Public invited to inauguration Friday of 5th FLCC president

Finger Lakes Community College will host an inauguration ceremony for the college’s fifth president, Robert K. Nye, on Friday starting with a 1:45 p.m. processional into the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend. The new State University of New York chancellor, Kristina M. Johnson, who started work this month, will attend to conduct... more

Victor schools cutting ribbon on new concession stand

A new concession stand will be dedicated Saturday at Victor Central Schools, next to the varsity soccer and lacrosse field on the north end of campus. School officials and members of the Victor Chamber of Commerce will gather at 2:30 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting of the new brick building, built through a community effort involving the DiMarco Group, other local... more

Wells College releases schedule for Native American festival

Wells College, in collaboration with the Cayuga Nation and the college’s Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Louis Jefferson Long Library, Buildings and Grounds, Department of Visual Arts, and the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program, will host the 13th annual Peachtown Native American Festival and Education Week Sept. 22-28 on the Aurora campus. Scheduled events include: 3:30 p.m. Friday,... more

Ithaca High grad walks away with $100,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”

An Ithaca High School graduate now living in Boston is $100,000 richer after having competed on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Tyler Crosby’s appearance on the show initially aired on Tuesday and carried over into Wednesday. Like most contestants, Crosby, 32, used basic reasoning skills to answer the first few simple questions. The first question asked: “Which of these... more

Auburn Police Department to host third Coffee With a Cop event

The Auburn Police Department will host another Coffee with a Cop event to give residents an opportunity to meet officers and address any concerns. This summer, Auburn Police Chief Shawn Butler said he introduced the idea to build a more positive, trusting relationship with the community. He said the event lets citizens sit down with police in a casual, neutral... more

D’Agata returns to HWS as Trias writer-in-residence

A Hobart graduate has returned to Geneva for another “year” of college. John D’Agata, 1995 alumnus, is this year’s Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Trias writer-in-residence. He will read from his work today, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Hirshson Ball Room. D’Agata is professor of English and director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He... more

FAFSA workshop coming for parents in Seneca and Cayuga counties

Generations Bank announces the offering of two FAFSA – Free Applications for Federal Student Aid – Workshops for students and parents in Seneca & Cayuga County. These workshops will be hosted by Generations Bank Student Lending Champion, Christie Schwab, and will offer students and parents a chance to complete the FAFSA at the event with assistance from bankers and lending... more

Students win after act of kindness by residents in Newark

The kindness and generosity of two former Newark residents has resulted in 18 elementary students to be able to purchase a new bicycle, helmet and locking device. Certificates, to be redeemed at Newark Walmart, were presented to the students August 10th _ the last day of summer school classes at Perkins School _ by Newark Police Chief David Christler. He... more

All schools in Ontario County are now back in session

All schools in Ontario County are now officially back in session with the opening Wednesday of the remaining four districts. Teachers, administrators and volunteers waited outside schools in Canandaigua to greet new and returning students at Canandaigua Academy and the middle and primary-elementary schools. Buses waited at the primary-elementary school for a coordinated drop-off, followed by the familiar hiss of... more

Rain doesn’t dampen first-school-day spirits in Ontario County

Teachers and administrators donned umbrellas to greet students, some of whom covered their heads with hoods and backpacks to shelter from the rain. “Children eagerly arrived to Victor Primary School this morning, wet from the rain and excited for the promise the year holds,” said Principal Jennifer Check. “This year, we are looking forward to growing as a school community,... more

Union Springs Academy’s administration building open and largely renovated following fire

The inside of Union Springs Academy's administration building, which was significantly damaged by a blaze in December, looked like two separate facilities mashed together Thursday afternoon. While most sections of the building had vibrant coats of paint and other features, some parts were still reminders of the fire, with walls marked by yellow stains, some steps missing paint and some... more

Apple Shed kicks off fall harvest with Kids Weekend

The Apple Shed in Newark is kicking off the fall harvest with its annual Kids’ Weekend on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th. Festivities run from Noon-5 pm each day. Saturday features a marketplace of kid entrepreneurs, Sunday features live entertainment. Both days, orchard hayride will run from Noon to 5 pm and proceeds will be donated to Newark... more

U.K. drum corp makes Waterloo part of regular U.S. tour

This week about 200 performers assembled at the Waterloo High School to practice for part of their U.S. Tour. The Kidsgrove Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps make the U.S., a regular part of their travel competition schedule. Based out of the Europe and formed in 1910 — Kidsgrove provides music and dance education through competition. It begs the question, though:... more

Martha Pollack officially installed as Cornell’s14th president

Martha Pollack was officially welcomed as the 14th president in Cornell University history on Friday during an installation ceremony on the Arts Quad. Hundreds of Cornell students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the public attended the near two-hour ceremony, which was followed by a community celebration on the Quad. Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon gave the installation address and... more

Penn Yan youths learn about preserving summer flavors

The garden at Penn Yan Elementary School, like other gardens in the area this summer, is producing amazing fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. On the last day the Wild & Healthy group met this summer, they picked fresh herbs to use in flavored vinegars with Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator Caroline Boutard-Hunt. This fall, students will harvest the bounty and create... more

Canandaigua schools welcome 32 new teachers

Before students in the Canandaigua City School District return to school next month, more than 30 new teachers are attending classes of their own. Teacher Academy, a week-long orientation program, is in session this week, with the new educators building relationships, meeting administrators and community members, and learning about the district, its vision and plan for excellence. “I am so... more

Weather balloons have CA grad looking up, way up

Tory Carissimo got his start in weather balloons at the bottom. Now, with several flights behind him, a brand, a nationwide following and a flight scheduled to coincide with the solar eclipse, Carissimo’s hobby, Overlook Horizon High Altitude Balloons, is looking up. “Yeah, way up,” Carissimo said. Like, to near space, at 109,000 feet, to a level where the curvature... more

Wolf Week introduces students to campus, community

Keuka College’s Class of 2021 arrives on campus Wednesday, Aug. 23. Several activities are planned to make the newest students feel like part of the Keuka College family — and help make Penn Yan feel like their second home. During Wolf Week, which runs through Sunday, Aug. 27, new freshman and transfer students will do more than just get know... more
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