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Gas: Gas prices are rising, but why is California so expensive?

As turmoil continues between Russia and Ukraine, the prices of gas will continue to rise. California is seeing prices over $5. The average price is past $5 in the state for the…

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Social Security: How to change your address

Many Americans receive different types of Social Security benefits like retirement, disability, and even spousal benefits. If you receive any of these or Medicare, you need to be sure your address on…

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Social Security: How to replace your card online

Sometimes people end up losing their Social Security cards, which are needed for things like employment and proof of identity. While just knowing your number is enough in most cases, there are…

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Social Security: Someone is using my SSN

Identity theft has become a major issue in the United States, and people stealing other’s Social Security numbers, or SSNs, is no different. If you suspect your number is being used by…

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IRS: Letters sent from the IRS explained

Sometimes the IRS will send letters to taxpayers in order to notify them of an adjustment or payment due. This tax season, you may see more letters than you’re used to, but…

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Social Security: Starting your “My Social Security” online account

The Social Security Administration offers Americans an online service to help them manage their Social Security. This service will let you check any kind of Social Security business you may have with…

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Social Security: How to change your name on your card

Sometimes there are events in life that cause people to change their names, and they need to be sure their Social Security cards match their legal name. This is important for things…

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Social Security: Watch out for scammers saying your SSN or account has a “problem”

Some Americans feel stuck when they find that there is some sort of issue with their Social Security Number or account. A SSN is not only what people need to be able…

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IRS: Avoid these issues when filing tax returns

According to the IRS, one common issue with tax returns is when Americans accidentally file before receiving all the proper tax reporting documents. This is dangerous because it may lead to a…

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Geneva YMCA continues to work toward their future with the Capital Campaign

The Geneva YMCA has big plans for its future as it comes out of the pandemic ahead. Other YMCA’s weren’t so lucky and were forced to close after not being able to…

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Businesses in Downtown Geneva struggle as Streetscape Project moves forward so soon after pandemic
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Businesses in Downtown Geneva struggle as Streetscape Project moves forward amid pandemic

The streets in downtown Geneva are getting a facelift, but some business owners feel it’s at the costing them at a crucial time. Fingerlakes1.com spoke with the owners of Captain’s Café, a…

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Friends of Parrott Hall works diligently at bringing the building back to its former glory
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Friends of Parrott Hall works diligently at bringing the building back to its former glory

Parrott Hall in Geneva is rich with history, but in a sad state of despair, as a local organization called Friends of Parrott Hall attempt to salvage what is left. The organization…

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GOOD SPOTS: Cayuga Nature Center offers fun, outdoor educational opportunities
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GOOD SPOTS: Cayuga Nature Center offers fun, outdoor educational opportunities

Cayuga Nature Center located just outside of Ithaca offers various exhibits and programs to help visitors better understand nature. Animal lovers can stop by the outdoor animal exhibits and nature lovers can…

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Lincoln Hill Farms encompasses everything the Finger Lakes Region is all about
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Lincoln Hill Farms encompasses what the Finger Lakes Region is all about

Lincoln Hill Farms is one of the Finger Lakes Region’s best kept secrets. The farm has stages and bars to host concerts and events, multiple gardens ranging from sunflowers to hops, a…

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Local servers share experiences with restaurant industry during a pandemic
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Local servers reflect on the last 18 months as the coronavirus pandemic enters a new phase

The pandemic brought a number of changes to many industries, but the service and hospitality space saw some of the most significant ones from the start- with shutdowns, turning to unusual operating…

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Historic Geneva has a new name with a stronger mission of connecting with community members
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Historic Geneva has a new name with a stronger mission of connecting with community members

Historic Geneva has worked hard to rebrand themselves in order to become a more active part of the community, specifically to get the community to engage with them. Fingerlakes1.com was able to…

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