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Supervisor Ingalsbe speaks to Farmington-Victor Kiwanis

Supervisor Ingalsbe speaks to Farmington-Victor Kiwanis
Peter Ingalsbe, supervisor of the town of Farmington, recently spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Farmington-Victor during one of its regular meetings. Ingalsbe detailed the planned growth occurring in the town, one of many in New York experiencing significant growth in population. He provided updates on projects currently under construction, including Hathaway Corners, Auburn Meadows, the Auburn Trail and Auburn... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jennifer Harris of Thrive to Survive & the Middle Finger 5K (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Jennifer Harris of Thrive to Survive & the Middle Finger 5K (podcast)
Jennifer Harris is Vice-President of Thrive To Survive, an organization that works to help local residents afflicted with cancer with the logistical issues they face with daily life during their treatment. Their biggest fundraiser is the Middle Finger 5K race held annually in early May along the shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva. . more

Hundreds turn out for Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Several hundred people ended up enjoying a wintry Saturday outdoors — as well as macaroni and cheese dishes from 11 local restaurant and cocoa and craft beer tastings — for the Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival downtown. Besides food and drink, a host of activities were available kids and adults, from breakfast with “Frozen” characters to ice and wood... more

W-FL BOCES teacher receives NYS educator of excellence award

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Julie Harrington, who is commonly known as ‘chef’ in the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES system was awarded the 2019 New York State Educator of Excellence Award. Julie is the instructor of the Culinary Arts program at Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center in Stanley. Chef Harrington was chosen for her passion, commitment, and creativity. “I am truly excited and blown away,”... more

Summer Jam casts a shadow over Woodstock plans

Summer Jam casts a shadow over Woodstock plans
Summer Jam raised its ugly head at Monday night’s Schuyler County Legislature meeting. The session, attended by about three dozen people, mostly from the Town of Dix in the vicinity of the Watkins Glen International racetrack, expressed concerns about the proposed Aug. 16-18 Woodstock 50 festival at WGI. One, Charlie Ector of Townsend Road, said at first that he was... more

Shakey Graves, John Popper among 12 announced acts coming to Ithaca

Shakey Graves, John Popper among 12 announced acts coming to Ithaca
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, rising Americana star Shakey Graves and Grammy-nominated rockers NEEDTOBREATHE are among the dozen acts that announced upcoming shows in Ithaca. The shows, announced today by promoter DSP Shows, will be held at either the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd.; The Haunt, located at 702 Willow Ave. or at the State Theatre of Ithaca,... more

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair
It is still be six months away but the first big act of the 2019 New York State Fair is being announced. Bad Company will perform at Chevy Court on the Fair’s opening day. The band is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st. The band is known for hits like “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Making... more

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50

Dix Town officials looking for details about Woodstock 50
The Dix Town Board called a Special Meeting Feb. 7 to discuss concerns — both their own and those expressed by various of their constituents — regarding the planned Woodstock 50 concert weekend planned in August at Watkins Glen International. The meeting, poorly promoted and attracting only a handful of people, was urged by board member Dominick Smith after concerns... more

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora
The Aurora Free Library isn’t normally open on Sundays, but the library staff thought to switch things up a bit this weekend. Susan MacCormick, an assistant librarian, stumbled upon a neat way to put old, discarded books back to use on Pinterest, a do-it-yourself social media platform. MacCormick led a workshop at the library Sunday to show others how to... more

Career Day held for 7th graders at Newark Middle School

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The tenth annual Career Day for seventh graders at Newark Middle School was held February 5. Students reported afterward they learned a lot of interesting things about 13 different careers from presenters involved in those fields. Career Day coordinators were School Counselors Tracy Altman and Matt May. “I am so happy to see this worthwhile event continuing for 10 years,”... more

Hundreds turn out to Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball in Newark

Hundreds turn out to Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball in Newark
The seventh annual Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball February 9th was another wonderful and memorable evening with more than 350 attending. Pre-K through second grade girls and boys _ many dressed up in fancy, semi-formal attire and their Moms, Dads, siblings and other extended family members came to the fun-filled evening event. Lovely and well-planned again this year, the Valentine’s Ball... more

Beauty pageant returning to Fingerlakes Mall

Beauty pageant returning to Fingerlakes Mall
The Sunburst Beauty Pageant will return to Fingerlakes Mall at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The event is for boys ages birth to 4 and girls ages birth to 27; winners will be chosen in each of 10 age divisions. Contestants may be married or single. Contestants will be judged on beauty and personality. There will be cash prizes and... more

Perkins School hosts PTA Family Game Night

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More than 100 Perkins School students, parents and other family members had fun playing a lot of great games at the PTA Family Game Night January 24th. PTA president Katie Coons said there were at least 30 different games to choose from on the tables in the school cafeteria that kids and their families played together. Part of family-engagement efforts... more

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’

Palmyra church members come together to make Friday a ‘Night to Shine’
Community members in Palmyra worked all day – to make sure Friday was a night to shine. The “Night to Shine” event is held around the world, and provides kids with special needs with a prom-like event. Cross Creek Church in Palmyra is one of the locations taking part. A tent had been put up for the event. Overnight Thursday,... more
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