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: Livonia Dems Designate Marty Hughes for Supervisor

LIVONIA – The first Livonia Democratic caucus in several years ended with Marty Hughes as the Democratic designee for Town Supervisor. Eric Gott, incumbent Supervisor who is endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties for re-election and running on the independent 'Livonia First' line, appeared at the caucus to seek Democratic designation as well. However, the caucus voted 42 to 14 to limit nominations only to registered members of … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: York Farmer and Firefighters Beat Field Fire

YORK – A farmer helped firefighters put out a fire that swept up to 10 acres of his wheat field on River Road Wednesday afternoon. The emergency call went out at about 2:48 p.m. reporting a wheat field fire on River Road at Craig Road. John Miller, Second Assistant Chief for the York Fire Department, said that the farmer's help was a huge advantage. He said that the cause of the fire was a bad bearing in a combine that was working in … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Springwater Rope Rescue Saves Teen from Waterfall

SPRINGWATER – Rescuers rescued a badly injured 18-year-old from the bottom of a 200-foot waterfall on Tuesday. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office's Chief Deputy Matt Burgess said that the emergency call went out at about 3:30 p.m. for a teenage male fallen from a waterfall on private property about a mile off of Canadice Road. The teen is thought to have been hiking with a friend when he fell down the waterfall. He is not thought to … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Valley Artists Rejoice at Bear Fountain’s Return

GENESEO – Artists from all over the Genesee Valley turned heads on Main Street as they carefully captured the beauty of the bear fountain, detail by stunning detail. The artists are with the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. Six members painted on Monday: Barbara Jablonski; Judy Saprano; Bobbie Gradl; Kathy Mannix; Carol Thiel; and Claudine Bartlett. The group wanted to welcome the bear fountain they remember so well back to Main Street … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Growing Valley Fest Lands at York Central for First Time Ever

YORK – York Valley Fest is coming to York Central School for the first time ever. Event co-chairs say that the fest, now in its ninth year, continues to grow, especially as the Town of York anticipates its bicentennial celebration next year. The day begins at a.m. with a breakfast under the big tent by the school's playground. Registration for the 5K is at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 10 a.m. Event organizers say that craft and food … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Cops and Horses Top Obstacles at Hemlock Fair’s Mounted Competition

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office hosted their annual mounted patrol competition on Wednesday. The Sheriff's Office hosts multiple agencies from surrounding counties and as far away as Canada. They consider the competition a chance for riders and horses to hone their skills but also a chance to show those skills to the public. The obstacle course tests horse and riders on skills that come in handy in a variety of potentially … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: We Fly with Geneseo’s Most Historic Plane to Niagara Falls Air Force Base

NIAGARA FALLS – The GeneseeSun.com was aboard Whiskey 7, the National Warplane Museum's most historic aircraft, when she made an appearance at the 914th Air Refueling Wing on Saturday. The Wing had a ceremony to celebrate their transition from an airlift wing to a refueling wing and welcomed Whiskey 7 presence as a flyover and static display. "The C-47 Skytrain were our first aircraft when we were the 3rd Combat Cargo Group which started … [Read more...]

WATCH: Blue Devils in Vietnam Memorial Day Tribute Part 1 of 3

GENESEO — The impact of the Vietnam War will always leave scars in Geneseo.  For a group of Western New York Geneseo Veterans, they used those scars as motivators to educate in publishing a book titled "Blue Devils in Vietnam." The GeneseeSun.com's parent company, Light the region Media is releasing a three-part video series to educate and inform the community on the book and the great sacrifices that these veterans made. The book is a … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Farmers Plow Through the Rainy Days

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The rain has dampened local farm fields but not farmers' spirits. With lots of rain behind us and more on the way, planting season is certainly not going as planned. "We're probably about two weeks behind," said Leslie Hamilton of Triple H Farms in Geneseo. "We plant peas so our peas were planted about three weeks ago now because they're always the first thing we put in. That was right before the rain really started … [Read more...]