Around Town

CANANADAIGUA — The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes is holding One Too Many NY 5K virtual race/walk this fall to raise funding to support its services for abused children and their families.

NEWARK — For the eighth year in a row, the Newark Central School District has been designated as one of 745 Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation.

PENN YAN — Catholic Charities Community Services has received a $5,000 grant from the Yates Emergency Relief Fund of the Yates Community Endowment to be used to upgrade and replace necessary appliances and equipment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEWARK — Streets, front yards and parks got cleaner and greener recently during the village’s 14th Annual Community Pride Day.

SENECA — The Town Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss the paving of Lake-to-Lake Road between Little Church Road and Goose Street.

Schools

WATERLOO — The following students have been named to the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2019-20 academic year at Waterloo Middle

Charter Communications Inc. is accepting applications for the 2020 Spectrum Digital Education grant program, which supports nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it in their lives.

NEWARK — Perkins School Reading Week “We’re Wild About Reading” featured fun virtual activities in early May for Pre-K students through second-graders to promote the love of reading.

Business

PHELPS — Z-Axis Inc. has launched a new product introduction line for surface mount technology printed circuit board assembly at its contract design and electronics manufacturing center.

GENEVA — Finger Lakes Health honored Teri Dagnesi, RN, with “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses” on May 19 at Geneva General Hospital. She cares for patients on 2 West at Geneva General Hospital.

CANANDAIGUA — Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, has created an outdoor dining guide on its website at VisitFingerLakes.com/FLXtogo/Outdoor-Dining.

Health

The state Office of Mental Health has implemented “Coping Circles,” a first-in-the-nation program providing free six-week support and resilience group therapy sessions, held by video or phone and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals.

CANANDAIGUA — UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Stroke Support Group will host an online meeting, via Zoom video conferencing, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.

Farming

Cornell Cooperative Extension has partnered with the state Department of Agriculture and Markets to distribute free sanitizer (from NYS Cleans) and cloth face coverings for farmers and farm employees.

Asian jumping worms, and the majority of earthworms in the United States, are non-native species. We are all familiar with European earthworms like the night-crawler, and don’t generally worry about their presence too much in most environments, and even find their ability to enhance soil str…

Recently there has been an outbreak of salmonella in 42 states and as of June 23, 465 people have been infected. This is nearly twice the number of illnesses compared to last year’s outbreak. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. All of these cases have been attributed to bac…

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As its name implies, giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a large plant, but although grandeur and showy in its appearance, it is an invasive plant that you don’t want to touch. Also, in the same family, Apiaceae — the carrot family, is wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), another invasiv…