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Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable: Haunted tales, hoaxes & strange but true stories of the FLX

Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable: Haunted tales, hoaxes & strange but true stories of the FLX
On the latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.TV, Seneca County Historian Walter Gables explores paranormal sites, haunted places, incredible hoaxes and strange but true stories from around the Finger Lakes region. Well documented local hauntings, the sea serpent of Seneca Lake, the Taughannock Giant, the birth of Spiritualism near Newark and more… Happy Halloween! AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Washington Post takes a timely visit to “Suffragette City”

Washington Post takes a timely visit to “Suffragette City”
Washington Post freelance writer Debra Bruno published a piece in last Thursday’s Washington Post Travel Section outlining a recent trip to Seneca Falls, NY in which she argues that the historical northern Seneca County town deserves a more prominent place on the map. Bruno writes… One hundred sixty-eight years ago, a hastily assembled group of suffragists, abolitionists, Quakers, and Methodists... more

Schumer pushing for funds to battle blue-green algae

Schumer pushing for funds to battle blue-green algae
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer went to Standing Stone Vineyards on Friday to say he will argue for $1.6 billion in federal funds to battle the growth of dangerous, toxic blue-green algae in Seneca Lake and other upstate bodies of water. Schumer said he is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee putting together a 2017 federal budget to include an additional $1.6... more

DEC forming Finger Lakes watershed team

DEC forming Finger Lakes watershed team
Prompted by the increase in harmful blue-green algae blooms, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is establishing the Finger Lakes Water Hub, a multi-region watershed team that will address Finger Lakes water-quality issues. The DEC also announced a $600,000 initiative with Cayuga Community College in Auburn and others to study algae blooms and undertake pollution-reduction projects in the Owasco Lake... more

Auburn Police Department plans beard-growing contest for No-Shave November campaign

Auburn Police Department plans beard-growing contest for No-Shave November campaign
Members of the Auburn Police Department will grow their best beards to raise money for cancer research and prevention through a No-Shave November campaign. Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler, Deputy Chief Roger Anthony and the officers of Auburn Police Local 195 will join forces with the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office to participate in the nationwide awareness campaign this year. The... more

Finger Lakes reaching ‘peak’ for fall foliage this weekend

Finger Lakes reaching ‘peak’ for fall foliage this weekend
The latest report from the Empire Center has been released and the Finger Lakes is officially reaching peak season for fall foliage. While we have been receiving many great photos of the fall foliage over the last week, the center expects that the best conditions will be this weekend. Next week, the region will fall back into ‘past peak’ conditions,... more

A Geneva neighborhood will compete for best Holiday lights this year

A Geneva neighborhood will compete for best Holiday lights this year
The Arbors Neighborhood Association in the City of Geneva has announced the 1st Annual Holiday Lighting Contest for those living in the Arbors neighborhood. Brighten up the long winter nights by competing ala Clark Griswald against your Arbors’ neighbors from Thanksgiving night through January 15th. Judging for the top three awards is December 17th. The Association encourages residents of the... more

Ovid’s Blackduck makes list of top NYS ciders to try

Ovid’s Blackduck makes list of top NYS ciders to try
The crunching leaves, the chilly wind, it can only mean one thing: rosé season is over and cider season has arrived. While this year’s expanded Cider Week NYC is focusing on reminding people that cider is a year-round drink, there’s something especially nice about enjoying it during the season when New Yorkers flock to pick-your-own orchards to take apples home... more
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