The weather is heating up for an extended holiday weekend in the Finger Lakes as we celebrate Independence Day. We’ll tell you where all the fireworks will be and fill you in on the weekend weather outlook. Also, Brad Ellis of Finger Lakes Kombucha on Fall Street in Seneca Falls is in-studio and Jessica Lahr shares some of her homemade strawberry jam made with fresh local strawberries.
With the slow start to the weather this season it is hard to believe June is coming to a close and Fourth of July weekend is here in the Finger Lakes. Join Jessica Lahr and the FL1 Staff for a look ahead at the extended holiday weekend, this week’s top local news stories and the top photos from across the region this week.
Jessica Lahr tells you where the fireworks will be across the region this weekend, details an outstanding holiday weather forecast, shares our top local photos from the past week along with live video from the leash cutting at the new City of Geneva Dog Park.
Tera Erway sits in for Jessica Lahr with a preview of your Fourth of July Weekend in the Finger Lakes, this week’s top clicks on FingerLakes1.com and Senator Chuck Schumer’s full press conference in Seneca Falls on Wednesday afternoon where he discussed why a New York woman should be chosen for the new $10 bill which will go into circulation in 2020.
In an adventurous 35th episode, we welcome a total of six guests to the program! Vic Coffey is expected to be on, along with sit-in co-host Justin Henderson, Dan Harpell, Cody Bleau, Cory Reed and Luke Whitteker.
Justin backed up his first co-host endeavor with a win in Saturday’s heat and Sportsman feature at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Dan Harpell stops by to pump the July 11 RoC event at Black Rock Speedway and Cory Reed stops in to talk about Tony Stewart’s appearance at Brewerton Speedway on July 18. Coffey chats up Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Cody Bleau stops in to talk about his season at Fonda Speedway.
Driver of the Week: Justin Henderson, as co-host and winner (by default)
And we also fielded our third-ever call-in guest, DanDan from Dirt Track Digest’s forums!
Many thanks to DIRTcar and Rolling Wheels Raceway management for all their help, promotion and cooperation in making the Tom Ames Dedication to Racing event Tuesday July 3 at Rolling Wheels. It was a memorable event that was most appropriate in honoring Tom, a dear friend to the racing community and a dyed-in-the-wool supporter of the full-fender racers.
We’ll be live from Amy’s Checkered Flag on July 12. Make sure you stop in and say hi! The guest list includes (by phone) Bobby Allison, Mike McLaughlin, and Buzzie Reutimann, and in-person: Tom Fletcher, Stu Sheppard, John McArdle, John Podolak, Dave Rauscher, Bobby Parrow, Mike Stelter, Chuck Ciprich, Rollie Velte, Ron Narducci and many more. Racecars are welcome!
Would you say March came in like a Lion? If so, you can bet the corn won’t be knee high by the Fourth of July. Ever had to kill a wild animal with a shovel? If so, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. One, two, buckle my shoe… it’s the 42nd time we did this.
This week in The Sauce… Dandy Aaron D recaps his trip to Boston to see Jewish hip-hop artist, Matisyahu. A timely topic, news that the charges were dropped against Emily Good, the woman who was arrested for video taping Rochester Police during a traffic stop in her neighborhood last month. Also, a back-and-forth between Tony Sometimes and Dick Vitale on Twitter leads to a lively discussion of the merits of the Big East Conference vs. the ACC. You know it’s June when they’re talkin’ College Hoops!