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Schools will send surveys for community, staff, student input

Community members, school staff and students in the Dundee and Penn Yan Central School Districts will soon be receiving surveys from the school districts as they work to identify the best way to meet the public education needs of the future. Both school districts have seen enrollments decline 30 percent over the past 15 years. Dundee School Board members reviewed... more

Yates County 4-H welcomes Japanese exchange student

Jeanne Wiltberger and Mario Miranda Sazo, from Penn Yan, along with their daughters, Keuka and Maihue Miranda Wiltberger have welcomed 12-year-old, Yuka Kanamori into their home for a one month stay this summer. The Miranda Wiltberger family is one of 16 New York State families taking part in this opportunity made possible through the 4-H Youth Development program. The NYS... more

Wolf Week introduces students to campus, community

Keuka College’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Several activities are planned to make the newest students feel like part of the Keuka College family — and help make Penn Yan feel like their second home. During Wolf Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 27, new freshman and transfer students will do more than just get know... more

Wolf Week introduces Keuka College students to campus, community

Keuka College’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Several activities are planned to make the newest students feel like part of the Keuka College family — and help make Penn Yan feel like their second home. During Wolf Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 27, new freshman and transfer students will do more than just get know... more

Investigators: Penn Yan man stole $1,500 in merchandise from Canandaigua Walmart

Deputies say a 29-year-old Penn Yan man stole more than $1,500 in merchandise from the Canandaigua Walmart. On Wednesday around 8:40 pm Russell Jesse Aliff, 29, of Penn Yan was arrested for fourth-degree grand larceny following an investigation into two events that took place in May. Aliff is accused of stealing more than $1,500 in merchandise on May 25th and... more

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

Join Jessica Lahr, JIm Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at your weekend ahead. With just two more weekends left in August, find out how the weather is shaping up and what events are happening around the region. Also, we discuss the top local stories of the week on FingerLakes1.com and show you our favorite local photos from the... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival: Rising classical stars and a daughter’s tribute

The Keuka Lake Music Festival continues this Thursday, Aug. 17 at Keuka College’s Norton Chapel with a concert featuring rising stars. Aug. 17 Headlining the program is cellist Brannon Cho, who was the recipient of the “City of Brussels” Prize and the title of “Laureate” at the first ever Queen Elisabeth International Competition for cello. Also featured on the program... more

Yates County seeks federal Jail and Justice System Assessment

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has the support of the county legislature to request technical assistance from the National Institute of Corrections, an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, as part of the county’s review of overall long term capital needs. Spike will make the request for the Jail and Justice System Assessment as part... more

Yates Transit Service sees success, plans expansion

The Yates Transit Service is on target with the business plan developed before it launched Yates County’s public transportation system earlier this year, according to Daniele Lyman, CEO of The Arc of Yates, which operates YTS. The success of the service so far means plans for expansion can move forward with the service’s partnership with Keuka College. Reporting to the... more

Deadline to register to vote in Primary is this Friday

If you want to have your vote count in the Sept. 12 Republican primary election, Aug. 18 is the last day to register as a Republican. Registrations must be either received by the Board of Elections by mail or delivered in person by Friday, Aug. 18. This year, the Yates County Primaries include: ‒ District Attorney: Incumbent District Attorney Valerie... 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

Penn Yan Art Guild plans day trip

The Penn Yan Art Guild is once again offering a day trip to view the art of master artists at special exhibitions within a day’s drive of Penn Yan. The Guild has contracted with Fitzgerald Bros. Transportation Inc. of Geneva to provide a comfortable bus ride to the Fenimore Art Gallery in Cooperstown and the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie on... more

Update: Indian Pines and Red Jacket swimming areas reopen after algae concerns

The swimming areas at Red Jacket and Indian Pines Parks in Penn Yan are reopening today (Aug. 9) at 11 a.m. Officials at Keuka Lake State Park are still awaiting test results to determine when that area will reopen. Those who live on and love to swim in Keuka Lake are becoming more watchful of their shoreline after algae that... more

Yates County Fair dedicates new building to Andersen

A new dining pavilion, relocated from its former location at Big Doug’s Meaner Weiner in Indian Pines, has been erected on the Yates County Fairgrounds, and dedicated to the long-serving director and president of the Yates County Fair Board, John Andersen. At the dedication ceremony, Andersen was introduced and lauded by his granddaughter, Maren Andersen. “I am sure you all... more

FLX WEEKLY: Pirates in Palmyra, Microbursts & NYS Wine Festival in Canandaigua (podcast)

Get ready for your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes as the Pirates of the Erie Canal invade Palmyra and wine lovers from across the state converge on Canandaigua for the New York State Wine Festival. Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi and Josh Durso for a look at the top local photos of the week, your weekend weather outlook... more

Algae watch on Keuka Lake

Those who live on and love to swim in Keuka Lake are becoming more watchful of their shoreline after algae that could cause health problems was identified on the lake’s surface last week. Swimming areas at Penn Yan’s Red Jacket and Indian Pines Parks remained closed through the weekend, Monday, and at least part of Tuesday while State Department of... more
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