GENESEO — Fans of outdoor exploration have a new resource in Livingston County. As part of the county’s continuing bicentennial celebration, a geocaching trail is now available to anyone with a smartphone and a willingness to step off the beaten path.

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(TNS) – With more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus spreading just as people are starting to feel comfortable reentering society, talk about the benefit of vaccine boosters is amping up.

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HEMLOCK – There was big excitement in the air at the Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair, as harness racing was one of the highlights of Tuesday’s opening day.

The middle of summer often isn’t usually a great time for planting due to high heat and dry soil. This year has recently offered some wet weather, which has provided me with an opportunity to plant a dry shady area in my front yard that has needed some attention for awhile.

Grapes require yearly pruning. Unpruned grape vines get very dense, diseases get hard to control and fruit quality declines.

BATAVIA – A new book about Barber Conable will be the subject of a talk this month at the Holland Land Office Museum, 131 West Main St.

LIVONIA – For musician and Livionia resident Steve West returning to the stage again following the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging.

The Geneseo Garden Club will be selling crafts at Long Point Park July 17 and 18 as part of the Conesus Lake Association’s annual Arts and Crafts Show.

GENESEO – The upcoming productions of “Bombs & Blooms,” a World War II musical drama by Ruth Henry, is seeking women to play Rosie the Riveters.

Tashi Sherpa, a SUNY Geneseo senior, received a 2020–21 Fund for Education Abroad A. Rewari Family Scholarship to help fund her fall semester study abroad to Aarhus University in Denmark.

Clan mother Mary Kennedy looked from Squakie Hill westward toward the Genesee River. A majority of native Americans living at the Hill were partial Senecas or not members of the Nation. They lived close to Little Beardstown’s western Seneca door.

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BATAVIA — The committee that organizes the “Richmond Reads” community reading project read a lot of books, looking for something that might pick people up after a challenging year.

Recently I led a private bird and garden walk for family from the Syracuse area. It was a wonderful experience – as was another recent walk we did which was open to the public.

(TNS) – As life moves to a post-vaccinated new normal, film festivals are looking to bring people together once again.

GENESEO – The Geneseo Rotary Summer Festival got off to a soggy start on Friday, but that didn’t stop people from moving through the Village Park where vendors, food, entertainment and other activities are planned through Saturday.

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is partnering with the Erie County Department of Senior Services to host the 21st Annual Elder Law Day Virtual Summer Series.

Colette Savage says she has been an artist since she could pick up a pencil and, after 20 years working with pastels, continues to be fascinated by all the creative ways that pastels can be used.

BATAVIA – Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced today that due to circumstances beyond its control, the July 23 concert will no longer feature Skid Row. Instead, Slaughter will perform that day at the Rockin’ The Downs Summer Concert Series.

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EAST BETHANY – Paintings by members of The All-Weather Gang, a group of area landscape painters that includes Bill White of Caledonia, will be featured this summer at the Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Nature Center, 11095 Bethany Center Rd.