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‘Holy’ grain saved; barn raising starts

The fire that struck the Martens family farm recently could have been devastating to a family less optimistic than Klaas & Mary-Howell. Drawing inspiration from their faith, their family, the supportive community around them, and the mercy of Providence, they keep seeing the blessings in the midst of what could have been a disaster for them if they were alone.... more

Peppermint Parlor marks 50 years with open house

The Peppermint Parlor snack bar and gift shop at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house and a week of activities. The open house event – open to all – will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The shop is located just inside the main entrance at the hospital, 418 North Main... more

Keuka unveils ‘Next 125’ $30 million campaign

Declaring “the largest campaign goal in Keuka College history,” collegeTrustee Dr. Barbara Allardice on Friday night unveiled “The Next 125: A Comprehensive Campaign for Keuka College.” The unprecedented effort is intended to ensure Keuka’s future while educating the next generation of leaders. “Keuka College’s history is one of advancement and achievement,” said Keuka President Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera. “But to... more

Chili cook off taking place at Windmill Farm & Craft Market on Oct. 21

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market is hosting its first ever Chili Cook Off Saturday October 21. Cooking begins at 8 am with judging taking place at 12 pm. Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Tasting and Most Unusual. The contestants must be registered by calling the Windmill office at 315-536-3032 prior to the contest. Taking place... more

New Hope for Penn Yan with opening of Hope Center

In the three weeks the new Keuka Food Pantry has been open, nearly 300 families with 951 individuals have been served and 13,000 lbs. of food have left the shelves to help solve food insecurity in the community. Tuesday morning, leaders of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates were joined by major funders, elected officials, and Keuka Food Pantry volunteers... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your October weekend ahead here in the Finger Lakes. Find out if we’ll enjoy another unseasonable warm stretch of weather, the top events happening around the region and the complete local sports line-up. Also, discuss the top news of the week and check out our favorite local photos... more

Hope Center hosts ribbon cutting in Penn Yan

Leaders of Pro Action of Steuben and Yates and Keuka Food Pantry volunteers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new community services center in Penn Yan. Laura Rossman, ProAction CEO said that the flood in May of 2014 began the process of having Yates County’s most-urgent needs a priority. The Hope Center hosted the ribbon cutting at 10 am. more

Lack of quorum sends projects to local boards in Yates County

The last meeting of the Yates County Planning Board was forced into cancellation due to a failure to draw a quorum. Planner Dan Long says the attendance was expected to barely meet the necessary number of members, but at the last moment, one member was unable to attend due to a family emergency. Consequently, all the applications due for review... more

Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center celebrates 20 years

Twenty years is a milestone in any organization’s history, and the public is invited to celebrate this special occasion with Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. There will be free tours of the buildings and grounds, refreshments, and a continuous slide show of Cobblestone’s history, growth, and development. Cobblestone Springs is located at 4306... more

Police: Penn Yan woman issued $965 in bad checks

Penn Yan police arrested a village woman after issuing nearly $1,000 in bad checks in one week. Police say Tia L. Sheldon, 30, of Penn Yan was charged with eight counts of issuing a bad check after issuing several checks with insufficient funds over the course of six days in August. The eight checks totaled $965, according to police. The... more

Will Yates County get a fair share of del Lago revenue?

Recent reports indicate that del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County is not performing up to projections that targeted over $263 million per year. Between its opening in late January and Aug. 31, the casino’s gross gaming revenues total $88.4 million. Nearly $4.5 million in gaming revenue has been shared with local municipalities based on per capita formulas. While... more

FLX WEEKLY: Warm & pleasant heading into Columbus Day weekend (podcast)

Locktober Fest in Seneca Falls, classic car show in Penn Yan, quilt show in Dryden, Pumpkinfest in Cortland and the premiere of SCP’s The Diary of Anne Frank are just a few of the possibilities for your October weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso to find out all the details and see... more

Rainbow Cove resort and Kent’s Lakeside Lanes to be sold, upgraded by new owners

At the September meeting of the Finger Lakes Economic development Center (Yates County’s sole industrial and economic development agency) CEO Steve Griffin reported that Starkey’s Lookout owner, Dave Bunnell, has an agreement in place to purchase and upgrade the Rainbow Cove Resort on Seneca Lake near Himrod. Bunnell plans to make Rainbow Cove a competitor in the wedding and events... more

Taxi will appeal order to remove fuel tanks

Keuka Taxi owners John and Teresa Vivier say they plan to appeal a recent decision by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals about their place of business. On Sept. 25, the ZBA denied the business’s application for a variance to permit two fuel tanks that have been at their business location — 246 East Elm St.— since the spring of... more

Deputies: Penn Yan man arrested with stolen car

Deputies say a 21-year-old Penn Yan man has been charged after an investigation into a stolen vehicle. Brandon Fulton, 21, of Penn Yan was found to be possessing a stolen car, which he did not have permission to drive. Fulton was charged with possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to deputies. He was arraigned... more

Classic Car Show coming to Windmill

Cars, from classic Corvettes to vintage vehicles of all descriptions, will be on view at the The Windmill Farm and Craft Market’s annual Fall Car Show Oct.7 on Route 14A between Penn Yan and Dundee. Come and see nearly 300 cars, everything from Mustangs to fin-tailed 50’s cruisers while enjoying the Windmill’s 30th anniversary season. You may enter and show... more
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