Category: Tourism

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of the Trinity Church in Geneva (podcast)

WATCH & LISTEN: Discussing the future of Trinity Church in Geneva on Inside the FLX (podcast)

What’s the best case scenario for a sprawling, historic church that doesn’t have enough of a congregation to support it’s maintenance and future? Between 2010 and 2015 church redevelopment projects nearly tripled across the U.S. That’s according to a survey, which highlighted ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as ... MORE
Options, more proposed charging stations, spark interest in electric cars

Options, more proposed charging stations, spark interest in electric cars

The electric car maker Tesla sparked some excitement on Wednesday with the news of a new service center in Henrietta. But, the town leaders quickly pulled the plug on the idea, at least for now. Town leaders said they never received the ... MORE
Seneca County renews room occupancy tax for three more years

Seneca County renews room occupancy tax for three more years

Seneca County wants to raise its room occupancy tax to 4 or 5 percent. But it has had to settle for renewing its 3 percent tax for another three years. The county has been unable to convince local state lawmakers to introduce ... MORE
Odd pricing structure for

Odd price structure for some E-ZPass users could hurt tourism along Thruway, per report

You may have heard, the New York State Thruway will soon have all-electronic tolls, which means no more booths. But will a rule you may not know exist, stay in place when the change takes place? Pat Taney was asked to look ... MORE
Wayne County rescinds state of emergency for boaters on bays

Wayne County rescinds state of emergency for boaters on bays

A State of Emergency on certain bays in Wayne County has been lifted by the Wayne County Board of Supervisors. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Wednesday morning that the no wake policy is no longer in effect for Sodus Bay, East ... MORE
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More than a dozen projects ID’d by Cuomo for Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Penn Yan

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced 15 transformational projects for Penn Yan as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in Penn Yan highlight its historic mixed-use core, the Lake Street commercial corridor, a robust craft food and ... MORE
Prices at the pump continue to drop, according to AAA

Prices at the pump continue to drop, according to AAA

According to AAA, todays national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.65. The price has dropped down six cents from last week. The New York State average is $2.84, which is down two cents from last week. In its latest ... MORE
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Question about Canadian motorists and cashless tolling get answered by Hochul

Question about Canadian motorists, cashless tolling get answered by Hochul

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said Canadians who drive on New York state toll roads are required to pay and promised the state will take the necessary steps to collect money. Currently, cashless tolling exists at the Grand Island bridges in Western New ... MORE
Expert says busy year coming for toxic algae blooms in FLX

Expert says busy year coming for toxic algae blooms in FLX

The first suspicious algal blooms of the season have been reported on Conesus, Honeoye, Otisco and Keuka lakes, although none has been confirmed with high toxins — yet.  But conditions are ripe for severe outbreaks later this summer, according to a leading ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Discussing the latest headlines in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Future of the Depot, Musselman, and War with Con Ed (podcast)

This week on The Debrief Podcast, Josh Durso is joined by Jackie Augustine and Ted Baker to discuss the week’s biggest headlines. The trio will discuss the latest on the waste-elimination efforts in Ontario County; the future of a galvanizing plant at ... MORE
Constitutional concerns remain about mobile sports betting

Constitutional concerns remain about mobile sports betting

Allowing bets on sporting events on mobile devices continued to stall at the Capitol on Tuesday, as Democrats in the Assembly continue to have concerns over the measure’s constitutionality. The bill, approved in the state Senate on Monday, would allow sports bets ... MORE
Millions expected to travel for July 4th holiday, according to AAA

Millions expected to travel for July 4th holiday, according to AAA

A record-breaking 49-Million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day. According to AAA, that is nearly 2 million more travelers than last year. 41 million people plan to travel by car, while just less than 4 million by plane. INRIX, a ... MORE
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Facial recognition at ROC Airport about to ‘take off’

Facial recognition at ROC Airport about to ‘take off’

There’s a new form of security coming to the Greater Rochester International Airport. Facial recognition technology is part of the nearly $80 million in upgrades completed last fall. The high-tech new measure will feature the latest software from IK Systems, Inc. in ... MORE
DMV encourages New Yorkers to get REAL ID ahead of summer travel season

DMV encourages New Yorkers to get REAL ID ahead of summer travel season

With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summer travel season, the Department of Motor Vehicles reminded New Yorkers to make sure they are prepared for future travel. According to the federal REAL ID Act, which begins October 1, 2020, a REAL ID-compliant ... MORE
AAA: Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend

AAA: Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and many Americans will be celebrating away! AAA says nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Memorial Day weekend in what will be the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA starting tracking ... MORE
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WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video

WATCH: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance 100 year commemorative video

On April 25, 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance founders came together in Auburn, New York to organize a cooperative to promote tourism in the region. 100 years later the tourism industry in the region has grown beyond their wildest expectations. Below ... MORE