Hunt Country Vineyards

Along with producing award-winning wines,  Hunt Country Vineyards owners, Arthur and Joyce Hunt and plan and manage their farming practices with the goal of sustaining and improving the land for the future, a great place to visit while in Keuka Lake.  One of the wines is named after their late dog Gus, a friendly Bernese Mountain Dog, who is also the inspiration behind the vineyard’s annual Dog Walk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3NkKwrNo-k

Bully Hill Vineyards

Bully Hill Vineyards is a winery located in Hammondsport, NY which offer access to stunning views of Keuka Lake. The winery’s controversial history never stopped them from making what they dub as wine for the common men, for over 100 years. In addition the winery is considered as a champion in sustainability and sound environmental practices in the region. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0P8n0GcsdE

Tim Mollen releases three volumes of his "Lost Journal"

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Author Tim Mollen speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the release of the three volumes of his Lost Journal. “Having never kept an actual journal, Tim writes these humor columns in retrospect.  Each week, he chooses a different day in his lifetime, and writes about it as though it were today.  A particular entry may be about a day last week, or Halloween 1980, or the day he was born.  Some of you may be asking, “But how would he have been able to write a journal entry on the day he was born?”  To you, Tim says:  “Lighten up.  It’s a humor column.”

 

Photograph provided by Tim Mollen

From a Turkey Farm to Glimmerglass

Just north of the busy streets of Cooperstown stands the world-class opera house Glimmerglass Festival.  Behind Glimmerglass curtains unfolds the extraordinary story of a committed community of musicians, artists, educators and performers, whose efforts helped transform a turkey farm into one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world.  The opera presents an annual season along the banks of the magnificent Otsego Lake, which contributes to an unforgettable experience, not only brought by the music emanating from its concert hall, but also by the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCNNKlbRlA
In this segment of Arts and Culture Shorts, WSKG’s Tina Reinhard interviews Glimmerglass Artistic Director Francesca Zambello who explains the reasons behind its diversity in programming.

Preserving a Piece of Revolutionary War History in New York

During the summer of 1779, a military expedition ravaged the landscape of upstate New York. Today, on the 235th anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, the Public Archeology Facility (PAF) at Binghamton University has received a grant to help preserve a part of this often overlooked aspect of the American Revolution. The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign

In May of 1779, General George Washington ordered Major General John Sullivan and Brigadier General James Clinton to lead a military expedition into the western frontier of New York and Pennsylvania. The expedition was the Continental response to a series of deadly raids conducted from the region by Loyalists  and their Iroquois allies – most notably at Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania and Cherry Valley in New York. The battles of Chemung and Newtown were the only major military engagements of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign.

The History of Tourism in the Catskills

by Miranda Materazzo

When most people think of tourism in New York, they likely imagine the thousands of people who visit New York City every year. Famous sites like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Central Park all very well may come to mind. But there was a time, not so long ago, when people flocked to visit Upstate New York as well. For decades in the mid 20th century, huge numbers of tourists came to visit the Catskill Mountain area of the state, which generally includes the area between New York City and Albany, the state capital. While people still visit the mountains today, the small towns nestled within them are no longer the economic centers that they were all those years ago.

Chenango River Theatre presents the comedy "Heroes"

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Actors Bernie Sheredy, Bill Gorman, and Jim Wicker speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the comedy Heroes, which opens on August 22nd at the Chenango River Theatre.  The play is  Tom Stoppard’s translation of the French play Le Vent Des Peupliers by Gérald Sibleyras. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1035690.mp3

 

Photograph Dan McKay via Flickr

Broome Repairs Flood-Prone Facility That Stores Voting Machines

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The warehouse where Broome County stores its electronic voting machines has experienced several flooding incidents within the last two years. County Executive Debbie Preston announced plans to move the voting machines from sites in Vestal to the former Ramp Industries building on Floral Avenue in Binghamton in 2012. The decision was presented as a cost-saving measure. The minority leader of the Broome County legislature, Jason Garnar, says he found out about flooding that has occurred at the site since then from county workers.

RiverFest is coming to the Roberson Museum and Science Center

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Marketing and Public Relations Director Jason Fiume speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about RiverFest at Roberson. Events will be inside and outside the Mansion and Science Center. Vendors of all sorts will be available, as well as arts organizations from around the area. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1035618.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Roberson Museum and Science Center