CANANDAIGUA — The PickleFest planned for Aug. 19-21 won’t have anything to do with eating kosher, dill or any other kind of variety.

WATERLOO — Craig and Verne Sessler and their sister, Jane Shaffer, want to expand the corporate office building of Sessler Wrecking and the Sessler Companies on Route 96.

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JUNIUS — A Seneca County youth accused of stealing a vehicle and crashing into the back of a tractor-trailer faces criminal charges.

PENN YAN — Students from every school in the Finger Lakes are now on summer break, and some of them ended their school years with a plethora of awards celebrating their achievements on the courts and in the classroom.

On July 4, the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island in Brooklyn was held. In the last two decades it has likely become the most famous of all the competitive eating events — and there are many (pizza, poutine, ice cream, jalapeño, shrimp, bacon and oysters, to name just a few).

CANANDAIGUA — The PickleFest planned for Aug. 19-21 won’t have anything to do with eating kosher, dill or any other kind of variety.


Covid-19 has traumatically affected our lives for the past couple of years. But another virus has been rampaging in our backyard for decades. The average person has never heard of it. Its target is not human beings, but grapevines. And, it has had a serious impact on our wine industry.

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It’s been said, “Don’t put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today!” But we humans in general are bad at that; procrastination runs deep in us. This can be especially deep when putting off something we really don’t like.


“I am not flying the flag this year,” he said, scrunching up his face as from a bad smell. “We just can’t … ” she finished, or something like it. It surprised me. A dozen years my seniors, they are people who have long flown the flag without hesitation.


CANANDAIGUA — The regional Stroke Support Group hosted by UR Medicine Thompson Health will meet on July 7. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m., via Zoom, and will feature a speaker from the University of Rochester Medical Center.

On Monday, July 4, a special “Fourth of July” radio concert will be broadcast from the radio and telecommunications facility at Cayuga County Community College, WDWN 89.1, and 97.7 in Fulton.