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Fall in the Finger Lakes


Holiday Cheers in Hammondsport, NY

For those of us who live in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, it’s hard for us to imagine why anyone would want to wait in line for the doors to open at a large department store on Cyber Monday just to buy a $400 sweater marked down to $195 which had been…read more

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The Great Pumpkin is Gone!

I checked over at Tomion’s Farm Market near Penn Yan, NY and the Great Pumpkin is gone. I inquired about this and I was told that this pumpkin was sold to the highest bidder, right before Halloween. With the passing of Halloween, things have certainly calmed down here in the Finger Lakes. The local stores…read more

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Welcome Great Pumpkin!

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based upon the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz (click here). Most of my readers here in the Finger Lakes weren’t even born as 1966 was fifty years ago. But the sixties were a magical time when people believed…read more

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Soak’n Up the Sun’s Rays in the Finger Lakes

It was one of those late fall week days when most humans were at work but the sun shone brightly against a clear blue sky. Soon the remaining boats at City Pier in Canandaigua will be shrink-wrapped and put away for the winter. It truly was one of those days that were made for the…read more

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Fall Flowers in the Finger Lakes

The precious fall rains that began in the parched Finger Lakes Region several weeks ago have refreshed our lawns and flowers. It’s that time of the year when most plants and flowers are winding down their blooming season but here in the Finger Lakes, chrysanthemums or just plain mums take center stage.One of my mums…read more

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Hints of Autumn in the Finger Lakes

No one wants to admit that autumn is here in the Finger Lakes. Some of the year around dwellers of this beautiful region is having trouble coming to grips with this “last dance” of Mother Nature as she prepares the fields and the forests for the coming cold season. I was at the local garage…read more

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