Learn about the fascinating history of one of the oldest trees in the Finger Lakes, the Scythe Tree in Waterloo.
In 1861, according to the plaque at the foot of the tree, “James Wyman Johnson came from the fields one morning, hung his scythe in the crotch of a small cottonwood tree, and said, ‘Leave the scythe in the tree until I return’.” Then Johnson went off to fight for the Union in the Civil War.
The is the second in an ongoing series of historic places in the Finger Lakes by Seneca County Historian Walter Gable.
Meet Chris Ritter, General Manager of Stan’s Waterloo, who was a guest on Weber This Week on Monday afternoon, and learn about the Finger Lakes newest restaurant and gastro pub in downtown Waterloo. See photos of their signature dishes and both levels of their renovated space.
FingerLakes1.com’s award winning live coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball returns on Saturday with a quadruple-header in the “Spo Center” for day two of the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic. FL1 Sports goes live for the 2017-18 season webcast schedule opener at 2:30 pm as the defending Section V Class B Champion Mynderse Blue Devils face the defending Finger Lakes East Champion Marcus Whitman Wildcats. That game will be followed by the tournament’s consolation game featuring Lyons vs tournament host Waterloo. Then, the championship game between Geneva and Weedsport will tip-off about 6:00 pm. Finally, the nightcap will feature the Newark Reds against the Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams who are coached by Waterloo alum Jeff Ike.
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On episode #86 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Jason Godley, Waterloo Police Chief, who was in-studio to talk about his new gig, the law enforcement community, and the state of policing overall. He succeeded longtime Waterloo Police Chief Doyle Marquart, who served the community in that capacity for 38 years.
Watch the interview below or listen to the audio-only version beneath the video player.