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Festival of Nations coming to Geneva

The annual Festival of Nations has a new home this year. The free event, which is open to the public, will be at North Street Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The venue change is due to renovations underway at the Geneva middle and high schools. The festival, in its 11th year, features student- and family-oriented cultural... more

LOOKING BACK: A historical look at Geneva’s Brook Street

We view modern neighborhoods through several factors: current real estate prices, conditions of surrounding properties and personal knowledge or perceptions. It can be enlightening to look at neighborhoods in their original context and learn more about how they were developed. Today we look at Brook and North Brook streets on the northwest side of Geneva. Geneva was settled around and... more

Former Tyburn Academy principal to be honored by Auburn group

Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate Principal Maura DelFavero believes if one were to seek out a model woman, Catholic, educator and human being in general, they’d be hard-pressed to find better than Jeanne Hogan. Those who have worked with Hogan, a former principal of Tyburn, would agree, DelFavero said. Hogan will be honored by the local Cultural Italian American Organization... more

DELAYED: White deer tours at depot won’t start until November

The hope and expectation was that tours would begin by mid-October. On Tuesday, Seneca White Deer, Inc., announced that the start of those widely-anticipated bus tours at the former Seneca Army Depot would be delayed. “We had hoped to start our tours in mid-October, but it looks as though we won’t be able to start until early November. We’re pushing... more

Carrying the torch announced for Seneca Falls

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park, The National Women’s Hall of Fame, and The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is proud to announce an historic event to commemorate the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial while celebrating how today’s girls carry the torch through civic engagement. The “Carrying the Torch” Girl Scout convention will... more

World Canals Conference attendees visit Seneca Knitting Mill by boat

About 55 people attending the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse arrived, appropriately, by boat Wednesday to visit the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mills. They traveled up the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from the west through the canal locks and docked on the south side of the canal, close to the historic limestone... more

Forgotten resting place in Hopewell gets TLC

Little Philome Benham, son of Barzil and Electa Benham, died Sept. 28, 1826, and was buried in the family cemetery. He was all of 2 months and 10 days when he died, according to a listing of those buried in Benham Cemetery, until recently a largely forgotten burial ground noted more recently for overgrown brush and debris, if thought of... more

BIG LITTLE CHANGES: Bee’s in Seneca Falls moves to larger, former-Zuzu’s space on Fall St.

Bee’s Cookies & Cakes has taken their talents to Fall St. in downtown Seneca Falls. The move to a larger space, significantly so, in fact, was one that customers felt was long-overdue. For Chris and Debbie Boulter, the move happened quickly, who only began considering a relocation from their State St. storefront a few months ago. “We started looking at... more

NAACP to honor Greco, Fratto at Freedom Fund dinner

John Greco, currently the longest-serving City Council member, and well-known local businessman Ralph Fratto will be honored for their civic service at the 36th annual Geneva Area Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner later this month at Club 86. Greco, who has served as Ward 6 Councilor since 1994, and Fratto, founder of Geneva Granite Co., will be honored... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: 26th National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement into the... more

Troopers celebrate 50 years of Troop E

More than 1,000 people swarmed the grounds of State Police Troop E Saturday afternoon. They watched as helicopters twisted and turned, underwater recovery divers plunged, Special Operations Response Team (SORT) members rappelled from the sky, and police dogs ferreted out “explosives” and followed the scent of a “missing person.” An open house marked the 100th anniversary of the State Police... more

Hillary Clinton recalls visit to Auburn in new book, ‘What Happened’

In her new book recounting the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shares a story from an earlier period of her life: One of her visits to the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn. Clinton’s book, “What Happened,” was released Tuesday. On the page before the author’s note she wrote is a quote that’s attributed to Tubman. “If... more

Flags come down at St. Mary’s, but memories remain

The sight of 107 American flags set up on the lawn at St. Mary’s School this week was impressive enough, but the words left on tags on each told a story of heroes of yesterday and those still serving today. The identical flags, purchased by members of the Ontario County community and beyond, were set up in a Field of... more

Induction into National Women’s HOF set for September 16th

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement into the Hall... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more
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