Out on the campaign trail, I stopped by Sleeper's Ridge Farm on Ridge Road in Horseheads run by the Blakemore Family. I also discovered the Dandelion at Sleeper's Ridge, a wonderful shop selling a variety of local products run by Gina Menzi Blakemore. Support our farmers! Shop local! 

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Today I had a chance to meet John Sykes. A couple of years ago, he painstakingly renewed the faded advertisement on the side of his barn. Doylemanx Piano was located in Elmira in the early part of the 20th Century, but this barn is located in the Village of Millport facing what used to be the Chemung Canal. If you travel north on Route 14, you just might catch a glimpse of this unique tribute to our past. 

Thanks to John and his wife, Jessica, for sharing this story. I have met so many wonderful people as I campaign throughout the First District.

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