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July 30th, 2014
Artistic License Plays the Lakeside Restaurant
Artistic License is a musical combo that plays fun jazz and blues music, standards and some things things you may not have heard before. Every show is different as their small size allows for great creative expression. Casey Kowalski on tenor saxophone and David Goodrich on acoustic bass are joined by special guests on occasion. The Lakeside Restaurant is located at 13780A West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, 14840, 607-868-3636, www.lakesidekeuka.com.


July 30th, 2014
Ventosa Vineyards Wednesday Night Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Mark Gramilng and The B Side
Happy Hour BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live Music from 6-9 with Mark Gramling and The B Side, playing acoustic R&B sessions. Cafe' Toscana serving until 9pm


July 31st, 2014
BINGO!
Bingo is back at the Geneva American Legion each Thursday. Doors open 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7 p.m. A/C, snack foods available for purchase. Contact 789-5165 for more information.


July 31st, 2014
Open Mic Night at the Arts Center of Yates County
The open mic nights will be held at the Art Center on 127 Main St., Penn Yan from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Ongoing open mics will be held on the last Thursday of each month. The Art Center Open Mic will provide a family friendly atmosphere for musicians of all ages, all skill levels, and all kinds of musical interests to come out and show their stuff, or play and network with other music lovers. Several local musicians will host the event: David Goodrich, stand-up bass; Bryan Flood, guitar; Trever Findley, saxophone; Barbara Anderson, keyboard; and Casey Kowalski, saxophone. There is no charge to watch or participate in this event. Donations to the Art Center of Yates County are always welcome.


August 1st, 2014
Gallery Opening Reception: Distinctly Animal
5:00 to 7:00PM, Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY, 14527, 315-536-8226, www.artscenteryatescounty.org


August 1st, 2014
FLFCU Presents an Artist Exhibition by Kevin Colton
The Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union presents an artist exhibition by local artist, Kevin Colton. His work is on display at the FLFCU Main Office (Geneva Branch) lobby and Loan Department. An opening reception with the artist will be held Friday, August 1st, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Credit Union’s Main Office. Light refreshments, including a wine tasting by Fulkerson Winery, will be provided. Kevin Colton, chief photographer at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been a professional photographer for the past 36 years. He has followed the changes in technology from black and white to color, film to the digital era. His work has earned a wide-range of honors and awards, among them being selected as a 2014 Featured Artist at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; as a 2014 Finalist in the International Canyons contest sponsored by Viewbug; second and third place in the 2013 Seneca County Arts Guild Photography Show and second place in the 2012 show; 2012 Case Gold Medal winner in single photo category; and 2011 Case Silver Medal as Photographer of the year. Colton, who has taught amateur and student photographers for the past 30 years, recently authored and illustrated an instructional guide for the Journal of the University Photographers' Association of America. All the prints you see on display and many others are on Kevin’s website, www.kevincoltonphotography.com. Photos can be ordered in various sizes as prints or canvas, matted or unmated ready to frame. To purchase any of the images that are on display at FLFCU, contact Kevin directly and arrangements will be made to have them available to you as soon as possible. Note cards are also available for purchase. You can contact Kevin Colton at kevin@kevincoltonphotography.com or call (315) 651-2226. More of Colton’s work can be seen at www.kevincoltonphotography.com or Stomping Grounds in downtown Geneva. If you are a local artist seeking a location to display your art or photography, simply contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 Ext. 134, for FLFCU Supports the Arts information.


August 2nd, 2014
Cayuga Waterfront Festival
Harris Park, Cayuga, NY Youth Fishing Derby 7am-1pm Co-ed Softball tournament 8am Mile walk with Miles 9:30 Pirates of Cayuga Lake boaters Parade 2:30 Live Music 3pm-9pm Fire Works at Dusk Fun Filled day event; Food, Vendors, Wine Tasting, Farmers Market, Crafts


August 2nd, 2014
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast at the King Ferry Presbyterian Church(Rt 34B/90).7am-11am Most of the ingredients are locally produced. All you can eat breakfast of pancakes,sausage,eggs, delicious ,homemade blueberry syrup,coffee and juice. Proceeds benefit local missions.Follow the parade at 12:00 to the Wheat Harvest Festival at the Rural Life Museum.


August 2nd, 2014
5K Race for Hunger
Our USTAF certified course is not your typical “trail run.” Our runners love this nearly flat terrain, stone dust path with awesome native wildflowers, wildlife and ponds. Proceeds from the 5K Race for Hunger benefit the House of Concern, a very active, local food pantry that services hundreds of families in need. Location: Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve, Black Brook Road, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, August 2nd, 9:00 am Cost: Pre-Registration - $15 per person, and a non-perishable food item. Race Day Registration – $20 per person (First 100 pre-registrants will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration forms must be postmarked by July 14, 2014.) Awards: Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall winners Registration: Download race form at http://www.senecameadows.com/5k_race_for_hunger.php Type: Family


August 2nd, 2014
Top to Bottom Tours Rose Hill Mansion
For the 2014 season the Geneva Historical Society will offer a special Top-to-Bottom Tour of Rose Hill Mansion on the first Saturday of the month, beginning May 3. These tours will be an opportunity for visitors to see areas of the house not open on our regular tours, including the basement and cupola. Tours will be held at 11am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm and are included in regular admission. The tour is appropriate for adults and children 15 years and older. Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb and some confined spaces included in the tour. Because of these limitations, space on the tour is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations may be made at the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151 or at Rose Hill after May 1 at 315-789-3848.


August 2nd, 2014
Vendors Wanted
Cayuga Waterfront Music Festival Harris Park, Cayuga, NY Youth Fishing Derby 7am-1pm Softball Tournament 8am-5pm Walk a Mile with Miles 9:30am Cayuga Lake Boaters Parade 2:30pm Live Music 3pm Fire Works @ Dusk Fun filled Day event; Food, Vendors, Wine Tasting, Framers Market


August 3rd, 2014
Fly-in/Drive-In Breakfast
Eggs, pancakes, sausage and doughnuts served with coffee juice or milk. 7:30 A.M til Noon. Plenty of airplanes and skydiving to see weather permitting. Whitford Airport 3043 Ditmar Rd Weedsport NY 13166. Contact John Whitford (315) 834-9950 Email Whitford@twcny.rr.com


August 3rd, 2014
Jerry Irwin's County Line Performance
In conjunction with the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival Weekend, we will be performing at the Phelps American Legion, for the Son's of the Legion Annual Chicken BBQ...BBQ starts at Noon, and the County Line starts at 2...Special guest, Phelps' own,Kenny McLellan, keyboard player for TG Sheppard's Slow Burn Band, will be joining us..."It's about to get Country!" Don't miss this one!


August 3rd, 2014
Trivia Cruise!
Play Trivia with friends while cruising into relaxation on board the Canandaigua Lady Paddle Wheel Boat! Snacks & Drinks Available for On board Purchase! Sunday, August 3rd 2:30-4:30pm $22 Adults/$15 Kids 12 & Under Call (585) 396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to Purchase your Tickets! The Canandaigua Lady docks at: 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424


August 4th, 2014
Enchanted Characters Lunch Cruise!
Cruise with us for this fun-filled, family event! Visit with your kid's favorite characters! 2-Hour Cruise with a Turkey Sandwich Lunch served to all! 12-2pm $25 Adults/$20 Kids 12 & Under Call (585) 396-7350 or visit our website www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase your tickets! Check out the characters that will be cruising with us at www.fairytaleprincesses.com! The Canandaigua Lady is docked at: 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424


August 1st, 2014 - August 2nd, 2014
Sons of Italy Summer Italian Festival
A community festival that focuses on the city of Geneva's Italian heritage. The festival includes: a wide range of Italian foods and pastries; games for kids; cake raffles; craft vendors; exhibits by the Geneva Historical Society; souvenirs; membership specials; bocce demonstrations; live music outdoors, including the Roadrunners on Friday night and Agonal Rhythm on Saturday night; mandolin and accordion music by Paolo and Felice, Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; full-service indoor bar including live bands both nights from 9 to midnight. When & Where: On the grounds of the Order Sons of Italy in America Geneva Lodge, 31 Prospect Avenue, Geneva, Aug 1-2, 4 to 10 p.m. both days. Cost: $2 admission fee per person; children under 12, free. Contact Information: Call the Lodge at 781-2242, check out our website at genevasons2397.homestead.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/osia2397


August 2nd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014
Summer Sale at Flowers by Stella!
Join us for our Summer Sale! Saturday & Sunday, August 2nd & 3rd During Regular Business Hours. Huge variety of discounted merchandise with something for everyone! Bounce House for the Kids! Flowers by Stella 1880 Rochester Road (Rt. 332) Canandaigua, NY 14424


August 2nd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014
Grit N Grace
Matteson Hotel. 9:30pm to 1:30am. 1001 New York 51, Ilion, NY 13357 - Country music concert


July 31st, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014
Romulus Alumni Weekend/Golf Tourney
7/31 sign up for Golf Tourney and Poker Run. 8/1: Poker Run starts, boat rides and "Eight Feet" will play @ 7pm at the Tiki Bar North. 8/2: School tours, boat rides and "Poker Run" concludes @ 6pm. 8/3: Golf Tourney @ Big Oak,7am shotgun. 18hole scramble 4pp teams*, $280/team. Chicken bbq/prizes for golf and poker run @ "Tiki Bar" @1pm with a Dixieland Jazz band @ 2pm. for more info @ 315-587-5040 or 315-200-0479, leave message.


August 4th, 2014 - August 8th, 2014
Vacation Bible School
Come Shine with us at Lake Country Christian Church, 68 Swift Street, Waterloo, NY as we learn the Bible through song, dance and skits. Contact 315-539-3899 for further information. VBS starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm.


July 27th, 2014 - August 2nd, 2014
Morris Dancing Tour to visit Finger Lakes Region
English Morris Dance Group to Perform throughout Finger Lakes Region The exciting sights and sounds of traditional English Morris Dancing will be on display in the Finger Lakes region during late July and early August as the American Travelling Morrice presents a week-long series of shows in communities throughout the area, including several free public performances in and around Seneca Falls on Monday, July 28. Performance times are 3:00 pm at Cayuga State Park, 4:00 pm at the corner of Falls Street and Mynderse Street in Seneca Falls and 5:00 pm at the Sequestered Tavern on Cowing Street in Seneca Falls. We will also be in Seneca Falls on Saturday, August 2. These Performance times will be 10:00 am at the Women's Rights National Historical Park and at 6:00pm at the Sequestered Tavern on Cowing Street. A full schedule of the group's week of dancing can be found at: http://americantravellingmorrice.org/ The ATM is an international ensemble of dancers that has come together each summer since 1976 to offer authentic presentations of the Ritual Dances of the English Cotswolds in free public performances in communities throughout the United States and England. Originally composed of men from local morris teams in Binghamton and Boston, the ATM has grown to include dancers from across the United States, Canada and England. While most of these men dance regularly with teams in their home towns, they come together for one week each year to form the American Travelling Morrice. Morris dancing is an old English country tradition. Its origins are lost in the mists of forgotten time, but pictorial and written references date back to the 15th century. In his day, Shakespeare cherished the Morris as an ancient custom and he made allusions to it in many of his plays. The dances you will see performed, using sticks or handkerchiefs, have their origins in Cotswold villages. Many villages such as Longborough, Bampton, Bledington, Oddington and Sherborne had their own tradition and if you watch carefully, you may be able to spot the differences.


July 18th, 2014 - August 21st, 2014
Back to School Drive - Chemung & Schuyler Counties
In partnership with local businesses, Catholic Charities is requesting your help preparing kids for a successful school year. From July 18 to August 18, Catholic Charities will be collecting new or like new clothing, sneakers and backpacks and new school supplies. These items will be distributed at The Samaritan Center in Elmira or at Schuyler Outreach in Watkins Glen to benefit local children in need. The following businesses have partnered with Catholic Charities to offer drop off locations with some offering incentives: Cappy’s Cards & Gifts, Elmira – receive 10% off your purchase The Purple Iris Boutique, Horseheads Treu Office Supply & Furniture, Elmira Mr. Panosian’s Famous Shoes, Elmira Cabins to Castles Real Estate, Watkins Glen Famous Brands, Watkins Glen – receive 10% off your purchase Maguire Motors, Watkins Glen Donations will also be accepted at the following Catholic Charities’ locations: The Samaritan Center, 380 S Main St, Elmira; Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – Noon, 1 pm – 4:30 pm Schuyler Outreach, 112 Tenth Street, Watkins Glen; August 18-21 only, 8:30 am - 4 pm Catholic Charities’ Back-To-School Giveaways will be held at The Samaritan Center on August 27 from 1 to 3 pm (must be a Chemung County resident) and Schuyler Outreach on August 21 from 5 to 8 pm (must be a Schuyler County resident).


July 18th, 2014 - August 21st, 2014
Catholic Charities of Schuyler Back to School Drive
In partnership with local businesses, Catholic Charities is requesting your help preparing kids for a successful school year. From July 18 to August 18, Catholic Charities will be collecting new or like new clothing, sneakers and backpacks and new school supplies. These items will be distributed at Schuyler Outreach in Watkins Glen to benefit local children in need. The following businesses have partnered with Catholic Charities to offer drop off locations: Cabins to Castles Real Estate, Watkins Glen Famous Brands, Watkins Glen – receive 10% off your purchase Maguire Motors, Watkins Glen Catholic Charities’ Back-To-School Giveaway will be held at Schuyler Outreach (112 10th St, Watkins Glen) on August 21 from 5 pm to 8 pm (must be a Schuyler County resident). From 3 pm to 5pm, free haircuts will be offered by local barbers and beauticians. If you would like to donate your time to cut hair, please call Nancy at 607-228-5021.


June 2nd, 2014 - August 31st, 2014
Registration now open for St. Francis-St. Stephen School
Registration is now open for St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva. Grades Pre-K thru 8th. For more information please visit our website: stfrancisststephens.org or call 315-789-1828. Our spirit will move you!


June 7th, 2014 - September 27th, 2014
Saturday Morning Tours at Seneca Meadows
Bring your family to discover the technology that protects your environment at Seneca Meadows! See the view from the top of the hill, meet our falcons, tour our gas-to-energy facility, and more! To register, call 315-539-5624. Walk-ins are welcome. Space is limited. Location: All tours start at the Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturdays from June through September (except holiday weekends), 9:00 am, 11:00 am Cost: FREE Program Type: Family

Caught in the Act!
" Caught in the Act! "
There seems to be an over abundance of Ground Hogs in the Phelps area this summer. I caught this one nibbling on some beans growing in our garden on Monday morning.

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