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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

FLX WEEKLY: Your August weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Where is summer going? With just three weekends left in the month of August join Jessica Lahr and company to make plans to get out and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes has to offer. We’ll fill you in on the local weather outlook, event options, sports line-up and more during this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. . 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

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... 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

Corning GlassBarge magic comes to Lyons

Combine the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge, the Vermont Maritime Museum’s Lois McClure and the Erie Canal, and you are guaranteed to draw a huge crowd. Such was the case on Wednesday, July 18, at the Lyons waterfront. The GlassBarge crew, while providing a history of glassmaking and its relationship to the Erie Canal, worked their glass-blowing magic in front... more

Fiona’s Flowers: A simpler path in Canandaigua

On the day of the visit, the sun wasn’t out but the warmth was everywhere. Fiona’s Flowers was illuminated by an overcast glow diffused through a canopy of ancient trees. The vibrant colors of the living bouquets sparkled in a soft drizzle. The mist seemed to mute all sounds except for the birds rejoicing in the rainy day. Julie Simmons... more
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