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

Winter Photography

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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

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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

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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 […]

Dog sledding demo by Cupcake Mushing, run by Nancy and Ray Stark of Lacona.

Dog Sledding 101

November 17, 2019 admin 0

Local kennels offer dog sledding to public By Mary Beth Roach When people think of dog sledding, they usually envision a team of dogs pulling […]

Cross country skiing

Cross Country Skiing in Upstate

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By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant In general, many places permit cross-country skiing such as public parks; however, Upstate New York features numerous places particularly suited to […]

Lights on the Lake in Liverpool.

Winter’s Best Bets

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From big shows to community concerts to the 40th anniversary of Lake Placid’s 1980 Winter Games: a bit of everything for everyone By Deborah Jeanne […]

Photos courtesy of Syracuse Winterfest.

Syracuse Winterfest

November 17, 2019 admin 0

Organizers offer more than 150 reasons for people to get out and celebrate winter By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant The 35th annual Syracuse Winterfest (, Feb. […]