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What lies beneath could put Lake Ontario in exclusive company

What lies beneath could put Lake Ontario in exclusive company
Our side of Lake Ontario could be designated a National Marine Sanctuary, one of just 15 world-wide. The public input part of the process gets underway this week. The 1,700 square mile area has 21 known shipwrecks, some dating back to colonial times. At least 47 more and at least two historically important aircraft are believed in the area, and... more

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun despite flooding

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun
Even while Lake Ontario water levels are reaching record heights and lakeshore communities continue to fight the encroaching water, Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell is confident his resort community will not only overcome the struggle but will deliver its usual dose of summertime excitement. {span}He wants to assure folks from around the Finger Lakes that high lake waters won’t hold... more

Vine Valley celebrates historic marker, improved boat launch

Vine Valley celebrates historic marker, improved boat launch
The Middlesex hamlet of Vine Valley was the scene of dual celebration May 25 as town and county officials and residents gathered for the dedication of a new Pomeroy Foundation historic marker for the Robeson Store and the official opening of the improved boat launch on Canandaigua Lake. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, a Middlesex native, shared his childhood memories... more

Lakeside Arts facility opens June 2nd

Lakeside Arts facility opens June 2nd
Sunny Point, the Arts Center of Yates County’s seasonal lakeside facility will open for the summer Sunday, June 2 with a chicken barbecue and live entertainment. The property, located at 868 East Lake Road, was given to the Arts Center as part of an estate gift from Dr. Annie Smith in 2010. Consisting of a white cottage, a red “studio... more

Season for sales in Canandaigua area

Season for sales in Canandaigua area
If you’re looking to purchase a new home or sell an existing one, the current lack of inventory on the market is only temporary. Current forecasts indicate better weather will bring an uptick in listings for the region, according to area realtors. “We expect to see a lot more become available,” said Kurt Ledgerwood, a sales agent for the Re/Max... more

Plenty of ice to do some fishing (photo)

Plenty of ice to do some fishing (photo)
Wind chills in the negatives numbers didn’t stop ice fishermen from getting out onto Sodus Bay and setting up camp for the day. Sodus Bay ice is 8-12 inches thick now and the perch are plenty according to the reports. When the photographer was out-and-about, around 80 ice fisherman could be seen on the bay. Photo by Chris Trine. more
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