October 2014
Winemakers Dinner
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Make reservations for Winemaker's Dinner to benefit Ontario-Yates Hospice Friday, November 7, 2014 at Ventosa Vineyards - Celebrating 20 years of service to the community
Tickets are $75 Full menu and details can be seen on the web site
Reservations can be made online at www.flvns.org/winemakers or mailed with entree choice (Prime Rib, Eggplant Parmesean, Broiled Haddock) to Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 PreEmption Road, Geneva, NY 14456
or contact: Stephanie Hesler   shesler@flvns.org or 315-789-9821 x4212
Chamber Benefits 101
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting
Chamber Benefits 101 on Thursday October 30. 


Intended to answer common questions and cover general topics about the
Chamber of Commerce, the educational event will feature program overviews
and brief presentations from Chamber staff and committee members. 

Chamber Benefits 101 will take place from 9:00am - 11:30am and will be held
at Fatzinger Hall, which is the historic auditorium located on the second
floor of the Waterloo Library & Historical Society, at 31 E. Williams Street
in Waterloo.


The event is free to attend. All current, new and prospective Chamber
members are invited.  Local community members, business partners and other
individuals that are interested in learning more about the Chamber or
getting  involved with programs, networking opportunities, special events,
or joining one of the Chamber's committees are also encouraged to attend.
Light refreshments will be served. Parking is limited. Spaces reserved on a
first-come first-served basis. 


All reservations to attend the event are requested before 10/24/14 and can
be placed by calling 315-568-2906 or emailing
Support Ron Buckley
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bottle and Can Drive: Saturday Oct. 4 at Coon Cans in Waterloo/Seneca Falls, from 9AM - 12 PM.

Ron was diagnosed with MS in 2005. He needs medical equipment in order to walk again. Insurance is not covering the equipment. Lets help him raise the money needed. Bring your bottles and cans Saturday. Hope to see you there!

They will continue to collect for Ron after Saturday. Just let them know it is a donation for Ron Buckley.

For more information:
Rhonda Solomon
(315) 521-7107
Farmers Market
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Farmers Market at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • 10:00 am– 3:00 pm @ Scandling Center Rear Café Patio (300 Pulteney St., Geneva)
  • Thank a farmer! Eat locally! Cook seasonally! Stop by the Campus Farmers Market to purchase fresh produce and products of the Finger Lakes region! Sign up for a CSA! Vendors will be selling vegetables, eggs, cheese, maple products, jams, mustards, and more! To make this a more sustainable event, we ask that customers bring their own reusable bag! Bring Your Own Bag NY will be present offering educational materials about the impact of plastic bags and will provide reusable bags to market customers! Organized by the Finger Lakes Institute. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the North Medbery Lot adjacent to 300 Pulteney St., Geneva.
For more information:
Sarah Meyer
(315) 781-4382
Fish Fry
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

First Love Church

Fish fry dinners....  Every Friday

comes with fries, coleslaw, drink and a dessert all for $12.00

call ahead and we'll have it ready for you.


Thank You


For more information:
(315) 398-8832
Commander's Can Jam
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

The Seneca Falls American Legion will be collecting canned goods throughout the month of October to be donated to the House of Concern's food pantry.  For every canned good donated, you get 1 chance in a raffle to win a gift certificate to a local establishment.  For every can of soup dontated, you earn 2 chances in the raffle. With the cooler months approaching, help us fill as many shelves of the pantry as possible. Items can be dropped off at the Post located on 48 State Street, Seneca Falls after noon every day. Any questions, comments, or concerns contact the Julie/Post @ 315-568-8091.

For more information:
(560) 413-9600
Big Apple Crunch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Big Apple Crunch

  • 12:00 pm @ HWS Scandling Center Rear Café Patio (300 Pulteney St., Geneva)
  • It’s apple season in the Finger Lakes! The Big Apple Crunch is a fun way to celebrate seasonal, local and healthy eating. Let’s help set a world record for the “Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event.” Begun in NYC in 2012, this synchronized apple-biting event has expanded nationally. Bite into a local apple together at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and be a part of a huge event! This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the North Medbery Lot adjacent to Pulteney St., Geneva. Sponsored by Red Jacket Orchards.
For more information:
Sarah Meyer
(315) 781-4382
Fall Mansion Mysteries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  The year is 1913. Prohibition is looming and there is opposition to the male-only vote to incorporate Canandaigua into a city. Suffragettes, those campaigning for women to have the right to vote, are active. A world-famous opera singer is visiting Mrs. Mary Clark Thompson at Sonnenberg. There is a bit of a “Downton Abbey” flair to the Sonnenberg house help and of course, there is a mystery to be solved… 

This year’s Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park autumn whodunit play, The Big Smear, was written in collaboration by Joanne Vanderven, Wendy Hubert, and Glen Wyand with assistance from Sonnenberg historian Barb Stahl. The 3-act play is approximately 90 minutes of fun and interactive live theater where the audience is invited to interview the actors and cast their votes for the guilty culprit or culprits. New to this year’s drama is an added bit of color to the characters and dialogue that is sure to be familiar to all Downton Abbey fans.  

The Friday and Saturday night Mansion Mysteries performances start at 7 p.m. and will be held on October 24, and 25. Gates open 30 minutes prior to show time and guests will be taken via tram service to the Mansion where the performance will take place. Light refreshments, hors-d'oeuvres, and desserts along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Guests are welcome to further participate, if they so desire, by attending in period costume. 

Tickets for the shows are $24 for Adults and $20 for Sonnenberg Members or Youths (ages 12 – 18). Advance reservations are required as seating is limited and the shows sell out by performance night. Reservations should be made by phone at (585) 394-4922 or online at www.sonnenberg.org.