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Renovations complete: Southern Cayuga Central seeing the stars thanks to progress

Southern Cayuga Central seeing stars again thanks to planetarium renovations
The Southern Cayuga Central School District is once again seeing stars. A planetarium that has called the campus home for more than 50 years is once again up and running after a five year absence. Lack of money along with wear and tear caused the closure. After donations and board approval, the planetarium opened Friday. Read more from LocalSYR.com Here’s... more

MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney

MacKenzie-Childs to take over vacant warehouse in Volney
An empty building in Volney is being remodeled to become a new warehouse for MacKenzie-Childs. The move and expansion is expected to open between 50-55 jobs. MacKenzie-Childs is a popular home accessories brand known for its white and black checkered pattern. The existing 200,931-square-foot warehouse building is already going through renovations to be ready for its new tenant, including a... more

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel

Inside the Inns of Aurora’s newest hotel
Originally built for Robert Lansing Zabriskie as he returned to Aurora to be with his mother, Louise, Zabriskie House officially opened to Inns of Aurora guests in early October. The house joins two other properties formerly used by members of the Morgan and Zabriskie family that have since been renovated into one of five properties the Inns of Aurora operates as hotels.... more

More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County

More than 700 without power for around two hours in Cayuga County
NYSEG reports that power has been restored to those impacted by an outage in Southern Cayuga County on Tuesday. The outage began during the late-morning hours, and continued for a couple hours. In the process, approximately 700 people were without power in Aurora, Ledyard, Scipio, and Venice. Bob Pass, a spokesman for NYSEG told the Auburn Citizen that the cause... more

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ

New York pro Jamie Hartman crowned Cayuga Lake champ
On Sunday afternoon, for the second time in three tournaments, Jamie Hartman claimed a Bassmaster Elite Series victory. Both were special. But he couldn’t deny this one meant just a little more. Fishing in his home state of New York, Hartman caught five bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday and jumped from fourth place into the winner’s spot... more

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite

Gustafson takes Day 2 lead at Bassmasters Elite
Canadian pro Jeff Gustafson came into the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake with modest expectations. But his confidence has grown with each passing day — and on Friday, it grew by leaps and bounds as Gustafson caught five bass that weighed 25 pounds, 6 ounces and took the lead with a two-day total of 49-1. His catch of 25-6... more

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora
The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in “We Will Not Be Silent,” an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora. The show depicts the confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, who led the only major act of civil resistance against Hitler’s regime during World War II, and... more

DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius

DEC finishes renovating Cayuga Lake boat launch in Aurelius
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday the completion of $450,000 worth of upgrades to the Mud Lock boat launch on northern Cayuga Lake in the town of Aurelius. The upgrades to the site include the construction of a new concrete launch ramp with floating boarding docks to allow for launches at lower lake levels; the redesign and paving... more

Despite the heat tens of thousands turnout for MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale

Despite the heat tens of thousands turnout for MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale
For people like Ann Affinito, the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale isn’t just a huge retail event. It’s a tradition. She’s gone to the Aurora store’s annual barn sale with her daughter for the last 10 years and has even camped overnight on the grounds to get into the event as soon as possible. “My whole house is MacKenzie-Child,” she said. Read more from The... more

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization

Wells College placed on probation by accrediting organization
Wells College has been placed on probation by its accreditation organization and given two years to come into compliance. The Aurora-based private college was told it received the designation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on June 28, according to a statement on the college’s website from President Jonathan Gibralter and board of trustees Chair Carrie Bolton. The commission said... more

Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests in Cayuga County

Harmful algal blooms spotted on Cayuga Lake, triggering drinking water tests
Widespread harmful algal blooms have been reported on Cayuga Lake, the Cayuga County Health Department announced Wednesday. The suspected blooms are “anticipated to continue due to the warm weather expected,” according to a press release, and have triggered drinking water testing protocols for the system that supplies the Aurora area in Cayuga County. Read more from the Auburn Citizen more

Turbide will lead enrollment at Wells College

Turbide will lead enrollment at Wells College
Wells College has named Gerard Turbide, an accomplished enrollment leader, as its new vice president for enrollment services. Turbide—who comes to Wells with a deep expertise in enrollment management, recruitment marketing and institutional strategic planning—will begin his position on July 1, 2019. He succeeds Kishan Zuber, the current vice president for enrollment services, who will depart Wells for a position... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Cayuga Lake Long Bridges (podcast)
Did you know that there was a time when you could cross Cayuga Lake by bridge? When it was constructed, the Cayuga Lake Long Bridge was the longest bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Find out the history of the first Cayuga Lake Long Bridge, and the bridges that would follow as Seneca County Historian Walter Gable presents another episode of... more

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement

Wells College celebrates another graduating class at 151st Commencement
During Wells College’s 151st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019, President Jonathan Gibralter conferred undergraduate degrees upon 117 graduating students. In addition, three longtime professors who are retiring this year were granted honorary titles of professor emerita, and several students were honored with academic and leadership awards (see list below). The day’s events began at 10 a.m. in front... more

Aurora planning board approves early step for Taylor House project

Aurora planning board approves early step for Taylor House project
The Inns of Aurora took a preliminary step toward converting the Taylor House into a conference center Wednesday, after the village planning board accepted the project's application as complete. The planning board accepted the project application from the Inns of Aurora — the business entity that owns the Aurora Inn, Wallcourt Hall, Fargo Bar & Grill, and more — in... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Award-winning author Jamison to teach, read at Wells College

Award-winning author Jamison to teach, read at Wells College
Essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison will come to Wells College in Aurora for a master class and reading Wednesday, April 10. The master class, “Writing Other People’s Lives,” takes place at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge of the Main Building. The reading follows at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall. The college is located... more
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