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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

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

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

‘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

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

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition
New York State Fair officials have announced plans for this year’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The competition is sponsored by Aldi. Fair officials said 43 food trucks from across New York State are signed up to compete in the event, which is scheduled to be held Sunday, Sept. 1st and Monday,... more

Brooks and Dunn take stage at CMAC

Brooks and Dunn take stage at CMAC
Among this year’s class of inductees in the fairly exclusive Country Music Hall of Fame — Ricky Skaggs and Alan Jackson just made it in over the past couple years, to give an idea of just how exclusive that “country club” is — is the band fronted by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Founded in 1990, Brooks & Dunn were... more

Daisy journey begins with flowers from Troop #61087

Daisy journey begins with flowers from Troop #61087
Completing their first year of activities, Daisy Troop #61087 created a flower bed at the Seneca Millsite along the Keuka Outlet in May. Assisted by Master Gardener and past Friends of the Outlet President Peg Thompson, troop co-leaders Jen Gruschow and Julie Gibson helped the girls plan, design, and plant the flower bed to earn their Daisy Journey Badge. Jen... more

‘Day Without Hate’ observed at Waterloo Middle School

‘Day Without Hate’ observed at Waterloo Middle School
A program called Rachel’s Challenge came to Waterloo Middle School this year. It began in October and concluded with a Day Without Hate last Friday. The first Day Without Hate was planned by the middle school’s Respect Team. The goal was to encourage student leadership in promoting respect, non-violence and unity. “The activities, goals and conversations were student organized,” said... more

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country
Rapturous music, innovative programming, a season of the grandmasters’ works coupled with 20th century composers, and a world premiere based on the poetry of Robert Frost. It’s all a part of the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season from June 15 through July 27. The opening concert Saturday, June 15 at Hunt Country Vineyards, 7:30 p.m. features the ever... more

Speaker on implicit bias delivers important message in Wayne County

Speaker on implicit bias at Newark
Newark High School English teacher Danielle Ohlson, who advises the group It’s REAL (Rights, Education, Advocacy, Leadership) at NHS believes Sodus High School Principal Arkee Allen’s four, grade-level presentations on implicit bias May 17th at NHS was a “great conversation starter” for the entire school community. Because of his background Allen is a sought-after speaker on implicit bias. He has... more

Students partner with NYS to address food waste

Students partner with NYS to address food waste
Forty percent of the food that’s grown in the United States is never eaten. Often what’s left over is tossed and ends up in landfills which can impact the environment. On Tuesday, members of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT talked about ways to consume 100% of the food grown in our country and around the world.... more

End of Beginning celebration held for Newark seniors

End of Beginning celebration held at Newark seniors
Newark High School’s outstanding Project Lead The Way – BioMedical Sciences Program celebrated another significant milestone at the third annual “End of the Beginning Celebration” for nine graduating seniors. They are: Noah Arnold, Kailyn Crawford, Amanda Colombo, Adian Elliott, Koebi Gorske, Jaiden Hernandez, Alexis Horn, Elizabeth Lang and Phillip Ross. Each received a distinctive medal for completing the core course... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars
This Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m., Instagram stars Brothers Page open the third season of the Keuka Lake Music Festival at Penn Yan Academy. The duo, consisting of Zach and Josh Page has amassed a following of more than 1.8 million on the popular social media application, Instagram. Brothers Page will be joined by KLMF Artistic Director and Penn... more

Finger Lakes shines at ‘al fresco flx’

Finger Lakes shines at ‘al fresco flx’
In a Finger “Laking” good mix of sharp minds and entrepreneurial passion, leaders of local tourism, agriculture, fine food and beverage, and the farm-to-table movement came together Monday to share stories and strategies for growth. The occasion: the first ever “al fresco flx” event, hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and LNB Banking at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham... more

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun despite flooding

Sodus Point ready for another year of summer fun
Even while Lake Ontario water levels are reaching record heights and lakeshore communities continue to fight the encroaching water, Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell is confident his resort community will not only overcome the struggle but will deliver its usual dose of summertime excitement. {span}He wants to assure folks from around the Finger Lakes that high lake waters won’t hold... more

Honeoye to honor its WWII on D-Day

Honeoye to honor its WWII on D-Day
As the country is losing World War II veterans at a higher rate than ever, the Honeoye Central School community is seeking to recognize surviving WWII veterans while they are still with us. Honeoye Central School will host “A Community Observance for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day” on Thursday, June 6, the anniversary of the day Allied forces invaded Normandy... more
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