Around Town

To increase the skills of the region’s workforce and provide residents with tools to train for new job opportunities, Finger Lakes Works has launched its “SkillUp Finger Lakes” program. All eligible residents can take classes, explore career pathways and even prepare for various industry-rec…

GENEVA — The Smith Opera House will host an open house at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 or 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 inside the theater lobby at 82 Seneca St.

LYONS — People can apply for 2020 census jobs in person from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays until the end of February at the Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad St.

TYRE — Colin Jost, standup comedian, cast member and head writer for the “Saturday Night Live” TV show, will perform at The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18.

WATERLOO — The Seneca County Chapter of the Shooters Committee On Political Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Waterloo VFW Post 6433, 29 W.Elisha St.

GENEVA — John Grotzinger ’79, Sc.D. ’13, a project scientist and former mission leader for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, returns to the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ campus on Tuesday to deliver a public lecture on the results of the Curiosity Rover’s work on the Red Planet, as well a…


NEWARK — It’s that time of year again when rehearsals for the Newark High School spring musical have begun and a flurry of myriad preparatory activities for the March 6 to 8 production is in full swing.

NEWARK – The following students have been named to the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2019-20 academic year at Newark High School.



As I reflect on past Christmases, many of them warm, bright, filled with love and happiness — there is one in particular where I felt depressed. I remember walking into a store where happy holiday music was loudly playing, shoppers were smiling… and it felt fake to me. I felt like an outside…


ROCHESTER — A home flipping workshop with special guest Tarek El Moussa will be offered 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 to 26 at Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St.

FAYETTE — A Mastering the College Planning Process seminar for high school juniors and their parents will be offered free from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Fayette Fire Department meeting room, 4200 Route 414.


If you are a local producer of vegetables and fruits wondering how to sell your fresh local produce to New York institutions and schools, Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a two-day training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

LYONS — Wayne County is accepting landowner applications for including new parcels of viable agricultural land in the existing certified Agricultural District. The Wayne County Board of Supervisors established the annual Agricultural District Open Review Period from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31.

If you have farmland in Seneca County that you want to remain forever in agriculture, the the Seneca County Agriculture Enhancement Board — or AEB — is now accepting pre-applications in anticipation of the 2020 round of the New York State Farmland Protection Program.