Discover The Finger Lakes

Savor Life's hour-long weekly show bringing listeners right into the majesty of the Finger Lakes!

Savor Life host Michael Warren Thomas uses this hour to explore wine tours, travel, and the latest news spanning the region around the eleven lakes.

If you're looking to learn more about everything our region has to offer, this show will have it covered!

Discover The Finger Lakes Podcast

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Discover the Finger Lakes, May 1, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | May 1, 2021

Episode Guide: This will be my final Discover the Finger Lakes podcast for a while. I’m taking a break for several weeks and maybe several months. I would love to hear what you discover this spring and summer in the Finger Lakes, email me Michael@SavorLife.comSavor life by sharing with others!

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Discover the Finger Lakes, April 10, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | April 11, 2021

There were dozens of snakes enjoying the sunshine in the 1000 Acre Swamp this past week, as well as some Canadian Geese staking out nesting sites.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, April 3, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | April 3, 2021

Greenidge Power on Seneca Lake claims to be using the “best technology available” at this massive power plant. If that was true they would have installed fish screens on the water intake (139 million gallons a day) and set up a closed loop cooling system that would avoid the release of up to 108 degree water into the trout stream that feeds into Seneca Lake.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, March 20, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | March 20, 2021

The proposed Bitcoin mining expansion at Greenidge Power on Seneca Lake would use 139,000,000 gallons of water from Seneca Lake every day to cool their 30,000 computers, and then release it into a trout stream at up to 108 degrees to drain back into the lake. Over the course the year it is equivalent to all the water in Conesus Lake, but that is hard to visualize. They would be using the equivalent of 27,800 tank trucks of water every day, and that line of trucks would extend over 100 miles end to end. Get more details from SenecaLakeGuardian.org.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, March 13, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | March 13, 2021

Look for details about a Canandaigua Beverage Trail in the near future, along with two new breweries in Naples.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, March 6, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | March 6, 2021

Visit FingerLakes1.com for a recent article about Cornell design students helping to repurpose a large late 1800’s building in Waterloo as the future Waterloo Arts Center.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, February 27, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | February 27, 2021

Congratulations to Erin McMurrough of Lakewood Vineyards, the new Editor of Edible of Finger Lakes!

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Discover the Finger Lakes, February 26, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | February 26, 2021

Yet another massive industrial complex on Seneca Lake wants to expand, in this case by quadrupling their power generation. They are projecting to withdraw 139 million gallons of water each day from Seneca Lake to cool their 30,000 computers that will be operating 24/7 and then return the warm water, potentially according to their permit up to 108 degrees. Over a year that quantity of water is over 50 billion gallons which is more than all the water in Conesus Lake.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, February 13, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | February 13, 2021

The 750 mile Empire State Trail is complete and winter is a great time to plan which sections to explore this spring and summer.

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Discover the Finger Lakes, February 6, 2021

By Michael Warren Thomas | February 6, 2021

Fascinating article about Corning’s Valor glass that is used to make vaccine vials at BBC.com

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