• Grace Griffee at Jokulsarlon, a glacier lagoon in the south Iceland. Covered in thick glacial ice until the 1930’s when the glacier started retreating, the lagoon today measures seven square miles (20 km2). More than 300 feet of ice still breaks away each year, reshaping the lagoon and filling it with icebergs. Provided photo
    Trip of a lifetime for local woman

    After decades of dreaming about it, this summer Grace Griffee decided to make her long-time dream of traveling to Iceland to visit a pen pal friend she made back in middle school a reality. Grace, who lives...

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  • Clarendon Town Historian Melissa Ierlan speaks about the Akeley fox and its history. Photo by Rick Nicholson
    Akeley Fox welcomed back to Cobblestone Museum

    A rare example of the early work of famed Clarendon taxidermist/artist/inventor Carl Akeley, was welcomed back to the Cobblestone Museum in Childs, Orleans County, during a special reception Saturday, September 16. Part of the museum collection, a...

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  • 60-plus year tradition continues at Burch Farms

    For over sixty years, the Burch family has been growing fruit at their farm in Hilton and John Burch says he hopes the family will keep the farming tradition going well into the future. “I have three...

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  • Victory Gardens

    Victory Gardens for the production of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, were promoted to the civilian population of the United States during the World Wars as a way to ensure that families would have a means of...

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  • Village of Bergen converted to LED street lights as part of earning Clean Energy Community designation from New York State. K. Gabalski photo
    Village of Bergen earns Clean Energy Community Designation

    The Village of Bergen is the latest local municipality to be designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).  The designation recognizes the Village of Bergen’s leadership in reducing...

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  • Joseph Sidonio has narrow lead in Murray Town Supervisor Republican Primary

    With a mere seven votes separating candidates Robert Miller and Joseph Sidonio, voters will have to wait until absentee ballots are counted Monday, September 18, to learn the final result of the Town of Murray Republican Primary...

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  • Sweden Town Councilperson Robert Muesebeck presents a resolution Memorializing the late Wayne “Jack” Mazzarella to Christine Mazzarella, Jack’s wife, during the Sweden Town Board meeting August 29. K. Gabalski photo
    Town of Sweden Memorializes Wayne “Jack” Mazzarella

    Sweden Town Board members August 29 adopted a resolution Memorializing the late Wayne “Jack” Mazzarella. For decades, Mazzarella served the Brockport/Sweden community in countless ways. “I don’t know what we’re going to do without Jack,” Sweden Councilperson...

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  • Mud run rezoning proposed in Sweden

    A proposed re-zoning of vacant land on Sweden Walker Road for the purpose of holding “mud run” events three to four times a year, drew a large crowed for a public hearing held by the Sweden Town...

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  • Ogden Eagle Scout Donovan Berbeneciuc stands next to the stone wall at the Colby/Pulver House which he built as his Eagle Scout project. The stone wall will serve as the backdrop for a daylily display garden planned by the Ogden Historical Society. K. Gabalski photo
    Eagle Scout project leaves lasting mark for Spencerport/Ogden

    A very special project is taking shape at the historic Colby/Pulver House in Ogden. Seventeen-year old Donovan Berbeneciuc, a senior at Spencerport High School, spent the summer working with his family, members and leaders from Boy Scout...

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  • Dana Dore-Hadad of Spencerport, poses next to rows of zinnias growing at her cut-flower farm, Chicory Blue Gardens. K. Gabalski photo
    Local flower farmer on cutting edge of floral industry

    Monarch butterflies flutter, hummingbirds dance and happy bees buzz over the rows and rows of colorful flower blooms at Chicory Blue Gardens in Spencerport.  The cut flower farm gently hugs the south bank of the Erie Canal...

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