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Former Sterling Nature Center volunteers remembered with memorial grove

Sterling Nature Center Director Jim D’Angelo recalls those who spent some of their time on this earth helping with the center. “There’s been a lot of people associated with the nature center who have passed away. Some people have given donations in memory of those people, but others used to volunteer or used to come and hike here,” D’Angelo said.... more

Over 2,200 runners circle Seneca Lake today for annual Seneca7 relay (everything you need to know)

The Seneca7 will introduce you to the wonders of Seneca Lake: rushing inlets, crashing waterfalls, banks bathed in golden sunlight and as the race website says, “all you have to do is run around it”. The Seneca7 consists of more than 325 seven-member teams, including many from across upstate New York, competing on a 77.7-mile course encircling Seneca Lake. Before they’ve... more

Auburn Walk for Autism ‘a great cause’

Herman Avenue Elementary School was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning with hundreds of Cayuga County residents coming together in support of community members living with autism. The fifth annual Walk for Autism Awareness began in front of the school and proceeded across Genesee Street to the outer loop of Hoopes Park and back to the school. The walk is... more

Manchester to showcase new fire truck on Sunday

This has been years in the making. Many local fire departments are planning events this weekend as part of an effort to recruit volunteers. Manchester is too, but also is planning to show off its new truck, which has been talked about for about 20 years, according to Rich Rice, executive board member of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. “We’re... more

Sons of Italy honoring Rev. Mull with Amici Award

The Italian word for friends is amici. The Rev. Thomas Mull, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva, has been a friend to Geneva Lodge 2397 of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America since being assigned here in 2013. For that dedication, he is being awarded the “Amici Award” by the local lodge Saturday night.... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

Lightening the load on Day of Caring in Ontario County

Marty Dodge has forged many miles of walking trails throughout Ontario County, usually with students by his side. On Thursday, the retired professor of environmental conservation at Finger Lakes Community College wore a familiar hat. But this time, with chainsaw in hand and a trail to be built, his comrades were a team from IDI Billing Solutions. Volunteers from the... more

Windmill market opens April 29 for 30th year

The Windmill Farm & Craft Market opens for its 2017 season at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Celebrating the market’s 30th Anniversary, the Windmill is home to nearly 175 vendors, including new member businesses: Finger Lakes Beer Company, Cozy Cabin Brands, Keuka Inspirations, Grapes Alive, It’s Pawsable, Abandon Brewing Company, Rocky Ridge Kitchens and Bath, Brand New Uke & Ron... more

Seneca County Chamber and Veterans Agency Launch Veterans Discount Program

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca County Veterans Service Agency are pleased to announce the start of a new discount program aimed at rewarding Military Veterans for their service to our country. The program, known as the “Veterans Discount Program,” provides discounts on both products and services offered at local businesses. To receive the benefit, veterans need... more

Geneva Girl Scouts help Mallards at Wetlands Preserve

Junior Girl Scout Troop 40437 of Geneva wanted to help Mallards. The duck was their animal of choice to fulfill an Animal Habitat patch, and their task was to construct a nest that would help the species raise its young. The location for the nests? The Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve. Shawn Kime, scout dad and winemaker for Thirsty Owl, suggested... more

Organizers hold successful cleanup on Earth Day in Wayne Co.

As part of Earth Day on April 21st, the Canal Corporation and the Parks & Trails of NY established Canal Clean Sweep. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers joined the many volunteers to make this event locally such a special day and help celebrate the Bicentennial year beginning the construction of the Erie Canal. The Lock 30-Butterfly Nature Trail Volunteers,... more

Seneca County Habitat for Humanity dedicates new home in Waterloo

Another Habitat for Humanity home is in the books. The Seneca County Habitat for Humanity board announced that the home its volunteers have been building since October 2016 is complete. This year’s family and volunteers worked through the winter to complete the project. The home, located at 114 East Elisha St. in Waterloo, was dedicated to the new homeowners on... more

Cayuga Sheriff’s Office will hold safety seat event

Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould says that members of his department and the Sheriff’s Benevolent Association will be partnering with the Auburn Elks Lodge No. 474 on Sunday, May 21st to offer free child safety seat inspections. The event will be held from 11 am until 2 pm and will be located at the Cayuga County Highway Garage located at... more

Drug Take Back day in Seneca County

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, The Seneca County Sheriff”s Office will conduct another Drug Take Back Day. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM deputies will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and no paperwork to complete. Citizens may drop off these drugs at the Seneca County Law... more

Volunteers clean up Montezuma Historical Park, help create new trail on Earth Day

Mellony Carner, president of the Montezuma Historical Society, explained in between raking debris from the Montezuma Heritage Park in Montezuma why she was tending to the grassy landscape Saturday morning. “I just feel it’s my obligation. I live here. I love the outdoors. People don’t know what they’re missing here, actually,” Carner said. Carner was one of the people cleaning... more

Bristol Republicans to host 5K

The Town of Bristol Republican Committee in Ontario County is offering a challenge. The Bristol Hills Challenge, a non-certified 5k trail run, will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Ontario County Park at Gannett Hill, 6475 Gannett Hill Park Drive, Naples, NY 14512. Entrants can run or walk in the challenge, but either way the Town of Bristol Republican... more

Public meeting will showcase Auburn’s Clifford Park project

The city of Auburn will hold a public meeting on renovations to Clifford Park from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the council chambers of Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn. The city was awarded an approximately $220,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation in December for improvements to the park, including updates to the basketball... more
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