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July 25th, 2014
Hubble Vision Planetarium Program
From: Southern Cayuga Central School July 20, 2014 PUBLIC ASTRONOMY NIGHT at the SOUTHERN CAYUGA PLANETARIUM Hubble Vision, a multimedia show, presents discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope: star birth, star death, colliding galaxies, and revealing views of the planets. This production includes video clips, animations, and dramatic images. The show is at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 25. It is accompanied by a stars-on-the-dome show, What’s Up! The event is free and open to all. We take no reservations but advise arriving fifteen minutes early for best seating. Doors close when the theater’s sixty seats are filled. If skies are clear, our nearby Observatory will open after the Planetarium presentation. The school is located immediately south of Poplar Ridge on the east side of Route 34B. For further information contact: Alan Ominsky at ominskya@southerncayuga.org or 315-364-7461 (home).


July 25th, 2014
JD Wine Cellars "Un-wined" Friday
JD Wine Cellars “Un-wined” Friday Macedon, NY. (July 25, 2014) — On Friday July 25th JD Wine Cellars will be hosting an after work “un-wined” party at the tasting room. “ There is no better way to start the weekend than to relax with a glass of wine while enjoying the musical selections from the ever popular, local artist, Dave McGrath,” commented Joan Allen, owner. As an added bonus JD Wine Cellars is also releasing their first handcrafted Pinot Gris that evening. “Morning Dew is a delightful semi dry white with notes of green apple. It has a sharp mouth watering lingering finish and is sure to be a crowd favorite this summer” stated Doug Allen, winemaker. Visitors to the Tasting Room will be able to try Morning Dew for free during the evening. All of the other award winning wines along with 3 local beers will be available for sampling as well for just $3 per flight. Dave Mc Grath will be playing form 6-9pm, the BBQ grill will be open along with the Long Acre Farm Ice Cream Shop, Farm Market and Back 40 Adventure Area so bring the whole family. JD Wine Cellars will be open with extended hours until 9pm and will feature a sale on Waggin’ Tail Red, as well as tastings of their award winning wines and Fairport Brewing Company’s custom craft beers. Tastings are $3 per person. For questions, directions and a list of upcoming events please visit www.longacrefarms.com or call 315-986-4202. #END# Long Acre Farms, a third generation family farm, has evolved from its early beginnings in 1927 as a vegetable and grain farm into a premiere agri-tainment destination farm. The farm’s mission, to offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy new experiences in an entertaining, wholesome, challenging and educational way, has made it a popular family destination. JD Wine Cellars is in its 5th year of producing and specializing in small batch, hand-crafted red, white and 100% fruit wines. Co-located and working in line with the goals of Long Acre Farms, JD Wine Cellars aims to provide an authentic and family-friendly experience to its guests in its fun and educational wine tasting venue.


July 25th, 2014
1st Annual Golf Open- Cancer Resource Center
Make a Difference! Play or Become a Sponsor! 8:00 am Registration, 9:00 am Shotgun Start (Lunch provided) Join a Team and Play Register Today (deadline June 30) $125 per participant or $500 per team, includes team golf cart and lunch Sponsorship Opportunities: Platinum Sponsor- $2,500 (exclusive) Main sponsorship opportunity; name & logo on the top of all event materials, includes golf & lunch for one team. Gold Sponsor- $1,000 (exclusive) Name & logo listed prominently on all event materials, includes golf & lunch for one team. Trophy Sponsor- $500 (2 available) Name & logo listed prominently on event materials. Lunch Sponsor- $500 (exclusive) Name & logo listed prominently on event materials. Tee/Green Sign Sponsor- $100 Name & logo listed to appear on a sign placed at a tee or green. Questions? Contact: Ed Moscato 607-216-1450, ed@moscatoassociates.com


July 25th, 2014
Live Music at Buttonwood Grove
Live Music with "Backtalk" at Buttonwood Grove Winery, 5986 Route 89, Romulus. 7:30 - 10:30 PM. Wine by the glass or bottle, Blackberry Wine Slushies, 1911 Hard Cider, regional beers. BBQ foods and snacks available. $3.00 cover charge.


July 25th, 2014
Broadway Night With Jean Danton and Nancy James!
Tiffany Concert Series Special Event Broadway Night with Jean Danton and Nancy James When: Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30-8:30 PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021 Please welcome Boston soprano Jean Danton and pianist Nancy James as they present an evening of timeless Broadway classics at the historic Willard Chapel in Auburn. Ms. Danton, a native of Auburn, and Ms. James, from Syracuse, will perform show tunes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, Porter, Sondheim and more! Ms. Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances in a variety of musical genres throughout the United States and Europe in opera, oratorio, recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras and at many prestigious music festivals. Her distinguished and comprehensive professional resume includes appearances with the Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and Bruce Hangen, the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, the Breckenridge Music Festival, and the Associazione Culturale in Italy. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances presenting Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Danton is on the voice faculty at several institutions including the New England Conservatory and Boston College. For more information about Jean Danton, see her website at www.jeandanton.com. Ms. Danton is thrilled to be performing in Auburn, where she was born, and with her great friend and wonderful pianist, Nancy James! Ms. James is no stranger to vocal performance herself. She is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Syracuse University, Hamilton College and SUNY Oswego. She has performed with the former Syracuse Symphony, the Syracuse Opera and has toured in Italy and Austria. Tickets for this concert are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Willard Chapel. The chapel’s main entrance is on the south-facing side of the building, reached via Nelson Street. A fully accessible entrance is located off Seymour Street on the building’s north side. Please call the chapel at (315) 252-0339 for more information, or visit our website at www.willardchapel.org. Refreshments will be available after the concert. Come and enjoy a journey from classical Broadway to the present!


July 26th, 2014
An Evening of World Jazz with The Rita Collective at Zugibe Vineyards
An Evening of World Jazz with the Rita Collective at Zugibe Vineyards 4248 East Lake Rd Geneva, NY 14456 July 26, 2014 5pm $10 includes music and wine tasting Zugibe Vineyards presents The Rita Collective, for an evening of World Jazz featuring Dean Keller (bass clarinet), Kristen Shiner McGuire (marimba), Kyle Vock (acoustic bass), and Matt Bevan-Perkins (percussion). Overlooking the East side of Seneca Lake, you will enjoy melodies from the Middle-East and Africa interpreted with a stroke of Jazz, re-invented Jazz tunes from masters like Miles, and re-imagined pop tunes from Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson, or the Beatles, as well as breathtaking views of Seneca Lake!


July 26th, 2014
Italian Night Out at Ventosa benefiting St. Francis - St. Stephen School
Ventosa Vineyards will Host an Italian Night Out Dinner to benefit a scholarship fund for St. Francis - St. Stephen School in Geneva, NY. Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres start at 6pm, Family Style Dinner starts at 7pm and Dancing to follow. Music Provided by Paradise Entertainment Tickets are $50.00 per person for the 5 course dinner and dancing, all taxes and services included. Call 315.719.0000 to make reservations cc# required seating is limited Menu Hors d'oeuvres Stuffed Peppers Sausage and Peppers Caprese' Salad 1st Course Appetizers Greens and Beans Tomato Cucumber Salad Fried Bologna and Peppers 2nd Course Pasta 3rd Course Main Dish White Chicken Cacciatore Pork Marsala Eggplant Parmesan Dessert Assorted Cookies *Open Seating tables of 8


July 26th, 2014
Krossin' Keuka
Krossin' Keuka, is a .67 mile fun swim across beautiful Keuka Lake, off the shore of Keuka College. 200 Swimmers will enter the water by 7am, Sat. July 26th. They will be escorted by paddlers and marine patrol and greeted with breakfast on the shore. They swim to support the Keuka Comfort Care Home through fund raising in the form of sponsorships. Sponsors can help them achieve their goal by going to krossinkeuka.org. All the swimmers and paddlers are listed. You can look through the list and find the swimmer or paddler you wish to sponsor and fill out the information.


July 26th, 2014
Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
3rd Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival July 26, 2014 10am-5pm Sunset View Creamery 4970 County Road 14 Odessa, NY 14869 607.594-2095 flxcheesetrail@gmail.com www.flcheesetrail.com Sample all the cheeses of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail in one place at this day-long family event at Sunset View Creamery just outside of Watkins Glen. Along with our creameries, we've invited our neighbors, so there will be plenty of local farms and vendors sampling and selling, along with a few of our favorite wineries and breweries! Live music will be performed all day in the dining tent. And there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone busy all day: Barnyard Olympics, games for all ages, goat milking, petting zoo, farm tours, hayrides, mechanical bull riding, bossy bingo, cheese making classes, cooking with cheese demos by top regional chefs, wine and beer pairing seminars, and more. BBQ, juice, water, and local foods will also be available for purchase - in addition to all the cheeses from all the creameries on the Trail! Admission: $2 for adults, kids 12 and under free Parking: free Commemorative gift bag for the first 500 paid guests through the gates


July 26th, 2014
Italian Night Out at Ventosa benefiting St. Francis - St. Stephen School
Ventosa Vineyards will Host an Italian Night Out Dinner to benefit a scholarship fund for St. Francis - St. Stephen School in Geneva, NY. Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres start at 6pm, Family Style Dinner starts at 7pm and Dancing to follow. Music Provided by Paradise Entertainment Tickets are $50.00 per person for the 5 course dinner and dancing, all taxes and services included. Call 315.719.0000 to make reservations cc# required seating is limited Menu Hors d'oeuvres Stuffed Peppers Sausage and Peppers Caprese' Salad 1st Course Appetizers Greens and Beans Tomato Cucumber Salad Fried Bologna and Peppers 2nd Course Pasta 3rd Course Main Dish White Chicken Cacciatore Pork Marsala Eggplant Parmesan Dessert Assorted Cookies *Open Seating tables of 8


July 26th, 2014
Finger Lakes Cheese Festival
Sample all the cheeses of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail in one place at this day-long family event on the farm. And we've invited our neighbors, so there will be plenty of local farms, foods and vendors sampling & selling, along with a few of our favorite wineries and breweries! There will be lots of activities for everyone all day: Live music, Barnyard Olympics, kids midway, pairing seminars, cooking demo, goat milking, petting zoo, farm tours, hayrides, cheese making, and much more! Full schedule of events: http://flcheesetrail.com/Cheese_Festival.html Adults: $2, kids under 12 free


July 26th, 2014
Jane Austen Day at Rose Hill Mansion
On Saturday, July 26 at Rose Hill Mansion step into Jane Austen’s world and experience a taste of early 19th-century life in the Finger Lakes region. Throughout the day, participants can encounter War of 1812 re-enactors, hear gallery talks about the ritual of tea or the Rose Family, try writing with a quill pen, and sample period foods in the Rose Hill kitchen. At 11:30 a.m. Master Gardner John Fouracre will explore gardening in Regency England, and at 1 p.m. the Country Dancers of Rochester will give demonstrations of English Country Dancing accompanied by live music of the period. There will be period clothing, needlework, and tea services on display in the house. The public is encouraged to enter the period picnic contest and to come dressed in Regency fashions. Jane Austen Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is to Jane Austen Day is $5and includes entrance to the mansion. Jane Austen Day is free for members of the Geneva Historical Society. Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York.


July 26th, 2014
AAUW Book Sale
For immediate release For more information, contact June 23, 2014 Ruth Benedict, (315) 759-0133 Sale Funds Scholarships for Women Yates AAUW Book Sale Coming to Penn Yan Sidewalk Sale Rain or shine on Saturday, July 26, the Yates County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual book sale at the Penn Yan Sidewalk Sale, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale on Main Street will be used to fund an annual scholarship for a Yates County woman wanting to return to her academic studies. “The book selection is always terrific, and everybody loves to browse and shop for their summer reading,” said President Ruth Benedict. “The AAUW book sale is a great cause for our community.” Prices will be 75 cents for paperbacks and $1.25 for hardcover books. Boxes for book donations will be at all Penn Yan banks for the month of July. The Mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Its Value Promise is that by joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. # # #


July 26th, 2014
Got Music?
You are invited to join us for this dynamic music event on Saturday, July 26 from 10-5. The Got Music? Competition, presented by Mobile Music, will take place on the Commons Stage in the hub of Downtown Canandaigua. Musicians of all ages will have the opportunity to share their talent as they perform in front of friends, family and the community. There will be loads of excitement as local musicians and personalities gather for this fun-filled day. Over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each category. The categories for solo performers will be ages 4-10, ages 11-17, ages 18-30 and ages 30+. There will also be a category for duos and groups. Musicians interested in participating in the competition will need to complete the registration process. To learn more about how to register, visit www.GotMobileMusic.com, call Mobile Music at (585) 394-0296 or stop by Mobile Music at 163 South Main Street in Downtown Canandaigua to pick up competition rules and registration form. Registration deadline is July 12, 2014. All proceeds from registration fees will be donated to Camp Good Days. Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All of the programs and services provided by Camp Good Days are offered free of charge for the participants. Mobile Music is a family owned, full-line music store located at 163 South Main Street in Canandaigua. Since 1980, Mobile Music has been in downtown Canandaigua serving the community's musical needs, specializing in Instrument Repairs, Band and String Instrument Rentals and Music Education, and providing over 400 private lessons to students on a weekly basis. Tim Chaapel, owner of Mobile Music and a Certified Musical Instrument Repair Technician, has been servicing schools all over the area each week for over 30 years with instruments, repairs, and accessories.


July 27th, 2014
Summer Sips and Sounds: Wine and Music Festival
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host a wine and music festival Sunday July 27th, 2014 at Long Acre Farms in Macedon, NY. The “Summer Sips and Sounds” event will run from 12pm-6pm and will feature wineries, a distillery, 2 live bands and plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family. Participants include Casa Larga Vinyards of Fairport, Ontario Barn Vineyards of Ontario, Young Sommer Winery of Williamson, JD Wine Cellars of Macedon, Thorpe Vineyards of Wolcott, Inspire Moore Winery and Vineyard of North Rose, Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery of Webster and Apple Country Spirits of Williamson. In addition, two of the Trail’s associate members will also be in attendance, The Heluva Good Cheese Country Store of Sodus and Pop’s House of Country Collectibles of Sodus Point. Long Acre Farms will have pulled pork dinners available and family fun for attendees and their families during the event. In addition, local bands Big Blue House and Lester Funk will be providing guests with a variety of blues, jazz and folk music. Pre-sale tickets are now available online at www.lakeontariowinetrail.com for $15. Each pre-sale ticket includes 15 tastes of locally handcrafted and award winning wines and spirits. Tickets will also be available for $15 on the day of the event; these tickets will include 12 tastes.


July 27th, 2014
Summer Sips and Sounds: Wine and Music Festival
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host a wine and music festival Sunday July 27th, 2014 at Long Acre Farms in Macedon, NY. The “Summer Sips and Sounds” event will run from 12pm-6pm and will feature wineries, a distillery, 2 live bands and plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family. Participants include Casa Larga Vinyards of Fairport, Ontario Barn Vineyards of Ontario, Young Sommer Winery of Williamson, JD Wine Cellars of Macedon, Thorpe Vineyards of Wolcott, Inspire Moore Winery and Vineyard of North Rose, Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery of Webster and Apple Country Spirits of Williamson. In addition, two of the Trail’s associate members will also be in attendance, The Heluva Good Cheese Country Store of Sodus and Pop’s House of Country Collectibles of Sodus Point. Long Acre Farms will have pulled pork dinners available and family fun for attendees and their families during the event. In addition, local bands Big Blue House and Lester Funk will be providing guests with a variety of blues, jazz and folk music. Pre-sale tickets are now available online at www.lakeontariowinetrail.com for $15. Each pre-sale ticket includes 15 tastes of locally handcrafted and award winning wines and spirits. Tickets will also be available for $15 on the day of the event; these tickets will include 12 tastes.


July 27th, 2014
Summer Sips and Sounds: Wine and Music Festival
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host a wine and music festival Sunday July 27th, 2014 at Long Acre Farms in Macedon, NY. The “Summer Sips and Sounds” event will run from 12pm-6pm and will feature wineries, a distillery, 2 live bands and plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family. Participants include Casa Larga Vinyards of Fairport, Ontario Barn Vineyards of Ontario, Young Sommer Winery of Williamson, JD Wine Cellars of Macedon, Thorpe Vineyards of Wolcott, Inspire Moore Winery and Vineyard of North Rose, Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery of Webster and Apple Country Spirits of Williamson. In addition, two of the Trail’s associate members will also be in attendance, The Heluva Good Cheese Country Store of Sodus and Pop’s House of Country Collectibles of Sodus Point. Long Acre Farms will have pulled pork dinners available and family fun for attendees and their families during the event. In addition, local bands Big Blue House and Lester Funk will be providing guests with a variety of blues, jazz and folk music. Pre-sale tickets are now available online at www.lakeontariowinetrail.com for $15. Each pre-sale ticket includes 15 tastes of locally handcrafted and award winning wines and spirits. Tickets will also be available for $15 on the day of the event; these tickets will include 12 tastes.


July 27th, 2014
Outdoor Jazz Fest
Tiffany Sunday Concert Series Outdoor Jazz Fest When: Sunday, July 27, 2014 2 PM – 5 PM Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021 Come enjoy three jazz bands performing beloved 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook, including songs like “Unforgettable,” “Mack the Knife,” and “Blue Skies.” These tunes remain vibrantly alive today, covered in recent years by artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Rod Stewart, actor Kevin Spacey, and young folk rock singer Brandi Carlile. Host band for the Outdoor Jazz Fest, the Jazz Clasix, along with father/daughter duo Bobby McGee & Tammy, and Ray Braselton & Friends, will treat you to a summer afternoon’s musical journey in time on the Willard Chapel’s beautiful grounds. All participating musicians are former “Music Show” television jazz performers from the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Sponsored by the Community Preservation Committee, this concert is our signature summer event! Tickets for the outdoor show are only $10 a person with children 12 and under free. They can be purchased ahead of time at the Willard Chapel or at Downtown Books in Auburn. Grilled hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages will be available for sale, along with wine tasting for those of age with photo I.D. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show! In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Willard Chapel. You can access the two parking lots for the chapel off Nelson Street and Seymour Street.


July 27th, 2014
Summer Sips and Sounds: Wine and Music Festival
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host a wine and music festival Sunday July 27th, 2014 at Long Acre Farms in Macedon, NY. The “Summer Sips and Sounds” event will run from 12pm-6pm and will feature wineries, a distillery, 2 live bands and plenty of food and entertainment for the whole family. Participants include Casa Larga Vinyards of Fairport, Ontario Barn Vineyards of Ontario, Young Sommer Winery of Williamson, JD Wine Cellars of Macedon, Thorpe Vineyards of Wolcott, Inspire Moore Winery and Vineyard of North Rose, Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery of Webster and Apple Country Spirits of Williamson. In addition, two of the Trail’s associate members will also be in attendance, The Heluva Good Cheese Country Store of Sodus and Pop’s House of Country Collectibles of Sodus Point. Long Acre Farms will have pulled pork dinners available and family fun for attendees and their families during the event. In addition, local bands Big Blue House and Lester Funk will be providing guests with a variety of blues, jazz and folk music. Pre-sale tickets are now available online at www.lakeontariowinetrail.com for $15. Each pre-sale ticket includes 15 tastes of locally handcrafted and award winning wines and spirits. Tickets will also be available for $15 on the day of the event; these tickets will include 12 tastes.


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.


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.


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 19th, 2014 - July 27th, 2014
Christmas in July
FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen will help you jump start your Christmas projects. Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving and Spinning Classes, kits, patterns and gift ideas for Christmas. www.fiberartsintheglen.com or 607-535-9710 for details.


July 7th, 2014 - July 25th, 2014
Spud & Chloe Blue Sky Alpaca Trunk Show
Blue Sky Alpaca Yarn Company will have a Trunk Show at FiberArts in the Glen from July 7 - 25. Come sample their newest yarns and patterns. Especially featuring the Spud & Chloe line. Check website www.fiberartsintheglen.com or come in for Specials. FiberArts in the Glen, 315 N Franklin St., Watkins Glen 607-535-9710 fiberartsintheglen@gmail.com


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.

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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SAFE Act opponents rally at Cobbs Hill Park
D&C
Speaker after speaker assailed what was portrayed as a weakening of individual liberties. More


5K Race Benefits the House of Concern
FL News Radio
A 5K race to benefit the House of Concern is going on next Saturday.  The course runs through the wetland preserve starting at the House of Concern's Black Brook Road site. More


Jim Kelly to handle 'Hall' coin toss
WHAM
Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.The Hall of Famer will represent Buffalo as an honorary captain, while former linebacker Harry Carson will be the New York Giants' honorary captain when the teams face off in the first NFL preseason game. ... More


Big 6 Picnic brings old-time fun to Owasco
The Citizen
The annual Big 6 Picnic & 4-H Youth Country Fair is being held this weekend at the Ward O'Hara Agricultural Museum in Owasco. More



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