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Financially Responsible Dates

June 25, 2013

Let’s face it, sometimes funds are tight. So how can you wow your significant other or make a lasting impression on your first date without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered. There are tons of options for some financially responsible dates. Below, check out a few of our ideas to get you started.

Take a walk. Whether it’s in one of our many parks or trails, or a walk through downtown or the brewery district, walking for the sake of walking is a good way to see how you get along.

Go to a pick-your-own farm. It’s summer in CNY and there are great opportunities to chat while supporting local farms and agriculture.

Take a Photowalk. Map out a walking route and snap away with your smartphones. You’ll get to share some of your favorite places and take some great photos along the way. Plus, you’ll each get to showcase your creativity (or at least how well you use Instagram filters).

Dance. Look for some free or low-cost lessons from local instructors, colleges, or arts centers. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Double up on culture. Places like the Zoo or our local museums are low-cost ways to enjoy a sunny day or a rainy afternoon. You just might learn something too!

Have an idea that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments. Of course, if you need a bit of help setting budgets or generally getting your financial life back on track, we’ll put You First.

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Have Fun This Summer While Helping Worthy Causes.

June 20, 2013

Looking for some fun events to go to this summer and at that same time benefit a worthy cause? Check out the following local events coming up and what the proceeds will benefit:

CABVI Fashion Show – June 26th
Proceeds from CABVI Couture will support Adaptive Sports and Recreation Programs for women who are blind or visually impaired. The event is at the Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford.

Saranac Thursdays – Every Thursday Night
A percentage of the proceeds made on a Saranac Thursday event goes to our local United Way!

Brody’s BUDDY Ride – August 17th
Brody’s BUDDY™ Ride is the primary way we raise funds for The Brody Savicki Foundation. We remain committed to raising awareness for Down syndrome, and educating the public on the UP side of DOWNS.

The Boilermaker – July 14th. Good luck to all the runners. If you’re not running, you shouldn’t miss this event and make it a point to cheer on the runners along the race course.

Joe Corr Annual Memorial Softball Tournament – July 20th  at Washington Mills Park
Proceeds to benefit two students from New Hartford High School who will receive a scholarship in Joe’s name.

These are just a handful of great events happening this summer in the Mohawk Valley. Get involved and help our community while having a great time!

Posted in: Summer





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