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National Women’s Hall of Fame needs your votes for funding

National Women’s Hall of Fame needs your votes for funding
The National Women’s Hall of Fame has been named a finalist in the Partners in Preservation grant program. The grant would help fund the rehabilitation of the NWHF’s new headquarters in Seneca Falls. Once complete, it will roughly double its current capacity and increase its exhibit, event and programming spaces substantially. However, in order to win the available funding, the... more

WEEKEND EVENTS: Plenty going on in the Finger Lakes October 12th – 14th

Weekend Events: Things to do in the Finger :
Now that we are officially in the month of October, the temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing colors which means it’s that time of year again for haunted houses, pumpkin patches, apple picking and much more! Listed below are a few of the many events taking place this weekend around the Finger Lakes region for your friends and... more

Penn Yan Kiwanis Club dissolves after 79 years

Penn Yan Kiwanis Club dissolves after 79 years
After 79 years, the Penn Yan Kiwanis Club has folded. In what the club’s most recent president, Chris Bailey, calls the saddest vote he has participated in, the 12 remaining club members decided to dissolve the club effective Oct. 1. Long time member Bill Sutherland, who joined in April 1961, said it became clear that recruiting new members with the... more

Girl Scouts hold Women’s Rights Convention this weekend in Seneca Falls

Girl Scouts hold Women’s Rights Convention this weekend in Seneca Falls
WHAT: Carrying the Torch: Girl Scout Convention on Women’s Rights in Seneca Falls, N.Y., location of first women’s rights convention in 1848 Second annual collaboration between Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, National Women’s Hall of Fame and Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park commemorates 101st anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State while... more

Sheriff announces local resources as DV awareness month begins

Sheriff announces local resources as DV awareness month begins
October is upon us, and coast to coast domestic violence is getting a closer look. Cayuga County Sheriff Dave Gould says October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and reminds everyone of some resources. According to Sheriff Gould, one tool is the website sheriff-assist.org. It allows victims of domestic abuse to sign up for notifications about orders of protection, or... more

Former Columbine principal talks kindness, understanding at Weedsport

Former Columbine principal talks kindness, understanding at Weedsport
Frank DeAngelis said there is not a single day that goes by where the 13 people killed at the Columbine High School shooting don’t enter his thoughts. DeAngelis, who was the principal at the time of the 1999 shooting, spoke to a crowd of over 45 people at Weedsport Junior-Senior High School Wednesday. He began his presentation by showing the... more

Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration

150th Glass in the Glen 3-Day Celebration
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the relocation of Brooklyn Flint Glass Company from Brooklyn to Corning, New York. In celebration of this milestone, the Corning Museum of Glass launched GlassBarge – a 30′ x 80′ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment – in Brooklyn Bridge Park in May. In addition to sharing the story of glassmaking... more

Seneca Falls Historical Society hosting two haunted October events

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The Seneca Falls Historical Society is hosting an author visit with Patti Unvericht, author of Ghosts and Hauntings of the Finger Lakes and, her newest book, Hidden History of the Finger Lakes. She will be talking about her new release and telling a few ghost stories from her older book. The visit will be on Halloween Day, October 31st at... more

Remembering 9/11 around the region

Remembering 9/11 around the region
It was 17 years ago this Tuesday –September 11, 2001–that the twin towers of the World Trade Center fell, the Pentagon was attacked, and a jet, also hijacked by terrorists, crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania as passengers aboard took action. This year, again, many Central NY communities hold remembrances and memorial services. Here is a partial listing (all welcome your participation):... more

Piano teacher brings passion, 40-plus years of experience Auburn

Piano teacher brings passion, 40-plus years of experience Auburn
After more than 40 years of giving private piano lessons for children, Jody Brown still finds she learns just as much from her young proteges as she teaches. Brown, a Seneca Falls resident who this week began holding lessons at Auburn’s Unitarian Universalist Society, said one of her favorite parts of the job is seeing the unique ways each student... more

20 years ago, Labor Day Storm killed 2, left severe damage, became burned in CNY’s memory

20 years ago, Labor Day Storm killed 2, left severe damage, became burned in CNY’s memory
In a region known more for its relentless snowstorms every winter, there is at least one summer thunderstorm that many residents in central New York don’t easily, or ever, forget. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Labor Day Storm — the weather event that jolted many awake in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, 1998 with a... more

Activities, culture abound in downtown Auburn for Founder’s Day

Liam Cole’s eyes ballooned when he was asked if he wanted to get behind the wheel of a 1947 Dodge pickup truck at the Founder’s Day celebration in Auburn Saturday. The moment the car’s owner, Bill Leonard, made the offer, Liam, 4, rushed to the car and promptly climbed into the front seat during the car show held during the... more

Preserve Seneca Falls, Inc. announces Aug. 22 educational meeting

Preservation and reuse of historic structres in Seneca Falls has been a top priority for Federal, State and Local Officals for decades. Join old friends, community members, representatives of the Landmark Society, Preservation League, Western Erie Canal Alliance, local, state and other officials at the Rec Center to learn about Preserve Seneca Falls, reuse of historic buildings as economic development,... more

Steam Fest gears up in Hopewell

Twenty-three years ago Michael McCauley and his wife Shirley got married atop an antique tractor at the 1995 Pageant of Steam — fitting for a pair whose roots run deep with the annual pageant now underway on Gehan Road in Hopewell. Like his father before him, Michael is all about the antique steam-powered equipment. Head engineer for pageant sponsor New... more

‘It’s an addiction’: Skaneateles hosts 40th Antique and Classic Boat Show

While some people seemingly fall into the art of restoring boats, for others it appears antique and classic boat restoration is in their blood. “I’ve been coming here since I was a baby,” said Katelyn Marsden, who was showing her own first-ever restored boat — which she affectionately called her “baby” — at the Finger Lakes Chapter Antique and Classic... more

Lake to Lake Women’s 55th Community-Birthday Calendar coming soon

When Nancy Taylor motors around the city, it’s not always to run errands. “I am always driving around town and getting ideas for our calendar picture,” said the chairperson of the Lake to Lake Women’s Community-Birthday Calendar. This year’s 55th annual calendar — it’s Lake to Lake Women’s biggest annual fundraiser — will feature the remade entrance to the Finger... more

The Goal: Honoring those who served in Canandaigua

Could 24 hours of nonstop lacrosse be too much of a good thing? Not this weekend. It’s exactly right, as evidenced by 48 area lacrosse-playing teams who came together on Braves Field at Canandaigua Academy to show their support for veterans. Canandaigua’s second annual Shootout for Soldiers, one of 12 similar volunteer-led 24-hour lacrosse events nationwide, started at 6 p.m.... more
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