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FLX WEEKLY: Primed up for another June weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

School’s out and the summer is officially underway this weekend. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend event options, weather forecast, sports line-up, and some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. Find out what iconic piece of movie history is on display in Ithaca, where the live... more

Naples’ Sherwood part of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Geva

Carl Perkins is surely the unsung hero of rock and roll. He was there at the beginning, making music for Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, which also discovered the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. But most casual music fans, if they know him at all, know him simply as the writer of “Blue... more

Half Acre Union Church in Aurelius open after rebuilding from fire

Half Acre Union Church is now in full operation after rebuilding from a devastating fire that destroyed the church building more than two years ago. The Aurelius church continued hosting services elsewhere after the formerly 100-year-old building caught fire in November 2015, but Pastor Harry Dow said he wants people to know a new building has been constructed and the... more

Proposed arts center funding match is met in Canandaigua

This could be an example of just how excited the community is about the proposed Fort Hill Performing Arts Center. The Sands Family and Constellation Brands Inc. contributed an initial gift of $500,000 — and on Thursday, the center’s board of directors announced a matching gift of $500,000 to be used toward the renovation of Canandaigua Academy’s former auditorium, which... more

Canandaigua schools have festive last day

The walk is only about a half mile, but it’s the beginning of Canandaigua Middle Schoolers’ four-year journey on their way to graduation from Canandaigua Academy, where they learned about the expanded opportunities awaiting them in September. Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine Thursday morning as more than 200 eighth-graders left their school for the last time for the short... more

Traveling 9/11 exhibit brings firefighters’ stories to life, and Tyre

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is in the Rochester region for the first time. It is part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Siller, a NYFD firefighter, died on September 11, 2001 after running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center towers. The exhibit features artifacts from Ground Zero and lets you hear first-hand... more

Dunham nominated for Grammy Music Educator Award

Dundee Central School band teacher Patrick Dunham has been named as a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. He is one of just 188 music teachers nationwide and just seven from New York who have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. In total, more than 2,800 initial... more

Volunteers needed to shore up Canandaigua Lake shoreline

Ask not what you can do for your country or city; instead, ask, “What am I supposed to do with this rock?” The city is looking for a few volunteer rock stars this Saturday to help remove rocks from Canandaigua Lake in the Kershaw Park area. According to Mayor Ellen Polimeni, small rocks along the shore have been thrown into... more

Pro wrestling bout set for Penn Yan June 23

A pro-wrestling benefit will be held at Penn Yan Middle School from 6 to 9 p.m. June 23. Following a successful country music concert, “A Night Out in Nashville,” June 2, local live entertainment company WorldxStorm continues to provide Yates County with new live entertainment options. WxS and Skull Wrestling Promotions present the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) in the gymnasium... more

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium partners with L.L.Bean and Keuka Lake State Park to offer summer programs

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) is excited to announce a partnership with L.L.Bean and Keuka Lake State Park, to offer a series of six free outdoor clinics this summer. Each clinic will be taught by L.L.Bean experts from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Keuka Lake State Park pavilion. There will be no park entrance fee required for... more

Auburn Presents – Music on the Mall & City Summer Concert Series

Music on the Mall Second Fridays June 29 – September 7 from 7 – 10PM Auburn BID and the city are again partnering to sponsor Music on the Mall featuring live outdoor music performances in the State Street band shell from 7 – 10 p.m., second and fourth Fridays June – September. The rain location for Music on the Mall... more

Geneva Light Opera presents Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” on stage at the Smith Opera House in July

For its 11th summer season offering, Geneva Light Opera presents Rossini’s rollicking comic opera, “The Barber of Seville,” with an outstanding cast of artists this summer in the historic Smith Opera House. The intriguing tale of a clever young woman, her eager lover, and their resourceful accomplice, “The Barber of Seville” is a tuneful testament to wit and romance. Three... more

Piano recital with John Liberatore

When: Sunday July 1st at 2PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel Composer and pianist John Liberatore returns to the Willard Chapel for an eclectic program including works by Haydn, Bach, and Mendelssohn, Fats Waller, a set of Ukrainian Dances, original compositions, and jazz improvisation. An Auburn native, Liberatore now serves on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame. His compositions... more

Residents spruce up Centreport Aqueduct Park in Brutus

The planting of a red maple tree in Centreport Aqueduct Park on Tuesday night culminated the town of Brutus’ efforts, which began in April, to have a community-wide tree planting event. In April, the town received a $400 Arbor Day grant from the state’s Urban Community Forestry Council which provided the impetus the town needed to plant more trees in... more

Beer flows again at Olney Place in Barrington

After more than two years, customers at The Olney Place on Keuka Lake are able to drink a beer that is drawn from the taps on the bar in the tap room at Seth Olney’s deli and market. Olney learned last Friday, June 15, that his argument prevailed in a case before the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division.... more

Bloomfield students set sights on Peru for next service project

Students at Bloomfield High School are again preparing for a trip to Latin America to help people less fortunate than themselves. They will be giving up a large part of their Christmas holiday vacation to help with a continuing project to build a girls’ dormitory in the Sacred Valley of Peru and complete an infrastructure service project for a Quechua... more

Skaneateles’ graduation, other summer events stay at Clift Park despite construction

Skaneateles’ high school graduation ceremony and other summer activities will continue to take place at Clift Park this summer in the midst of construction activity. The city of Syracuse is executing what officials are calling a critical infrastructure project, expected to be completed in October, to replace the chemical feed lines in the raw water supply intakes from Skaneateles Lake,... more

Marcus Whitman seniors get a glimpse of their first-grade lives

It was a moment in time 11 years ago when 15 first-graders gathered with their teacher to bury some personal trinkets and letters in a time capsule outside of Gorham Elementary School. That moment was recaptured recently when several of them returned to locate and open the container with Lisa Orlando, the teacher they knew as Mrs. (Lisa) Jones. Orlando... more
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