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Sandra Scott Travels: A Real Sweet Time In Boston

From bean to the bar

Whenever John and I visit a new area we check to see if they have free tours, Global Greeters, culinary experiences and/or chocolate tours. While the culinary experience and chocolate tours are not free they add an interesting facet to our travels. When we were in Boston we signed up for the Back Bay Chocolate tour offered by Boston Chocolate Tours, (www.bostonchocolatetours.com). It is just one of their tours. They also offer shopping that includes chocolate stops and cupcake tours. It is all yummy.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Take A Stroll Through Oswego’s Peace Garden

Oswego's Peace Garden

It is so easy to drive by places day after day and not notice what is along the way. In my case it was the 1812 Peace Garden on Oswego’s Leotta-Seaway Trail Park. I knew about the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail because when John and I were in Batavia we visited theirs. It is only right that there is one in Oswego where so many significant events of the “Forgotten War” took place. Oswego’s was developed in 2003 by City Engineer Anthony a. Loetta, the Jay Saternow family and several community volunteers.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Find Great Person-To-Person Tours

Global Greeter Network, www.globalgreeternetwork.info, is a wonderful way to find a free person-to-person tour. Greeters are volunteers who love their city so much they volunteer to give free two-hour tours. They take visitors to parks, shopping, or lesser known neighborhoods. Greeters are not professional guides, so greeters do not take their guests to museums leaving that to professional guides.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Big or Small, Museums Have A Lot To Offer

Safe Haven in Oswego

I admit it, I am a museophile. Big or small, art or history, I enjoy all museums, but I favor the small museum. They are usually devoted to one topic so that I can learn all I need to know in an hour or so plus they usually are started by someone with a passion for the item. When John and I were in Nebraska we visited several such museums. The Kregel Windmill Company in Nebraska City was a windmill factory that was turned into a museum. Touch screens facilitate the self-guided tour.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Luxuriate At Honduras’ Las Cascada Lodge

La Ensenada Resort's pool

Several years ago, when we were in Honduras, John and I stopped to see a new luxury ecolodge outside of La Ceiba called Las Cascada Lodge. I fell in love with it. It is nestled in the rainforest surrounded by trees and flowers. The rooms, there are only three of them, have a view of the jungle waterfalls. There are several cascading falls each with a small pool at the bottom that is big enough to swim in.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Where Columbus First Stepped Foot On Mainland America

Trujillo beach

The area around Trujillo, Honduras, is being promoted as the Banana Coast which is much more marketable than the area just to the east called The Mosquito Coast. However, the name “mosquito’ refers to the Native Americans who lived in the area not the insect of which there are many. Trujillo is an interesting place. It is where Christopher Columbus first stepped foot on the mainland of the Americas and where O. Henry hid out while a fugitive from justice.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Play Ball! And Much More In Cooperstown

Batter up!

Cooperstown is famed as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The attractive village has many attractions including the Glimmerglass Opera, the Farmers’ Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum. What caught me by surprise was the Cooperstown Dreams Park. The baseball team our grandson plays on in Las Vegas was invited to play at the Dreams Park; of course, my husband and I had to go to watch.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Exploring The Wonders Of China

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is not a continuous wall, but a number of sections built over a long period of time. If all the sections are included in the length it would span about 13,600 miles. There are conflicting reports on whether or not the wall was seen from the Moon with most people saying it was not. The wall, while massive, is a long thin line. We visited the Great Wall on our first trip in the 1990s. On our recent visit to Beijing John and I decided to visit a different section of the wall.

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Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 09/02/2014

From the files of OCSD

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Weather Notebook For September 2, 2014

Continued warm and humid with gusty winds and showers later today. High around 80.

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Kites and Cars Over and Around Fort Ontario Event Set Saturday

On September 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual Kites Over Fort Ontario event will be held on the spacious grounds of Fort Ontario State Historic Site. In addition, antique and classic cars, trucks, military, and other vehicles are invited to set up in the fort’s shady grove. Kite experts from around the United States and Canada, including members of New York Kite Enthusiasts (NYKE) and noted kite historian Tom Shanken will help kite fliers of all ages and skill levels.

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Be Smart: Educate, Protect Your Children

It was just roughly three weeks ago when the nation’s attention turned to St. Lawrence County, where two young Amish girls were taken from their home. We all felt an immense sense of joy, relief and gratitude, as well as a tremendous sense of pride in all members of our community who joined in the search, when the girls were reunited with their parents and siblings. Now, as we reflect on this shocking crime, it’s important to know what you can impress upon your children to ensure they stay safe and out of harm’s way.

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards student visits club

Fulton Rotary’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards student Grace Trepasso, was a recent guest of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership.

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