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New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County
A new beer festival this weekend will not only offer guests food, live music and samples from several state craft beverage producers, but also the opportunity to meet new people. Happening Saturday at the Springside Inn, the inaugural Owasco Lake Fall Craft Beer Festival is a collaboration between inn owner Sean Lattimore and Octane Social House owner Robert Otterstatter. Read... more

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity on Friday night in Skaneateles

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity in Skaneateles
Two reality TV stars and a Hollywood actor will appear at a celebrity fundraiser in Central New York this weekend. Tom and Katie Schwartz of “Vanderpump Rules” fame and actor Daniel Baldwin will help pour drinks at The Krebs in Skaneateles on Friday night starting at 5 pm. No tickets or cover is required; proceeds from the event will benefit... more

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November

Southern Cayuga Planetarium to reopen in November
Years after it was shuttered, the public will soon be able to revisit the Southern Cayuga Planetarium. The planetarium, which had previously held events for people and school districts, was closed in 2014. In recent years the planetarium’s fortunes improved. Distinct Superintendent Patrick Jensen previously said the then-interim Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Superintendent Chris Todd helped the district get the planetarium classified... more

HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen

HWS to officially install new president, Joyce Jacobsen
She’s been on the job since early July, but now it’s time for Hobart and William Smith Colleges to celebrate the first female president in their history. Next Friday, Oct. 18, Joyce Jacobsen will be inaugurated as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College during an investiture ceremony that will be held outdoors, rain... more

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K
Ithaca’s Waterfront Trail was a celebration Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon and 5K. Participants sported pink and colorful gear, musicians along the way filled the route with music, and in total about 830 people turned out to support the local organization that makes sure people affected by cancer do not face it alone. This year,... more

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester
Newark High School junior Rachel George, who earned a near perfect score of 99 for her French Horn solo last spring at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival, has been selected to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State Conference in Rochester December 5-8 at the Rochester Convention Center. George, who has been playing the French horn since she... more

Lottery held to find new homes for ‘Naples 85’

Event held to benefit animals saved from home in Naples
Many of the dogs known as the ‘Naples 85’  found new homes on Sunday. The group of rescue dogs became famous after being seized from a home in Naples in one of the worst animal cruelty cases in Ontario County history. After a legal battle with the dogs’ original owners, the Ontario County Humane Society was able to gain custody of the dogs and... more

American Red Cross says increase in home fires as cold weather comes

American Red Cross says increase in home fires as cold weather comes
As the weather begins to get colder, and the holiday season approaches, the American Red Cross says the risk of home fires increases. According to the Red Cross, some of the most common fire-starters are from heating and cooking equipment. The organization says home fires take seven lives each day in the United States, and that mostly happens in houses... more

Drug take back program happening throughout Wayne County

Wayne County police to collect unused drugs
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts said all law enforcement agencies in the county will take part in the Oct. 26 national pharmaceutical collection day. Expired, unused and unwanted medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations: Clyde Police Department — Galen’s Express Lane, 17 Sodus St. Sheriff’s Office — Lyons National Bank, 2 Forgham St. (Route 31).... more

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg
This year, First Baptist Church is rejoicing in its 200th year of ministry in Trumansburg. The theme of the anniversary is “Shining the Light of Christ, 200 Years and Beyond.” The church celebrated its anniversary on the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 with an open house for the community at the Ulysses Historical Society on Saturday afternoon from 2... more

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius
It was the first time Larry Stewart went to the Empire Stance Summer Sendoff Car Show in Aurelius, but that didn’t stop him from bringing a car with a lot of history. Stewart, of Dryden, and his wife, Janice, were showing a Chevrolet he got while in the military in 1974 that he used to travel back and forth from... more

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eli Saslow ventured to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to retell the transformative story of a young white nationalist who eventually expelled his racist beliefs by attending higher education on Thursday. Inside a well-packed Albright Auditorium, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium that invited Saslow to speak through the... more

Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn

Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn
A stone said to have originated from a place associated with the blight of slavery was transported across the globe and placed at the Auburn grave site of a figure who fought for freedom. Don Victor Mooney, president of the H.R. 1242 Resilience Project group, held a commemorative ceremony Friday at the grave site of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who... more

Single-payer healthcare hearing will come to Rochester

Single-payer health
State lawmakers next Thursday will hold a public hearing and news conference in Rochester to discuss the proposed single-payer legislation. The measure, known as the New York Health Act, would create a single-payer system in the state. The bill did not gain a vote in either chamber of the Legislature, but has retained support among lawmakers, who have pledged hearings... more
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