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Canandaigua’s MLK celebration set for Monday

The City of Canandaigua will present the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration at noon Monday, Jan. 15,at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St. in Canandaigua. Mayor Ellen Polimeni will preside as Mistress of Ceremonies. “The City of Canandaigua is proud to honor the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by continuing... more

Hope Walk offers aid grants in Yates

Hope Walk of Yates County, the local fundraising organization dedicated to helping cancer patients receive treatment, is now offering annual grants for residents of Yates County who are undergoing treatment. The HWYC Board, Dawn & Marty Shipman, Pat Moravec, and Ron Miller, say that 23 grants have been given out on a case-by-case, trial basis over the past few months,... more

Wickham ends tenure as manager of Empire Farm Days

Melanie Wickham’s name is nearly synonymous with Empire Farm Days. After 32 years as organizer and manager of the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast, Wickham is leaving. A town of Seneca resident in Ontario County, Wickham has served as executive director of the Empire State Potato Growers Inc., which sponsors Empire Farm Days every August. Since 1988,... more

‘Another wonderful Yates Christmas Program distribution!’

The Yates Christmas Program had another successful year, continuing a more than three-decade-long effort to serve the at-need families of Yates County. This year, YCP at the Penn Yan Armory served 719 children and 299 families, while the Penn Yan First Presbyterian Church site served 529 children, 233 families, and 473 adults. YCP Director Donna Johnston says to all their... more

IT’S A WONDERFUL RUN: Watch the official race video as over 5,000 enter 5K in Seneca Falls on Saturday (video)

Over 5,000 runners & walkers entered this year’s It’s A Wonderful Run 5K and crossed the George Bailey Bridge on Saturday in Seneca Falls as part of the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. The below video shows activities in downtown Seneca Falls in the afternoon and the popular 5K run/walk which begins at dusk when the actress who played Zu-Zu,... more

Batty brothers win George Bailey Award

Twins Reginald and Andy Batty have been selected to receive the 14th annual George Bailey Award at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wesleyan Chapel on Fall Street. Reg Batty will accept the award on behalf of himself and his brother, who died Aug. 2. The Batty twins were born in 1925 and moved to Seneca Falls in 1938. The nomination... more

It’s a Wonderful Life Festival underway in Seneca Falls

The It’s a Wonderful Life Festival is underway in Seneca Falls. Thousands made their way into the sleepy town as it was revived as the venue set in the classic Film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “We come up every year for this event,” Allen Picshaw, a Pennsylvania resident said as he grabbed a cup of hot chocolate for his daughter.... more

IT’S A WONDERFUL SCHEDULE: Events crowd festival schedule in Seneca Falls

Beginning Thursday Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls for the annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. It’s a holiday tradition for the small town of little more than 9,000 residents. It serves as a boon for businesses in the community, and provides residents with a break from the holiday norms. This year’s festival features the typical events and promotions put... more

FLX WEEKLY: It’s a wonderful weekend ahead in Seneca Falls (podcast)

With just three weekends left until Christmas the holiday events are picking up across the region. There is no bigger event this December than the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls set for Friday-Sunday with the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K on Saturday. Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso have all the details including your weekend... more

Ice Fest and Chowder Cook-Off Energizes Ithaca

Downtown Ithaca invites you to attend one of its greatest wintertime spectacles — the annual Ice Festival. This beloved three-day, multifaceted celebration, now on its 11th year, pairs a nationally-sanctioned and highly competitive ice carving competition featuring some of the country’s best carvers with a day-long chowder cook-off where local restaurants aim to garner public votes for their freshly prepared... more

It’s a Wonderful Life Festival activities outlined by organizers

Many new events will be taking place at this weekend’s It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in ‘The Real Bedford Falls’, Seneca Falls, NY. This year’s annual IAWL Festival boasts more than 90 scheduled events during the three-day festival. “There is lots of excitement in this little town as we prepare for the over 15,000 visitors expected from all over the... more

Seneca Community Players to perform this weekend

Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, a live radio play based on the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be performed Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Community Players who have been entertaining visitors to the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival with this reprisal of the original Lux Soap sponsored radio program from 1947, has gathered nearly two... more

Road closures announced ahead of ‘It’s a Wonderful Run’ in Seneca Falls

On Monday the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department announced road closures and delays, which will be associated with this weekend’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Run 5K’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Festival’. Officials say there will be traffic delays and detours. Roads in the area of the race will close around 4:40 pm on Saturday and not reopen until 6:30... more

Starshine 2017: Lighting the way for the holiday season in Penn Yan

Every year Penn Yan celebrates the arrival of the holiday season with Starshine. It brings the Christmas spirit to the community, which proudly supports the annual event. This year activities included horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, cookie decorating and a bounce house on the streets of Penn Yan. Starshine also featured several tents set up with crafts, food, and... more

A Cayuga Christmas: Lakeside community holds yearly tree-lighting ceremony

The holiday season officially began in the village of Cayuga on Friday evening with the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas celebration. The event began with homemade chili, soups, cookies and hot chocolate prepared and served by members of the congregation at the Cayuga United Methodist Church and continued across Center Street with the official lighting of the village Christmas tree... more

Holiday parade spreads Christmas cheer in Auburn

Onlookers couldn’t help but turn their eyes to the pink bunny man on Genesee Street. David Gilmore, in a costume modeled after a bunny suit worn by the main character in the film “A Christmas Story,” walked Saturday night with his partner in pink, his 3-year-old daughter Payton, who was dressed as Poppy from the movie “Trolls.” The reason for... more

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
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