This year’s Paddle Keuka 5K participants were challenged by some rough waters but thankfully the rain held off! We wish to thank all those who participated in the race, those who joined us for the Family Fun Paddle after and our sponsors for supporting the Finger Lakes Museum!
Paddle Keuka 5K 2017 Winners
Top Finisher – Dan Murn
Top Male Finisher – Adam Dwyer
Top Female Finisher – Christine Colaluca
Female Masters Double Canoe Winners – Linda & Madeline Pizzo
Female Masters Single Kayak Winner – Pat Rafalowski
Female Masters SUP Winner – Kirstjan Seago
Female Open Single Kayak Winner – Erin Rafalowski
Female Senior Single Kayak Winner – Peggy Jimersom
Male Masters Single Canoe Winner – Steven Tolle
Male Masters Single Kayak Winner – Andrew Gossen
Male Open Single Kayak Winner – Jeffrey Wisniewski
Male Senior Single Canoe Winner – James Culver
Male Senior Single Kayak Winner – Rick Giannini
Mixed Masters Double Kayak Winners – John and Elizabeth Love
Mixed Open Double Canoe Winners – David and Sarah Johnson
Mixed Seniors Double Canoe Winners – Wayne and Amy Vander Byl
Meet at Townsend Road, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Join Terry Schmitz, certified nursery and landscape professional from Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care, as he leads an in-depth walk through of the FLM&A’s wetlands (also known as the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve). Learn about the importance of wetland systems, particularly this system that serves as a direct filter to Keuka Lake, along with the plans in place for enhancing and developing this Preserve. (Donations welcome!)
Have you ever wanted to try a kayak or canoe out for the first time? Curious to see what Sugar Creek is all about? Interested in learning more about the FLM&A? Stop down for our Community Paddle Day to speak with staff and volunteers while enjoying some time out on the water! This is a FREE event, donations welcome.
3369 Guyanoga Rd, Branchport, NY 14418, USA
Start your day with a peaceful paddle. Listen to the wildlife as they awaken and experience the calm, open water on Keuka Lake. Join a certified NYS Outdoor Guide and FLM&A educator as they take you on this journey of wildlife discovery. Travel along the FLM&A’s Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve, and find common and not-so-common wildlife such as: blue herons, turtles, various duck species, a variety of songbirds, and, if you are lucky, otters, beavers, muskrats, or maybe even an egret! Guide and Educator will also provide you with a better understanding of the organisms that thrive in these freshwater lakes, both native and invasive and how you can help protect our valuable freshwater resources. All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. $30pp
“Dreams Into Nectar: New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Story” is a two-part miniseries that chronicles the history of grape-growing and winemaking in the Finger Lakes Region. It is the first documentary film ever produced on the subject. This is the Finger Lakes Museum’s first movie production.
Part 1, which is named “Collision Course: Wine and Temperance in New York’s Finger Lakes”, explores the hardships that early colonists and pioneer grape growers confronted in their unsuccessful efforts to establish the nation’s first vineyards—and then how a social movement later devastated that industry once it finally became established.
This part of the 45-minute film begins with New World colonization and ends at Prohibition. It will be shown at the Star Theater in Dansville at 11:00am on Saturday, September 2nd, during the New York Festival of Balloons Labor Day weekend. Director Gary Cox said, “Collision Course is the story of how explorers and Early Americans, who dreamed of creating fine table wine in Eastern American, especially here in New York’s Finger Lakes region, struggled against both unknown natural enemies and the Drys. The sequel, Regional Resurrection, will present the story of the astonishing, on-going fulfillment of those dreams in the years since the Repeal of National Prohibition.”
Part 1 was written and directed by winemaker and wine historian, Dr. Gary Cox, and includes interviews with notable wine experts, Thomas Pellechia and John Brahm with historical content provided by author Richard Figiel. Both parts of the miniseries were filmed and edited by David Cox of Eyeline Media in Lockport. Narration was provided by retired WDNY radio newsman Terry Van and the musical soundtracks were written and performed by SUNY Geneseo composer Glenn McClure.