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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Summer is now officially upon us ... but summer reading started a while ago (at least, mine did). Should you be in need of a new paperback to celebrate the season, here are a half-dozen fresh picks.

The outside world is returning to some sense of normalcy, but for those of us in Texas, “normal” means “really dang hot.” So if you can’t be outside all day, you need some things to keep you busy in the good ol’ air conditioning.

It’s a big month for new album releases, highlighted by offerings from two of pop music’s biggest stars — Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish.

A number of summer concerts series are returning for the season. Each week the concerts bring a variety of musicians and entertainers to different places around Livingston County.

(TNS) – After being postponed by more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour” is being extended with 20 new North American stadium concerts and 11 new European stadium concerts in the summer and fall of next year.

ATTICA – Few people have heard of South Lima. Even fewer have traveled there. But for Attica author Rob Thompson, the hamlet is a place that always seems just a few minutes down the road, no matter how far away it actually is.

A plague with no antidote. Conspiracy theories gone mad. Apocalyptic consequences. Netflix’s revelatory “Sweet Tooth” takes all the nightmarish what-ifs that have rendered us sleepless for more than a year and turns them into a vivid escapist fantasy series that pits darkness and despair aga…

MUMFORD – Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., will commemorate the state’s newest official holiday with a new event on Saturday that focuses on the stories of Black Americans in Western New York at the time of emancipation.

GENESEO - As part of Livingston County’s bicentennial celebration, a historical marker will be unveiled at the former County Home and Poorhouse Cemetery in Geneseo. The dedication ceremony, organized by County Historian Amie Alden, will be held June 30 at 3 p.m. at the Livingston County comp…

As a kid, I was obsessed with Scooby-Doo. Well, who am I kidding? I don’t think my love for that snack-inhaling, mystery-solving dog will ever fade (and I’ve got a pair of well-loved Chuck Taylors with Scooby and the gang printed on the side to prove it).

PERRY – The Arts Council for Wyoming County, 31 South Main St., has pledged to donate 500 hats to the Hat Not Hate anti-bullying campaign this summer.

LIVONIA – Instead of painting on a canvas Livonia artist Kate Chesbro is spending her time outdoors as she paints a large scale mural outside in an alley adjacent to the Twisters Ice Cream Shop, 13 Commercial St.

GENESEO – Auditions are scheduled June 15 and 16 for a new production of “Bombs & Blooms,” a historical musical drama set during World War II.