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Many weeks of planning go into Olde Home Day by a very small group (they are always looking for more members). It starts right after the last Olde Home event and rather lurks in the shadows until fall when more firm feet get put to the various entities which comprise this special occasion. T…

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After two days of performances on June 3 - 4, the South Seneca ensembles, directed by Raymond Zajac, Jr., realized spectacular results with increased competition this year in the 50th Gorham Pageant of Bands.

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From May 4 through 6 South Seneca librarian Beth McCheyne was in Washington, D.C. for a “Leaders for Literacy” conference sponsored by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), a national not-for-profit organization. McCheyne was invited to attend along with representatives from 34 other RIF sites. RIF …

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On Saturday, June 11 Main Street in Interlaken will be bustling with the activities associated with Olde Home Day. Some research into the phenomenon of the “old home days” shows that most of them were inaugurated in the very late 19th or early 20th century, just about the time that the major…

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Cars lined the parking lot as folks came for a bountiful pass-a-dish dinner at the home of the Interlaken Grange, No 160 in the hamlet of Covert.

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Town of Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds proclaimed May 30, 2011, as Dick Bauer Day. However, it was not done so with any kind of approval by the very humble Dick Bauer. In fact, Bauer only agreed to participate in the Memorial Parade when he was coerced to do so by being told that the gue…

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Last week Covert supervisor Mike Reynolds spoke with the president of the South Seneca Ambulance Corps (SSCAC) Paul deGaray, and they agreed that the SSAC president should appear before the Covert town board this month to answer questions regarding the still-unsigned contract for ambulance s…

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On Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. the second part of a three-part commemoration of the legacy of the Seneca Army Depot will take place at the Lodi Historical Society on Main Street in Lodi. “Last November at a meeting with local historians we agreed that we should do a program on the depot,” said …

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A generation of local young people has visited Gadji, the red-tailed hawk at the Cayuga Nature Center. Her trainer Min Creasy now lives in Aurora, but for many years she rehabilitated and trained raptors at the Hawk Barn at Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology. Last month Creasy gave a presen…

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It rained heavily and often in late April, and the Seneca-Cayuga Canal rose to dangerous levels as it tried to drain the two largest Finger Lakes. On April 26 Rob Shields of Ovid and his two sons, Ryan, age 12, and Kyle, age 9, went up to the canal where it passes under Rt. 89 to go fishing.…