Tag Archives: Seneca County

Building community in South Seneca through gardens & wellness .::. Inside the FLX 10/12/18

A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by poverty and food scarcity.

Dr. Deborah Puntenney, Theresa Lahr, and Karel Titus – who all serve an important role in the overall effort were recently in-studio – discussing the work, and progress made since the effort launched.


Puntenney is an asset based community development expert for the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. She’s also a retired professor from Northwestern University.

Lahr serves as project coordinator for STEPS, and leads networking efforts among the three organizations to connect people with potential projects in South Seneca.

Titus is a resident workgroup leader for STEPS and serves as pantry director for the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry, which operates weekly in the village of Lodi.

Listen to the trio discuss efforts and success stories – while addressing the fundamental question: How do we bring health, wellness, and education to rural parts of the Finger Lakes?

Reporting in this story by News Director Josh Durso. He hosts #InsideTheFLX on FingerLakes1.TV and FL1 Radio. Email tips and leads to josh@fingerlakes1.com.

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Donna Cathy talks campaign for Seneca Co. Judge .::. Inside the FLX 9/11/18

Former District Attorney Donna Cathy is vying to succeed longtime Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender, and her first test will come on Thursday, as primary voters turnout to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, she appeared on Inside the FLX to talk about her campaign, the race, and much more.


Flood aftermath and a dry weekend ahead .::. FLX Weekly with Jessica Lahr 8/15/18

Join Jessica Lahr, Josh Durso, Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi for your mid-week Finger Lakes round-up. We’ll recap the aftermath of Tuesday’s historic flooding in southern Seneca County and Schuyler County, look at the upcoming weather forecast and weekend events, and share some great local photos from the past week in the region.


Homecoming Weekend 2018 ..::.. Crash Course Podcast #235

We return to the air with a look back at the Seneca County Fair, and all the pageantry that comes with our own hometown derby. We also take a peek at the action promoted by Jordan Rutherford tonight and Stirrin Dirt’s Wastch Wipeout later this week, and look ahead to what’s to come in the Finger Lakes this month.