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Finger Lakes region gets a new partner

The Finger Lakes brand is expanding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester Tuesday to break ground on a $60 million renovation of the Greater Rochester International Airport. On its face, the event had all the familiar trappings of good political credit-taking — thanks and praise all around from Rochester city, county and business leaders. Lots of applause. And shovels of... more

Cuomo visits Auburn area, state approves Owasco Lake drinking water treatment systems

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned of the water quality issues affecting Auburn-area communities served by Owasco Lake, he was moved to act. At an event held at the Emerson Park Pavilion on Wednesday, Cuomo announced the state will fund the installation of two systems that aim to address concerns about blue-green algae toxins detected in drinking water supplies for the... more

Seneca Falls Development Corp to host workshop on May 22nd

The Seneca Falls Development Corporation (SFDC) is inviting Seneca Falls residents, business owners, and community leaders to a public Community Workshop to discuss economic development progress, explore emerging opportunities, and begin the process of drafting the Action Matrix for the upcoming 2017 Town of Seneca Falls Economic Development Plan. The open meeting will take place from 6-8 pm on Monday,... more

Airbnb says ‘homesharing’ generated $68M in the Finger Lakes

Homesharing can generate some serious revenue for the tourism-centric Finger Lakes. Airbnb unveiled a new economic impact report by HR&A Advisors showing that the home-sharing platform generated $68 million in economic activity for the Finger Lakes, with Airbnb guests spending $16 million at local food and beverage establishments. The findings indicate that Airbnb has become an important economic driver in the... more

LOCAL IMPACT: Lake Ontario flooding in Cayuga, Wayne counties (full coverage)

It’s been a long spring for those living along Lake Ontario. We’ve been highlighting the ongoing flooding along the largest lake in the region, but so many stories have developed along the shoreline — on both sides of the lake — that we decided it was time to break all of the moving parts down. By now most people have... more

HERRON: Children must be protected

Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

Auburn applies for grant funding for riverside market, welcome center and microbrewery

Auburn applies for grant funding for riverside market, welcome center and microbrewery
In a walk-on resolution Thursday evening, Auburn city council members unanimously voted to apply for funding assistance to design and plan a regional public market, a downtown welcome center and a microbrewery. Auburn Mayor Michael Quill was absent from the meeting. The city will seek funding assistance from the New York state Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. As... more

Geneva Chamber to co-host two upcoming Milestone Celebrations

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be co-hosting two Member Milestone Celebrations in the month of August.   The first will take place on Thursday, August 4 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the recently constructed Geneva Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, located at 383 Hamilton Street.  The event will occur from 3:00-6:00 pm,... more

Inside the FLX: Michael Warren Thomas talks wine industry, growth, and regional threats

On Thursday’s edition of Inside the FLX, Michael Warren Thomas, a popular local radio host and founder of Savor Life joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the wine industry, the financial impact of those businesses investing millions into the region, and just how important local issues are relative to the wineries, breweries, and cideries. Thomas has been actively involved in a... more

Weber This Week: del Lago VP of Marketing James Rafferty & General Manager Jeff Babinski in-studio

del Lago Resort & Casino’s Senior Vice-President of Marketing James Rafferty & General Manager Jeff Babinski are in-studio to discuss the ongoing construction and plans in Tyre, scheduled to open in February, on Monday morning’s live edition of Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: Check out this episode page and full archives of past show at FingerLakes1.TV. more

The Melissa Killeleagh Show: Karen Beals, Menzo Case & Jeff Shipley

On the inaugural episode of The Melissa Killeleagh Show on FingerLakes1.TV, Melissa welcomes long-time Seneca County United Way Director Karen Beals, Generations Bank President Menzo Case, and Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeff Shipley in-studio for a series of short conversations about how these individuals are inspired to contribute to our community. Ideas for future guests or topics?... more

Kolb: Enjoy Fall in the Finger Lakes

Autumn in the Finger Lakes Region provides us with some of the most spectacular vistas, exciting day trips and wonderful family experiences. The unique natural beauty of our region is unrivaled, and the fall season is the perfect time to experience its many great locations and activities. A hike through one of the area’s many trails or a drive along... more

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
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