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Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium hosts fishing day

Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium hosts fishing day
The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A) will host an Ice Fishing program on Honeoye Lake, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, one of New York State’s free fishing days. The mission of the FLM& A is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region. Honeoye Lake... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more

Reed, O’Mara, and Palmesano call on Finger Lakes Health to save Penn Yan unit

Reed, O’Mara, and Palmesano call on Finger Lakes Health to save Penn Yan unit
Representative Tom Reed (R-NY), State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), and State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) are urging Finger Lakes Health and the state Office of Mental Health to immediately begin working together to maintain the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. On Monday, Finger Lakes Health announced that no new patients are... more

Interest still high for Penn Yan DRI

Interest still high for Penn Yan DRI
The interest in Penn Yan’s revitalization is still very high. More than 150 people attended an open house Feb. 11 to learn more about and comment on potential projects that could be recommended for funding through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. After hearing details about the project selection process, the group used adhesive notes to comment on the 18 projects that... more

FLH unit will ‘discontinue’ services on Monday, despite not yet receiving state’s OK to shut down

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Little more than a week after a spokesperson for Finger Lakes Health told FingerLakes1.com that the behavioral health unit in Penn Yan would not shut down until the state approved it – employees of Soldiers & Sailors learned Friday that care would be ‘discontinued‘ effective Monday, February 11th. Hospital spokesperson Lara Turbide confirmed the decision on Friday, and told multiple... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title

W-FL FRIDAY: Newark spoils senior night in Waterloo; Midlakes girls clinch East title
After a Senior Night ceremony in Waterloo in which legendary Newark coach Ron Ceravolo was honored pregame, the Newark Reds came up with a big 66-58 road win against the Indians. Jayden Peters exploded out of the gate with 15 first quarter points and the Reds built a 16 point lead in the third quarter before Waterloo came storming back... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda, Marion girls post wins in Wayne County; South Seneca 1 win away from West title
The Gananda Lady Blue Panthers and the Marion Lady Black Knights are seperated by just one-half game at the top of the Wayne County girls basketball standings. Both teams posted victories on Thursday night, Gananda’s coming on Senior Night over Red Creek. In the West, the South Seneca Lady Falcons rolled past Honeoye for their 16th straight win. With the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scores 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night

W-FL WEDNESDAY: DeVaney scored 1,000th in Geneva win; Bloomfield tops Naples on Senior night
Waterloo girls varsity head coach Michael Bree said Wednesday night’s Finger Lakes East match-up with visiting Geneva was a “great battle”. His Lady Indians trailed 28-27 at halftime but pulled even at 47-47 with just 1:30 left in the game. Then, Geneva freshman Aniya Rowe hit a three pointer to give Geneva the lead for good as the Panthers won... more

Beginning the transformation in Penn Yan

Beginning the transformation in Yates
The first step of the renovation of the Sampson Theatre has been achieved, at last. After months of fundraising, historical research, design, architectural archeology, and construction, the new doors of the theatre were installed last week. “It’s the best birthday present I ever got,” said Dean Knapton as the installation was being completed last Friday, Dec. 1. Nor could it... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark

W-FL TUESDAY: Kyle Slywka buzzer beater stuns Geneva; Blankenberg sets Wayne’s all-time scoring mark
Waterloo trailed hosts Geneva by two with just 0.8 seconds to play in the 4th quarter of Tuesday night’s Finger Lakes East battle. Sophomore Kyle Slywka caught an inbounds pass right in front of his own bench and let a turn-around, fade-away shot from behind the arc go over a Geneva defender that found the bottom of the net to... more

Mental health in Yates: Legislature weighs in on FLH closure request

Mental health in Yates: Legislature weighs in on FLH closure request
Should a non-profit, private health care provider be required to provide a service that it is not finding to be financially viable? How can a small rural community best care for the mental health needs of its residents — adult and children? Those are two of the basic questions swirling around the community after news about Finger Lakes Health’s plans... more

Police warn about rental scam in Yates County

Police warn about rental scam in Yates County
Police are warning local residents about a rental property scam, which has been reported by several individuals over the last several days and weeks. According to police, the suspected individual has assumed the identity of a local Penn Yan homeowner who is selling a rental property, and then takes payment with various types of gift cards – such as Google... more

A positive message about Penn Yan

A positive message about Penn Yan
A talented free-lance artist, the late Gary Pinneo is well-known for his “Positively Penn Yan” editorial cartoons which were published in The Chronicle-Express for more than 23 years. His 1,000th cartoon was published in December 2017. A selection of his cartoons have been organized and put on display in the window at The Pinwheel Market by Milly’s Pantry on Main... more

New concerns raised about behavioral health closure in Penn Yan; Finger Lakes Health says it was ‘necessary’

Community raises concern about Acute Rehab closure, Finger Lakes Health maintains it was ‘necessary’
There was swift reaction online and around the Finger Lakes to the news that Finger Lakes Health would be shuttering its Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Geneva General Hospital and Behavioral Health Services program at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan. Lara Turbide, a spokesperson for Finger Lakes Health told the Finger Lakes Times in December that Finger Lakes Health... more

W-FL SATURDAY: Lyons falls out west; Penn Yan girls beat Waterloo

W-FL SATURDAY: Lyons falls out west; Penn Yan girls beat Waterloo
It was a light night of action in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball on Saturday. The biggest game of interest was Class C2’s top team, the Lyons Lions, heading to Niagara Falls to face a true test in a tough St. Joseph’s squad who handed the Lions their second loss of the season 58-57. Full results below… Congratulations to... more
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