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Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake
At the southern end of Keuka Lake, two miles from Hammondsport in the tiny town of Urbana, is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region. The Pleasant Valley Wine Company dates back to 1860. Back in the day, they were so big they had their own post office in the winery. A railroad track was built on the grounds... more

FLX WEEKLY: Environmental Educator Kristen Moore and Falconer Steve Arndt in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Environmental Educator Kristen Moore and Falconer Steve Arndt in-studio (podcast)
Kristen Moore, Environmental Educator, is in-studio to talk about upcoming programs at Seneca Meadows Education Center along with Steve Arndt of American Falconry Services to help us preview your October weekend ahead as the autumn foliage nears peak in the Finger Lakes.  . more

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity on Friday night in Skaneateles

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity in Skaneateles
Two reality TV stars and a Hollywood actor will appear at a celebrity fundraiser in Central New York this weekend. Tom and Katie Schwartz of “Vanderpump Rules” fame and actor Daniel Baldwin will help pour drinks at The Krebs in Skaneateles on Friday night starting at 5 pm. No tickets or cover is required; proceeds from the event will benefit... more

Lyons Farmers Market to hold November indoor market

Lyons Farmers Market to hold November indoor market
The Lyons Farmers Market is holding an “after season” market to extend the availability of fresh produce into the holiday season. The market will have farmers, food vendors and handmade crafts. The hours for the market are 10:00AM to 2:00PM on Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The market will be at the Grace Parish Hall, 7 Phelps... more

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November
Years after it was shuttered, the public will soon be able to revisit the Southern Cayuga Planetarium. The planetarium, which had previously held events for people and school districts, was closed in 2014. In recent years the planetarium’s fortunes improved. Distinct Superintendent Patrick Jensen previously said the then-interim Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Superintendent Chris Todd helped the district get the planetarium classified... more

Cornell wildlife team rescued 150 orphaned baby turtles over the summer

Cornell wildlife team rescued 150 orphaned baby turtles over the summer
Approximately 150 turtle eggs were rescued by the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine over the summer, according to a press release from Cornell. The eggs were rescued from more than a dozen pregnant turtles that had been hit by cars in New York and were too injured to lay the eggs on... more

Meals-on-wheels does a U-turn in Wayne County

Meals-on-wheels does a U-turn in Wayne County
When Home Meal Service lost its meals-on-wheels contract last fall to The Arc Wayne, officials from both agencies expressed hope they could forge a partnership that would benefit both organizations and most importantly, Wayne County’s home-bound seniors. Kathy Schneemann, volunteer coordinator for Home Meal Service, said there was no guarantee that was going to happen, and the agency braced for... more

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)
A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com on October 9, 2019. . more

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day: Is it time to update the federal holiday?

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day: Is it time to update the federal holiday?
Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day or both? Both Italian explorer Christopher Columbus and Native Americans will be celebrated Monday in Monroe County by different groups. In a milestone change, the city of Rochester celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples Day last year. But the city also noted the holiday is the federally designated Columbus Day, as it has “traditionally been an... more
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