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Oppenheimer & Co. becomes new Woodstock 50 financial backer

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
Oppenheimer & Co., a New York–based investment bank and financial services company, has agreed to provide a new round of financing, according to Rolling Stone. They note the firm did not disclose how much it was putting up in an announcement. “We are thrilled to be onboard for this incredible weekend of music and social engagement,” John Tonelli, head of... more

Cayuga Community College honors Class of 2019

Cayuga Community College honors Class of 2019
Cayuga Community College leaders honored the Class of 2019 on Sunday, congratulating graduates for their achievements and urging them to continue working hard to reach their goals. Family and friends joined Cayuga’s faculty and staff in applauding the 561 members of the Class of 2019 for earning their associate’s degrees or certificates. The May 19, 2019, ceremony marked Cayuga’s 65th annual... more

The Music Man wins awards, recognition at Stars of Tomorrow ceremony for Newark

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The Newark High School Spring Musical Production of “The Music Man” won awards and recognition at the Rochester Broadway Theater League’s 21st Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony May 16th at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. The awards of recognition in Division B schools included: • Outstanding Dance Ensemble • Outstanding Acting Ensemble • Outstanding Production Crew • Tip of the Hat... more

Austin Steward marker unveiling calls attention to West Avenue Cemetery

Austin Steward marker unveiling calls attention to West Avenue Cemetery
The unveiling of a marker to remember a forgotten hero of the movement to abolish slavery has called attention to his resting place in the West Avenue Cemetery — a place of history that city officials say is in need of upkeep. Austin Steward, a former slave, Rochester business owner and author of the book, “Twenty-two Years a Slave and... more

Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement

Sun shines on Keuka College Class of 2019 at 111th Commencement
With newly minted graduates, a newly installed president, and a sun-filled sky that was, if not new, at least novel in recent weeks, Keuka College's Class of 2019 whooped, hollered, and crossed the stage during Saturday's 111th Commencement celebration. Retired American Ambassador Robert R. Gosende encouraged the approximately 460 graduates to be global thinkers who also work for the greater... more

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County
The 60th annual Apple Blossom Parade kicked off in Williamson on Saturday afternoon. This is the longest continuously running festival in all of New York and is one of the biggest parades in western New York. The lineup for the parade began at Willamson Middle School. This year's parade theme was favorite things. RochesterFirst.com: Read More more

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography

Penn Yan Lions give $5,000 for 3D Mammography
The Penn Yan Lions Club has made a contribution of $5,000 to the Finger Lakes Health Foundation to support the campaign to bring 3D mammography equipment to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. May 7, Lions Club president Cheryl Sheehan was on hand at the hospital for a check presentation to Helen Kelley, Director of Development for the Foundation. Also present... more

New Canandaigua cidery prepares for its Star turn

New Canandaigua cidery prepares for its Star turn
Every fall, the farm families behind the people of Star Cider would gather round and make apple cider. Cortni Stahl’s husband Adam grew an interest in how this cider was made and he, too, began making his own every fall. “He loved that it was a gathering of the families,” Cortni Stahl said. “Everybody helped pick the apples and press... more

Ontario County honors ‘Seniors ot the Year’

Ontario County honors ‘Seniors ot the Year’
The Ontario County Office for the Aging Advisory Council held its 32nd annual Senior of the Year award celebration Friday with the theme “Create, Connect, and Contribute.” Town supervisors presented the awards and local leaders spoke of how critical volunteerism is for the elderly in the community during the luncheon at Quail Summit in Canandaigua. “Our seniors are so incredibly... more

Ithaca senior among 16 students in world to earn perfect AP history exam score

Ithaca senior among 16 students in world to earn perfect AP history exam score
Rowan Lynch, a senior at Ithaca High School, has achieved a rare academic accomplishment by being one of 16 students in the world to earn a perfect score on last year’s Advanced Placement United States History Exam. In high school, students have the option to enroll in AP classes, which help them earn college credit or advanced placement if they... more

Fire Works Studios celebrates grand re-opening

Fire Works Studios celebrates grand re-opening
Eighteen months after the fire that destroyed their studios, the tools of their crafts, much of their work, and many other possessions, artists Dexter and Faith Benedict were all smiles as they welcomed the public to their open house celebration of their grand reopening. They were also celebrating the completion of Dexter’s life sized Harriet Tubman and William Seward sculpture.... more

Three Cayuga Community College staff and faculty members receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Three staff and faculty members at Cayuga Community College were recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the college this spring when they received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award honors faculty and staff for their dedication and achievement in categories such as Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional and Classified Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching.... more

Newark HS room transformed into home for new, gently used prom dresses for students

Newark HS room transformed into home for new, gently used prom dresses for students
With the June 1st Junior Prom at Club 86 in Geneva a little more than three weeks away, Newark High School ISS Room teacher assistant and Reds Threads Coordinator Sue Yatteau kind of knows what it feels like to be Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. She’s collecting new and gently used, long and short, teen- style prom dresses to give away to... more

Student art featured at 6th Annual Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Exhibition

Eighty one Newark High School art students’ artworks depicting something “uncontrolled, unrestrained, undisciplined, unruly, rowdy or disorderly” are currently among the 294 on display in the Main Street Arts 6th Annual Finger Lakes Regional Student Painting Exhibition entitled “Wild!” The other 213 artworks were created by students from 11 other area school districts in the region for the 6th through... more

Auburn’s Matthew House benefited by Color Run at Cayuga Community College

Auburn’s Matthew House benefited by Color Run at Cayuga Community College
The participants in the Color Run for Matthew House looked like running rainbows. Runs and walks of different lengths were available at Cayuga Community College's nature trail, and five separate color stations were set up along the trail with volunteers ready to toss colored cornstarch at participants. The Citizen: Read More more

Big Barn Bonanza sale set for May 31–June 1

Big Barn Bonanza sale set for May 31–June 1
Keuka Comfort Care Home is planning the annual Big Barn Bonanza garage sale for Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Are you cleaning out a room or updating this spring and decided certain items must go? Consider saving those items and donating them to the Big Barn Bonanza. Keuka Comfort Care Home volunteers will... more

Erie Canal hamlet Port Gibson to be explored in walking tour

Erie Canal hamlet Port Gibson to be explored in walking tour
Ontario County’s only port on the Erie Canal gets a closer look Saturday as The Landmark Society of Western New York plans a walking tour of the Town of Manchester hamlet of Port Gibson. The free event, which starts at 10 a.m., is in celebration of National Preservation Month. Those interested in taking part should meet at the Port Gibson... more

Waterloo students painting mural of video characters for Uproar Gaming

Waterloo students painting mural of video characters for Uproar Gaming
Eight Waterloo High art students love to paint. They also enjoy “gaming” or playing video games. Those two passions are coming together as art teacher Sarah Carey’s students are painting a special mural that will be placed in the new Uproar Gaming store downtown. School Superintendent Terri Bavis and Village Administrator Don Northrup talked about the collaboration and helped make... more
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