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Winter Family Fun Night at Kelley School was a great December evening out

Winter Family Fun Night at Kelley School was a great December evening out
More than 210 attended the wonderful Kelley School PTA-sponsored Winter Family Fun Night December 6th that provided a fun-filled Christmas holiday-themed evening for families and friends to enjoy. The many impressive attractions included: • The amazing Holiday Book Fair • Several stations were set up where cookies were decorated; hot cocoa, complete with marshmallows was served; coloring took place; snowman... more

Holiday Party hosted for Rochester homeless veterans and their families helped by VA’s Housing Voucher Program

Holiday Party hosted for Rochester homeless veterans and their families helped by VA’s Housing Voucher Program
The Canandaigua VA Medical Center’s Mount Hope Transition Center at 1867 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY, which provides housing vouchers for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, is hosting its 5th annual holiday party for Veterans and their families, who now have housing because of the program, on Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 11:30AM to 1PM.... more

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists

Need a gift idea? These Finger Lakes wines made industry ‘Best of 2018’ lists
Need some wines for a holiday party or gift? Three Finger Lakes wines are a good bet, as all have been included in recent “Best Of” lists in the national wine press. Accolades for Keuka Spring Vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and Ravines Wine Cellars will not come as a surprise to people familiar with Finger Lakes wines, as are all considered to... more

Matthew House board adds three new members

Matthew House board adds three new members
Auburn facility Matthew House has added three community leaders to its board of directors. Kelly Buck of Unity House of Cayuga County, Patrick Carbonaro of Carbonaro Law Offices and Laurie Piccolo of the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency began their duties in September. “We are pleased to welcome this distinguished group of community leaders to our board,” Matthew House Executive Director... more

Skaneateles celebrates 25 years of Dickens Christmas

Skaneateles celebrates 25 years of Dickens Christmas
The annual Dickens Christmas festival, a lakeside holiday tradition in Skaneateles, has been going strong for a quarter century. More than 50 characters from “A Christmas Carol” still dress up and interact with residents and visitors around town every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Organizers said the event brings more than 20,000 visitors to the village each year. The cast includes... more

FLX WEEKLY: A Wonderful Christmas Time (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: A Wonderful Christmas Time (podcast)
The holiday season rolls on and this week we recap the Wonderful Weekend in Seneca Falls and talk about some strange aspects of the holiday classic movie It’s A Wonderful Life. Then a preview of the 2nd to last weekend before Christmas. Join Jessica Lahr, Sydney Rogers, Josh Durso and Jim Sinicropi on the back end of your lunch hour... more

Candlelight Tours come back to Seward House for holidays

Candlelight Tours come back to Seward House for holidays
The Seward House Museum is celebrating the holidays with its annual Candlelight Tours. The event sees costumed guides lead guests through the home, which is decorated for a 19th-century Victorian Christmas. Actors portray members of the Seward family and share stories of holiday memories that have been gleaned from their letters and diaries. Tours conclude with caroling around the historic... more

Full bellies, full hearts: Auburn school’s food drive helps families during holidays

Full bellies, full hearts: Auburn school’s food drive helps families during holidays
Genesee Elementary School’s winter break lasts 12 days this year, and Sandy Lalonde wants to make sure children at home have enough to eat on every single one of them. Lalonde is the co-founder of Fill-A-Belly Over Break, which collects supplies to make sure families of children who attend the Auburn school have breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of... more

Former local TV chef and Finger Lakes chef who competed on Food Network have new local ventures

Former local TV chef and Finger Lakes chef who competed on Food Network have new local ventures
Two area chefs who have experienced the bright lights of television are making their mark in new roles in the unfolding Finger Lakes culinary scene. Dan Eaton, known for his ‘Cooking at Home’ segments on Time Warner Cable, has joined The Park Inn in Hammondsport as executive chef. Samantha Buyskes, who competed on the Food Network, is now the executive chef at the... more

“Bread, Salt & Wine” – It’s a Wonderful Housewarming

“Bread, Salt & Wine” – It’s a Wonderful Housewarming
Habitat for Humanity of Seneca County announced today that “The Bailey Kids” presented housewarming gifts to the owner of a house built together by the family and Habitat for Humanity at 25 Grove Street in Waterloo. In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” George Bailey and his wife bring a housewarming gift to the Martini family which consists of a... more

Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert

Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert
Members of the Clyde-Savannah concert bands got into the holiday spirit as they performed in the band concert on Monday, December 3rd. The concert was held in the high school auditorium and featured three bands, all of which were directed by Michael Witter. The sixth-grade band performed three pieces, include the holiday classic “Frosty the Snowman.” The seventh and eighth... more

Lyons Business of the Month is Maitre D’ at Trombinos

Lyons Business of the Month is Maitre D’ at Trombinos
Christopher VanEpps became the proud owner of Maitre D’ at Trombinos, a restaurant boasting new age American fare, in the iconic Trombino’s building at 12 Pearl Street, Lyons, in the fall of 2017. VanEpps, a former Pittsford restauranteur, brings a 19-year restaurant career to the Wayne County and Finger Lakes region. His vision is create a big city flare to... more

Chef Fabio Viviani to host dinner service at his del Lago Resort & Casino restaurant

Chef Fabio Viviani to host dinner service at his del Lago Resort & Casino restaurant
This weekend, guests can enjoy an opportunity to interact with celebrity chef Fabio Viviani while dining at his restaurant, Portico by Fabio Viviani, inside del Lago Resort & Casino. Following a sold-out cooking class, Viviani will bring greeting tables from 5PM to 10PM, Saturday, December 15th, during dinner service at Portico. The Portico menu will feature its regular dishes in... more
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