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Vine Valley celebrates historic marker, improved boat launch

Vine Valley celebrates historic marker, improved boat launch
The Middlesex hamlet of Vine Valley was the scene of dual celebration May 25 as town and county officials and residents gathered for the dedication of a new Pomeroy Foundation historic marker for the Robeson Store and the official opening of the improved boat launch on Canandaigua Lake. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, a Middlesex native, shared his childhood memories... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex

Folk Art Guild to open studios for public viewing in Middlesex
Rochester Folk Art Guild artisans at East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex, will welcome the public to their craft studios and the East Hill Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 12. Visitors will have the chance to see recent Guild creations in the workshops, visit with the artists and... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Griffin talks Penn Yan’s big DRI win, and continued success in Yates County
Scream louder than the pessimists. That’s how Steve Griffin has approached his role as CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center. But, now that he’s been in the position for more than a decade – and closing in on his 12th year of service for the FLDC – the hard work is paying off. While Yates is a rural... more

Solar farm will be built on Middlesex farmland

Solar farm will be built on Middlesex farmland
Another community solar farm serving NYSEG customers broke ground March 15 in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The project, to be built on land owned by Jeanette Daum in Middlesex, will produce enough electricity for about 650 average sized homes. “We are proud to bring community solar to the Finger Lakes,” said Jeffrey Mayer, CEO of Solar Farms NY.... more

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet

Hear about mills and life along the Keuka Outlet
Yates County’s post-revolutionary history is rooted in the area we now know as a beautiful natural area in a ravine that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The mills that were powered by the flowing water of the Keuka Outlet became the basis of industry here. As the mills prospered, other businesses and services were needed. Soon there were homes, inns,... more

Driver ticketed for having suspended license after hitting Whitman school bus

Marcus Whitman school bus involved in accident on East Lake Rd.
Deputies have provided an update to the crash on Thursday involving a Marcus Whitman school bus. Around 7:20 deputies were called to the scene on Route 364. Deputies say Marjorie Albert, 53, was operating the school bus when she stopped to pick up a student. At that time, a vehicle operated by V.C. Breckenridge, 50, of Canandaigua struck the rear... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Naples battles Whitman for FL West lead (FL1 Sports)

WEBCAST REPLAY: Naples battles Whitman for FL West lead (FL1 Sports)
A match-up of league unbeatens on FL1 Sports as the Naples Big Green visits the Marcus Whitman Wildcats with first place in the Finger Lakes West on the line. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp have the call live from Rushville on FL1 Sports. . more

Middlesex mourns the loss of assistant chief

Assistant chief at Middlesex FD killed in snowmobile accident
Community mourns the loss of one of ‘the good guys’ Tom Hetherington wasn’t a member of the Middlesex Hose Company for many years, but his personality, training, and experience helped him become embedded in the brotherhood of volunteers in this small Finger Lakes community even before he officially joined. Hetherington’s life, cut short last week, was in the fire service,... more

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget for 2019

Yates legislators adopt $44.3M budget
Yates County Legislators adopted the $44.3 million 2019 county budget Nov. 15 following a public hearing when they heard bi-partisan support for increasing wages for the Yates County Board of Elections Comissioners. The only change they made to the budget before adopting it was an adjustment to a Court Security line in the plan. Treasurer Winona Flynn said increases in... more

Folk Art Guild hosts Last Big Festival of Crafts at The Harley School

Folk Art Guild Last Holiday Festival at Harley School
For 57 years the Rochester Folk Art Guild has held major craft exhibits in Rochester, without once missing an occasion. This Thanksgiving weekend Holiday Festival of Crafts draws that impressive era to a close. Planning for the next few years to concentrate their efforts and energy into hosting events at home, this season’s show will be the final comprehensive Guild... more

Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow. Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state. The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for... more

Vine Valley store reopens in Middlesex

Perhaps one can go home. At least that is what Beth Armitage Muller is trying to do as she re-establishes the Vine Valley General Store. First opened in 1898, by Charles A. Robeson, it served the Vine Valley community on the shore of Canandaigua Lake until her family finally closed it in the 1980′s. After a leap of faith and... more

Middlesex native re-establishes CA Robeson General Store

Perhaps one can go home. At least that is what Beth Armitage Muller is trying to do as she re-establishes the Vine Valley General Store. First opened in 1898, by Charles A. Robeson, it served the Vine Valley community on the shore of Canandaigua Lake until her family finally closed it in the 1980′s. After a leap of faith and... more

Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend

The Folk Art Guild has an exciting line up of Craft Weekend classes for all ages, which is set for 6PM Thursday evening July 12th through 3PM, July 15th. Fifteen hours of intensive study in Pottery, Theater, Filmmaking, Rustic Furniture Building, Weaving, Poetry, and Natural Dyeing will be guided by experienced Guild members and local experts. Online registration and visual... more

Public input requested for Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has begun the process of revising the Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan (UMP). The first Canandaigua Highlands UMP was finalized in 2005, and is available on the web at: www.dec.ny.gov/lands/42852.html The purpose of a unit management plan is two-fold: 1) to define management goals and objectives for state land and, 2)... more
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