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Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. 2017 Small Business of the Year

On Wednesday night at the event center at Muranda Cheese Company in Waterloo, the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce names FingerLakes1.com, Inc. their 2017 Small Business of the Year. Also nominated and recognized were CVDesigns Boutique, Phoebe’s K9 Resort, Seneca Falls Historical Society and Bottomless Brewing. . FingerLakes1.com, Inc., founded in 1999, is a digital marketing company based in Seneca Falls,... more

ELECTION ISSUES: Looking at Seneca County’s political climate

Voters have their work cut out for them this November. Seneca County might be one of the most-rural, yet controversial and active political spaces in the entire Finger Lakes. Lacking some of the conventional structures that other counties take for granted – like a water authority – those elected to supervising position are left with the daunting task of making... more

New Lodi library serves as meeting and activity space for all ages

Like new cars, libraries also have that “new” smell to them. And that fragrance could still be detected last week at Lodi’s new library at 8484 S. Main St., which opened its doors in late May. Ground was broken on the new 2,500-square-foot building in April 2016 and construction was completed this past May. On June 3, the library celebrated... more

Weapons, drugs seized in major Seneca County drug bust

In one of the biggest busts in Seneca County this year, police seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs and money, along with numerous weapons, while arresting three people Wednesday. Seneca County Undersheriff John Cleere said the arrests followed an extensive drug investigation by the sheriff’s office narcotics unit and execution of a search warrant at a mobile home on... more

Graduating students receive scholarships from Seneca Meadows

For 14 years, Seneca Meadows has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the four school districts in Seneca County. Those schools include Mynderse Academy, Romulus Central School, South Seneca Central School, and Waterloo Central School. The recipients were selected by the respective school awards committees, and the committees chose outstanding students who have chosen to further their education... more

Seneca County Democrats endorse candidates

The Seneca County Democratic Committee has endorsed two new challengers for seats on the Board of Supervisors. Ben Guthrie was endorsed to run on the Democratic line for supervisor in the town of Covert, a position now held by Republican Michael Reynolds. Rachel Weil garnered Democratic support for an at-large county supervisor seat from Seneca Falls. Party officials are seeking... more

MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Olan Mack of Seneca Co. House of Concern & holistic health practitioner Isabelle Wellauer of Auburn (podcast)

On this month’s edition of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County House of Concern Executive Director Olan Mack is in-studio to talk about what inspires him to serve his community and to talk about an important fundraiser underway for the organization he leads. Then, meet Isabelle Wellauer, a holistic health practitioner from Auburn, NY. Check out the complete... more

South Seneca’s Emily Lavarnway defends NYS pentathlon title… and then some

For South Seneca Falcon senior Emily Lavarnway, being given a hero’s welcome upon arrival home from a NYSPHSAA competition may be something she is getting accustomed to. The siren’s blared from the Ovid Fire Department leading the way into Seneca County and Ovid announcing the arrival of the stellar South Seneca athlete back home following her stunning successful defense of... more

Check out this video from the South Seneca CSD trap shooting club

Here’s something different that is happening at South Seneca schools… a trap shooting club! On Thursday, the school’s official Facebook page posted a video highlighting this unique extra-curricular activity that teaches safety procedures, how to stand correctly, how to shoulder and hold the gun and the technical aspects of the sport. . more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Supervisors Churchill & Lorenzetti in-studio (podcast)

Seneca County Supervisors Cindy Lorenzetti (Fayette) and Steve Churchill (Seneca Falls) appear in-studio to talk about the major issues facing their board. Also, Steve Churchill makes an announcement regarding the end of his current term. Check out the full episode below, originally streamed live on Monday afternoon inside the new FingerLakes1.com Studios… more

South Seneca seniors receive awards, scholarships

Thousands of dollars in scholarships and several accolades were given to South Seneca seniors who demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and character during their last year of high school. The 2017 South Seneca Senior Class Awards brought proud parents, guests, school staff members and award presenters to the middle school-high school auditorium to honor all of the seniors’ accomplishments. A monetary... more

Felony burglary investigation leads to arrest in Seneca County

A 32-year-old homeless man has been charged with felony burglary after an investigation into items stolen from a Lodi residence. Deputies say Nicholas K. Budd, 32, of no permanent address was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, as well as petit larceny. Budd is accused of entering a Lodi residence on May 22nd and stealing property that did... more

South Seneca awards undergraduates and inducts 12 into National Honor Society

Dozens of South Seneca High School students were recently recognized for their active participation and extraordinary academic performance throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Students in grades nine through 11 received honors during the annual Undergraduate Awards ceremony in the school’s auditorium. Teachers commended their stellar students for their commitment, courage and character displayed all year. Guests filled the auditorium and... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Former-employees dispute claim that ‘low salaries’ drive resignations in Seneca County

The Seneca Supervisors say it’s time to deal with employee retention. Earlier this year, County Manager John Sheppard released a report highlighting the losses that Seneca County has experienced. It revealed more than 20 vacancies and 47 resignations. The resignations were attributed to salary deficiencies, as Seneca County came in significantly lower than competing counties in the area. Board moving... more

South Seneca’s Lavarnway dominates W-FL pentathlon

Emily Lavarnway didn’t just win the Wayne-Finger Lakes championship in the outdoor pentathlon Saturday. The South Seneca senior simply dominated the event. Lavarnway posted the best effort in each of the pentathlon’s five disciplines to run away with the title at Sodus High School. FL Times: Read More more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisors Davidson, Lorenzetti discuss Seneca County (podcast)

On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti and Lodi Town Supervisor Lee Davidson to discuss a variety of ongoing issues in Seneca County. Among the items discussed were a potential water authority, employee compensation, future development in the County as a whole, and the expectations moving forward for... more
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