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FLX WEEKLY: Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead (podcast)

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region. . more

Harmful algal bloom on Owasco Lake prompts weekly sampling

After the first confirmed harmful algal bloom of the season was detected on Owasco Lake last week, the Cayuga County Health Department has started weekly testing to monitor drinking water. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) listed a harmful algal bloom (HAB) with confirmed toxins on the Owasco Lake tributary of Sucker Brook last Friday as part of its... more

NBC’s Dateline coming to the Wayne County Fair

The Times of Wayne County reports that NBC’s Dateline will be on hand at an event in Palmyra on Wednesday at the annual Wayne County Fair. Operation Build Up , a group dedicated to helping veterans across New York State, will be making a presentation to an area veteran beginning at 3pm tomorrow. The group is also sponsoring live entertainment... more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

Last week, my friend Paula reached out and said, “I think you might be interested in a swimmer in Ithaca, who swam Cayuga Lake recently (the long way), and is either preparing or already did the English Channel. She’s a Cornell Law student. Her name is Caroline Block.” My interest piqued, I did a little research, saw that Paula was... more

Village of Newark thanks Eleanor Palermo for 15 years of service as Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

The Village of Newark would like to thank Eleanor Palermo for her 15 years of service as the Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. What started out as a part time job originally, evolved to where she was responsible for all aspects of payroll, assisting in the administration of employment benefits, receiving and processing cash receipts, managing front desk services and answering incoming calls... more

Geneva Chamber announces 2018 Membership Harvest Celebration date & location

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will hold its 2018 Membership Harvest Celebration from 5:30PM to 8:30PM on Wednesday, September 26th. The event, which was first introduced as the Chamber’s third major event for 2017, will be held at a new location for 2018- Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, located at 623 Lerch Road in Geneva. The... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Liz Comatis & Jim Woodard of Woody’s Bar & Grille (podcast)

When longtime local restaurant Abigail’s in Seneca Falls closed last month, general manager Liz Comatis brought her expertise in food service along with Jim Woodard, to the Quality Inn where they opened Woody’s Bar & Grille and took over the banquet service at the former Seneca Falls-Waterloo Holiday Inn location. Liz and Woody are in-studio to talk about it on... more

Canandaigua church in uphill battle to help homeless

Can St. John’s Episcopal Church open its rectory as a day center for homeless families? The question has been playing out for more than a year between Canandaigua city officials, neighbors and those with the church and partner organization, Family Promise of Ontario County. An answer may come as soon as Wednesday night. The plan would provide a daytime, home... more

Activities, culture abound in downtown Auburn for Founder’s Day

Liam Cole’s eyes ballooned when he was asked if he wanted to get behind the wheel of a 1947 Dodge pickup truck at the Founder’s Day celebration in Auburn Saturday. The moment the car’s owner, Bill Leonard, made the offer, Liam, 4, rushed to the car and promptly climbed into the front seat during the car show held during the... more

Senator Helming to honor Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy who saved a life

Senator Pam Helming today announced that she will honor Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Munzert by presenting him with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal during the opening ceremony of the 163rd Wayne County Fair on Monday, August 13th at 1PM. Deputy Munzert is credited with saving the life of a woman whose vehicle plunged into a pond and... more

CMAC’s ‘Gone Country’ with Alan Jackson

Country legend Alan Jackson revved up a crowd Friday night at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Jackson is known for a wide range of hits, including “Gone Country,” “Where I Come From,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and many others. Dee White opened the show. The CMAC summer season is drawing to a close, although a... more

THE LOVING CUP: Lynne Doyle & Phyllis Motill of United Way of Seneca County (podcast)

Join your host Katie MacIntyre on this episode of The Loving Cup Podcast where she is joined by Lynne Doyle (VP of UWSC Board of Directors) and Phyllis Motill (Former President of UWSC Board of Directors) as they discuss family, gratitude, hard work and the upcoming Fill the Bus event. . more

Preserve Seneca Falls, Inc. announces Aug. 22 educational meeting

Preservation and reuse of historic structres in Seneca Falls has been a top priority for Federal, State and Local Officals for decades. Join old friends, community members, representatives of the Landmark Society, Preservation League, Western Erie Canal Alliance, local, state and other officials at the Rec Center to learn about Preserve Seneca Falls, reuse of historic buildings as economic development,... more

Geneva man hopes sharing his story of abuse will bring change

Peter Saracino, 66, of Geneva alleges he was sexually abused by a Capuchin Franciscan priest when he was eight-years-old. Thursday marked 27 years to the day that Saracino confronted his alleged abuser in a letter. Saracino said his abuser was not part of the Rochester Diocese, rather from a seminary in New Jersey that led the school for boys interested... more

Event at Bicentennial Park in Geneva will target ‘GOP Tax Scam’

Vowing to present the real facts about the “GOP Tax Scam,” a coalition of local progressive groups will gather for a peaceful and educational rally at Bicentennial Park in Geneva on Tuesday, August 14th, from 3:30-5:30 PM. Their purpose is to promote awareness of the economic damage done by the 2017 tax law, officially known as the “Tax Cuts and... more

Steam Fest gears up in Hopewell

Twenty-three years ago Michael McCauley and his wife Shirley got married atop an antique tractor at the 1995 Pageant of Steam — fitting for a pair whose roots run deep with the annual pageant now underway on Gehan Road in Hopewell. Like his father before him, Michael is all about the antique steam-powered equipment. Head engineer for pageant sponsor New... more

Skaneateles Lake beaches closed for third day due to algae blooms

Beaches at the north end of Skaneateles Lake remain closed for the third consecutive day because of potentially toxic algae blooms. Representatives of Clift Park beach and the Skaneateles Country Club said the beaches are closed pending the results of tests. The Onondaga County Health Department, which oversees beaches, issued a news release Tuesday saying the beaches were shut down... more

Girl Scouts, alums invited to March in Women’s Day Parade at New York State Fair August 29th

Calling all Girl Scouts, alums, troops, leaders, volunteers and families! Come march with hundreds of your sisters and Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN), the regional Girl Scout Council, in the Women’s Day Parade at the Great New York State Fair on Wednesday, August 29th. It doesn’t matter what Council you belong to, or when you participated in the Girl... more
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