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Finger Lakes tourism confidence grows, environmental threats loom

Finger Lakes tourism confidence grows, environmental threats loom
Confidence is high in the Finger Lakes tourism industry, though not without worry about environmental threats and other concerns. Three professionals in local tourism shared their take Thursday on what is happening based on key points revealed in a recent survey by DestinationFLX. Michael Mills, founder of the DestinationFLX promotional/event platform, hosted the panel with about 25 guests attending the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Wine & Herbs, Seneca7 and Wild Water Derby for the last weekend of April (podcast)
There is a lot going on in the Finger Lakes for the last weekend of April. The Seneca7 relay around Seneca Lake, Wine & Herb Weekend on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, and the WIld Water Derby on Shortsville highlight the slate of event. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Sydney Rogers and Josh Durso to get your weekend weather outlook,... more

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450
A report by Bloomberg offers a possible glimpse at how much it could cost to attend this summer’s Woodstock festival. Bloomberg reports tickets will cost around $450, citing festival organizer Michael Lang. Woodstock 50 is set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen. Tickets were originally supposed to go on sale April 22. WENY in Elmira reported sales were... more

New sign unveiled at Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen

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Representatives of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and New York State Canal Corporation were joined by local officials to unveil a new 3-sided sign at the Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen on Wednesday. The sign shares the history of Watkins Glen as a canal town and includes a walk zone map to help visitors find nearby services. Judy... more

New executive director chosen by Finger Lakes Wine Alliance

New executive director chosen by Finger Lakes Wine Alliance
The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance has announced Carmela Barbagallo will serve as the organization’s executive director, a news release issued Wednesday said. Barbagallo comes from a background in marketing, wine sales, events, business and restaurant management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Rochester. The Citizen:... more

Schuyler Hospital breaks ground on massive, two-part development project

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Tuesday marked the groundbreaking ceremony for Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health System, which kicked off the construction of a new 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Medical Surgical inpatient unit. Phase one of the two-part development is to be completed by July 2020. The project is being made possible by a $10.3 Million New York State Statewide Health Care Facility... more

Permit for Woodstock 50 under review

Permit for Woodstock 50 under review
Tickets have not yet gone on sale for Woodstock 50 with no clear answers on the delay. The festival organizers were reportedly putting the tickets up for sale on April 22, marking Earth Day. However, on the day in question, the event’s website still said ‘coming soon’ with no information released by organizers as to what caused the delay. News10NBC... more

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019
Stepping away from plastic and towards more environmentally friendly options, Wegmans is cutting down on plastic. Company representatives said it will do away with disposable plastic bags before the New York state deadline in March 2020. Wegmans plans to make the change by the end of the year. However, it’s not the only change customers should expect to see. Company... more

Woodstock 50: Ticket sale date and pricing details still unclear

Woodstock 50: Ticket sale date and pricing details still unclear
Tickets for Woodstock 50 will be “on sale soon,” according to the anniversary festival’s website. But, it appears that will not be as soon as originally planned. While organizers and the event’s site originally said tickets would go on sale Monday, the site on Saturday was updated to simply say they would be "on sale soon." Details regarding ticket prices... more

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day
Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads, highways and other locations. State,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... more

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.

Police investigate fatal three-car crash in Schuyler Co.
The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office reports that they investigated a three-car fatal crash on Thursday, which occurred a little before 1 p.m. The crash occurred on State Route 13 in the Town of Cayuta. Investigation revealed that Annette, M. Osborn, 50, of Campbell was traveling south on Route 13 when she crossed the center line and struck the side of... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner
The New York Beef Council enticed five culinary schools from across New York State to experience a two-day “Farm to Fork” Beef Tour and Cooking Competition here in the Finger Lakes April 11 and 12. This event was made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Council. Five culinary schools, SUNY Cobleskill, Erie Community College, SUNY... more

Rep. Reed raises $347K in Q1 of 2019

Rep. Reed raises
Congressman Tom Reed’s re-election bid is off to a hot start, according to a press release issued by his campaign. Reed, a Republican from Corning, raised more than $347,000 in the first quarter of 2019. It’s more than 15-times that of his Democratic challengers – Tracy Mitrano and Dr. Scott Noren. Mitrano unsuccessfully ran against Reed in 2018, and quickly... more

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored

Influence of farm-to-table movement in Finger Lakes explored
Chefs using locally sourced food to create menu offerings is a growing phenomenon in the Finger Lakes. It’s also the subject of a day-long program at two locations in Geneva. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the “al fresco” conference that will explore the influence of the farm-to-table movement and agritourism on the local culture and economy. It’s scheduled... more
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