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Finger Lakes or bust: how wineries are taking innovative approaches to changing climate

The winters of 2014 and 2015 dealt Tom and Susan Higgins, the owners of Heart & Hands Wine Co. in the Finger Lakes, a one-two punch that left them concerned about the viability of their business. It started with the fierce winter of 2014. January and February temperatures were a roller coaster ride from highs near 50, rapidly dipping down... more

NOW HIRING: Finger Lakes Premier Properties looking to expand housekeeping team

Finger Lakes Premier Properties is a team of industry leaders specializing in vacation rental management and lakefront real estate sales of properties in the Finger Lakes Region. Our team has represented the Finger Lakes for over 25 years. We are seeking energetic and detail oriented individuals to join our housekeeping team this summer! As part of the FLPP team, our employees’ efforts allow guests... more

Legacy of the Hon. Frederic T. Henry recalled in Ontario County

Because he was so humble, the Hon. Frederic T. Henry Jr. may not have wanted a ceremony and moment of silence in his honor, daughter Jan Henry said. But she said she is sure the late judge was smiling from above anyway. “He was very well loved and deserving of it,” said Henry, shortly after a remembrance of his life... more

Brittany’s Law fails to reach Assembly floor before session ends for 8th time

Another year without action on Brittany’s Law. It had been passed by New York State Senate for an eighth time, but again, the measure failed to get to the Assembly floor for the crucial next step. Dale Driscoll, grandmother of Brittany Passalacqua – whom the proposed legislation is named after – was on Inside the FLX earlier this week, speaking... more

FLX WEEKLY: Primed up for another June weekend in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

School’s out and the summer is officially underway this weekend. Join Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso & Jim Sinicropi for a look at your weekend event options, weather forecast, sports line-up, and some great local photos from across the region over the past few days. Find out what iconic piece of movie history is on display in Ithaca, where the live... more

Canandaigua schools have festive last day

The walk is only about a half mile, but it’s the beginning of Canandaigua Middle Schoolers’ four-year journey on their way to graduation from Canandaigua Academy, where they learned about the expanded opportunities awaiting them in September. Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine Thursday morning as more than 200 eighth-graders left their school for the last time for the short... more

Proposed arts center funding match is met in Canandaigua

This could be an example of just how excited the community is about the proposed Fort Hill Performing Arts Center. The Sands Family and Constellation Brands Inc. contributed an initial gift of $500,000 — and on Thursday, the center’s board of directors announced a matching gift of $500,000 to be used toward the renovation of Canandaigua Academy’s former auditorium, which... more

Naples’ Sherwood part of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Geva

Carl Perkins is surely the unsung hero of rock and roll. He was there at the beginning, making music for Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, which also discovered the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. But most casual music fans, if they know him at all, know him simply as the writer of “Blue... more

Geneva developer sees big future in solar housing

The Lake Tunnel Solar Village is the first solar-powered housing project in the city, but it won’t be the last, said developer Ryan Wallace. A groundbreaking celebration is set for Thursday for the $8.53 million solar village on three acres of formerly city-owned land on Elizabeth Blackwell Street by Lake Tunnel Solar Village LLC, an outgrowth of SmallGrid. Meanwhile, Wallace... more

Geneva woman cleared of welfare fraud, other charges

A jury cleared a Geneva woman of welfare fraud and two other charges following a three-day trial earlier this year. Nia M. McCall was found not guilty of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree welfare fraud and fourth-degree grand larceny. The trial in Ontario County Court began March 5 and ended two days later. McCall had been accused... more

Volunteers needed to shore up Canandaigua Lake shoreline

Ask not what you can do for your country or city; instead, ask, “What am I supposed to do with this rock?” The city is looking for a few volunteer rock stars this Saturday to help remove rocks from Canandaigua Lake in the Kershaw Park area. According to Mayor Ellen Polimeni, small rocks along the shore have been thrown into... more

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium partners with L.L.Bean and Keuka Lake State Park to offer summer programs

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) is excited to announce a partnership with L.L.Bean and Keuka Lake State Park, to offer a series of six free outdoor clinics this summer. Each clinic will be taught by L.L.Bean experts from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Keuka Lake State Park pavilion. There will be no park entrance fee required for... more

Geneva Light Opera presents Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” on stage at the Smith Opera House in July

For its 11th summer season offering, Geneva Light Opera presents Rossini’s rollicking comic opera, “The Barber of Seville,” with an outstanding cast of artists this summer in the historic Smith Opera House. The intriguing tale of a clever young woman, her eager lover, and their resourceful accomplice, “The Barber of Seville” is a tuneful testament to wit and romance. Three... more

Teen charged with choking brother during domestic incident

Deputies say a 17-year-old Geneva resident was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a domestic incident involving his younger brother. According to authorities Marco T. Espana, 17, of Geneva was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing after a physical altercation with his brother. Deputies say he was transported... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Brittany’s Law passes in Senate for eighth time, still no vote in Assembly

On Monday New York State Senate passed Brittany’s Law. It wasn’t the first, second, or third time the proposed legislation had gotten through one of the state’s chambers. It was the eighth. The legislation would establish a violent offender’s registry, and was named after 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua, who was brutally murdered along with her mother, 34-year-old Helen Buchel, in Geneva... more

Bloomfield students set sights on Peru for next service project

Students at Bloomfield High School are again preparing for a trip to Latin America to help people less fortunate than themselves. They will be giving up a large part of their Christmas holiday vacation to help with a continuing project to build a girls’ dormitory in the Sacred Valley of Peru and complete an infrastructure service project for a Quechua... more
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