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GENEVA — Mushrooms just might be the superhero of foods they repurpose agricultural waste, are nutrient-dense, can help manage diabetes and can be used to decrease meat consumption.

LOCATE Finger Lakes is once again offering students in the Finger Lakes region the opportunity to participate in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship in middle and high schools students across the region.

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CANANDAIGUA — The venerable Inn on the Lake has vanished from the landscape as part of the redevelopment of the shoreline site on Canandaigua Lake.

PENN YAN — KanPak U.S., a leading supplier of beverages and desserts using aseptic processing technology and a subsidiary of Golden State Foods, recently hosted the groundbreaking of a 195,000-square-foot expansion to its current Penn Yan facility.

NEWARK — Two Newark-based electronics manufacturers that will soon be neighbors in the Silver Hill Technology Park are reporting stronger earnings this month.

It was a pretty big deal when the Finger Lakes was named the Best Wine Region in an online competition sponsored by USA Today in 2018.

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OVID — The menu at the Golden Buck has remained largely the same through the years, its focus on all-American comfort food consistent throughout.

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SENECA FALLS — All that’s missing are lounging guests sipping exotic drinks with little umbrellas stuck on top.

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GENEVA — Three colleges, a resurgent downtown and a setting at the head of one of the Finger Lakes gives the city advantages over many other communities.

LYONS — For years the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario has been a significant source of tax revenue for Wayne County, the Wayne Central School District and the town of Ontario.

PHELPS — ValveTech Inc. didn't play a role in the original moon landing 50 years ago — the company wasn't founded until 1986 by Michael Mullally — but it is playing a big role presently in space travel and hopes to continue to do so into the future.

ALBANY — The Finger Lakes Times’ annual preseason football magazine claimed two awards, and Chief Photographer Spencer Tulis claimed three individual awards, in 2018 competitions work among newspapers in the Times‘ circulation category.

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CLYDE — When people think of “food deserts” — defined as places where access to fresh food is limited — they often think of urban areas.

ROMULUS — Information about Earl Martin’s Seneca Dairy Systems project proposed for a 75-acre parcel on the former Seneca Army Depot was presented to the public Thursday.

BENTON — People who buy their wine in a can probably don’t care if it comes in a traditional 12-ounce container or a slightly larger one.

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SENECA CASTLE — At 87, Cliff Kunes still makes it to work once in a while to the company he started 50 years ago. It’s not a long commute; in fact, the founder of Castle Harvester Metal Fabricators lives just across the street.

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CANANDAIGUA — Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism office for Ontario County, has released a new wellness guide.

CANANDAIGUA — Mary Gates, Ontario County’s finance director, has been named 2019 Financial Executive of the Year.

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NEWARK — A company that almost ended up in the industrial graveyard is set to begin a new phase of growth.

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SODUS POINT — Even while Lake Ontario water levels are reaching record heights and lakeshore communities continue to fight the encroaching water, Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell is confident his resort community will not only overcome the struggle but will deliver its usual dose of summertim…

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GENEVA — Downtown Geneva is losing its only pharmacy. The Rite Aid at 127 Castle St. will close on Monday, June 17.

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GENEVA — Those who stopped into the old Patti’s Lakeview Diner were treated to not only good eats made from scratch but also a side of the restaurant’s operator, Patti Guererri, whose big personality made the visit complete.

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NEWARK — A cannabidiol-products manufacturer plans to invest millions of dollars into the former Jackson & Perkins greenhouse complex, where it will grow hemp seed, hemp plants and process hemp for CBD products.

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VICTOR — The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection recognized the legacy of one of Ontario County’s most prominent winemakers, the late John Brahm, during its annual Tourism Legacy Awards ceremony at the New York Beer Project in Victor on May 13.

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NEWARK — IEC Electronics is hosting a June 6 groundbreaking for its new manufacturing facility at Silver Hill Technology Park.

NEWARK — Ultralife officials say the company has acquired Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, including its manufacturing and technology facility, for $25 million in cash.

GENEVA — A change is coming to the corner of Seneca and Linden streets in downtown Geneva.

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ALBANY — A bill that would provide greater rights for the state’s farmworkers continues to draw criticism from the agriculture and business community, as well as state and local legislators.