Former Wayne Central School District superintendent passes away

A former Wayne County Central School District Superintendent passed away according to a social media post by the school district. Rodney Dean Spring Ed.D. died on Thursday, July 12. He served as the superintendent from September of 1981 to June of 1993. A memorial will be held at the Fairport Methodist Church for Dr. Spring in the fall. WHEC: Read... more

NYCC Spirit Week kicks off, features color run for charity

The annual Spirit Week celebrations at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), to be held July 16th through 19th, are all about community: building community within the College, and benefitting the larger Finger Lakes regional community of which it is a part. To that end, the 2018 NYCC Spirit Week, hosted by the NYCC Student Government Association, will include an all-campus... more

New roles for Bloomfield school administrators

Some administrative changes are being made in the Bloomfield Central School District. The Board of Education, at its reorganizational meeting Tuesday, approved appointing Nicholas Fargnoli as principal of Bloomfield Elementary School and Scott Donnelly as district business administrator. Donnelly replaces Kimberly Rohring, who left the district at the end of the school year. Fargnoli is filling the position Donnelly is... more

Tangible love: Skaneateles church spends Sunday stocking Auburn food pantries

Wegmans was busier than usual this Sunday as hundreds of people from Grace Chapel church in Skaneateles shopped in the Auburn store to stock food pantries and local pregnancy centers with needed items. Grace Chapel called the day “Acts 29 Sunday” and instead of collecting tithes and offerings, the church opted to hold a 20-minute service and encouraged the congregation... more

Canandaigua kids sail to new lengths

The Blue Heron, a small sailboat built this spring by eighth-graders at the Canandaigua Academic & Career Center, is in storage now. But she will be ready to catch some Canandaigua winds again in September when the kids return to school. Seven students in D.J. Kitzel’s woodcraft class retrofitted a skiff kit donated by Bill Wheeler into the small sailboat... more

Victor student achieves highest possible ACT score

Grace M. Meise, a senior at Victor High Senior High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36, a score achieved by one-tenth of 1 percent of test takers, on average. Meise is the daughter of Michael and Rebecca Meise of Victor. “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare,” ACT CEO Marten Roorda wrote in a... more

New shoes sought for new school year in Canandaigua

To celebrate its 130th anniversary in the Canandaigua community, members of Crosswinds Wesleyan Church decided to run with an idea to buy shoes for kids to have something new to wear to start the new school year. That’s when they decided to partner with The Spot, a local resource that provides free school supplies and clothes to children in need... more

‘BUILDING COMMUNITY’: Strong community, upgraded facilities make olympics a success in Bloomfield

Is community a place, or is it a relationship? The fact is, it’s both. Most often we think of community as a physical place, while it escapes us that it exists as a relationship. But no matter how we spin it, there is no denying that the 2018 Special Olympics brought out the best in the Bloomfield community. Hosting an... more

Canandaigua student’s paper hats are a hit

When Rachel Hogan left Canandaigua Middle School last week, the graduating eighth-grader also left behind her own little legacy of paper hats to cheer up future students and staff as she moves on to Canandaigua Academy. It all started with boredom, a notebook and a phone online search for origami. Hogan said she and a friend were in Ithaca for... more

Seneca Meadows partners with Geneva students for Solar Power

Seneca Meadows, Inc. today announced its seventh year partnering with Geneva High School students in solar cooking projects. The students of Ron Smith’s World of Technology class use technology to solve real-world problems, including cooking in regions without public power. Satellite dishes and Fresnel lenses from large-screen projection televisions that have been dropped off at Seneca Meadows for recycling are... more

Inspiring students for 43 years in Geneva

Steve Muzzi planned on venturing into the business world after graduating from St. John Fisher College in 1975. Then he met Ed Tracey, who was just starting as principal of DeSales High School, Muzzi’s alma mater. “He said, ‘We are looking for a business teacher.’ I went to a Catholic school and I went to a Catholic college … but... more

Canandaigua Academy Class of 2018, ‘The world needs you’

The Canandaigua Academy Class of 2018 is the first class of students born in the new millenium, CA Board of Education President Jeanie Grimm pointed out at Sunday’s commencement. But of greater significance — the accomplishments of this class of 278 graduates who received diplomas at the 11 a.m. ceremony at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. Referring to numerous... more

‘A new beginning is on the horizon’: Skaneateles graduates make a splash

Skaneateles High School students expressed a deep sense of pride and gratitude for the Skaneateles community that raised them during their commencement speeches on Sunday. Co-valedictorian Lucas Rathgeb opened his speech by thanking his teachers — those both in the classroom and those at home, including family and friends, “who have just been with us through the thick and thin.”... more

Canandaigua schools have festive last day

The walk is only about a half mile, but it’s the beginning of Canandaigua Middle Schoolers’ four-year journey on their way to graduation from Canandaigua Academy, where they learned about the expanded opportunities awaiting them in September. Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine Thursday morning as more than 200 eighth-graders left their school for the last time for the short... more

Dunham nominated for Grammy Music Educator Award

Dundee Central School band teacher Patrick Dunham has been named as a quarterfinalist for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. He is one of just 188 music teachers nationwide and just seven from New York who have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. In total, more than 2,800 initial... more

Bloomfield students set sights on Peru for next service project

Students at Bloomfield High School are again preparing for a trip to Latin America to help people less fortunate than themselves. They will be giving up a large part of their Christmas holiday vacation to help with a continuing project to build a girls’ dormitory in the Sacred Valley of Peru and complete an infrastructure service project for a Quechua... more

Skaneateles’ graduation, other summer events stay at Clift Park despite construction

Skaneateles’ high school graduation ceremony and other summer activities will continue to take place at Clift Park this summer in the midst of construction activity. The city of Syracuse is executing what officials are calling a critical infrastructure project, expected to be completed in October, to replace the chemical feed lines in the raw water supply intakes from Skaneateles Lake,... more

Marcus Whitman seniors get a glimpse of their first-grade lives

It was a moment in time 11 years ago when 15 first-graders gathered with their teacher to bury some personal trinkets and letters in a time capsule outside of Gorham Elementary School. That moment was recaptured recently when several of them returned to locate and open the container with Lisa Orlando, the teacher they knew as Mrs. (Lisa) Jones. Orlando... more
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