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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

St. John’s Lutheran Church to celebrate 175 years

One of the smallest, most out of the way, but most iconic of Yates County’s country churches is about to celebrate being among its oldest as well. St. John’s Lutheran Church on East Swamp Road in the town of Potter will mark its 175th anniversary Sunday, Aug. 7. The occasion will be celebrated after the 11:15 am service. Read More more

United Ministry of Aurora to host ‘End of Life’ meetings

United Ministry of Aurora to host ‘End of Life’ meetings
The United Ministry of Aurora is sponsoring a series of meetings addressing questions older citizens may have about their legal, medical and spiritual options concerning “End of Life.” Our first meeting will be Tuesday, December 15 at 6:30 in the church social room to address the legal aspect. Representatives of the law firm Karpinski, Stapleton & Tehan PC, members of... more