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Monday final matches set in Section V Class C & CC tennis tournament

The Section V Class C and Class CC girls tennis tournament semifinal matches were played on Saturday at Mendon Racquet Club setting up the following final matches on Monday… CLASS C SINGLES FINAL AT 4 PM: Lauren Robbins (Prattsburgh) vs. Hannah DelGatto (Naples) CLASS C DOUBLES FINAL AT 4 PM: Kelsey Arliss/Kaitlyn DeCola (Lyons) vs. Susie Moore/Kendra Pinckney (Prattsburgh) CLASS CC... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Charlie Evangelista talks elections, Ontario County (podcast)

On episode #73 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso is joined by Ontario County Elections Commissioner Charlie Evangelista to discuss a host of local issues, including some local races taking shape. Over the summer, Evangelista transitioned from serving on the Ontario County Board of Supervisors to serving as the chief elections official for Ontario County. The Democrat has... more

Two casual Finger Lakes restaurants bring the charm: restaurant review

The Finger Lakes culinary scene has its own personality. Whereas many of Rochester's newer restaurants lean toward urban industrial looks, those in the Finger Lakes often are more warm, artsy and sometimes a little quirky. Two examples worth visiting: Roots Cafe in Naples and The Elf in the Oak in Burdett. They are about an hour away from each other.... more

Auburn driver airlifted after two-car crash in Naples

On Tuesday at approximately 7:02 pm deputies responded to the intersection of State Rt. 245 and Parish Rd. In Naples for a reported crash with injuries. Investigators were able to determine that Royellis Inscho, 35, of Auburn was driving north on Rt. 245 when he struck 25-year-old Nicole Wright, of Naples, who was turning into Parish Rd. When the collision... more

Contest winners and hot deals at Naples Grape Festival

Quick poll: Nobody recalled a Naples Grape Festival as hot as this one, with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees both days for the weekend event. But it didn’t deter crowds from flooding the village of Naples for hot deals and more at the annual festival established in 1961. The event wrapped up at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Sponsored by the... more

GALLERY: Saturday at the 2017 Naples Grape Festival

The 2017 edition of the Naples Grape Festival kicked off on Saturday throughout the streets of the Vine Valley image. Large crowds attended on the first of the two day annual celebration of the grape harvest on an unseasonably warm September afternoon in the southwestern Ontario County village. Check out these 61 photos below from FingerLakes1.com on Saturday in Naples... more

FLX WEEKLY: Summer in September for Grapefest weekend in Naples (podcast)

The mid-summer warmth will continue into the third weekend of September and will make for perfect conditions for getting out to all that is happening across the Finger Lakes, including the annual Grape Festival in Naples. Get all the details on the forecast, discuss the week’s top stories at FingerLakes1.com, hear the local weekend sports line-up and more with Jessica... more

Naples mourns victims of fatal plane crash

The community is grieving the death of a Naples native, his wife and their two children, who died Friday in a plane crash in Colorado. Jeff Makepeace, 47; his wife Jennifer, 45; and their 10-year-old children, Addison and Benjamin, were flying from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah when the plane went down about 10 miles north of Glenwood Springs. A... more

Ontario County DA candidates spar at debate

The Grand Ballroom at The Inn on the Lake was the site of a biting exchange between the two Republican candidates for Ontario County district attorney Tuesday night during a debate hosted by the Three Men and a Microphone radio program. Moderated by the program’s Tim Thornton, the candidates faced a full house and a full range of questions coming... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Wayland man charged with DWI in Naples

A 33-year-old Wayland man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, after deputies observed him crossing the center line on State Route 21. Deputies charged Jonathan H. Sabo, of Wayland with driving while intoxicated, as well as several other tickets after he was stopped and revealed to have a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or more. The charges will be answered... more

Cash divide wide in Ontario County DA race

Kristina “Kitty” Karle has more than double the amount of cash in her kitty as her GOP opponent in the race for Ontario County district attorney. According to the last filing before the Sept. 12 primary, Karle has nearly $50,000, to just over $15,400 for Jim Ritts. The pre-primary report for the campaign filings at the New York State Board... more

What are lowest rated bridges in Ontario County?

With just a few more weeks left before the start of a new school year, area families are busy wrapping up vacations, road trips and the annual treks “over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house.” But have you ever wondered about the safety of these summer jaunts — particularly the portion “over the river”? New York state... more

Hospeace House welcomes director in Naples

Jennifer Emmons, a registered nurse experienced in hospice care, took the helm Monday of the newly formed comfort care home opening at Hospeace House. “I am so blessed to have this opportunity,” said Emmons, a Naples native familiar with Hospeace House, which operated for more than a decade as a four-bed, state-certified hospice. Hospeace is scheduled to reopen later this... more

Eco-friendly vacation homes sprout up near Naples

Years ago, Ed Bebko was in the comedy business running the Buffalo Comix Cafe in Buffalo and later, Comix Cafe in Rochester. Both clubs eventually closed, and more recently, Bebko turned to a life off the grid. That life is planted on a 30-acre property in the woods, entirely solar powered, with three vacation homes called Shangri-La. “I love nature,”... more

Naples CSD teaching kids and staff to be positive online

Naples CSD teaching kids and staff to be positive online
Equipment to introduce elementary school children to coding and computer programming is included in the Naples Central School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan recently approved by the state Smart Schools Review Board. Technology purchases include a Lego EV3 set, the coding programming component; along with a Padcaster to film various projects, events and programs; a large screen monitor; and a... more
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