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Viewing Photos from December , 2009

December 31st, 2009 12:56:56pm

" Last Day of 2009 "
This hay bale snowman with a bucket hat and two eyes made out of paint stands by an old schoolhouse near Prattsburgh, NY. on the last day of the year. Photo by Roger Bailey.

December 30th, 2009 10:04:04am
" Snow Geese "
Snow geese flying in formation against the blue sky in Savannah on Monday. Photo by Star Greathouse.

December 30th, 2009 9:51:15am

" Tschache Pool "
Montezuma Wetlands Project Landscape on Monday. Photo by Star Greathouse.

December 30th, 2009 9:25:53am
" Another World "
A water droplet clings to a tree limb who appears to be considering a spring fling. Reflected in the droplet is a larger world. A tiny secondary droplet holds on as well in the sunshine on Monday in Dresden. Photo by Abi Buddington.

December 29th, 2009 11:10:49am

" Amazing Ice "
Water forms into amazing ice formations at Canadice Hills on Sunday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 29th, 2009 11:08:15am
" Afternoon Falls "
Canandice Hill falls on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 29th, 2009 11:04:22am

" Ice Breaker "
Ice forms around the bed of rocks at Canadice Hills on Sunday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 29th, 2009 11:00:45am
" Above the Falls "
Overlook of one of the falls at Canadice Hill on Sunday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 28th, 2009 10:31:57am

" Lower Falls "
The lower falls at Letchworth on Saturday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 28th, 2009 10:30:33am
" Old Juniper "
This old Juniper tree hangs over the cliffs at Letchworth on Saturday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 28th, 2009 10:28:57am

" Stairway of Ice "
Beautiful Ice formation on the path to the top of Letchworth Falls on Saturday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 28th, 2009 10:26:13am
" Fog in the Woods "
Fog lingers in the woods at Letchworth on Saturday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 28th, 2009 9:39:20am

" Just a Little Taste "
South Seneca first grader, Luna Estep samples a little building material as she designs her unique holiday house made of graham crackers on Wednesday. Photo by Dan Motill.

December 28th, 2009 9:38:04am
" Braeden the Builder "
South Seneca first grader, Braeden Cupp concentrates as he designs his unique holiday house made of graham crackers on Wednesday. Photo by Dan Motill.

December 28th, 2009 9:30:54am

" Gift of Giving "
South Seneca Senior National Honor Society Students Offer the Gift of Giving on Wednesday. Picture caption: South Seneca Senior National Honor Society students assisted the Seneca County Christmas Project gift distribution recently at the Ovid VFW. The southern distribution point was manned by many adult volunteers and six South Seneca students included L to R: Mason Pell, Zach Alsheimer, Nick LeClair, Ava Russell, Leah Wolff and Noah Sinkiewicz. Photo by Dan Motill.

December 28th, 2009 9:24:28am
" 36th Annual Tuba Celebration "
36th annual Tuba Christmas Celebration in Rochester on Saturday! More than 250 tuba and baritone players from all over New York State participated in the event with the youngest player being eight years old and the eldest, over 90. South Seneca students attending Tuba Christmas were Dylan Stiles, Jordan Arnold, Shayla Coyle, Brett Wright, Connor Austin, Dillon Stevens, Dakota Dawson and Shane Wilkins. Mrs. Rebecca Root Davis. Photo by Rebecca Davis.

December 25th, 2009 1:12:07am

" Silent Night "
Uris Library and McGraw Tower sit atop Libe Slope overlooking Cayuga Lake in the early morning hours of Christmas Day on Friday on the Cornell campus in Ithaca.

December 23rd, 2009 9:43:11am
" Warm Up "
Syracuse warms up before the game on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Photo by Paul Midey.

December 23rd, 2009 9:21:29am

" Trapped "
Oakland University's Keith Benson gets trapped by Syracuse's Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph during their Carrier Dome match-up on Tuesday evening. The Orange of Syracuse came away with a 92-60 win to remain undefeated before entering Big East play next week. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net

December 21st, 2009 10:25:49am
" Gift of Song at Bixby Home "
The gift of song rang out at the Bixby Home for Adults in Interlaken, NY recently. The 15-member South Seneca Elementary swing chorus put smiles on residents' faces as they sang familiar holiday carols. Picture caption: swing chorus: The gift of song rang out at the Bixby Home for Adults in Interlaken, NY recently. The 15-member South Seneca Elementary swing chorus put smiles on residents' faces as they sang familiar holiday carols: L to R: Dillon Stevens, Bree Minges, Adam Wagner, Tria Backman-Lowe, Mary-Kate Badalamenti, Marshall Worden, Tony bowers. Picture by Diane W. Dersch Picture caption: swing chorus2: The gift of song rang out at the Bixby Home for Adults in Interlaken, NY recently. The 15-member South Seneca Elementary swing chorus put smiles on residents' faces as they sang familiar holiday carols.

December 21st, 2009 9:57:49am

" Night & Day "
Looks like night and day at Letchworth on Sunday evening. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 21st, 2009 9:56:05am
" Overlook "
Overlooking the falls at Letchworth on Sunday evening. Photo by Nigle P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 21st, 2009 9:54:23am

" Frigid Falls "
The falls start to freeze over at Letchworth State Park on Sunday evening. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 21st, 2009 9:37:52am
" Some New Friends? "
A young deer checks out the Christmas decor in a backyard in Seneca Falls on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Jamie Hughes.

December 21st, 2009 9:29:31am

" GOAL "
Patrick Roll AKA"PDR" of Geneva High scores the 3rd goal on Saturday during the "DIKO" Tournament. Photo By Michael Tartaglia www.tartagliaproductions.com

December 20th, 2009 4:00:44pm
" Direct Hit "
Andy Rautins of Syracuse falls to the floor in pain after receiving a punch "between the legs" from a St. Bonaventure player during the Orange's 13 point win over the Bonnies on Saturday night in the Dome. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net.

December 19th, 2009 10:44:33pm

" Ice Fishing? "
This young lad chose to brave the cold and frigid waters of the Cohocton River near Kanona to do a little fly fishing on Saturday afternoon.

December 19th, 2009 10:41:27pm
" Drive & Dish "
Mellisa Smith of Geneva rushes the ball into the offensive zone, during Friday night's varsity game against Newark. Photo by Michael Tartaglia, tartagliaproductions.com.

December 18th, 2009 3:42:37pm

" Official Ribbon Cutting "
The official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new TCAT hub in Ithaca on Friday morning. Photo by Patty Poist.

December 18th, 2009 3:01:13pm
" Celebrate Hanukah "
Celebration of Hanukah at Hobart & William Smith Colleges on Sunday evening in Geneva. Photo by Kevin Colton, HWS Photographer.

December 18th, 2009 2:59:11pm

" Tibetan Mandala Painting "
Students of the Tibetan Mandala Painting course were led by the Venerable Tenzin Yignyen in the ceremonial dismantling of the class's collective work, the Sand Mandala on Thursday on Seneca Lake. Photo by Kevin Colton, HWS Photographer.

December 18th, 2009 9:14:15am
" The Split "
Filip Ryznar of Geneva High, splits the defense during the first period Thursday nights game against Hamburg. Photo By Michael Tartaglia www.tartagliaproductions.com.

December 17th, 2009 1:45:10pm

" Laced with Snow "
Winters first snowfall is here.... Weedsport on Wednesday morning. Photo by Star Greathouse.

December 17th, 2009 9:42:20am
" Early Morning Snow "
View off back porch in Catherine on Thursday morning. Photo by Austin R. Kron

December 16th, 2009 11:02:00am

" Holding "
Geneva High's Derek Grillone draws a holding call during the second period of Tuesday night's game. Geneva will be back in action, this Thursday night at 8 pm for the "DIKO" Tournament at the Rec Center. Photo by Michael Tartaglia tartagliaproductions.com.

December 15th, 2009 9:37:46am
" Frozen Swamp "
Conesus Inlet Swamp has frozen over, near Scottsburg on Monday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 15th, 2009 9:35:50am

" Old Shack "
This shack has seen better days... but still stands near Scottsburg on Monday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 15th, 2009 9:33:19am
" Red Barn "
Barn sits all alone in a field near Scottsburg on Monday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 14th, 2009 3:16:27pm

" Dry Docking "
Boats in dry dock. Union Springs on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Star Greathouse.

December 14th, 2009 11:05:05am
" Braving the Cold "
South Seneca Senior National Honor Society members braved the cold on Saturday and took turns ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle program outside the Ovid post office. Members pictures are: L to R: Felicia Woodard, Megan Chase and Samantha Haviland.

December 14th, 2009 11:01:24am

" Kindergarton Students Give and Take "
South Seneca Kindergarten students in Ms. Corcoran's class on Friday carefully prepared Christmas gift boxes for the nearby Bixby home for Adults. They then took time to write their letters to Santa Claus. A walking field trip will take place this week to deliver the gift boxes and mail their letters to Santa.

December 14th, 2009 10:51:13am
" Human Rights Student Conference in NYC "
New York City was the site of the annual ‘Distance Learning’ trip to the United Nations Human Rights Student Conference, Dec. 2-4, 2009. Seven students traveled together; four middle school students: Danielle Dunivan, Marsena Jordan, Tarah Slusser and Kelsey Muzzy and three high school students: Amber McDonald, Carla Morton, Brianna Mayo along with teachers, Breana Copp and Gertrude Shaffer. Brianna Mayo was chosen to be South Seneca’s student leader at the United Nations Human Rights Student Conference. Each student was selected based on certain criteria.

December 14th, 2009 10:44:57am

" Little Sheep "
Boden and Corrina Broadwell make the sign for 'sleep in Heavenly peace' while they sign 'Silent Night'. Saturday in Ovid. Photo by Carrie Smalser.

December 14th, 2009 10:40:06am
" Quarter Excellence Award "
South Seneca Middle School Students of the Quarter Excellence Awards on Friday were given recently to: L to R front: Elisia Panipinto, Nga Ruckdeschel; back: Edward Hildreth, Elijah Trim, Samantha Chilson. Missing from picture: Nicole Sturdivant.

December 14th, 2009 10:30:42am

" Bringing the Christmas Story to Life! "
42 Children singing and bringing the Christmas story to life as they performed "One Starry Night" on Saturday, including 29 angels and a manger scene with many sheep and a cow. Children performed sign language to 'Silent Night' among other Christmas favorites at the annual event at the Ovid Federated Church. Olivia Crane (bottom center) perseveres with the motions to the song even though her halo has slipped. Clockwise: Abby Palmer, Makayla Dawson, Nga Ruckdescel, Ryan Gavette, Tom Smalser, Nicky Houck, Sierra Artley, top right-Emily Lavarnway. The group included 42 Children singing and bringing the Christmas story to life as they performed "One Starry Night" including 29 angels and a manger scene with many sheep and a cow. Children performed sign language to 'Silent Night' among other Christmas favorites at the annual event at the Ovid Federated Church. Picture by Carrie Smalser

December 14th, 2009 10:14:03am
" Frozen Life "
Life lingers beneath the icy cold icicles at Chimney Bluffs on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 14th, 2009 10:01:10am

" Incredible Ice Formation "
Looks like were in the arctic... Ice formation at Chimney Bluffs on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 14th, 2009 9:59:04am
" Bedrock Ice "
Chimney Bluffs on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 14th, 2009 9:29:46am

" Quiet Evening "
It was a nice quiet evening at the north end of Seneca Lake Saturday after sunset. The holiday tree at the end of the pier shown bright in the twilight of the evening sky. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net

December 14th, 2009 9:25:50am
" Brilliant Sunrise "
Sunrise in Dresden on Seneca lake looking south dawn on Sunday morning. Photo by Jack McAllister.

December 12th, 2009 2:51:44pm

" It's A Wonderful Life Parade "
Santa was on board the firetruck during Friday evening's "It's a Wonderful Life" Parade in downtown Seneca Falls. Photo by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions.

December 12th, 2009 12:01:37pm
" Taking The Plunge "
Students, Faculty and Staff of Hobart and William Smith Colleges took the Penguin Plunge on Friday afternoon into Seneca Lake to raise money for the Embrace Your Sisters organization. Embrace Your Sisters give emergency funding to cancer patients of Ontario County. Sponsored by the HWS Hope House the group raised over $1,000. Photo by Kevin Colton, HWS Photographer.

December 11th, 2009 10:14:24am

" Work Performed at Roswell Park "
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (left) and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (center) are pictured listening to Dr. Kelvin Lee (right), Chair of Immunology and Vice Chair of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, as he discusses some of the important work performed at Roswell Park.

December 11th, 2009 10:13:05am
" Roswell Park Cancer Institute "
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) is pictured (center) during his recent tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Kolb and his colleague, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,I,C-Batavia), toured the facility which is located in Buffalo, New York. Roswell Park Cancer Institute is the nation’s first cancer center and internationally renowned for its many breakthroughs in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. Pictured, from left to right, are Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb and Dr. Kelvin Lee, Chair of Immunology and Vice Chair of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

December 11th, 2009 9:22:26am

" Campus Peace Tree "
Students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges look through the handmade ornament's that were placed on the Campus Peace Tree after a lighting ceremony Thursday night. The tree contains ornament's made by clubs, groups and theme houses from throughout the HWS Campus. Photo by Kevin Colton, HWS Photographer.

December 10th, 2009 1:52:46pm
" Nice Save "
Elliott Messmer makes a nice save during Wednesday nights Geneva High School hockey game. Geneva played CBA in Syracuse. Geneva lost the hard fought battle 4-2. Photo By: Michael Tartaglia www.tartagliaproductions.com

December 10th, 2009 10:14:14am

" Holiday Drive for the Troops "
Seneca Falls - Senator Mike Nozzolio is pictured with some of the items that have been dropped off at his Seneca Falls District office in response to his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. The drive has been extended through December 15th. Once all the items have been collected, Senator Nozzolio will send them to our overseas military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contributions can be dropped off at the following locations: Seneca Falls District Office 119 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Assemblyman Gary Finch’s Office 69 South Street Auburn, NY 13021 Assemblyman Bob Oaks’ Office 10 Leach Road Lyons, NY 14489 Victor Town Supervisor's Office 85 East Main Street Victor, NY Webster Town Supervisor's Office 1000 Ridge Road Webster, NY

December 9th, 2009 2:40:05pm
" New York State Resolution "
Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks recently presented a special New York State Resolution honoring Jimmy Fabino in recognition of his service for the past 24 years as the Supervisor for the Town of Lyons and more than 50 years of distinguished public service. Senator Nozzolio also recognized Supervisor Fabino with a New York State flag that had been flown over the State Capitol in Albany. Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio, Supervisor Jimmy Fabino and Assemblyman Bob Oaks.

December 9th, 2009 9:49:44am

" Well, Hello Snow "
Looks like winter is finally here. Red Jacket Park, Penn Yan on Wednesday morning. Photo by Alison Petsky

December 8th, 2009 9:33:11am
" Inspirational Bellringers "
South Seneca Elementary Student Council braved the cold and rang bells for the Salvation Army in front of McDonald’s/Fastrac in Ovid recently as they sang Christmas carols. L to R: Rachel Goldberg, Alexis Yaeger, Tria Backman-Lowe, Brett Robinson, Jenilee Watkins-student council advisor and South Seneca special education teacher, Brandon Swanson and Cameron Murray. South Seneca Elementary Swing Choir also spread Christmas cheer and rang bells at the Ovid Big M.

December 7th, 2009 2:00:01pm

" Is that Woody? "
Belted Kingfisher at Deans Cove, Cayuga Lake on Saturday evening. Photo by Janet Akin.

December 7th, 2009 1:56:49pm
" Flock of Geese "
Snow Geese and Canada geese feed on corn in a picked field off of County Rd.20, Phelps on Monday morning. Photo by Janet Akin.

December 7th, 2009 12:41:56pm

" Festival of Music Celebration "
Nicole Studivant and Katie Hubbard play at the MS All County concert on Saturday at South Seneca near Ovid. Photo by Laura Voorhees.

December 7th, 2009 12:34:37pm
" Math Is More Than a Workbook "
Second graders moving as sleepy trees, jaguars, cats and the zero monster: little do they know they’re learning their multiplication tables already! South Seneca Elementary second grade is the recipient of a grant to have Suzy Koontz in residence for two months. Her goal is “to keep kids feeling good about math. No more saying ‘I don’t like math’, or ‘I’m not good at numbers.” Suzy’s proven activities are fun for math learners as evidenced by the kids’ excitement when she visits. Built on extensive brain research together with practical field testing, the activities incorporate body movement reaching across lateral sides of the body to trigger neuro-transmitters that help kids learn in a different way.

December 7th, 2009 12:15:27pm

" Honorary Angel "
Mrs. Jean Nelson was chosen at this years Honorary Angel at "The Real Christmas" in Waterloo, NY on Saturday evening. Mrs. Nelson helped to initiate "The Real Christmas" in 1993 and has been a member of the committee ever since. Mrs. Nelson is pictured here (right) with the 2008 Honorary Angel, Judy Young. Photo by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions

December 7th, 2009 11:03:45am
" Hangin On "
Leaves of autumn hang on long enough for the winter frost in Conklin Gully near Naples. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 7th, 2009 10:56:18am

" Ice Drops "
Drops of water froze while in mid drip in Conklin Gully near Naples on Sunday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 7th, 2009 10:47:35am
" Life Under Ice "
Vibrant autumn leaves still show signs of life under the ice in Conklin Gully near Naples on Sunday. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 7th, 2009 10:45:02am

" Rock Bottom "
One of Conklin Gully falls on Sunday near Naples. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 7th, 2009 10:28:31am
" Snow Making Efforts "
Bristol Mountain ski resort has made their own snow, looks like they will be opening soon. Photo taken on Sunday by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 7th, 2009 10:14:29am

" In the Kitchen "
These Christmas cookies are ready for the parties of the season in Seneca Falls. Photo by Joni Wilson.

December 7th, 2009 10:02:07am
" Tis The Season "
A family cuts their own Christmas Tree on Saturday on Laruel Rd near Clifton Springs. Photo by Glenda Nash.

December 7th, 2009 12:29:46am

" Waiting For Winter "
These remnants of autumn were covered with morning on frost on Sunday morning in Weedsport. Photo by Star Greathouse.

December 3rd, 2009 9:33:25am
" Champions "
Zack Koczent making 1 of the 29 saves in the championship game on Saturday in Amherst New York. Geneva beat Geneseo/Livonia 4-3 to bring home the championship trophy. Photo by Michael Tartaglia, www.tartagliaproductions.com

December 2nd, 2009 9:37:46am

" Lake View "
Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario with Lake Road on the narrow sandbar in the middle distance on Tuesday Morning. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 2nd, 2009 9:30:39am
" Decked out Gazebo "
North end of Canandaigua Lake lit for the holidays on Tuesday Evening, just waiting for fresh snow cover to enhance it's beauty. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net

December 1st, 2009 10:47:06am

" Autumn Lingers "
One of the falls at Conklin Gully in Naples where autumn still lingers on Monday Evening. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 1st, 2009 10:44:13am
" Conklin Gully Falls "
Falls at Conklin Gully in Naples on Monday Evening. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 1st, 2009 10:41:36am

" Swirling Whirlpool of Leaves "
Little whirlpools at Conklin Gully in Naples on Monday Evening. Photo by Nigel P. Kent, www.nigelpkent.com.

December 1st, 2009 12:33:37am
" Orange Human Highlight "
Wesley Johnson of the Syracuse Orange crashes the boards for two of his nineteen points in Monday night's game against Colgate. Syracuse cruised to a 92-58 victory against Colgate in the 162nd meeting between the two teams at the Carrier Dome. Photo by Kevin Colton, Sportspics.net.
   
 

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