Kanpak donates 800 backpacks for local students

Hundreds of students in local school districts will head to school in September well prepared for the challenges ahead, thanks to donations of school supplies, and a local business is leading the way in generosity. Last year, KanPak gave 400 fully outfitted backpacks to school children in two area schools through the Milly’s Pantry programs. This year, Kanpak workers are... more

Canandaigua community ink art project draws more than 120 people

It’s all black and white. Using Sumi ink on a blank canvas, more than 120 people showed up recently at Wood Library to make their marks on an “Ink What You Think” community art project by Iveta Buck of Canandaigua and Michele Jenco of Spencerport, Empire State College art students of Virginia Cassetta. “No one was bothered by not knowing... more

School supplies distribution set in Penn Yan, Dundee

It’s school shopping time again, and Milly’s Pantry is ready to help prepare students for another successful year. Milly’s Pantry coordinates with schools in the Penn Yan and Dundee areas to acquire and distribute the required supplies for students from kindergarten through twelfth grades. Last year, 340 backpacks were supplied to Dundee students and 540 were given to Penn Yan,... more

How teens are influenced by comparison on social media

The prevalence of social media puts a different kind of strain on the mind. Constantly at the fingertips of every smartphone user on the planet, it creates constant connection with friends, colleagues, and even acquaintances. The SnapMaps feature on Snapchat shows users where all of their friends are with a simple pinch of the screen. A location tag on Instagram... more

New York Chiropractic College holds summer graduation ceremony

New York Chiropractic College will host its Summer 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, July 28th, at 9:30AM in the NYCC Standard Process Athletic Center. During the ceremony, NYCC will confer 122 degrees on the graduating students. Twenty four graduates will take the Chiropractic Oath and receive their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. This degree is earned after 10 trimesters of study... more

CA grads spending summer painting mural at UR Thompson

A small group of Canandaigua Academy artists who have been literally leaving their marks on the walls of their school, painting murals, was looking to do a community project. About the same time, staff at UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Wellness Department were considering a mural, inspired partly by one at UR Highland Hospital that winds up several flights, encouraging people... more

Genevan’s second novel focuses on millenials, relationships

Cameron Miller’s new novel is about millennials, people in their 20s, who frequent a popular urban cafe and discuss their life dreams — and roadblocks to achieving those dreams. The Episcopal priest’s novel is titled Thoughtwall Cafe: Espresso in the Third Season of Life and was published this month by Unsolicited Press of Portland, Ore. A reception and book signing... more

Bicyclist stops in Canandaigua to raise awareness that ‘Youth Voices Matter’

The sight of ambulances and fire trucks near his home gave Zayoni what he called a bad feeling. The Geneva teenager had reason to worry, as it turned out. He later found out his sister had died. That was just the latest of traumas in his young life, as he related to a Road Recovery group recently at Canandaigua CrossFit.... more

MacAlpine to present ‘Stories from Yates Past’ July 31

Rich MacAlpine, a member of the Dundee Area Historical Society, will present a program for the Society titled, “Stories From Yates Past.” The program highlights many of the topics included in his two books — Yates County Chronicles and Stories from Yates Past. The program will be held on July 31 at the Dundee American Legion, 10 Spring St. Dundee.... more

Tyler Strong aids Victor Schools’ crisis team

Kristin Swann went to the Tyler Strong Foundation early last week to talk about the Consortium for Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG) — and came away with a surprise donation. Swann, associate superintendent of Victor Central Schools, told the Board of Education at its July 12 meeting that she attended a fundraiser event and shared the history of the Victor... more

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
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