Ultimate Goal facility in Marcellus to change hands

Dylan Donahue, left, 24, and brother Collin, 28, are part of a four-person group closing a deal to purchase the Ultimate Goal family sports center in Marcellus. The facility is in its 22nd year of offering sports and fitness programs to thousands of participants every year. The original ownership group included Robert Medina, Patrick Dooley, Ted Kinder, Tom Farneti, Earnie... more

Skaneateles considers parking fee for out-of-town boaters

The town of Skaneateles is considering charging out-of-town residents a fee for parking in the town’s boat launch parking lot, according to town officials. Public access to the popular Skaneateles Lake is limited to three launches – the Skaneateles town launch, a state launch and, at the far southern end, a town of Scott launch. If Skaneateles adopts the parking... more

Skaneateles boat show draws boaters from around the country

Dave Blum owns 13 boats and 13 dogs. He brought one of his boats, a 12-foot 1956 Penn Yan Swift, and three of his dogs, all English Setters, to the 39th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Sunday in Skaneateles. Blum, who made the trip to the Finger Lakes region from Bergen, New York, said most of the boats he... more

Skaneateles’ Kyla Sears named US Lacrosse’s National Player of the Year

Skaneateles’ Kyla Sears was named the Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Year Thursday. Sears, who missed her entire junior year and a part of her senior season with knee injuries, led the Lakers to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship last spring. The Citizen: Read More more

Aurora, Skaneateles restaurants win Wine Spectator awards for selections

Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Restaurant Awards have recognized two Cayuga County-area restaurants for their wine selections. The Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora, and its wine director, Erin McElhinney, received an Award of Excellence. For more information about the restaurant, visit innsofaurora.com or call (315) 364-8888. The Krebs, 53 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, and its sommelier, Jared Stafford-Hill, received a... more

Visitors pick flowers, hang out at lavender festival in Skaneateles

The first time Betsy Hogan and her family came to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, her senses were immediately flooded by the area’s sweet aroma. “It was pretty intense and overwhelming (and) wonderful, in a great way,” Hogan said. “You just kind of walk in and it’s like there’s amazing perfume in the air.” Hogan spoke Sunday at the tenth... more

Court docs: Skaneateles boat accident victim was sucked under boat by propeller

The victim of a boating accident on Skaneateles Lake was dragged under a boat by a propeller that left gaping wounds in his arm and leg, according to statements given by witnesses. Kyle Crosley is still recovering at Upstate University Hospital, but friends tell us he is doing well, considering the severity of the injuries he suffered. Crosley was in... more

How a beautiful day on Skaneateles Lake ended with man severely injured, friend arrested

With the temperature hovering at about 80 degrees, Sunday was a perfect day to be out on Skaneateles Lake. But for seven friends, a lake outing would turn grisly leaving one gravely injured and another charged with vehicular assault. Court papers filed in the Town of Skaneateles Court give a look at what led to the accident in which a... more

Man charged for boating accident that critically injured friend on Skaneateles Lake

A Cortland County man has been charged for a boating accident that critically injured a man on Skaneateles Lake Sunday. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says Erich Lindhorst, 28, of Cortland was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while operating the 19-foot boat that struck his friend. As he entered Skaneateles Court Monday, Lindhorst remained silent when asked if he... more

Man airlifted after ‘boat propeller’ accident on Skaneateles Lake

A boating accident on Skaneateles Lake resulted in one man being airlifted to Upstate University Hospital with serious injuries on Sunday. The incident happened shortly after 5:30 pm in the area of the cove near the Skaneateles Country Club, according to scanner traffic. Reports indicate that a man in his 20s suffered “a lower traumatic injury sustained by a boat... more

Skaneateles 9-year-old wins Food Network grilling show

Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, out-grilled her competitors on Monday night’s episode of the Food Network show Kids BBQ Championship and walked away with the $10,000 grand prize. Frash beat three other kid grill chefs with her Hawaiian-themed sausage dog sandwich topped with grilled peppers, onions and pineapple in the first round and her over-the-top clambake in the finale.... more

Skaneateles school district hires new administrator

The Skaneateles Central School District approved Steve Musso’s appointment as Student Wellness, Activities and Athletics director. Musso — who has been the director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics for the Phoenix Central School District since 2015 — was approved by the board of education at a board meeting Tuesday night. The director position was one of several new jobs... more

Grilling girl: Skaneateles 9-year-old competes on Food Network show

A local elementary school student competed for grill master glory on a popular Food Network show that will be airing Monday at 8 p.m. Raegan Frash, a 9-year-old from Skaneateles, will be featured as a contestant on Food Network’s “Kids BBQ Championship,” hosted by Food Network chefs Damaris Phillips and Eddie Jackson. The show features four of the best kid... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

Skaneateles girls top Pal-Mac in Class D state lacrosse semifinals

Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland. “Obviously you’re disappointed to lose this game but one of the goals,... more

Vandalism forces delay at Skaneateles school district

The Skaneateles schools delayed the start of classes Wednesday due to vandalism to multiple buses, according to the district’s Facebook page. District officials say it could have been connected to a prank, but roughly ten buses were vandalized, according to the Auburn Citizen. Superintendent Ken Slentz says that either one or both front tires on the buses involved were flattened... more

Prime Skaneateles property going on the market

Their hopes of building a new Skaneateles learning center dashed, Peter and Elsa Soderberg now plan to sell the nearly 9- acre property that includes prime lake front. Peter Soderberg said the couple will sell the former Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center property that includes 290 feet of frontage on Skaneateles Lake. The Skaneateles Library Association and the Soderbergs... more

Weitsmans’ second Skaneateles restaurant on hold until 2018

People who have been waiting for the fresh prep Mexican restaurant — Elephant and The Dove — to open at 9 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles are going to have to wait until next year. Adam and Kim Weitsman, owners of of Krebs Restaurant at 53 W. Genesee St., and their recycling businesses Ben Weitsman and Son/Upstate Shredding, have put... more
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