St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to celebrate centennial

Over 100 years ago, the newest immigrants to Yates County established a community of faith that survives to this day. Those “green Danes,” as the transplants from Denmark were referred to, came to the United States for a new opportunity of freedom and prosperity. As they were welcomed to their new country with foreign ways and speaking a different language,... more

Walworth Churches to help Hurricane victims with Hygiene/Emergency kits

We’ve all been glued to our televisions the past weeks and have watched in awe as we saw the destruction of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. We have seen the impact on people’s lives – the flooding, the homes destroyed and lives permanently changed by the ferocious winds and water. We’ve seen the survivors crowded into shelters, emergency... 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

A red, white and blue tribute at St. Mary’s in Canandaigua

Current and past service members, first responders, and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are recognized this week with 107 flags installed on the lawn of St. Mary’s School as a “Field of Honor.” An opening ceremony was held Monday for the four-day tribute, which will continue until Thursday, when a closing ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.... more

Holy harassment? Church’s presence on downtown Auburn corner a divisive subject

The intersection of Genesee Street and Loop Road can be a busy one, but on Friday evenings, many steer clear of it for another reason. That’s when, for more than 20 years now, the members of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Elbridge have stood on all four corners of the intersection. Toting signs with Bible passages, they try to strike... more

Hill Cumorah 2017 (photo)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is once again sponsoring the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra New York. Nearly 50 thousand spectators are expected to see the largest Pageant in North America. There are 740 cast members on hand. This year the pageant is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The show begins on July 15th and will... more

St. Luke’s marks 150 years in Branchport

St. Luke’s Episcopal, the simple but beautiful stone church on West Lake Road in Branchport, will celebrate its sesquicentennial this week. It was on Sunday, June 11 in 1867 when the little church on the West Branch of Keuka Lake was consecrated by Bishop Cleveland Coxe of what was then the Diocese of Western New York. To celebrate, the congregation... more

Kid-friendly St. Peter’s relishes its past, future

In a year when St. Peter’s Church is reflecting on its past, it also has its eyes firmly fixed on the future. And it’s a bright one, built through its emphasis on youth, family and music. Lots of music. The Episcopal church at the corner of Genesee and Lewis streets is celebrating its 150th year next month. “The church is... more

Women’s group honors Seneca Falls pastor

March is Women’s History Month. Lake to Lake Women Inc., a chapter of New York State Women Inc., a professional women’s business organization, celebrates the month by honoring a woman of distinction. Honored this year is the Rev. Leah Ntuala, the first woman pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls. The Cayuga Street church named Ntuala its pastor... more

Seneca Falls pastor to speak at event celebrating women’s history

Women TIES LLC, a woman-owned business promoting and supporting New York women for two decades, with a newly added “Women’s Equality Division,” is hosting a special Women’s History Month Celebration on International Women’s Day event. From 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the Maplewood Extended Stay, 7th North St., Women TIES “International Women’s Day and Women’s History... more

TRINITY CLOSURE A POSSIBILITY: City zoning board rejects request for use variance

Trinity Episcopal Church officials said a plan to redevelop the historic building into an inn, events center and restaurant was their only hope for keeping its doors open. That hope was dashed Tuesday night. The city Zoning Board of Appeals rejected Trinity’s application for a use variance following a nearly three-hour public hearing and a series of votes that were... more

Former Waterloo convent to house homeless women

The St. Mary’s convent was built in 1964 to shelter nuns who taught at the former St. Mary’s School. While the Sisters of St. Joseph departed long ago, the building at 23 Center St. will once again serve as a shelter — this time for homeless women. The current occupant of the former convent, the Cayuga-Seneca Community Action Agency, has... more

Ascension Window re-installed at Trinity Church in Seneca Falls

After being out for repair since September, the altar (Ascension) window was being reinstalled on Wednesday at the Trinity Church in Seneca Falls. The plywood on the outside has yet to be removed. The company performing the work, Jerome Durr, is from Syracuse. Photo by Karen Barto. more

Yates County forum to promote understanding of Muslim faith

Two local organizations are sponsoring a forum to counter negativity aimed at the Muslim community due to ISIS and the presidential campaign. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Yates County office building auditorium. It is being put on by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches and Yates Progressives. Read More more

St. Francis-St. Stephen’s begins year with 4 new teachers

Eleven people were arrested during a welfare fraud crackdown conducted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. In their monthly “snapshot” for August, Sheriff Tim Luce and Undersheriff John Cleere said the sting start at the end of July and continued throughout August. The crackdown resulted in 37 charges — most of them felonies — for welfare fraud, making false statements,... more

Weber This Week: Diamonds & Denim fundraiser in Seneca Falls

Ellie Brown and Ted Flock of the Trinity Church in Seneca Falls were in-studio on Monday morning as guests on Weber This Week on FingerLakes1.TV to discuss the upcoming annual Diamonds & Denim fundraiser set for September 30th at Seneca Falls Country Club on Route 89 in Seneca Falls. AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more
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