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INSIDE THE FLX: Andrea Paul, YatesINSYGHT (podcast)

YatesINSYGHT brings multiple agencies together to provide services for children and families
In this episode, we talk with YatesINSYGHT Program Manager Anrea Paul. YatesINSYGHT brings together 40 social service agencies to take a unified approach in tackling the problems facing children and families in Yates County.  ... more
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Monroe County Parent Poll: Child care affordability, pandemic-related school disruptions, and mental health concerns

Monroe County Parent Poll: Families struggle with child care affordability, pandemic-related school disruptions, and mental health concerns
Rochester non-profit The Children's Agenda recently released the results of a poll that surveyed 400 Monroe County parents about issues their children and families have faced and the solutions they support. Key issues and proposed ... more
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Geneva Athena A.C.E. Association accepting scholarship applications

The Geneva Athena A.C.E. Scholarship program is accepting applications for their 2022 scholarships. A.C.E. stands for Award for Continuing Education. The scholarships are awarded to women 25 and older in eastern Ontario, Yates and Seneca ... more
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COVID-19: Finger Lakes region health directors urge parents to get children vaccinated

COVID-19: Finger Lakes region health directors urge parents to get children vaccinated
Finger Lakes region public health directors are urging parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19. With COVID-19 vaccine rates among children remaining low, particularly in the five to 11 age range, county public health ... more
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Red Jacket seventh-grader wins Regional Spelling Bee

Red Jacket seventh-grader wins Regional Spelling Bee
A Red Jacket Middle School seventh-grader won the 29th annual Regional Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 20. Tyler Wagner rose above two dozen other students to win at the spelling bee sponsored by Wayne-Finger Lakes ... more
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Sands Family Foundation donates $13.5M for new Canandaigua YMCA

Sands Family Foundation
The Sands Family Foundation donated $13.5 million to the new Canandaigua YMCA project, announced YMCA officials on Monday, March 21. A total of $12 million of that funding will go towards constructing the new facility, ... more
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First residents move in to Ithaca’s West End Heights housing development

First residents move into Ithaca’s West End Heights housing development
Geneva-based non-profit Lakeview Health Services has recently opened their West End Heights housing development at 704 West Court St. in Ithaca. The opening of the low-income and special needs housing building is the result of ... more
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Heavy rainfall, phosphorus harming water quality in Owasco Lake

Heavy rainfall, phosphorus among factors harming water quality in Owasco Lake
The annual Bob Brower Scientific Symposium was hosted by the Owasco Watershed Lake Association on Saturday, March 19. The theme of this year's virtual event focused on humans' impact on water quality in Owasco Lake ... more
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Geneva Public Library seeks book donations for spring sale

Geneva Public Library seeks book donations for spring sale
The Foundation for the Geneva Public Library is looking for donations for its annual spring book sale starting April 4. The Foundation's Spike Herzig says the Foundation, the library's fundraising arm, evolved from what used ... more
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Seneca Falls Performing Arts Center plans fundraising, seeks community support

Seneca Falls Performing Arts Center plans fundraising efforts
The Seneca Falls Performing Arts Center (SFPAC)  is fundraising to help cover the cost of their Congregational Church renovation project. The non-profit purchased the property from the Seneca County House of Concern in December 2021 ... more
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Rural Health Network offers garden grants to Southern Tier, Tompkins County schools

Rural Health Network offer garden grants to Sothern Tier, Tompkins County schools
The Rural Health Network of South Central New York is offering grants to grow and create gardens at Southern Tier schools, including those in Tompkins County. The grant is open to early childcare and K-12 ... more
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Over 800 animals brought to Lollypop Farm after DEC/USDA investigation

Over 800 animals brought to Lollypop Farm after DEC/USDA investigation
Lollypop Farm is contending with an influx of more than 800 animals now in their care following a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigation. The animals ... more
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Town of Lodi schedules public hearing on CARES grant application for food pantry

The Lodi Town Board has voted to hold a public hearing on applying for CARES Act funding for the Lodi Food4All pantry's space in the proposed new Town Hall. Town Supervisor Kyle Barnhart says the ... more
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Auburn Hibernians world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade returns

Auburn Hibernians world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade returns
UPDATE: The parade went off without a hitch Sunday. Photo gallery below courtesy of Ed Helinski. It's the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade and it's back this year after a year off due to ... more
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