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

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

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

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

Kanpak donates 800 backpacks for local students

Hundreds of students in local school districts will head to school in September well prepared for the challenges ahead, thanks to donations of school supplies, and a local business is leading the way in generosity. Last year, KanPak gave 400 fully outfitted backpacks to school children in two area schools through the Milly’s Pantry programs. This year, Kanpak workers are... more

Taste of Wayne: Nana’s Village Restaurant owner crowned winner after August 3rd event

The Taste of Wayne County is held annually along the banks of the Erie Canal at the Port of Newark, and each year the booth collecting the most tickets wins a trophy. The Village of Newark and the Newark Chamber of Commerce announced that Mary Fitch, owner of Nana’s Village Restaurant and Catering, was crowned this year’s champion. Members of... more

del Lago Resort & Casino announces Engelbert Humperdinck at The Vine

Del Lago Resort & Casino adds another show to its concert lineup at The Vine. Engelbert Humperdinck will perform at 8PM on Tuesday, Oct. 16th. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, August 10th, and may be purchased in person at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at 315-946-1695 or at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. Engelbert... more

Auburn Police Department participates in national block party

In 1984, a town watch association introduced the “National Night Out Program” in Philadelphia with the goal of building a better relationship with law enforcement. Now, more than 16,000 communities participate in the event nationwide and Auburn is one of them. On Tuesday night, the Auburn Police Department hosted its first National Night Out Block Party at Hoopes Park. However,... more

Empire Farm Days underway in Seneca Falls

In 1931, Empire State Potato Growers Association developed Empire Farm Days to bring farmers the newest equipment, info & techniques. On Tuesday, the event kicks off for the 85th year at the Rodman Lott Farm in Seneca Falls where Empire Farm Days has been hosted since 1988, with 300 acres of exhibits, demos and activities. Official Event Program (.pdf) Empire... more

Nana’s Village Restaurant and Catering wins Taste of Wayne County award

Taste of Wayne County is held annually along the banks of the Erie Canal at the Port of Newark, and each year the booth collecting the most tickets wins a trophy. The Village of Newark and the Newark Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Mary Fitch, owner of Nana’s Village Restaurant and Catering, was crowned this year’s champion.... more

Celebrating water and life: OWLA hosts 11th Owasco Lake Day Festival

There is something special about gliding along Owasco Lake, and the Owasco Watershed Lake Association wants to share the experience with the community. On Sunday, OWLA hosted its 11th annual Owasco Lake Day, but this year, its second on Deauville Island at Emerson Park, the OWLA added the word “festival” to the event, explained Rick Nelson, chairman of the planning... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Falls Block Party on Saturday (podcast)

Billy Weston of The Gould Hotel joins Harold “Web Dog” Weber live inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to talk about this weekend’s Seneca Falls Block Party on State Street next to the Gould Hotel. There will be live music in the street from Frankie Wheeler, Nate Michaels and Brass, Inc. Get all the details on this week’s edition of Weber This... more

Can’t get enough of sauerkraut in Phelps

There is still time Saturday to enjoy the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival, where, as the theme says, “Home is Where the Kraut Is.” Winners of the giant parade, which was scheduled to begin earlier this afternoon, will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The sauerkraut cake cutting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on the festival grounds, followed by a performance of... more

The Seneca Meadows Open House claims success

The Seneca Meadows Open House drew about 1,000 local and regional visitors, with one family from Tennessee and one from New York City in attendance who spotted the event while in the local area. Andy Hubbard operated the backhoe game. Tyler and baby Cooper Woodard pretend to operate a shovel. Willie Neuman discusses landfill construction with open house attendees. more
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