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Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years

Hopewell Fire Department: Making a difference for 60 years
The Hopewell Fire Department is celebrating its six decades of history by hosting a blood drive this Saturday, another way to save lives and make a difference in the community. The department traces its origin to a fire in 1952, which destroyed a house on County Road 46, County House Road — and ignited interest in the town of Hopewell... more

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored

Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Simpson honored
Yates County Sheriff’s Department Youth Officer Richard “Rick” Simpson was named 7th District American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during the Legion District’s Annual Convention held Saturday, June 8 at the Daniel Goho Post #87, Dansville. The award was presented by 7th District Commander Tim Coll-mer. Simpson was recognized for apprehending a murder suspect in 2018 at Dresden,... more

Juneberry Festival pushed back one week

Juneberry Festival pushed back one week
The Juneberry Festival scheduled for Thursday in this Seneca County hamlet has been postponed one week due to weather concerns. The festival will now take place from 5-7 p.m. June 27th. For further information, contact Seneca County CCE’s Agricultural Economic Development Specialist Judy Wright at (315) 539-9251 ext. 109 or jlw24@cornell.edu. Finger Lakes Times: Read More more

Commons Playground stays shuttered for now in Ithaca

Commons Playground stays shuttered for now in Ithaca
The Commons Playground, a mainstay for children accompanying their families for downtown festivities, will remain closed for the foreseeable future as construction on the adjacent Harold’s Square project continues. Construction on the project has been inconsistent during the last year or so. It seemed to be moving along well before a contract dispute between developers L Enterprises and construction firm... more

Sponsors, students, and parents come together in Newark for 5th grade celebration

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The long-anticipated and fun-filled annual PTA 5th Grade Celebration was held during the afternoon June 11th at Kelley School. PTA sponsors this event each year for the graduating class as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for being such good role models for younger Kelley School students. “It is always a bittersweet event for our parent volunteers, as they know... more

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs officials. The festival, still scheduled for August 16 through August 18, is only two months away. The location... more

Rocket festival is June 21–23 at Torrey Farms

Rocket festival is June 21–23 at Torrey Farms
The Upstate Research Rocketry Group will host a three-day Rocketry Festival June 21–23 at Torrey Farms, State Rte. 364 in Potter. These folks are serious about rocket power, but they don’t let that interfere with having a fun and exciting event. The Yates County location gives these rocketeers the most airspace to launch their creations east of the Mississippi. Some... more

New home of National Women’s Hall of Fame has own women’s history

New home of National Women’s Hall of Fame has own women’s history
It may be the best possible location for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. A place honoring 276 American women of achievement will move into a renovated space that once housed the Seneca Knitting Mill, a local industry that employed hundreds of women, many of them immigrants or daughters of immigrants, during its 155-year history. In addition, two of the... more

Promising days for homeless families in Canandaigua

Promising days for homeless families in Canandaigua
Saint John’s Episcopal Church can house a day center for homeless families, says a state Supreme Court decision overruling city of Canandaigua officials who said the church needed a special permit. The decision helped clear the way for the center, which is run by Family Promise of Ontario County, to open this past week to two families currently in the... more

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More more

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake
Faced with a summer off from her job at Keuka College, Brenda Race did what any of us should be doing in that situation. She took to the lake. Race’s Anchors Food Boat has been docked at Sutter’s Marina and venturing onto the waters of Canandaigua Lake since Memorial Day weekend. Although rain and cool weather has hampered Anchors’ launch... more

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts
No one person had more impact on Nancy Alexander than her father, Jim. This Father’s Day — the fifth since his passing — the Canandaigua woman remains proud of his legacy and does her best to honor it each day, in big ways and in small. Most recently, she has done so through a book she wrote about her dad... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum
A cap from the 1800s has been presented to a Washington, D.C. museum group from the Owasco Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, a women’s service organization, presented the cap Saturday to David Price, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton Missing Solider Office Museum, and Pry House Field... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more
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