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Foliage report shows FLX getting closer to ‘peak’ conditions

Foliage change continues to slowly progress across New York State, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Areas in eight of the state’s 11 vacation regions should experience peak foliage this weekend. I LOVE NEW YORK defines “peak” foliage as the period when the leaves are displaying their best overall appearance of the season.... more

FLX WEEKLY: Yet another warm, wonderful October weekend (podcast)

We’ve passed the mid-point of the month of October in the Finger Lakes but we will be treated to yet another unseasonably warm weekend filled with great local events and outdoor activity options. Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi fill you in on all the details including the weekend sports line-up, top local headlines of the week and the... more

Beverly Animal Shelter Pets of the Week: Three bundles of joy

Just like the Beatles once sang… “We’re talking about boys…”   And they are bundles of joy! This week at the Beverly Animal Shelter, there are 2 more canine boys and 1 fine feline boy. Wouldn’t you like some joy in your life? Season 1 Kittens, aged 3 to 5+ months old, continue to become available for adoption. If you are... more

City of Auburn, BID announce downtown holiday plans

In advance of their signature holiday event, Miracle on Genesee Street and the Holiday Parade, the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District and the city of Auburn are seeking the community’s participation in a new part of it: The Community Festival of Trees. Fourteen 7-foot trees will be showcased on the south lawn of Memorial City Hall, and the BID is... more

Harmful algal blooms subject of upcoming Cayuga Community College talk

Partners for Healthy Watersheds will host a harmful algal bloom talk 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the auditorium of Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Greg Boyer, director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium and professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will share his research around harmful algal blooms at the talk called, “What You... more

Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy honored for ‘bravery and courage’

Tom Munzert has been a Wayne County sheriff’s deputy for a little over a year, but he’s already got an impressive medal. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Barry Virts presented Munzert with the Meritorious Conduct Medal for his efforts to save a woman whose vehicle had crashed and overturned in a pond in Arcadia in July. Virts said... more

Landmark Society names Manchester railroad roundhouse in ‘Five to Revive’

The Landmark Society of Western New York today announced the Lehigh Valley Railroad Roundhouse in Manchester among its 2017 Five to Revive. The long-abandoned roundhouse in the village of Manchester is one of the few remaining railroad roundhouse structures in the Northeast. The Landmark Society dubbed the roundhouse “a highly significant and rare building type, with potential for future redevelopment.”... more

Bloomfield kids learning engineering, the fun way

Mix a bunch of kids, tools and craft supplies with some basic ideas and you’ve got a recipe for creativity. Bloomfield Elementary School — like many around the area and country — has a dedicated space for its students to make things, and they love it — students and teachers alike. Commonly known as a makerspace, it is an area... more

Cleaning up in Penn Yan (photo)

Scouts and Leaders from Troop 44 in Penn Yan cleaned up a 2-mile section of Route 54 on Saturday, 10/14. The Troop has committed to clean up this section of road periodically. Pictured are Anthony Wheeler, Jenn Clancy, Mike Clancy, Asst. Scoutmaster Andy Smith, Kevin Smith, Gabe Stewart, Conor Clancy; Noah Stewart and Scoutmaster Mike Donovan are in the foreground.... more

Don’t throw pumpkins in trash in Ontario County

After Halloween, many people are faced with the dilemma of what to do with those pumpkins and jack o’lanterns. Ontario County officials are urging people not to throw the squishy orange pumpkins in their trash for delivery to a landfill. Instead, they are asking people to take them to one of three drop-off sites so they can be collected and... more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Guests who have inspired in the past year (podcast)

Melissa Killeleagh is back for her October episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com. This is the one-year anniversary of The Melissa Killeleagh Show and you’ll hear from five guests who have appeared on the podcast since it debuted back on October 18, 2016. .   more

1979 Cornell hockey game viewed as the most legendary in the history of Lynah Rink

The only loss in the last month was to Providence – the same team that had bounced the Big Red from the ECAC Tournament the previous year. So, of course, when the 1979 quarter-final matchups were announced, it was the Friars who would be coming to Lynah Rink. Providence jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period as... more

Skaneateles school district to hold forum on children’s media consumption

The Skaneateles Central School District wants to open a dialogue with parents about their children’s time in front of screens, in light of the ever-expanding media landscape. A forum on students’ media consumption will be held Wednesday night at the Skaneateles High School auditorium. Christopher Casler-Goncalves, principal of State Street Intermediate School and Waterman Primary School; Kelly Whitney, chief product... more

FLL 360: Fall don’t pass me by (blog)

Fall is our favorite time here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It’s a time when all of the efforts of summer’s work yield its reward. The garden is now ready for its long winter nap. The onions are safely stored away in the cellar and those jars of lovely red canned tomatoes patently sit on the... more

How to ‘Flourish’: Cayuga County-area businessman writes book on economics, politics

Mark W. Bitz remembers teaching English in Poland in 1980. He saw people in homemade, decades-old clothes waiting in line for a food truck, only for the food to be gone in about an hour. He would sometimes wait in line for 30 to 45 minutes, only to find that not even a scrap remained as he inched closer to... more
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