Marion community mourns the loss of Taylor Christie and Evan Woodward

Many in the Marion community are mourning the loss of two brothers killed in a crash Monday evening. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said 20-year-old Taylor Christie was driving on Ridge Chapel Road in Marion when he lost control of the car and hit a tree. His 16-year-old brother, Evan Woodward, was also in the car. Both died at the... more

Gates officials share addiction info with Victor students: ‘It is everywhere’

Police Chief Jim VanBrederode said a call came in about a person slumped over the wheel and he immediately thought of heroin. Unfortunately, the scene is becoming too familiar. “Here is a guy literally sitting in the middle of the busiest intersection in Gates,” he said. “He’s turning blue. His eyes are rolling back in his head. We want to... more

Victor students learn lines — and an important lesson

High school actors learned more than their characters’ lines in preparation for this weekend’s performances of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Long before their Friday and Saturday night productions, the 13-member cast and 15-member crew got an intimate look at the life and times of Anne Frank by talking with experts and a Holocaust survivor. Victor High School theater director... more

Korean War veteran speaking at FLCC Veterans Day ceremony

A Canandaigua man who tirelessly advocated for fellow veterans and has been lauded for his efforts to save the Canandaigua VA Medical Center more than a decade ago will be the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony at Finger Lakes Community College. Korean War veteran Ralph Calabrese will speak at the 1 p.m. Nov. 10 ceremony in the Finger... more

Anti-suicide speaker connects with Romulus students

When he was 19 years old, the only escape Kevin Hines saw from his emotional pain was death. And his escape plan involved jumping off the Golden Gate bridge. Yet despite falling 25 stories in just 4 seconds, at 75 mph, he survived. And it is that road to survival that he recently shared with Finger Lakes area students, including... more

Our Town comes to Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club will present Thornton Wilder’s Our Town this weekend, the first show in the Penn Yan Central School District’s “Living Out Loud” series. Originally written in 1938, Our Town has become a timeless classic since its publication.Throughout the story the Stage Manager (Sophomore McKelvie Jensen) helps to highlight day-to-day life in the small fictional town... more

Harmful algal blooms subject of upcoming Cayuga Community College talk

Partners for Healthy Watersheds will host a harmful algal bloom talk 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 in the auditorium of Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Greg Boyer, director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium and professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will share his research around harmful algal blooms at the talk called, “What You... more

Bloomfield kids learning engineering, the fun way

Mix a bunch of kids, tools and craft supplies with some basic ideas and you’ve got a recipe for creativity. Bloomfield Elementary School — like many around the area and country — has a dedicated space for its students to make things, and they love it — students and teachers alike. Commonly known as a makerspace, it is an area... more

Skaneateles school district to hold forum on children’s media consumption

The Skaneateles Central School District wants to open a dialogue with parents about their children’s time in front of screens, in light of the ever-expanding media landscape. A forum on students’ media consumption will be held Wednesday night at the Skaneateles High School auditorium. Christopher Casler-Goncalves, principal of State Street Intermediate School and Waterman Primary School; Kelly Whitney, chief product... more

A French connection continues in Honeoye

France does not celebrate Halloween, so exchange students visiting Honeoye Middle-High School this month were in for a special treat Thursday. Art students of Jane Alden and Tim Williams annually carve pumpkins donated by local farmers for the Ontario Pathways Great Pumpkin Walk. This year, they invited the 9-12 French classes, knowing they had special visitors from overseas. “They thought... more

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

Columbia University professor to speak at Wells College

A Columbia University professor will talk about the fight over moral ideas in a free event at Wells College in Aurora, according to a press release. Dr. Lydia Liu will give a lecture called "Who Owns Great Ideas?" at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hostetter Lecture Room (209) of Straton Hall. Liu will dive into ideas such as if... 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

Forum on Medically Assisted Treatment Options within our community

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County, is partnering with the Finger Lakes Community College Chemical Dependency Department to host a forum on Medically Assisted Treatment Programs within our community. As drug overdose deaths rise throughout the region, we invite you to learn more about treatment options and more specifically about... more

Penn Yan Academy earns National Athletic Trainers’ Association award

Penn Yan Academy, through a partnership with Finger Lakes Health, is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School 1st Team award for its athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and... more

Keuka College plans Green & Gold weekend

Keuka College will hold its fourth annual Green & Gold celebration weekend Oct. 13 to 15. The weekend offers a variety of events for students, families, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Friday, Oct. 13, offers a chance to return to the classroom and learn from some of the college’s professors, without the pop quiz, with 16 “Class Acts: Faculty... more
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