Category: Aurora

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora

The Aurora Free Library isn’t normally open on Sundays, but the library staff thought to switch things up a bit this weekend. Susan MacCormick, an assistant librarian, stumbled upon a neat way to put old, discarded books back to use on Pinterest, ... MORE
Wells College graduate returns to give sustainability lecture

Wells College graduate returns to give sustainability lecture

A Wells College alumna recognized the state's mission to protect the environment despite the Trump administration's cutting of regulations that protected land, air, water and health, rolling back many Obama-era policies. Rachel Partington is an attorney for Knauf Shaw LLP, a law ... MORE
Wells College names interim dean of students to serve through next year

Wells College names interim dean of students to serve through next year

Wells College has named Charles Kenyon as interim dean of students, to serve in that capacity through the 2019–2020 academic year. As interim dean, Kenyon will provide leadership in all areas of student life, including activities and programming, residence life, and diversity ... MORE
Aurora Polar Bears host 29th New Year’s Day polar plunge

Aurora Polar Bears host 29th New Year’s Day polar plunge

More than 30 people — some for the first time, others with more than a decade of experience under their belts — stormed into Cayuga Lake at noon on New Year’s Day to welcome 2019 with a splash. When Zack VanOrman woke ... MORE
Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute

Wells College Book Arts Center announces 2019 Summer Institute

The Wells College Book Arts Center has announced that its 2019 Summer Institute will take place July 14 through July 27, 2019. During the Summer Institute, renowned instructors and artists will gather on the Wells campus in Aurora to offer courses in ... MORE
Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 ... MORE
Aurora may ban fireworks as a display may be responsible for farmer’s loss of sheep

Aurora may ban fireworks as a display may be responsible for farmer’s loss of sheep

The Auburn Citizen The village of Aurora is considering banning fireworks as a local farmer believes a fall display is to blame for the death of a handful of rare Icelandic sheep from her herd. On Oct. 20, Wells College put on ... MORE
National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff

National Public Radio Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez to be featured guest at Wells College’s 150th Anniversary Kickoff

Wells College’s gala 150th anniversary celebration weekend will kick off this Thursday, Oct. 18th, with a panel discussion featuring Claudio Sanchez, renowned National Public Radio (NPR) education correspondent. The event will take place from 4:30PM to 6PM in Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall, ... MORE
Inns of Aurora approved to build new spa; some residents lukewarm to the plan

Inns of Aurora approved to build new spa; some residents lukewarm to the plan

Following a lively public hearing in Ledyard last week, the Inns of Aurora procured approval create a new spa facility. The town of Ledyard held a well-attended public hearing — with about 20 visitors to be heard — on Oct. 17 regarding ... MORE
Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn ... MORE
Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom ... MORE
Inns of Aurora update village board on spa project

Inns of Aurora update village board on spa project

The Inns of Aurora gave an update on the upcoming spa project, located on 265 acres of land at 700 Sherwood Road in Ledyard, during a regular village of Aurora board meeting on Thursday. “As you know, we’re advancing our spa project ... MORE
MacKenzie-Childs acquires Skaneateles’ Patience Brewster Inc.

MacKenzie-Childs acquires Skaneateles’ Patience Brewster Inc.

MacKenzie-Childs, the home furnishings company known for its whimsical designs, has acquired the business of Skaneateles-based ornament designer Patience Brewster. Aurora-based MacKenzie-Childs said Tuesday that Brewster will become a member of its creative team, supporting the design and development of products for ... MORE
Wells College drops tuition costs for 2019-20 school year by $10,000

Wells College drops tuition costs for 2019-20 school year by $10,000

Wells College has announced that they will be dropping their tuition by 25 percent for the next school year. The published cost of tuition for all new and returning students in the 2019-20 school year will be dropped from $39,200 to $29,400 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com ... MORE
How to make the most of this summer on the lake

How to make the most of this summer on the lake

On warm days in the village of Aurora, a young Matt Bianconi would grab a pair of goggles and a snorkel and step outside his family’s lakefront home, climbing into the boat his parents built back when they were dating, and tossing ... MORE
Swimming area at Wells College closed because of algae blooms

Swimming area at Wells College closed because of algae blooms

The swimming area next to the dock at Wells College has been closed under an order by the Cayuga County Department of Health due to the presence of harmful algal blooms. The college said in a news release Thursday that although the ... MORE
Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation

Village of Aurora discusses 10-year zoning law violation

Residents of a Main Street home in Aurora have been violating the village's zoning law for more than 10 years and fellow residents have had enough. "I wish I didn't have to do this, but it's been 11 years," said Laura Holland ... MORE