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Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)
Woodstock 50 is set to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International. While there has been a lot of tense debate over the future of the event from the local community – officials are working to relax concerns about safety and traffic. Creator Michael Lang participated in a radio forum heard on Frankly Speaking Newstalk 1230/1450 AM and 106.9... more

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans
More details about Woodstock 50 tickets, camping and crowd control plans have emerged for this summers mega-festival in Watkins Glen. The Elmira Star-Gazette reports Woodstock founder and 50th anniversary organizer Michael Lang met with area residents last week to address concerns about the crowd and setup for the three-day music event, scheduled for Aug. 16-18, 2019, around Watkins Glen International... more

NASCAR’s 2020 Cup schedule includes later race date for Watkins Glen International

NASCAR’s 2020 Cup schedule includes later race date for Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International’s NASCAR weekend will be held later on the calendar in 2020 while also growing closer to the cutoff for the series’ playoffs. The Schuyler County road course will host its annual NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Aug. 16 next year. This year’s Go Bowling at The Glen weekend will be held the first weekend... more

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking
Neighbors within the mile of the main entrance for Watkins Glen International were recently approached by Woodstock 50 coordinators about their property. The Hughey family owns just over 300 acres of land off of County Route 16. Dee Hughey, the landowner, said she was offered a sum of money she didn’t want to disclose to use her land for off-site parking. Event coordinators... more

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50
More than 80 performers are scheduled to take part in Woodstock 50 in August. But, how many of those musicians attendees can see will depend on how efficient they are at planning their weekend, and how much of each performance they want to see. Four different stages will be utilized each day of the 50th anniversary festival, organizers announced Wednesday.... more

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen
Jay-Z, Dead & Company, the Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey are among the headliners announced for the Woodstock 50 festival, producer Michael Lang confirmed at a press conference today. The event will take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen. Also included in the determinedly eclectic lineup are the Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational... more

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors

Glenora Wine Cellars joins SVRA sponsors
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that Glenora Wine Cellars has become the “official sparkling wine” of SVRA. The first winery on the shore of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the acclaimed wine cellar and inn are nestled in a bucolic setting within shouting distance of the world-famous and historic Watkins Glen International Speedway... more

Watkins Glen falls to Cambridge in Class C state title game, 57-43

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Watkins Glen hung around for three-plus quarters but couldn’t keep up Section 2’s Cambridge in Saturday night’s Class C state basketball title game at Hudson Valley Community College. More specifically, the Senecas didn’t have anyone like Indians sophomore Sophie Phillips, who scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, handed out six assists and made three steals in her team’s 57-43 victory.... more

Watkins Glen Lady Senecas headed to NYSPHSAA Final Four

Watkins Glen Lady Senecas headed to NYSPHSAA Final Four
The Senecas defeated Cooperstown 60-49 in the Class C state quarterfinals on Sunday at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena in Binghamton. Watkins Glen led 27-19 at the half. Taylor Kelly scored 20 points for the Senecas and Hannah Morse added 17 points for Watkins Glen. Watkins Glen (20-4) will head back to the state semifinals for the first time... more

Woodstock 50 organizer denies rumors of financial trouble

Woodstock 50 Promoter meets with Schuyler County officials
Is the 2019 Woodstock festival in trouble? Original Woodstock promoter Michael Lang is marking the iconic music event’s 50th anniversary with a three-day event at Watkins Glen called “Woodstock 50.” However, with less than six months to go, Lang still hasn’t announced a lineup or ticket info — despite originally promising details by the end of January. Rumors have begun... more

Watkins Glen girls return to top of Class C

Watkins Glen girls return to top of Class C
A torrid first half from senior Taylor Kelly and a typically dominant defensive effort carried the Watkins Glen girls basketball team to its fourth Section 4 Class C title in five seasons Saturday afternoon with a 53-42 win over Unatego at SUNY Cortland. Kelly nailed six 3-pointers and scored 19 points in the opening half as the second-seeded Senecas bolted... more

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge

Steven Getman launches campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge
County Attorney Steven Getman has officially launched his campaign for Schuyler County Court Judge. Getman is a lifelong Republican who resides in Watkins Glen and currently serves as the Schuyler County Attorney. “Our new judge must have experience to handle not only criminal cases, but also challenging civil, Family Court and Surrogate’s Court cases,” said Getman. “I believe that my... more

Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack

Genny at the Glen: Rochester brewery inks sponsorship with racetrack
For the first time in 40 years, Upstate New York’s Genesee will be the official beer of auto racing at Watkins Glen International racetrack. The multi-year sponsorship announced today unites two of Upstate New York’s iconic names. It means Genesee will be a major sponsor for the upcoming racing season at Watkins Glen, which runs from April to September. It... more

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50
The Dix Town Board called a Special Meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns — both their own and those expressed by various of their constituents — regarding the planned Woodstock 50 concert weekend planned in August at Watkins Glen International. The meeting, poorly promoted and attracting only a handful of people, was urged by board member Dominick Smith after concerns... more

Watkins Glen International extends sports-car partnership with Sahlen

Watkins Glen International extends sports-car partnership with Sahlen
Sahlen’s hot dogs, auto racing and an early Fourth of July celebration. That traditional American fit will continue at Watkins Glen International. WGI and Sahlen Packing Company, Inc., have renewed their partnership for the track’s sports-car race weekend, with Sahlen continuing as title sponsor of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in a multiyear deal announced Monday by the... more

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half

Surging Watkins Glen boys storm away from Odessa-Montour in second half
Watkins Glen ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and picked up a fifth consecutive victory in boys basketball, 52-38, over rival Odessa-Montour on Wednesday night in Odessa. O-M closed within 25-23 early in the third quarter before Owen Scholtisek’s 3-pointer sent the Senecas on a 12-3 run to end the quarter. Scholtisek finished with a game-high 13... more

Woodstock 50 coming to Watkins Glen this summer

Woodstock coming to Watkins Glen this summer in multi-day festival
After months of rumors, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three-day festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the original event is coming to Watkins Glen, New York on August 16th, 17th and 18th. Organizers won’t be announcing specific acts until tickets go on sale in February, but Lang says that over 40 performers have been... more
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