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Generations Bank donates $5,200 to local D.A.R.E programs

Generations Bank donates $5,200 to local D.A.R.E programs
Generations Bank announced a donation of $5,200 to support local D.A.R.E. programs, benefiting over 400 students across area schools for the 2024-2025 school year. The donation will fund workbooks, certificates, awards, t-shirts, and other participation ... more
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Newark Food Closet desperately needs donations as summer arrives, demand jumps

Newark Food Closet desperately needs donations as summer arrives, demand jumps
Supplies at the Newark Food Closet are dangerously low, with the need for meal assistance becoming critical as schools let out for summer. “All the subsidies are gone after COVID,” said Robert Barrett of the ... more
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Former Clifton Springs YMCA leader appointed to Geneva executive director role

Former Clifton Springs YMCA leader appointed to Geneva executive director role
The Geneva YMCA announced Todd Freelove as its new Executive Director. Freelove, with over twenty years of YMCA leadership experience, was selected by a subcommittee from the Y’s Board of Directors for his extensive background ... more
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Auburn Fire Department’s assistant chief retires after nearly 29 years

Auburn Fire Chief Joe Morabito will retire this month
Assistant Chief Bill DiFabio of the Auburn Fire Department retired on Wednesday after nearly 29 years of dedicated service. A Facebook post from the fire department commemorated DiFabio's final shift and celebrated his long-standing commitment ... more
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Nearly a dozen nonprofits in Ontario County share $572K: See each grant winner here

United Way announces $1.1 million in grants to nonprofits across Ontario and Wayne counties
Eleven nonprofit organizations in Ontario County will share over $572,000 in grant funding to enhance arts, cultural, and recreational facilities for residents. The grants, funded by the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, were approved by ... more
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Yates County reviews veterans discount program

Police: Fire at Yates County Office Building ruled arson
Yates County Clerk Molly Linehan and Veterans Service Agency Director Doug Gibbs announced the revival of a discount program for military veterans. The initiative provides eligible veterans with a free ID card for discounts at ... more
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Penn Yan Community Garden set for revitalization with state grant

Skaneateles showcasing six unique gardens
The Penn Yan Community Garden is poised for a significant makeover thanks to a state Ag and Markets grant, enhancing its features and accessibility. In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County and the ... more
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Spaulding named correction officer of the year in Yates County

Spaulding named correction officer of the year in Yates County
The Yates County Sheriff's Office announced that Correction Officer Chris Spaulding has been named Correction Officer of the Year. The announcement was made recently, recognizing Spaulding for his outstanding contributions to the department and community ... more
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Wayne County Action Program gets $1.6 million via ESL grant

Wayne County Action Program gets $1.6 million via ESL grant
In the first quarter of 2024, ESL Federal Credit Union distributed 76 grants totaling $7 million to various local organizations dedicated to providing essential services and programs in the Greater Rochester area. The grants aim ... more
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Saunders Finger Lakes Museum gains support and new board members

Saunders Finger Lakes Museum gains support and new board members
The Saunders Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport, New York, is poised for growth with the addition of two new board members and a boost from a recently approved appropriations bill. Senator Charles Schumer's efforts led ... more
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Helming celebrates retired Canandaigua librarian with prestigious award

Helming celebrates retired Canandaigua librarian with prestigious award
Senator Pam Helming has honored Mary Ferris, the retired Wood Library Children’s Librarian, with the New York State Senate Commendation Award for her 50 years of dedicated service. Ferris, renowned for her innovative storytelling and ... more
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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office gets boost by boat donation

Ontario County Sheriff's Office gets boost by boat donation
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office has received a significant boost with the donation of a 15-foot Brig Rigid inflatable vessel, enhancing its marine patrol capabilities. Seasonal residents Stephen Smeulders and Posy Seifert, who have a ... more
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Cayuga Nature Center receives vital donation to preserve native animal program

GOOD SPOTS: Cayuga Nature Center offers fun, outdoor educational opportunities
The Cayuga Nature Center announced receiving a significant donation from the Lilac Foundation, described as "transformative" for its native animal program. This timely contribution comes as a lifeline for the center, which had been grappling ... more
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Lakeview Health Services appoints Cathy Lovejoy as new CEO

Lakeview Health Services appoints Cathy Lovejoy as new CEO
Lakeview Health Services, a leading provider of behavioral health and housing services in New York's Finger Lakes region, has announced the appointment of Cathy Lovejoy as its new Chief Executive Officer. Lovejoy, who has been ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Ray Ciancaglini hosts a benefit dinner for the Geneva Fire Department (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Ray Ciancaglini hosts a benefit dinner for the Geneva Fire Department (podcast)
Many people know Ray Ciancaglini from his Second Impact Foundation, devoted to raising awareness of and preventing head injuries in young athletes.  Ray knows the issue firsthand, after suffering permanent damage from consecutive blows to ... more
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Volunteers needed to drive Yates County veterans to medical appointments

Volunteers needed to drive Yates County veterans to medical appointments
The Yates County Veterans Service Agency is looking for volunteer drivers. County provides free ride service to veterans Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says the county offers a free program in which volunteer drivers use ... more
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Parrott Hall: Bridging the gap between Geneva past and present

Parrott Hall: Bridging the gap between Geneva past and present
The first phase of construction on Parrott Hall in Geneva is nearing its completion. There’s still a long way to go until the historic structure is open for use, said Friends of Parrott Hall Chair ... more
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New Advisory Board member at the Geneva Salvation Army

New Advisory Board member at the Geneva Salvation Army
Debra Damick was recently appointed to The Salvation Army of Geneva’s growing Advisory Board. Debra is a Geneva native and was a registered Dental Hygienist for 46 years before her retirement. For the past 39 ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors’ forum in October (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors’ forum in October (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Spike Herzig and Deb Brewer from the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library, the library's fundraising arm. The foundation has raised nearly $200,000 over the years for library materials ... more
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