Waterloo High students back extra bags for Trevor’s Gift

Members of the Waterloo High Rotary Interact Club took time out from their holiday celebrations to pack extra bags of food for the Trevor’s Gift food backpack program. This is the seventh year the students have provided an extra bag of food for the backpack program, which provides food for their nutritionally needy classmates. The program needed the extra food... more

Danielle Ponder to speak at Newark MLK event

Well-known greater Rochester area musician, attorney and social activist Danielle Ponder will deliver the keynote talk at Wayne County’s 31st consecutive observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, at Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court. The day has been celebrated in Wayne County since its national inception in 1987, as a result of the leadership... more

UNITING AFTER TRAGEDY: Protest planned after fatal overdose claims life of Waterloo grad

A life tragically cut short in Waterloo has led to the formation of an event aimed at spotlighting substance abuse. Earlier this week, a Waterloo family was devastated by the unexpected loss of Waterloo High School graduate Cameron Fowler. “Cameron was only 18-years-old and loved by everyone,” said Jonathin Fowler, one of the organizers behind the event. Fowler, of DJ... more

Dickens Christmas gives Skaneateles economy holiday boost

The village of Skaneateles’s streets were filled with people Sunday, some picking up last minute Christmas presents or walking their dogs while others enjoyed some caroling from the village’s Dickens Christmas performers. Many Skaneateles small business owners agreed that the Christmas season is one of the busiest for the lakeside village and the annual Dickens Christmas celebration draws visitors from... more

Seneca Meadows announces post-holiday recycling hours

Seneca Meadows, today, announced its post-holiday recyclables drop-off hours. Electronic waste, (which includes anything with an electrical cord), may be dropped off every weekend (Saturdays: 6:00 – 11:30 am, Sundays: 7:00 – 11:00 am). Used clothing, household recyclables, rechargeable batteries, and cell phones may be dropped off seven days per week, Monday – Friday from 6:00 am – 4:00 pm,... more

Three Brothers partner Erica Paolicelli featured in HWS talk

One of the partners of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates and a new Linden Street restaurant was the first speaker in a new Hobart and William Smith Colleges series focusing on entrepreneurs. Erica Paolicelli, managing partner of Three Brothers Wineries in Fayette, as well as H.J. Stead Company in Geneva, took part in the new entrepreneurial conversation series, “5 Questions.”... more

Four share ‘Officer of the Year’ award in Ontario

Four members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office shared the department’s “Officer of the Year” award at Friday’s annual holiday awards ceremony. Sgt. Kelly Fogarty, Deputy James Baker, Investigator Chris Drake and Investigator John Torlish were cited for their work at Eastview Mall. Sheriff Phil Povero and Mike Kauffman, the mall’s general manager, handed out the awards. “We partnered with... more

Chamber celebrates grand re-opening of Finger Lakes Sausage & Beer

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Member Milestone Celebration to honor the Grand Re-Opening of Finger Lakes Sausage & Beer on Thursday, December 14th. Chamber staff, board members, volunteers, and community members gathered to show their support and to welcome the new owners to the business and Chamber community. The event was included under the Chamber’s popular... more

Wickham ends tenure as manager of Empire Farm Days

Melanie Wickham’s name is nearly synonymous with Empire Farm Days. After 32 years as organizer and manager of the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast, Wickham is leaving. A town of Seneca resident in Ontario County, Wickham has served as executive director of the Empire State Potato Growers Inc., which sponsors Empire Farm Days every August. Since 1988,... more

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Geneva YMCA helps hurricane victims

When local organizations raise money for hurricane relief 1,500 miles away in the Caribbean, it can be difficult to see the impact. Thanks to some local connections on the Turks and Caicos Islands, however, members and staff at the Geneva Family YMCA have seen how funds raised earlier this year have, indeed, made a difference. Following several September fitness classes... more

‘I love to wrap’: Weedsport woman wraps presents for charity at Fingerlakes Mall

Linda D’Amato truly knows what it means to give back during the holiday season. Since 2013, the Weedsport woman has wrapped Christmas gifts in exchange for charitable donations. This year, D’Amato set up her wrapping station inside the Fingerlakes Mall and is donating all the money she raises to Joseph’s House, a home in Syracuse for pregnant women and single... more
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