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Canandaigua area hosts array of events this week

Canandaigua could see increase in taxes in upcoming spending plan
The Canandaigua area is set to host a variety of engaging activities this week, offering residents a chance to delve into global affairs, enjoy ballet, and explore diverse interests. The Great Decisions discussion series kicks ... more
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FLCC has 95% pass rate for nursing grads on national exam

FLCC has 95% pass rate for nursing grads on national exam
Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) has announced an impressive 95% pass rate for its nursing graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in 2023. This achievement outperforms the New York State ... more
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FLCC will host financial aid workshop on February 3

FLCC celebrates opening of $7.2M Sands Family Center for Allied Health at main campus
Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) in Canandaigua is set to host a SUNY Financial Aid Day workshop on February 3, starting at 9 a.m. The event, open to all students regardless of their college choice, ... more
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Montezuma Audubon Center now scheduling field trips for local schools

Montezuma Audubon Center now scheduling field trips for local schools
The Montezuma Audubon Center is now scheduling educational field trips for this spring, offering a diverse range of programs aimed at connecting students with nature. Programs cater to different age groups, from pre-kindergarten to biology ... more
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St. Peter’s Academy Teen Choir to perform in Geneva before departing on UK Tour

St. Peter's Academy Teen Choir to perform in Geneva before departing on UK Tour
Geneva's St. Peter's Community Arts Academy Teen Choir will present a pre-tour concert before they embark on their tour to the United Kingdom during President's Week break. The concert will be held on Saturday, February ... more
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Beyond Entertainment: Exploring the Educational Potential of PC Games

Beyond Entertainment: Exploring the Educational Potential of PC Games
Have you ever paused during a gaming session and pondered the true impact of the game you're playing? It's a common belief that PC games are primarily designed for entertainment. However, what if I told ... more
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Penn Yan Superintendent Howard Dennis will retire after 30 years of service to district

Penn Yan Superintendent Howard Dennis will retire after 30 years of service to district
After 30 years of service to the Penn Yan Central School District, Superintendent Howard Dennis has announced his retirement, effective January 2025. Dennis, who began his career in Penn Yan in 1994 as an eighth-grade ... more
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Pal-Mac teacher joins prestigious NASA/IPAC research program

Pal-Mac teacher joins prestigious NASA/IPAC research program
Joe Perry, an Earth Science and Astronomy teacher at Palmyra-Macedon High School, has been selected to participate in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP). The announcement was made at the American Astronomical Society's winter ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Local music educator Dan Hacker talks marching in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Local music educator Dan Hacker talks marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (podcast)
In a matter of hours — longtime local music educator Dan Hacker will march with the Band Directors Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. That appearance, nearly six years in the making, will ... more
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Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo announces retirement

School leaders frustrated with remote learning, looming standardized tests this spring
Jeffrey Pirozzolo, Superintendent of the Auburn Enlarged City School District, announced his retirement effective January 5, 2025. His announcement during the Board of Education meeting on January 9 allows for a comprehensive search for his ... more
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Clyde-Savannah HS students bring festive joy with community day

Clyde-Savannah HS students bring festive joy with community day
In a heartwarming display of community spirit, Clyde-Savannah High School students spent Friday, December 22, spreading holiday cheer across Clyde and Savannah during their Community Day event. The students engaged in various activities, showcasing their ... more
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FLCC student Laura Lopez wins annual wine label design contest

FLCC student Laura Lopez wins annual wine label design contest
Laura Lopez, a graphic design student at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) from Colombia, has won the annual wine label design contest for the college's 2023 wine vintages. Her winning design, titled "Fresca Leyenda" (Spanish ... more
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Newark elementary school community rallies to support local families during holidays

Newark elementary school community rallies to support local families during holidays
Students, staff, and parents at Perkins School have come together to spread holiday cheer to families in need through a donation drive. Kindergarten through second graders collaborated in collecting 140 non-perishable food items, along with ... more
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Southern Cayuga Cougars: School selects new mascot nickname

Southern Cayuga Cougars: School selects new mascot nickname
The Southern Cayuga School District has announced the selection of 'Cougars' as its new mascot nickname, following a comprehensive community engagement process. Superintendent Patrick Jensen shared in a community letter that the decision came after ... more
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Watkins Glen Youth Robotics team qualifies for state championship again

Watkins Glen Youth Robotics team qualifies for state championship again
Watkins Glen's youth robotics team, Mechanical Meltdown, has once again demonstrated its prowess in the field of robotics by qualifying for the prestigious Excelsior Regional Championship for the seventh consecutive year. Since its inception in ... more
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Weedsport CSD calls on residents to participate in mascot design process

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The Weedsport Central School District is calling on its residents to participate in the design process for its new mascot and logo. Community members have until December 29 to submit their design ideas and feedback ... more
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Weedsport CSD calls on community to develop mascot ideas: How to submit one?

Weedsport Central School faces new lawsuits as part of Child Victims Act
The Weedsport Central School District in New York is calling on its community members to contribute ideas for a new mascot logo that aligns with its recently adopted "Wolverines" nickname. In an effort to engage ... more
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Southern Cayuga CSD chooses ‘Cougars’ for namesake: Mascot to be unveiled in spring

Southern Cayuga Cougars: School selects new mascot nickname
The Southern Cayuga Central School District in New York is set to adopt a new mascot, with voters in the district choosing "Cougars" to replace the previous "Chiefs" mascot. This decision comes in response to ... more
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Trista Nicolo appointed new assistant principal at Wayne Elementary School

Trista Nicolo appointed new assistant principal at Wayne Elementary School
Trista Nicolo, a seasoned educator from Rochester, NY, has been named the new Assistant Principal at Wayne Elementary and Wayne Primary Schools. Bringing over 15 years of experience in the educational sector, Nicolo is recognized ... more
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