Tag: Samantha Goodman

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

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 restaurant, and Above All, a smoke shop, both located on ... MORE
Friends of Parrott Hall works diligently at bringing the building back to its former glory

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 is working with a coalition made up of the City ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Cayuga Nature Center offers fun, outdoor educational opportunities

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 venture off through the wooded trails or check out the ... MORE
Lincoln Hill Farms encompasses everything the Finger Lakes Region is all about

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 catering service, a wedding venue, goats, chickens, and glamping. With ... MORE
Local servers share experiences with restaurant industry during a pandemic

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 conditions, and most-recently an attempted return to normal. As restaurants closed ... MORE
Historic Geneva has a new name with a stronger mission of connecting with community members

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 speak with Anne Dealy, Director of Education and Public Information, ... MORE
Mother of deceased child tries to share with Waterloo School Board; is told to stop for “personal attack”

Waterloo mother hopes for change after suffering loss of son

Angelicia Smith, of Waterloo, tragically lost her son, Giovanni Bourne, on June 22, 2021 just weeks before his 12th birthday. She has one message she wants parents, teachers, and other children to hear: If you see something, say something. Smith planned to ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Taughannock Falls State Park; easy hike with a beautiful view

GOOD SPOTS: Taughannock Falls State Park, hiking with a beautiful view

Taughannock Falls in Trumansburg, New York is one of the most beautiful natural attractions the Finger Lakes Region has to offer. At 215 feet tall, the waterfall can be seen from above on the rim trail, or below at the end of the ... 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
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
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
Experts say diligence is necessary to continue to protect children from Covid-19 until they can be vaccinated

Experts say diligence is necessary to continue to protect children from Covid-19 until they can be vaccinated

Covid-19 has been a stressful situation for many individuals, and while vaccinations have become available for adults to help curb the spread of the virus, children are left vulnerable. Fingerlakes1.com spoke with Dr. Kristen Navarette, Medical Director at MVP Healthcare, about tips ... MORE
Bear & Vine in Phelps has something for everyone

Bear and Vine in Phelps has something for everyone

Located on Main Street in Phelps is one of the most unique stores the town has to offer. Bear and Vine has something for everyone. The stalling boutique items, antiques, collectibles, and sitting inside is Diamond Club Cards & Collectibles; offering thousands ... MORE
GOOD SPOTS: Ontario Pathways, Phelps

GOOD SPOTS: A walk along the Ontario Pathways, 25 miles of hiking in the Finger Lakes

Ontario Pathways is 25 miles long, 23.3 miles of multi-use, non-motorized pathways and three loops for 1.7 miles of hiking only trails. The paths are available year round from dawn to dusk offering something that’s truly unique. Ontario Pathways, Phelps trailhead. Credit: ... MORE
Good Spots: Glenwood Cemetery

GOOD SPOTS: Glenwood Cemetery’s beauty

Glenwood Cemetery on Lochland Road in Geneva is one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. What makes it so interesting to visit is that not only is it a cemetery, but when it originally opened in 1873 it doubled as a park for ... MORE