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Family Promise seeks treasurer

LYONS — Family Promise of Wayne County, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping local children and their families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing, is seeking a treasurer for its board of trustees.

The position requires an understanding of financial accounting for non-profit organizations, and will encompasses the oversight, management and reporting of all financial matters, including:

• Chairing the Finance Committee.

• Serving on the Board and Executive Committee.

• Serving on or having significant input to the fundraising committee.

• Coordinating inputs from the board committees to prepare the annual budget.

• Ensuring that bills are paid, transactions are accurately recorded, and banking is managed promptly and accurately.

• In the future, if a bookkeeper is appointed, the treasurer will coordinate and oversee the work of the bookkeeper in implementing these functions.

• Overseeing preparation and distribution of financial audits and presenting the annual audit to board members.

• Performing banking deposits for all donations and other receipts.

• Generating donor information details to ensure that donors receive acknowledgements/thank-you notes for their contributions.

If interested in the treasurer position, contact board President Kathryn Woodlock at kwoodlock@rochester.rr.com or by calling (315) 879-1227.

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Family Promise has announced its participation with area organizations to aid tenants and landlords with their applications for the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program assists households who are behind on their rent, have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19, and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability.

The program will assist with up to 12 months of past-due rent, three months of prospective rental assistance, and 12 months of utility arrears payments to eligible New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status. The state will provide $3.5 billion in assistance for renters and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the program are currently being accepted. Find applications at otda.ny.gov/ERAP, or call the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance at 1-844-691-7368 for assistance.

For assistance in Ontario County, call:

  • Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes: (315) 789-2235, ext. 114.
  • FLACRA: (315) 719-7309.
  • Family Promise of Ontario County: (585) 905-3988.
  • The Salvation Army of Canandaigua: (585) 394-6968.

Applicants can check the OTDA website to see if they qualify as a priority applicant, or by visiting the Family Promise of Ontario County website under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program tab at www.familypromiseontariocounty.org/emergency-rental-assistance.

Friendship House volunteers receive national recognition

MIDDLESEX — Twelve Friendship House volunteers are receiving national recognition for their service during last year. Despite the challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, the entire team of volunteers continued to serve week after week to make it possible for Friendship House to continue to support the community through provision of food and programs.

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The award has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation.

Friendship House in Middlesex became a certifying organization for the national program, recording and submitting the volunteer hours for each individual. Based upon these hours, 2 Gold awards, 4 Silver awards and 6 bronze awards were conferred. Each recipient receives a certificate, a pin and a letter of recognition from President Biden. The recipients live locally and represent the towns of Middlesex, Vine Valley, Potter, Rushville, Stanley and Canandaigua.

President Biden’s letter of recognition highlights the great value of volunteers and reads in part:

“Throughout our country’s history, the American story has been strengthened by those who combine an optimism about what can be with the resilience to turn that vision into reality. I know I’m not alone in recognizing that those who are willing to step up and volunteer in service of community and country are essential to the ongoing work of forming our more perfect union.

“By sharing your time and passion, you are helping discover and deliver solutions to the challenges we face — solutions that we need now more than ever. We are living in a moment that calls for hope and light and love. Hope for our futures, light to see our way forward, and love for one another. Through your service, you are providing all three.”

“We are so proud of every one of our volunteers who, despite the challenges of the pandemic, stepped up to continue to serve the community. We are especially proud that over half our volunteers qualified to be awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award 2020,” commented Ron Milton, Friendship House Board Member.

Award categories and recipients are as follows:

Gold

  • Shirley Dean
  • Cathy Guattery

Silver

  • Jan Fisher
  • Sue Ford
  • Dawn Lippencott
  • John Milligan

Bronze

  • Rick Foringer
  • Nicholas Guattery
  • Jim Loomis
  • Lucinda Loomis
  • Pat Stringer
  • Sue VanWie

President's List: SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — Several area students were named to the President’s List for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego.

To be eligible for the President’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.8 or better.

The students honored (with their major):

Trevor Barcomb of Clifton Springs, public relations and business administration.

Rhiannon Bonawitz of Clifton Springs, anthropology.

Megan Graham of Canandaigua, criminal justice.

Jacob Granger of Interlaken, information science.

Rachel Herron of Seneca Falls, creative writing.

Kaylee Knapp of Canandaigua, psychology.

Shae McConnell of Seneca Falls, wellness management.

Jaylea Ransom of Canandaigua, communication.

Alisha Rockefeller of Phelps, communication and social interaction.

Sydney Rowley of Seneca Falls, graphic design.

Jarrad Wakefield of Phelps, adolescence education.

Harry Tuttle to sign copies of 'Railroad Stories' next week

SHORTSVILLE — Harry Tuttle, the author of “Lehigh Valley Railroad Stories Manchester Yard,” will sign copies of his book from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday(July28) at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society, 8 E. High St.

Tuttle’s 154-page book — copies will be available for purchase at the signing — features 400+ stories by and about workers at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Manchester Yard and local communities. His local railroad narrative contains over 50 images. The book describes the people aspect of the railroad, their places of work, jobs, pay, clothing, military impact, romance, wrecks, injuries, and the impact on Manchester and Shortsville.

For those who cannot attend, the paperback is available from Amazon books or from Smashwords ebooks by searching for the book’s title.

Cheshire Community Action Team appoints new officers

CHESHIRE — The Cheshire Community Action Team, the Ontario County hamlet’s community organization that is engaged in the restoration of the Cheshire Theatre and Meeting Hall, has appointed a new slate of officers.

The new officers and their roles: Dr. Geoffry Hallstead, president; Kyle Krenzer, vice president; Holly Velez, secretary; and Sue Vitek, treasurer.

CCAT is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Mynderse Academy hands out awards at June assembly

SENECA FALLS — Mynderse Academy handed out dozens of awards at an assembly held June 17.

The recipients and their awards (in alphabetical order):

Bridget Aceto: Saint Bonaventure Bonnie Scholar Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Nicholas Anderson: Keuka College George H. Ball Community Achievement Award.

Joseph Andrews: Jr. Rotarian Award; St. Michael’s College Book Award.

Brian Babilonia: Seneca Falls Educators’ Association Mountain Climbing Award.

Evelyn Balzer: Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award; Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Daisy Belke: Spanish II; Masonic Lodge Award.

Henry Belke: Bausch & Lomb Award.

Macy Benz: Emily Fraser Award in Chorus.

Kaitlyn Biccum: Saint Bonaventure Reilly Scholar Award.

Michael Bogart: Clarkson Achievement Award; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Domenic Bruni: Keuka College George H. Ball Community Achievement Award; Joseph Campese Award.

Alyvia Christensen: Elmira College Key Award.

Madison Cosentino: Russell Sage College Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Oakley Fitzgerald: Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology.

Ryan Furletti: Saint Bonaventure Reilly Scholar Award.

Eleka Goncz: Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Kendyl Greer: Triple “C” Award is sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Sydney Haust: St. Michael’s College Book Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award; Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program.

Mackenzie Higby: Keuka College George H. Ball Community Achievement Award.

Joseph Jang: Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Nicholas Jastrzab: Russell Sage College Award.

Eve Jones: Seneca Falls Rotary Geometry Award.

Troy Kabat: Clarkson Leadership Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Kelly Kohberger: Seneca Falls Rotary Algebra II Award.

Flora Lin: Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Darby Lukowski: Saint Bonaventure Bonnie Scholar Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Abigail Lynch: Keuka College George H. Ball Community Achievement Award; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Amy Mahoney: Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award; Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Jr. Kiwanian Award.

Megan Marley: Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation and Creativity Award; Jr. Rotarian Award; Daughters of the American Revolution Award.

Bridget Miller: Spanish IV; The George Eastman Young Leaders Award; Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Stephanie Mirras: James Long Memorial Award.

Jayden Noone: Triple “C” Award is sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Abigail Palmer: Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities & Social Sciences Award; Jr. Rotarian Award; Seneca Falls Police Union Good Citizenship Award.

Sydney Partee: Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal Program; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Abigail Reagan: Saint Bonaventure Reilly Scholar Award; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Riley Rhinehart: Spanish V.

Faith Rhinehart: Lt. Cyrus Garnsey VFW Post Award.

Trevor Roggie: Keuka College George H. Ball Community Achievement Award.

Sydney Sandroni: Tatiana Padunov Memorial Award.

Thomas Santana: The New York State Comptroller’s Student Achievement Awards.

Noah Smith: Spanish III presented for outstanding talent in Spanish.

Cheyenne Soto: Jr. Rotarian Award.

Mya Soto: The New York State Comptroller’s Student Achievement Award.

LaToya Soura: Elizabeth Amidon Memorial Award.

Jean Turner: John Fraser Award in Band.

Alanys Velez: Elmira College Key Award.

Camden Wehrle: Walter Cerep Award.

Ryan Wylie: Hobart & William Smith Finger Lakes Scholars Program; Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Medal Program; Jr. Rotarian Award.

Jim Dooley Center's Cubby Chase returns July 31

GENEVA — The Cubby Chase is back, live and in person this year.

The Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning hosts the 13th annual Cubby Chase 10K, 5K, and Color Mile Run July 31. Runners, walkers and crawlers are all invited to the event, which has added a Decorated Stroller Parade this year. The Decorated Stroller Parade is a free event with awards for all entries.

Check-in and registration begin at 7 a.m. at 196 North St., behind Geneva General Hospital. The Color Mile Run will begin at 8:15 a.m., the Decorated Stroller Parade at 8:20, and the 5K and10K run/walk at 8:30.

Register for all events at www.runsignup.com/cubbychase5K10K. The 5K and 10K courses are certified by USA Track & Field. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers (male and female) in each age category.

All proceeds benefit the installation of a new toddler playground at the Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning.

If interested in participating, sponsoring or volunteering in Cubby Chase, visit www.runsignup.com/cubbychase5K10K, call (315) 787-4190, or e-mail elizabeth.loycano@flhealth.org.

President's List: Nicholas Marr

BROCKPORT — Mynderse Academy graduate Nicholas Marr was named to the President’s List for the spring semester at The College at Brockport.

Marr is the daughter of Steve and MaryAnne Marr of Seneca Falls.

To be eligible for the President’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 4.0.

College Bound: Julianna Struzik

WATERLOO — Julianna Struzik, a 2021 graduate of Waterloo High School, will attend Niagara University, beginning next month.

Struzik, the valedictorian of the Class of 2021 at Waterloo, will study childhood special education and writing studies.

In high school, she was president of Drama Club, Acapella and Rotary Interact, served as senior editor of the yearbook, and was a cantor at St. Mary’s Church in Waterloo. Among the honors she received were the Vincentian Scholars Program, Carter’s and Orville Cook scholarships, and a New York State Academic Achievement Award.

Struzik is the daughter of Conrad and Karen Struzik.

Wayne CAP, Head Start plans carnival in Clyde

CLYDE — Wayne CAP, Head Start/Early Head Start, which is overseen by Wayne County Action Program and serves the entire county, is holding a free carnival from noon to 3 p.m. Friday(July 23) at Clyde Head Start, 214 E. DeZeng St.

Among the activities will be games, prizes, petting animals, Clifford, a free lunch, and a Clyde Fire Department truck. Many community agencies and programs will have booths, including Reliant Credit Union, Lyons National Bank and Wayne Behavioral Health.

The carnival was planned with the idea of bringing families back into a community setting, and let them know Wayne CAP, Head Start/Early Head Start will be open fully in September. Applications for the program are being accepted.

For more information, call (315) 331-8172 or email april.wilhelm@waynecap.org.

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NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

TORREY — Greenidge Generation is closing a nearby coal ash landfill, with officials saying they plan to put a solar farm at the site.

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WILLIAMSON — For the past year, juniors and seniors from the carpentry and electrical trades programs at the Wayne Technical and Career Center at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES have been hard at work on a three-bedroom, two-piece modular home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County.

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Yesterday morning, I received an email from Watkins Glen International regarding press passes for the Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR race weekend. The Times covers the race every year it is run, and this year will be no different.

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