HONEOYE FALLS – A new, literary-themed quilt is now handing in the Children’s Area of Mendon Public Library, 22 North Main St., to honor the work of retired library director Laurie Guenther.

At last Mike Rowe, the genial host of the series, “Dirty Jobs,” comes clean. And though he seems suited to the role, hosting a TV show was never on his clipboard.

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Rob Thomas as a nameless face of a band? The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter says there was such a time, and it changed with the success of “Smooth,” his chart-topping collaboration with Carlos Santana.

Autumn movies burst with color; winter movies quietly glow in icy shades of white. Should you be looking for something to watch while waiting for the temperatures to rise, here are a handful of entertaining movies set during the coldest of seasons. (I’m leaving out the most obvious choices b…

MUMFORD – Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Nature Center, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., will opening its doors and trails this winter for “Nature Sunday Experiences,” opportunities for visitors to enjoy the snowy Museum grounds, learn about natural wildlife, and enjoy safe outdoor family fun.

When I look over this list of the best books of 2021, I see what’s not there, what didn’t make the final cut and deserved the hosannas. Rebecca Solnit’s discursive biography “Orwell’s Roses.” Clint Smith’s sobering travelogue “How the Word is Passed.” Matt Bell’s climate-change epic “Applese…

Television will not be kept down. Given the ongoing emergency — not the destruction of American democracy, the other one — the medium produced an impressive number of first-rate programs in 2021, bearing no mark of the straitened circumstances under which they were produced. Nearly all also …

The plot of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is set in motion by a threatened bout of collective amnesia, which is fitting because I could barely remember anything that happened in the last of these movies. That’s odd, because I definitely saw it. Fortunately, like most installments of endless cine…

Before his big breakout role in “Rocky,” Sylvester Stallone survived as a young actor making guest appearances on TV shows like “Kojak” and “Police Story.”

Photographer and author Roger Caras once said, “dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” It’s a quote that’s relatable to every dog owner, and a testament to how these four-legged friends find a way into our hearts and fill our days with love. That love stays with us even…

GENESEO – The Geneseo United Methodist Church’s Adult Choir will present Lloyd Larson’s Christmas Cantata, “Song of Emmanuel,” at 2 p.m. Dec. 19.

ROCHESTER — Batavia resident Deanne Miller, co-author of “The Prison Guard’s Daughter: My Journey Through the Ashes of Attica,” will discuss the book Thursday at Writers & Books in Rochester.

PERRY — The Arts Council for Wyoming County will support area artisans again with its Annual Artisan Fair.

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Area Historical Society is resuming its annual holiday concert with the return of the Hornell High School Show Choir. The choir will be joined by the Hornell High School Jazz Choir for a Broadway-style show for all ages.