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Meeting hosted to discuss solar power in Geneva

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Joule Community Power and Town Supervisor Mark Venuti hosted a meeting to discuss the potential inclusion of a solar farm for Geneva residents and other NESEG patrons which would lead to both individual-bill savings and the development of community sustainability projects on Wednesday, April 10. The meeting was held in the recently-renovated Cabaret room at the Smith Opera House. In... more

FILLING A VOID: Waste Not looks to succeed Mother Earth Natural Foods in Geneva this summer

FILLING A VOID: Waste Not looks to succeed Mother Earth Natural Foods in Geneva this summer
With her business plans and model intact, Marilla Gonzalez, founder and owner of Waste Not is anxious to bring-back a nutritious health-food and commerce store to Exchange Street by July. Since the July 1979, Mother Earth Natural Foods stood as the central health-nutrition scene in Geneva. However, after Cindy Bowen, former owner of Mother Earth retired last fall, her notable... more

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca
The 21st annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continues its artisanal celebration at the Ithaca College campus and downtown Cinemapolis movie theater from April 1 to 7. This year’s theme is ‘Disruptions’ and explores the stop-and-flow motions, which produce breaks and fissures; such disruptions may affect preconceived notions and perceptions about political, social and cultural issues from local, regional, national... more

Catholic Charities focuses on farmworkers’ rights in Finger Lakes

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Ellen Wayne, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, with its headquarters stationed in Geneva shared its recent efforts regarding the Diocese of Rochester’s annual policy mission for the recognition of farmworkers’ rights in the Finger Lakes and rest of New York state. Wayne characterized a key mission of the Catholic social teaching which revolves around, “advocating for the rights and dignities... more

HWS gets visit, presentation on death penalty

HWS gets visit, presentation on death penalty
Death row exonerees Shujaa Graham and Kirk Bloodsworth visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges last week on behalf of Witness to Innocence, an abolitionist death penalty organization for a multi-evening event. Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton introduced the beginning of both lectures with Graham who spoke on Wednesday, March 13 and Bloodsworth on Thursday, March 14. Previously, Professor Sutton... more

Addressing Geneva ‘food desert’ a challenge in post-Tops community

Local grad leads effort of stakeholders to address ‘food desert’ in Geneva after closure of Tops
After the closure of Tops Friendly Markets on Hamilton Street and Mother Earth on Exchange Street, concerns have been heightened around food access and security in Geneva. Fortunately, Food Access AmeriCorps VISTA Kevin Collado says possible solutions are on the horizon as local research continues, as part of a joint-effort between the City of Geneva and Hobart and William Smith... more

HWS professor publishes book on MLK’s theory of political service

HWS professor publishes book on MLK’s theory of political service
Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Rose at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is set to publish his first book: The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Theory of Political Service on Friday, March 15. In his publication, Rose intends to trace King’s theory of political service: a more sophisticated and radical vision of service than contemporary versions of community-based... more

Discussing the ‘Attica Uprising’ at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Discussing the ‘Attica Uprising’ at Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Pulitzer Prize winning-author Dr. Heather Ann Thompson arrived to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to give a lecture about the history of the Attica Prison uprising and its long-lasting impacts at the Albright Auditorium on Thursday, March 7th. Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter introduced the event that was hosted on behalf of the Human Rights and Genocide Symposium.... more

Window missing from Geneva storefront after incident along Seneca St.

Geneva PD expected to provide update on Seneca St. incident on Monday
Geneva Police are expected to provide an update on Monday following an incident, which left a large window pane shattered at a Seneca Street business. The business impacted was the ‘Geneva Tailor’, which is located a few doors up Seneca Street from Parkers Grille. Witnesses say the incident involved students and non-students along Seneca Street and began between Parkers and... more

Plenty of optimism at Deer Haven Park in Seneca County

After two-years of operation, Dennis Money, president of Seneca White Deer Inc. reminisces about Deer Haven Park, sharing exciting news for the potential future of the ever-popular non-profit. Although Deer Haven Park does not receive any state or federal funding from programs like the Land and Water Conservation Act, Money is considering to pursue this avenue in the near future... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

Dome facility at HWS completed near Bristol Field House

Dome facility at HWS completed near Bristol Field House
Standing at 74-feet high, construction of the new air-supported dome facility at Hobart and William Smith Colleges was recently completed at the start of February. Stationed adjacent from the Bristol Field House, the new sports facility was listed as a suggested project within the Culture of Respect and Campus Master Plan and intends to offer new opportunities for a host... more

Owner discusses impact of migrant, domestic labor at Red Jacket Orchards

Owner discusses migrant, domestic labor at Red Jacket Orchards as annual need grows
“Statistics show that for every migrant farm position that we have out there on the farm, there are four additional full-time domestic jobs that are created to that business’ function,” said Mark Nicholson, co-owner of Red Jacket Orchards. Red Jacket Orchards, a 600-acre third generation family-owned farm has increased its participation in the H-2A visa worker program for this past... more

Participants learn about ‘digital inclusion’ at Geneva summit

Participants learn about ‘digital inclusion’ at Geneva summit
The Digital Inclusion Summit, a conference to promote greater digital accessibility and equity was hosted on behalf of the Finger Lakes Diversity Inclusion Coalition at the Cracker Factory on Monday, January 28th. In a perceptibly-packed venue, 130 experts among professional local government, non-profit, education and healthcare career sectors were all in attendance, the majority of which represented libraries throughout the... more