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    “Drums Along the Mohawk” is the setting at the Newman Riga Library

    “Drums Along the Mohawk” is the setting for Ron Zorn’s latest display at the Newman Riga Library in Churchville. When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the Tories were forced out of the Mohawk Valley by...

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  • Seen with Don Ennis in the background and Toby Unger, this machine was pulled to the scene by men and pumped by them, with about 15 people on each side. This pumper could either self feed or pump water from a bucket brigade. It could pump water up to 200 gallons per minute. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Capen Hose Co. 4 Fire Museum a hidden treasure welcoming the public

    Driving by the Capen Hose Co. 4 Fire Museum some weeks ago, there was a hand-made sign on the lawn announcing, “OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, 1 – 4 pm.”  Located at Brockport’s busiest intersection at Main and Fair...

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  • Toe-tapping music fills the hall during Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Fiddlers’ Fair. Photo by Ruby Foote.
    Tune in to GCV&M Fiddlers’ Fair

    It’s music, music, music all the time on August 18 and 19 during Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Fiddlers’ Fair, the largest and oldest showcase of traditional music in Western New York. Venues throughout the campus will...

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    United States Tennis Association recognized Westside Challenger Tennis as most outstanding program

    At their annual conference, the United States Tennis Association recognized Westside Challenger Tennis as the most outstanding program in the category, “Service to People with Disabilities.” Once again, Westside Challenger Tennis will provide a Fall Program for...

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  • Tug Urger at Fairport. Photo by Kathy Polino
    Preservation League wants to save Tug Urger and other Erie Canal resources

    The Preservation League of New York State is seeking support for its efforts to protect the historic Tug Urger and other Erie Canal vessels that provide an authentic link to the past. The League recently learned that...

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  • The annual fabric sale took place in the library’s Duryea Room on June 9. Tables were filled with fabric, yarn, thread, buttons, ribbon and other sewing materials contributed by people in the wider Brockport area. This sale and the used book sales held twice a year are the primary fundraising activity of the Friends of Seymour Library. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Friends of Seymour Library support wide-ranging library needs

    In visits to Seymour Library in Brockport, my striking impression is that, of all our local events or institutions, this must be the most concentrated gathering of a cross-section of our community, all enjoying a wide variety...

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    Green appointed as Hilton High School principal

    The Hilton School District will welcome Jeffrey Michael Green, Ed.D. as Hilton High School principal on August 27. He replaces Brian Bartalo, who accepted the position of superintendent for the Holley Central School District. Green has served...

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  • Students in Katie Paxton-Johnson’s class at Quest Elementary School packed zero-waste lunches using all re-usable containers. Shown are: (l-r) Morgan Meyer, Sophia Sciortino and Stella Gebbie. Provided photo.
    Hilton Schools Initiate Zero Waste Program

    At its June 12 meeting, the Hilton Board of Education adopted a Zero Waste Policy and the Hilton School District Green Team has wasted no time in putting the policy into action. The policy states that “the...

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    Brightly’s Farm Market expands to offer wine tasting

    Brightly’s Farm Market opened their brand new wine tasting room in June 2018 and sold more than 80 cases of Hunt Country wine in their first month of operation. The new tasting room is located at their...

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    Beware of giant hogweed

    There have been reports of giant hogweed found along Northrup Creek in the Valley Park area near the Ogden-Parma town line. Anyone in this area should exercise extreme caution. Giant hogweed is a non-native invasive plant that...

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