Category: Watkins Glen

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

The United States Vintage Grand Prix is back at Watkins Glen this weekend. The Grand Prix festival celebrated the history of post-World War II road racing from 1948-1952. One event attendee said this was a special time for her and the family ... MORE
Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would conduct their own new tests in coordination ... MORE
Scuba divers clean-up Watkins Glen Village Marina (photos)

Scuba divers clean-up Watkins Glen Village Marina (photos)

A group of divers did their best to clean the Watkins Glen Village Marina on the south end of Seneca Lake on Saturday, September 7th. Check out some photos from the clean-up day below taken by Bobby Kurz ... MORE
GALLERY: Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends

Volunteers dive to cleanup the marina in Watkins Glen as summer ends

A lot of stuff ends up in area waterways by the end of a busy summer season. In Schuyler County, a local group worked their hardest to clean up the Watkins Glen Village Marina. They worked last week to ensure that the ... MORE
No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at ... MORE
‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with an upstate New York racetrack for a ... MORE
First parole hearing scheduled for Watkins Glen man convicted of murdering girlfriend

First parole hearing scheduled for Watkins Glen man convicted of murdering girlfriend

The Watkins Glen man who killed his 15-year-old girlfriend back in 2000, will have his first parole hearing in October. 35-year-old Joshua Horein was 16-years-old when he killed Amber Brockway in an abandoned building near Seneca Lake. He pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder ... MORE
Race fans arriving for NASCAR weekend

Race fans arriving for NASCAR weekend in Watkins Glen

NASCAR weekend is quickly approaching, which means race fans are flying into the area from all over the country. From young to old, there are fans of all ages that will be headed up to the Glen for this weekend’s events. Race-goers ... MORE
Austin Cindric earns first win at 2019 Zippo 200 at The Glen

Austin Cindric earns first win at 2019 Zippo 200 at The Glen

Austin Cindric concouqered the 11 turn road course of Watkins Glen on Saturday claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series win at the track. The race began with Kyle Busch on the pole. Busch would go on to win the first stage and appeared ... MORE
Campers go all out at WGI

Campers go all out at WGI

Campers at Watkins Glen International showed off their elaborate camping sites for this year’s Go Bowling at the Glen Weekend. Some race fans arrived right when the gates opened at 7 am on Wednesday and have been waiting for Sunday’s big race ... MORE
Chase Elliott repeats in Go Bowling at the Glen (race recap)

Chase Elliott repeats in Go Bowling at the Glen (race recap)

The 2019 version of Go Bowling at the Glen felt a whole lot like 2018 – Chase Elliott even ran out of fuel during his celebratory burnout. Elliott held on to a narrow lead during the final laps to beat Martin Truex ... MORE
Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

McLaughlin, the 19-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Mike McLaughlin, dominated Friday’s K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen International and was declared the winner when the race was called after 34 of 41 scheduled laps due to inclement weather. McLaughlin led ... MORE
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The ‘bizarre trip’ that was almost Woodstock 50

Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: “It’s been a really bizarre trip.” Over the last six months, Lang, 74, ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park  (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park (podcast)

Walter Gable takes you through the conditions that created the gorge in Watkins Glen and the history of Watkins Glen State Park that was recently recognized as one of the top 3 state parks in the United States. ... MORE
Woodstock 50 promoters eyeing Maryland for the festival

Woodstock 50 releases all artists from contracts

According to Billboard reports, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts. Last night, July 25, both John Fogerty and Jay-Z had already pulled out from the festival. But it wasn’t until today that Woodstock 50 organizers formally released all ... MORE
Woostock 50 is finally cancelled by organizers

Woostock 50 finally cancelled by organizers

Officials with Woodstock 50 announced on Wednesday that the three-day festival to celebrate its 50th anniversary has been canceled. ‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great ... MORE
Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue ... MORE
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs ... MORE