While the 2020 It’s A Wonderful Life Festival and It’s A Wonderful Run 5K cannot be held due to the pandemic, we hope these memories of the past decade of events will raise your spirits in anticipation of being together again in Seneca Falls during Christmas season 2021.
Police departments in Seneca County are holding three forums to discuss police reform with community members. Topics include community policing, use of force, and de-escalation.and offer an opportunity for local law enforcement to collaborate with community members to make real change happen. This video is a replay of the second forum held on Wednesday evening, September 23 at 6 pm at the Seneca Falls Community Center.
The Fountain dedicating on Wednesday, September 2nd may be temporary, but its placement celebrates the permanent ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects a woman’s constitutional right to vote. In 1848, right here in Seneca Falls, the first women’s rights convention was held and an organized movement was born. What followed was 72 years of lobbying, marching, picketing, and protesting for the right to vote.
During the month of August 2020 we are celebrating centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the the United States Constitution. That amendment guarantees that every woman in the United States can not be denied the right to vote based on their gender. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable focuses on influential activist Alice Paul and her connections to Seneca Falls, site of the first women’s rights convention in 1848.
Mynderse Academy sophomore Grace Lando will be in-studio on this week’s edition of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com. Grace recently had her artwork selected by First Lady Melania Trump to represent all of New York State for an art show in Washington D.C. that will be hosted by the White House. Grace will join Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to talk about her art, growing up in the birthplace of Women’s Rights. Then, we’ll share some great local photos from the past week and look ahead to the last weekend of July in the Finger Lakes.
The Town of Seneca Falls Board will hold their regular July meeting at the Town of Seneca Falls Municipal Building on Ovid Street at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be streamed live on FingerLakes1.com and can be viewed in the player below, at SenecaFalls.com, or our YouTube Channel.
The Town of Seneca Falls Zoning Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday night, June 25, 2020 at the Town of Seneca Falls Municipal Building at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be streamed live on FingerLakes1.com.
On Tuesday, April 7th at 6 p.m. the Seneca Falls Town Board will held its regularly scheduled April meeting. The session was live-streamed by FingerLakes1.com, which can be accessed through the video window below.
Brad Ellis has been in-studio before to help us taste Kobucha that he brewed in downtown Seneca Falls at Finger Lakes Kobucha. Today he joins us one week prior to the Grand Opening of Fall Street Brewing. Learn about what Brad has planned for the opening weekend, check out some great local photos and get your first look at this weekend’s weather outlook.
In the waning moments of 2019, hundreds gathered on State Street in Seneca Falls to watch the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop from atop the Gould Hotel. Watch below as we say goodbye to a decade and welcome a new one as the calendar turned to 2020 at the stroke of midnight. Happy New Year Finger Lakes!
For the first time ever, heavy rain fell on the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls but did it dampen the Christmas Spirit? Check out the activities in Seneca Falls and watch thousands of runners pass over the bridge to start the 5K and watch them finish under heavy snow fall. Merry Christmas!