SUN VIDEO: Livingston County Delivers Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An outpouring of local generosity delivered piles of much-needed emergency supplies to the Livingston County Medical Reserve Corps, to later go to the residents of Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. June Webster, Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness in Livingston County, said that this is an unusual effort considering that their agency usually only operates to prepare and relieve local … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Livonia Vet and LCCOPS Fetch Lost Dog’s Plane Ticket to Arizona

LIVONIA – A German shepherd that went missing over a year ago turned up wandering the road in Livonia. The Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services (LCCOPS), the union for the Police Services Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office, agreed to foot the bill for Max's plane ticket to fly home. The running theory is that Max ran away from home in Arizona a year ago and was picked up by a neighbor, who then moved to Livingston County. He then … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Mount Morris Youth Center Shoots for Halloween Open House

MOUNT MORRIS – The youth and arts center taking shape in downtown Mount Morris is committed to opening its doors for a sneak peak on Halloween. Josh and Kelly Bacon, founders of the Christian Community Center for Youth and the Arts, have already recruited dozens of volunteers to help build the center. Still, donations will be needed to fuel the dream. Their vision continues to solidify into a vibrant downtown hub for sports, music, … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: One of Geneseo’s Oldest Churches Turns 150

GENESEO – St. Michael's Church was standing on Main Street before the bear fountain went in. It was there before the county courthouse was built, and before the construction of the Wadsworth Normal School, which would become SUNY Geneseo. Since then, its appearance has been virtually unchanged. The stone and iron work inside is all original and besides the installation of a new cross on its steeple following three unfortunate lightning … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Anonymous Donors Restore 50-Year-Old Church Organ in Geneseo

GENESEO – Anonymous donors completely funded an extensive renovation of the nearly 50-year-old pipe organ at St. Michael's Church. Breaking into the two-story, 2,000-pipe instrument revealed what Organist and Choirmaster Fr. Mitch Bush called 'pages and pages' of problems that had been altering the organ's sound for years. The task then fell to organ technician Tim Smith to repair and restore the organ's every inch. After months of … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Youngest Runners Make Big Strides at Oak Tree 5K

GENESEO – Some of the youngest runners on the field at this year's Oak Tree 5K made the biggest strides. For one, Catherine Staley, 10, was the first female across the finish line with a time of 20:00 flat. She broke the age group record by 34 seconds and improved 44 seconds from her time last year. Her goal was 20:34. Nicholas Cunningham, 16, led the race until the last hill, where he was overtaken by Paul Rellstab, 30, of Geneseo, an … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Market on Main Opens with ‘Affordable Elegance’ in Geneseo this Month

GENESEO – After months of mystery and anticipation, Market on Main will open later in September at 45 Main Street. Owner Meghan Bucci is a Geneseo native. She says she is happy to be one of a few businesses to recently open downtown. Market on Main will have a soft opening Sept. 9 and fully open Sept. 12. … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: SUNY Geneseo Student’s Main Street Bash Welcomes Hundreds

GENESEO – One SUNY Geneseo student's diligent work brought hundreds of incoming freshmen and sophomore students up the hill to Main Street's businesses and farmer's market. The sun was bright on smiling faces in downtown Geneseo, and not just students'. Village trustees, business owners, farmers and representatives from several major Geneseo organizations freely mingled on Main Street and Center Street, where the Thursday farmers market … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Driver Injured in Dump Truck Rollover in Geneseo

GENESEO – A dump truck tipped over on Groveland Road Tuesday morning. State Police declined to speak on camera but NYSP Captain Kevin Reilly said that the truck was southbound when it ran off the right shoulder of Groveland Road, swerved back across the road and tipped over on the left shoulder at about 8:50 a.m. The extent of the driver's injuries are unknown. Reilly said that the driver was transported in an ambulance. A medical … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Geneseo Barber Shop is Homecoming for Nunda-Born Stylist

GENESEO – A Nunda native feels right at home in her tiny, rustic barber shop on Main Street. Randilyn Stewart has been cutting hair for 16 years. Her career took her as far away as Annapolis, but she ultimately decided to come home to Livingston County to set up her shop, 'A Little Off the Top.' Much of the woodwork in the shop is made from repurposed barn wood and pallets. She says the plan is to specialize in men's cuts, though women … [Read more...]