First woman national commander of American Legion visits

Rena Nessler of Geneva was especially pleased to meet Denise Rohan this weekend. Nessler was the first woman commander of the New York State American Legion, while Rohan was chosen in August to be the first woman to head the national American Legion. “I’m so proud to serve with Denise. She’s such an inspiration,” Nessler said. “She has such passion,... more

Immigration activist Cesar Vargas to speak in Lyons

A national advocate for immigration reform who is also the state’s first undocumented attorney will speak in Lyons later this month. Cesar Vargas will address a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Ohmann Theatre, 65 Williams St. The program, “Undocumented But With A Voice,” is free, but donations are accepted. The event is being... more

Medication drop off event coming to Victor on Oct. 28th

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, are pleased to announce the next Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, October 28th at the Victor Village Hall from 10 am until 2 pm. The purpose of this event is to collect and properly dispose of... more

State fair’s Orange Lot to get $27 million makeover to add parking, improve traffic flow

A $27 million project to pave the Orange Lot at the New York State Fairgrounds will begin this fall, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a release, Cuomo’s office announced Monday the project would be complete in time for the 2018 edition of the State Fair, which begins on August 22, 2018. The 65-acre Orange Lot is currently unpaved and... more

Peppermint Parlor marks 50 years with open house

The Peppermint Parlor snack bar and gift shop at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house and a week of activities. The open house event – open to all – will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The shop is located just inside the main entrance at the hospital, 418 North Main... more

Chili cook off taking place at Windmill Farm & Craft Market on Oct. 21

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is hosting its first ever Chili Cook Off Saturday October 21. Cooking begins at 8 am with judging taking place at 12 pm. Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Tasting and Most Unusual. The contestants must be registered by calling the Windmill office at 315-536-3032 prior to the contest. Taking place... more

Newark will host ribbon cutting for wastewater treatment plant

Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village of Newark Board of Trustees invite all area residents and local leaders to attend the ribbon cutting and award ceremony for the Village of Newark Wastewater Treatment Plant.   The village is being presented with a plaque from the American Council of Engineering Companies, which awarded the Waste Water Treatment Plant design with recognition... more

Festival of Nations coming to Geneva

The annual Festival of Nations has a new home this year. The free event, which is open to the public, will be at North Street Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The venue change is due to renovations underway at the Geneva middle and high schools. The festival, in its 11th year, features student- and family-oriented cultural... more

New Hope for Penn Yan with opening of Hope Center

In the three weeks the new Keuka Food Pantry has been open, nearly 300 families with 951 individuals have been served and 13,000 lbs. of food have left the shelves to help solve food insecurity in the community. Tuesday morning, leaders of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates were joined by major funders, elected officials, and Keuka Food Pantry volunteers... more

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

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your October weekend ahead here in the Finger Lakes. Find out if we’ll enjoy another unseasonable warm stretch of weather, the top events happening around the region and the complete local sports line-up. Also, discuss the top news of the week and check out our favorite local photos... more

Trumansburg Rotary Club begins community grant program

Organizations in the Trumansburg area seeking financial assistance for a community event or activity are now eligible for a new grant program. The Trumansburg Rotary Club unveiled a program supporting community activities, the arts and local libraries. The program includes school learning projects focused on the Trumansburg, South Seneca, Newfield and Enfield school districts. Grants are generally made in amounts... more

Geneva Rec Complex opens skating rink for 40th season

This Friday, the Geneva Recreation Complex will open for public skating with some new hours and new renovations. Public skating will still take place 7 days a week after opening night on October 13th, but with an extension to the weekend afternoon hours. Weekdays will still include skating from 11:30 to 1:30 pm, Friday and Saturday nights run from 6:30-9:30... more

Waterloo man wins Seneca Meadows’ tire count contest

Seneca Meadows, Inc. today announced that Robert Hummer of Waterloo is the winner of the company’s recycled tire count contest. Hummer submitted the closest guess to the actual number of tires recycled at Seneca Meadows between 1997 and August of 2017, and received a new set of Cooper Mastercraft Courser AXT tires from Tallmadge Tire for his Chevy... more

Hope Center hosts ribbon cutting in Penn Yan

Leaders of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates and Keuka Food Pantry volunteers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new community services center in Penn Yan. Laura Rossman, ProAction CEO said that the flood in May of 2014 began the process of having Yates County’s most-urgent needs a priority. The Hope Center hosted the ribbon cutting at 10 am. more

Willard Psychiatric Center patients buried in Ovid to be memorialized

A black granite monument with the names of 96 former Willard Psychiatric Center patients who died and were buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery will be dedicated at an ecumenical memorial celebration at 11 a.m. Friday. The New York State Office of Mental Health, the Willard Cemetery Memorial Project and the Catholic Diocese of Rochester will be co-hosts for the... more

Seneca Falls Canal Harbor sees influx of boaters for Locktoberfest (gallery)

Seneca Falls benefited from more boaters visiting this past weekend than usually visit in an entire month of October. With over 40 boats staying over for Saturday’s Locktoberfest, some arriving as early as Wednesday, Seneca Falls furthered its position as a key destination for the active boating community. Local boaters as well as boaters from outlying locations like Baldwinsville, Fairport,... more

Chamber to host ’emergency’ workshop session in Watkins Glen

The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses be prepared for emergencies. Brittany Gibson, of the Watkins Chamber, said that in light of recent events its important for all businesses to be prepared for emergencies of all shapes and sizes. On Tuesday, the Chamber will be hosting an “Emergency Preparedness for Business” think tank session, which will prepare... more

Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center celebrates 20 years

Twenty years is a milestone in any organization’s history, and the public is invited to celebrate this special occasion with Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. There will be free tours of the buildings and grounds, refreshments, and a continuous slide show of Cobblestone’s history, growth, and development. Cobblestone Springs is located at 4306... more
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