Around Town

LODI — A very special and traditional Lodi celebration — known to loyal attendees as the Peach Pit Pitching party — was held on a recent Sunday at the Mill Street home of Jess Youngquist.

Schools

GENEVA — Robert K. Ernst, PhD, Dr. Paul & Mrs. Jean Corcoran Professor, has been appointed chair of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s Department of Microbial Pathogenesis.

CANANDAIGUA — Finger Lakes Community College will make a reading by poet and essayist Albert Abonado available online to the community today at 2 p.m. The link is available on the FLCC calendar at events.flcc.edu.

NEWARK — At the opening of the Sept. 1 Conference Day, Superintendent Susan Hasenauer told Newark Central School District staff the main focus of the new school year would be helping everyone feel welcome and safe at school because fostering a sense of belonging is one of the greatest factor…

Business

MARION — Seneca Foods Corp., a company whose main facility is on Gambee Road in Geneva, reported increases in sales and profits for the third quarter and the last nine months of 2020.

CANANDAIGUA — The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce will hold a free, virtual holiday mixer alongside Canandaigua National Bank & Trust. The event is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, and will be streamed live on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Health

WEBSTER — UR Medicine Home Care has added three new members to its board: Talethea Best, Odessa Despot, and Kristi Love. Each member was chosen with the intention of bringing an extended approach and perspective to the growing field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

GENEVA/PENN YAN — Finger Lakes Health Rehabilitation Services will be conducting a free monthly Community Mobility Screening Program on Thursday in the rehabilitation department at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, 418 North Main St., Penn Yan and at Garnsey Outpatient Rehabilitation…

AUBURN — Summit Pediatrics, a practice of East Hill Medical Center, is hosting a Trunk or Treat event from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at 13 N. Fulton St.

Finance

The tight labor market is enticing many people to evaluate options to start a new career. If you’re among those who plan to quit your current role in search of a better opportunity, it’s important to consider how doing so could affect your finances. Here are some things to think about before…

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