The 2018 Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show in Seneca Falls (full video)

It has become an annual rite of spring in Seneca Falls. The 2018 Travelling Little Black Dress Fashion Show was held on Friday, April 20th at Seneca Falls Country Club to benefit the Seneca County House of Concern. Below is the complete live webcast of Friday afternoon’s event… . more

Finger Lakes Metal Fest returns in May

Announcing Finger Lakes Metal Fest 2018. On May 18th and 19th at Donselaar’s, 10257 Rt. 31, Clyde, New York, Finger Lakes Metal Fest will be celebrating it’s 13th annual event. Yesterday they announced details for this year’s free, all ages music event featuring all types of heavy metal bands from around the Finger Lakes region of New York and beyond.... more

POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement (video)

It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was filled, as actors, music and food brought a discussion about politics to the forefront. That was the purpose of the event, according to Trailblazers PAC Founder Leslie Danks Burke. She described the night as exciting — but also pointed out... more

Holocaust survivor in Hopewell: ‘Don’t hate anyone’

A black-and-white photograph of herself as a little girl with her older sister and brother, a cherished prayer book and some Polish money given to her by her father the last time she saw him in 1942 are all Helen Levinson has left of her family. She showed the keepsakes to an audience Thursday at Finger Lakes Community College during... more

Citizens Academy offers citizens to learn more about Ontario County

Ted Bateman was serving on the Hopewell Town Board and considering a run for supervisor when the opportunity to participate in the Ontario County Citizens Academy came along. Introduced a year ago, the program offered a full-house group of participants the opportunity to learn about the many different departments and services the county offers, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at... more

Giants in the Sky come to Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Elementary Drama Club will present their spring musical “Giants in the Sky” this Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Penn Yan Academy Auditorium. Tickets are $8, available at the door. A cast of 70 talented youngsters bring the magical story of “Giants in the Sky” to life, exploring... more

LNB sponsors June 2 Chamber of Commerce annual dinner

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce announced April 16 that Lyons National Bank will be the title sponsor for the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Dance, to be held Saturday, June 2 at and hosted by Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Craft Ale Company in Penn Yan. In making the announcement, Chamber President Jessica Bacher thanked the bank for its support and... more

Vendors wanted for Celebrate-Commemorate Juried Arts & Craft Show

Calling all artisans!! We are eager to invite you to our Arts & Crafts Show during our nationally recognized Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Festival in the birthplace of Memorial Day, Waterloo, NY. We always have a huge crowd estimated in the 10 thousands. If you or anyone you know is interested, please don’t hesitate to join us! Applications can be downloaded... more

Geneva celebrates ‘Climate Smart Community’ status as Earth Day approaches

With Earth Day fast approaching, it is time to celebrate being a Climate Smart Community! The City of Geneva is New York’s 18th local government to be designated a Certified Climate Smart Community. New York State recognizes our city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resiliency. The city of Geneva earned certification points in nearly all 10... more

Nominations sought for Antonio Varacalli Award

Antonio Varacalli was a regular guy who, on April 12, 1917, made the decision to step up and selflessly help another person. The Italian immigrant was working on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal on that day when a distraught young woman named Ruth Darling jumped off the Bridge Street bridge into the canal. FL Times: Read More more

Ontario County honors victims and those who support them

A brave 8-year-old boy listened to stories of horrible abuse his younger brother suffered at the hands of their mother and another man with whom the child lived. He knew he had to do something and told his father, who did the right thing and contacted police. The adult abusers are now behind bars for years to come, and the... more

Yates County plans handgun safety training seminar for April 21

Yates County will be holding a Handgun Safety Training Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21 in the Yates County Office Building Auditorium. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and the Yates County Chapter of SCOPE. Registration is being... more

Chamber honoring Lyons icon Peter Stirpe

Newspaper publisher, police officer, county personnel director, Army veteran. Those are just some of the things Peter Stirpe has done in his impressive life. Now the lifelong Lyons resident can add Citizen of the Year to his long list of accomplishments. Stirpe will be honored by the Lyons Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 7, at Maitre D’ at Trombino’s,... more

Sharing kids’ threads — for free in Newark

Outfitting a youngster can be an expensive task for any parent, given how quickly youngsters outgrow their clothing. But for people without a lot of money, it’s even more daunting. A new organization in Newark called Common Threads hopes to meet that challenge. Organizer Bethany Comella, who works at the Park Presbyterian Church, said people come into the building all... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC talks ‘Front Porch Politics’ dinner theater coming to Geneva (podcast)

Leslie Danks Burke has dedicated herself to leading the way for transparent government. When she founded Trailblazers PAC her mission was to deliver a message of transparency in local government. While her organization does not focus on state-level officials – they work to educate, and champion political candidates who are seeking local office. Now, an event coming up on Tuesday,... more

Ithaca HS musical opens this weekend after attracting national headlines with controversy

We can’t get lazy when things get crazy.” During an April 9 technical rehearsal, just four days before the opening of “Hairspray” at Ithaca High School, Motormouth Maybelle’s words rang through the Kulp Auditorium. Portrayed by high school senior Maddi Carroll, the fast-talking character’s words seemed to mimic real life. This year, things got crazy. But no one at IHS... more

Cooperative Extension plans Earth Day recycling event for April 20 in Penn Yan

Earth Day is April 22. To celebrate, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Yates County will host a recycling event Friday, April 20 at the Yates County Building. There will be workshops on composting, recycling, and much more. Two Can Dan’s Bottles & Cans will be on site to accept household appliances, electronics (no box TV’s), and all metal, large appliances for... more

Not ‘just some old building’: Auburn’s Osborne Library could face demolition if not repaired

A library that was once part of one of Auburn's most well-known families' home has been sitting vacant for over 20 years and although plans to save the historic building have been proposed in the past, none have come to fruition. Now, the library that was once home to Thomas Mott Osborne and his family is in danger of being... more
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