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Fire & Ice returns to downtown with hot, cold attractions

Canandaigua is known for its many attractions that bring locals and tourists out of their homes and into the city. From Canandaigua Lake to the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center to Sonnenberg Gardens, there are more than enough opportunities to have fun and explore in the summer, fall and spring time. It seems people are limited when it... more

Fingerlakes Comic Con draws hundreds for cosplay contest, ‘Star Wars’ stormtroopers

After a weekend of folks geeking out with comic book artists, “Doctor Who” replicas, “Star Wars” stormtroopers and more, Joey Gates chalked up the first-ever Fingerlakes Comic Con as a success. The three-day convention came to a close on Sunday at Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius. Gates, the event’s organizer and a Marcellus resident, said he believes at least 300 people... more

Consignment sale draws thousands of horse lovers from across state

The Countrymax Saddle and Tack Consignment Sale is just a week away, but there’s still time to drop off items to sell. Known as the Black Friday in February in the equine world, the sale is next Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th. Countrymax representative Mandi Lenhard said people come from all over the state to buy and sell... more

Wayne County corgi doesn’t advance at Westminster dog show

Wayne County resident Leanne Capozzi and her corgi debuted at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday morning. Derby, Capozzi’s eight-year-old Pembroke Welsh corgi, was the first of 23 dogs to compete at the show’s Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster in New York City Monday morning. Derby, however, was not among the top 10 dogs to advance to the finals,... more

Local dentist office offers a day of free dental care for under-served children

Eaves Family Dental Group will be partnering with North American Dental Group to offer a day of free dental care for under-served children in the community from 8 am to 2 pm February 18th. Smile-Palooza is a charitable event organized by North American Dental Group. The organization has a clear focus on serving the needs of underprivileged children. All children... more

Ithaca organization encourages people to participate in National Random Acts of Kindness Week

In honor of its 50th Year Anniversary, the Child Development Council (1967-2017), which serves Cortland and Tompkins Counties, will unveil a series of celebratory programs and events designed to entertain, engage, educate, and appreciate the children, families, and communities it serves. One such program launches next week and will run throughout 2017. That program is “Random (and International) Acts of... more

Local author to speak in Ovid

The Ford Memorial Library is pleased to host local Niagara author Linda Grace. Born just about a mile from the brink of the American Falls, she studied the history and geology of the Niagara cataracts and city since she was a child roaming over the rocks on the Three Sisters Islands. While studying journalism at St. Bonaventure University, she worked... more

Geneva FD to host seminar on Feb. 18

The Geneva Fire Department will be hosting a seminar on Saturday, February 18, 2017. This seminar is title: “Operations at Private Dwelling Fires by First Due Fire Companies.” Registration is at 8:30am and the program will run 9:00am-12:30pm at the Smith Opera House (82 Seneca Street). The cost is $15/per person. Pre-registration is requested. This class is a part of... more

Bird-banding event at Montezuma Audubon Center includes fun, education

Aidan Van Lueken, 7, his bright green coat sticking out from the pale, snow-ridden background of the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, studied the black-capped chickadee in his grasp. After walking with it for a while, Van Lueken released the bird and it flew off. Though he frowned slightly at the small peck marks the chickadee left on his hand... more

Bad Company rocks The Vine as del Lago hosts first concert

Over two-thousand people filled The Vine at del Lago Lago Resort & Casino on Saturday as legendary classic rock band Bad Company opened up an extensive entertainment slate at the newly opened casino in Tyre, NY. FingerLakes1.com Quick Review:  Our first impression of the room is that there isn’t a bad seat in this house. The seats in the back... more

Following leader’s death, Auburn’s Human Rights Commission carries on with new members

Donning a cap as a prop to signal her transformation, Barrie Gewanter became “Officer Guinness” to demonstrate the thought process of a police officer responding to a situation. Officers can execute certain powers, such as detaining individuals and giving orders, when they assess a need. The law does not allow subjects of these orders wiggle room to disobey, leaving affected... more

Distinguished list of “Power Women” invited to attend Right to Run 19K/5K as race starters

Leading the marquee invite list is the First Lady, the Hon. Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Ms. Oprah Winfrey. An additional 50+ high powered female leaders, CEOs, actresses, athletes and advocates are also being invited. Special guests may participate in the race through running, walking or as an honorary starter. “As we join together to celebrate female... more

The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino offers diverse lineup, intimate evening for guests

Bret Michaels will, belatedly, celebrate his birthday in Seneca County. Flo Rida will bring the sounds of South Florida to rural Tyre. And comedian Jessimae Peluso will return to her central New York roots. Del Lago Resort & Casino, which opened Feb. 1, wants to give guests another reason to come and spend a few hours at the $440 million... more

National Women’s HOF announces Class of 2017 inductees

On Tuesday morning in Seneca Falls, the National Women’s Hall of Fame announced their Class of 2017 inductees at The Gould Hotel. The 2017 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place September 15, 16 & 17, 2017 at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. “We are pleased to add ten American women to the ranks... more

Wine trail to host wine, cheese getaway

Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s seven wineries will participate in the annual Wine and Cheese Lovers Getaway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18-19. Wineries will use local cheeses in dishes paired with Keuka Lake wines. Menu highlights include tartiflette, a French potato and brie dish; roasted tomato and fennel soup with parmesan cream; antipasto skewer with tomato soup and... more

Fireworks, food, drink & ice on Saturday night at Frost Fest 2017 in Geneva (video)

The 3rd annual Finger Lakes Frost Fest was held on Saturday night at the Ramada Inn Lakefront in Geneva. It was another sold out event to benefit the Geneva Family YMCA. Frost Fest is an adult celebration of winter in the Finger Lakes featuring outdoor ice sculptures, ice bars with specialty Frost Fest martinis poured through an ice luge, live... more

Auburn woman to run Boston Marathon alongside its first female runner

Fifty years ago, the number of women to officially run in the Boston Marathon was just one. Kathrine Switzer, then a student at Syracuse University, donned a race number and tackled the 26.2 miles in 1967, and this year, she’s going to do it again. But this time, the race director won’t try to push her off the course. Ushering... more
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