Before the days of electrical refrigeration much of the perishable foods that sustained the northeastern United States came from the vast ice harvesting industry on the Finger Lakes. Learn how ice was harvested and delivered to customers throughout the region and beyond in this edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Seneca County Historian Walter Gable.
It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will tell you when it happened and what that meant for local residents throughout history.
Between 1875 and 1901, Fossenvue was an important summer retreat on Seneca Lake that provided cultural stimulation in a natural setting. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will explain how a group of seven friends in Geneva, New York founded Fossenvue and the interesting history of this unique historical location that is now part of the Finger Lakes National Forest.
It was called a “breath of Paris in the Finger Lakes” during the late 19th century. Built by Arthur E. Valois on the shore overlooking Seneca Lake, the history of Valois Castle has roots in European royalty and treasures. Learn about the construction and evolution of the property into a premiere, upscale tourist destination and entertainment venue before ultimately being destroyed by fire in 1932. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells the story on this episode of Our Finger Lakes History…
We’ve certainly had our fill of wet, cold weather this spring but the end may finally be in sight. Find out what the forecast looks like for this weekend along with a great line-up of events happening across the region. Also, our top local photos of the week, the weekend sports outlook and more on FLX Weekly…
Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of topics. Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso are back, debating the latest in politics from around the Finger Lakes exclusively on FingerLakes1.com:
Meet Bob and Donna Stivers who operate a wide variety of businesses in the Geneva area. They are in-studio along with their marketing partner Casey Fick to talk about their boat tours, Tiki Bar North, Stivers Seneca Marine, Lake Street Winery and their rental business. Also, their thoughts on the state of Geneva heading into 2018.
Jimmy King calls in to report on the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam. Jimmy “The King” competed in the Masters division and placed. Also, catch up with local board sports news and check out some new equipment Jason has brought into the studio.
Local windsurfing extraordinaire Geoff Moore is in-studio with Doug Willard to talk about surfing the lakes and an incredible day on October 3rd. Also, growing of the sport locally, the status of weather sensors on local lakes, and much more.
Hobart and William Smith Women’s Lacrosse Coach Brighde Dougherty is an avid paddle boarder on Seneca Lake in Geneva. She has also created an initiative called Seneca Lake Surf which is designed to get more people out on the Finger Lakes.
On this months edition of the FLBS Podcast, we are joined via Skype in Hawaii by Sam Bittner. Sam is the organizer of the American Windsurfing Tour and shares how the fledgling tour got started and plans for the future. Then, Brad Muise of FLX Kiters based in Geneva joins to talk about kite boarding, equipment and why Seneca Lake is such a great venue for board sports.