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Spotty storm possible on Sunday, but widespread severe weather event ‘unlikely’ in FLX

Spotty storm possible on Sunday, but widespread severe weather event ‘unlikely’ in FLX
The weekend will start with some warm, humid weather on Friday and Saturday – but by Sunday big changes are expected for the region as a whole. While the Finger Lakes has enjoyed significant, and above average temperatures for much of the last month – with some spotty severe weather – the weekend could bring much needed rain into the... more

FLX Weekly: Jessica Lahr and the FingerLakes1.com Staff review our week here in the #FLX

The region received some much needed rain over the past few days to highlight the top news of the week. Recap your week in the Finger Lakes and our highlighted content at FingerLakes1.com over the past few days with Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso. Also, a look ahead at the weekend weather and events outlook. AUDIO... more

Wayne County adopts Opportunity Analysis and Marketing Plan

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday nearly-unanimously to adopt their Opportunity Analysis and Marketing Plan. The plan was billed as an opportunity for Wayne County to start picking up lost ground against other markets. Earlier this summer, the supervisors were given a presentation on the marketing plan and strategy, which focused on engaging the public and private... more

Four generations, four baptisms: DeCracker family comes together at Newark church for newest members

Four generations, four baptisms: DeCracker family comes together at Newark church for newest members
Park Presbyterian’s cavernous sanctuary has plenty of room for church goers. On Sunday, they needed the space to accommodate four generations of DeCrackers to see the baptism of the four newest members of the clan — all girls. The service was led by Pastor Kirk Baker. Read More more

Ontario County leaders, elected officials offer glowing endorsement of Pam Helming in 54th race

Canandaigua Town Supervisor Pam Helming has received overwhelming support from her home county as candidate for the 54th Senate District. Numerous Ontario County elected officials and Republican party leaders are supporting Pam’s campaign to replace State Senator Mike Nozzolio who is retiring at the end of the year. Citing the need for change in Albany, Helming has vowed to fight... more

The bird days of August are upon us in the FLX

The bird days of August are upon us in the FLX
Why, it's been feeling quite comfortable outside for many summer lovers, thanks to a recent spell of rain and a drop in temperatures. Last week, five straight days of 90-plus-degree temperatures had many seeking relief. Read More more

Boaters beware: Lake level plummets in drought

Boaters beware: Lake level plummets in drought
Alan Kuerzdoerfer is handy. When the propellor on his 21.5-inch motorboat hit a rock last week at the state boat launch in Woodville, he fixed it. Other boaters on Canandaigua Lake may not get off so easy. The lake level on Monday was inching downward closer a foot below target level, putting more motorized rigs at risk. Read More more

GOP rivals trade blows as race for 54th District heats up

GOP rivals trade blows as race for 54th District heats up
Canandaigua Town Supervisor Pam Helming is taking a bashing from two of her Republican rivals in the crowded GOP primary race for the 54th state Senate seat: Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn and former Assemblyman Sean Hanna. In a race that has been getting more contentious by the day, the candidates are beginning to take direct shots at one-another, which... more

Farm Bureau game kiosk making the rounds in the Finger Lakes

Farm Bureau game kiosk making the rounds in the Finger Lakes
The New York Farm Bureau interactive Ag Master Kiosk — that lets people play “Ag Jeopardy” and other games, watch the process of growing grapes to making wine, juice and jelly, and more — is up and running. Read More more

Comfortable, calm weather returns to the FLX on Wednesday

Comfortable, calm weather returns to the FLX on Wednesday
The cold front and low pressure system that brought the risk for severe storms on Tuesday has cleared the Finger Lakes region. Clouds associated with the front will remain in the vicinity for much of Wednesday. A shower across the southern Finger Lakes and Southern Tier cannot be totally ruled out either. Generally speaking though, the weather on Wednesday will... more

Spectacular salmon fishing on Lake Ontario

One way or another, each of the eleven Finger Lakes eventually drains into Lake Ontario. The outlets of Conesus, Hemlock, Canadice, and Honeoye are all tributaries of the Genesee River, which enters the Great Lake at Rochester. Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco and Skaneateles all drain into the Seneca River. And the Otisco Lake outlet flows into and out of... more

Severe weather threat subsides; FLX sees busy weather week

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the following counties in the eastern Finger Lakes: Cayuga, Wayne, and Onondaga. The National Weather Service says that conditions are ripe in the watched area for thunderstorms that could really pack a punch this afternoon and evening. The Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 1:00 am.  As always, if you see... more

Pam Helming, GOP-backed candidate in race to succeed Nozzolio, trails in fundraising battle

Pam Helming, GOP-backed candidate in race to succeed Nozzolio, trails in fundraising battle
Canandaigua Supervisor Pam Helming, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate in the 54th Senate District race, is being outraised and outspent by at least three of her fellow competitors for the GOP nomination. Read more from the Auburn Citizen. more

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13

#ICYMI in the Finger Lakes: Looking back at top stories from Aug. 7-13
The second week of August will go down as a busy one in the FingerLakes1.com newsroom, as a frequently slow period for news — saw multiple news items break. “#ICYMI in the FLX” will be a weekly, weekend recap of the top stories from around the Finger Lakes. Readers will dictate what stories end up in this feature — as... more
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