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Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across... more

Seneca Meadows continues to invest in Waterloo Village beautification efforts

For 17 years, Seneca Meadows has continued to invest in the ongoing beautification efforts spearheaded by the many volunteers and committee members of the Waterloo In Bloom organization. One such investment has been the multi year effort to restore and rehabilitate Dempsey Park on Virginia Street in Waterloo. Previously, SMI aided in the addition of a fountain in the circular... more

Oswego CountryMax Held Ribbon Cutting on July 11th

CountryMax held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its newest superstore located at 276 State Route 104 on Wednesday, July 11th at 1:30PM. Oswego officials, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, and leaders from around Oswego County joined CountryMax team members in the celebration. (See attached photos) The store showcases multiple custom-built, wood-themed interior elements reflecting local... more

Warren “absolutely” wants Pegulas running Blue Cross Arena long-term

Mayor Lovely Warren introduced Pegula Sports as the interim manager of Blue Cross Arena on Friday, with an eye toward a long-term deal. “Absolutely that is the plan,” she said when asked if the city wanted the Rochester Americans, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills owners in charge from now on. The interim pact will run from Aug. 1 through Dec.... more

del Lago’s Savor del Lago raises nearly $900 for Seneca Falls Read & Feed Program

del Lago Resort & Casino hosted another successful Savor del Lago event on June 30th, with proceeds benefitting Seneca Falls Read & Feed. The Summer Read & Feed Program provides lunch to any child 18 or younger at either of its feeding locations: Seneca Falls Public Library and Cady Stanton School. Lunch is offered from 11:45AM to 12:45PM Monday, July... more

LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Hasan Stephens, Carrier Dome DJ & founder of The Good Life Foundation (podcast)

On this episode of The Leadership Journey podcast, your host Gwen Webber-McLeod is joined by Hasan Stephens, the Carrier Dome DJ at basketball games since 2013, to discuss how roles, race, hip hop, masculinity, entrepreneurship and a deep connection to the youth of his community have impacted his leadership journey personally and as the Founder of the Good Life Foundation.... more

Dollar Tree store cuts ribbon on Lake Street in Penn Yan

A new business opened their doors in Penn Yan with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. The Dollar Tree store at 211 Lake Street is now open for business in the location of the former Shurfine and Super Duper stores.  The Penn Yan Planning Board approved a revised site plan for the project on March 5th. Pleasure to attend opening of new... more

Chef Fabio Viviani returns to del Lago Resort and Casino’s Award-Winning Portico to host exclusive cooking classes

del Lago Resort & Casino is pleased to announce Chef Fabio Viviani will host two cooking classes Aug. 12th and 13th at the award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, his restaurant inside del Lago Resort & Casino. Viviani’s last three cooking classes were met with great excitement and sold out, leading the famed chef to plan another visit this summer. Additionally,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Lake Tunnel Solar Village could bring new look to housing (podcast)

The Lake Tunnel Solar Village in Geneva, which will sit alongside Seneca Lake will be operational in October. SmallGrid LLC. founder Ryan Wallace was in-studio talking about development of his company, project, and how it could propel the future of housing – in the same ways it’s been revolutionized across the globe. Listen to the entire conversation below: . more

Printing facility announces shutdown in Dryden, mass layoffs

It’s a sad day for Dryden. Vanguard Graphics LLC, also known as Vanguard Printing, has announced plans to close its facility at 17 Hallwoods Road, and lay off all its staff. Notices were given to employees Friday morning. The letters state that layoffs will begin in August and be completed by the end of September. According to an online business... more

Despite revitalization efforts, people are still leaving Upstate New York

Upstate New Yorkers continue to head for the exits. And in few places have they been leaving faster over the past seven years than Broome, Chemung, and Tioga counties — at an average rate of 84 each month in Broome, 39 per month in Chemung and 29 each month in Tioga. New York’s Southern Tier counties are among the state’s... more

State regulators accuse Spectrum of false advertising

The state regulators are accusing Spectrum of false advertising. The Public Service Commission says Spectrum is falsely claiming that it is meeting obligations to expand its broadband service to underserved parts of the state and misleading consumers. The PSC sent a letter to the CEO of Charter which is Spectrum’s parent company. The letter demanded that they “cease and desist”... more

del Lago Resort & Casino announces Sawyer Brown and Blessid Union of Souls with Sponge to perform at The Vine

del Lago Resort & Casino is pleased to announce two more shows have been added to the upcoming lineup at The Vine. Sawyer Brown will perform at 8PM Sept. 7th and Blessid Union of Souls with Sponge will perform at 8PM Sept. 13th. Tickets for both performances go on sale at 2PM Friday, June 29th, and may be purchased in... more

THE POWER OF FRIENDS AT WORK: Ithaca’s Michelle Courtney Berry joins Debbie Morello in-studio (podcast)

Join your host Debbie Morello on this premiere episode of The Power of Friends at Work Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. Debbie is joined by Michelle Courtney Berry of Ithaca and CEO of Courtney Consulting Enterprises, LLC for a discussion on the aspects of work professionalism and co-worker networking over a glass of Finger Lakes wine. Michelle is a high-energy, humorous, engaging and... more

del Lago Resort & Casino recognized by American Red Cross for Annual Sound the Alarm Campaign

Members of the American Red Cross recognized del Lago Resort & Casino for donating radio airtime to their annual Sound the Alarm campaign, reminding residents to be sure they have working smoke alarms and develop an escape plan should a fire start in their home. Pictured from left to right: Executive Director Brian McConnell, Director of Player Development Jimmy Wilmot,... more

After 34 years, Abigail’s Restaurant in Seneca Falls will close

Abigail’s Restaurant opened in Seneca Falls in April of 1984. Now, 34 years later following the death earlier this month of long time owner Jeanne Legott, they will close their doors. Legott’s Abigails has hosted countless family dinners, lunch buffets, wedding receptions. business meetings and events of all sizes over the past three decades. Most recently, they gained notoriety for... more

MRB Group announces Merger, Expansion

MRB Group recently announced the decision to join forces with Chatfield Engineers in a move that further expands its municipal services team and broadens the spectrum of services to clients of both firms. “In order to serve the increasing needs of clients, we also need to grow and evolve,” said Ryan Colvin, PE, President of MRB Group. “The decision to... more
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