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Promising days for homeless families in Canandaigua

Promising days for homeless families in Canandaigua
Saint John’s Episcopal Church can house a day center for homeless families, says a state Supreme Court decision overruling city of Canandaigua officials who said the church needed a special permit. The decision helped clear the way for the center, which is run by Family Promise of Ontario County, to open this past week to two families currently in the... more

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More more

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake

Anchors aweigh on Canandaigua Lake
Faced with a summer off from her job at Keuka College, Brenda Race did what any of us should be doing in that situation. She took to the lake. Race’s Anchors Food Boat has been docked at Sutter’s Marina and venturing onto the waters of Canandaigua Lake since Memorial Day weekend. Although rain and cool weather has hampered Anchors’ launch... more

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts

Father’s Day tribute: Sometimes the toughest lessons are the greatest gifts
No one person had more impact on Nancy Alexander than her father, Jim. This Father’s Day — the fifth since his passing — the Canandaigua woman remains proud of his legacy and does her best to honor it each day, in big ways and in small. Most recently, she has done so through a book she wrote about her dad... more

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany

St. Michael’s School students visit Albany
State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano welcomed a 5th-grade class from St. Michael School in Penn Yan to the state capital June 6. The students, a group of parents, and teacher Keith Prather were on a class trip and met with O’Mara and Palmesano, who took them on a tour of the Capitol building and into the state... more

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum

Local group presents historic artifact to Washington, D.C. museum
A cap from the 1800s has been presented to a Washington, D.C. museum group from the Owasco Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, a women’s service organization, presented the cap Saturday to David Price, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Clara Barton Missing Solider Office Museum, and Pry House Field... more

100 years of service in Canandaigua and beyond

100 years of service in Canandaigua and beyond
Since its inception, the Rotary Club of Canandaigua and its more than 1,000 past and present members have helped communities near and far, and over 100 current and past presidents have led the way. On Thursday night, 22 clubs representing six different districts gathered at Canandaigua Country Club for the one number that really mattered — 100. The service organization... more

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio

Walworth Scouts pitch-in while enjoying Lake Onatrio
Boy Scout Troop 113 of Walworth were grateful to Salvatore Vittozzi, the care taker of Beechwood State Park on Maxwell Creek in Sodus. It is obvious that he has taken great care of the area: trail work, cleaning up after trespassers’ drug paraphernalia and food garbage, removing graffiti, and making it a safe place to enjoy nature. Troop 113 lent... more

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Father’s Day Weekend preview & Courtney Kasper in-studio (podcast)
Jessica Lahr returns as Courtney Kasper, the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Visitor Experience Manager. joins the show in-studio to help preview Father’s Day Weekend in the Finger Lakes. . more

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members

Ontario County Youth Court welcomes new members
To be tried by jury of your peers — for the Ontario County Youth Court, that’s exactly its function. On Wednesday night the Youth Court held its induction ceremony in which it welcomed 21 new members and said thank-you to the 21 outgoing members. The incoming members spent 10 weeks going through training. Youth court sees a variety of actual... more

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun

‘Cruise in’ to Penn Yan for bargains and fun
It’s time for another busy weekend in the Penn Yan area, with the popular Cruisin’ Night — the 23rd annual street festival — set for Friday night, June 14 in downtown Penn Yan and the 15th annual New York Haiti Benefit Auction Friday evening and Saturday at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Chronicle-Express: Read More more

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said it had terminated the site license for the event. No additional insights were provided by Watkins Glen International... more

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay

Auburn student wins scholarship with essay
Auburn High School senior Reilly Graney said witnessing history in the nation’s capital two years ago changed her life. Graney, 18, and a group attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, and then the Women’s March protest held in Washington the next day. Graney said one person she was with for both events had liberal views,... more

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’

Auditions for PYTCo. summer musical, ‘Urinetown’
The Penn Yan Theatre Company is staging Urinetown as their summer musical. Set in a Gotham-like city in a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought, Urinetown is a sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, resistance, (and musicals) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Directed by PYA drama club alumnus and PYTCo. board member Daniel... more

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon

Learn about Seneca Park Zoo at Keuka College Luncheon
Keuka College’s Community Luncheon Series will continue Wednesday, June 19, with a presentation on the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester. Pamela Reed Sanchez, president and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, and Tom Snyder, director of programming and conservation action at the zoo, will discuss how the role of zoos has transformed from merely displaying a menagerie of animals... more
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