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OUTDOORS: 21st Annual Kids free fishing day coming on June 29
June 15, 2024, 2:15 pm | Source
Finger Lakes Conservation Club will host the 21st Annual Kids free fishing day on June 29.

Waterloo's Derek Slywka signs with the Indianapolis Colts, but not a position he expected
June 15, 2024, 12:30 pm | Source
On Monday, June 10, Derek Slywka awoke at home in Waterloo with a feeling of surreal accomplishment.

HWS athletics places 43rd in Learfield Directors Cup
June 15, 2024, 12:15 pm | Source
Out of the 430 member schools in NCAA Division III, Hobart and William Smith placed 43rd in the 2023-24 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Learfield Directors’ Cup ranks the nation’s collegiate athletic departments based on their NCAA tournament finish in…

Seneca County Board of Supervisors OK borrowing $8.2 million for sewer plant upgrades
June 15, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Three years ago, the Board of Supervisors recognized that upgrades and improvements were needed for the wastewater treatment plant serving Seneca County Sewer District No. 2. The board approved $12.7 million in bonding to pay for those repairs,…

Village issues call for downtown projects in Waterloo
June 15, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Have ideas on how the village can spend a $10 million state grant to revitalize the downtown and canalside areas?

Geneva High grad, 'an incredible example for our students,' named to Minnesota Court of Appeals
June 15, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — It has been more than 25 years since JaPaul Harris walked the halls of Geneva High School, but he firmly believes his time there is a big reason for his success today.

'I hope you never make it out of prison alive': Wife, mother of shooting victim speak at sentencings
June 15, 2024, 10:15 am | Source
WATERLOO — Wayne Ellison Jr. will spend much of the next two decades behind bars for fatally shooting William “Will” Waugh during the early-morning hours of Sept. 30, 2022.

Midlakes student's family sues district
June 14, 2024, 11:00 pm | Source
PHELPS — The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District is being sued by the family of a student, claiming the student was bullied and sexually harassed.

June 14, 2024, 2:30 pm | Source
Wayne County sheriff’s office Deputy Rachel D’Amato-Carr is a familiar face behind the wheel of her patrol car, and in a Village of Clyde cruiser, where she works part-time. A native of Clyde and inspired by her grandfather to go…

Area legislators pay tribute to Penn Yan's Cross Country state champion at school ceremony
June 14, 2024, 1:15 pm | Source
PENN YAN — State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) and state Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C,-Big Flats) visited Penn Yan Academy on Monday to pay tribute to James “J.D.” Tette for winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA)…

Mynderse Academy announces Spring Scholar athletes list
June 14, 2024, 12:30 pm | Source
Mynderse Academy spring athletic teams have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Associations’ with the “Scholar Athlete Team Award.” The criteria for this award requires that 75% of the team’s academic averages be 90 or…

Midlakes announces Spring Scholar athletes and teams
June 14, 2024, 12:15 pm | Source
Four athletic teams and 55 varsity student-athletes from Midlakes have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for outstanding achievements in the classroom during the 2024 spring sports season.

Newark hotel project expected to get extended 15-year tax break
June 14, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
LYONS — The Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is set to grant a $10.2 million Newark hotel project $2 million in tax breaks.

Waterloo Board of Education begins new search for superintendent
June 14, 2024, 10:45 am | Source
WATERLOO — The search for a new superintendent of schools in this Seneca County district is ongoing.

Lyons Bank honored
June 13, 2024, 6:33 pm | Source
PENN YAN — Lyons National Bank has been selected as the recipient of the Mike Linehan Business of the Year Award presented by the Yates County Chamber of Commerce.

Seneca Resorts opens Putt & Play mini golf course to public
June 13, 2024, 6:12 pm | Source
ROMULUS — Seneca Lake Resorts held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 31 for Putt & Play, its new 18-hole miniature golf course.

WROC News 8 continues union fight
June 13, 2024, 5:24 pm | Source
ROCHESTER — The fight between Nexstar — the parent company of WROC Channel 8 — and a group of employees who voted to unionize in February 2023, has seen no resolution.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Gerrit Cole to make rehab start in Rochester
June 13, 2024, 4:30 pm | Source
ROCHESTER — New York Yankees right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is expected to make a rehabilitation start on Friday night in Rochester according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who announced the news on Wednesday.

First Choice named finalist for Showroom of 2024
June 13, 2024, 1:36 pm | Source
NEWARK — First Choice Electric Supply, a family owned boutique-style lighting showroom, is making big waves in the lighting industry. For the second consecutive year, it has been named one of the 14 finalists for the national 2024 Showroom of…

BOYS TENNIS: Finger Lakes All-League selections
June 13, 2024, 12:30 pm | Source
More often than not, the boys tennis season for the Finger Lakes East and West ends at the UTSA Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, New York. Whether it be a team in Wayne Central getting to the state quarterfinals in…

Ovid Strawberry Festival set for June 14-15
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
OVID — The 38th annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair in this Seneca County village is scheduled for June 14-15.

Geneva Strawberry Festival and Bake Sale is June 19
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva have scheduled their annual Strawberry Festival and Bake Sale. It will be 5:30-8 p.m. June 19 at the 24 Park Place church.

Hernandez Mexican Store keeps growing in Geneva
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Maria Hernandez is the daughter of a Mexican migrant who, through hard work and perseverance, rose from a life as a farm laborer to owning a Mexican food business.

Seneca Falls police chief reports monthly stats
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — Police Chief Tim Snyder is reporting the following department statistics for May:

Seneca Falls Community Band's summer season starts June 21
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
SENECA FALLS — The Seneca Falls Community Band provides free concerts during the summer at People’s Park, 35 Water St.

Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum seeks artists for July 6-7 festival
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
SODUS POINT — The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum is seeking artists for its annual Juried Artisans’ Festival to be held on the grounds of the museum July 6-7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Appreciating its volunteers: Geneva library, Geneva Reads host event honoring helpers
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
Geneva, a city known for its vibrant community spirit, witnessed a heartwarming convergence of appreciation and gratitude recently at the Volunteer Appreciation Social, held jointly by the Geneva Public Library and Geneva Reads.

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival gets underway June 21
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
BRANCHPORT — The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival kicks off its summer season June 21 with a concert of classical music at Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Road.

Dundee car shows set for June 19
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
DUNDEE — The Dundee Car Shows are joining forces June 19, from 5-8 p.m., in this Yates County downtown.

Lasagna anyone? The Italian favorite to be distributed Sunday in Geneva
June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — A food distribution event planned for June 16 in this Ontario County city will feature a different dish than other giveaways.

Marcus Whitman announces end-of-year athletic awards
June 13, 2024, 11:30 am | Source
Marcus Whitman has named the recipients for its Athletic Awards for the 2023-24 academic year. It was a busy year right from the start: the football team making it to the first ever Wayne-Finger Lakes football league championship to salvaging…

Few details on Seneca County manager's paid leave
June 13, 2024, 10:30 am | Source
WATERLOO — Kyle Lovell did not attend Tuesday night’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors meeting.

BASEBALL: The Finger Lakes Lakers take game one against the Geneva Red Wings
June 12, 2024, 5:15 pm | Source
GENEVA — The Geneva Red Wings hosted the Finger Lakes Lakers from the Rochester Baseball League (RBL) on Tuesday night at McDonough Park on John Salone Field for game one of an exhibition three-game series.

PGCBL: Newark loses its second straight game by one run
June 12, 2024, 5:00 pm | Source
NIAGARA FALLS — The Newark Pilots dropped their second game in a row on Tuesday night after picking up their first victory of the 2024 season on Saturday.

BOYS LACROSSE: Section V sends All-American and All-Academic nominations to USA Lacrosse
June 12, 2024, 12:30 pm | Source
The boys lacrosse head coaches of Section V submitted lists of players to be nominated for All-American and All-Academic awards. The awards identify some of the best players from each area around the country. Each of the head coaches in…

Lyons' Athletic Awards for the 2023-24 academic year
June 12, 2024, 12:15 pm | Source
LYONS — As the academic year concludes, schools have begun to announce the recipients of athletic awards for the 2023-24 year.

Geneva city residents urged to complete housing repair survey
June 12, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The City said it is making a survey-of-interest form available to all homeowners and tenants to help identify repair needs that could support future grant applications for housing rehabilitation assistance.

By 5-3 vote, Canandaigiua City Council OKs July 6 fireworks
June 12, 2024, 11:10 am | Source
CANANDAIGUA — It wasn’t unanimous, but City Council has approved an agreement with the town to sponsor a July 6 fireworks show on the north end of Canandaigua Lake, the first to commemorate the Independence Day holiday in at least…

Yates County highway facility dedicated to Prior
June 12, 2024, 10:40 am | Source
PENN YAN — As construction on a new headquarters for the Yates County Highway Department nears the finish line, a longtime department employee involved in the planning stages is being honored.

Ron Eveland gets nod as city of Geneva’s next police chief
June 11, 2024, 10:30 pm | Source
GENEVA — For the second time in nearly a year, the City has a new police chief.

PY and Marcus Whitman to share marching band
June 11, 2024, 6:06 pm | Source
RUSHVILLE — Penn Yan CSD students in grades 6-12 are now eligible to participate in the upcoming Marcus Whitman Field Band season. The announcement is a result of recent collaborative efforts between the two districts to bolster participation in the…

Seneca County manager Kyle Lovell placed on paid leave
June 11, 2024, 6:00 pm | Source
WATERLOO — Seneca County Manager Kyle Lovell has been placed on paid leave by the Board of Supervisors due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

Romulus names valedictorian, salutatorian
June 11, 2024, 4:29 pm | Source
ROMULUS — The Romulus Central School District announces that the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2024 are Giavanna Consolie, daughter of Jennifer Consolie, of Romulus, and McKenna Kime, daughter of Carrie and Shawn Kime, of Geneva, respectively.

FLCC names new honor society members
June 11, 2024, 3:31 pm | Source
HOPEWELL — The Finger Lakes Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 160 members over the course of the last year.

MOTORSPORTS: Sheppard earns 91st modified win at thrilling LOLR weekend
June 11, 2024, 1:00 pm | Source
What happened at Land of Legends Raceway was equally as thrilling as what did not happen.

Geneva City Councilor Jim Petropoulos pushes for grocery store at soon-to-be-closed Family Dollar
June 11, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — With the shelves of the soon-to-be-closed Family Dollar at 346 Exchange St. being cleaned out by bargain shoppers, a City Council member thinks the building has potential for a grocery store.

AROUND THE LAKES: Golf tourney to support Geneva High boys basketball
June 11, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — The third annual golf tournament to support the Geneva High School boys basketball program will be held July 27 at Big Oak Golf Course, 33 Packwood Road.

Canandaigua town manager finalist interviews Wednesday
June 11, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — The Town Board will interview the finalists for the vacant town manager position during a special session scheduled to start at 8 p.m. June 12 in Town Hall.

St. Mary's School in Canandaigua will partner with Mercy, McQuaid
June 11, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
CANANDAIGUA — St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua, the oldest institution of its kind in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, has announced a new partnership with two Rochester-area schools.

Geneva's top students
June 11, 2024, 12:00 pm | Source
GENEVA — Elisabeth Porschet has been named valedictorian for the Class of 2024 at Geneva Central School. Sophia Cosentino is the salutatorian.

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