VICTOR — The Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua will hold its 20th annual “Chipping in for Kids” Charity Golf Tournament July 18 at Ravenwood Golf Club.
ITHACA — The Finger Lakes Toy Library (FLTL) will be celebrating five years of operation this Saturday, June 25th from 10am-2pm with a free event at the Shops of Ithaca Mall.
WATERLOO — The Waterloo Central School District is teaming up with the Village of Waterloo to offer the Waterloo Enrichment Program this summer.
NEWARK — There were over 234 participants at the 7th Annual Laurel House 5K Walk/Run ON June 11. Rochester Regional Health was Platinum Sponsor of the event held under clear skies, starting in front of the Newark Post Office and ending at the entrance to the Alex Eligh Community Center parking lot.
CANANDAIGUA — Through 9 p.m. Friday, June 17, the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (CACFL) is hosting a Virtual Silent Auction.
WATERLOO — Like so many others, Tara Close felt horrified and helpless watching news reports of the Russian invasion of Ukraine — along with the images of death, destruction and fleeing refugees crowding train stations and roads.
GENEVA — Four of Geneva’s favorite craft breweries, join together with eleven other Ontario County breweries and offer free draft beer for a great cause!
CLIFTON SPRINGS/PHELPS — The Midlakes Graduates of Distinction program returns to recognize a successful entrepreneur, a senior executive at the National Science Foundation, and an educator who taught at Midlakes for 35 years.
WOLCOTT — The Golden Goose nursery school in Delpha Youngman’s home was a place where early lessons — and 30-plus years of relationships — were hatched.
SENECA FALLS — Seneca Falls residents are being asked to nominate a person they believe is a good citizen and a hero to the community for the Antonio Varacalli Award.
GENEVA — Joshua Peterson has fond memories of shopping at The Center of Concern Thrift Store with his grandmother as a child.
WATERLOO — Christmas may be 7-year-old Ayriana Emerson’s favorite holiday, but she sure knows how to do Valentine’s Day right.
GENEVA — The Water Street Café has many loyal customers, but you would be hard-pressed to find one as faithful — and beloved — as Samuel Ferugia III, a World War II veteran and city resident who will be 96 in less than two weeks.
GENEVA — Students from the New Vision Medical Careers Program at Geneva General Hospital identified a service project with real-life impact that would improve patient care during the Covid-19 pandemic.
TYRE — Late last year, Lynn Barbuto put a call out to area non-profit organizations that she would be willing to gift her late husband’s original song to an agency that could envision using it to raise money for veterans.
LYONS — The Lyons Main Street Program honored its Citizens of the Year for 2020 and 2021 during a dinner and ceremony held last month at Trombino’s Restaurant.
CANANDAIGUA — In the wake of the tornadoes that devastated and destroyed many towns and communities in Kentucky in early December, Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua launched an initiative to collect relief items for those affected in Kentucky.
NEWARK — The village Police Department, Reliant Federal Credit Union, and Newark Rotary joined hands and hearts recently to provide monetary contributions to make the holiday season a little brighter for 26 children from 14 local families.
PENN YAN — Claudia Baldwin got a call in early July from her longtime friend, Sandra Aman, looking for help for her daughter, a media specialist in a Florida school.
CANANDAIGUA — Gina Robbins contacted the Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes office recently. Her 8-year-old daughter, Molly, wanted to host a new toy drive and donate the proceeds to the children who visit the CACFL.
SHORTSVILLE — The Christmas card elves have put in a busy few months, and for that Aimee Orbaker is eternally grateful. So too are the nursing home residents who were on the receiving end of close to 12,000 cards.
PENN YAN — Addyson “Addy” Dailey has been in the same class as Carter Dunning for many of their years at Penn Yan Elementary School — and now, as seventh-graders at the Middle School.
WATERLOO — The Seneca County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association made two stops in the Waterloo Central School District Dec. 7 as part of its new-look “Shop with a Sheriff” program.
NEWARK — There has been plenty of talk in this village over the past year of packs of young people roaming Newark’s streets and causing trouble — anything from vandalism to theft to noise.
SENECA FALLS — Quilts are meant to provide warmth, healing and comfort.
WATERLOO — Waterloo Middle School’s 12th annual Walk-a-Thon raised $2,200 for the Seneca County Community Christmas Project.
GENEVA — The Geneva Center of Concern Inc. has announced plans to increase the size of its Food Pantry.
CLYDE — Not every student can afford to hire a professional photographer to take a senior class photo.
GENEVA — It’s been a long time since Dr. Philip Breitfeld called Geneva home, but in recent years he’s begun to truly appreciate his hometown.
GENEVA — The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva had an ambitious plan to celebrate its 25th anniversary: Raise $80,000 in a day to push the club’s endowment over the $1 million mark.
PENN YAN — According to Beth Habberfield, co-chair of the Penn Yan-based Yates County Suicide Prevention Coalition, suicide touches one in five American families.
SAVANNAH — Rob Whitton and his family had just scattered his dad’s ashes at Whiteface Mountain Aug. 29 — following the wishes he expressed before he passed away in April — when Whitton’s mobile phone rang.
GENEVA — Finger Lakes Health has honored Registered Nurse Leah Hoyt with a DAISY Award.
SENECA FALLS — Sen. Pam Helming has announced that Dina Stuck of Seneca Falls has been named the 2021 Woman of Distinction for the 54th Senate District, as part of the New York State Senate Women of Distinction program.
PENN YAN — For the sixth straight year, one of Yates County’s largest employers and its parent company have embraced a back-to-school tradition that will help area students when classes begin.
WATERLOO — With her beloved Seneca Lake in the background, the late Mary Anne Kowalski was remembered by friends Wednesday as a passionate advocate for the Finger Lakes environment.
Yates County’s longest serving supervisor was celebrated by family, friends and local board members at a special event on Aug. 5 at Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery south of Dresden.
GENEVA — Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva has coordinated the delivery of more than 150,000 meals to its members and others in the community — an effort that continues today.
SENECA FALLS — For more than 20 years parishioners of St. Francis and St. Clare Parish (formerly known as St. Patrick’s and St. Mary’s churches) have donated clothing and household goods for the poor in Nicaragua.
GENEVA — In honor of Juneteenth, the local NAACP chapter and the African American Men’s Association teamed up on a community service project that benefited the Geneva Little League fields.
SENECA FALLS — With a host of testimonials and adorable adoptable dogs, it’s hard to take just a quick look at Fetch A Friend’s website.
WATERLOO — After a COVID-related one-year hiatus, Beverly Animal Shelter’s largest fundraiser, its grand garage sale, is returning.
WATERLOO — He’s friendly, he’ll perch on your head and speak to you. Lenny the pigeon is still looking for his forever home.
GENEVA — The Echomen don’t get together often these days, but when they do, local charities benefit.
WATERLOO — Waterloo native Maggie Pontius suffered from a variety of devastating physical and mental illnesses before her death on March 19, 2019, at the age of 29.
CLIFTON SPRINGS — Dr. Nicholas Day wants to make one thing clear right away — he has always loved his hometown.
DUNDEE — Big career decisions are a way of life for teachers and educators who have worked in the profession for decades.
NEWARK — Gina Domingo’s empathy for children in the foster care system is personal.
SENECA FALLS — One of the earliest lessons that Laura Rundell taught her middle school health class students was how to give non-verbal signals in an emergency — for example, putting their hands around their necks or to their throats if they were choking.
GENEVA — Getting around Geneva isn’t easy for many city residents. For some, it’s a disability that precludes them from driving, while others can’t afford to own a car.