finger lakes http://wrvo.org en Three Finger Lakes wineries join forces to promote international sales http://wrvo.org/post/three-finger-lakes-wineries-join-forces-promote-international-sales <p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45614 at http://wrvo.org Three Finger Lakes wineries join forces to promote international sales Cuomo brings upstate wineries and downstate restaurants together http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-upstate-wineries-and-downstate-restaurants-together <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Finger Lakes on Tuesday playing host to restaurant owners and chefs from New York City and around the state.<p>The latest in a string of initiatives aimed at promoting upstate produce, the event was designed to showcase the region’s wines and foster downstate partnerships.<p>Cuomo says increased emphasis on the region’s quality produce has been a long time coming. But it’s proving to be good for business.<p>“The state does have a new energy about it, you feel it all across the board in the business community, and you feel it all across upstate New York. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:18:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42599 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings upstate wineries and downstate restaurants together Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition http://wrvo.org/post/debate-over-coal-plant-shows-challenges-energy-transition <p></p><p>Once every week, a freight train loaded with coal makes its way through Ithaca to the coal-fired power plant north of town in Lansing, on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Those shipments may stop soon.</p><p>The state’s Public Service Commission is considering the future of the Lansing plant. The pending decision has sparked a local debate that says a lot about the challenges New York will face if it’s serious about switching to new sources of power.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:49:32 +0000 Matt Richmond 40218 at http://wrvo.org Debate over coal plant shows challenges of energy transition A new age of cheese for upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/new-age-cheese-upstate-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>It’s soft, stinky and delicious, and it’s an opportunity for economic development.</p><p>Upstate New York looks ready to usher in a new era of cheese production. A partnership between supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets and Cornell University hopes to make the region a leader in the artisanal cheese industry.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:16:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 40212 at http://wrvo.org A new age of cheese for upstate New York A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard http://wrvo.org/post/minimalist-approach-winemaking-proves-successful-one-vineyard <p>As Finger Lakes wine grows in popularity around New York state and the country, one long-time vintner has separated himself from the pack by doing things the old fashioned way and keeping things simple. Sun, 19 May 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Jacob Davis 38038 at http://wrvo.org A minimalist approach to winemaking proves successful for one vineyard Pondering the value of landfills in the Finger Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/pondering-value-landfills-finger-lakes <p>Hundreds of Finger Lakes residents gathered in Geneva recently for what’s expected to be the first of several conversations about the region’s landfills. Wed, 01 May 2013 10:27:08 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 37058 at http://wrvo.org Pondering the value of landfills in the Finger Lakes Congressional race underway in one district http://wrvo.org/post/congressional-race-underway-one-district <p>It may seem like the 2012 elections are barely behind us, but in New York’s 23rd congressional district the race for 2014 is on.&nbsp; Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:22:34 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 36238 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes tops the class for business friendliness in New York http://wrvo.org/post/finger-lakes-tops-class-business-friendliness-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The grades are in and the Finger Lakes region is top-of-the-class for business friendliness in New York state. That’s the conclusion of a <a href="http://www.thumbtack.com/media/survey/2013/friendliness/v1/ThumbtackMethodologyPaper2013.pdf" target="_blank">new small businesses survey</a> conducted by Thumbtack.com. But the survey also shows that the state still lags in a national comparison. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:44:40 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35893 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes tops the class for business friendliness in New York Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition http://wrvo.org/post/area-wines-fare-well-finger-lakes-wine-competition <p>The results are in from this weekend’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, and it’s good news for the region. A dozen wines from the Finger Lakes came away with coveted double-gold medals -- twice as many as last year.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 35395 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition Protesters arrested at gas storage site in Finger Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-arrested-gas-storage-site-finger-lakes <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>A number of protestors were arrested for blockading the entrance to a natural gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes region early Monday. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:13:13 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34981 at http://wrvo.org Village of Dresden without a candidate for mayor for March election http://wrvo.org/post/village-dresden-without-candidate-mayor-march-election <p>In March, many places in central and northern New York will hold local elections. Among them is the village of Dresden on Seneca Lake, where residents will vote in a new mayor.&nbsp; But, there’s just one problem: no one’s running. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:06:02 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33735 at http://wrvo.org Village of Dresden without a candidate for mayor for March election Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions http://wrvo.org/post/finger-lakes-wines-faring-well-competitions <p>It’s wine competition season, a time of year when judges offer their opinions at dozens of events around the world. New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s Jim Trezise was at an event in Sonoma to see how Finger Lakes wines have been faring. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33352 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence http://wrvo.org/post/penn-yan-downtown-sees-resurgence <p>Despite the sluggish economy, at least one small town in the Finger Lakes has been seeing some promising signs of life in its downtown corridor. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 32648 at http://wrvo.org Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence The Fruit of the Vine http://wrvo.org/post/fruit-vine <p>John Weeks sits down for an interview with a grape grower to discuss the grape culture in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 29231 at http://wrvo.org New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds http://wrvo.org/post/new-finger-lakes-museum-trying-raise-more-private-funds <p>The new Finger Lakes Museum is kicking up its fundraising efforts to raise $1.3 million in private funds necessary to receive matching state funding for it's new facility. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Carlet Cleare 29827 at http://wrvo.org New Finger Lakes Museum trying to raise more private funds Mercy flights grounded during Hurricane Sandy http://wrvo.org/post/mercy-flights-grounded-during-hurricane-sandy <p>Mercy Flight Central, an upstate medical air service, shut down operations while hurricane Sandy blew over. Due to high wind warnings, they were not able to fly patients. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:50:04 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28315 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to hold wine and beer summit http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-hold-wine-and-beer-summit <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he’s holding a wine and beer summit at the Capitol in October to improve business opportunities for the state’s wineries and craft breweries. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:18:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26735 at http://wrvo.org Agriculture still big business in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/agriculture-still-big-business-new-york-state <p>Farms still drive New York state's economy, according to a report from the New York State Comptroller's office, which outlines just how important agriculture is to the state's economy.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:38:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25031 at http://wrvo.org Agriculture still big business in New York state Making the business case for "doing good" http://wrvo.org/post/making-business-case-doing-good <p>From&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/environment/2010-10-27-1Atube27_ST_N.htm" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); " target="_blank">toilet paper</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/" style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; color: rgb(0, 82, 155); " target="_blank">soda pop</a>, more and more companies are testing whether &quot;doing good&quot; can be good for the bottom line.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; "> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:54:11 +0000 Zack Seward 11058 at http://wrvo.org Making the business case for "doing good"