May 2016
Athena ACE Nominees Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 8th annual year of the Athena ACE Scholarship.  Application forms are available in the “Application” section on our website, http://athenagenevaace.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=94e4387342355bb2c4e021ce1&id=111c8b0142&e=f9a60a1f9f and can be submitted electronically to AthenaACEA@gmail.com or by mail to the following address:
Athena ACE Association
P.O. Box 744
Geneva, New York 14456
 
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until Saturday, June 25th at 4:00 pm.

The scholarship is open to women ages 25 and older that are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) in a qualified educational program by September 30, 2016, and, who live in eastern Ontario, Seneca or Yates counties. Qualified educational programs may include: formal higher education (college degree) programs or any certification or training program (including a GED) that is necessary for the recipient to advance in her career or pursue a stated career goal.
 
The Athena ACE Scholarship supports women developing their capacity for leadership in our community by pursuing additional education.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more women that demonstrate the qualities promoted by the ATHENA International program: excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, valuable service by contributing time and energy to her community, and assistance to other women in reaching their full potential.
 
The Athena ACE Association will award up to $2500 in scholarship assistance.  The recipient(s) will be announced in August, 2016.
 
Questions may be emailed to AthenaACEA@gmail.com
Jr. Iron Chef Competition
1:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Modeled after the TV show “Chopped”, youth will be provided Festival food and will be asked to reinvent their food item into healthier and tastier recipes, using some pantry items, local foods, maybe a surprise or two, and their own culinary creativity!

All ingredients and cooking tools and supplies will be provided. Up to 4 Teams of 3-5 middle school and/or high school students can participate and must pre-register. Youth do not need to be existing 4-H members in order to participate. Top scoring team(s) will be invited to participate in the NYS 4-H Jr. Iron Chef contest at the NYS Fair.

Registration is required for the event. RSVP by Monday, May 23rd.

Call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251, email Rachel Williams at rrw33@cornell.edu, or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/JrIronChef_245 to register.

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
(315) 539-9251
Seneca Falls Memorial Day Activities
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
For more information:
Julie
(560) 413-9600
Memorial Day Parade- Newark NY
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Parade Starts at 1:30 p.m. on West Shore Blvd. to Central Park.

Ceremony Starts at 2:00 p.m. at Central Park.

On behalf of the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2883 and American Legion Post #286 we thank you for coming to this solemn ceremony. All veterans, parade participants, active and reserve service military personnel and their families are invited to share in refreshments at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2883 and American Legion Post #286. Thank you and God Bless America.

Walking Trail
6:00 AM - 7:15 AM

In partnership with Our Town Rocks (OTR), Dundee Central School is pleased to share the opening of the  DCS Walking Trail. The DCS Walking Trail is a walking course that has been identified for community members to walk inside the school building during the cold winter months. One course includes stairs and a second does not. The Walking Trail is clearly marked and can be accessed by parking by the outside basketball court and using the entrance by the nurse's office. The Walking Trail is open to the public on days that school is in session, Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:15 am and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Working together to promote health and wellness in our community!

 
 
For more information:
Kelly Houck
(607) 243-5533
Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day Culinary Tent
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

“The Culinary tent is a great resource to learn about foods grown and produced locally in Seneca County and the surrounding Finger Lakes area,“ said CCE Executive Director Ave Bauder. “The public is invited to taste delicious samples, while getting new recipes and nutrition tips. Also this year we have two different competitions. A Venison Chili Cook-Off on Saturday for all of the wild game hunters as well as sportsmen’s clubs and on Sunday a Jr. Iron Chef Competition. Check it out!”

CCE’s 4-H Youth Development Resource Educator Rachel Williams is especially excited by the Jr. Iron Chef Competition, modeled after the TV show “Chopped.” It will be held from 1-3 on Sunday.“We are looking forward to our first Junior Iron Chef contest at Celebrate\ Commemorate.” said Williams. “We want all aspiring chefs to come and join us in the challenge of combining cooking skills with thinking on your feet!”

Youth will be provided Festival food and will be asked to reinvent their food item into healthier and tastier recipes, using some pantry items, local foods, maybe a surprise or two, and their own culinary creativity! All ingredients and cooking tools and supplies will be provided. Up to 4 Teams of 3-5 middle school and/or high school students can participate and must pre-register by contacting Rachel, rrw33@cornell.edu or 315-539-9251 at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension. Youth do not need to be existing 4-H members in order to participate. Top scoring team(s) will be invited to participate in the NYS 4-H Jr. Iron Chef contest at the NYS Fair.

Mo Tidball, Seneca County CCE’s Nutrition Resource Educator and scheduler for the Culinary Tent is equally excited by the Venison Chili Cook-Off on Saturday. “We have lots of deer hunters in our area and great sportsmen’s clubs in the county” noted Tidball, who is also author of the Wild Harvest Table Website. “Both categories of cooks are encouraged to come on Saturday afternoon with their favorite venison chili recipe. There will be great prizes for the winners as well as bragging rights!” Contestants need to register by May 23rd by contacting the office.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 28th

10 AM - 11 AM: Good Morning Smoothies with Eat Smart New York!

11 AM - NOON: Farm to School! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working on two grants in Seneca County and the Finger Lakes region from USDA and NYS Department of Ag & Markets to bring more local produce into school cafeterias. Come learn about this exciting program and sample some Farm to School recipes.

NOON - 4 PM: Cheese, Glorious Cheese! Two area cheese producers will be at the Culinary Tent during the afternoon to talk about cheese making, cheese pairings, and offering samples. Stop by, and bring some home too! We will also be cooking up a number of different fondue recipes featuring cheese and local beverages.

NOON - 2 PM: Heaven Scent Farm Creamery -So what makes a jack cheese a jack? Find out from this Finger Lakes cheese producer and sample their signature Heavenly Jack, Devilish Jack, or Dill-licious Jack cheeses.

2 PM - 4 PM: Sunset View Creamery- This century farm hosts the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival every summer. Learn about this great event and try their amazing cheeses, made from milk only from their Holstein herd.

3 PM: Get your Game on with tasty venison preparation tips and tastings from the creator of the Wild Harvest Table website, Mo Tidball.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Inaugural Venison Chili Cook-off! Entries must be pre-registered with Seneca CCE (539-9251) and brought hot to the Culinary Tent between 3:30 PM - 4 PM.

4 PM: Judging begins for Venison Chili Cook-off. Competitors will include members of Sportsmen’s Clubs, personal cooks and professional chefs.

4:30 PM: Venison Chili winners announced! Prizes awarded to top two individual winners and top two club winners. 1st prize is $100, a trophy, and bragging rights. 2nd prize winners receive a gift basket compliments of Bass Pro Shops in Auburn, NY and some bragging rights. Winners will also have their recipes published on the Wild Harvest Table website.

Sunday, May 29th

10 AM: Start your Day with a Healthy Breakfast! Learn some new recipes and tips to start your day right.

11 AM: How to Shop at a Farmers Market. Learn tips on shopping at a Farmers Market and try some recipes using farm fresh produce from the Finger Lakes!

NOON: Chef Mary Kay Reed will be cooking up a tasty sample from her fabulous restaurant in Ovid, Taste of Wine Country.

1 PM - 3 PM: Junior Iron Chef Competition open to teams of Middle and or High School Students. Watch youth re-purpose vendor food from the festival into something different and earn an opportunity to go on to the state fair.

3 PM - CLOSE: Cooking with Kids - Learn some recipes that kids can help create and will love to eat!

Celebrate Commemorate events will be May 27-29. The 150th observance of Memorial Day will be on May 30. To learn more about Celebrate Commemorate and Waterloo’s 150th observance of Memorial Day, go to http://waterloony.com/memorial-day/celebrate-commemorate/

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
(315) 539-9251
4th Annual FEED THE FUTURE project
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
For more information:
Julie
(315) 604-1396
Jr. Iron Chef Competition
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeled after the TV show “Chopped”, youth will be provided Festival food and will be asked to reinvent their food item into healthier and tastier recipes, using some pantry items, local foods, maybe a surprise or two, and their own culinary creativity!

All ingredients and cooking tools and supplies will be provided. Up to 4 Teams of 3-5 middle school and/or high school students can participate and must pre-register. Youth do not need to be existing 4-H members in order to participate. Top scoring team(s) will be invited to participate in the NYS 4-H Jr. Iron Chef contest at the NYS Fair.

Registration is required for the event. RSVP by Monday, May 23rd.

Call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251, email Rachel Williams at rrw33@cornell.edu, or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/JrIronChef_245 to register.

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
(315) 539-9251
Jr. Iron Chef Competition
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeled after the TV show “Chopped”, youth will be provided Festival food and will be asked to reinvent their food item into healthier and tastier recipes, using some pantry items, local foods, maybe a surprise or two, and their own culinary creativity!

All ingredients and cooking tools and supplies will be provided. Up to 4 Teams of 3-5 middle school and/or high school students can participate and must pre-register. Youth do not need to be existing 4-H members in order to participate.  Top scoring team(s) will be invited to participate in the NYS 4-H Jr. Iron Chef contest at the NYS Fair.

To register, call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251, email Rachel Williams at rrw33@cornell.edu, or register online at www.senecacountycce.org.

For more information:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County
(315) 539-9251