FLX WEEKLY: Round-up your wintry week in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso recap the past Wonderful Life weekend in Seneca Falls, talk about the first snowfall of the year, Brian Kolb’s bid for governor, the weather for the December weekend ahead, and some great local photos taken in the past week here in the Finger Lakes. . more

Powerball numbers: Did you win Wednesday’s $230 million lottery jackpot?

Here are Wednesday's winning numbers: 02-24-28-51-58, Powerball: 07, PowerPlay: 3X The estimated jackpot is $230 million. The lump sum payment before taxes would be about $144.5 million. If there is no jackpot winner, the amount grows even larger for the next drawing. The last time there was a Powerball jackpot winner was Oct. 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1... more

Volunteers needed to help build new Casey Park playground

Auburn residents had the opportunity to give their input on designs for the new school playground during a public meeting at Casey Park Elementary School on Wednesday night. City staff is working with Play by Design to construct an inclusive, community-built playground that can be used by all children, regardless of any disabilities or physical handicaps. The company has designed... more

Victor students learn ins, outs of voting

Mike Myers opens his government class at Victor Senior High School the same way each year — with a story about voting. Early in his career, the social studies teacher worked on Capitol Hill, which saw about 350 students from around the country on a weekly basis meeting with a senator or U.S. representative. “This was in the 1990s when... more

Deli, bakery, market opens in Lakemont

After several months of construction, one of Yates County’s newest businesses — Tabora Farm & Winery — was enthusiastically welcomed to the community at a soft opening Nov. 25. Since then, word is spreading about the freshly prepared deli and bakery items that can now be found at the countryside corners. And while it’s a new business, its roots reach... more

Ontario ARC hosts sensory-friendly visit with St. Nick

Santa was ready and waiting Wednesday for children who struggle with noisy malls or long waits in wide-open spaces. Ontario ARC’s Autism Center hosted its third annual Sensitive Santa Evening, geared specifically for children and teens with autism who are looking for a fun and sensory-friendly visit with Santa. Autism and Wellness Manager Diane VanDerwater met families one by one... more

Downtown Auburn restaurant closes for season

A downtown Auburn restaurant has abruptly closed until the spring, continuing a shaky record of food service businesses at its location. The owners of Patty Shack, which opened in April in Auburn's Plaza of the Arts, confirmed the closure Wednesday. They attributed the closure to the cold weather, which has slowed sales and made the restaurant's patio — half their... more

‘Another wonderful Yates Christmas Program distribution!’

The Yates Christmas Program had another successful year, continuing a more than three-decade-long effort to serve the at-need families of Yates County. This year, YCP at the Penn Yan Armory served 719 children and 299 families, while the Penn Yan First Presbyterian Church site served 529 children, 233 families, and 473 adults. YCP Director Donna Johnston says to all their... more

Attorney, writer from Farmington tells the story of ‘Ebenezer’

Most anyone who has seen or heard of “A Christmas Carol” knows about Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future that visit him and try to scare him into changing his miserly ways. But what events shaped Scrooge’s past? How did he get to the point where these ghosts came to haunt him that fateful Christmas... more

Keuka Comfort Care Holiday Cookie Walk is December 16

The 10th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk to benefit Keuka Comfort Care Home will be held at the Penn Yan Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. until all the cookies are gone Saturday, Dec. 16. Organizers will have over 6,000 holiday cookies and treats of all kinds baked by talented and generous members of the community, sold at $10 per pound (unless... more

GALLERY: Snowfall blankets the Finger Lakes during December storm

On Tuesday morning the snowfall didn’t cause too many headaches with commuting, but it created a great setting for capturing some local shots. Some of these photos were sent in by readers and listeners. Send yours to us on Facebook, or by clicking here. more

Tools for treatment: Auburn chiropractor publishes book on lower back pain

Jonathan Lesch was studying accounting at Le Moyne College when he injured his neck in a boating accident. It was the early 1990s, and after the driver turned quickly, Lesch fell out of his seat and hit his head. “At that age, you just expect it to go away,” he said of his resulting stiff neck. “It wasn’t going away.... more
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