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New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County
A new beer festival this weekend will not only offer guests food, live music and samples from several state craft beverage producers, but also the opportunity to meet new people. Happening Saturday at the Springside Inn, the inaugural Owasco Lake Fall Craft Beer Festival is a collaboration between inn owner Sean Lattimore and Octane Social House owner Robert Otterstatter. Read... more

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K
Ithaca’s Waterfront Trail was a celebration Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon and 5K. Participants sported pink and colorful gear, musicians along the way filled the route with music, and in total about 830 people turned out to support the local organization that makes sure people affected by cancer do not face it alone. This year,... more

PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva draws crowd from around the region

PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva over the weekend
– Photos by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a reporter for FL1 News, and can be reached at gabriel@fingerlakes1.com.     more

FLX WEEKLY: Oktoberfest in Geneva, Naples Grape Festival & Tabora Farm in Dundee (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Oktoberfest in Geneva, Naples Grape Festival & Tabora Farms in Dundee (podcast)
Kelly Anne Guilfoyle of the Geneva BID is in-studio to talk about Saturday’s first annual FLX Oktoberfest Block Party in Geneva. We preview this weekend’s Grape Festival in Naples and review a trip to Tabora Farms Winery & Bakery in Dundee. We’ll preview the weekend weather, local sports line-up, and check out some great photos from the past week in... more

Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th

Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th
The Cayuga Health System, comprised of Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center, is partnering with Schuyler County Public Health to bring the second annual Schuyler Family Fit Fest to Montour Falls on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Schuyler Family Fit Fest will feature Strong Kids Safe Kids and other health-oriented interactive activities, combined with food, entertainment, games and giveaways.  Plus,... more

Waterloo band set to march in Veterans Day parade in Big Apple

Waterloo band set to march in Veterans Day parade in Big Apple
Fundraising is winding down for the Waterloo High Marching Band trip to New York City to participate in the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 down Fifth Avenue. The 85-member junior and senior high band has been raising money all summer to pay for the trip. The band was invited because it represents a community that is recognized by Congress... more

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop
The United States Vintage Grand Prix is back at Watkins Glen this weekend. The Grand Prix festival celebrated the history of post-World War II road racing from 1948-1952. One event attendee said this was a special time for her and the family. “We just came up to watch the cars race, we stayed up at the campground,” said an event... more

NYS Fair breaks attendance record for fourth year in a row, brings in $100M

NYS Fair breaks attendance record for fourth straight year
Gov. Cuomo announced Monday that the NYS Fair has broken its all-time attendance record for the fourth year in a row. More than 1.3 million people and counting have attended the NYS Fair this year, with the number sure to grow by the end of the day Monday. People from 28 states and six European countries attended the Fair this... more

NY State Fair butter sculpture to be recycled

NY State Fair butter sculpture to be recycled
As the New York State Fair comes to a close, the centerpiece butter sculpture won’t be going to waste. On Tuesday, the inedible sculpture will be delivered to Noblehurst Farms in Livingston County. They’ll be converting the butter into renewable energy to power the dairy farm there. It will also be used as liquid fertilizer for local crops. Continue reading... more

How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?

How well do you know the history of The Great New York State Fair?
The Great New York State Fair has a long history with many milestone moments. Here are some keys ones you can use to stump your friends while out at the fairgrounds: 1832 – In February the New York State Agricultural Society was founded in Albany by a group of farmers, legislators, and others to promote agricultural improvement and local fairs. 1841 –... more

Police: Syracuse man charged with hate crime for attacking gay couple at NYS Fair

Police: Syracuse man charged with hate crime for attacking gay couple at NYS Fair
A Syracuse man was arrested at the NYS Fair after harassing and attacking a gay couple walking towards their car from the Breaking Benjamin concert on Saturday night, according to State Police. Nicholas Ferlanda, 27, from Syracuse, allegedly approached the couple in the Orange parking lot and followed them into the Brown parking lot, yelling anti-LGBTQ slurs at them as... more
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