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For more than 170 years, Trinity Church in Geneva has been a prominent landmark overlooking Seneca Lake on South Main Street. But, its membership has been dwindling while upkeep of the majestic building is growing. Steve Buchiere of the Finger Lakes Times has reported on the challenges facing Trinity Church and a proposed solution. He joined us in studio.


The group Tools for Social Change is launching an anti-poverty project in partnership with the City of Geneva. “Let’s Talk Economic Opportunity” kicks off Tuesday, July 25th at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Khuram Hussain is a professor of education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a member of Tools for Social Change.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Dr. Gregory Vincent officially assumed his duties as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Monday. I spoke with President Vincent in his office yesterday. As is often the case in a radio interview, I asked him to give me his name and his title at the beginning of the recording. I could not help but ask how it felt to introduce himself as the 27th president of Hobart College and 16th president of William Smith College.

 

Today, Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30 p.m., the Nancy Curvin Playground Players perform in Lakefront Park in Geneva. The ensemble is a joint venture of the Geneva Theatre Guild and Geneva Recreation Department. Since 1998, the group has brought together high school actors in the summer to perform for children and senior citizens. This year, Luis Figueroa, a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is directing the group, which has chosen a new take on a familiar story.

 

Governor Cuomo was in Geneva Friday afternoon to announce the winning projects in the city’s $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

 

“Twelve projects that are innovative, that are feasible, and are going to transform Geneva.”

 

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For some Geneva residents, summer has long meant days spent on a stretch of Seneca Lake shoreline. That tradition was suddenly interrupted this year by no trespassing signs. The Finger Lakes Times’ Steve Buchiere has reported on the story. You can find a link back to his original report on Jennings Beach at the Finger Lakes Times website.

 

The Geneva Music Festival presents the duo New Morse Code tonight on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. New Morse Code is percussionist Michael Compitello and festival co-founder cellist Hannah Collins. They specialize in new works and often challenge and expand the sonic possibilities of their instruments. For this year’s festival, they’re bringing two new works, one of which they commissioned from composer Christopher Stark. “The Language of Landscapes”

 

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio 89.5 WEOS

 

Downtown Geneva has established itself as a destination for dining and drinks in recent years. But, on any given night, it’s not uncommon to find live music as well in Microclimate Wine Bar or The Linden Social Club or Lake Drum Brewery. Kashong Creek Craft Cider at the corner of Linden and Castle Streets is hosting live music nearly every night of the week. Owner Dan Bissell says it didn’t start that way.

 

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio 89.5 WEOS

The Geneva Music Festival is underway with performances happening at venues across the Finger Lakes. The festival opened last Thursday night with the Cavani String Quartet. The next morning, they were performing again.

 

The group gave two performances for the students at North Street School. It’s the school the festival’s artistic director Geoffrey Herd attended.

 

Greg Cotterill / WXXI News

Congressman Tom Reed held four town hall meetings on Saturday including one in Geneva. The White Springs Fire Association opened two of their firebays to a standing room crowd that stretched just into the parking lot. The majority of crowd were critical of Reed on a variety of issues. They held up the pre-printed green “agree” and red “disagree” signs that have become common at town halls and frequently shouted their disapproval.

 

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