Smith and learned more...

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HUNGRY FOR: Three Lil’ Birds Cakery

Nestled in the Historic Village of Homer is the Three Lil' Birds Cakery. Owner and founder Debby Starinsky grew up with a family of bakers and uses inspiration from her art background to create eloquent and elaborate cakes. The name for her cakery was...

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HUNGRY FOR: East Side Bakery

Cortland's Italian-style bakery, East Side Bakery has been creating fresh, homemade, decadent treats for nearly 15 years. Owners Christine and Tim Armstrong started the bakery and have grown it into a local favorite on Cortland's east side. From...

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Learn Like an Olympian

Recently Experience Cortland learned a new snow skill: snowboarding. Greek Peak Mountain Resort has partnered with Snow Operating and completely revitalized the learning experience. Snow Operating uses the terrain to help you learn to ski or snowboard....

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Maple Syrup Season

Did you know that it take on average 70 gallons of maple sap to get 1 gallon of maple sugar?   How does it work? The excess water is boiled from the sap. It usually takes about 10 gallons of sap to make one quart of syrup. Most maple syrup is made using...

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17,000 miles on a 1925 Brockway Firetruck

Experience Cortland talks with CNY Living History Center Executive Director Luke Biondi about one of the more interesting artifacts on display. The incredible story of four men's journey from Argentina to Upstate New York is remarkably true. When they...

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Outdoor Winter Family Travel

Looking for outdoor winter fun that is away from the ski slopes? For the families that love the winter months, there are plenty of enjoyable activities in the Finger Lakes that will get the whole family excited for snow. Tubing Slide...

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