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  • Upstate NY boy run over by dad's tractor has breathing tube removed, improved health
    An Upstate New York boy who was injured when his dad accidentally backed into him with a lawn mower had a breathing tube removed and is improving in health, reports said. Jacob Bookmiller, 4, was seriously injured the afternoon of May 16 as his father was mowing the family's lawn in the town of Lyons, troopers said.
  • Wine review: 2013 Gruner Veltliner from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard
    If you like riesling you may wish to try this Gruner Veltliner from Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard. With wineries in both Naples and Hector they have a multitude of wines to offer.
  • Gaggle of new tenants opening, coming soon at Destiny USA
    Yes, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill at Destiny USA is closed at last after a death watch that spanned several years. And if you're looking for news on a replacement country bar at the mall, I have none to give.
  • Finger Lakes-Area Translator Sold
    CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES, INC. is selling W221CW/GROTON, NY to WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL for $59,500.
  • A New Book by The Farm Sanctuary is a Guide to a Kind, Mindful and Vegan Life
    When animal rights activists Gene Baur and Lorri Houston were documenting the conditions at Lancaster Stockyard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they came upon the "dead pile," where animals that died were left for a renderer to make soap, fertilizer, and animal feed. As Bauer writes in part one of his new book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day , while he and Houston were taking photos of the maggot-filled heap of rotting flesh, one of the sheep lifted her head to look at them.
  • Why was a former psychiatric hospital overrun by tourists?
    Thousands of people wanting an inside look at the Willard Psychiatric State Hospital were turned away Saturday as crowds overwhelmed an annual fundraiser -- for a children's center -- inside the former insane asylum. For the past eight years, about 500 people have shown up for the annual open house to see parts of the old hospital in the Finger Lakes, according to the state's Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
  • Check out the renovated Gould Hotel (and its restaurant) at open house in Seneca Falls
    The Gould Hotel was a showpiece in this Finger Lakes town when it was built in 1919. By the 1980s, it had fallen into disrepair.
  • Research aims to restore riparian corridors and an iconic tree
    HECTOR, N.Y. : Research by the U.S. Forest Service at the Finger Lakes National Forest is exploring whether native trees can restore a degraded stream corridor and whether degraded stream corridors can help one of those native trees -- the American elm -- stage a comeback. "Forest Service research is a vital part of keeping our rural and urban forests healthy, sustainable and more resilient to disturbances now and for future generations," said Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Service's Northern Research Station and the Forest Products Laboratory.
  • New York business news and information
    The Rochester Business Journal accepts high-resolution color, digital photos with press releases three to four weeks before publication date. Send digital submissions to vspicer@rbj.net.
  • The Winter That Just Wouldn't Quit
    Viticulture extension specialist Hans Walter Peterson from the Finger Lakes Grape Program at Cornell University surveys grapevine buds to see if they survived frigid winter temperatures in this video still. He says that snow helped insulate many vines against trunk damage.
  • Wine review: Stony Lonesome's 2013 Estate Reserve Chambourcin
    This week they taste a 2013 Chambourcin from Stony Lonesome, part of the Three Brothers Wine Cellars operation on Seneca Lake in Geneva. David and Leah describe it as the "Disney World for wineries" in the Finger Lakes.
  • Focusing on Alzheimer's
    Of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, eight are diseases. Only one of the eight, Alzheimer's disease, has three strikes against it: no cure, no vaccine to prevent it and no treatment to slow its progress, said Stewart Putnam, national Alzheimer's Association chairman and a onetime CEO of St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
  • Unless we cluster, we are !%@*&#
    My hope is now that I have framed the weakness and threat so starkly - so crudely, I have your attention and you just... Unless we cluster, we are !%@*&# My hope is now that I have framed the weakness and threat so starkly - so crudely, I have your attention and you just... Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1zCIQ0u Given the meaning of the compound word to which I allude and play on, the following statement is ironic and somewhat hyperbolic, but here it is anyway. Unless the region's arts and cultural sector clusters , it is "blank" or in newspaper comic strip vernacular - !%@*&# .
  • Ruidoso's local winemaker an international winner
    Jasper Riddle shows off his gold medal winners. At center, the Merlot Ruby Cabernet Winemakers Select 2013 vintage that won double gold.
  • "Wizard of Oz" casino to open near Syracuse
    "Wizard of Oz" casino to open near Syracuse Oneida Indian Nation's move seen as way to counter a casino expected for the Finger Lakes Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1zuuOOx The Oneida Indian Nation in central New York said Thursday it plans to open its new $20 million upstate, Wizard of Oz -themed casino on June 2, a move seen as a way to counter a casino expected for the Finger Lakes. The Oneidas, who own the sprawling Turning Stone Casino in Verona, Oneida County, announced soon after the state picked the Lago casino Dec. 17 for one of three casino licenses that it would open the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, Madison County, about 15 miles from downtown Syracuse.
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road a to a new upstate casino
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road ... to a new upstate casino Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1zu4kg1 The Oneida Indian Nation in central New York said it plans to open its new $20 million upstate, Wizard of Oz -themed casino on June 2, a move seen as a way to counter a casino planned for the Finger Lakes. The Oneidas, who own the sprawling Turning Stone Casino in Verona, Oneida County, announced soon after the state picked the Lago casino Dec. 17 for one of three casino licenses that it would open the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango, Madison County, about 15 miles from downtown Syracuse.
  • Wine review: A dry and refreshing rose from Kelby Russell at Red Newt Cellars
    This week they taste a 2014 Dry Rose from Kelby James Russell, the winemaker at Red Newt Cellars on the southeast side of Seneca Lake. This springtime release is a wonderfully dry and refreshing rose with a bright citrus and peach nose and a delicious grapefruit taste.
  • Stroke risks: Annabella Story, 7, shows children are vulnerable too
    Annabella Story, 7, who had a stroke last year, sits with her mother Maggie Kornuszko-Story of Bethlehem and many of her caregivers at Good Shepherd Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem. Annabella Story, 7, who had a stroke last year, sits with her mother Maggie Kornuszko-Story of Bethlehem and many of her caregivers at Good Shepherd Pediatric Unit in Bethlehem.
  • Locals Call on Steuben County to Investigate FLSPCA
    Representatives of a local animal welfare group appeared before the Steuben County Legislature Monday morning saying enough is enough. Speaking in regards to the Finger Lakes SPCA Animal Cruelty Investigator.
  • Keeping up with wine demand following brutally cold winter
    One of New York's biggest exports is wine. But keeping up with demand could be difficult considering the record cold winter.



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