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Whatever Happened to ... Seneca Lake Whale Watch Festival?

We really, really like our festivals in the Rochester area, and this week we take a look back at a former one with a misguided moniker that was so-named just in jest.

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

Lucky survivor: As camper flooded, woman called 911, kin

A motorhome that got wedged against a tree sits in a now vacant lot off of Lower Lake Road in Lodi, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after flash flooding moved and damaged surrounding homes, vehicles and... more

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2018-08-16 17:31:59

Official: Progress made in removing flood debris from Seneca Lake

LODI, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state officials say progress is being made in removing tons of debris washed intoone of the Finger Lakes by flash flooding earlier this week.Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says Friday during a media teleconference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo that most of

13 WHAM - 2018-08-17 12:39:35

1828 – Dundee, NY – $189,900 | Old House Dreams

This beautiful 3/4 bedroom home was built in the 1800s and is located in the hamlet of Lakemont. The 4 acre property has multiple out buildings, which consist of the original post office/general store of Lakemont with electric, a bank barn that was constructed in the 1800s with electric, three stall

OLD HOUSE DREAMS - 2018-08-18 13:00:00

CURVEBALL CANCELED: Phish festival called off due to health concerns

With a 14 county State of Emergency still in effect, the prospect of additional inclement weather, and a mandatory boil water order for the Village of Watkins Glen issued Thursday, Schuyler County and the New York State Department of Health announced they are unable to issue the required permits for

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-16 22:10:00

Town of Hector restricts access due to State of Emergency

Streets with restricted access to only residents and emergency crews:Lake Street in its entirety, Peach Orchard Point in its entirety, Park Avenue in its entirety,and Bond-Smith Park Road in its entirety

WETM - 2018-08-17 16:20:43

Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish's 3-day music festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Fans of the rock band Phish have been thrown a curveball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York because of health concerns stemming from torrential rains that contaminated drinking water.The Curveball festival was expected to draw

WKTV - 2018-08-17 11:42:00

Maine man arrested after hit-and-run in Ontario Co.

Deputies say that 30-year-old Keir Grosse-Rhode of Brewer, Maine, was driving his pickup truck when he intentionally hit 32-year-old Jesse Gettings of Prattsburgh, New York, on Recreation Drive.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-18 12:51:43

Phish fans ask Elon Musk and Donald Trump to save Curveball festival on Twitter

@elonmusk@phishcurveballhas water contamination issues, please tell me you have a solution to this? You will be a@phishlegend of you can pull it off and they will play mad crunchy jams— Joe Hemming? (@officialjoehem)August 16, 2018

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2018-08-16 23:19:00

Lodi Point State Park closed until further notice

Lodi, N.Y. (WHAM) - New York State Parks officials said Thursday that Lodi Point State Park will be closed to visitors until further notice.The park is serving as a staging areas for clean-up crews and damage assessment in the area.The work is expected to take several weeks before it re-opens to the


Photo gallery: Wayne County Fair

What do you think?It's been a year since Charlottesville. How would you grade President Trump's handling of racial issues since then?

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-08-17 17:38:00

Eliminating the stigma of addiction

SENECA FALLS — With the opioid epidemic showing no signs of slowing down, organizers of an event to celebrate those recovering from addiction — and to remember those who died from it — said families affected by drug abuse can get support from people who have been through it.The third annual Lights o

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-08-17 20:00:00

3-day music festival hosted by popular jamband Phish in upstate NY canceled due to health concerns

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Trey Anastasio of Phish performs during "The Baker's Dozen" Night 5 at Madison Square Garden on July 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

FOX43.COM - 2018-08-17 19:04:52

Stalled Canandaigua Lake project could finally move forward

The city has since applied for a $750,000 state grant on behalf of the developers. This week, the city planning board approved two changes to the site plan -- including reducing the size of a parking structure.

ROCHESTERFIRST.COM - 2018-08-16 21:23:56

Phish's Curveball show in Watkins Glen canceled due to water concerns

“We were about to walk onstage only moments ago for our traditional soundcheck jam for Curveball when we were told the heartbreaking news that due to the unsafe water conditions in the Village of Watkins Glen,our beloved festival is being canceled,” the band announced.

14850.COM - 2018-08-16 22:20:50

Curveball canceled. Phish fans ask: Now what?

Phish fans break down their camp Friday morning, Aug. 17, 2018, after the Curveball festival in Watkins Glen, New York, was cancelled due water issues.Brent Hallenbeck, Free Press Staff Writer

STAR-GAZETTE - 2018-08-17 22:14:00

RGV Railroad Museum and Rides

What do you think?It's been a year since Charlottesville. How would you grade President Trump's handling of racial issues since then?

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

Set up for success: Dog trainer opens school at Fingerlakes Mall

Beth Pysnack always knew she would work with animals.A Broome County native, Pysnack joined the local 4-H Youth Program and began showing goats, chickens and horses at 5 years old. She continued interacting with animals through college. Then, in 2006, Pysnack moved to Auburn, where she ultimately de

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2018-08-17 04:45:00

Nine inches in 12 hours: Why Seneca Lake's shoreline flooded so badly

The rain didn't stop in Lodi, Seneca County, and neighboring Hector, Schuyler County, until 9 a.m. the following morning.

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-16 21:02:00

Dog wakes family in Seneca Lake cottage as it fills with flood waters

HECTOR, N.Y. (WHAM) - Friends Kelsey and Liana were staying in a cottage with Liana's parents when the flood waters starting rushing in early Tuesday morning. A family dog woke them up. They all made it to safety, but much of their cottage was swept away by the raging waters.