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A Cayuga Christmas: Lakeside community holds yearly tree-lighting ceremony

The holiday season officially began in the village of Cayuga on Friday evening with the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas celebration. The event began with homemade chili, soups, cookies and hot chocolate prepared and served by members of the congregation at the Cayuga United Methodist Church and continued across Center Street with the official lighting of the village Christmas tree... more

Starshine 2017: Lighting the way for the holiday season in Penn Yan

Every year Penn Yan celebrates the arrival of the holiday season with Starshine. It brings the Christmas spirit to the community, which proudly supports the annual event. This year activities included horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, cookie decorating and a bounce house on the streets of Penn Yan. Starshine also featured several tents set up with crafts, food, and... more

Road closures announced ahead of ‘It’s a Wonderful Run’ in Seneca Falls

On Monday the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department announced road closures and delays, which will be associated with this weekend’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Run 5K’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Festival’. Officials say there will be traffic delays and detours. Roads in the area of the race will close around 4:40 pm on Saturday and not reopen until 6:30... more

It’s a Wonderful Life Festival activities outlined by organizers

Many new events will be taking place at this weekend’s It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in ‘The Real Bedford Falls’, Seneca Falls, NY. This year’s annual IAWL Festival boasts more than 90 scheduled events during the three-day festival. “There is lots of excitement in this little town as we prepare for the over 15,000 visitors expected from all over the... more

Seneca Community Players to perform this weekend

Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, a live radio play based on the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be performed Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in Seneca Falls. The Seneca Community Players who have been entertaining visitors to the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival with this reprisal of the original Lux Soap sponsored radio program from 1947, has gathered nearly two... more

Road closures announced ahead of ‘It’s a Wonderful Run’ in Seneca Falls

On Monday the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department announced road closures and delays, which will be associated with this weekend’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Run 5K’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Festival’. Officials say there will be traffic delays and detours. Roads in the area of the race will close around 4:40 pm on Saturday and not reopen until 6:30... more

A Cayuga Christmas: Lakeside community holds yearly tree-lighting ceremony

The holiday season officially began in the village of Cayuga on Friday evening with the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas celebration. The event began with homemade chili, soups, cookies and hot chocolate prepared and served by members of the congregation at the Cayuga United Methodist Church and continued across Center Street with the official lighting of the village Christmas tree... more

Starshine 2017: Lighting the way for the holiday season in Penn Yan

Every year Penn Yan celebrates the arrival of the holiday season with Starshine. It brings the Christmas spirit to the community, which proudly supports the annual event. This year activities included horse drawn carriage rides, face painting, cookie decorating and a bounce house on the streets of Penn Yan. Starshine also featured several tents set up with crafts, food, and... more

Ithaca College student and production partner win prestigious award

Kyle Arnold, a senior in the Journalism Department at Ithaca College, developed, along with Ismael Byers from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, a short film called, “Solitude: A Companion Abroad,” documenting the four months the two men spent studying in Chile at the renowned Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago. Although the weather was always hot while there from February... more

31st annual holiday parade set to take place later this month in Auburn

Everyone loves a parade, and Downtown Auburn is a great place to see one. On Saturday, November 25, the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District and the City of Auburn will present “Miracle on Genesee Street,” and the 31st Annual Holiday Parade. This parade is a popular custom, beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of East Genesee and North Fulton... more

“Keuka Holidays” wine trail gets residents into the holiday spirit

Local residents were able to get a jump start at ringing in the holiday season with the annual “Keuka Holidays” wine trail. The tour was hosted at Heron Hill Winery and sponsored by the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Ticket holders were able to travel to seven different wineries, collecting ornaments and trying out different wines. When visitors started the trail,... more

Organizers highlight new events scheduled for ‘It’s a Wonderful Weekend’

With just 6 weeks left for preparation, organizers of It’s A Wonderful Life Festival are busy preparing for the nearly 15,000 visitors expected during the 3 day December festival. Many new events have been planned to add to the already full three-day schedule as Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls, the fictional town made famous by Frank Capra’s 1946 film... more

Sen. Helming announces funding for county fairs throughout district

Senator Pam Helming today announced that six county fairs in our region will receive state funding to help them improve their facilities and promote New York agriculture. The 2017 Agricultural Fairgrounds Infrastructure Improvement Program that Senator Helming supported was approved as part of this year’s state budget. Fifty-two local fairs around the state earned a combined $5 million that will... more

It’ll be a Wonderful (busy) Life in Seneca Falls

Plans are being finalized for the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival on Dec. 8 through 10. The festival emphasizes the belief held by many in this community that the Bedford Falls setting for the classic 1946 Frank Capra movie was Seneca Falls, a place Capra visited in the 1940s. The similarities between Seneca Falls of the 1940s and Bedford... more

State fair’s Orange Lot to get $27 million makeover to add parking, improve traffic flow

A $27 million project to pave the Orange Lot at the New York State Fairgrounds will begin this fall, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a release, Cuomo’s office announced Monday the project would be complete in time for the 2018 edition of the State Fair, which begins on August 22, 2018. The 65-acre Orange Lot is currently unpaved and... more
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