Category: Aurora

Moravia teacher's 5-game 'Jeopardy!' win streak ends

Moravia teacher’s 5-game ‘Jeopardy!’ win streak ends

Moravia High School teacher Justin Vossler’s “Jeopardy!” run has come to an end. Vossler and his two competitors, Ryan Kious of Albuquerque and Shadi Peterman of St. Louis, were separated by $600 entering Final Jeopardy. Kious, a social media and web writer, ... MORE
Cayuga County health officials offer flood cleanup tips; state DEC assisting on ground

Cayuga County health officials offer flood cleanup tips; state DEC assisting on ground

The Cayuga County Health Department issued a list of recommendations to help residents whose households were impacted by Saturday’s heavy rain and flooding. Director of Environmental Health Eileen O’Connor advises homeowners of the following when cleaning after a flood: • Wear protective ... MORE
Cayuga Co. Health issues boil water order for Aurora residents

Cayuga Co. Health issues boil water order for Aurora residents

Residents in Aurora are being asked to boil their water until further notice, after a press release was issued this morning. According to that release, an “inadequate disinfection” resulted in the order, which may have resulted from a leak in a transmission ... MORE
'Don't mind us': Finger Lakes Institute monitoring Owasco Lake water quality

‘Don’t mind us’: Finger Lakes Institute monitoring Owasco Lake water quality

Many people know his pontoon boat by now, but sometimes John Halfman pulls up to the Owasco Lake shoreline and gets inquisitive looks by sunbathers. That happened Wednesday near Fire Road 20 in Scipio, when Halfman anchored and his small but mighty ... MORE
Aurora, Wells College boil water order lifted

Aurora, Wells College boil water order lifted

The Cayuga County Health Department said Friday that it has lifted a boil water order issued July 5 for the village of Aurora, including Wells College. The order was put in place after the health department said there was a leak in ... MORE
Aurora, Cayuga County, News
Aurora, Skaneateles restaurants win Wine Spectator awards for selections

Aurora, Skaneateles restaurants win Wine Spectator awards for selections

Wine Spectator magazine’s 2017 Restaurant Awards have recognized two Cayuga County-area restaurants for their wine selections. The Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora, and its wine director, Erin McElhinney, received an Award of Excellence. For more information about the restaurant, visit innsofaurora.com ... MORE
Cayuga County seeks public's help with documenting July 1 storm damage

Cayuga County seeks public’s help with documenting July 1 storm damage

The Cayuga County Office of Emergency Services is seeking the public’s help to document flooding damage from the July 1 storm that hit the southern end of the county with particular ferocity. Niel Rivenburgh, deputy director of the office, said the state ... MORE
Decorators to make MacKenzie-Childs pilgrimage for annual barn sale this week

Decorators to make MacKenzie-Childs pilgrimage for annual barn sale this week

It's the sale of the year for bargain loving decorators. Upscale home furnishings retailer MacKenzie-Childs will open its doors at its headquarters in the village of Aurora for its barn sale July 20 to 23. The sale attracts thousands of shoppers every ... MORE
Algal blooms close two beaches in southern Cayuga County

Algal blooms close two beaches in southern Cayuga County

Two bathing beaches along Cayuga Lake have been closed due to the presence of harmful algal blooms, according to the Cayuga County Health Department. The beaches at Wells College dock in the village of Aurora and Frontenac Park in the village of ... MORE
Public meetings will discuss Owasco Lake watershed rules and regulations

Public meetings will discuss Owasco Lake watershed rules and regulations

It’s been more than 30 years since the Owasco Lake watershed’s rules and regulations were updated, and that’s one reason why Cayuga County will hold multiple public meetings to review and potentially update the document. Local officials hope to add and subtract ... MORE
Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to ... MORE
NY tuition help at private colleges: Colgate opts out; Cornell, Wells College in

NY tuition help at private colleges: Colgate opts out; Cornell, Wells College in

Colgate University has decided to join Le Moyne College in declining to take part in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new initiative that offers tuition assistance for students in New York private schools. Colgate, a prestigious private school in Hamilton, believes the program’s requirements ... MORE
Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Aurora man builds amphibious tractor houseboat

Theon Parseghian is used to cars slowing down outside his Aurora residence and workshop. It’s hard to miss the 32-foot houseboat on tractor tires in front of it. The 29-year-old mechanic, fabricator and welder said he’d bought the boat a couple of ... MORE
New pop-up restaurant coming in Aurora on June 14th

New pop-up restaurant coming in Aurora on June 14th

A new pop-up restaurant in Aurora will open its doors on Wednesday, June 14. Open from Wednesday through Sunday for just nine weeks, Slate is named for the large pieces of local stone that serve as menu boards. “We want to serve ... MORE
Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which ... MORE
18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

18th-century Cornell University Library map details Seneca & Cayuga villages

A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life that will enhance learning and research at Cornell. The manuscript, drawn by ... MORE
A clean Slate: Inns of Aurora opening new pop-up restaurant this summer

A clean Slate: Inns of Aurora opening new pop-up restaurant this summer

In 2006, chef Thomas Keller opened a new restaurant in California. The casual eatery — called Ad Hoc — was created to temporarily fill a space. As such, it featured a new menu every day, scribbled on chalkboards throughout the restaurant. Now, the ... MORE
Aurora, Cayuga County, Food, Life
DEC's Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake's pollution diet

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet

Save Owasco Now, an Owasco Lake advocacy group started late last year, has spent months calling on the state to implement pollution regulations on nutrient sources in the watershed. Specifically, the group sent in petitions and letters calling for a Total Maximum ... MORE