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November 25, 2023
Newark FUMC Church to hold Annual Cookie Sale

 The members of the Newark First United Methodist Church, 301 South Main St., are busy preparing for their 20th annual Christmas Cookie Sale to be held Saturday, December 16th.  Some refer to this as “the premier Christmas Cookie sale in Wayne County”.  The sale starts at 10 am (people are lining up an hour before […]

November 25, 2023
Free Christmas Concert in Wolcott

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus…or least there IS in Wolcott, and he is bringing a Christmas Concert to Main Street! Chris Kenyon and Kelley Patchen-Loveless are going to keep a 23-year tradition alive, with sponsorship from Lyons National Bank (LNB) who will provide funding for the show. Slated for 3 PM on Sunday, […]

November 18, 2023
Village of Newark, Town of Macedon each awarded $150,000 grants from the NYS Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal Corporation announced that eight upstate municipalities will receive more than $950,000 in grants from the Canal Corporation through Round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative. Regional Councils reviewed projects from this program and provided scores that reflect how well a project aligns with a region’s goals and […]

November 15, 2023
Wayne Central hosts local Veterans for panel discussion

 On November 9, 2023, high school students at Wayne Central School District welcomed a panel of veterans from the community. The veterans shared their stories and led a discussion centered around the significance of community, embracing diversity, and expressing gratitude.  The panel included the following veterans: Spenser Schmidt - served in the U.S. Marine Corps […]

November 4, 2023
County Historical Society and Museum hold Annual meeting

Members and guests in attendance were informed of the upcoming delivery of their acquisition of a very rare vehicle, “The Browniekar” a child’s automobile made by the Childs Motor Company on Siegrist Street in Newark. The 1908 “Browniekar” cycle-car was built in Newark, New York, It was a “toy designed for “harmless sport and amusement […]

October 28, 2023
Local teacher featured as speaker for Science Workshop Conference

New York Sea Grant has announced that Great Lakes Literacy Specialist Nate Drag and teachers from the North Tonawanda, Palmyra-Macedon, and Horseheads school districts who participated in the Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Vessel (R/V) Lake Guardian on Lake Ontario in 2023 will speak at the November 3-6, 2023 Science […]

October 21, 2023
Former 4-H members give back to Camp Beechwood

On Sunday October 15, Cadence Spence and Ethan Smith fulfilled their dream of building and dedicated benches and picnic tables for Beechwood State Park (Lake Road, Sodus). The two former 4-Hers, who now are 4-H counselors wanted to give back to a place that gave them so much enjoyment.  They applied for a grant from […]

October 14, 2023
Newark student leadership conference will feature dynamic speaker Chris Koch

The excitement is building for the first annual Student Community Collaboration Conference, that will be held Saturday, November 4th from 7:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Newark High School. Keynote speaker Chris Koch, who shares his message “If I Can. . . . “ around the world will ignite the event in the NHS auditorium at […]

October 7, 2023
Gananda Middle Schoolers learn Diversity, Empathy and History

On September 21st, the 7th grade class from Gananda Middle School took a field trip to the Rochester, in search of a new and eye-opening experience. Their stops included trips to the Rochester Public Market, the Open Door Mission, High Falls, and Genesee Valley Park.   Before they left, the students collected donations. Dividing into […]

September 30, 2023
Williamson Park Committee unveils three new pickleball courts

The Pickleball Court idea was started in 2021 by the Park Committee. Finding very limited courts in the county the Park Committee investigated alternatives. The Park Committee reviewed the pavilions and determined the full court basketball area was not being utilized. It was determined that by cutting the basketball court in half, there would be […]

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Recent Obituaries

Sharrow, Allen Jay

ONTARIO, NY/SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Passed away at his home in Ontario, on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the age of 60.  He was born on Wednesday, September 18, 1963 at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. He was predeceased by his father Leland Sharrow in 1978. Survived by his mother Barbara "Searles" Sharrow Reed; sisters, Bonnie (Mike) Wirth, Julie […]

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Johnson, Marilyn J.  

WILLIAMSON: Marilyn J. Johnson, a life-long resident of Williamson, NY entered into eternal peace at Kirkhaven in Rochester, NY after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on January 25, 2024 at age 82. Marilyn will be dearly missed by her two children: Amy Johnson and Andrew (Karen) Johnson. Her memory will be cherished by her […]

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