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FLL 360: Fall don’t pass me by (blog)

Fall is our favorite time here in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It’s a time when all of the efforts of summer’s work yield its reward. The garden is now ready for its long winter nap. The onions are safely stored away in the cellar and those jars of lovely red canned tomatoes patently sit on the... more

Missing 15-year-old sought in Yates County

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 15-year-old runaway from Middlesex. Taylor Smith was last seen approximately one week ago.   Police say he could be in Canandaigua with Scott Wescott or in Rushville with Justin Chapin. Smith is described as being 5’11, 200 pounds. If you see Smith, or know of his whereabouts, please call the Yates... 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

Suicide Prevention Coalition organizes in Yates County

The Yates Suicide Prevention Coalition has continued to develop over the last year and would like the community know what that involved and current and future directions. A steering committee meets regularly in the Yates County Office Building. There are two Project Teams, one for Community Education and Awareness, a second for the development of a Suicide Postvention capacity and... more

Seneca Heritage celebration held near Bare Hill

Not far from Bare and South Hills on Canandaigua Lake, the area recognized as the birthplace of the Seneca Nation, Peter Jemison shared the history and contributions of the Seneca Nation Sept. 2. Jemison, Ganondagan State Historic Site director, spoke to about 150 attendees during the 26th annual Seneca Heritage Day at historic Overackers Corners Schoolhouse in Middlesex. Another speaker,... more

A festive farewell to summer on Canandaigua Lake

An annual Ring of Fire observance around Canandaigua Lake began well before dusk again this year, and was celebrated with story, song and dance. The bonfires, flares and fireworks followed at nightfall, as families and friends gathered to mark the end of another summer and passage into autumn. In mid-afternoon, Middlesex Heritage Group hosted its 26th annual Seneca Heritage Day... more

One sent to hospital after three-car crash in Hopewell

On Wednesday at approximately 6:15 am deputies investigated a three-car accident with injuries at the intersection of State Route 21 and Andrews Rd. Deputies say Hazel Matus, of Canandaigua was traveling north on Route 21 when she failed to slow or stop for a vehicle that was stopped, waiting to turn off the roadway onto Andrews Rd. That vehicle was... more

Dan Murn wins Paddle Keuka 5K for second straight year

Despite a stiff wind and choppy waters, paddlers took part in the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s second annual Paddle Keuka 5K canoe and kayak race on Saturday, August 5th. Fairport’s Dan Murn was the overall first place winner for the second year in a row, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 30:30 minutes. The first place winner in the male... more

Middlesex Solar farm incentives approved

At an Aug. 2 special meeting of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center (Yates County’s Economic/Industrial Development Agency) approved multiple resolutions related to two projects — one that will allow homeowners to buy power generated by a solar farm in Middlesex. SOLAR FARM: The SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review), PILOT (Payment in lieu of Taxes) Deviation, and Approving Resolution for... more

Three to be honored in Middlesex Aug. 6

The 14th Annual Middlesex Citizen Appreciation Day will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, at the Middlesex Fire Hall, located at 5537 Water St., Middlesex. The program is sponsored jointly by the Town of Middlesex, the Middlesex Heritage Group and the Middlesex Fire Department. This year’s honorees include Darrell Bassett, one of the first female firefighters of... more

Feds may seize two Canandaigiua lakefront homes

Two homes along Canandaigua Lake – worth more than $1 million each – may be seized by the federal government if defendants in a criminal matter are convicted and cannot replace money they are alleged to have stolen. The homes belong to co-founders of 5LINX, a Henrietta-based marketing company, who were recently indicted by a federal grand jury. Charged with... 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

Rochester Folk Art Guild to mark 50 years in Middlesex

The Rochester Folk Art Guild attains a milestone accomplishment this year, as the group celebrates 50 years as a vibrant and creative crafts community. The first seven members to make the move to Middlesex put down roots on East Hill, in 1967. Since that time, hundreds of people have spent time at East Hill Farm, helping it grow and develop... 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

Middlesex man arrested after traffic stop on CR 50

A 21-year-old Middlesex man is facing multiple charges after a traffic stop on County Rd. 50 in Canandaigua. Deputies say that Andrew J. Bell, 21, of Middlesex was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana after he was stopped on County Rd. 50 where he was observed operating a motor vehicle without... more
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