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THINGS TO DO: Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s waterfront campus in Branchport is a vibrant and engaging natural space. It is host to many programs that embody the museum’s mission of “inspiring appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region.” This summer, the museum will offer numerous water-based kayak and canoe events, guided wetland... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Spike talks career, heroin epidemic (podcast)

Sheriff Ron Spike has been working in law enforcement his entire career. Ever since he graduated from Monroe Community College immediately following high school. Even then, Sheriff Spike – then a deputy with the Yates County Sheriff’s Office – knew his career and life would be spent in law enforcement. “I grew up in the jail,” he joked before cameras... more

Chamber Music Festival opens 2017 season June 17 at Hunt Country

Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m., the 2017 Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens its season at Hunt Country Vineyards in Branchport, a tradition that began 15 years ago when Joyce Hunt and Richard Auldon Clark founded the Festival. In this opening program, violist, and now Festival music director Clark performs with the Abel Family String Quartet. This is a... more

NY TIMES: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The roughly 9,000 square miles that surround the 11 sinuous Finger Lakes in west-central New York State are filled with blue hills, rolling farmland and vineyards that produce some of the world’s greatest rieslings. It is an area of charming villages and towns, with historic treasures, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls. Ithaca, the site of... more

St. Luke’s marks 150 years in Branchport

St. Luke’s Episcopal, the simple but beautiful stone church on West Lake Road in Branchport, will celebrate its sesquicentennial this week. It was on Sunday, June 11 in 1867 when the little church on the West Branch of Keuka Lake was consecrated by Bishop Cleveland Coxe of what was then the Diocese of Western New York. To celebrate, the congregation... more

Job Fair coming to Yates County

If you are seeking employment for a full or part time job, you will not want to miss the Yates County Job Fair that will take place Wednesday, May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Keuka Lake. This event provides an excellent opportunity for job seekers to meet employers. Free and open to the public, over 30... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Saturday wine trailing on the western shore of Keuka Lake

During last Wednesday’s FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr episode, Jim Sinicropi shares some photos and discusses a wine trail outing from last Saturday along the Keuka Lake Trail. Stops included Dr. Frank’s, Heron Hill, Keuka Brewing Company, Bully Hill, Great Western and dinner at the Union Block in Hammondsport. Check out the photos and recounting of the outing below… more

Grape-stomping good time at Finger Lakes harvest festivals

It’s fall in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, and if you take a drive down one of the lakes, chances are you’ll find vineyards and wineries a buzz with activity. It’s the celebration of another harvest that brings vineyard owners and winemakers together with the communities around them. Check out this video by Lauren Long of Syracuse.com featuring scenes... more

27th annual Hunt Country Harvest Festival is this weekend

The Hunt Family will be hosting their 27th annual Harvest Festival at Hunt Country Vineyards on Saturday, October 1 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Sunday, October 2 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm). There will be wine, food trucks, live music, workshops with the Hunt Country winemaking team, grape stomping, hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting, craftspeople and artists. Admission is... more
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