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Neighborhoods in the Network / Renaissance Fest (Sterling, NY)

07.02.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Twenty minutes south of Oswego, NY you'll find the Sterling Renaissance Festival. On six summer weekends you can immerse yourself in an Elizabethan village full of jousting, eating, and laughing---all in iambic pentameter, of course.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Youth Fishing Derby (PennYan, NY)

06.25.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Many enjoy baiting a hook and waiting for a bite: most years well over a million fishing licenses are issued in New York and closer to two million are distributed in Pennsylvania.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Ithaca Festival (Ithaca, NY)

06.18.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

It is popular today to toss around words like "sustainability" and "going green." The Ithaca Festival in Ithaca, NY, however, is a celebration that is not just talking about making less of an impact on the environment---it plans to do something about it.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Monastery (Piffard and Pine City, NY)

06.11.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

A quiet life of faith in the Information Age---is it possible?

Neighborhoods in the Network / Jell-O (LeRoy, NY)

06.04.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Many people keep a box or two of Jell-O in the pantry because it is so versatile. But did you know that this instant food--created in LeRoy, NY--revolutionized American cooking?

Neighborhoods in the Network / Letterboxing (Corning, NY)

05.28.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The hobby known as "letterboxing" is popular around the world. The activity--called by the name the British use for their mailboxes--is full of strategy, secrecy and the fun of outdoor exploration.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Lucy-Desi Days (Jamestown, NY)

05.21.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Jamestown, NY is once again celebrating favorite daughter Lucille Ball with its Memorial Day weekend festival called Lucy-Desi Days. Join Martha Manikas-Foster for her look at a celebration of "I Love Lucy" that includes television show screenings, city tours, a costume contest, and more ...

Neighborhoods in the Network / Train Museum (Medina, NY)

05.14.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

The people at the Medina Railroad Museum, an hour northeast of Buffalo, encourage learning through railroading. One way they do this by bringing in the biggest, blue-est, and most exciting train imaginable: a full sized Thomas the Tank Engine.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Race Fest (Addison, NY)

04.30.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Every year on the first Saturday in May, the village of Addison, NY hosts the Addison Race Fest. This event includes a 30-mile bike race, a 12-mile canoe race, both 5- and 10-K foot races, as was well as a wheelchair race and a biathlon.

Neighborhoods in the Network / Renaissance (Bloomsburg, PA)

04.23.08 | Martha Manikas-Foster

On the fourth Saturday in April - ever since 1978 - Bloomsburg, PA closes Main Street and invites the community to come outside after the long winter.

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