Recent Photos from around the Finger Lakes

Helping with the harvest at Buttonwood Grove

3-year-old Skiff Pittard, son of owners Dave and Melissa Pittard, helped harvest the Merlot grapes Sunday afternoon at Buttonwood Grove Winery in Romulus.

Photo by Marcia Klue.

Touring the vineyard at Thursty Owl Winery in Ovid

Jim Steuer of Thursty Owl leads a tour of the winery and grounds on Saturday afternoon. Here, he explains how the Chancellor grapes are among the oldest vines in the region.

Photo by FL1 Staff. 

Late September sunflower in Romulus

This sunflower was holding onto it’s petals on Monday during the last week of September in Romulus.

Photo by Louann Lerch.

Sunset over Geneva County Club on Sunday evening

The sun sets over the 5th green at Geneva County Club during their 2-man scramble event on Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening.

Photo by FL1 Staff.

Roof over Americana Vineyards Winery in Interlaken

The roof over Americana Vineyards in Interlaken overlooking Cayuga Lake early Saturday evening.

Photo by FL1 Staff.

Heading home on Sunday in Yates County

Local Mennonites head home on a glorious autumn Sunday afternoon on a back country road in Yates county.

Photo by Nancy L. Wright.

Tugboat Syracuse heads through locks in Clyde

The NYS Canal Corp Tugboat ‘Syracuse’ and inspection crew exit Lock 26 in Clyde on Wednesday afternoon after performing annual inspection of Lock 26 and facilities.

Photo by Robert Stopper.

Huge barge heads down Cayuga Lake on Thursday morning

This gigantic barge carrying a large crane and compressor was seen heading south on Cayuga Lake on Thursday morning near Cayuga Lake State Park.

Photo by William Hecht.

Work begins at daybreak on Tuesday morning north of Geneva

Farm field north of Geneva, NY

Work begins at daybreak in this field at a farm just north of Geneva on Tuesday.

Photo by Walter Dyson.

Spider’s Art in Ovid

Spider's Web in Ovid, NY

I went looking for a butterfly on my butterfly bush and found this spider instead on Wednesday morning near Ovid.

Photo by Rachel Burkholder.

ARC of Seneca-Cayuga honors outstanding performer


Arc of Seneca Cayuga is proud to announce that Shane Jones has been recognized as an Outstanding Performer by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). Shane was nominated for NYSID’s William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer Award by Tim O’Neil, Certified Employment Specialist with Arc.

Shane recently accepted his certificate and cash reward of $500 from Arc Executive Director, Kevin Smith, who noted, “Shane has been a valued member of our janitorial crew for five years. He is a hard worker and takes a great deal of pride in doing a good job. He is very dependable, has an excellent work ethic and is always willing to take on additional responsibilities.”

Fox Run grape harvest underway in Penn Yan

The annual grape harvest was underway at Fox Run Vineyards near Seneca Lake in Penn Yan on Monday.

Photo by Susan Eisenhart

Content cows in Romulus pasture

These cows seemed quite content with life in general as they graze in their scenic pasture in Romulus on Friday.  With cooler temperatures and a nice view of Cayuga Lake in the distance, they should be!

Photo by Rachel Burkholder

Watchfire at Myers Park on Cayuga Lake Friday night

Vietnam Veterans of America’s POW/MIA held a watchfire at Myers Park in Landing on Cayuga Lake on Friday evening.

Photo by Rob Schoffel

Late evening sailboat on Seneca Lake

This sailboat was seen on the waters of Seneca Lake near Romulus on Sunday evening.

Photo by LouAnn Lerch