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Seneca Falls to host Locktoberfest along canal next month

The New York State Canal Corporation has chosen Seneca Falls as one of the five locations throughout New York State to hold Locktoberfest which is a festival celebrating Autumn on the Canalways system. The event incorporates community markets, local artwork, Taste NY products, entertainment, and children’s activities. Collaborating with the Canal Corporation and partnering with I Love NY, Taste NY,... more

Cayuga County Fair and Big 6 will combine for 2018

It's official. The Cayuga County Fair and the Remember the Big 6 Picnic and 4-H Youth Country Fair will combine in 2018 at Emerson Park. It will take place July 26 to 28. Robin Bartholomew, treasurer and secretary of the agricultural society, told Cayuga County legislators the news at a Planning Committee meeting Tuesday night. Many on the committee clapped.... more

‘I was shocked’: Auburn chef celebrates win in NYS Fair food truck competition

Michael Tonzi almost missed the awards ceremony. His business, Tonzi's Catering Company of Auburn, was one of 17 entrants in the New York State Fair's Taste NY Food Truck Competition Saturday. The awards were scheduled to be announced at 7:30 p.m. at Chevy Court, the fair's main concert venue. Ten minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, Tonzi unsuccessfully... more

A festive farewell to summer on Canandaigua Lake

An annual Ring of Fire observance around Canandaigua Lake began well before dusk again this year, and was celebrated with story, song and dance. The bonfires, flares and fireworks followed at nightfall, as families and friends gathered to mark the end of another summer and passage into autumn. In mid-afternoon, Middlesex Heritage Group hosted its 26th annual Seneca Heritage Day... more

Macedon Center to hold Community Lumberjack Festival

The 35th annual Community Lumberjack Festival is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at Macedon Center Fireman’s Field, 2481 Canandaigua Road, Macedon. Gates will open at 8 a.m. both days. The Sept. 9 amateur competition will start at 9 a.m. with events including log rolling, two-man crosscut, bucksaw, chainsaw, log chop and fire starting. Local lumberjacks are encouraged to participate. Equipment and... 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

Founders Day spotlights Auburn Correctional Facility’s officers

It may have been a presentation for the Auburn Correctional Facility at the Founders Day celebration in Auburn, but a good chunk of the focus was on corrections officers. Officers were hailed for their efforts at a presentation Saturday recognizing the institution, which will be 200 years old this year. The events, in which various corrections officials and government officials... more

Canandaigua festival serves as a fine time for NY wine

Meg McLaughlin welcomed the opportunity to visit the New York State Wine Festival for the first time Saturday. The Rochester resident knows there are so many wineries in the state and Finger Lakes, in particular. And with 20 New York wineries offering samples — and bottles for sale — during the two-day festival, the host New York Wine and Culinary... more

Yates County Fair dedicates new building to Andersen

A new dining pavilion, relocated from its former location at Big Doug’s Meaner Weiner in Indian Pines, has been erected on the Yates County Fairgrounds, and dedicated to the long-serving director and president of the Yates County Fair Board, John Andersen. At the dedication ceremony, Andersen was introduced and lauded by his granddaughter, Maren Andersen. “I am sure you all... more

SCHEDULE: Empire Farm Days this week in Seneca Falls

Empire Farm Days will be hosted by Rodman Lott & Sons Farms located along State Route 414 in Seneca Falls on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Tuesday and Wednesday hours of operation will run from 9 am through 5 pm, and the event will wrap up on Thursday running from 9 am until 4 pm. There will be shuttle... more

Canandaiga Pride shows through in new district website

Canandaiga Pride shows through in new district website
Canandaigua schools are busting with pride, and it shows on their new website launched Aug. 1. “When you look at it now, you see pride,” said Canandaigua City Schools Superintendent Jamie Far. “You see the excitement around learning. You see the focus on children. We’re trying to highlight all the positives that Canandaigua has to offer.” To illustrate that pride... more

Festival celebrates Owasco Lake, showcases conservation

Owasco Lake Day is a day dedicated to celebrating Owasco Lake and educating people on the lake's importance, Owasco Watershed Lake Association President Bob Brower said. What better way to celebrate the lake than taking people out on a boat tour so they can experience it themselves? Those who attended Sunday's festival at Emerson Park had the opportunity to take... more

Everybody wins on the Farmington Volunteer Fire Association’s carnival day

Five-year-old Aiden Lair had a lot to smile about Saturday as he trotted from one carnival ride to the next. Under his arm he clutched a giant stuffed shark, won when he picked the right plastic duck out of the water at the Pick a Lucky Duck game. Aiden and his 3-year-old sister, Kinsey Lair, can thank their aunt, Jackie... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more

Family fun abounds at Wheat Harvest Festival in King Ferry

Those who made the trek over to the Wheat Harvest Festival in King Ferry Saturday were greeted by sights at various points of the day such as tractors, horses, Irish dancing and children frolicking on a bounce house. The annual event — which has been operating for over 20 years — was abuzz with activity, with different games, vendors, foods,... more

Canal Jam 2017 announced for Waterloo over Labor Day Weekend

The Second Annual Canal Jam has been announced by organizers for Waterloo this Labor Day Weekend. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success as hundreds came out to support local musicians and much more. Festival producer Lee Bieber reiterated his commitment to Waterloo by working to create a family-friendly, music-centered event over Labor Day Weekend that the entire community can... more

Local Elks Lodge to host car show to benefit cerebral palsy research

Seneca Falls Elks Lodge #992 will host the 1st Annual Car Show to Benefit Cerebral Palsy on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The event, organized by Trustee John Velte will take place at the hosting lodge, located 2221 West Bayard St. in Seneca Falls. Dash plaques will be provided for the first 100 cars, food, drinks, raffles, and music at the... more

Cruisin’ Night brings out oldies and goodies

America has long had a love affair with cars. That was evident at Friday night’s annual Geneva Business Improvement District-sponsored Cruisin’ Night downtown. This year’s event, held on a clear, cool evening, attracted thousands of visitors. Old and new cars and trucks and a growing number of motorcycles lined Seneca, Exchange and Castle Streets to be admired, talked about, analyzed... more
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