November 2015
Wreaths Across America
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Cayuga Community College Criminal Justice Club in Cooperation with Dana L. West High School Students are currently taking orders for the Wreaths Across America Project. 

Students are currently raising funds to support Wreaths Across America’s local effort. Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission - Remember, Honor and Teach - is a carried out each year within our Cayuga County Community.

Individuals wishing to purchase a wreath to use as a remembrance for a loved one especially a member of our US Military or as a decoration for their home are encouraged to place an order. Businesses’ are also encouraged to purchase the wreaths for their employees and families.

The 22 inch Maine Balsam Wreaths. Wreaths cost $15.00 per wreath.

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission - Remember, Honor and Teach - is a carried out each year in part through the laying of wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day each December. There will be a local remembrance ceremony sponsored by the Dana L. West and CCC CJ Club students and the Cayuga County Vietnam Veteran’s Chapter 704 at St. Peter and St. John’s Episcopal Church at 169 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York 13021 on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

An invitation to attend the ceremony is extended to all who wish to remember and honor the sacrifices made by our military personnel that keep our nation strong and allows our citizens to enjoy freedom. The ceremony also provides an opportunity to teach future generations the price of our freedom

Please visit the for more information on the organization and to learn about the group’s mission and how to get involved

For more information about covering this event, please contact:

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Linda Townsend, Location Leader  at  or at

 315-776-5728 or 315 252 1762 

Funds raised go toward the Campus and Community events sponsored by the Cayuga Community College Criminal Justice Club and Dana L. West Students Community wide Wreaths Across America Ceremony 

Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at and on Twitter at 

About Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit


For more information:
Dr. Linda Townsend
(315) 776-5728
Seeking Nativity Scenes
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Real Christmas Committee is seeking homemade 3D Nativity scenes for a public display.  These scenes are to be no larger than 12 inches by 18 inches with all ages and ideas being accepted.  Families are encouraged to work together on this project. Scenes are to be dropped off by December 3 at St. Francis-St. Clare Ministry Center (former St. Mary School), 35 Center Street.  For more information contact Laurel Callahan at 315-539-2487.

Evergreen Wreath Workshop
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Evergreen Wreath Making Workshop

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Making fragrant evergreen wreaths is a creative and fun way to get in the Holiday spirit. Roger VanNostrand, Master Gardener will be conducting a wreath making workshop on Tuesday December 8, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Cooperative Extension Center, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua. All materials including frames, wire, greens, natural trim items, and bows will be provided to make a 12 inch diameter wreath. 

Participants are urged to bring their own hand pruners, gloves, any favorite natural materials and any ornaments you would like on your wreath. If you have a wreath frame that you would like to use, you can also bring that with you.

 Roger will demonstrate how to make and trim a natural wreath. He and other Master Gardeners will assist those needing help in assembling their wreaths. 

Fee: $15.00/person covers the cost of materials for one wreath per person. 

Registration requested by Monday, November 30, 2015. Space will be limited so register early.

Contact Nancy at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email with your name, address, and phone number.

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
Make and Take Bird Suet Feeder
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Make and Take Bird Suet Feeder

Saturday, December 5, 2015

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Make your yard bird friendly by providing a suet food treat.  We will prepare a suet recipe that is favored by woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, nuthatches and Carolina Wrens.  You will then be able to place the suet in an attractive feeder which will be a welcome addition to your yard or make a nice gift for the upcoming holidays. 

Master Gardeners Christen Groeling and Bob Haggett will take you through step-by-step preparation of the suet mix recipe and the making of a log style feeder for the suet.  Information on the types of birds and identification of the birds that may be attracted to your new feeder will be covered as well as the recommended placement of the feeder. 

Fee:  $5.00 per person.  Registration is requested by November 30, 2015.  Class size is limited. Register early!! 

To register: contact Nancy at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, 585-394-3977 x 427 or with your name, address, and phone number.