Organizers highlight new events scheduled for ‘It’s a Wonderful Weekend’

With just 6 weeks left for preparation, organizers of It’s A Wonderful Life Festival are busy preparing for the nearly 15,000 visitors expected during the 3 day December festival. Many new events have been planned to add to the already full three-day schedule as Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls, the fictional town made famous by Frank Capra’s 1946 film... more

It’ll be a Wonderful (busy) Life in Seneca Falls

Plans are being finalized for the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival on Dec. 8 through 10. The festival emphasizes the belief held by many in this community that the Bedford Falls setting for the classic 1946 Frank Capra movie was Seneca Falls, a place Capra visited in the 1940s. The similarities between Seneca Falls of the 1940s and Bedford... more

U of R acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn (video)

The picture most people know of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the women’s suffrage movement in America is one painted in broad strokes and grand designs. Beyond the vision, grit, and heroism, however, the workaday details of how the movement was actually run—the backroom negotiations, convention planning, grassroots organizing—are largely unknown to history. Until now. A recently discovered... more

CEO of Tubman home in Auburn named to Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

The head of an Auburn landmark is one of 14 people who will serve on the national Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. Karen Hill, president and CEO of the Harriet Tubman Home, was appointed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand supported Hill’s selection. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called Hill a “champion for women’s rights.” “Her dedication to preserving Harriet... more

1979 Cornell hockey game viewed as the most legendary in the history of Lynah Rink

The only loss in the last month was to Providence – the same team that had bounced the Big Red from the ECAC Tournament the previous year. So, of course, when the 1979 quarter-final matchups were announced, it was the Friars who would be coming to Lynah Rink. Providence jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period as... more

LOOKING BACK: A historical look at Geneva’s Brook Street

We view modern neighborhoods through several factors: current real estate prices, conditions of surrounding properties and personal knowledge or perceptions. It can be enlightening to look at neighborhoods in their original context and learn more about how they were developed. Today we look at Brook and North Brook streets on the northwest side of Geneva. Geneva was settled around and... more

DELAYED: White deer tours at depot won’t start until November

The hope and expectation was that tours would begin by mid-October. On Tuesday, Seneca White Deer, Inc., announced that the start of those widely-anticipated bus tours at the former Seneca Army Depot would be delayed. “We had hoped to start our tours in mid-October, but it looks as though we won’t be able to start until early November. We’re pushing... more

Former Tyburn Academy principal to be honored by Auburn group

Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate Principal Maura DelFavero believes if one were to seek out a model woman, Catholic, educator and human being in general, they’d be hard-pressed to find better than Jeanne Hogan. Those who have worked with Hogan, a former principal of Tyburn, would agree, DelFavero said. Hogan will be honored by the local Cultural Italian American Organization... more

World Canals Conference attendees visit Seneca Knitting Mill by boat

About 55 people attending the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse arrived, appropriately, by boat Wednesday to visit the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the former Seneca Knitting Mills. They traveled up the Cayuga-Seneca Canal from the west through the canal locks and docked on the south side of the canal, close to the historic limestone... more

Carrying the torch announced for Seneca Falls

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park, The National Women’s Hall of Fame, and The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is proud to announce an historic event to commemorate the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial while celebrating how today’s girls carry the torch through civic engagement. The “Carrying the Torch” Girl Scout convention will... more

BIG LITTLE CHANGES: Bee’s in Seneca Falls moves to larger, former-Zuzu’s space on Fall St.

Bee’s Cookies & Cakes has taken their talents to Fall St. in downtown Seneca Falls. The move to a larger space, significantly so, in fact, was one that customers felt was long-overdue. For Chris and Debbie Boulter, the move happened quickly, who only began considering a relocation from their State St. storefront a few months ago. “We started looking at... more

NAACP to honor Greco, Fratto at Freedom Fund dinner

John Greco, currently the longest-serving City Council member, and well-known local businessman Ralph Fratto will be honored for their civic service at the 36th annual Geneva Area Branch of the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner later this month at Club 86. Greco, who has served as Ward 6 Councilor since 1994, and Fratto, founder of Geneva Granite Co., will be honored... more

Hillary Clinton recalls visit to Auburn in new book, ‘What Happened’

In her new book recounting the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shares a story from an earlier period of her life: One of her visits to the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn. Clinton’s book, “What Happened,” was released Tuesday. On the page before the author’s note she wrote is a quote that’s attributed to Tubman. “If... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: 26th National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement into the... more
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