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The Wine Guy by Jeff Richards. Updated every Saturday.

Wine Tips from Frank Sutherland. Updated every Saturday.

Southern Finger Lakes
Updated: 3:30 a.m. Monday 3/15/04


The Alpine alpacas

An ad inspires a couple to raise the docile animals on their farm.

By JENNIFER KINGSLEY
Star-Gazette

ALPINE -- When Dave Perry heard ear-piercing screeches coming from his pasture, he couldn't imagine what had startled his herd.

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Around the Lakes

Finger Lakes National Forest

Editor's note: Each week, "Around the Lakes" will examine a person or place in the southern Finger Lakes region. To suggest an item, contact Communities Editor Bob Jamieson weekdays at 607/271-8316 or bjamieson@stargazette. com.

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Wine trail drawing more visitors

Keuka column by THOMAS PELLECHIA

Some wines need age to truly shine, and, according to Judy Wiltberger, the same holds true for the Keuka Lake Wine Trail.

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Smell the air: It's skunk season

Seneca North column by NEIL CHAFFIE

The late Cap Wescott was known in his town of Hector neighborhood of Valois as a talented checkers player.

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Take out the trash ... to spring collection

Seneca South column by JENNIFER KINGSLEY

Get rid of the trash during Schuyler County's spring Household Hazardous Waste, Used Waste, Used Tire and Electronics Collection Day on May 8.

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Maple producers host open houses this weekend

Star-Gazette

About 75 maple producers across New York state will host open houses Saturday and Sunday. The event, called the 10th Annual Maple Weekend, is free.

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About Southern Finger Lakes section

The Southern Finger Lakes section debuts today in the Star-Gazette. Look for it every Monday on Page 3 of the Local section. We will bring you features about the places, people and events in an area streching from the southern shores of Canandaigua Lake to the western shores of Cayuga Lake.

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Wineries kick off busy month

Finger Lakes vintners say goodbye to winter with a March full of activities.

Fans of Finger Lakes wineries can find plenty to do today and the rest of the month.

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Past Southern Finger Lakes news:

Southern Finger Lakes news from August 23, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from August 16, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from August 9, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from August 2, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from July 26, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from July 19, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from July 12, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from July 5, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from June 28, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from June 21, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from June 14, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from June 7, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from May 31, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from May 24, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from May 17, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from May 10, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from May 3, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from April 26, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from April 19, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from April 12, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from April 5, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from March 29, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from March 22, 2004
Southern Finger Lakes news from March 15, 2004




July 11 - Lucas Vineyards
3862 County Road 150, Interlaken

July 12 - Hosmer Winery
6999 State Route 89, Ovid

July 13 - Shalestone Vineyards
9681 Route 414, Lodi.

July 14 - Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
5712 State Route 414, Hector.

July 15 - Fulkerson Winery and Juice Plant
5576 Route 14, Dundee.

July 16 - McGregor Vineyards
5503 Dutch Street, Dundee.

July 17 - The Wine Gal at Wagner, Tickle Hill
Wagner Vineyards, 9322 Route 414, Lodi.
Tickle Hill Winery, 3831 Ball Diamond Road, Hector.



Photo Galleries
  • Wine Guy Tour
  • 2004 Wine Festival

    Video
  • Lucas Vineyards
  • Hosmer Winery
  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
  • Fulkerson Winery
  • McGregor Vineyards

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  • Click here for a map and contact information of wineries in the Finger Lakes region.
    Some helpful Web sites about the Finger Lakes area


    Area counties
  • Chemung County: www.chemungcounty.com/bin/site/templates/splash.asp
  • Schuyler County: www.lightlink.com/schco/
  • Seneca County: www.co.seneca.ny.us/
  • Steuben County: www.steubencony.org/
  • Tioga County: www.tiogacountyny.com/
  • Tompkins: owasco.co.tompkins.ny.us/boe/
  • Yates County: www.yatescounty.org

    Area organizations
  • The Central Finger Lakes Marketing Group: fingerlakes.org/
  • Chemung County Chamber of Commerce: www.chemungchamber.org
  • Corning Area Chamber of Commerce: www.corningny.com
  • Finger Lakes Tourism: www.fingerlakes.org/
  • Finger Lakes Wine Country: www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com
  • Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce: www.genevany.com
  • Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce: www.hammondsport.org
  • Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.visitithaca.com
  • Lamoka Waneta Lakes Association: www.lamokawaneta.com/
  • New York state canal system: www.nycanal.com; www.canals.state.ny.us/
  • Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce: www.schuylerny.com
  • Seneca County Chamber of Commerce: www.senecachamber.org
  • Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau: www.corningfingerlakes.com
  • Tioga County, N.Y., Chamber of Commerce: www.tiogachamber.com
  • Trumansburg Area Chamber of Commerce: trumansburgchamber.com/
  • Yates County Chamber of Commerce: www.yatesny.com

    Finger Lakes Wine Country
  • New York Wine and Grape Foundation: www.uncorknewyork.com/
  • Canandaigua Wine Trail: www.canandaiguawinetrail.com/
  • Cayuga Wine Trail: www.cayugawinetrail.com/
  • Keuka Lake Wine Trail: www.keukawinetrail.com/
  • Seneca Lake Wine Trail: www.senecalakewine.com/
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