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Morning Minutes: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Jan. 29WORD OF THE DAYpalisade [pal-uh-seyd] (noun) a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.FILM FACTSWhich legendary college football coach does Forrest Gump play for?A. Knute RockneB. Bear BryantC. George HalasD. Vince Lombardi(Answer at bottom of column)NUMBER TO KNOW75 percent: A 2017 study found that the fax machine accounts for 75 percent of the U.S.’s medical communications. THIS DAY IN [...]

College notes

Send your college student’s dean’s list announcements and other achievements to yournews@messengerpostmedia.com. AdmissionsHannah Zollweg, of Victor, recently enrolled in the international business marketing program at Trinity College/Oxford University in Oxford, England. Dean's listCarina Hastings, of Ionia, was named to the fall 2017 dean’s [...]

Valley Manor gallery exhibiting Canandaigua artist

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities will host an opening reception for “All Natural,” an exhibit of nature and landscape photography by Peter Blackwood, of Canandaigua, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at The 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave., Rochester.The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 18. Refreshments will be served at the reception.Blackwood’s photography depicts his visits to the Finger Lakes, Adirondack Mountains, Rainbow River in Florida and [...]

Books Sandwiched In series to start Feb. 5

Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, will kickoff Books Sandwiched In, a book talk series, with “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande at noon Feb. 5.Lead teacher Brian Moore, of Canandaigua Academy, will discuss the memoir that explores life before and after illegal immigration. Cookies and drinks will be provided at the free program.The series will continue with “Queen of the Bremen” by Marlies Adams DiFante on Feb. 12, “The Hate U [...]

DEC accepting pheasant release program applications

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for its Day-old Pheasant Chick program through March 25.Day-old chicks are available at no cost to participants who are able to provide a brooding facility, covered o...

Cracker Box Palace to host 13th annual Gala Ball

Cracker Box Palace will host its 13th annual Gala Ball on Feb. 10 at Ontario Country Club, 2021 Country Club Lane.Proceeds will provide for the care and feeding of abused, abandoned and surrendered farm animals, as well as continue the preservations of...

GTC project list available for public view

Genesee Transportation Council’s draft Unified Planning Work Program project list for fiscal year 2018-19 is available for public view through Feb. 12 in the Genesee-Finger Lakes region.The project lists federally funded transportation planning activities for GTC staff, member agencies and other jurisdictions during April 1-March 31, 2019. The board will vote for adoption on March 8. Written comments are accepted by email or mail at Genesee Transportation Council, 50 W. Main St. [...]

Auction to benefit Humane Society of Wayne County

The 15th annual Sweetheart’s Auction will benefit Humane Society of Wayne County at noon on Jan. 28 at Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 state Route 31.Viewing starts at noon for the silent auction; tables will close in 30-minute increments starting at 12:30 p.m. The live auction will start at 2 p.m. with an auctioneer from Van’s Auction Services, of Marion. Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and raffles throughout the afternoon.Auction items include [...]

NOTABLE AND QUOTABLE Remarks focus on legal issues —and gratitude

Messenger Post MediaLegal issues, involving a young man's death at a Canandaigua attraction and what city firefighters view as their improper discipline, were in the news this past week.Val Hollingsworth of Dover, Massachusetts, has filed suit against ...

Helming accepting Woman of Distinction nominations

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54th District, is accepting nominations for the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction recognition through Feb. 20.The award recognizes the winner’s work on behalf of their communities. Nominees must be from the 54th District.Helming will honor all nominees from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region during a winter ceremony. The State Senate will recognize one woman from each district. Winners’ photos and biographies will be on display in the [...]