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Local hospitals share millions through Excellus program

Millions shared around local hospitals through Excellus program
Millions was shared between several local hospitals and health centers in the Finger Lakes and Central New York, according to officials with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Thirty-six upstate New York hospitals and health centers, including eight in the Finger Lakes region, last year shared $25.7 million in quality improvement incentives from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. The nonprofit health insurer’s performance incentive program... more

Former Ski Valley in South Bristol poised for private use

Former Ski Valley in South Bristol poised for private use
The former Ski Valley, shuttered nearly a decade ago, could become someone’s private winter paradise. Town Supervisor Dan Marshall said Thursday he doesn’t see any obstacles to the once public ski resort, long since vacated, becoming a private residence. Approvals, however, lie in the hands of the town’s planning and zoning boards. The 118-acre commercial property at 6586 County Road... more

WEEKLY DEALS: Beard Bros Giveaway, Ciccino’s 2 for 1 Happy Hour, Mardi Gras on Cayuga Lake & Coach’s Amazing Home Plate!

WEEKLY DEALS: Ciccino’s Sweetheart Special, CVDesigns Valentines Bundles, and MORE!
This week marks another week of deals here in the heart of the Finger Lakes. There’s plenty to see, do, and more-importantly SAVE by checking out this week’s biggest deals! Be sure to visit FingerLakes1.com’s brand new FLX Local Deals section for things to do, locally discounted experiences, goods, and so much more! FingerLakes Beard Bros Giveaway No purchase necessary! The... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jennifer Harris of Thrive to Survive & the Middle Finger 5K (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jennifer Harris of Thrive to Survive & the Middle Finger 5K (podcast)
Jennifer Harris is Vice-President of Thrive To Survive, an organization that works to help local residents afflicted with cancer with the logistical issues they face with daily life during their treatment. Their biggest fundraiser is the Middle Finger 5K race held annually in early May along the shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva. . more

Deputies: Manchester woman failed to feed dogs

Deputies: Manchester woman failed to feed dogs
The Ontario County Humane Society reports that a 48-year-old Manchester woman was ticketed after two dogs were found inside a residence on State Street not being properly cared for. The Humane Society reports that Amy Tunison, 48, of Manchester was charged with failure to provide food and water to an impounded animal. Deputies say the two dogs were impounded at... more

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets
The 2019 Sectional Playoffs begin next week for boys and girls high school basketball teams throughout the region. There are 19 tournaments to be contested by class to determine Sectional Championships. The championship round will be followed by the state play-in rounds which will determine Section V’s representatives into the NYSPHSAA Tournament. Full brackets for each Classification for both the... more

Wegmans temporarily lowering prices in shutdown aftermath

Wegmans temporarily lowering prices in shutdown aftermath
To help those still working to make ends meet after the extended government shutdown, Wegmans announced it is lowering prices temporarily for certain foods. Among other products, Wegman’s pasta sauce will drop to 79 cents per jar, a dozen large eggs will be reduced to 99 cents and blended yogurt will run three for 99 cents. The lower prices will... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the latest in Geneva with Jim Meaney
When Jim Meaney founded the Geneva Believer – his goal was to inform city residents of the inner-workings of government. Over the years he has covered a string of important, relevant issues; and most-recently his coverage of the city manager search process, policing and intended reforms in Geneva, and Finger Lakes Health have really spotlighted the importance of this work.... more

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores

Shoppers disappointed as Payless liquidates, shuts down all stores
Last week, Payless ShoeSource announced all of its stores in the United States and Puerto Rico will be closing – the latest retail chain falling victim to online shopping. The company plans to file for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. “To hear they’re actually closing is bittersweet,” said Ana Lebron, a former employee. “It was like home... more

Hundreds turn out for Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Several hundred people ended up enjoying a wintry Saturday outdoors — as well as macaroni and cheese dishes from 11 local restaurant and cocoa and craft beer tastings — for the Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival downtown. Besides food and drink, a host of activities were available kids and adults, from breakfast with “Frozen” characters to ice and wood... more

Sun setting on The Brighter Day in Canandaigua

Sun setting on The Brighter Day in Canandaigua
Kathy Zabliski once had an active life and career as a registered nurse. Fifteen years ago she became ill and now lives with a chronic neurological disorder. She can’t feel her feet or legs and relies on a walker or wheelchair. She described having mobility issues, cardiac issues and goes for treatment at various clinics and Strong Memorial Hospital. Instead... more

W-FL BOCES teacher receives NYS educator of excellence award

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Julie Harrington, who is commonly known as ‘chef’ in the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES system was awarded the 2019 New York State Educator of Excellence Award. Julie is the instructor of the Culinary Arts program at Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center in Stanley. Chef Harrington was chosen for her passion, commitment, and creativity. “I am truly excited and blown away,”... more

Homeowner, firefighter both sent to hospital after fire in Manchester

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On Friday at approximately 1:18 p.m. the Manchester Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 59 Canadice Lane. Upon arrival first responders reported smoke and flames coming from a mobile home. The fire was reported to the Ontario County E-911 Center by the owner and occupant. The Manchester Fire Department was assisted by Shortsville, Clifton Springs, and... more

Nexamp Seneca offers community solar option

Nexamp Seneca offers community solar option
Anyone who has driven a stretch of Route 14A from Geneva to the hamlet of Hall has likely noticed solar panels being installed on a large tract of land for nearly a year. The completion of that work was unveiled Thursday, when officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and a Massachusetts-based renewable energy company... more
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