Kiwanis’ Charitable Antique Show Hits Geneseo Veterans Day

GENESEO – Unique items from over 45 vendors are coming to Genesee Valley Plaza for the Kiwanis antique show is coming to Genesee Valley Plaza this Veterans Day. The show on Nov. 11 and 12 will as always benefit Livingston County food pantries. Admission for the entire weekend is $7, with a dollar taken off ticket prices with a donation of any non-perishable food. Tickets are good for both days. “I’m a big fan of food pantries,” said auction … [Read more...]

Rutigliano Asks for Funds to Sterilize Geneseo Cats

GENESEO — Village Board Trustee Mary Rutigliano proposes that the Village set funds aside to help lower the cat population in Geneseo. Rutigliano proposed that the board consider bringing in vets who would be willing to spay and neuter stray and abandoned cats throughout the village. "The cats didn't ask for this," said Rutigliano. "They are here because of human irresponsibility and human neglect." She hopes that funds will be set aside … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Veterans Reflect Through Collaborative Book ‘Blue Devils in Vietnam’

GENESEO — If you are looking for a hero, there is probably one on your street, and they likely served in Vietnam. Geneseo, like all communities across America, made great sacrifices during the Vietnam War. The recently released collaborative memoir 'Blue Devils in Vietnam' shines a light on that community during that era. "While I was overseas there were others from my high school that went off and served and I had no idea," said Tony … [Read more...]

Geneseo Rape Victim’s Mom: ‘My Husband is More Monster than Man’

GENESEO – The wife of Fernando Alvarado-Perez says that the moment she found out he raped her young daughter, 'every ounce of love for him was gone.' Alvarado-Perez, 37, stood at the defense table with his attorney, Brad Janson, to be sentenced to 20 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for felony Rape in the First Degree. The mother of the victim held back tears as she read a statement in court. "For 10 years I have … [Read more...]

Heater Burned Geneseo Woodworker’s Shop

GENESEO – The fire that consumed a talented woodworker's expanded garage and shop is so far thought to have started as an electrical fire in a heater. According to a press release from Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, the emergency call went out at about 3:31 a.m. Thursday reporting a possible garage fire. "The garage was a two story structure with a wood shop and vehicle storage on first floor and recreation room on the second floor," … [Read more...]

Towering Fire Destroys Geneseo Furniture Shop

GENESEO – Flames rose almost above the trees early Thursday morning as an expanded two-bay garage burned almost to the ground. According to an eyewitness, the fire started quietly and slowly built to a roar. "I was trying to sleep when I hear this crackling, sounded like ice cracking, almost a popping sound," said Dominic Friscia, who lives just across Prospect Street. "I look out my bedroom window and wow, the flames are towering almost … [Read more...]

VFW Plaque to Honor Geneseo’s Civil War Dead

GENESEO — The VFW plans to install a permanent plaque commemorating the Geneseo men who fought and died in the Civil War. They are looking to get a plaque made naming all 35 men at the war memorial in Geneseo's Village Park. "The VFW is tracing the war history of the Village," said Mayor Richard Hatheway. "It is important to look back to the 1800's and the Geneseo men who fought." Among Geneseo's Civil War dead is General James S. … [Read more...]

Healthy Campus Grant Coordinator to Attend Geneseo Chat

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles and Mayor Richard Hatheway are hosting a Community Chat Today, Nov. 8. The chat will be at the Livingston County Historical Society Museum, 30 Center Street, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. "This is a means for connecting with the community," said Hatheway. "It shows that the Village and College will work together to solve issues in the community." The Healthy Campus Community Coalition's newly … [Read more...]

Bunnies Inspire Lakeville Model-in-Training’s Raffle for Rescue Animals

LIVONIA – A Lakeville resident and new owner of two rescued bunnies is pushing as hard as possible to raise funds for local rescue animals. Jane Farrell, a model-in-training for Mary Therese Friel LLC (MTF) in Mendon, started the campaign about a week ago, going door to door to sell raffle tickets for $2 a piece or 3 for $5, with all proceeds to go to Lollypop Farm. "MTF challenged the models to make whatever change they can," said … [Read more...]

Banned Wegmans Customer Arrested for $210 Razor Blade and Red Bull Theft

GENESEO – A Geneseo woman who was allegedly banned from Wegmans is now under arrest for felony burglary for stealing razor blades and energy drinks. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Christina Schultz, 40, is now facing a felony Burglary in the Third Degree charge and a misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge. On Nov. 2, Deputy Bill Cartwright responded to Wegmans in Geneseo for a shoplifting complaint … [Read more...]