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‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)

‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’: Protesters call for policy change at Geneva rally (full-coverage)
The Geneva Women’s Assembly hosted a rally out in front of the Geneva Armory amid the ever-changing weather of rain and snowfall on Saturday. The rally was organized by the GWA and sponsored in tandem with the New York State Poor People’s Campaign and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.  more

Deb Steward named athletic director at HWS

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Deb Steward has been named the Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Previously the Director of William Smith Athletics, in her expanded role Steward will oversee all 23 varsity Hobart and William Smith sports as well as the Colleges’ recreation, intramural, fitness, outdoor recreation and physical education programs. An award-winning administrator,... more

Bristol Mountain founder, former owner dies in Florida

Bristol Mountain founder, former owner dies in Florida
The man who founded, and subsequently owned, Bristol Mountain for many years died earlier this month, according to family. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Demarse was 82-years-old. He was an entrepreneur and engineer who opened Bristol Mountain back in 1964. He had partnered with Ron Ratnick, and designed, built, and opened, the resort that gave skiers a 1,200-foot drop. That was the largest... more

Funeral set for Steve Sirkin, former DA, County Judge in Wayne County

Former Wayne County Court Judge Steve Sirkin funeral set for Monday
Funeral services are set to be held on Monday for a former Wayne County District Attorney and Wayne County Court Judge. Steve Sirkin died at 80-years-old last week. He was at his home in Newark. Sirkin graduated from Newark High School in 1957 and served as Wayne County District Attorney from 1971 to 1989. He then served as Wayne County... more

Speakers, marchers call for change as Women March rally draws crowd (full coverage)

Activists send strong message in Seneca Falls during
Despite constant snow and bitter cold, women and men ventured out for the fourth annual Women March in Seneca Falls on Saturday. Feminists of all affiliations rallied and marched along the closed-off streets of downtown Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the national women’s suffrage movement that started more than a century ago. more

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood
At this point it looks like the Scottish Festival, which has been held in Dundee each summer for the last decade, is not happening in 2020. “It’s been a wonderful 10 years,” said Fran Willis, the festival’s longtime chairperson said to the Finger Lakes Times. “I think we did meet some goals, but the financial backing has evaporated.” The event... more

GALLERY: Snow doesn’t stop Women March in Seneca Falls

GALLERY: Snow doesn’t stop Women March in Seneca Falls
The snow didn't stop approximately 2,000 from turning out to Seneca Falls for the 4h Annual Women March, held in the birthplace of Women's Rights. A number of high-profile elected officials and activists were in town. Check out the gallery from the day, and stay tuned for full-coverage from the march later on exclusively on FingerLakes1.com. more

Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages

Newark HS spring musical getting underway, even in planning stages
It’s that time of year again when rehearsals for the Newark High School spring musical have begun and a flurry of myriad preparatory activities for the March 6th-8th production is in full swing. So why this show? “I was drawn to “Big Fish” because of the beautiful story and music,” Director Emily Howard said. “ There is a line right at... more

Where Brave Women Winter tourism campaign for the Finger Lakes kicks off in Seneca Falls

Where Brave Women Winter tourism campaign for the Finger Lakes kicks off in Seneca Falls
As a way to embrace tourism in cold, snowy Upstate New York – specifically the Finger Lakes Region – New York State is backing a new tourism campaign. It’s called “Where Brave Women Winter” and aims to increase awareness of the region where some of the nation’s most-prominent equal rights trailblazers left their mark on the U.S. The Finger Lakes... more

Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 this weekend

Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 this weekend
Women March in Seneca Falls 2020 Weekend is an inclusive, non-partisan 3-day event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This January event is to inspire all Americans to take an active role in democracy: encouraging eligible voters to “get out the vote” in this centennial year; commemorating the historic 700+ global women’s marches of 2017; honoring the... more

Sands Constellation Theatre celebrates opening weekend in Canandaigua

Sands Constellation Theatre celebrates opening weekend in Canandaigua
Canandaigua is getting a new theater experience. The Sands Constellation Theatre, part of the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center on Fort Hill Avenue opened on Friday. The new $4.48 million, 427-seat commercial theater, and performing arts center occupies the former Canandaigua Academy School Auditorium, which had been vacant since 1996. At that time, portions of the building had been renovated... more

Why did the Potato Growers sell Empire Farm Days?

Why did the Potato Growers sell Empire Farm Days?
The Empire State Potato Growers made headlines a couple weeks ago when they announced a sale. That sale was of the Empire Farm Days show, which is held annually at Lott Farms in Seneca Falls. Lee Newspapers Inc., publishers of Country Folks weekly farm newspaper and several other publications purchased the festival. Jamie Meyer, the executive director of the organization... more

Fabio Viviani coming back to del Lago Resort & Casino for event this week

Fabio Viviani coming back to del Lago Resort & Casino for event this week
Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani is coming back to Del Lago for a special event. He’s returning to his restaurant, Portico by Fabio Viviani to host a cocktail party and Italian dinner on Thursday. Cocktails will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and dinner from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the chef during... more

New year and decade begins as ball drops in Seneca Falls (video)

New year and decade begins as ball drops at midnight in Seneca Falls (video)
In the waning moments of 2019, hundreds gathered on State Street in Seneca Falls to watch the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop from atop the Gould Hotel. Watch below as we say goodbye to a decade and welcome a new one as the calendar turned to 2020 at the stroke of midnight. Happy New Year Finger Lakes! .   more

Maple syrup workshop coming to Canandaigua in January

Maple syrup workshop coming to Canandaigua in January
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is offering a “Beginner Maple Producer” Workshop on January 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua. Stephen Childs, New York State Extension Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University will handle presenting responsibilities, as the... more

Calling hours set for Conrad, Mary Button after Ellsworth Rd. fire

Calling hours set for Conrad, Mary Button after Ellsworth Rd. fire
Friends and family will remember the boy and his grandmother who were killed in a fire that devastated the Palmyra-Farmington communities last week. Calling hours for Conrad Button, 12, and Mary Button, 84, will take place Friday at Cross Creek Church in Palmyra from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to News10NBC. Sheriff Henderson reported after the fire that the... more

Winter Festival of Lights in Macedon a big hit

Winter Festival of Lights in Macedon a big hit
A festival that runs every weekend on Walworth Road is receiving positive reviews from residents in Wayne County. The Winter Festival of Lights was launched at the end of November, and runs through January 12th at the Log Cabin Restaurant every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. “It’s really great for us to go and put something together that people can really... more
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