HIT: To women who make a difference.
The Auburn/Cayuga branch of the NAACP honored several area women with the Coretta Scott King Unsung Heroes Award at a recent luncheon in Auburn. Branch president Eli Hernandez said the award honors not only Coretta Scott King but also women who work "tirelessly to make the world a better place." Susan Gibides, upon being inducted into the local NAACP Hall of Fame, challenged those in attendance to "find your gifts" and use them to help others.
MISS: To a critical shortage of blood and platelets needed to restock hospital shelves.
The American Red Cross said that more than a dozen blood drives have been canceled in the New York-Penn Region because of January's winter storms. Widespread flu has also cut down on the turnout at blood drives.
Because blood is perishable, it must continually be resupplied to help those in need. Several blood drives have been scheduled in Cayuga County. To find out how you can help, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
HIT: To wider recognition for area businesses.
A guide to Finger Lake wines in Vogue magazine says that the region is "very quickly becoming" the place for Riesling. Specifically, the writer suggests that a visit to this area should include lodging at the Inns of Aurora and a visit to nearby Heart & Hands Wine Co. to check out the Riesling and pinot noir. For a wide selection of wines at dinnertime, the article says that The Krebs restaurant in Skaneateles has "one of the best wine lists in upstate New York."