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October 20th, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 2:30PM Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 Location/Address: Holiday Inn-Auburn 75 North St. Auburn, NY 13021 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 20th, 2014
Science and Nature in the Galapagos Islands
What: Monday Night Seminar When: October 20, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Where: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca Title: Science and Nature in the Galapagos Islands Speakers: Irby Lovette, director, Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Cornell Lab Ornithology; Fausto Rodriguez, Galapagos Park naturalist and founder of Galapagos Best Description: The Galapagos Archipelago has long been celebrated as an icon of evolution and wondrous natural history. The Galapagos remains an otherworldly setting where the wildlife from boobies to finches to fur seals, penguins to giant tortoises to frigate birds shows no fear of humans, and where the remoteness of the archipelago has fostered the evolution of wonderful organisms and spectacular adaptations found nowhere else in the world. Irby Lovette from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Fausto Rodriguez, a naturalist at the Galapagos Park, have many years of experience in the islands. They will recount some the wonders they have witnessed on their trips through the archipelago, present new research findings from their own projects and those of their colleagues, and discuss some of the challenging conservation issues that may change the Galapagos forever. Admission: Free Contact: (800) 843-2473, cornellbirds@cornell.edu


October 21st, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 2:00 PM Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Location/Address: American Legion-Canandaigua 454 N. Main Street Canandaigua NY 14424 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 21st, 2014
Free College Planning Workshop
Worried about paying for your student’s College Education? Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union has partnered with College Assistance Plus (CAPlus) and is presenting a Free Educational Workshop! This workshop will cover information on reducing college costs, preventing costly mistakes parents make during the college process, the debt issue, academic selectivity, exploring Financial Aid packages and how to better handle this big financial decision. Save the date, Tuesday, October 21st from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. This workshop will be held at Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, 27 Seneca St., Geneva. All are welcome to attend, especially Middle School, High School Sophomores / Juniors, Parents, and Grandparents. Please contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 ext. 134 to sign up! Space is limited.


October 21st, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 4:00 PM Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Location/Address: American Legion-Canandaigua 454 N. Main Street Canandaigua NY 14424 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 22nd, 2014
Seneca Falls Library Domestic Violence Info
Seneca Falls Library located at 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting an information table and access to a local Domestic Violence advocate from Seneca County. Please feel free to stop by and get some information for yourself, a family member, or a friend. Event from 4:00-6:00pm.


October 22nd, 2014
History Of The American Flag Lecture
The Geneva Historical Society's 2014 Fall Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with "The History of the American Flag" a presentation by Civil War historian and reenactor Lee Houser. The program will be held at the Geneva History Museum at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Houser will use "show and tell" methods to explore the history of the American Flag from the nation's beginnings to the recent past, including during the War of 1812, Mexican War, and American Civil War. Lee Houser is retired from RG&E and Constellation Energy Group. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in an artillery unit in Korea. Born in Rochester, he has lived in Clifton Springs with his wife for thirty years. Mr. Houser is active in a number of military organizations, including the American Legion and the VFW. He is also the co-founder of the Civil War Heritage Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that portrays individuals from the Civil War period. A living historian, he portrays Confederate Major General Isaac R. Trimble's civilian and military life with the organization. This lecture is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities. For more information about this program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.


October 23rd, 2014
Care Net's Annual Dinner
Geneva’s Care Net PCC will hold their annual dinner at Club 86 on October 23. The Silent Auction and registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a three course meal with dessert. Groups can purchase a table for $200 with seating for eight. This year’s theme is “Together for Life”. “Doctors and nurses will be recognized as they share their passion for life,” states Interim Director, Doreen Teed. Silent Auction gifts will gratefully be accepted. Checks to reserve seating can be mailed to CNPCC, PO Box 733, Geneva NY 14456. For more information and/or reservations, contact Teed at 315-789-0708 or pccdoreen@hotmail.com .


October 23rd, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 10:30 AM Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Location/Address: Ramada Inn-Ithaca 2310 Triphammer Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 23rd, 2014
Hope Robinson Guest Speaker
On Thursday, October 23 Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of The Finger Lakes (CNPCC) will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Club 86. The evening’s guest speaker will be the original director of Care Net, Hope Robinson, who directed the center for eleven years. Hope and her husband, Pastor Len Robinson, have served several churches as well as spent time in Spain as missionaries. Doreen Teed, Interim Director of CNPCC, explains, “The Robinsons have decided to take a new path. Presently they go to a church where there is not a minister, hold reconciliation sessions, rebuild the church, help with hiring a pastor, then move on to the next church that needs help.” The Silent Auction and registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a three course meal with dessert. Groups can purchase a table for $200 with seating for eight. This year’s theme is “Together for Life”. Silent Auction gifts will gratefully be accepted. Checks to reserve seating can be mailed to CNPCC, PO Box 733, Geneva NY 14456. For more information and/or reservations, contact Teed at 315-789-0708.


October 23rd, 2014
Hope Robinson Guest Speaker
On Thursday, October 23 Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of The Finger Lakes (CNPCC) will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Club 86. The evening’s guest speaker will be the original director of Care Net, Hope Robinson, who directed the center for eleven years. Hope and her husband, Pastor Len Robinson, have served several churches as well as spent time in Spain as missionaries. Doreen Teed, Interim Director of CNPCC, explains, “The Robinsons have decided to take a new path. Presently they go to a church where there is not a minister, hold reconciliation sessions, rebuild the church, help with hiring a pastor, then move on to the next church that needs help.” The Silent Auction and registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a three course meal with dessert. Groups can purchase a table for $200 with seating for eight. This year’s theme is “Together for Life”. Silent Auction gifts will gratefully be accepted. Checks to reserve seating can be mailed to CNPCC, PO Box 733, Geneva NY 14456. For more information and/or reservations, contact Teed at 315-789-0708.


October 23rd, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 2:00 PM Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Location/Address: Holiday Inn-Waterloo 2468 Mound Rd. Waterloo, NY 13165 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 23rd, 2014
Medicare Plan Seminar
Medicare Plans Seminar Individuals who are turning 65 or shopping for Medicare coverage can attend a free Excellus BlueCross BlueShield seminar to learn more about their health insurance options. Time: 5:00 PM Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014 Location/Address: Holiday Inn-Waterloo 2468 Mound Rd. Waterloo, NY 13165 To register for a Medicare Plans Seminar, go to ExcellusMedicare.com/Events or call toll-free at 1-800-856-1900. (TTY/TDD users call (800) 421-1220).


October 23rd, 2014
Hope Robinson Guest Speaker
On Thursday, October 23 Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of The Finger Lakes (CNPCC) will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Club 86. The evening’s guest speaker will be the original director of Care Net, Hope Robinson, who directed the center for eleven years. Hope and her husband, Pastor Len Robinson, have served several churches as well as spent time in Spain as missionaries. Doreen Teed, Interim Director of CNPCC, explains, “The Robinsons have decided to take a new path. Presently they go to a church where there is not a minister, hold reconciliation sessions, rebuild the church, help with hiring a pastor, then move on to the next church that needs help.” The Silent Auction and registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a three course meal with dessert. Groups can purchase a table for $200 with seating for eight. This year’s theme is “Together for Life”. Silent Auction gifts will gratefully be accepted. Checks to reserve seating can be mailed to CNPCC, PO Box 733, Geneva NY 14456. For more information and/or reservations, contact Teed at 315-789-0708.


October 23rd, 2014
Antiques Club Presents Stereoscopic (3-D) Photography on October 23
Diego Ruiz of Stereoscope Journey will present a program on Stereoscopic (3-D) Photography on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street, Geneva. The program, sponsored by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes, is free and open to the public. Diego and his wife, Kari (a plein air painter), have been traveling the country and the Finger Lakes region with tools in hand creating stereographic documentation of the culture of each region. Through extensive study, Diego has improved on a photographic process that dates back to the 1830s, leading to the release of multiple 3-dimensional books and the start of the stereoscopic New York Waterfall series. On October 23, Diego walk us through a collection of Finger Lakes region images, and it will become clear just how important it is to keep projects like these alive for future generations. Attendees will be able to view the projected presentation in 3-D with the provided special glasses. Books will be available for purchase at a discounted price. The Geneva History Museum is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy a beautiful recreation of an early American pastime.


October 23rd, 2014
Hope Robinson Guest Speaker
On Thursday, October 23 Care Net Pregnancy Care Center of The Finger Lakes (CNPCC) will hold their annual fundraising dinner at Club 86. The evening’s guest speaker will be the original director of Care Net, Hope Robinson, who directed the center for eleven years. Hope and her husband, Pastor Len Robinson, have served several churches as well as spent time in Spain as missionaries. Doreen Teed, Interim Director of CNPCC, explains, “The Robinsons have decided to take a new path. Presently they go to a church where there is not a minister, hold reconciliation sessions, rebuild the church, help with hiring a pastor, then move on to the next church that needs help.” The Silent Auction and registration will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a three course meal with dessert. Groups can purchase a table for $200 with seating for eight. This year’s theme is “Together for Life”. Silent Auction gifts will gratefully be accepted. Checks to reserve seating can be mailed to CNPCC, PO Box 733, Geneva NY 14456. For more information and/or reservations, contact Teed at 315-789-0708.


October 24th, 2014
Impact Theatre
Our 14th season!!! Impact Theatre Presents... New Place, New Location, New atmosphere! Tommy Wales & The “In Your Face” players An Evening of blues, ballads and drama Date: Friday, 24th , 2014 Time: 7:30 -9:15PM ( doors open @ 7) Join us this evening in our new facility in Newark NY as Tommy Wales shares in his original blues and ballad. . Come a little early tour the facility and enjoy a cup of Joe. Plus drama by the “In Your face” players : Admission is FREE* (*non-perishable food/toiletry donation(s) appreciated but not necessary). Reservations Strongly Suggested. Mature Audiences only: Ages 12+. Handicapped Accessible. There will be a 15 minute intermission; coffee & desserts are served free of charge. For more information or to reserve seats call 315 597 3553 (wait for prompt) OR go on line… www.impactdrama.com Impact Theatre is located @ Cannery Row Mall, 513 West Union Street Newark, NY (Rte 31, behind McDonald’s) It’s Significant Theatre! Like us on Facebook. Note: If you make a reservation and need to cancel, please let us know ASAP so that others will not be left out the night of the performance. Also, your reservation guarantees you a seat. You will not get confirmation back…thanks a bunch! *Pay It Forward; In our efforts to take care of the those in need; food/toiletry bins are located in the lobby for local Christian food banks & homeless shelters.


October 24th, 2014
Historic Trinity's Gala Denin and Diamonds
Tickets are now available for Trinity Church Inaugural Gala. Denim & Diamonds will be held at the Gould Hotel on October 24." The event promises to be a fun evening – dinner, music, silent auction, and raffles! Buy a glass of champagne for a chance to win a Diamond, courtesy of Robinette Jewelers! Proceeds from the event will benefit the preservation of Trinity Church located in the heart of the Historic District of Seneca Falls and the outreach ministries of the church. Tickets for the event are $40 per person and available at The Church Office, The Copy Shop and Robinette Jewelers in Seneca Falls. Wear your jeans and bring your best friend!


October 24th, 2014
Grit N Grace
Shots Sports Bar. 5pm to 8pm. 700 Varick St., Utica, NY 13502. Acoustic country music concert


October 24th, 2014
Auburn Chamber Orchestra concert
Auburn Chamber Orchestra will perform "Music Inspired by Shakespeare" at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, Rte. 38A, Auburn. The concert, conducted by Steven Frackenpohl, will include selections from Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, West Side Story by Bernstein and Kiss Me Kate by Porter. Actors from Merry-Go-Round Playhouse will introduce each selection.


October 25th, 2014
Cancer Resource Center's 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K
Last year was a record year both in fund raising & in participants. Thanks to all of you we have raised over $184,000! Lets see if we can beat those records this year! Form a Team and start Fundraising now: http://crcfl.kintera.org/walk/run2014 Join us on October 25th at Cass Park at 10:00am! 9:00 Registration/Bib pick up/ donation drop off 10:00 5K Run (timed) 10:05 Zumba Warm-up 10:20 Fun Walk (2 miles) 10:30 Pancake breakfast (free) 11:15 Announce race winners & prizes (approximate time) 12:00 Pancake breakfast ends Contact: 607-277-0960


October 25th, 2014
The Cancer Resource Center’s 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run
The Cancer Resource Center’s 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run Saturday October 25th at Cass Park 10am (registration begins at 9am) Join us on Saturday Oct. 25th at Cass Park in Ithaca for The Cancer Resource Center 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run. We will have prizes, live entertainment & a pancake brunch. For more information or to register, go to crcfl.net. This annual event is a community-wide fundraiser designed to raise awareness and address the needs of local people with cancer. Funds that are raised help to ensure that we can continue to provide free direct services and compassionate support to families and individuals in time of need. Walkers and runners are encouraged to invite their friends, teachers, coworkers, classmates and family members to sponsor their participation. One hundred percent of all funds raised remain right here in our community.


October 25th, 2014
Harvest Game Dinner
HARVEST GAME DINNER at Veraisons Restaurant at The Inn At Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 in Dundee on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5pm. $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 1-800-243-5513. Join our culinary team for our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Fall and the Harvest held outside amoungst the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air. Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Hassler have planned a menu that focuses on fruits and vegetables grown locally, enhanced by memorable proteins, and paired with wines carefully selected to suit the character of each dish. A deliberate dichotomy of the hearty and the delicate; the evening is sure to be a true celebration of all things autumn. www.glenora.com 800.243.5513


October 25th, 2014
Spooktacular Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk
Support The Living Well and participate in the Spooktacular Scarecrow 5K run/walk at the yeas County Fairgrounds in Penn Yan, NY on October 25th at 6:00pm. Prizes for costumes and fastest times. Go to www.umcthelivingwell.org to register!


October 25th, 2014
Cancer Resource Center's Annual Walkathon & 5k
This year's event is the 20th annual Walkathon & 5K Run in support of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL). It's the most important fundraising and outreach event of the year for our organization. All of the money raised remains here in our community to provide programs and services for people with cancer and those who love them.


October 25th, 2014
Cancer Resource Center's 20th Annual Walkathon & 5K Run
The Cancer Resource Center's 20th Annual Walkathon and 5K Run is Saturday October 25th at Cass Park, 10 am (registration begins at 9 am) This year’s event is the 20th annual Walkathon & 5K Run in support of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL). It’s the most important fundraising and outreach event of the year for our organization. All of the money raised remains here in our community to provide programs and services for people with cancer and those who love them. www.crcfl.net


October 25th, 2014
Soup, Sandwich & Sale
Start your Christmas shopping at Home for the Holidays. Purchase a gift of jewelry or a knife set. Treat yourself to a home made baked good or candy. Bring a friend and enjoy a homemade lunch. See you at the Dresden United Methodist Church from 9-2. Vendors please call Toby at 585-698-7596


October 26th, 2014
Uniting Traditional & Spiritual Understandings of Depressive Disorders
An afternoon of understanding, healing and hope for those who experience depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, etc., and families, friends and professionals affected by it. Sunday, October 26th 3 PM – 6 PM Ramada Lakefront Geneva NY Register by October 17th $35 / At Door $44 See how traditional, spiritual and scientific views come together. Understand the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual connection. Realize how understanding this connection can help the healing process. Learn alternative tools you can apply. What you can expect: Interactive discussions on chemical imbalances and genetics. Understanding of the impact medication has on our culture. Experience a spiritual approach to healing. Gain insight from the spirit world on this “anti” epidemic. A mini-healing journey of your own. HOSTED BY: Luc Watelet, PhD, was born in Brussels, Belgium, He moved to the US where he obtained his Ph.D. in biostatistics. He also has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. He is a yoga and meditation teacher, and healer. He developed his own understanding of psychotherapy based on his life experiences, his own personal healing, and the desire to help others. For more information, please visit: www.innerwearth.com Beth Lynch, Medium and Founder of Inner Light Teaching, is a graduate of Delphi University and has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 20 years. She founded Inner Light Teachings in 1998. She is a published author and teaches at the Inner You Wellness Center in Upstate New York. Beth has been featured on numerous radio shows nationwide. For more information, please visit: www.innerlightteaching.com To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uniting-traditional-spiritual-understandings-of-depressive-disorders-tickets-12943222527 or email: info@innerlightteaching.com


October 26th, 2014
Haunted Garden Stroll
6-8:30 pm, Join us -- if you dare! -- for a "haunted" stroll through the Sonnenberg grounds. Hear strange Sonnenberg tales from the last 126 years that will leave you in goosebumps! Be ready for spooky characters during the walk - you never know who or what might be lurking or watching! Will it be an apparition of a Civil War general who died in the mansion? Or perhaps the Lady in Black who continues to walk the grounds? What other macabre visitations or weird sights will you experience?? $5/person, under 5 FREE.


October 27th, 2014
Linguistic Anthropologist Bambi Schieffelin at Wells College
"Language and intentionality: Whose mind are you speaking?" 4:45 p.m. Monday, October 27 Stratton Hall 209, Wells College Free and open to the public. The talk will address cultural differences through ethnographic and linguistic research on new media from two very different communities – Instant Messaging by media-saturated New York college students, and newly introduced literacy activities in a small-scale monolingual community in Papua New Guinea. Bambi Schieffelin is Collegiate Professor and Professor of Anthropology at New York University.


October 27th, 2014
Domestic Violence Speaker hosted by Waterloo Rotary
Waterloo Rotary will be hosting a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes on at 6:30pm located at Waterloo Holiday Inn. If interested in attending the session, please contact Jane Shaffer at (315)539-3379 by 10/23. A table with information and a box for donations to the raffle will also be present.


October 24th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014
Mansion Mysteries
7 – 9 pm Come take part in a "whodunit" at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party -or parties- to justice! Light refreshments along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Guests are welcome to further participate in the fun, if they so desire, by attending in costume. Prepaid reservations required. $24/General; $20/Sonnenberg Members and Youths (Ages 12 - 18).


October 16th, 2014 - October 21st, 2014
The Blue Tarp is Gone!
INFORMATIONAL MEETING Monday, October 20 at 7 pm Seneca Falls Recreation Center The National Women’s Hall of Fame will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Seneca Falls Recreation Center.  Hall Board President Jill Tietjen and Vice President Jeanne Giovannini will update the public on the progress and future plans for the former Seneca Knitting Mill.  Paula Bianchi, Site Manager for the Gilbane Building Company, will address recent improvements to the 1844 limestone structure and will describe the future changes expected for this exciting project.   EVERYONE IS INVITED! For further information regarding this event, please contact the National Women’s Hall of Fame at 315-568-8060.


September 27th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014
Spooky Saturdays
Come to Meadeville Farm Pumpkin Patch at 1863 Auburn Rd Seneca Falls for Free Live Music, Terrifying Sheet Maze, Petting Zoo, pumpkin painting, face painting, bean bag toss, and pumpkin cream doughnuts. Www.meadevillefarm.com


October 1st, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
SHINE THE LIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SHINE THE LIGHT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE How can we work together to raise awareness of domestic violence? By “Shining a Light” on the subject and bringing it out of the darkness! “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” is a campaign that connects communities across New York by turning the state purple during the month of October. From skyscrapers to bridges, storefronts to shopping centers, purple lights illuminate the nights of October. October 15th is National Wear Purple Day to raise awareness. How will you participate? Get ideas at: www.opdv.ny.gov GO PURPLE...AND TALK ABOUT IT. Seneca County Division of Human Services has been spreading the word on the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” Campaign we have asked local businesses to help by “turning purple” and raising awareness in their stores by wearing purple ribbons. If you need help NOW call Seneca County Domestic Violence Program at 315-539-1607 or Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes 315-781-1093 or 800-247-7273. RAFFLE DRAWING TO BENEFIT SAFE HARBORS OF THE FINGER LAKES: In light of October being “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”, Seneca County Department of Human Services is hosting a raffle to benefit the local domestic violence services program, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. We will be collecting items from the wish list below. For every TWO items donated, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a certificate to a local business. If you wish to donate a gift card or make a cash donation, your name will be entered into the drawing once for every $5 denomination. The raffle will close on October 31st, 2014. The drawing will take place on November 10th, 2014 and winners will be notified via phone. Enter for a chance to win lots of great prizes including gym memberships, a free night at the Hampton Inn, massage gift certificate, free rounds of golf, oil change, and numerous restaurant gift cards. Drop off places throughout Seneca County include: Brewer’s Sporting Goods located at 7192 Main Street Ovid, NY Ovid Community Health 7150 North Main Street Ovid, NY Savannah Bank 35 W Main St, Waterloo, NY 13165 Seneca County Office Building located at 1 DiPronio Dr. Waterloo NY 13165 by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Social Services offices. Check out other Domestic Violence Awareness events in Seneca County on fingerlakes1.com.


October 1st, 2014 - October 31st, 2014
“Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” events in Seneca County
Seneca County Division of Human Services has been spreading the word on the “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” Campaign we have asked local businesses to help by “turning purple” and raising awareness in their stores by wearing purple ribbons. Seneca County businesses and groups are helping to raise awareness at the following events throughout October: October 8, 2014 Lodi Whittier Library 2155 East Seneca Street Lodi NY will be hosting an Open House with snacks and information to those in need. October 11, 2014 Muranda Cheese located at 3075 Route 96 Waterloo, NY 13165 will be having their Open House from 10-5pm and will be wearing purple shirts in honor of Domestic Violence victims. October 14, 2014 VFW Seneca Falls located at 47 Fall St Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive and we will be there to collect donations towards the raffle and give information to those in need. October 15, 2014 WEAR PURPLE DAY!! There are many local restaurants doing specials including: Fat Boys Pizzeria 74 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Sweet Treat” that is purple in honor of the awareness. Stop by and grab a treat. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes. Love's Italian Ice & Custard 59 State Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be serving purple ice cream in many different flavors. Get your fix before winter. located at 1963 Kingdom Plaza Waterloo, 13165 and 2201 Route 96 Ovid, 14521 will be serving “Purple Fried Dough” in honor of awareness if you call or stop in and say “Let’s make life a little sweeter”. The pizzerias will also be offering 15% off your order when you say this phrase when calling or stopping in to pick up your food for the whole month of October. Lauries Lil Popcorn Shoppe located at 81 Fall St Seneca Falls Seneca NY 13148 is offering “Purple Popcorn” to support the cause stop and get a snack. Sequestered Tavern located at 6-8 Ovid St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be having a “Purple Drink” special to help bring awareness. Join them for the Trivia night and help bring awareness to Domestic Violence. October 15, 2014 First Presbyterian Church located at 23 Cayuga St Seneca Falls NY 13148 will be hosting their Wednesday night worship and this will include a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes as well as a place to donate to the raffle. We will also be hosting a bake sale where all proceeds will go to Safe Harbors to help those women, children, and families in need. October 19, 2014 Calvary Lutheran Church 2414 N. Route 414 Waterloo, New York 13165 will be holding their Sunday Morning worship at 9:00am and after will be an informational table and donations box for the raffle. October 22, 2014 Seneca Falls Library located at 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 will be hosting an information table and access to a local Domestic Violence advocate from Seneca County. Please feel free to stop by and get some information for yourself, a family member, or a friend. October 27, 2014 Waterloo Rotary will be hosting a speaker from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes on at 6:30pm located at Waterloo Holiday Inn. If interested in attending the session, please contact Jane Shaffer at (315)539-3379 by 10/23. A table with information and a box for donations to the raffle will also be present. October 30, 2014 Seneca County Fatherhood Connection will begin their next session located at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 21 East Main Street Main Street Shop Centre, Suite 308 Waterloo, New York 13165 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Men can be victims of Domestic Violence as well and this is a safe place to talk about it and get information. Contact Michael Whirtley, mwhirtley@co.seneca.ny.us, or 315-539-1794 for referral. If you need help NOW call Seneca County Domestic Violence Program at 315-539-1607 or Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes 315-781-1093 or 800-247-7273.


September 16th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014
Looking for vendors
Looking for venders for the Seneca Falls Music Boosters annual craft fair on Saturday, December 6 from 9a.m.-2p.m. at Mynderse Academy. Spaces are available and are just $20. For more information or to register, contact Carol Hauf, 32 Daniels Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 (315)-651-9430 or email at catch 22@rochester.rr.com


August 8th, 2014 - December 31st, 2014
Willard Calendars
The Romulus Historical Society is selling calendars for 2015. Each month has a building on the Willard Psychiatric Center as it looked when built and how it looked when the Center closed in 1995. The cost is $10. and can be purchased at the Romulus Municipal Building, Ovid Library and the Federal Credit Union on the grounds of the Willard Drug Treatment Center. For further information call Yvonne Greule at 315-651-5702 or Peg ellsworthat 607-869-9404.

Autumn at the Lake
" Autumn at the Lake "
A crisp autumn Sunday at Kershaw Park on Canandaigua Lake.

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Six charities split $30k in FLGR Charity Cup
Daily Messenger
Everyone was a winner at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack's seventh annual Charity Cup More


Montezuma celebrates national refuge awareness week
The Citizen
Last week was National Wildlife Refuge Awareness Week, and the local area's national refuge hosted its own celebration on Sunday. More


Halloween parade set for Oct. 30 in Waterloo
FL Times
The annual Waterloo Lions Club Halloween Parade is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. More


Zombie horde overruns Fingerlakes Mall
The Citizen
A zombie horde stumbled through Fingerlakes Mall Saturday afternoon, a dead-eyed, groaning crowd of all ages. More


Brockport post office renamed after local soldier
WHEC
A community gathered on Saturday to honor a local soldier killed in the line of duty... More


HWS Turns food day into food week
FL News Radio
Next Friday the 24th is Food Day around the country. A day set aside to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food. At Hobart William Smith is going a step further dedicate a  full week f... More


Finger Lakes Restaurant Week stresses local food
D&C
Eleven restaurants will serve prix fixe meals with optional pairings. More


Climate activists applaud Cornell, push for more action
Ithaca Journal
With climate science a daily topic in Cornell University research and classrooms, a group of professors, students and activists implored university officials to put their money where the science is. More


Newhouse dean and SU students respond to backlash
CNYcentral.com
Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham and Syracuse University students respond after uninviting Pulitizer Prize winning photographer to speak following a recent trip to Liberia. More


2,500 runners for Empire State Marathon Sunday
TWC CNY
About 2,500 runners will be heading to the start line Sunday for a number of events in the fourth annual Empire State Marathon. The events start and finish at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse. More


Benefit to be held this weekend for Waterloo stroke victim
FL Times
A benefit for stroke victim Tammy Brockway will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Finger Lakes Family Moose Lodge, 453 Waterloo-Geneva Road, across from HEP Sales. More


HWS turns Food Day to Food Week
FL Times
Food Day worked out so well last year that Hobart and William Smith Colleges decided to make it a week-long event this year. More


Comic Con Heroes Expo at the Landmark Theater
TWC CNY
A special event appealing to comic book and video game fans is planned for this weekend in downtown Syracuse. The Comic Con Heroes Expo will take place Sunday at the Landmark Theater. More


Spooky tales from Sonnenberg's past on 10/26
FingerLakes1.com
Spooky tales and spirits will come alive this October at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park’s “Haunted Garden Stroll.” Stroll participan... More


10 things to do in the Rochester area
D&C
Runway shows during Fashion Week of Rochester among the things to do. More



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