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Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson seen at Destiny USA as he begins Syracuse movie

“Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson is in Syracuse to film a new movie, and he brought along his fiancee Ariana Grande. The celebrity couple was seen at Destiny USA on Tuesday afternoon. A reader sent syracuse.com a photo of the pair on an escalator with security guards; Grande appeared to be wearing an oversize sweatshirt and Davidson recently dyed... more

Penn Yan celebrates Third Thursdays

This week, downtown Penn Yan will host their third “Third Thursday” evening hours party, with participating shops staying open until 8 p.m. The monthly celebration of the excitement building in the renewed downtown of Penn Yan is the brainchild of Yates County Chamber of Commerce CEO Jessica Bacher and Finger Lakes Economic Development Center CEO Steve Griffin. Started in May,... more

Taughannock Falls swimming area reopens after negative test results of algal blooms

The Taughannock Falls State Park swimming area reopened Tuesday morning after being closed since Friday over the possibility of harmful algal blooms within the water. Lab results came back negative on Monday, according to Fred Bonn, regional director of State Parks in the Finger Lakes. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

THE MELISSA KILLELEAGH SHOW: Heidi Nightengale, Melinda Marquart & Chris Felice in-studio (podcast)

Join your host Melissa Killeleagh in this episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show as she is joined by publisher, editor and professor Heidi Nightengale where they discuss the power of reading and the importance of believing in magic. Then, Melissa welcomes Seneca County Investigators Melinda Marquart and Chris Felice to discuss their involvement in cases involving children and the difficulties... more

Former Wayne Central School District superintendent passes away

A former Wayne County Central School District Superintendent passed away according to a social media post by the school district. Rodney Dean Spring Ed.D. died on Thursday, July 12. He served as the superintendent from September of 1981 to June of 1993. A memorial will be held at the Fairport Methodist Church for Dr. Spring in the fall. WHEC: Read... more

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their 3rd Open Barn of the season

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their third Open Barn of the season on Sunday, July 22nd, that includes Music, a featured Food Truck, Cheese, Wine, Beer and Ciders. Free Music! 12PM – 3PM: Nate Michaels Music – A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter... more

GrassRoots camping options expanded

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is fast approaching, and some changes have been made this year to the site. The organization has purchased a large lot behind the grocery store, across the street from the main festival site. It is called Across the Way. It will function as a replacement for both Off-Site and Next-Door Camping, as well as festival... more

Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across... more

NYCC Spirit Week kicks off, features color run for charity

The annual Spirit Week celebrations at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), to be held July 16th through 19th, are all about community: building community within the College, and benefitting the larger Finger Lakes regional community of which it is a part. To that end, the 2018 NYCC Spirit Week, hosted by the NYCC Student Government Association, will include an all-campus... more

Cayuga Community Fund awards more than $70,000 to local charities

Charities throughout Cayuga County, with missions ranging from assisting the homeless to supporting a planetarium, received more than $70,000 in grants from the Cayuga Community Fund. The Cayuga Community Fund provided a total of $70,245 in grant awards to 22 nonprofit groups serving Cayuga County residents, including organizations like the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, the Seward House Museum and more,... more

Chapel House residents return after being displaced last week

Chapel House residents returned to the Franklin Street homeless shelter Monday night after being displaced for nearly one week due to emergency water and sewer line repairs. Late last Tuesday night the men’s homeless shelter notified the public it was temporarily closing its doors due to issues that included a rupture in the water main line as well as a... more

How the Bloomfield mobile food pantry is engaging youth in volunteerism

It’s no secret that “Generation Z” has a reputation. Larger even than the Baby Boomer generation, Gen Z was the first generation to have the internet at their full disposal from a young age, and this has had an effect on the way that older generations view them. Nicknamed “the lazy generation”, generation Z in particular has taken flack on... more

New home for historic boxcars in Manchester

It took a train, a crane, and an army of skilled volunteers to lift, tow and coax two historic boxcars into Caboose Park Saturday morning. But it will all be worth it when local residents, railroad enthusiasts and history lovers are able to revisit their railway roots at the 103 S. Main St. park in the village of Manchester. The... more

Oswego CountryMax Held Ribbon Cutting on July 11th

CountryMax held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newest superstore located at 276 State Route 104 on Wednesday, July 11th at 1:30PM. Oswego officials, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, and leaders from around Oswego County joined CountryMax team members in the celebration. (See attached photos) The store showcases multiple custom-built, wood-themed interior elements reflecting local... more

FLX WEEKLY: Wine Fest in the Glen, Peppermint in Lyons & Amazing Summer Photos (podcast)

There is so much going on this time of year in the Finger Lakes. With the weather looking spot on for the weekend, we give you our top picks and discuss the top local news and weekend sports line-up. We also share what may be the best batch of local photos of the year so far with a ton of... more
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