Amphibious houseboat to take its maiden voyage on Cayuga Lake

Theon Parseghian’s houseboat, the Beast of Burden, will take to Cayuga Lake in its maiden voyage on Wednesday. The Aurora mechanic created his latest invention out of a 32-foot boat and tractor sprayer. Unsure whether the houseboat will float or sink, Parseghian is all about showing the truth behind innovating things, he told The Citizen in a June interview. Paseghian... more

Community comes together to teach refugees how to fish in Owasco

Two local organizations will host an event in Owasco this weekend to teach a group of refugees how to fish. Love CNY ThinkTank is partnering with RISE to host Angling for Acceptance: Fishing, Food and Family at Emerson Park. The event will feature 25 refugees learning how to fish as well as a barbecue at the park’s picnic pavilion. Both... more

Fabio Viviani to perform on Vine’s stage on September 8th

Del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Tuesday that Chef Fabio Viviani will host “Authentic Italian Cooking” on stage at del Lago Resort & Casino’s entertainment venue, The Vine on Friday, September 8th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box... more

Seneca Falls Vigil against Hate

Indivisible Seneca Falls has organized an event to respond to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. The group will gather on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Elizabeth Cady Stanton Park on Fall Street, right across from Women’s Rights Park to stand in solidarity against bigotry, hatred and violence following last week’s violence in Charlottesville. The group put out a... more

Weather balloons have CA grad looking up, way up

Tory Carissimo got his start in weather balloons at the bottom. Now, with several flights behind him, a brand, a nationwide following and a flight scheduled to coincide with the solar eclipse, Carissimo’s hobby, Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons, is looking up. “Yeah, way up,” Carissimo said. Like, to near space, at 109,000 feet, to a level where the curvature... more

Yates County 4-H welcomes Japanese exchange student

Jeanne Wiltberger and Mario Miranda Sazo, from Penn Yan, along with their daughters, Keuka and Maihue Miranda Wiltberger have welcomed 12-year-old, Yuka Kanamori into their home for a one month stay this summer. The Miranda Wiltberger family is one of 16 New York State families taking part in this opportunity made possible through the 4-H Youth Development program. The NYS... more

Wolf Week introduces students to campus, community

Keuka College’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Several activities are planned to make the newest students feel like part of the Keuka College family — and help make Penn Yan feel like their second home. During Wolf Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 27, new freshman and transfer students will do more than just get know... more

Birders Preparing for the Montezuma Muckrace

Birrdwatchers from all over New York State and beyond will descend on the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for the 21st Annual Montezuma Muckrace on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th. The Muckrace, organized by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, is a 24-hour bird watching competition that raises funds for bird conservation and environmental education programs in this birding... more

Cass Park campaign revs up with 2 more events

A community-wide effort to raise funds needed to fully enclose the Cass Park Arena is in its second year under the auspices of the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau (FIYB), the nonprofit organization that exists to facilitate support for the Ithaca Youth Bureau (IYB), announced FIYB President Jeff Love and IYB Director Liz Klohmann. Two fundraising events are planned... more

New citizens taking oath at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls

Citizenship means a full range of rights for those living in America, like voting. On Friday, 20 people will become new U.S. citizens, and they’ll do it at a place where the movement to obtain additional rights for women, including voting, gained steam. The candidates will state the oath of citizenship and be presented certificates by the U.S. Citizenship and... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

Induction into National Women’s HOF set for September 16th

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement into the Hall... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival: Rising classical stars and a daughter’s tribute

The Keuka Lake Music Festival continues this Thursday, Aug. 17 at Keuka College’s Norton Chapel with a concert featuring rising stars. Aug. 17 Headlining the program is cellist Brannon Cho, who was the recipient of the “City of Brussels” Prize and the title of “Laureate” at the first ever Queen Elisabeth International Competition for cello. Also featured on the program... more

Peaceful vigil in Canandaigua stands against hatred, bigotry

Tears fell Monday as Virginia native Carrie Magnan watched the crowd of gentle but determined activists gather around Atwater Park’s bandstand for a peaceful, non-political, non-violent “Stand Against Hate” vigil. In a matter of five minutes, the group swelled from 10 to about 100, with area residents arriving on foot, on bike and by car. Some were carrying placards, and... more

Taste & Tunes, Canal Crawl events this weekend in Seneca Falls

Together, Generations Bank and Seneca County House of Concern are preparing for this upcoming weekend of activities to benefit the hungry in Seneca County. Generations Bank will again be hosting its Taste & Tunes event and The Seneca County House of Concern will be hosting its 2nd Annual Canal Crawl Paddling Poverty. Taste & Tunes is set to take place... more

School supply drive being held at Auburn Walgreens

A school supply drive is being held through Friday, Aug. 18, at Walgreens, 150 Grant Ave., Auburn. Donations can be brought to the store or purchased there, and left in a designated box. All donations will be distributed locally. The drive is being held by the Friend Helping Friends of Cayuga County group. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more
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