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Roundtable on mental health services in the Finger Lakes held in Penn Yan

Roundtable on mental health services in the Finger Lakes held in Penn Yan
Health professionals, stakeholders, and elected leaders gathered at the Yates County Auditorium on Monday for a discussion on the long- and short-term plan to address mental health in the Finger Lakes. Dundee School Superintendent Kelly Houck recently brought to the attention of public officials the lack of resources available to help children and families in the district that might be... more

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019

Wegmans doesn’t want customers reusing old bags after 2019
Stepping away from plastic and towards more environmentally friendly options, Wegmans is cutting down on plastic. Company representatives said it will do away with disposable plastic bags before the New York state deadline in March 2020. Wegmans plans to make the change by the end of the year. However, it’s not the only change customers should expect to see. Company... more

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day

State DOT workers will pick up roadside trash for Earth Day
Employees of the state Department of Transportation will be picking up trash along roads across New York to mark Earth Day. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. DOT officials say on Monday the agency’s workers from every region of New York will be volunteering their time to collect and dispose of litter along roads, highways and other locations. State,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime
A big win for the Canandaigua Braves over the Penn Yan Mustangs in boys high school lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Canandaigua Academy. Check out photos from the game at Canandaigua Academy here… D&C: Read More At the half host Penn Yan leads Canandaigua 5-3 @CABravesSports @CALacrosse #NYSPHSAA @SportsFive pic.twitter.com/6MRUkMy6ZC — Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) April 22, 2016 more

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?

What’s happening in the food, beverage and tourism scenes?
Local food and local drink are huge in the Finger Lakes region, which the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has long recognized. Inspired by ongoing developments in the region’s travel and tourism marketplace, the Chamber is hosting an event June 3 called “al fresco flx” to talk more about and experience what is happening on the agritourism, food and craft beverage... more

New York Wine and Grape Foundation moving from Canandaigua to Penn Yan

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The New York Wine and Grape Foundation is coming back to Penn Yan. The marketing and trade agency associated with the wine and grape industry here in the Finger Lakes moved to Canandaigua in 2006. They had relocated to the New York Wine and Cullinary Center, which is now known as New York Kitchen. Steve Griffin tweeted his approval of... more

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services

Reed, O’Mara, Palmesano hosting roundtable in Penn Yan on Mental Health services
Representative Tom Reed, State Sen. Tom O’Mara, and State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will host a community roundtable, “Crisis in Care: Mental Health Services in Rural Communities,” Monday, April 22, in Penn Yan. The roundtable will be held in the Yates County Auditorium (Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan) beginning at 10 a.m. The media and public are... more

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Your Easter Weekend ahead in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
As we move past the half-way point of April it is starting to feel more and more like Spring in the Finger Lakes. Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and we’ll have your weather outlook and some options for brunch around the region. Also, an update on Sydney’s Instacart side-gig, reaction to Tiger Woods’ big win on Sunday and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... more

Speak to the Light: Two Centuries of Women’s History in the Finger Lakes

Speak to the Light: Two Centuries of Women’s History in the Finger Lakes
To commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the death of Jemima Wilkinson, The Yates County History Center is hosting Speak to the Light: Two Centuries of Women’s History in the Finger Lakes June 28–29 in Penn Yan. Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, who will give a Keynote speech Friday evening about her anthology, “Women’s Suffrage.” One of the first American women to... more

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College

Diplomat to deliver commencement address at Keuka College
A veteran diplomat who represented U.S. interests during some of the most heated international crises of the past generation will deliver the keynote address at Keuka College’s 111th Commencement May 18. Ambassador Robert R. Gosende served for 36 years in Foreign Service with the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of State before joining the State University of New York... more

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors

Penn Yan author releases new book, A Telling of Ancestors
Marion Balyszak, of Penn Yan, announces the release of her book, A Telling of Ancestors, the first in the series, Emma Prince Kauai Mysteries. A 31-year resident of Yates County, Balyszak is a former non-profit administrator, with a dual degree in history and anthropology, and a minor in museum studies. She ‘retired’ as director of the Finger Lake Institute at... more

Freedom Village is leaving Yates County; heading to South Carolina

Freedom Village is leaving NY; heading to South Carolina
Freedom Village is moving to South Carolina, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. Pastor Fletcher Brothers, who calls his ministry “North America’s premier Christian home for at-risk youth” addressed the reason why the facility is moving to Charleston, South Carolina on a local daily radio program. “Part of the reason we’re leaving is probably the same reason a lot of... more

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner

Finger Lakes Beef—It’s what’s for dinner
The New York Beef Council enticed five culinary schools from across New York State to experience a two-day “Farm to Fork” Beef Tour and Cooking Competition here in the Finger Lakes April 11 and 12. This event was made possible through continued support and funding from the South Dakota Beef Council. Five culinary schools, SUNY Cobleskill, Erie Community College, SUNY... more

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon

Closure of Rt. 54A starts April 22nd; work on State Rt. 54 also starts soon
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that continuing work to repair a landslide on State Route 54A in the town of Urbana requires that the road be closed starting the week of April 22. The location is approximately 2.5 miles north of the Village of Hammondsport. The closure is expected to be in place approximately six weeks... more
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