31st annual holiday parade set to take place later this month in Auburn

Everyone loves a parade, and Downtown Auburn is a great place to see one. On Saturday, November 25, the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District and the City of Auburn will present “Miracle on Genesee Street,” and the 31st Annual Holiday Parade. This parade is a popular custom, beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of East Genesee and North Fulton... more

Ithaca College student and production partner win prestigious award

Kyle Arnold, a senior in the Journalism Department at Ithaca College, developed, along with Ismael Byers from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, a short film called, “Solitude: A Companion Abroad,” documenting the four months the two men spent studying in Chile at the renowned Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago. Although the weather was always hot while there from February... more

“Keuka Holidays” wine trail gets residents into the holiday spirit

Local residents were able to get a jump start at ringing in the holiday season with the annual “Keuka Holidays” wine trail. The tour was hosted at Heron Hill Winery and sponsored by the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Ticket holders were able to travel to seven different wineries, collecting ornaments and trying out different wines. When visitors started the trail,... more

Canandaigua’s 11th annual Christkindl to be bigger than ever

It’s a sure sign the holidays are near. A series of sprawling tents go up on the grounds of the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, and the Canandaigua Christkindl Market is open for business. The 11th annual festival is set to run this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, and it’s got more juried artisans, vendors and festivities... more

It’ll be a Wonderful (busy) Life in Seneca Falls

Plans are being finalized for the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival on Dec. 8 through 10. The festival emphasizes the belief held by many in this community that the Bedford Falls setting for the classic 1946 Frank Capra movie was Seneca Falls, a place Capra visited in the 1940s. The similarities between Seneca Falls of the 1940s and Bedford... more

Sen. Helming announces funding for county fairs throughout district

Senator Pam Helming today announced that six county fairs in our region will receive state funding to help them improve their facilities and promote New York agriculture. The 2017 Agricultural Fairgrounds Infrastructure Improvement Program that Senator Helming supported was approved as part of this year’s state budget. Fifty-two local fairs around the state earned a combined $5 million that will... more

Organizers highlight new events scheduled for ‘It’s a Wonderful Weekend’

With just 6 weeks left for preparation, organizers of It’s A Wonderful Life Festival are busy preparing for the nearly 15,000 visitors expected during the 3 day December festival. Many new events have been planned to add to the already full three-day schedule as Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls, the fictional town made famous by Frank Capra’s 1946 film... 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

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

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

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

Locktoberfest set to go in Seneca Falls this weekend

This weekend marks the first Locktoberfest celebration in Seneca Falls. Offering events for the young and old alike, it will be a full day of activities and Live entertainment. The entire event will be held on the North side of the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor on Saturday the 7th of October. The day will kick-off with the Seneca Falls Rotary... more

del Lago gives over $2K for healthy food locally

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses and nonprofits. The resort and casino is sincerely committed to improving the quality of life in the community by forging strong partnerships with organizations that impact the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Through sponsorships, donation of in-kind services, and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Previewing Locktoberfest in Seneca Falls (podcast)

On another edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Dennis Scannell, who is working to put together this year’s first annual Locktoberfest. The festival in Seneca Falls, which will take place along the canal harbor will bring thousands from around the state and U.S. to the community to celebrate a valued resource. . more

Seneca Falls Farmers Market celebrates Cider Week

In tribute to the Fall season and Finger Lakes Cider Week, the Seneca Falls Farmers Market will feature three local cider makers throughout the market day on Wednesday, October 4th from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Black Duck Cidery of Ovid; Lake Drum Brewing of Geneva; and Three Brothers Winery of Fayette will be at the market sampling their unique... more

Gallery: First day of Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

Ithaca’s annual Apple Harvest Festival is officially underway and people are gathered on the Commons for apples and fall festivities. This year marks the third year that Littletree Orchards has participated in the festival. Their apple cider donuts are a popular favorite with a line stretching through the Commons. IthacaVoice.com: Check out the Gallery more

World Canals Conference attendees visit Seneca Knitting Mill by boat

About 55 people attending the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse arrived, appropriately, by boat Wednesday to visit the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mills. They traveled up the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from the west through the canal locks and docked on the south side of the canal, close to the historic limestone... more

Hunt Country Harvest Festival is Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

The Hunt Family will be hosting their 28th annual Harvest Festival at Hunt Country Vineyards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. It’s going to be an excellent fall weekend event for the whole family. There will be grape stomping and tours of the seventh generation farm by hay... more
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