10 Great Bets for the Season

You don’t need to have sun to have fun. The Central New York winter season boasts numerous festivals, events and activities. Make sure you don’t miss these.

What Do You Know About Snow?

A Q&A with Dave Longley, chief meteorologist with WSYR-TV Syracuse

10 Ways to Keep the Family Sane

Ideas for activites when the weather holds you hostage

Winter Photography

Local photographer and instructor says the season is ideal for getting great shots

Embrace Winter with Region’s Trails

Winter’s a great time to hike, snowshoe and cross-country ski Central New York’s terrific trails. The exercise, sunshine and fresh air invigorates the body and the sparkling sites should help shake off winter doldrums.

9 Ways to Keep Moving

Getting exercise when the snow is deep and temperatures are freezing


Winter Bicycling

Don’t hang your mountain bike up in the garage just yet. You can still hit the trails despite the snow if you convert it to a snow bike.

Love NY’s Parks? Get Your Empire Pass

Exploring NYS parks in the winter can be challenging, fun

One-Pan Comfort Food Recipes

There is only one thing you can do to comfort food to improve it, and that is to make it easy. Actually, there could be two things, if making it healthy and low-calorie were a viable option.

Warm Up to Slow Cooking

Imagine arriving home to the aroma of a hot meal waiting for your family. You don’t need a personal chef. Your slow cooker does most of the work for you.

8 Rules for People Who Are Ice Fishing for the First Time

If you’re considering your first trip on the ice, we hope you’ll find this packing list (and the rationale for each item) to be helpful.

Ice: How Thick is Thick Enough

In general, stay off the ice if it’s two inch thick or less. Ice that’s at least four inches thick is safe for people on foot, according to expert

The Art of Shoveling

As snow season starts, experts caution about danger of shoveling