Category: Life

Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Canandaigua shuts down basketball courts, other recreational spots after social distancing ignored

Officials in Canandaigua are buckling down after a lack of social distancing protocols in the city. “Due to a lack of social distancing taking place within City of Canandaigua Parks, all basketball courts, tennis courts, and pickleball courts are now closed,” City ... MORE
HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

HOURS OF OPERATION: Here’s who is open, closed & statements from local businesses (continuously updated)

Editor’s Note: If you’re looking for full-coverage of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 click here. This database will be the place where we post all business hours or service changes. Have something you’d like to see here? Send it to news@fingerlakes1.com.  318 ... MORE
Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling postponed in Waterloo

Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling postponed in Waterloo

The Village of Waterloo’s Purple Heart Wall of Honor unveiling event, honoring the brave armed services members who received the distinguished Purple Heart award, has been postponed. The event was originally scheduled for May 30th. A new date has not yet been ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Ludwig talks Seward House in Auburn (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Ludwig talks Seward House in Auburn (podcast)

The Seward House in Auburn, New York is an historic landmark. It’s a space that serves a major role in local history, as well as American history. The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 has made running a museum and local landmark a challenge, ... MORE
Mac’s opens to big crowd despite rain, pan

Mac’s opens to big crowd despite rain, social distancing protocol

Mac’s Drive In located in Waterloo opened up for the season, even as the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to get out-and-about. Safety measures were being taken inside, and residents from around the area turned out to support a true favorite. Check ... MORE
Help for Medicare enrollment available through local chamber

Help for Medicare enrollment available through local chamber

If you are turning 65 April through June 2020 and need assistance enrolling in Medicare; help is available. The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce can help you arrange for virtual meetings by phone or computer with a Medicare Specialist to help you ... MORE
Life, Seneca County
FLX WEEKLY: Coronavirus arrives in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Coronavirus arrives in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Cases of COVID-19, or better known as the coronavirus, are now present in every Finger Lakes county. Join Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to discuss the impact on daily lives and businesses and what the next several days may hold here ... MORE
FLX Weekly, Life, Podcast
Need for food distribution program grows in Geneva, but Salvation Army forced to shut it down

Need for food distribution program grows in Geneva, but Salvation Army forced to shut it down

The Salvation Army of Geneva has not gotten enough donations to sustain one of its cornerstone programs. The food distribution program has depended on donations of fresh and frozen foods from Thruway rest stops and other organizations. Now, because of the COVID-19 ... MORE
Geneva, Life, Ontario County
WATCH: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

WATCH: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Prior to the current Coronavirus pandemic, the last time the world battled with a global health threat at this scale was the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918-19. In September of this past year, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable took a look at ... MORE
Health, History, Life, News
Student announcements go virtual in Newark as kids take over

Student announcements go virtual in Newark as kids take over morning update

Kelley School fifth grader Matiece Miller is spending some of her time at home this week as an online KSK News anchor, videotaping the grades 3-5 morning announcements. School officials say they are being posted on Twitter and Facebook. The first day, ... MORE
Windmill delayed: Unclear when Finger Lakes favorite will be able to open this year

Windmill delayed: Unclear when Finger Lakes favorite will be able to open this year

The Windmill Farm and Craft Market, one of the Finger Lakes’ premier tourist destinations, has pushed back its opening date for the 2020 season to Memorial Day weekend. “We are anticipating the first day of the market will be May 23,” said ... MORE
Life, Yates County
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Newark residents will make noise at 6 p.m. each day for ‘essential’ workers

The Village of Newark is asking its residents to get loud as they show their appreciation for essential workers. Beginning this week, Wednesday at 6 p.m. residents are encouraged to blow their car horns, bang pots and pans, or do anything else ... MORE
Volunteers in Yates County make more than 1,700 masks

Volunteers in Yates County make more than 1,700 masks

Volunteers in Yates County are doing their part to help the community. A group of women who are part of a sewing ministry at Bluff Point Methodist Church have shifted from making clothing for children – to making masks, according to The ... MORE
Seneca Falls woman’s 100th Birthday honored with drive-by celebration (video)

Seneca Falls woman’s 100th Birthday honored with drive-by celebration (video)

Longtime Seneca Falls, NY resident Ann Sinicropi turned 100 years old on March 9, 2020. A party was planned to celebrate in her honor on March 21st but unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and social gathering restrictions ... MORE
Wegmans makes $4M contribution to food pantries

Wegmans makes $4M contribution to food pantries

Wegmans is making a contribution to food pantries in the community. The company said it will support partner food banks with a $4 million donation. Officials said feeding those in need is a priority under normal circumstances, but given the demand and ... MORE
Life