Central New York Traveler
1.2K views | +0 today
Follow
Central New York Traveler
News and Stories Relevant to the Community around B & B Ranch, Guest House & Spa in Fly Creek, and anyone traveling in Central New York state.
Curated by James T
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Cooperstown Hospitality

Cooperstown Hospitality | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

"It’s just one of those inviting little towns that makes you want to take a leisurely stroll down its streets. Bones and I were impressed by the hospitality we found in this town. I have been thinking hard about all the things that made it, in my experience, hospitable and friendly to visitors and thought I’d share them in case they can help make your community more hospitable."

 

Click through for more...

 

www.BandBRanch.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Where it's made really does matter!

Where it's made really does matter! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Ask Brenda Berstler to name a product that Savor New York sells that she has not witnessed being produced and she’ll have a hard time doing it.

 

“I just want people walking out of here feeling good about New York, feeling good about all these people who work very hard at what they do,” Berstler said. “I make a point of visiting production facilities to see who’s doing it, how they’re doing it.”

 

Berstler said those visits started when she saw Village Wrought Iron at the Cooperstown Arts & Crafts Show.

 

“And I said, ‘You can’t possibly be making this here,’ so I showed up at their door,” Berstler recalled, “And I said, ‘I have to know these are really made in New York.’ Nina, she’s at the front desk, she’s been there for awhile now. She never missed a beat. She handed me goggles and said, ‘Come on back, watch’em.’”

 

Savor New York opened on Main Street in Cooperstown a little more than four years ago.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savor-New-York/188251107246?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

And don't forget to come see us on the ranch!

 

www.BandBRanch.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

First Native American Saint to be Canonized

First Native American Saint to be Canonized | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - On October 21, two women from the Mohawk Valley will be canonized and officially become saints in the eyes of the Catholic Church.

 

In Cooperstown on Friday, a lecture was held detailing the life and work of one of those women, Kateri Tekahkwi:tha. Darren Bonaparte presented his talk titled "A Lily among Thorns: The Repatriation of Kateri Tekahkwi:tha" at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.

 

"A lot of people have visions of her after her death so there was something very supernatural about this woman and the Catholic Church has used her to promote their missionary work among the world especially among the native people," Bonaparte said.

 

Tekahkwi:tha will be the first Native American saint upon her canonization.

 

Come and see us on the Ranch: www.BandBRanch.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

16th Annual Fly Creek AppleFest this weekend, Sept. 15 & 16

16th Annual Fly Creek AppleFest this weekend, Sept. 15 & 16 | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Rotary club of Cooperstown gears up for the 16th Annual AppleFest at Fly Creek Cider Mill!

 

The Cooperstown Rotary Club´s annual AppleFest, a two day celebration during New York´s peak apple harvest, will be held again this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, from 10AM until 5PM Saturday, and noon until 5PM on Sunday, on the grounds of Fly Creek Cider Mill.

 

The Rotary tent, staffed by volunteer members of the Cooperstown Rotary Club, local college students and many others, will feature a raffle and silent auction of items donated by local businesses, face and pumpkin painting for children, a coloring contest for grades PK - 4, and a chance to build you own scarecrow.

 

As part of Cooperstown Rotary Club´s literacy drive, all children visiting the Storytelling Tent will receive a free book. The popular Kids Corner will include a bouncy house and NEW this year, a dime toss. A small town carnival favorite, the dime toss is sure to be a new favorite at AppleFest so, bring your piggy bank full of dimes for your shot at some great prizes.

 

"Coming to AppleFest is a great way to have fun and support the work of Rotary," says Angie Erway, chairperson of this event.

 

"AppleFest is our club´s biggest fundraiser and last year we raised over $20,000, the most ever," added Erway.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Glimmerglass Brings “The Music Man” to Oman

Glimmerglass Brings “The Music Man” to Oman | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Come October, The Glimmerglass Festival brings its acclaimed production of The Music Man to Oman, a country located on the Arab peninsula between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

 

The recently-established Royal Opera House in Muscat, the capital city, will host the company for a four-performance run.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

End of Summer Celebrations at B&B Ranch

End of Summer Celebrations at B&B Ranch | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

The fact is, lean, low-fat Piedmontese beef cooks a lot faster than the mystery beef you get from the grocery store. In fact, it will cook 30 to 50 percent faster - and with less heat.

 

Piedmontese beef gets snapped up from the butcher – when you can find it - because it’s tender, tastes better, and it doesn’t have the high cholesterol and fat that people are always fleeing in other beef. But keep these tips in mind when your order shows up.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

The Cooperstown Art Association-Current Exhibition

The Cooperstown Art Association-Current Exhibition | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

The Cooperstown Art Association is excited to announce the opening reception of two new exhibits on Friday, August 24th from 5-7pm.

 

Gallery A will be showcasing the 21st Annual Made in New York: Style & Decor” fine craft invitational show. “Style & Decor” is entirely devoted to one-of-a-kind functional and non-functional creations in all media that relate to decorating chic spaces and embellishing glamorous ensembles. Featuring work by 35 talented local and regional craftspeople you will find furniture, jewelry, lighting, vessels, apparel, hats, tiles and wall hangings that are sure to delight!

 

In Gallery B: Made in New York & Paintings by Buffalo Artist, Chad Grohman

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Verdi’s Contemporaries at the Keyboard | Glimmerglass Festival Blog

Verdi’s Contemporaries at the Keyboard | Glimmerglass Festival Blog | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Verdi enjoyed one of the longest careers of any composer of the nineteenth century, lasting from the premiere of his Oberto in 1839 to his death in 1901. The length of his career made him a contemporary of nearly every great composer of the century from Schumann and Mendelssohn to Brahms and Debussy.

 

This Saturday, August 18, the Glimmerglass Festival will present pianist Terry Eder in a concert of piano music by these great minds including Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt. Eder will be joined by 2012 Young Artist Karen Chia-ling Ho for a rare performance of songs by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, the older sister of Felix Mendelssohn.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Cooperstown Belgian Beerfest

Cooperstown Belgian Beerfest | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

With 70 breweries from across Belgium and the U.S., Brewery Ommegang's annual Belgium Come to Cooperstown celebration is regarded by many as one of the best Belgian beer fests in the country. It's nestled in the rolling hills of upstate New York and provides an ideal backdrop for a day of great beer and live music followed by an evening of camping, fireworks, an outdoor movie, and more great beer.

 

This year we scoured the tents for the best of the breweries' offerings, many of which were rare or one-off beers brewed especially for BCTC. Of the many brews (and ciders!) we tried, these were our 11 favorites.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Hops and Beer at The Farmers’ Museum

Hops and Beer at The Farmers’ Museum | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Cooperstown, N.Y. - On Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, step back in time to when hops were king in central New York. Hops and Beer Weekend, next in the series of “Step Back in Time” Weekends at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, is your opportunity to discover a plant with roots in local history. Walk a field of hops, tour a real hop house, and discover the importance of hops in New York State in the 1800s. Take the next step and watch a cooper making barrels and the process of brewing table beer and making yeast cakes.


At this celebration of hops and beer, meet modern-day hop growers from the Northeast Hop Alliance. Be sure to enjoy tastings from local breweries on Sunday afternoon and enjoy Ommegang cheddar beer soup all weekend.


All “Step Back in Time” Weekends are held at The Farmers’ Museum from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entry is included with your paid museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.

 

Through Labor Day 2012, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by James T from Central New York Traveler
Scoop.it!

12 Things to Do When You're Not at Glimmerglass | B&B Ranch

12 Things to Do When You're Not at Glimmerglass | B&B Ranch | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

I’m a novice at opera. I like to go, but I fall asleep. I love to wake up, because it’s always like a dream is being staged in front of me, and usually I was actually dreaming along with the music. I’ve done this, when I could get away with it, at just about every performance I’ve been to in the past 20 years.

 

You know what? Going to any performance still makes me nervous.

 

I know for a fact, though, that people are traveling from all over the east coast, and even from far afield. From the west coast and from Europe they are coming this summer to Glimmerglass for Lost in the Stars, Aida and The Music Man. Armide is the one I still have tickets for this summer, but every performance is guaranteed to, well, lull me to sleep… at some point. Not because I am not enthralled, but because, well, that’s just how it is with me. Sorry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Experience Cooperstown

Experience Cooperstown | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Come to Cooperstown and cool down lakeside during the dog days of summer at the Fenimore Art Museum's Art by the Lake event on August 4.

 

Celebrating art and the natural world around us, the event will feature landscape artists working across a number of mediums. Peruse the artist booths, observe live Plein Air demonstrations as participating artists capture the world around them, and listen to curators discuss current exhibitions at the Fenimore Art Museum.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Shale gas holds timeless impact on smalltown USA

Shale gas holds timeless impact on smalltown USA | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Wilber, a former environmental reporter who has been covering the fracking debate from the beginning, combines a storyteller’s ear with a journalist’s eye, offering a sensitive and especially timely take on the issue… This book will be essential background reading for the still-unfolding fracking drama.

--Publisher's Weekly

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Ghoulish Gathering

Ghoulish Gathering | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Ghoulish Gathering

Saturday October 20, 2012 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Park your car in the West Parking lot and take the wagon ride to Eerie Acres and experience a frightfully fun time. You never know what you’ll see wandering through Eerie Acres. A headless horsemen or two…who knows?! There are sure to be screams and chills as you face your fears in the dark. Wander through the foggy graveyard…if you dare…watch the scary movies, get some tricky treats and some spooky surprises!

 

On Saturday, festivities begin at 3 and will include a scavenger hunt for the children. Children can enjoy some fun stories and songs before going on a scavenger hunt following the Skeleton’s footprints to find the missing Cauldron of Candy! There is no fee to participate in the scavenger hunt and Halloween Costumes are encouraged!

 

Wagon rides through Eerie Acres, leave from the West Shelter in the park. There will be a 5pm ride for those that don't want to ride in the dark (SATURDAY ONLY). Haunted rides will begin at 6pm and every half hour. At the shelter you will find Crazy Cupcakes and Cookies, Popcorn, and refreshments. Stop in for goblin games and spooky tales for the children.

 

Don't forget! Come see us on the Ranch:

www.BandBRanch.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

We Need Your Pumpkins!

We Need Your Pumpkins! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

The Cooperstown Art Association challenges the community to help us put together the largest “Pumpkin Glow” yet on the front porch and lawn.

 

Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins to the CAA porch anytime by 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th. Don’t forget a candle to light your pumpkin!

 

We will add them to our dazzling debut of plentiful pumpkins that evening October 28 from 6 – 7 p.m. Anything goes - all pumpkins are welcome! You can even make this a fun project for your group, organization or school.

 

The “Pumpkin Glow” and its goodies are free and open to the public although donations are always welcome.

 

...and come see us on the Ranch:

 

www.BandBRanch.com

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Baseball Cards featured in the Hall of Fame

Baseball Cards featured in the Hall of Fame | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

A nice peak inside the Hall of Fame museum and collection...

 

"I wanted to show off some of the baseball cards you can find when you go to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. This is a baseball card blog after all, right?"

 

See you at the Ranch: http://www.bandbranch.com

more...
Steven Baker's curator insight, February 13, 2013 10:19 AM

Here is some baseball cards that were featured in the Hall Of Fame.

Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Brewery Ommegang Releases Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale : Brewbound.com

Brewery Ommegang Releases Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale : Brewbound.com | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Brewery Ommegang is debuting a new palate pleasing seasonal fall beer, Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale.

 

Scythe & Sickle is an-amber ale brewed with a variety of malts, including pils, rye flakes and oat flakes, for incredible depth of flavor and a hint of natural sweetness.

 

Scythe & Sickle brings a new life and flavor to autumn beer lists traditionally filled with Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. The flavors of the hard work of summer and the celebration of autumn harvest are captured in Scythe & Sickle, creating a unique but traditional Ommegang farmhouse harvest ale.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

OMMEGANG WITH A BANG!

OMMEGANG WITH A BANG! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Let me tell you about a magical place, way up in the mountains of upstate New York where the trees are ever green, cows are forever happy, Belgian beer flows like water and baseball memorabilia is in every possible direction you look!

 

My friends, I’m talking about Cooperstown NY.

 

Friend of COOK, Hahri, and I got invited to Cooperstown to participate in the annual Ommegang Brewery Festival. OBF is a 2 day extravaganza where some of the best breweries in America showcase their beers and make sure you are pretty much hammered for 48 hours straight.

 

A huge draw of the weekend’s festivities was the “HopChef” final competition where local boy and Philly Mag “Best of Philly Chef” George Sabatino was competing for the title against 3 other chefs from that won “HopChef” competitions from in Maryland, DC and NY.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Cooperstown Puts Its Art Right Out On The Front Porch!

Cooperstown Puts Its Art Right Out On The Front Porch! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, is a date many look forward to in historic Cooperstown (Otsego County). The Cooperstown Art Association holds its fabulous “Fine Arts on the Lawn” show featuring dozens of some of the best pieces by an amazing conglomerate of Upstate artists. Live music, refreshments and children’s activities all add up to a delightful art event in one of Upstate’s most beautiful communities.

 

The site of this seven-decade long event is the majestic 1898 multi-columned Cooperstown Public Library building on Main Street. The porch will be filled with paintings and tents will be set up across the large front lawn to hold other vendors. The library, at 22 Main Street, is directly across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and is just two blocks from gorgeous Otsego Lake.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Welcome to the Leatherstocking Sheep Dog Trials!

Welcome to the Leatherstocking Sheep Dog Trials! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it
August 17, 18 & 19, 2012

 

The Leatherstocking Sheepdog Trial is sanctioned by both the North East Border Collie Association (NEBCA) and the United States Border Collie Handler's Association, Inc. (USBCHA).


The Sheepdog Trial is a competitive dog sport in which a dog moves sheep around a field, through gates, and into enclosures as directed by their handler. The workmanship between dog and handler, and the ever unpredictable sheep, make for a fascinating sport to watch.

 

Mark your calendar for the 2012 17th Annual Leatherstocking Sheepdog Trial held on the Robert F. Clark field off Beaver Meadow Road.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

25 Towns of Otsego County, New York | B&B Ranch

25 Towns of Otsego County, New York | B&B Ranch | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Most folks know that we're pretty new in the Cooperstown area. This is just one more way we're learning where we are, exactly, and who some of our neighbors are.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Sexy Sax Man at Brewery Ommegang!

Sexy Sax Man at Brewery Ommegang! | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies performed at Cooperstown, NY’s Brewery Ommegang on Saturday night. Internet sensation Sergio “The Sexy Sax Man” Flores attended the show and sat in with American Babies for a cover of the Grateful Dead’s classic “New Speedway Boogie.” He remained onstage as the group moved into the Sexy Sax Man’s trademark cover, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” The Sexy Sax Man also sat in with The String Cheese Incident at Bonnaroo in 2011.

 

American Babies are currently working on their next studio album. They will perform at Kennett Square, PA’s Kennett Flash on August 10.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Just Go: Otsego County

Just Go: Otsego County | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

The Otsego County area, whose name is derived from a Mohawk word meaning "place of the rock," blends heritage with natural beauty in the rolling foothills of the northern Catskills.

 

Culture is abundant with world class opera, national art exhibitions, theater and concerts, and a rich historical past is evident everywhere from hands-on history museums and American Indian art to baseball games.

 

The hunt for antiques and crafts never ends along the rural roads of the area and the quaint country inns of Otsego offer serenity and comfort unlike anywhere else. Popular attractions range in theme from science to history to agriculture to sports: The Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, The Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad, The Farmers Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Northeast Classic Car Museum and Glimmerglass Opera.

 

The Otsego County area entertains a wide variety of travelers, from art lovers and history buffs to sports fanatics and antique-hunters.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

12 Things to Do When You're Not at Glimmerglass | B&B Ranch

12 Things to Do When You're Not at Glimmerglass | B&B Ranch | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it

I’m a novice at opera. I like to go, but I fall asleep. I love to wake up, because it’s always like a dream is being staged in front of me, and usually I was actually dreaming along with the music. I’ve done this, when I could get away with it, at just about every performance I’ve been to in the past 20 years.

 

You know what? Going to any performance still makes me nervous.

 

I know for a fact, though, that people are traveling from all over the east coast, and even from far afield. From the west coast and from Europe they are coming this summer to Glimmerglass for Lost in the Stars, Aida and The Music Man. Armide is the one I still have tickets for this summer, but every performance is guaranteed to, well, lull me to sleep… at some point. Not because I am not enthralled, but because, well, that’s just how it is with me. Sorry.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by James T
Scoop.it!

Saturday in Cooperstown

Saturday in Cooperstown | Central New York Traveler | Scoop.it
It’s been a beautiful day of weather in Cooperstown, on Saturday. Low 80s, sunny and not humid. The town is bustling with people, and I’d say the count of Reds fans easily dominates over all others.

 

I visited one of my friends, who happened to be born and raised in Cooperstown and went to the house where he grew up. This town, set really in the middle of nowhere in central NY state, is the kind of place where you can leave your front door unlocked and let your kids run around and play without worries about safety. Bucolic would definitely be the fitting term to describe Cooperstown.

 

Here are some pictures from Saturday morning/afternoon:
more...
No comment yet.