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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”


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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.


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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.


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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.


Earlier this year, the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center hired a new bilingual engagement coordinator. Jessica Avila provides support to the city’s eleven neighborhood associations in a variety of areas, but especially in outreach to the City’s Spanish-speaking population. It’s a need that Avila herself has seen become apparent.


Geneva Historical Society

The Town of Waterloo, NY is well-known for its commemoration of Memorial Day. On this annual observation of the holiday, we invited John Marks of the Geneva Historical Society to share a story of past observances of the holiday in Geneva.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hobart and William Smith Colleges held their commencements on Sunday. This year’s speaker was former President Bill Clinton. But, much of the morning’s ceremony celebrated outgoing President of the Colleges Mark Gearan. Board of Trustees Chair Thomas Bozzuto praised the success and growth of the Colleges under Gearan’s leadership before announcing an honor unprecedented in the history of the institutions.

The City and the Town of Geneva are seeking comments from the public on a draft Active Transportation Plan. The draft is the result of several years work by a committee made up of  stakeholders from the City and the Town. State grant money was available to study ways to promote walking and bicycling in Geneva including infrastructure improvements.


Jamie Dineen

More than one group gathered in athletic gear on the Geneva lakefront this past weekend. Saturday morning, a local grassroots group held a walk-a-thon to support area families. Mothers & Others is in its fifth year of gathering essential items for area women and children in need. The group’s founder, Antje Leo, was inspired by a story she read online.