Local schools should jump on unified hoops bandwagon

Last week, Finger Lakes TImes Sports Editor Pat Macdonald had a chance to go to a practice for the Newark unified basketball team — and got to see firsthand how special this program is. For those of you who don’t know, unified basketball brings students with disabilities and students without disabilities together on the court. FL Times: Read More more

Waterloo students give back to the community; Strike Out Cancer Day this Saturday

Thanks to Waterloo High School students, more than 1,000 items from the Beverly Animal Shelter’s wish list was collected and donated to the shelter recently as part of a fundraising competition between classes at the school. Part of the Finger Lakes Study Strategies course at the high school that includes a community service component, students brought in items the shelter... more

SLOPE DAY: Cornell students celebrate end of classes

Cornell University students partied, relaxed and blew off a little steam Thursday during the annual Slope Day festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year. Hundreds of students and some alumni gathered on Libe Slope as headline acts Misterwives and Big Gigantic took the stage in the early afternoon. The yearly tradition takes place in between the end of... more

HWS readies for commencement: Officials brace for bad weather, which would limit attendance for Clinton speech

Sunday’s Hobart and William Smith Colleges commencement provides plenty of conflicting emotions, said spokesperson Cathy Williams. Of course, there’s the joy of watching HWS students accept those hard-earned degrees with their proud families and friends in attendance. And then there’s the A-list commencement speaker, former President Bill Clinton, who is known for powerful and inspiring speeches. However, it’s also the... more

Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics draws hundreds of athletes from across region

For the second year in a row North Rose-Wolcott Central School District hosted the Wayne Finger Lakes Region Special Olympics Track and Field competition, a huge event that draws some 600 students from across the region’s 25 school districts within Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES. Held Friday, May 12th at North Rose-Wolcott High School the weather was perfect, sunny and breezy, for... more

Festival fundraiser kicks-off new Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Scholarship Fund

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced the launch of The Thommie Walsh / Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Scholarship Fund. The Thommie Walsh/FLMTF Scholarship Fund was created to honor Thommie Walsh’s legacy and to aid students in Cayuga County pursuing a college degree and career in musical theatre. The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will launch the... more

Geneva teacher absolutely nailed the anthem last night

Geneva teacher absolutely nailed the anthem last night
Leigh Consolie, Geneva, NY high school spanish teacher, delivered one of the best renditions of the national anthem you’ve heard in a while before Tuesday night’s Panthers varsity boys basketball game. When I say best you’ve heard in a while, I mean on par with world-class singers. The fans in attendance and FL1 Sports broadcasting team were impressed to say... more
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