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Seneca Lake Pure Waters fundraiser underway

Seneca Lake Pure Waters exceeds fundraising goal for 2020
Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association will hold its annual auction fundraiser starting July 12 and ending on July 25, the night of the Celebrate Seneca Gala. This event helps fund the non-profit's mission to protect ... more
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Big Lots to close around 40 stores as it considers bankruptcy

Big Lots to close around 40 stores as it considers bankruptcy
Discount retailer Big Lots announced plans to close 35 to 40 stores this year as it considers filing for bankruptcy. The company blames "elevated inflation" and reduced consumer spending for its financial troubles. In a ... more
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Wyckoff Family Foundation awards $445K in grants to community groups

Downtown Geneva to undergo a major transformation
The Wyckoff Family Foundation has awarded $444,895 in grants to 24 local organizations focused on improving children's lives. The foundation, which supports youth programs in education, health, justice, and the arts, selected recipients through an ... more
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Teen charged with grand larceny from Eastview Mall: Over $1,000 worth of merchandise stolen

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An 18-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting at Von Maur in Eastview Mall on July 10. Promyse Unique Dawson, of West Henrietta, was caught with over $1,000 worth of merchandise. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office ... more
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Clifton Springs man arrested for assault

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Canandaigua
Deputies arrested a man for assault following a domestic incident in the village. Jeffrey Charles Grimsley, 56, of East Main Street, was taken into custody without incident on July 11. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office ... more
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Tourism rebounds across the Finger Lakes, but staffing shortages are a problem

Tourism record set in 2018 for New York State
Tourism in New York's Finger Lakes region has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but local businesses are struggling to find enough workers. Despite the influx of tourists, staffing shortages remain a significant issue. There are 18,000 ... more
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Geneva City Council approves new rules for short-term rentals

Rise of short-term rentals prompts debate, action in Tompkins
Geneva City Council voted 6-2 on Wednesday to amend the short-term rental ordinance initially passed in 2023. The changes remove the need for special-use permits and adjust parking requirements to match those for residential use ... more
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City of Geneva faces another lawsuit over flood damage

City of Geneva faces another lawsuit over flood damage
Homeowners Jeffrey and Kadejah Clark are suing the city over flood damage to their Oak Street home. This is the second lawsuit against the city in less than a week. Reported this week by the ... more
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Ferris Hills hosts free Parkinson’s presentation

Ferris Hills hosts free Parkinson's presentation
Ferris Hills at West Lake is inviting the public to a free presentation on Parkinson's disease on Wednesday, July 24. Inga Simning, a speech pathologist with UR Medicine Thompson Health, will speak at 10:30 a.m ... more
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Experienced NP joins Honeoye Family Practice

Experienced NP joins Honeoye Family Practice
Kimberly Schunk, a family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience, has joined Honeoye Family Practice. Schunk, who lives in Geneseo, is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Schunk holds a bachelor's in ... more
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Leadership Ontario welcomes new coach and opens spots for 2024-25

Leadership Ontario welcomes new coach and opens spots for 2024-25
Kristen Fragnoli, a Professional Certified Coach from Canandaigua, will lead the 2024-25 Leadership Ontario program. Fragnoli, owner of Quest Potential Coaching, brings expertise in leadership development and human relations. Leadership Ontario offers 12 program days ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust expands Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

Finger Lakes Land Trust expands Wesley Hill Nature Preserve
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has added 38 forested acres to its Wesley Hill Nature Preserve near Honeoye Lake. This expansion brings the preserve to a total of 428 acres. Photo by Matt Sitler ... more
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Ontario County Chamber welcomes new members

Ontario County Chamber welcomes new members
The Ontario County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed its newest members who joined in May and June. New members include FLX Pressure Wash, Closed Lotus Yoga LLC, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle / Daily Messenger, Centerpointe ... more
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Man arrested after damaging equipment at Finger Lakes Gaming

Gallahan, Helming, and Ingalsbe call for VLT funding to be restored for Farmington and Ontario County
A Wilson man is facing charges after damaging equipment at Finger Lakes Gaming Casino. Ethan Derrick Keleher, 21, was arrested on July 10 for Criminal Mischief in the third degree. The incident occurred on July ... more
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Geneva Red Wings announce promotional nights for July

Newark Pilots’ Warren, Geneva Red Wings’ Murray picked on Day Two of 2020 MLB Draft
Historic McDonough Park hosts the Geneva Red Wings of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League all summer long. Check out the upcoming promotional nights on tap for this month below. July 12 – Glow Night ... more
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Tornado Warning alerts light up across Finger Lakes: Storm potential continues into evening

Tornado Warning alerts light up across Finger Lakes: Storm potential continues into evening
LATEST UPDATE: Tornado Warnings Around the Finger Lakes The strongest thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes that prompted more than a half dozen tornado warnings across the Western Finger Lakes between 1:30 and 3 p.m. have ... more
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Dove Block project seeks 2025 programming proposals

Dove Block project seeks 2025 programming proposals
The Dove Block Project, a community arts center in downtown Geneva, is inviting programming proposals for its 2025 season. Submissions are due by September 1. Local artists and groups are encouraged to propose ideas for ... more
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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office promotes two officers

Sheriff: Two inmates at Ontario County Jail test positive for COVID-19
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office promoted two officers in a recent ceremony. John Kesel was elevated to evening road patrol lieutenant, while Dylan LaBrake advanced from deputy to criminal investigator. Sheriff David Cirencione praised Kesel, ... more
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Canandaigua Lake property owners sues Gorham over flood damage

Canandaigua Lake property owners sues Gorham over flood damage
The Town of Gorham and its Town Board are being sued by the family of a Canandaigua Lake property owner for alleged flooding damage. Michael Cregg, trustee of the Barbara A. Cregg Trust, claims the ... more
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Ontario County Chamber CEO joins regional economic development team

Ontario County Chamber CEO joins regional economic development team
Tracey Dello Stritto, President & CEO of the Ontario County Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed a voting member of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC). She attended her first meeting on June ... more
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Vehicle fire at Serenity Manor Apartments in Geneva

Police: Cause of vehicle fire in Seneca Falls remains under investigation
A vehicle fire broke out at Serenity Manor Apartments on July 9 around 2:30 p.m., prompting a swift response from local emergency teams. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies and White Springs Fire Department arrived to find ... more
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