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Downtown Lyons properties nominated for National Register of Historic Places

This Erie Canal community got an early Christmas present, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that a large portion of its downtown, park square and adjacent neighborhoods are being recommended by the state Board for Historic Preservation for placement on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Lyons Downtown Historic District, containing 256 properties, is one of 23... 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

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

It’s a Wonderful Life Festival underway in Seneca Falls

The It’s a Wonderful Life Festival is underway in Seneca Falls. Thousands made their way into the sleepy town as it was revived as the venue set in the classic Film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” “We come up every year for this event,” Allen Picshaw, a Pennsylvania resident said as he grabbed a cup of hot chocolate for his daughter.... more

IT’S A WONDERFUL SCHEDULE: Events crowd festival schedule in Seneca Falls

Beginning Thursday Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls for the annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. It’s a holiday tradition for the small town of little more than 9,000 residents. It serves as a boon for businesses in the community, and provides residents with a break from the holiday norms. This year’s festival features the typical events and promotions put... more

Women’s March in Seneca Falls set to take place in January

Women March in Seneca Falls2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on January 20, 2018, 10am, at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women’s rights in America. Plans are well-underway for a public celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the 700 historic women’s marches of 2017. The 2018 march and rally is called... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable documents the events that connected the first women’s rights convention of 1848 in Seneca Falls to the passage of suffrage from women in New York State in 1920 in an extended hour-long special edition of the Our Finger Lakes History Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. . more

IT’S A WONDERFUL SCHEDULE: Events crowd festival schedule in Seneca Falls

Beginning Thursday Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls for the annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival. It’s a holiday tradition for the small town of little more than 9,000 residents. It serves as a boon for businesses in the community, and provides residents with a break from the holiday norms. This year’s festival features the typical events and promotions put... more

Women’s March in Seneca Falls set to take place in January

Women March in Seneca Falls2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on January 20, 2018, 10am, at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women’s rights in America. Plans are well-underway for a public celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the 700 historic women’s marches of 2017. The 2018 march and rally is called... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable documents the events that connected the first women’s rights convention of 1848 in Seneca Falls to the passage of suffrage from women in New York State in 1920 in an extended hour-long special edition of the Our Finger Lakes History Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. . more

Women’s March in Seneca Falls set to take place in January

Women March in Seneca Falls2018 (WMinSF) is hosting an opportunity to gather in solidarity on January 20, 2018, 10am, at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women’s rights in America. Plans are well-underway for a public celebration of the 1st Anniversary of the 700 historic women’s marches of 2017. The 2018 march and rally is called... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The road to women’s suffrage in New York State (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable documents the events that connected the first women’s rights convention of 1848 in Seneca Falls to the passage of suffrage from women in New York State in 1920 in an extended hour-long special edition of the Our Finger Lakes History Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. . more

Women’s March returns to Seneca Falls Jan. 20

A day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, roughly 10,000 people came to the Birthplace of the Women’s Rights Movement to protest his political and social agenda. It was part of a nationwide reaction to Trump’s election. Women’s March organizer Melina Carnicelli of Auburn said a newly formed group, Pre-Sisters for Women’s Equality,... more

REMEMBERING SAMPSON: It’s been 75 years since the Navy built its training station on the shores of Seneca Lake

No one can say Seneca County didn’t do its fair share for America during World War II and the Korean War. In 1941, the federal government bought out hundreds of farms, homes and businesses in Varick and Romulus to create the 10,700-acre Seneca Army Depot. Hundreds were displaced, forced to move after being required to accept the government’s payment for... more
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