October 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Seneca Falls American Legion Post 366 invites you to join in the Commander's Can Jam.

It has been brought to our attention that cans of soup & other canned items are difficult to keep stocked at the House of Concern's food pantry and with the colder weather approaching, we want to HELP!

Through the month of October, Kirk-Casey Post 366 will be collecting canned goods that will be donated to the House of Concern's Food Pantry.  Each canned good donated gets your name entered into the drawing for a gift certificate to a local establishment.  Each can of soup, gets 2 entries.

Let's show our community how much we care & help stock those shelves.

Please feel free to contact Julie Scott, Commander with any questions, comments, or concerns @ 315-568-8091.  The Post is located at 48 State Street, Seneca Falls.

For more information:
Julie Scott
(315) 604-1396
Fall Foliage Tour Map
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Canandaigua, NY - The Ontario County Historical Society's new fundraiser shows off the best that October has to offer - fall colors at their peak in the Bristol Hills. Maps are available starting next week for this month-long October event.
The southern Ontario County towns of Bristol, South Bristol and Naples are known for their autumn beauty. The Fall Foliage Trail map takes guests through these towns, their villages and hamlets and provides historical stops and local shops to visit and the best places to take photos of the fall scenery.
Discover the quaintness of Bristol Springs and stop at the Arbor Hill Winery or have lunch at the Brown Hound Bistro. Explore local history at stops like South Bristol Historical Society's Grange building. In Naples, visit Monica's Pies, Inspire Moore Winery or Neapolitan Pizza to enter a raffle to win great prizes. At the Reservoir Creek Golf Course enter the raffle to win free rounds of golf. Each map is good for the entire month of October, so come back again.
Community Day, October 17, will be a memorable day with access to
special tours at select stops shown on the Trail Map. Eight behind-the-scenes tours will be offered at historical places like the Bristol Valley Theater, Burning Springs archaeological dig and Naples Historical Society Museum.
Bring the camera! Eighteen "photo ops" marked on the Fall Foliage Trail map offer great places for photos, along curving country roads, in historic cemeteries, at scenic overlooks and with historic buildings. A photo contest, sponsored by the Ontario County Arts Council, offers $300 for the best photo, along with several other cash prizes. Entries for up to 3 photos are $25 for adults over 18 and free for youth shutterbugs. For more information on the contest and its rules, visit www.ochs.org.
A $20 donation to the Ontario County Historical Museum earns a map, an information folder and four wristbands for access to the October 17 Community Days activities. The map packets will be available starting September 8 at several locations in the region, including the Ontario County Historical Museum located at 55 North Main Street in Canandaigua, selected Canandaigua National Bank and Trust main and branch offices, The Geneva Historical Society, Arbor Hill Winery, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, The Naples Library and online at www.ochs.org. For more information, call the Ontario County Historical Society at 585 394-4975 or visit www.ochs.org.
Bristol Mt. 5K
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The Ontario County Historical Society is pleased to announce that its annual 5K benefit run is moving to the country and will be held at the at the summit of Bristol Mountain ski resort. The event benefits the museum operations fund of the Canandaigua historical not-for profit. The run will held be on Sunday, October 4th and will feature, among other prizes a $100 cash award for the male and female runner with the best overall times!

Ed Varno, the Executive Director of the Historical Society reminds those planning to attend to arrive early and that the running course and the registration facilities will only be accessible from South Hill Road off County Road 32 in Bristol.

Prizes: Two $100 cash prizes will be awarded to the male and female runner with the fastest overall completion time.  Medals will be awarded for age groups and for best time for both male and female runners.

Early on-line entry is encouraged. Entry fee is $20 until October 1 then it will be $25 including the day of the event. To register on line go to:  tiny.cc/Fall5k
Participants registered prior to September 15th are guaranteed a Fall Foliage 5K T- shirt, featuring this year's new event logo.  All proceeds benefit the Ontario County Historical Society.  Participants can register via the website listed above, day of the event or by requesting a paper form from NewsfromOCHS@gmail.com by calling 585 394-4975.

For additional information contact the Ontario County Historical Society.
Fall Folaige Bristol Mountain 5K
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fall Foliage 5K Trail Run at Bristol Mountain

For more information:
Ed Varno
(585) 394-4975
Blessing of the Animals
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Furry and non-furry critters of all sorts are invited to bring their human to Christ Episcopal Church in Willard, NY for the Blessing of the Animals service this Sunday, October 4th at 9:30 am. The annual service marks the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the Patron Saint of Animals.  Christ Church’s Parish Priest, the Rev. Lesley Adams will lead the service of Holy Eucharist and do a special blessing for each pet or other animal that is brought to church.  All types of animals are welcome, but please be sure that you have a way to keep your animal under your control for its protection.  After the service, all in attendance, both human and non-human, are welcome to refreshments, including cat and dog treats.  The church is located at 1392 Main Street in Willard. 




Waterloo Fire Department Open House
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Waterloo Volunteer Fire Department presents their 2015 open house Sunday October 4th from 10 am till 1pm. at the East Water Street Fire Station. Come bring the family and explore Firefighting. Live Demonstrations and exhibits will take place. WQe welcome the community to come down and see what we do.

For more information:
Sandra D. Shaw`
(315) 246-8844
Rose Hill Mansion Opens
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Rose Hill Mansion will open for the 2015 season on Friday, May 1. Administered by the Geneva Historical Society, the Greek Revival mansion and National Historical Landmark perches above Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

Rose Hill Mansion is located at 3373 Route 96A, about a mile south of Routes 5&20, near Geneva, New York. The house is open May 1 to October 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and July 4. The last daily tour is at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sundays. The grounds are open year round, free of charge.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
Ontario County Fall Foliage Tour
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Follow Ontario County’s Fall Foliage Trail through the beautiful Bristol Hills during the peak foliage month of October. Your $20 donation to the Ontario County Historical Museum gives you a map, information and admission for 4 to travel the trail, learning at historical Stops, browsing at local Shops and capturing the scenery at Photo Ops. Participating stores will offer specials and be sure to enter the Photo Contest for cash prizes. October 17 is Community Day with special tours at select Stops. Look for the maps (your ticket to the tour!) starting September 8 at the Ontario County Historical Museum, 55 N. Main Street, Canandaigua.

For more information:
Car and Motorcycle Cruise
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Automobile enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the classic, vintage and antique show vehicles that will be on display on Sonnenberg Garden’s Fall Car & Motorcycle Cruise on October 4 from Noon to 4 pm. Cars, music, food, and access to both the gardens and mansion provide families a perfect way to celebrate a beautiful autumn day. 

Event attendees will be able to see a wide-range of vintage vehicles, mint-condition classics, and modern marvels on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. This year the members of the Finger Lakes Porsche Club, Kanandaique Corvette Club, Finger Lakes Mercedes Benz, Rochester Corvette Club, and others will be in attendance. All visitors attending the show that day will be invited to vote for their favorites, with the “People’s Choice Awards” to be announced prior to the close of the show at 4 p.m. Trophies will also be awarded to the “best of show” in ten different categories. 

Individual drivers/owners, car clubs, and others are welcome and encouraged to register in advance by Thursday, September 30 for $6 per vehicle at www.sonnenberg.org or by calling 585-394-4922. Vehicle registration will rise to $12 at the door on the day of the show. Admission for all occupants in the show vehicle are covered under the vehicle registration fee. Show cars may begin arriving at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, with the public display to begin at noon, running through 4 p.m. Registration fees are a non-refundable donation to support non-profit Sonnenberg. Show cars should enter at the north entrance of the park on Fort Hill Avenue. 

During the show, Gale-Wyn Catering will be selling chicken barbecue meals plus other food and drink items. Wine tastings will be offered inside Sonnenberg’s Finger Lakes Wine Center. Musical entertainment will set the mood for a fun-filled afternoon. It is a day the whole family will love!

General admission at the door is $12/adults, $10/seniors (60+) & AAA members, $6/military personnel (w/ ID), $6/students (college w/ ID & 13-17), $1/children (ages 4-12), free for 3 and under. Event made possible by the generous sponsorship of Lyons National Bank, Canandaigua Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Victor Chevrolet.