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A WINNING COMBINATION: Event at Newark school is great success

A WINNING COMBINATION: Event at Newark school is great success
Combining math and reading with fun and games added up to another winning combination during “The Lincoln Museum of Play” evening event at Lincoln School March 31st. About 250 students, parents, siblings and more attended the 90-minute event financed largely with Title I Parent Involvement grant monies. It featured lots of fun activities for students, siblings, parents and friends to... more

CAPSTONE COMPLETE: Newark seniors give presentations

CAPSTONE COMPLETE: Newark seniors give presentations
After making their signature presentations of their Newark High School Capstone Project April 4th, members of the Class of 2017 were breathing sighs of relief and expressing great satisfaction because they’d successfully reached the required benchmark of their high school career. NHS Assistant Principal Ryan Wagner, who has been the overseer of the Capstone Program since he began working at... more

Dates announced for Seneca Falls Canal Fest

Dates announced for Seneca Falls Canal Fest
The Seneca Falls Business Association has announced the return of the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. The 2nd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will begin on Friday, July 7th and continues through Sunday, July 9th. The three day celebration will be held along both sides of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls and is bringing back the Amusement Rides & Midway,... more

Seneca Falls Library wins $14K grant; Minecraft author will make visit

Seneca Falls Library wins $14K grant; Minecraft author will make visit
On Monday the Seneca Falls Library announced that they won the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County. The grant is worth $14,588, according to officials. The grant is a collaborative effort between fifteen libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System. It will bring Minecraft author Sean Fay Wolfe to each library for... more

Lyons volunteers gear up for Canal Clean Sweep

Lyons volunteers gear up for Canal Clean Sweep
The Lyons community will participate in the 14th annual Erie Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 22. The day will begin at 8:30 with coffee, juice, fruit, doughnuts, and Canal Clean Sweep tee shirts, according to one of the organizers, Bob Stopper of the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters. Volunteers will trim shrubs, remove litter and debris, pull weeds, and clean... more

DA honors 5 at Ontario County crime victims’ rights ceremony

DA honors 5 at Ontario County crime victims’ rights ceremony
Last month, a Geneva man was sentenced to a potential life term in prison for sexually abusing preteen girls. Five people who played a role in putting that man behind bars, including a Geneva Middle School student whose friend was one of the victims, were honored Friday during Ontario County’s annual crime victims’ rights ceremony. District Attorney R. Michael Tantillo... more

Reserve your table for Mother’s Day Brunch at Seneca Falls Country Club

Reserve your table for Mother’s Day Brunch at Seneca Falls Country Club
Bring Mom and the entire family down to Seneca Falls Country Club for our famous annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11:30 am. The cost is $21.95 per person with kids aged 6-17 priced at just $11.95. Children 5 and under eat free! This always fills up quickly so make your reservations as soon as possible by... more

Organizers call on local businesses to participate in Seneca Falls Canal Fest

Organizers call on local businesses to participate in Seneca Falls Canal Fest
The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 10,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow due to... more

United Church of Auburn celebrates Easter sunrise service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery

United Church of Auburn celebrates Easter sunrise service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery
Early Sunday morning, while most of the city was still asleep, Damon Gangier gathered with roughly two dozen people on the highest hill at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Fleming. Standing before a large crucifix, wearing a banjo and a blue knit hat, Gangier reached into his pocket and pulled out a small vial of perfume. And he asked each person... more

Grassroots organization marks fifth year helping victims of domestic violence

Grassroots organization marks fifth year helping victims of domestic violence
As Antje Wegner sees it, for most women Mother’s Day might mean some flowers, chocolates, a cute card and maybe a homemade dinner if you’re lucky. But Wegner’s heart is attuned to those whose Mother’s Day is far different, those in poverty or struggling with domestic violence. Wegner, one of the founders of the grassroots Mothers and Others organization, spoke... more

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers

Kiwanis Club recognizes Dryden and Groton officers
The Ithaca Kiwanis Club recognized the Groton and Dryden police departments during its officer of the month recognition luncheon on Monday at Kendal at Ithaca. Sitting at the recognition table were Lt. Tim Williams of the Groton Police Department; Mackenzie Covert, a patrol officer for the Dryden Police Department; and Deb Lawrence, a part-time sergeant for the Dryden Police Department.... more

MacIntyre finishes Boston Marathon on Katherine Switzer’s team

MacIntyre finishes Boston Marathon on Katherine Switzer’s team
Katie MacIntyre can officially say she finished the Boston Marathon. In an update on Wednesday to those who had been following her journey on Crowdrise, she thanked those who had supported her throughout the process. She was part of Katherine Switzer’s team, who ran the marathon after a several-decade break from her historic runs in the late-1960s and 1970s. While... more

Public meeting will showcase Auburn’s Clifford Park project

Public meeting will showcase Auburn’s Clifford Park project
The city of Auburn will hold a public meeting on renovations to Clifford Park from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the council chambers of Memorial City Hall, 24 South St., Auburn. The city was awarded an approximately $220,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation in December for improvements to the park, including updates to the basketball... more

Auburn police to collect unused prescription drugs for disposal

Auburn police to collect unused prescription drugs for disposal
Those who may have expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs will have an opportunity to safely dispose of them through a program with the Auburn Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration called Take Back Day. The free service will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 at Kinney Drugs, 62 Owasco St., Auburn. People can... more

Volunteers clean up Montezuma Historical Park, help create new trail on Earth Day

Volunteers clean up Montezuma Historical Park, help create new trail on Earth Day
Mellony Carner, president of the Montezuma Historical Society, explained in between raking debris from the Montezuma Heritage Park in Montezuma why she was tending to the grassy landscape Saturday morning. “I just feel it’s my obligation. I live here. I love the outdoors. People don’t know what they’re missing here, actually,” Carner said. Carner was one of the people cleaning... more
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