FLX WEEKLY: Holiday summer weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

With the slow start to the weather this season it is hard to believe June is coming to a close and Fourth of July weekend is here in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr and the FL1 Staff for a look ahead at the extended holiday weekend, this week’s top local news stories and the top photos from across the... more

Inspiring bike journey stops in Wayne County

A 370-mile bike ride along the 370-mile Erie Canalway Trail looks to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workplace. John Robinson and Doug Hamlin began their fifth annual Journey Along the Erie Canal, a 12-day bicycle ride across upstate New York on Monday. The two are partners in Glenmont-based Our Ability, a network of consulting, public speaking,... more

Waterloo school district honors teacher for long career

Henry Landschoot arrived to teach middle school mathematics in Waterloo in September 1969. He was 21 years old and fresh out of college. Monday, the 69-year-old Landschoot was honored with a plaque and words of thanks for a 48-year career that has come to an end. “I loved it very much. I enjoyed the kids, the staff and the administrators... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Finger Lakes wineries join national organization for weekend symposium

Women for WineSense is a national organization dedicated to wine education, leadership and networking. Its roots date back nearly three decades — and how it was born is as interesting as the fermentation process itself. Michaela Rodeno and Julie Johnson founded Women for WineSense in 1990. They were prompted by their children coming home from school and asking “Why are... more

Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Theon Parseghian is used to cars slowing down outside his Aurora residence and workshop. It’s hard to miss the 32-foot houseboat on tractor tires in front of it. The 29-year-old mechanic, fabricator and welder said he’d bought the boat a couple of years ago, intending to make it a guest cottage in the backyard. But where to put a 32-foot... more

Flooding won’t dampen Fair Haven’s Fourth of July celebration

Flooding is still a problem in northern Cayuga County, but it won’t prevent the village of Fair Haven from celebrating America’s independence. Fair Haven’s Fourth of July events will be held this weekend and early next week. The celebration is organized by the Save Our Fourth Association. The theme for this year’s slate of Fourth of July events: “The American... more

Inside Portico by Fabio Viviani: Preview of brunch at del Lago’s upscale eatery

When del Lago Resort & Casino opens its 205-room hotel and spa this weekend, Portico by Fabio Viviani will roll out something new of its own: brunch. Beginning Saturday, July 1, the eatery will offer brunch. Viviani, who visited the restaurant last week, previewed the menu during an event Thursday at Portico. He said it will mix some of the... more

Penn Yan Academy Class of 2017 graduates

The 124 members of Penn Yan’s Class of 2017 celebrated their commencement in the academy gymnasium because of rain showers June 23. The guest speaker at the 159th commencement was Michael Griffiths, a 1972 PYA graduate who has been a teacher at the academy for the past 23 years. – Read more & see photos at the Chronicle Express website more

Barbecue celebrating Unity House’s 40th anniversary taking place

Continuing its 40th anniversary celebrations, Unity House of Cayuga County will team with the Cuddy Law Firm to host a barbecue and summer party from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 2. The event will take place at the home of board member Andrew Cuddy and his wife, Shobna, at 1485 Turnpike Road, Auburn. The event will feature barbecue by... more

Dundee Central Class of 2017 graduates

The sun beamed on the Dundee Class of 2017 — 51 strong — as they took the famous walk down the schoolyard hillside on June 22. Dundee’s 78th ceremony included the presentation of a diploma to Wayne Leroy Campbell, who left the school before graduating to join the service during the Vietnam War. – Read more at the Chronicle Express... more

Geneva Night Out gets makeover as committee reorganizes

Geneva Night Out is excited to announce a restructuring and refocusing of its operations. In 2013, the first Geneva Night Out took place at eleven locations around downtown, featuring eight visual artists and two musical acts. Over the next 51 consecutive months, hundreds of artists (crafters, actors, musicians, writers, and more), dozens of downtown locations, and thousands of attendees helped... more

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency: Taste for Community Action seeks volunteers

Would you like to taste some delicious New York State wines, craft beers, specialty teas and coffee, as well as signature dishes and desserts from local eateries? Then head to the Auburn Holiday Inn on from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, for the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s 22nd annual Taste for Community Action! Taste for Community Action is... more

Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy coming to del Lago

del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Monday that legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will take the stage at The Vine on Friday, August 11th. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at (315) 946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. At 80-years-old,... more

Auburn-area golf tournaments to support causes in health, human services

• The Arc of Seneca Cayuga will hold its 20th annual golf tournament at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, at Highland Park Golf Club, 3068 Franklin St. Road, Sennett. The tournament is a four-person scramble, and includes lunch, dinner, on-course contests, a team photo and a gift bag. Sponsor levels are also available. The tournament supports Arc’s providing of services... more

Tasting Tuesday event at del Lago to benefit Seneca County HOC

Tasting Tuesday gets underway tomorrow, June 27th, at 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm at del Lago Resort and Casino with all proceeds to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Guests can enjoy wine and beer tastings from over 20 local Finger Lake Region wineries and breweries. The first 2,000 guests will receive a del Lago tasting glass. The event... more
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