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Zugibe Vineyards’ Brisket, Blues & Booze with Ellen Kaye

Zugibe Vineyards’ Brisket, Blues & Booze with Ellen Kaye
Brisket, Blues & Booze at Zugibe VIneyards caps off three days of Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s Smokin’ Summer Kickoff, a fun-filled wine and food pairing weekend with 22 participating wineries around Seneca Lake, including Zugibe Vineyards. On Sunday, June 9th, NYC artists Ellen Kaye and Ethan Fein, with local artist Peter Chwazik, join with Zugibe Vineyards to provide guests with... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)
Spring is here. We know this because the United Way of Seneca County is gearing up for their annual ‘Taste of Spring’ event, which will be taking place Thursday, May 9th at del Lago Resort & Casino from 5:30 – 8 p.m. While the event is a sure sign of spring – it reinforces the importance of local partnership provided... 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

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing access to medical and mental health care for vets in the Finger Lakes
What do you know about the VA Health System? If you’re like a lot of people – particularly not in the VA community – the answer might be not much. That said, there’s a lot to know about the services provided at local VA clinics. Particularly, those in the Finger Lakes, which are providing unmatched services to those who have... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural development efforts locally with USDA (podcast)

Rural communities are at a clear disadvantage when it comes to winning economic development contests, like those we frequently see in the news. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative, while something that has proven to be positive for the Finger Lakes – leaves a lot of communities out. But, there’s plenty of funding available out there to help small, rural communities develop... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing technology in a modern classroom (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing technology in a modern classroom (podcast)
There’s no doubt that technology plays a big role in life, but what about education? While some districts have developed rules to push back against technology – particularly social media – others have embraced it. This week Josh Durso sat down with three administrators from the Seneca Falls Central School District to examine the role of technology in a classroom,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk talks platform as he runs for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk previews his race for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
Christopher Folk says his unique experiences make him the ideal candidate for Seneca County District Attorney. With background in the tech space, plenty of management experience, and time spent in local courts as Waterloo Town Judge – Folk believes one of the keys to being a strong District Attorney is understanding how to grow and become better in the position.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)
In 2018, the CDC produced new, shocking data that showed a 30 percent increase in suicide rates over the last two decades. That increase prompted a lot of discussion, dialogue, and ideas about what could be done differently to improve mental health treatment, services available, and remove stigma. Those efforts are now being realized in a number of unique, exciting... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region’s natural resources – they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian explained, “It’s a regional brand that people and businesses – generations of them – have worked to create.” Both Taylor and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)
How well do you know your community? Each day the United Way of Seneca County has to fight to better understand the community they serve. It’s difficult work – determining where the greatest need is – and attempting to focus some energy and resources to help correct it. Thankfully, there are community partners, and the United Way has the opportunity... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Program aims to give students perspective on careers, further education

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Program aims to give students perspective on careers, further education
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 66.7 percent of 2017 high school graduates between the ages 16 and 24 were enrolled at a college or university in April 2018. The BLS reported at the same time that among individuals between 20 and 29 who received a bachelor’s degree in 2017 – 77.6 percent were employed. Those numbers are important,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of alternative education programs like The Walden Project (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of alternative education programs like The Walden Project (podcast)
How beneficial can alternative education programming – like The Walden Project – be for students who might not succeed in the traditional setting? The answer: Significant. Andy Webster, local founder of the Finger Lakes’ chapter of The Walden Project – and Janean Shedd – Instructor and Service Learning Coordinator with Walden – were in-studio to talk about the broad benefits... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, discussing changes in housing trends

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, and discussing progress in modern housing
When the Lake Tunnel Solar Village sees its first unit placed in Geneva in the coming weeks – it will be a big moment for the city, which has become an innovator in the region for economic development. CEO Ryan Wallace sees the Lake Tunnel as a blueprint for other communities like it. The development near State Route 5&20 isn’t... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year
Last year New York State committed $65 million to learning and studying toxic algal blooms, which threaten local waterways, water supplies, and have put a serious strain on some local municipal water systems. Harmful Algal Blooms, or HABs, are one of the greatest environmental concerns facing the Finger Lakes; and a lot is still unknown about them. This week, FL1... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, outreach efforts locally (podcast)

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults – or 43.9 million people – experience mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions and disorders that impact a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive... more
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