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Macedon Village-wide Garage Sale

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Aug 2 – Macedon Village Garage Sale: On Saturday, August 2, at 3:00 PM Macedon Village Garage Sale. Here is a village wide garage sale for the fun-loving and selective buyer. For more information call John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.



NYS Grange Offers Health, History, Safety Programs & Entertainment at 2014 Empire Farm Days

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Therapy dog "Sparks" and handler Tibbie Dell
will kick off the daily programming at
the NYS Grange tent at Empire Farm Days
August 5-7 in Seneca Falls. Photo: Brian P. Whattam
Seneca Falls, NY; July 26, 2014 – From the popular canine Sparks and New York State Grange Youth to programs on spinning, local history, alcoholism and staying young no matter what your age, the New York State Grange tent will offer programming all day at the August 5-7, 2014 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.

Displays and vendors in the tent include information on the New York State Grange that was founded in 1873. Today, more than 187 local Granges statewide have a total membership of more than 7,000 advocates for responsible government, and strong families and rural communities.

Elizabeth ‘Tibbie’ Dell and her champion show dog and Certified Therapy canine Sparks start things off at 9:30am each day with a demonstration on how dogs learn. Throughout the day, visitors enjoy programs by the NYS Grange Youth, the Council on Alcoholism, Just Relax Massage, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, and Youngivity. Vendors offer crafts, quilting crafts, educational books, Thirty-One products, jewelry, and tops.

The daily lineup features musical entertainment by the Pocket Change Band from 2:30pm until the show closes at 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 4pm on Thursday.

The 2014 Empire Farm Days’ Grange Center schedule is:
•  9:30-10:00      Canine Comprehension with “Sparks” and Tibbie Dell
•  10:05-10:20    Council on Alcoholism      
•  10:30-11:00    Just Relax Massage
•  11:05-11:30    Sewing and Spinning Presentation
•  11:35-12:00    NYS Grange Youth
•  1:00-1:25        Seneca County Historical Society: Fran Barbieri
•  1:30-1:55        Youngivity with Lon & Mary Johnson
•  2:30-‘til closing  Pocket Change Band

Empire Farm Days covers 300 acres with exhibits by 600-plus representatives of agricultural institutions and organizations; farm equipment and ATV test driving; DairyProfit Seminars and other educational workshops; demonstrations of live horse round pen training, cattle handing, small livestock care, and agricultural plastics recycling; farm safety and farm family displays; and much more: www.empirefarmdays.com



Michael Keene at Books, ETC.

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Jul 26 - Michael Keene: On Saturday, July 26, at 2:00 PM, Michael Keene will present his book Abandoned at Books, ETC. Michael’s new book “Abandoned” is about the orphan plight in the east and the transfer of children to the west by “Orphan Trains”. Michael Keene has worked for twenty-five years in the financial services industry as a financial planner. He also is the award-winning producer of Visions, True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies & Murder, and Madhouse. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St., Macedon, NY. For information call john Cieslinski at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.



Agricultural Authors Day Wednesday, August 6

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Cari B. Rincker signs a copy of the Field Manual:
Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs.
She will one of 5 agricultural book authors at Empire Farm Days
on Wednesday, August 6 from 10am to 4pm.
Seneca Falls, NY; July 24, 2014 – Empire Farm Days is celebrating authors who write about agriculture. Five New York State-based authors will be talking with visitors and signing and selling books in the Cornell Marketplace Building at the 2014 Empire Farm Days on Wednesday August 6 from 10am to 4pm. The 300-acre event takes place at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 Route 414, in Seneca Falls, NY.

The authors coming to Empire Farm Days include:

Dr. George Conneman, author of General, Miscellaneous, and All Other: Stories from Dr. George Conneman, a lighthearted collection of lessons the highly-regarded Cornell University professor emeritus of farm management has learned from nearly 60 years of working with farmers and their families in New York;

Cari B. Rincker, Esq., co-author of Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs, a practical guide to everything from farm and wind energy leases and animal law to food labeling and considerations for on-farm slaughter and cottage food production;

Cynthia Kolko, author of Fruit of the Vine, a fictional tale set in New York’s Finger Lakes region explores the farm conservation vs. development struggle through the story of a vineyard worker who inherits a farm;

. Cornell University Associate Professor Walter De Jong, co-author of The Complete Book of Potatoes, a practical and comprehensive resource for commercial potato growers and home gardeners alike, with technical details about such topics as organic production techniques, pest management and storage. De Jong directs the applied potato breeding program and potato molecular genetics lab at Cornell; and

. Brian Nicholson of Red Jacket Orchards, Geneva, NY, is the co-author of Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes jam-packed with color photos and recipes for everything from pies and cobblers to rhubarb chutney-enhanced roast chicken plus 25 dishes developed by chefs who are among Red Jacket shoppers.

Empire Farm Days began as a potato growers’ event and has grown into the Northeast’s largest outdoor agricultural show for all sectors of farming interest from dairy and small livestock to equine, crops, farm safety, and family life. Learn more at www.empirefarmdays.com.




Member's Show to Feature Gap Mangione This Saturday!

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Autumn on the Erie Meetingat the Coverlet Museum

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Jul 24 – Autumn on the Erie Meeting: On Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 AM, Autumn on the Erie Meeting at the Coverlet Museum. This committee meets to promote community and economic development in Wayne County on the Erie Canal Corridor. We need new members and welcome guests who want to know more about us. Please consider meeting with us. For more information call 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.



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