SUNY Geneseo Student to Fight Cancer by Crossing Continent

GENESEO – A SUNY Geneseo student is about to push her physical limits to comfort those who are fighting for their lives. Sophia Garber, 21, will put herself through a grueling ride across the country to help those with a much harder battle, the battle against cancer. She and other college students will ride bikes donated by a Baltimore bike shop from Maryland to San Francisco, stopping at volunteers' houses along the way. "I had a close … [Read more...]

Letchworth Gateway Villages Announces Program Director

PERRY —  The Letchworth Gateway Villages advisory committee announced that Nicole Manapol will serve as the inaugural Program Director for the Letchworth Gateway Villages Program. The committee says that Ms. Manapol brings considerable experience as a Program Officer and Director in a broad range of contexts, as well as small business experience to the role. "We are very pleased that Nicole has accepted this position," said Rick Hauser, … [Read more...]

Avon Wrestler Joins Team USA

AVON — Who said high school wrestlers needed to be boys? Don't tell that to Avon junior Joye Levendusky, who is currently 22-5 and the No. 1 ranked female wrestler in Section V. Levendusky is a national champion and a four-time USAW All-American who was recently selected to be a part of Team USA whom she will represent in Sweden next month. "It's really exciting, and at the same time, it feels like a lot of responsibility because I'm … [Read more...]

Endangered Falcons Hunt Mount Morris Dam

MOUNT MORRIS – A casual birder poked along the trail by the dam on a blustery Friday, camera at the ready. A flying bird caught his eye, too small to be a hawk but slicing the wind faster than any pigeon. Charles Negley snapped a few photos as the bird perched on a high limb. Later, when he asked some friends what he had seen, the unanimous and surprised answer was 'peregrine falcon,' an endangered species in New York State. "There were … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE SUN: ‘Avon Deer Shooting is Morally Despicable’

The following is an email submitted by Ashley Pankratz to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. When the Village of Avon surveyed its 3,394 residents to assess public opinion on the presence of deer within village limits, only 351 responded—a strong indication that most are not bothered by the deer with whom they share their community. … [Read more...]

Roscommon Hounds Season Opens with the New Year

To beagle – it’s a verb that refers to the sport of using a pack of beagles to enjoy a tramp about in the outdoors during the winter months observing the diminutive hounds as they attempt to sort out the vagaries of scent in pursuit of the wily wabbit. Rest assured that the bunnies have not only a distinct advantage, they are so adept at eluding any minimal threat to their well-being that one can only wonder why we two-footed 'hunters' even … [Read more...]

The Bright Side: 10 Best ‘Feel Good’ Stories of 2016

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County residents will never forget how 2016 felt like one tragic blow after another. Many felt that unprecedented murder, disaster, drought and loss seemed to repeatedly stain the county without rhyme or reason. But we residents have not forgotten the bright side. Here are 10 times that the bright side of 2016's news lit the region on the GeneseeSun.com: Chichester Delivers, Qualifies for Olympic Trials with … [Read more...]

Dad and Daughter Build Support to Make Their ‘Christmas Story’ Lego House Official Set

NYLON – A SUNY Geneseo graduate and his daughter are quickly building support to make their original Lego set of the house from 'A Christmas Story' an official set. Jason Middaugh and his 8-year-old daughter, Jane, built this exact replica of the house from scratch, just for fun. Once his wife, Tina, mentioned that they really might have something here, Jason started looking into how he can apply to make their Lego creation an official … [Read more...]