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Rescuing portraits from the past in Canandaigua

Rescuing portraits from the past in Canandaigua
When cleaning out the former home of Helen Stewart — who with sister Peggy made up the Stewart portrait photography studio — pile after pile of photos and negatives were destined to be lost forever. Basically, they were put out on the front boulevard for the dump, said Ontario County Historical Society Executive Director Ed Varno. That is, until Don... more

It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend in Seneca Falls (full schedule)

Seneca Falls transforms next weekend into Bedford Falls (full schedule)
It might be one of the most-identifiable celebratory weekends in the Finger Lakes. This weekend the Town of Seneca Falls will be transformed into Bedford Falls, based on the 1946 film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. The weekend festival, which features a number of events, including one of the region’s biggest foot races — is a blockbuster for the Town —... more

Auburn business remembers Pearl Harbor with notable American flag

Auburn business remembers Pearl Harbor with notable American flag
In remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, an Auburn business will raise a flag Friday that was flown over the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor on last year’s anniversary of the 1941 attack that propelled the nation into World War II. Seventy-seven years ago on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor — a U.S. naval base in Hawaii — was surprised... more

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair

Holiday shopping in full effect at Auburn college craft fair
Holiday shopping was a success at this year’s 45th annual Holiday Craft Fair at Cayuga County Community College. Over 150 vendors from the Northeast pitched tables, claiming the space in CCC’s main entrance, gym and student lounge for the weekend An especially hearty turnout stopped by the fair Saturday. Ginny Kent, associate director of development and director of alumni affairs... more

A nostalgic look back as Waterloo’s Real Christmas celebrates 25 years (video)

A nostalgic look back as Waterloo’s Real Christmas celebrates 25 years (video)
On Friday night, Dave and Darlene Duprey released a video to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Real Christmas in Waterloo and honor Jean & Ed Nelson for their role in it’s creation. They tell the story of the event through the years with many of the past participants included in either video or photographs.  . more

Experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th

Come experience Auburn’s First Friday event on December 7th
Each venue offers their own spin on entertainment with free admission & refreshments, food & beverage specials and discounted merchandise to contribute to this monthly community celebration. Activities include exhibit receptions, art making & live music. First Friday is organized by Downtown Auburn BID & Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission. TASTING at Auburn Discount Liquor Time: 3PM – 6PM... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Emil Bove debates the Dog on proposed demolition of Huntington Building in Seneca Falls (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Emil Bove debates the Dog on proposed demolition of Huntington Building in Seneca Falls (podcast)
The proposed demolition of the Huntington Building at 205 Fall Street in Seneca Falls has sparked discussion of historic preservation and economic development. Should it be demolished or should there be a reuse of the historic building? Emil Bove of Preserve Seneca Falls is in-studio to debate your host, Harold Weber, on the topic. . more

Milo celebrates bicentennial

Milo celebrates bicentennial
New York State Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano made an appearance at the last Milo Town Board meeting Monday, Nov. 19 to deliver a resolution and proclamation from the State Legislature recognizing the 200th anniversary of the official birth of the town. For several months, the board members have been taking turns to present special information on the... more

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously

‘Tales of Old Trumansburg’ published posthumously
Trumansburg historian and photographer Joe Baldwin, who died in October of last year, worked right up until the end of his life on a book about the place he loved most. “Tales of Old Trumansburg,” published posthumously, has just been released. The 255-page softbound book comprises a collection of Baldwin’s well-researched stories previously published in the membership newsletter of Ulysses... more

Auburn’s Wall Street Church faces uncertain future

Auburn’s Wall Street Church faces uncertain future
The steeple of the Wall Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Auburn has been a visible landmark in the city for more than 130 years. But, after being vacated in the early 2000s, the historic building has deteriorated enough to put its future in doubt. The church was recently placed on the Eight That Can’t Wait list by the Preservation Association... more

Portraits of justice, family at Ontario County Court

Portraits of justice, family at Ontario County Court
The late Judge Frederic T. Henry Jr. often would remark on the portraits that hang in the north and south courtrooms of the Ontario County Courthouse during the cases he presided over. The portraits are a who’s who of not only the history of law in the community but also some of the area’s earliest dignitaries. And on Wednesday, a... more

Piece of Twin Towers comes to Shortsville

Piece of Twin Towers comes to Shortsville
Responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, ambulance crews from Honeoye-Richmond, Naples, Shortsville, Victor-Farmington, Stanley-Hall-Gorham and Finger Lakes Ambulance headed to New York City to do what they could to help. Jason Wagner was among four from Shortsville who signed on not knowing what to expect but knowing their job was to help no matter what they... more

Celebrating veterans at school in Newark

The 15th annual salute to servicemen, servicewomen and veterans at Kelley School November 9th was truly another wonderful tribute this year to those who have served this country and those who are currently serving. It began in the cafeteria with veterans and active duty military personnel enjoying breakfast with school children related to them at patriotically-decorated tables. A moving assembly... more

Local residents react to Hill Cumorah Pageant ending in 2020

Hill Cumorah Pageant to end in 2020
The famed Hill Cumorah Pageant is set to end after its 2020 season, according to Pageant officials. The announcement was made on Saturday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said several pageants produced by the Church will be either modified or ended, including its flagship pageant in Palmyra. According to Pageant officials, Church officials listed several factors which... more

Auburn library, church make threatened properties list

Auburn library, church make threatened properties list
A church and a library in Auburn were included on an annual list of historic properties in central New York that are threatened by neglect and other issues. The Preservation Association of Central New York’s Eight That Can’t Wait list included the Osborne Library at 99 South St. and the Wall Street Methodist Episcopal Church at 71 Wall St. The... more
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