Theatre444 welcomes company members Marilla Gonzalez of Geneva playing Jerusha and Damon Fletcher of Seneca Falls playing Jervis. Newcomer Abigail Reagan serves as understudy for Jerusha. This talented and experienced group is lead by NYS Award Winning Artistic Director Pam Rapoza and Vocal Director Meredith Beckley. Garrett Coons serves as Technical Director with camera production crew Kelly Walker and Kathy Collins. Richelle Coons serves as Stage Manager and Costume Designer Paula Lipker ro
Shortest Annual Dinner In History
GENEVA -- The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva was inspired to hold an Annual Dinner without the usual trappings. 336 people still paid for the honor of watching this video at home. Geneva is a giving place!
Geneva Restaurant Week Planned
Sales Will Benefit Boys & Girls Club
GENEVA -- The Geneva BID launches the first-annual “#commit2geneva Downtown Restaurant Week” benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. Participating restaurants will offer a range of specials, unique menu items, in addition to their traditional menu from October 31st to November 6th; and make a donation benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva.
“The Geneva BID continues to find ways to promote safe events and activities tha
Club Hosting "Drive Through" Food Efforts
GENEVA -- The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva will partner with the City of Geneva, the Geneva Center of Concern and FoodLink of Rochester to operate monthly food distributions.
The effort, which was operated by the City fo Geneva since last spring, will move to the club's Geneva Community Center at 160 Carter Road where the longer driveway will facilitate distribution of the boxed foods.
Full details are on the poster below. This effort is being maintained
Club Will Offer Before School Care
GENEVA -- To aid Geneva's families and the City School District, the Boys & Girls Club will offer before school care starting at 7 a.m. every morning at its Geneva Community Center location. The service is free and open to any parents or gaurdians whose work demands require dropping students off earlier than the official start times at each school location. Before school care will not be available at school sites due to the COVID-19 virus protocols.
GENEVA -- The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva was firing on all cylinders Thursday as it worked to maintain its food programs while readying to open for Emergency Day Care on Monday.
The club's Junior Staff did a hot day of community service, weeding the gardens at Pulteney Park while the club's crisis transportation team did a full day of deliveries: milk from Ithaca to Lyons and Geneva, fruit and vegetable boxes to 350 families in Geneva and Yates County as well as 42
By Phil Beckly
GENEVA – The show must go on, and so must the arts instruction … even in a pandemic.
The faculty at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy has been able to continue teaching students by creative approaches. Arts for All continues, but many of the academy’s 300 students are learning online and at home, as shown by photos of students on the academy’s Facebook page.
In a recent letter to families and friends of the Community Arts Academy, the Rev. Jam
BOSTON -- News from Boston will surprise virtually no one in Geneva today.
Anyone who was acquainted with Mary Herlihy-Gearan, wife of Hobart and William Smith Colleges' President Emeritus Mark Gearan, has known how extensively she worked with undergraduate students making their way through the passage to adulthood.
It took Harvard University only two years to realize what that institution got when Mary Gearan returned to Boston.
Harvard recently awarded Mary Geara
Club Delivers 10,000th Meal
GENEVA -- This week the Boys & Girls Club team is passing a milestone -- 10,000 meals delivered since the virus crisis closed the local schools.
Breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday and dinners Mondays through Saturdays have added up as what some thought would be a short sprint has turned into a bit of a marathon.
"We've had support from throughout the community,'' said Chris Lavin, the Boys & Girls Club's executive director. "And it's not over!''
The club reg
GENEVA -- What a gorgeous morning greeted Genevans today. Spring sun on the last dusting of snow. It is really just time-delayed rain. It will melt away through the day. I know some tire of winter a bit, but as someone who lived in the sunbelt for 35 years, there is such rejuvenation in a few months of snow and cold. Mild cleansing, insect elimination, moisture and life everywhere. In the land of endlessly whirring air-conditioners, dust and dirt, lightning and tornadoes, hurr
Donations Sought To Support Club Food Effort
GENEVA -- To limit potential of spreading of the coronavirus, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva was forced to suspend normal programming while its members stayed home.
Rather than close, however, the club decided it could use its food and academic support services to support club and community members.
The club formed a call center and began arranging for food deliveries. Academic support will begin when schools have delivered work packages to the stud
WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AND CARING WE MUST CANCEL THIS QUILT SHOW THAT WAS TO BE HELD ON APRIL 10 AND 11. THANK YOU AND WE HOPE YOU ALL STAY HEALTHY. PLEASE FOLLOW THE STATE, LOCAL AND FEDERAL GUILDELINES OF SOCAIL DISTANCING, IT IS YOUR DUTY.
LAKE TO LAKE QUILT GUILD
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild will hold our 2020 Quilt Show " Spring into Color - Hawaiian Style" on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm both days at the Geneva Community Center, 160 Carter R
Theatre444 is proud to bring you The Vagina Monologues, with all proceeds to benefit Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes. Eve Ensler wrote the first draft of the monologues in 1996 (there have been several revisions since) following interviews she conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships, and violence against women. In an interview with Women.com, Ensler said that her fascination with vaginas began because of growing up in a violent society. “Women's empowerment is deeply
GENEVA -- Sarah Jane Gilmour passed away peacefully on January 10, 2020, in her own home, with her animals by her side, fullling her dream of living independently until the end of her life.
She leaves behind many friends and family, some who called her Sarah and some who called her Sally, but all of whom had richer lives because they knew her. Sally was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her early 20’s. Despite the many obstacles this presented, Sarah responded
The Last Five Years...One Love, Two Stories
GENEVA -- Theatre444, with special support from Geneva Club Beverage, is proud to bring you the Finger Lakes Premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award Winning contemporary musical The Last Five Years. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man tell
To Phelps And Back With Santa
GENEVA -- Saturday evoked images of earlier Geneva as Finger Lakes Railway passenger cars once again hit the rails between Geneva and Phelps. See video above.
It was the Annual Geneva Rotary Club Santa Train Saturday and the train cars sold out again as Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with families from throughout the Geneva area as the snow-covered countryside glided past the train windows.
Riders were also serenaded by the Geneva Interact Club, a junior Rotary Club
Seeking To Support Record Growth
GENEVA -- The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva kicked off its Annual Campaign Friday with a special video and mailing amid a time of unprecedented growth for the organization.
"We've grown by almost 40 percent, year-over-year,'' said Chris Lavin, the Club's executive director. "That's great news, but it also means more staff, more food and more supplies. We're hoping the community responds.''
The club offers after-school services to more than 500 families across the
GENEVA -- The Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty leadership visited the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva recently and made a $500 donation to support the club's nutrition program.
The Culinary Bounty is a consortium of local farmers, chefs and other food-producers who are working to support local nutrition efforts and education in the Finger Lakes.
A recent surge in membership at the Boys & Girls Club has strained the club's budget for supplying healthy fruits and vegetables as pa
GENEVA – The Geneva Community Center will be working to give Geneva’s youngest children a new, safe play place all week long.
Starting Nov. 4, the center, located at 160 Carter Road, will be open for free to children and parents, age 0 to 4, each weekday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The center, in partnership with its owner, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, will be offering children and parents and guardians breakfast, books, gym games and music. Transportation t
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