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December 3rd, 2014
Spa Gifts for Christmas
Surprise your family and friends this holiday with gifts that are sure to please! This hands-on class will teach you step by step how to make luscious lip balm, heavenly scented body scrubs and mind soothing bath sachets. To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:30—7:30 pm Cost: $8.00 per person Program Type: Adult


December 5th, 2014
Real Christmas Second Apple Pie Contest
The Real Christmas Committee for the second year is looking for the best apple pie in the Finger Lakes for this year’s 21st Real Christmas. Pies are to be brought to the Main Street School located on West Main Street between 3:30-4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, the day before the celebration. Judges will be Mike Cutillo from the Finger Lakes Times, Stephen Beals from senecadaily.com and Rick Coe, funeral director with Coe-Genung Funeral Home. Dinner for two at Abigail’s Restaurant will be given to the baker of the winning pie along with a traveling trophy that now rests with Alice Davis from Geneva, who was the 2013 winner. Pies must be made in a disposable 9” pie tin. For more information, call Bonnie Hosford at 539-9240.


December 6th, 2014
Holiday Nature Craft Extravaganza
This is not your same old, same old Holiday Nature Craft Extravaganza. Oh no. This year, we are building something new for our fine feathered friends. We’re building bird feeders! Come make a great looking, wooden bird feeder with your family, and enjoy watching wildlife all winter long! To register, call 315-539-5624. Location: Seneca Meadows Education Center, 1977 State Route 414, Seneca Falls Date: Saturday, December 6th, 1:00—3:00 pm Cost: $5 per feeder Program Type: Family


December 13th, 2014
It's A Wonderful Run 5K
Join us on a 5K Run/Walk through the beautiful, illuminated, historic Village of Seneca Falls, NY at dusk. A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street Bridge which many believe was the inspiration for the bridge scenes in the holiday movie classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'. The run/walk will take you past the decorated Christmas Tree display, the lighted storefronts and shops of downtown Seneca Falls, and past historic village homes decked out and lit-up for the holiday season. The course concludes in the shadow of the Bridge Street Bridge in People's Park along the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor. More information is available at itsawonderfulrun5k.com.


December 26th, 2014 - December 27th, 2014
2014 WINTER CLINIC INFORMATION
Dear Geneva Area Youth Hockey Coaches & Parents, As the dust has finally settled from a great 25th summer of hockey instruction in 31 locations, The Sport International Hockey Academy would like to announce that we will be returning for an exciting Winter Clinic Tour, visiting 14 cities in December. The following is our Winter Clinic dates, times and location; 2014 WINTER CLINIC INFORMATION GENEVA, NY Arena: Geneva Recreation Complex Dates: December 26 - 27 Times: (26th) 5:00 - 6:30 PM & (27th) 3:00 - 4:30 PM Cost: $60.00 (Returning Student & Multiple Family Discounts are available) - $30.00 for Goalies (no discounts available). SIHA Geneva Regional Director: Cheryllynne Guenot SIHA Website: http://siha.com SIHA Winter Clinic Online Registration: http://siha.com/forms/form2.php SIHA Winter Clinic Brochure PDF: http://siha.com/images/2014%20Clinic%20Brochure.pdf We will be mailing our Clinic Brochure to our 2014 students in the next two weeks and our host arena should have our brochures and posters displayed within the next 3 weeks. SIHA WINTER CLINIC FORMAT: We will be offering a two-day (3 hour) Instructional Clinic - For ages 6 - 14 yrs. - all players are grouped by age and ability. POWER SKATING: FORWARD STRIDE (leg extension, knee bend & toe snap) BACKWARDS SKATING (body posture, knee bend & head positioning) PUCKHANDLING: PASSING & SHOOTING (accuracy & quickness) 1 on 1 TECHNIQUES (offensive & defensive moves) GOALTENDING: STANCE, ANGLES & MOVEMENT (positioning in the net) THE PAD SAVE (butterfly technique & glove positioning) NOTE: We will also be offering our Individualized DVD Skill Analysis - "Our best guarantee for a quality hockey education" $18.00 DVD Skills To Be Filmed: - Player: Forward Stride, Backwards Skating & Shooting - Goalie: Stance and Angles & The Pad Save * Also included in our price will be our 2014 Player's Manual and a free Sher-Wood poster - Our SIHA Souvenir Stand will also be available in each Clinic Location (T-Shirts, Hoodies, Shorts, Hats, etc.) 2015 SIHA SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION: SIHA Sponsor: Sher-Wood Hockey SIHA 2015 Fairport Summer Camp Dates: July 13 - 17 (Thomas Creek) SIHA 2015 Rochester Summer Camp Dates: August 10 - 14 (Lakeshore) SIHA 2015 Summer Camp Online Registration (7% Discount until Dec. 31/14); https://siha.com/forms/form1.php We have recently revised our SIHA website, showing our 2015 camp locations, dates and prices. http://siha.com We look forward to another great year of hockey instruction (Winter Clinics & Summer Camps) and passing along our experience, to our young aspiring hockey players.


December 12th, 2014 - December 14th, 2014
It's A Wonderful Life Festival
Join us for the 68th Anniversary Celebration of "It’s a Wonderful Life" in Seneca Falls with the Bailey Sisters, tons of events, the area's largest 5K winter run, and other special guests. More information is online at therealbedfordfalls.com.


October 22nd, 2014 - December 5th, 2014
Seeking Christmas Choral Members
Waterloo…The 21st Real Christmas is looking for chorus members to sing familiar Christmas carols during the Live Nativity on December 6. Becky Reigel Baulch will direct the group, while Ruth Eades will accompany on the piano. There will be one rehearsal on December 5 with the Nativity on Dec. 6. All activites and events for the Real Christmas will take place at the Main Street School. For more information, call Charlotte at 315-539-8242.


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.

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Idina Menzel to perform at CMAC
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Bristol Mountain opens today
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YMCA planning annual Turkey Trot fundraiser
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Grand Prix committee looks at options
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Marshall Tucker concert to benefit Colgate Professor
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Diana Krall will open 2015 jazz fest
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