Around Town

AUBURN — To coincide with its year-long celebration of William Seward’s final retirement trip around the world, one of the Seward Museum’s top priority projects for collections conservation is a large silk tapestry Seward once received as a gift from the Chinese Embassy.

ROCHESTER — Seneca Waterways Council, a local branch of Boy Scouts of America, has promoted Frank A. Capozzi Jr. from field director to chief operating officer.

PALMYRA — Canal Town Nursery School has identified needs in the community, including after-school programming for school-aged children, summer programming, and classes for parents and their children.

The Seneca County Republican Committee donated a total of $1,000 to five food pantries late in 2020.

PENN YAN — Penn Yan Public Library has received a $500 stipend from Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association that will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations on the climate crisis.

Schools

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.

CANANDAIGUA — Ninety-eight museums from across New York state have been selected to participate in the Museum Association of New York’s “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility”, an IMLS CARES Act grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pande…

Health

WATERLOO — Finger Lakes Health Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at 369 East Main St. will provide radial pulse therapy or “shockwave therapy” as part of their physical therapy offerings.

CANANDAIGUA — UR Medicine Thompson Health’s Associate Wellness Department named not only its Health Heroes for the fourth quarter of 2020, but the 2020 Health Hero of the Year as well.

GENEVA — Dr. Laurel Dallmeyer, a primary care physician with more than 30 years’ experience practicing in Farmington and Canandaigua, has joined UR Medicine Thompson Health.

Farming

Due to the ongoing uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team has decided to transition the 2021 Forage Congress into a virtual conference scheduled for March 11.

FINGER LAKES — There are many aspects to consider when starting a livestock farm, such as land, what to sell, and how to sell it. To shed light on these questions, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Specialists Nancy Glazier and Joan Sinclair Petzen are offering a beginning farmer educational s…