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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.


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
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 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 7th, 2014
The Country Sounds of Jerry Irwin
Thursday Thursday at the Historic Phelps Hotel, August 7th, 6 pm to 9 pm, in the lounge..."It's about to get Country!"


August 12th, 2014
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: 8/12/2014 Location/Address: American Legion 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).


August 13th, 2014
Downtown Geneva Walking Tours
Discover downtown Geneva’s past this summer with the Geneva Historical Society. The Society’s archivist, Karen Osburn, and volunteer Joseph Rivera-Ramos will lead walking tours of downtown Geneva’s business district during July and August. The tours will run rain or shine the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The July 9 tour will cover the eastern half of the downtown business district. The tour on July 23 will focus on the western half of downtown, and the tours on August 13 and 27 will cover Exchange Street. Find out what downtown was like in the past, what happened to some of its historic buildings, and why Geneva still has so many 19th-century buildings. Discover the stories of those that remain, and how downtown businesses were once the lifeblood of the community and its economy. Each tour will start at 7 p.m. outside Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge at 60 Seneca Street. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are appreciated. Call the Society at 315-789-5151 if you wish to make a reservation or for more information.


August 17th, 2014
Shortsville Railroad Station Museum Open House
The Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society Station Museum at 8 East High Street in Shortsville will be open to the public on Sunday, August 17. Hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A large collection of historical artifacts from the Lehigh Valley Railroad is on display at the museum. The gift shop will be open. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For more information, visit www.lvrrhs.org or call 585-289-9149.


August 19th, 2014
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: 8/19/14 Location/Address: Ramada Inn 41 Lakefront Drive, Route 5 & 20 Geneva, NY 14456 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).


August 24th, 2014
Sunday Concert Series at Rose HIll Mansion
This summer the Geneva Historical Society is hosting a free concert series on the lawn at Rose Hill Mansion. For three Sundays, the grounds of Rose Hill will be alive with music and fun. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music to end a summer weekend in the Finger Lakes. Allen Hopkins rounds out the series on Sunday, August 24 with a performance of folk music, including American traditional, Celtic instrumental, blues, bluegrass and historical tunes.


August 27th, 2014
Downtown Geneva Walking Tours
Discover downtown Geneva’s past this summer with the Geneva Historical Society. The Society’s archivist, Karen Osburn, and volunteer Joseph Rivera-Ramos will lead walking tours of downtown Geneva’s business district during July and August. The tours will run rain or shine the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The July 9 tour will cover the eastern half of the downtown business district. The tour on July 23 will focus on the western half of downtown, and the tours on August 13 and 27 will cover Exchange Street. Find out what downtown was like in the past, what happened to some of its historic buildings, and why Geneva still has so many 19th-century buildings. Discover the stories of those that remain, and how downtown businesses were once the lifeblood of the community and its economy. Each tour will start at 7 p.m. outside Finger Lakes Gifts and Lounge at 60 Seneca Street. The cost is $5 per person. Payment can be made in advance at the Society office or at the beginning of the tour. Please bring exact change or a check if you pay the night of the tour. Reservations are appreciated. Call the Society at 315-789-5151 if you wish to make a reservation or for more information.


August 30th, 2014
Ring of Fire Cruise!
Cruise into relaxation on the Lady during the annual tradition on Canandaigua Lake of lighting flares along the shoreline to signify the end of the summer season! Saturday, August 30th 8:45-10:15pm $25 Upper Deck Seating/$20 Lower Deck Seating Snacks & Beverages available for purchase! Please call (585)396-7350 or visit www.CdgaBoatCruises.com to purchase your tickets in advance as this is a popular cruise! The Canandaigua Lady is docked at: 205 Lakeshore Drive Canandaigua, NY 14424


September 6th, 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.


October 4th, 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 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 9th, 2014 - August 10th, 2014
Hopsfest
Nedloh Brewing Co., New York’s newest farm brewery, is proud to host the first annual Hopsfest, a new festival that celebrates New York State craft beer. The event takes place August 9-10 at Nedloh’s new brewery in Bloomfield, NY. In addition to a variety of educational seminars covering hops, craft brewing and the brewing industry, there will be live music, beer tasting and cook-off featuring 12 of the region’s best chefs. Tickets are on sale at www.nedlohbrewing.com/hopsfest/store and available at a reduced price for designated drivers. Please visit www.nedlohbrewing.com for additional information.


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!

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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