• From left to right: professors Derek Maxfied as Ulysses S. Grant and Tracy Ford as William T. Sherman. Provided photo
    Morgan-Manning House to host Civil War generals

    The Western Monroe Historical Society will host Rudely Stamp’d on March 22, at 7 p.m., at the Morgan-Manning House for one show of their play “Now We Stand By Each Other Always.” The play features a conversation...

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  • Shown is the original Wittman homestead on Ogden Center Road, Ogden. It is now the residence of Patricia (Wittman) Brown and her family. At the far right is the home of Mary (Wittman) Rupp. Also on the family farm land, but not shown, is the home now occupied by Mary Rupp’s daughter and her family. Photo by Karen Fien.
    Women of the Westside: Part Two – Mary (Wittman) Rupp

    A series celebrating Women’s History Month by shining the light on local women of wisdom with long lineages of life in towns on the westside “A wonderful life on a farm” were the words that Mary (Wittman)...

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  • Alana Conolly (left) and Mia Geiger, eighth graders at Merton Williams Middle School, show off their completed “puzzles.” Each piece illustrates central themes found in the children’s books they read about the Holocaust.
    Hilton eighth graders learn about the Holocaust through children’s books

    Students in Melissa Paris’ eighth grade English class at Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton are learning about the Holocaust in an unconventional way – through children’s picture books. Based on true stories, the books illustrated the...

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    Lifetime Assistance Inc. Floor Hockey Team of Chili participates in Special Olympics

    The Lifetime Assistance, Inc. Floor Hockey Team of Chili participated in the Special Olympics New York Winter Games on Saturday, February 22 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester. The team played very...

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  • A Lenten Rose blooming in my garden last April. Photo by Kristina Gabalski
    The Lenten Rose

    With the recent start of the Lenten season leading up to the celebration of Easter, I’ve been thinking about the Lenten Roses still hidden under snow in my garden (as I write this column) and how much...

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    Zarpentine Farms receives grant through Farmland Protection Program

    Celebration planned for March 16 The Town of Parma Open Space and Farm Land Protection Committee along with Genesee Land Trust invite the community to join them to celebrate the permanent protection of Zarpentine Farms on Burritt...

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    Walter Horylev receives 2019 Hilton Citizen of the Year award

    Walt Horylev is all smiles after receiving the 2019 Hilton Citizen of the Year award from Mayor Joe Lee at the March meeting of the Hilton Village Board. Horylev, who was a Westside News free lance photographer...

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  • Helen Lemcke with her mother Myrtle.
    Women of the Westside: Part One – Helen Lemcke

    A series celebrating Women’s History Month by shining the light on local women of wisdom with long lineages of life in towns on the westside  Tight knit; those are the words that describe Helen Lemcke’s family of...

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  • Marcus Bowen with Byron-Bergen students. Photo by Gretchen Spittler
    B-B Black History Month Celebration Day features special guests

    On Tuesday, February 26, the Byron-Bergen fourth through sixth grades hosted special guests as part of their Black History Month celebration. Olivia Kim, Adjunct Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, shared her experience with the Frederick...

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  • Bright Raven Level 4 Team: Mary Cook (Brockport), Heidi Tran (Gates), Sophia Hogan (Greece), Gabrielle Lavallee (Gates), Abby D’Ambrosia (Brockport), Madison Gefell (Churchville), Isabella Curtis (Avon), Samantha Clyde (Spencerport), Skylar Williamson (Chili), Anna Silivestro (Gates).
    Bright Raven gymnasts win in Florida

    Bright Raven Gymnastics teams traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida to compete in the Gasparilla Classic February 22 through 24. This USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic sanctioned competition included 177 teams from 29 states and nine countries. Bright Raven...

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