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Students Of The Month: Seneca Falls Middle School

SENECA FALLS — Seneca Falls Middle School selected students of the month for October.

Grade 6: Georgia Beach, Maddison Brown, Harrison Wirth and Colin Wichtman.

Grade 7: Riayla Jones, Aly Furletti, Rocco Palladino and Matthew Bogart.

Grade 8: Tyler Beach, Caroline Buck, Ryan Herman and Eve Jones.

Local students earn Key Award

Local students have received the Key Award at Elmira College.

Canandaigua: Evan Miller.

Geneva: Lona Cataldo.

Rushville: Dylan Smith.

Wolcott: Hannah Cook.

Student of the Week: Jaeden Keeley

LYONS – Jaeden Keeley has been named a student of the week at Lyons Middle School.

Keeley was nominated by Alayna Shipley.

Student of the Week: Hunter DeHaven

LYONS – Hunter DeHaven has been named a student of the week at Lyons High School.

He was nominated by Tina Wilfeard.

Alzheimer's Association to host flutist/author

ROCHESTER – Eugenia Zukerman, world-renowned flutist and author, will share her story of coping with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, read from her memoir and give a brief flute performance Monday at Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road.

Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter, and Writers & Books, the event is open to people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and their care partners.

Registration will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by an overview of the association’s programs and services. Zukerman’s presentation will be at 11 a.m.

A buffet lunch will be from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Seating is limited to 100.

To register, call (800) 272-3900.

Citizens Climate Lobby meeting

CANANDAIGUA — Citizens Climate Lobby will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3024 Cooley Road (Unitarian Universalist Church).

The Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address the climate crisis.

All are welcome. The building is accessible for all abilities.

For more information, contact Ellie at ellie7349@gmail.com or (585) 313-9689.

Volunteers welcome to assist with Yates Christmas Program

PENN YAN — Plans for the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches Community Action Program’s Yates Christmas Program are underway.

Volunteers for the distribution days are asked to attend a meeting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Presbyterian Church.

Set-up date at the Armory for the Christmas distribution is Monday, Dec. 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Presbyterian Church set-up dates are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3.

The distribution days will be Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 4 and 5, with families coming to the Armory at their appointment times. Cards will be sent in the mail with those times. If you did not receive an appointment card, but wish to, call or text Rachel at (315) 481-9623 or email yateschristmasprogran@gmail.com.

The First Presbyterian Church distribution hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, no appointment necessary.

Donations to the Yates Christmas Program may be sent to P O Box 145, Penn Yan, NY 14527. For more information, visit CFTNPYNY.tripod.com or look for the Christmas Program on Facebook.

For more information, contact Donna Johnston by email at Donna_Johnston1@Yahoo.com, or by phone at (315) 536-2683 (home) or (585) 750-0862 (cell).

Local trails reopen, see improvements

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the restoration and reopening of a long-closed trail at Watkins Glen State Park and an expanded trail network at the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park in Ithaca.

At Watkins Glen State Park, it took crews more than 4,300 hours of work over two years to restore a steep, badly eroded and unsafe section of trail to the top of the gorge that had been closed since 1983.

The restored trail section reconnects the lower section of the park to the existing North Rim Trail, which is the renamed former Indian Trail.

The new trail also will allow visitors access to the park when the gorge trail is closed for safety reasons during the winter.

Work under the $75,859 project was led by the State Parks’ Finger Lakes regional trails crew.

At Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, some 1.7 miles of paved asphalt or stone dust multi-use trails, compliant with the American with Disabilities Act, were added to the park’s northern section.

The trails will connect the park to the city of Ithaca’s Cayuga Waterfront Trail and improve access within Allan Treman to picnic areas, Cayuga Lake and Cayuga Inlet.

The 1.1-mile, 10-foot wide paved Cayuga Waterfront Trail Extension connects to day-use docks on the north shore of the marina basin, the north side of the marina entrance channel, the Lakeside Picnic Area and the Allan Treman Memorial Picnic Grove.

Seating also has been added to marina inlet area.

For details, call (518) 474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov.

Volunteers needed for annual Thanksgiving dinner

SENECA FALLS — The fifth annual Seneca County Community Thanksgiving Dinner will again be hosted by the Seneca Falls Elks Lodge 992, 2221 River Road.

Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, with planning and preparation in collaboration with the United Way of Seneca County. The committee plans to serve over 1,200 dinners. An array of new or gently used coats and winter accessories will be available to all in need.

Dan’s Design Landscape Construction LLC again donated all the turkey, and several local churches and organizations donated the “fixings.” Monetary donations may be made payable to the United Way of Seneca County, PO Box 623, Waterloo NY 13165 or online at uwseneca.org with the notation of Thanksgiving Dinner in the memo line. Donations of gently used or new winter coats and accessories are being accepted. For details, call (315) 539-1135.

The committee is seeking volunteers to help with prep, cooking, set up, decorations, serving, deliveries and clean up. Preparation begins Nov. 27 and continues into Thanksgiving Day. A final morning clean-up is scheduled for Nov. 29.

To volunteer, call (315) 539-1135.

Expect a traditional Thanksgiving dinner served buffet-style for eat-in or take-out. Delivery will take place the morning of Nov. 28 and is available to those with an absolute need who cannot attend the dinner at the Elks Lodge. Delivery must be scheduled in advance by calling (315) 539-1135.

Master Gardeners offer greens workshop

SENECA FALLS — Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will hold its annual Greens Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Seneca Falls Community Center.

Master Gardeners will share their knowledge and creative talents to help participants create one-of-a-kind decoration for the holidays.

Participants can choose to make a wreath, swag, or centerpiece. Take gloves and pruners if you have them. All other materials will be provided.

The cost for the workshop is $20, which includes all materials needed to make one project. Money is used to support other educational efforts of the volunteer Master Gardener program. The workshop is open to all ages, but it is requested that an adult stay to work with youth under 13.

Free refreshments will be available.

Registration is required. To register, call the Extension at (315) 539-9251, or register online at www.senecacountycce.org.

FLT News Extra

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CANANDAIGUA — They used terms like “atrocity,” “abject nightmare,” and “running roughshod over crime victims.” One by one, area politicians, police and district attorneys paraded to the podium to criticize the state’s criminal justice and bail reform law, which starts Jan. 1. They did so at …

LYONS — A 4-year-old boy is in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a fire Saturday morning at his home in the Wayne County hamlet of Alloway.

FLT Sports Extra

GENEVA — In March, The Hobart and Norwich hockey teams advanced to NCAA Division III Frozen Four, where each fell to the host school and eventual national champion, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

AP

Here's the latest for Saturday, Nov. 16: White House budget officer meets with impeachment investigators; Protesters shot in Bolivia by security forces; Five men charged in football game shooting; Dog study could help humans live longer lives.

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