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    Snow Days…

    …and the Memories They Bring By Sandra Scott COVID-19 has changed many things but I felt sad when my grandson heard all his classes would […]

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    COVID-19 Winter

    Tourism promoters are turning to outdoor activities and non-event attractions By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant In ordinary times, winter can elicit feelings of cabin fever. During […]

  • John Kucko stands by a frozen building in Webster near Lake Ontario. Courtesy of John Kucko.

    Winter Photography

    By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Outdoor winter photography offers its own challenges and opportunities. Nature photographer John Kucko of Penfield likes winter best of all the […]

  • One red northern cardinal bird perches on a tree branch during heavy winter snow. Getty Images

    Winter Birding

    By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Although many birds have migrated to warmer climes for the winter, birding can still provide hours of activity outdoors. Penfield-based photographer […]

  • During the winter, the most popular group of stars we can observe is the Orion constellation. “No other constellation has as many bright stars as it does,” said Bob Piekiel, a member of the Central New York Observers and Observing.

    Winter Night Skies

    Cold winter air tends to be drier with lower humidity than the summer, which makes it easier to observe stars By Mary Beth Roach If […]

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Hot Chocolate Mix to Give

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant A rich cup of hot chocolate is the perfect way to warm up on a frosty day. During the winter months, […]

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Top Snow Toys

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Playing in the snow is fun, but with the right snow toys, it’s even more fun. Fortunately, snow toys abound to […]

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Winter Gear for Dogs

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Most dogs stay pretty warm in their own natural coats and do not require anything else all winter. But others do […]

Snow tubing at Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center in Fayetteville. The facility also offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing, making it a good place to go for families that want a variety of winter recreation. Photo provided

Ski Central New York

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Though not as mountainous as other regions of the state, Central New York offers a few places to ski that can […]

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Ski the Adirondacks

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The Adirondacks region provides New Yorkers plenty of opportunities to stay close to home with their ski vacation. Some of the […]


Ice Fishing in Upstate New York

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Hotspots for ice fishing beyond Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Looking for another family activity for winter? Consider ice fishing. “Ice […]

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