Troops of Monarch Caterpillars Eat Letchworth’s New Butterfly Garden for Fall Migration

CASTILE – Monarch caterpillars have been making exceptional appearances outside Letchworth State Park's Humphrey Nature Center in these last few weeks of summer. Monarch butterfly larvae, or caterpillars, are munching the milkweed planted especially for them in the Nature Center's butterfly garden. The $6.75 million, 5,000 square foot Nature Center just opened to the public this past June. "Yay, we saw monarchs flying around there last … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver for Speeding

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester woman for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. According to a press release by Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Katherin A. Shanken, 26, was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 1st degree. On August 17, 2016 Deputy Jason Butterbrodt was assigned to Operation Safe Interstate when he pulled a vehicle over for speeding. The driver … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities Releases Schedule for Weekend Fun Fair

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Catholic Charities of Livingston County (CCLC's) long-awaited summer carnival takes place this weekend. CCLC's first ever Summer Family Fun Day will be Aug. 20 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake, with a whole slew of events lined up for family and friends. The celebrity dunk tank will certainly be a highlight. Starting at 1 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to dunk their favorite … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities Packs School Bags for Kids in Need

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Local donors made Catholic Charities of Livingston County's Back to School Backpack Drive a resounding success. Hundreds of students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade are now adequately prepared for the upcoming school year. “The backpack drive helps hundreds of children throughout Livingston County who are in need of assistance with school supplies,” said Tabitha Brewster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities … [Read more...]

Dansville Relives History on 135th Anniversary of Red Cross

DANSVILLE – This weekend marks the 135th year of the founding of the first Chapter of the American Red Cross in Dansville. The third Annual Clara Barton Day coincides with this historic day, Aug. 20. Reenactors will represent Clara Barton between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Church Park on Clara Barton Street. This year the Clara Barton Day committee is happy to announce that part of the entertainment that will provided is a visit from the Seneca … [Read more...]

Hemlock Fair Results: Human and Animal Winners Take a Bow

LIVONIA – The Hemlock Fair contest results are in, and this year's winners, human and animal alike, can take a bow. The contests, as ever, put the region's best in agriculture and animal husbandry on a pedestal. "Congratulations to all Hemlock Fair 4-H Animal Show exhibitors on a great fair," said the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County (CCE). "Thank you to the volunteers and parents who helped to make it all possible. Below … [Read more...]

Avon Corn Fest a Sweet Celebration

AVON — The village celebrated summer right at Avon Rotary's 30th Annual Corn Festival. The Aug. 13 festival delighted and stuffed many with over 20 food trucks, kids attractions, live entertainment and craft vendors lining the street. "I want to thank all the wonderful people who gave of their time yesterday to support the vendors and attendees," Expressed one of the craft vendors, Helen Jacob of HIJ Creations on the event's Facebook page. … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Unlicensed Driver with Several Suspensions

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rochester man for allegedly driving with a suspended driver's license and other vehicle and traffic violations. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Tavares McMath, 26, was arrested for felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, as well as Speeding and Operation of a Motor Vehicle by an Unlicensed Driver, both infractions. On … [Read more...]

Dansville ArtWorks Seeks Local Talent to Showcase in Gallery

DANSVILLE – Dansville ArtWorks is on the search for local artists to take part in their upcoming exhibits. Dansville ArtWorks is looking for artists to showcase pieces in their consignment shop. The gallery at 178 Main Street carries an array of locally made art works. "Dansville ArtWorks aims to ensure there is a selection of high quality, hand crafted art work in a variety of media with a varied price range," says the Dansville ArtWorks … [Read more...]

Sheriff Dougherty Announces County-Wide Crime Drop

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Sheriff Thomas Dougherty announces a 26.20% decrease in Index Crimes over the last three years in Livingston County. According to a press release from Sheriff Dougherty, when comparing the total index crimes from 2012 to the same crimes in 2015, there was an overall decrease from 1195 to 882. The greatest decrease was in property crimes, where there were 335 fewer crimes over the same time frame, for a 29.40% … [Read more...]