Category: Watkins Glen

Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, which is typically held on Watkins Glen has been cancelled. Organizers made the announcement on Friday. The event normally happens at Watkins Glen International. Events that were scheduled for June have been pushed to October. The Wine ... MORE
NASCAR plans to return to Watkins Glen for August race

NASCAR plans to return to Watkins Glen for August race

NASCAR is returning, and that means an August race is Watkins Glen will happen. That race is scheduled for August 16th and remains on the books for NASCAR. However, at this time there won’t be any fans at the event. At least ... MORE
Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

The Watkins Glen music duo ‘Sons of a Beach’ has written a song about what we took for granted before the Pandemic titled “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”. Proceeds from downloads of the song will be donated to Pandemic Relief ... MORE
Top 3 finishes to a Watkins Glen NASCAR race this century

Top 3 finishes to a Watkins Glen NASCAR race this century

Watkins Glen is not only steeped in tradition as a former US F1 Grand Prix circuit, but also unique for being one of just two road circuits in NASCAR – the other being located in Sonoma, CA. Far removed from the oval ... MORE
Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

For 26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway of dozens of vendors and music-makers, and watch or participate in the “almost-famous” Cardboard Boat ... MORE
Watkins Glen boys roll into Section IV Class C title game

Watkins Glen boys roll into Section IV Class C title game

The Watkins Glen boys basketball team rolled to the Section IV Class C final with a 63-52 win over Greene in the Class C semi-final. Adam Pastore led the Senecas with 24 points. Watkins Glen will meet Newfield in the section final ... MORE
Ice Bar opens in Watkins Glen for this weekend

Ice Bar opens in Watkins Glen for this weekend

The annual ‘Ice Bar’ in Watkins Glen kicked off Thursday night and had people moving and grooving. Outside the Harbor Hotel featured numerous ice bars, sculptures, and games like tabletop ice hockey and corn hole. While inside, people could enjoy local food, ... MORE
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Watkins Glen Chamber leader resigns unexpectedly

Changes have come to the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce. The Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Executive Director Rebekah Carroll. She was hired in October 2008 to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer. She was named CEO ... MORE
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Watkins Glen man accused of never delivering construction supplies in Seneca County

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 52-year-old Watkins Glen man following an investigation into construction supplies. Christopher Burchell, 52, of Watkins Glen was arrested on a warrant issued out of Lodi Town Court after he was paid to ... MORE
Captain Bill’s building closing in Watkins Glen

Captain Bill’s building closing in Watkins Glen

Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises gift shop is coming down to make room for a new terminal. All items in the gift shop are being liquidated at a 50% discount until Nov. 3. No plans for the new terminal have been made ... MORE
Watkins Glen State Park reopens trail

Watkins Glen State Park reopens trail

Trails were added and reopened today at two Finger Lakes State Parks. Hikers in the Finger Lakes Region have more places to explore, with a long-closed trail at Watkins Glen State Park restored and reopened, and an expanded trail network added to ... MORE
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Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves into the fall

Decade old questions loom as Schuyler County Judge race moves forward

Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman, who is running in November for Schuyler County Judge, declined last week to answer questions or provide requested documents about his role in a Seneca County scandal more than a decade ago. Getman declined to confirm or ... MORE
‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete

‘True Love’ on Seneca Lake; preps for big race nearly complete

The Schooner True Love, which is docked in Watkins Glen, is heading out on Monday, September 30th for the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race held in Baltimore, Maryland. Lisa and Joshua Navone, owners of the True Love, has provided day sail charters in ... MORE
Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Seneca Lake-area water systems promise new data on PFAS, while state keeps tight lid on information

Blindsided a month ago by intense public alarm over reports that their public drinking water showed traces of PFAS-class chemicals, officials in Watkins Glen and Montour Falls and Waterloo confirmed last week that they are in the process of checking it out ... 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 ... MORE