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Geneva's Katie Flowers wins LWV's Slosson Lewis award

Katie Flowers

GENEVA — The Agnes Slosson Lewis award is given in honor of one of the founders of both the League of Women Voters of Geneva and the League of Women Voters of New York State. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women with leadership ability who inspire others while also having a broad interest in the community and in civic affairs over a period of time. Both volunteer and paid work experience are considered.

The LWV of Geneva has selected Katie Flowers of Geneva as this year’s award recipient.

Flowers’ contributions to the Greater Finger Lakes community are extensive and span two decades during which time she has worked tirelessly in service to the Geneva community as director to the Center for Community Engagement at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as extensive work for Geneva’s 2030 Initiative, and on the board of directors of a number of non-profit agencies.

As director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at HWS, Flowers has led a multitude of programs that have created a significant partnership between Hobart and William Smith and the greater Finger Lakes community. Under her purview students contribute more than 80,000 hours of community service each year and generate approximately $110,000 in fundraising efforts that are directed to non-profit organizations in the region.

In the community, Flowers serves on the boards of several local non-profit agencies, including vice president of the board of Geneva Reads Inc., member of the board for the Wyckoff Family Foundation Inc., and secretary to the board of Geneva Educational Foundation Inc.

The League’s ASL Award Committee and Board has recognized that the result of her civic and humanitarian efforts has inspired and improved the lives of young people and adults, and bettered the community.

The award will be presented during the Agnes Slosson Lewis Award dinner that begins at 5:30 p.m. June 22 on the veranda of the historic Miller house on the campus of Lochland School in Geneva. Friends and associates who wish to attend can reserve a seat by contacting League Board member Beth Reiners at 315-521-7458 or by June 17. The cost of dinner is $35 and is payable at the door.

AROUND TOWN: Yates Bicentennial parade participants sought

PENN YAN — The Yates County Bicentennial Committee is encouraging all towns, villages and organizations to be a part of the bicentennial parade to be held Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. in the village.

Clubs, service organizations, historical societies, bands, and any other interested groups are encouraged to sign up by July 28.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Yates County History Center, the Village of Penn Yan office, and at the Yates County Historian’s office, or by going to www.yatescounty/bicentennial.

For more information, email or call 315-536-5147.

Geneva Theatre Guild accepting proposals

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GENEVA — The Geneva Theatre Guild is accepting proposals for its 2023-24 season. The deadline for all submissions is June 16.

To submit, fill out the proposal form at Click on Audition/Direct. Under Direct, the Proposal Form is at the bottom of the box. Directors should include a resume, a one-page budget, a copy of the script (or a detailed synopsis of the show if the script is not available), a statement describing the vision for the production, a list of any creative elements that may be required, and a list of staff members who already have agreed to work on the production if it’s selected. The GTG board reserves the right to finalize the budget and will assist in finding staff members if necessary.

Proposed productions for the autumn and winter of 2023 (September to December) must meet the following criteria:

• A small play or musical with a cast of no more than six actors.

• Low technical requirements

Proposed productions for the winter and spring of 2024 (January-June) must meet the following criteria:

• A small play or musical with a reasonably small cast.

• Play or musical should be one that will appeal to actors and audience.

Proposed productions for the summer of 2024 (July-August) must meet the following criteria:

• The production must be a popular musical.

• The musical must have a total cast of 20 or fewer actors and should not require a large pit band or crew.

Innovative proposals will also be accepted and considered based on the available times during the year. The GTG is interested in fostering actors of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders and orientations.

All proposals will be accepted and considered. Determination is based on guidelines and when the play can be performed. Geneva Theater Guild welcomes submissions regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, race or orientation.

AROUND TOWN: Omega Chapter of women educators to meet

CANANDAIGUA — The Omega Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization for key women educators, will hold its June meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at the Gateway Grille.

Social time begins at 5 p.m., followed by the Call to Order at 5:30 A buffet dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m.

The program will be a celebration of the Chapter's founders with a Founders' Day Ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting will commence at 7:15 p.m. with adjournment at 8 p.m.

For more information, go to

AROUND TOWN: Geneva Salvation Army seeking Advisory Board members

GENEVA — The Salvation Army of Geneva’s Advisory Board consists of a wide spectrum of men and women who share in the vision to transform and restore lives in the city of Geneva and surrounding area. It is seeking committed individuals who can volunteer their time, knowledge, and experience to join its Advisory Board.

Candidates should have experience in one of the following areas including, but not limited to, law, finance, education, sales/marketing, medical, and public service. Members will attend bimonthly advisory board meetings and volunteer on a committee.

The Salvation Army of Geneva offers emergency rent and utility vouchers, after-school programs for children, food pantry services, Bible studies, social services, among other programs.

To schedule a time to meet with a captain to learn more about the opportunity, contact Capt. Aida Rolon at 315-789-1055 or

AROUND TOWN: Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways host annual golf tourney

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways and Industry is hosting its third annual History “Fore” All Golf Tournament on June 7. Proceeds support educational programming at the museum. This is a co-ed scramble tournament for teams of up to four people. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served at noon, and gameplay starts at 1 p.m. Greens fees, carts, lunch and dinner, and a swag bag are included in the registration fee.

There will be prizes for those who win the tournament, the “closest to the pin” contest, and the “longest drive” contest. $200 Seneca Falls Country Club Pro Shop Credit goes to the first place tournament team, $140 for second place, and $100 third. “Closest to the pin” and “longest drive” contest winners will win a $25 credit in the Pro Shop.

There will also be raffle tickets and a silent auction with great prizes to choose from.

Contact the Seneca Museum for tickets and more information at 315-568-1510.

Three Brothers Wineries celebrates new tasting room

GENEVA — In December 2021 Bagg Dare Wine Co. — one of the three unique wine tasting experiences on the Three Brothers Wineries estate — was destroyed by a massive fire. Since then the TBW team has been working hard to rebuild their beloved Louisiana bayou-style tasting room and now they are ready to celebrate.

The weekend of June 17-18 TBW at 623 Lerch Road is hosting a carnival.

The event includes live music, food trucks, carnival games, walkabout circus performances/entertainment by CirqOvation, live painting, axe throwing, tarot card readings, and much more.

Sim Redmond Band is the headliner June 18 playing live on the Bagg Dare Bandstand from 1-4 p.m. Carnival admission is $25 per person. Tasting passes can be purchased at a discounted price. Ticket proceeds donated to the local fire department.

Learn more about the Bagg Dare Carnival on the TBW website

AROUND TOWN: Brew at the Zoo tickets on sale

SYRACUSE — Tickers for Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo's Brew at the Zoo and Koalas, Too! went on sale June 1.

Brew at the Zoo and Koalas, Too! is Aug. 4, and it will feature an array of beer, wine and specialty drink stations, food trucks and live music throughout the zoo, and animals on exhibit.

The event has been a popular summer-time fundraiser in support of the zoo for more than 25 years.

“Brew is a community favorite and helps support the mission of the zoo,” said Friends of the Zoo Executive Director Carrie Large. “This year will be an exciting highlight of summer for a lot of people who’ll reunite with old friends and spend some 'koala-ty time' at the zoo. It also a great opportunity for us to connect with adults and bring them close enough to care about our animals and those in the wild.”

Tickets, which are available at, cost $43 for zoo members and $45 for non-members through Aug. 1. After that, the ticket price goes up $10.

Hayden Jewelers VIP Lounge tickets provide access to exclusive areas and beverage tastings, appetizers by Catering at the Zoo Executive Chef Dan Hudson and Chef Allison Walts, animal greeters, and dedicated VIP comfort stations for $87.50 for zoo members and $90 for non-members.

In addition, Friends of the Zoo is offering designated-driver tickets for $20 and reserved parking for $15 per spot.

Brew at the Zoo welcomes food trucks to be a part of the event. Applications are available at A call for local musicians is underway. Those interested are asked to visit the website for details.

AROUND TOWN: Longmeadows Woods Walk set for June 9

PRATTSBURGH — The Yates County Master Forest Owners are hosting a woods walk at 9 a.m. June 9 at the Tschorke family cabin, Longmeadow, 6242 Butts Road.

The woods walk will highlight the 40-acre property with a cabin and barn. There are 30 acres of Northern Hardwoods and beautiful stands of conifers. The rest of the property includes about 7 acres of blue lupines, which often are quite impressive in early June.

Tom Tschorke has completed various projects on the property, which he will speak on during the walk, including the creation of a 500-yard-long road. He has planted and protected hundreds of trees and shrubs throughout the property. The Department of Environmental Conservation created a Forest Management Plan for him 3-4 years ago, with updates made last summer. 

If interested, contact Lexie Davis at or 315-536-5123 to register.

Woods walks are held rain or shine. Take a bag lunch if you wish.

The Master Forest Owner program provides private woodland owners of New York state with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forest holdings wisely. Over 140 experienced and highly motivated volunteers are available statewide, ready to assist neighbor woodland owners with the information needed to start managing their woodlands through free site visits to landowner's properties.

AROUND TOWN: Public Universal Friend topic of YCHC talk

Jemima Wilkinson

Jemima Wilkinson was the first American woman to found a religion.

PENN YAN — The Public Universal Friend and the Friend’s followers were the first non-native group to permanently settle the area that is now Yates County. The story of the Public Universal Friend still reverberates throughout history, more than 200 years after the Friend’s death.

Explore the history of the Friend with Yates County History Center Executive Director and Curator Tricia Noel through a presentation titled “A Good Name Chosen: The Public Universal Friend in Early America.” It’s set for 11 a.m. June 10 in the gallery of the L. Caroline Underwood Museum, 107 Chapel St.

Admission is $8 for YCHC members and $12 for non-members. There is no need to register or pay in advance. For more information, call 315-536-7318 or email

During a visit to the Center, explore its permanent exhibit on the Public Universal Friend in the Scherer Carriage House behind the Underwood Museum. YCHC staff recently updated and upgraded this exhibit, which stands permanently to pay tribute to the Friend’s journey to establish the New Jerusalem.

The exhibit contains various artifacts passed from descendants of those connected to the Friend, including the Friend’s coachee, saddle, hat, portrait, and many more. It now features more accurate language and a more cohesive history to tell the story of the Friend’s life and work, tracing the Friend’s movement from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania and into Yates County. There are new panels to re-interpret the story of the Public Universal Friend.

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