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FLX WEEKLY: Don Miller of Waterside Wine Bar in Phelps (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Don Miller of Waterside Wine Bar in Phelps (podcast)

Don Miller is the owner of the Waterside Wine Bar in Phelps and is in-studio to talk about being a new business owner, dealing with the collapse of their retaining wall on Christmas Day, the “Phelps Triangle” along with his career as ... MORE
South Main Street in Geneva will see two new construction projects starting in 2022

South Main Street in Geneva will see two new construction projects starting in 2022

The Geneva City Planning Board approved a site plan for a project that would redevelop the Trinity Episcopal Church on South Main Street. The project aims to turn the church into a 25 room inn, restaurant and a center for events. Mark ... MORE
Erie Canal faces string of issues after bad weather throughout state

Erie Canal faces string of issues due to recent weather throughout the state

The excessive amounts of rain across New York State recently caused the Erie Canal to close between Baldwinsville and Rochester. Water levels were dangerously high and the NYS Canal Corporation decided on the closure. The closure resulted in numerous boats in water ... MORE
Local man makes it big in Hollywood after losing race for Mayor in Skaneateles

Local man makes it big in Hollywood after losing race for Mayor in Skaneateles

Zack Ford of Skaneateles ran for Mayor in March and lost to trustee Mary Sennett. Now he lives in Hollywood writing screenplays. His current project is a horror movie called “Watcher” and follows the story of a woman who thinks she’s being ... MORE
THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

THE KEEPER OF SKANEATELES LAKE: Remembering Dr. Bob Werner

Dr. Bob Werner lived on the shores of Skaneateles Lake, and during an especially busy life, he volunteered much of his free time to insure his beloved lake stayed pristine and beautiful. Werner passed away in mid-September last year, after fighting a ... MORE
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Thunderstorms bring heavy rain, flooding to downtown Watkins Glen (photos)

The village of Watkins Glen suffered serious flooding late-Tuesday as heavy thunderstorms dumped even more rain on an already-soaked region. The Watkins Glen Police Department posted a number of photos of the village to their Facebook page, showcasing the flooding. At the ... MORE
Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” shocking recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces

Sinkiewicz: If Bowman “had a Native American name, we wouldn’t even be talking about it,” recorded conversation with Seneca County DA surfaces

A few days after the arraignment of Fayette’s Charles Bowman at the Seneca Falls Town Court on Wednesday, July 13, criminal defense attorney John Alder Stevens says Seneca County District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz has “turned the victim into the defendant.” And there’s evidence ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Geneva Lakefront on Seneca Lake offers a unique opportunity for individuals to experience the Finger Lakes Region

GOOD SPOTS: Geneva Lakefront on Seneca Lake offers a unique gateway to experience the Finger Lakes

Seneca Lake, located in the Finger Lakes Region in New York, is the biggest of the Finger Lakes, being the deepest lake in the state. The shores to the lake touch many different towns and villages throughout the region, but perhaps one ... MORE
Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem on Cayuga Lake with 23 repo

Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem on Cayuga Lake with 23 reported in 2021

The state’s latest Harmful Algal Blooms map shows reason for increased concern on Cayuga Lake as the summer continues. Typically August and September are the worst months for outbreaks- and yet to date- Cayuga Lake has already seen 23 confirmed blooms of ... MORE
Dove Block Project offers promise for historic space in downtown Geneva

Dove Block Project offers promise for historic space in downtown Geneva

Previously known as home to Arthur Dove, a prominent and influential artist during the American modernist movement, The Dove Block’s first floor is being restored to become an art gallery and community space for downtown Geneva.  Joe Hayes, Hobart ‘18, is the ... MORE
Showboat Motel, Restaurant, and Bar heavily damaged after massive flood (video)

Showboat Motel, Restaurant, and Bar heavily damaged after massive flood (videos)

The Showboat Motel, Restaurant, and Bar suffered some of the worst damage of any location in the Finger Lakes after Saturday’s intense, heavy rain. As detailed by a series of Facebook Live videos- the property owned and operated by Mark Cronin and ... MORE
SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

SYRACUSE SPEAKS: Obstacles facing AHL looking ahead to 2021-22 season (podcast)

In this episode, recorded July 19th, 2021, Alex welcomes back AHL writer Patrick Williams. The two of them cap off the final episode of season three of the podcast with a chat about where the league has been, where it might be ... MORE
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Generations Bank announces new tourist attraction near its headquarters

Generations Bank announced today that four new custom made bells will be placed across the street from their headquarters at 20 East Bayard Street after the Ripples of Change statues are moved to their permanent location at People’s Park. Each of the ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Joslyn Cemetery in Oaks Corners, small, quaint, and peaceful

GOOD SPOTS: Joslyn Cemetery in Oaks Corners showcases history around Phelps

According to the Phelps Historical Society, there are over 25 cemeteries in Phelps alone. The reason for so many cemeteries in such a small area is because in the 1800s many families on farms would bury loved ones on the land that ... MORE
Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires mouth of iconic gorge in Canandaigua Lake watershed

Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires mouth of iconic gorge in Canandaigua Lake watershed

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has purchased a small but critical parcel near the south end of Canandaigua Lake in the town of Italy, Yates County. The property is located at the mouth of Clark Gully, an iconic ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more! (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID issues, Casella settlement, Canandaigua townhome development, and more (podcast)

What’s next with the COVID-19 pandemic as cases begin to rise again? Should there be a better solution for communities that reach high-cost agreements with outgoing administrators after an investigation like that seen in the Moravia Central School District? What’s the solution ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing dissolution with Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing dissolution with Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw (podcast)

Should the Village of Clyde be dissolved? That is the question, which many small municipalities are wrestling with. While some believe that it’s a smart move- others question the usefulness, if there are not legal requirements backing up the plans made during ... MORE
Smokin Pete’s Barbecue: Young entrepreneurs build their own local barbecue joint from the ground up

Smokin Pete’s Barbecue: Young entrepreneurs build their own local barbecue joint from the ground up

The pandemic hasn’t stopped local entrepreneurs from trying out innovative ideas in the Finger Lakes. One such venture, led by Peter Chapman and Maeve Beecher is bringing a little barbecue to the Geneva area. Chapman, also known to be the Pete in ... MORE