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The 2018 Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show in Seneca Falls (full video)

It has become an annual rite of spring in Seneca Falls. The 2018 Travelling Little Black Dress Fashion Show was held on Friday, April 20th at Seneca Falls Country Club to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Below is the complete live webcast of Friday afternoon’s event… . more

Bristol Mountain stays open for business through this weekend

It appears that Mother Nature is still reluctant to fully give in to spring so Bristol Mountain has once again decided to extend the season that officially launched on November 11, 2017. Right now it appears that out of the 50 New York Ski Areas, only Bristol Mountain and a few other ski areas plan to reopen this weekend. Bristol... more

Finger Lakes Metal Fest returns in May

Announcing Finger Lakes Metal Fest 2018. On May 18th and 19th at Donselaar’s, 10257 Rt. 31, Clyde, New York, Finger Lakes Metal Fest will be celebrating it’s 13th annual event. Yesterday they announced details for this year’s free, all ages music event featuring all types of heavy metal bands from around the Finger Lakes region of New York and beyond.... more

FLX WEEKLY: When will the never-ending winter finally end? (podcast)

As we move into the second half of April, we’re still waiting for winter to end here in the Finger Lakes. On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly we’ll tell you if the end is in sight, round up the week’s top local stories, check out some of our favorite local photos from the past several days, round-up your sports... more

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That was the purpose of the event, according to Trailblazers PAC Founder Leslie Danks Burke. She described the night as exciting — but also pointed out... more

Palmyra mothers, bound by grief and resolve, work for justice

Three Palmyra mothers, reeling from an unthinkable loss, are now fighting to be heard. Carol Bauer, Elaine Hartnagel and Nancy Lewis and are the mothers and grandmothers of 17-month-old Curtis Rizzo and 15-year-old Cindy Lewis. Chad Campbell was 15 years old when he confessed to killing both of them in 1990. Because of his age, Campbell was given the maximum... more

Holocaust survivor in Hopewell: ‘Don’t hate anyone’

A black-and-white photograph of herself as a little girl with her older sister and brother, a cherished prayer book and some Polish money given to her by her father the last time she saw him in 1942 are all Helen Levinson has left of her family. She showed the keepsakes to an audience Thursday at Finger Lakes Community College during... more

Citizens Academy offers citizens to learn more about Ontario County

Ted Bateman was serving on the Hopewell Town Board and considering a run for supervisor when the opportunity to participate in the Ontario County Citizens Academy came along. Introduced a year ago, the program offered a full-house group of participants the opportunity to learn about the many different departments and services the county offers, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at... more

Hear ideas for village parks, waterfront

Representatives from DesignConnect and the Village of Penn Yan will present work that’s been done on potential projects for the village at a meeting set for 10 a.m. to noon April 21 at the Penn Yan Firehouse on Elm Street. The DesignConnect team of Cornell University students have used information gathered at the March community charette to develop ideas for... more

Historic stained glass art comes home

One of the most striking pieces of art ever inspired by Yates County has been restored to prominence in the heart of the county seat. A restored, six-panel, stained glass mural, depicting some of the most iconic architecture and scenes of Yates County’s history, was unveiled at Bank of the Finger Lakes in the atrium of the Village Centre at... more

J-Mac visits Victor to inspire kids to be what they dream

It’s been 12 years since that miraculous day when Jason McElwain came off the bench at Greece Athena High School and scored 20 points in the basketball team’s last home game of the season, but J-Mac, as he is popularly known, is still scoring points in his community and beyond. Just two days after completing his fourth Boston Marathon, McElwain... more

For NY winemakers, tariffs mean trouble

The New York wine industry is going strong. With jobs, sales and tax revenue the industry now generates more than $13.8 billion, not to mention what wine and grapes do for upstate tourism and agriculture. In Albany, lawmakers recently stamped their approval with the 2019 budget backing programs and research for wine and grapes that includes $1.023 million for the... more

del Lago raises funds for ‘Fetch a Friend’ in Seneca Falls

del Lago Resort & Casino celebrated National Beer Day on Saturday, April 7th by hosting a special edition of Savor del Lago featuring craft beer and cider samplings from numerous vendors. All of the proceeds from this event benefited Fetch A Friend Rescue in Seneca Falls. Fetch A Friend was on site with 12 puppies up for adoption, dog obedience... more

Lynx, lemur and friends boost Canandaigua dog park

Going to the Dogs, a month-long animal-themed art exhibit and silent auction at Hope In Art Studio to benefit Canandaigua Canine Campus, ends April 28. But organizers say it isn’t winding down with a whimper. A live appearance by Wildlife Rockstars, a Bridges for Brain Injury education outreach program featuring native and exotic animals, is planned for 4 to 7... more

Giants in the Sky come to Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Elementary Drama Club will present their spring musical “Giants in the Sky” this Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium. Tickets are $8, available at the door. A cast of 70 talented youngsters bring the magical story of “Giants in the Sky” to life, exploring... more

LNB sponsors June 2 Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce announced April 16 that Lyons National Bank will be the title sponsor for the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Dance, to be held Saturday, June 2 at and hosted by Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company in Penn Yan. In making the announcement, Chamber President Jessica Bacher thanked the bank for its support and... more
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