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Watkins Glen celebrates 4th of July with Food Truck Rodeo

The 4th of July, food trucks, and films. That’s what was going on in Watkins Glen Wednesday night at the weekly Clute Park Market and Food Truck Rodeo. The market and food truck rodeo is held on Wednesdays in July and August and features local farmers, crafts and food trucks for people to come and enjoy. People could choose from... more

$16.2 million in projects will transform Watkins Glen

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an unprecedented $16.2 million investment to further enhance Watkins Glen’s transformation into a world-class destination and cultural center – all part of his ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create opportunities for the Southern Tier. The projects announced today include $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects throughout the village and... more

Stephen Simpson’s daring pass leads to victory at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

On one of the hottest race days in Watkins Glen International history, Stephen Simpson picked the perfect time to make the Red Dragon breathe fire. Simpson catapulted the fire-red No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports GAINSCO Auto Insurance ORECA LMP2 from third to first with an aggressive inside pass with about 35 minutes to go Sunday afternoon, sending his three-driver team to... more

Labatt to feature Seneca Lake, other New York waterways in limited edition cans

Labatt USA will partner with Riverkeeper to further its efforts to sustain the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers. Labatt USA will make a $10,000 investment to support Riverkeeper’s efforts, which is part of a larger investment of more than $100,000 with Waterkeepers throughout the Great Lakes region. The partnership and... more

Watkins Glen International racetrack building new terrace

Coming in August, Watkins Glen will be adding a new location to take in the action. Starting with this year’s Go Bowling at the Glen from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, Watkins Glen International will reveal the Turn 10 Terrance to provide an elevated, partially covered view of the racetrack with multiple seating areas and a view of the jumbotron.... more

Three arrests made after robbery at Dandy Mini Mart in Hector

Deputies say a trio of Schuyler County residents were arrested after an investigation into a robbery that happened on May 28th at the Dandy Mini Mart on State Route 414 in Hector. Thomas A. Aldrich, 28, of Watkins Glen, Samantha M. Rekczis, 28, of Hector, and Allison C. Gallow, 20, of Hector were all arrested after the investigation. Rekczis and... more

Watkins Glen man charged with harassment after investigation

Members of the Watkins Glen Police Department report the arrest of a 34-year-old village resident after an investigation. Police charged Ryan E. MacFarlane, 34, of Watkins Glen with second-degree aggravated harassment after an undisclosed incident. Police did not detail the incident, but noted the charges in a recent release to media. MacFarlane was released and will appear in Watkins Glen... more

Crestwood acknowledges possible leaks in Seneca Lake salt mines

An attempt to store liquefied propane gas in Seneca County salt mines, already stalled in the face of fierce opposition, has encountered further setbacks as the sponsors acknowledged the cavern may have leaks. The admission came in a May 17 letter to Department of Environmental Conservation Basil Seggos from a Syracuse-based lawyer representing Finger Lakes LPG Storage, a unit of... more

Watkins Glen teacher wins $2,500 grant, finishes second on Jeopardy!

Rachel Niegelberg, a Watkins Glen Elementary School teacher walked off the set of Jeopardy! with a $2,500 educational grant to help fund some projects in the district she teaches on Tuesday. She finished second on Tuesday’s semi-final round game of the gameshow, which featured educators from around the U.S. The Trumansburg resident was a winner in last week’s quarterfinal game.... more

2,400 plus make chilly 77.7 mile relay around Seneca Lake on Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, was held Sunday, April 29. The event began in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish line celebration... more

SENECA7: 2,400+ athletes set to run around Seneca Lake in a 77.7-mile relay race Sunday

The eighth-annual Seneca7, a 77.7-mile relay race, consisting of 348 seven-member teams running the circumference of Seneca Lake, will be held this Sunday, April 29. The event begins in downtown Geneva, with runners heading south along the west side of Seneca Lake, through Yates County, Schuyler County including Watkins Glen, and Seneca County, before returning to Geneva for a finish... more

Seneca7 relay around Seneca Lake set for Sunday (media guide)

On this coming Sunday, April 29th, the Finger Lakes will see 348 teams of seven runners each converge on Geneva, NY for a 77.7-mile relay. The Seneca7, now in its eighth year, will pass through Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, and Seneca Counties before finishing with a celebration on the banks of Seneca Lake on Sunday night. This year’s race filled to... more

FLX WEEKLY: When will the never-ending winter finally end? (podcast)

As we move into the second half of April, we’re still waiting for winter to end here in the Finger Lakes. On this week’s edition of FLX Weekly we’ll tell you if the end is in sight, round up the week’s top local stories, check out some of our favorite local photos from the past several days, round-up your sports... more

FLX WEEKLY: St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Edition (podcast)

More winter weather is delaying the start of spring, which officially begins next week in the Finger Lakes, but spirits should still be high with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Saturday. Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso to find out some local options for finding Irish cheer, get the details on our coverage of Midlakes girls basketball... more
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