August 2015
Auburn Football Tickets for Carrier Dome Game
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents Family 2 Family course
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Having difficulty with a mentally ill family member? The National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring a course called Family 2 Family. This is a  Free 12 week course that starts Wednesday September 9th from 630p-9p at Geneva General Hospital. For more information call Pat at 878-6540.

For more information:
Pat Plyter
(315) 878-6540
Fish Stocking Program
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District provides habitat improvement services, to include sponsoring two fish stocking programs to area residents. Annually, the District offers rainbow trout, koi, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, yellow perch, catfish and fathead minnows in the fall.

Information and order forms with pricing can be found on the Ontario County SWCD's website, or by calling (585) 396-1450. Order fish by September 25th for October 1st delivery.

Pick-uo location: Ontario County Cooperative Extension parking lot, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua.

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
Summer Food
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free lunches will be served every weekday starting on July 6th. To see the sites that are open and the times the meals are served go to the Summer food Program PY page on Facebook.

For more information:
Ashley Owens
Blood Pressure Screening
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Nurses from Geneva General Hospital’s Acute Rehabilitation Department are offering monthly free blood pressure screenings and education at the Geneva Community Lunch Program held at the Geneva Methodist Church located at 340 Main Street.  This month’s screening is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 from 11:15 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.


Potato Varieties, Late Blight, and Insect Management Field Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Potato growers have an opportunity to view standard and new fresh market potato varieties and lines, hear how to reduce risk in this year's late blight epidemic, and discuss Colorado potato beetle and other insect management. This meeting, hosted by CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 - 8:45 pm, at Williams Home Farm, down the lane off Russell Road, across from the packing house at 5077 Russell Rd, Marion, NY 14505. 

Walter DeJong, Cornell Potato Breeder, and Don Halseth, retired Cornell potato specialist, established a variety trial and will be evaluating the maturity, yield and marketability of white, red and some specialty varieties and breeding lines. Growers will get to hear what's been learned so far. They'll also have an opportunity to describe how the varieties they're growing are performing.

Bill Fry, Cornell Plant Pathologist, will give an update on this year's late blight epidemic, and provide recommendations on how best to protect the crop. Late blight has been confirmed on potatoes or tomatoes in many counties in Western and Central New York already, due to the never-ending rains from mid-May into July.

Finally, there will be a discussion regarding Colorado potato beetle control, led by Carol MacNeil, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, on what’s working, and what’s failing. A plan for rotating insecticides by Chemical Class to slow the development of resistance will be presented.

Cost: $10 per Cornell Vegetable Program enrollee; $15 all others. Dinner provided. DEC recertification credits and CCA credits will be available. Pre-register by contacting Carol MacNeil at 585-313-8796 or by August 27 so that we have a count for dinner. We appreciate the generous support of Bayer CropScience for sponsoring this event.

Card Game Basics
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

We will progress through a series of popular versions of rummy games, trump games, trick games, and games that involve two players.  Sign up for all sessions at or by calling 315-331-4370.

For more information:
Laura Lintz
(315) 331-4370
Get Your Garden Questions Answered
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get Your Garden Questions Answered

Date: Tuesday, April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th, & September 22nd

Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM

Location: Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, 7169 N Main St, Ovid, NY 14521

Classes are free. No registration required. 

Are you growing a garden for the first time?  Not sure why your tomatoes seem stunted? Or maybe you’re an experienced gardener and your cucumbers have always grown beautifully, but this year the leaves are wilting and the plants are drying up?  Do you have a flower or tree or shrub that is looking sickly or being attacked by something?  Not sure who to ask about these problems??  

The Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (SCCCE) Master Gardeners can help you find answers. And they will be at the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid the fourth Tuesday of each month April to September from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.  First session is Tuesday, April 28th and the workshops with conclude on Tuesday, September 22nd.  

If you’ve found an insect you think is the culprit or if you’re just curious what it is, bring it in a container, dead or alive, and we’ll identify it. Bring the leaves, stem or affected part of the problem plant and we’ll try to diagnose the disease or pest.  Even if we can’t come up with an answer on the spot, we can take it back to our office and work on it until we have an answer. We’ll provide you the information to help correct the problem or be prepared before it strikes next season.

 If you have an urgent issue that can’t wait until an upcoming Tuesday session, the Master Gardener Hot Line is available to answer gardening and landscape related questions.  Call 315-539-9251 or stop in to the SCCCE offices at 308 Main Street Shop Centre, third floor and we’ll help you solve your gardening and landscape issues. 

So don’t forget to mark the fourth Tuesday of each month on your calendar so if an issue arises in your yard or garden you can stop by the Ovid library between 6:30 and 7:30PM and get your questions answered. No need to register, just drop by and ask your questions!