Jumpers Video Flight from National Warplane Museum’s Whiskey-7

GENESEO – A member of the Liberty Jump team captured the moment that he jumped from the National Warplane Museum's flying historical treasure, Whiskey-7, just as paratroopers did over Normandy on D-Day, 1944. The team performed a demonstration at the Westfield International Airshow, held at Barnes Air National Guard Base. Whiskey-7 will continue to be busy this airshow season. She will be a prized guest at Thunder Over Michigan, one of the … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Professor/’Mad Scientist’ Safely Captures Eclipse in Geneseo

GENESEO – Livonia resident, MCC professor, dive instructor and local 'mad scientist' John Rodman took to the streets of Geneseo to safely show today's eclipse to fascinated passerbys. An old pair of binoculars, camera lens and rifle scope focused the image of the partially-obscured sun onto paper. Hundreds took to the streets to get a peek at the phenomenon through paper cameras, boxes, and eclipse glasses. Rodman is fueled by an … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Hemlock T-Bone Sends Small Child to Hospital

LIVONIA – A collision at the intersection of Main Street and Big Tree Road in the hamlet of Hemlock sent one small child to the hospital late Monday morning. According to first responders on scene, the emergency call went out at about 10:48 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle crash with two children injured. Livonia Deputy Fire Chief Rich Alexander was first to the scene and reported that one child had a minor laceration to the face and the other … [Read more...]

The Statesmen Still Kicking as Dry Nightclub in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Statesmen says that it will no longer be serving alcohol, but it plans to open as an alcohol-free night club for the fall semester. Owner Rocco Dragani said that there are no official opening dates, but the plan is to open as a dry dance venue sometime during the coming semester. "There will be a $5 cover," said Dragani. "We still want to be the place where all college students can come dance. I spent a lot of time in bands so … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Hook & Spoon’s Grand Opening Makes Big Splash on Conesus Lake

LIVONIA – The Hook & Spoon is finally open at the north end of Conesus Lake. Partners Andy Penner, Alison DeMarco and Derek Robertson and their close-knit team have spent the past year and a half perfecting every inch of the from-scratch restaurant. DeMarco created an atmosphere that she calls 'eclectic cottage' with vintage decor and maple bars built by uncle Bill Castle. The Hook & Spoon's Bar manager and sommelier Chad Lipson … [Read more...]

Hook & Spoon’s Grand Opening Launches New Lakeshore Dining

LIVONIA – This is it. The Hook & Spoon's grand opening is Thursday night. Anticipation has sustained a fever-pitch since news broke of the complete re-creation of the restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, which overlooks the length of Conesus Lake from its northern tip. Thousands have already dined there during its first few days of 'soft opening.' "We are grateful to the family and friends who have come out to enjoy our … [Read more...]

Students Bummed that The Statesmen Refuses to Renew Liquor License

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo students are disappointed that The Statesmen bar and club, a staple of student night life for many years, is not renewing its liquor license. SUNY Geneseo students are still hopeful that the establishment could continue as an alcohol-free dance venue. "It's a place for students to go after upperclassmen hit the bars," said Sarah Jane Philips, a senior at SUNY Geneseo. "It's an outlet. A place to dance. I hope it stays … [Read more...]

Geneseo Dems Pick 3 With College Ties for Town Council

GENESEO – A Geneseo Democratic caucus designated three candidates with ties to SUNY Geneseo for the three Town Council seats that are up in November. The caucus designated SUNY Geneseo student Wesley D. Ebersole, SUNY Geneseo professor Tony Macula and Leah Fletcher, wife of SUNY Chancellor's Award-winning SUNY Geneseo professor Dr. Kurt Fletcher, without contest. "I do not have a speech prepared, thank you for this," said Ebersole, a … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Lighter Side Eatery Balances U-Hots’ Heavy Plates in Geneseo

GENESEO – A complement to one of Geneseo's staple restaurants is now open and ready for business. Lighter Side Eatery on Main Street shared an owner and staff with its neighbor, University Hots, but its menu is designed to balance out the heavy options next door. Owner Steve Vasile says that there are already a few clear customer favorites, like the chicken souvlaki. The restaurant specializes in fresh, healthy pitas. Everything on the … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Treasured ‘Granny Keane’ Bids Farewell at 71

GENESEO – The following is an obituary by the family of Janice F. Keane: Janice F. Keane, 71, passed peacefully on Aug. 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her father, Seward C. Fisk and her nephew Walter 'Wally' White both of Cazenovia, N.Y. Survived by her mother Bernice (Wilsey) Fisk of Cazenovia, her four sisters, Darleen Fisk of Manlius, Peggy Ralph (Jon) of Lucerne Valley, Calif., Carol Nagel of Cazenovia and Bonnie … [Read more...]