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Hometown stories can be about people, places or events from our community and include a photo. We select the best stories to run in our publications each week.

Growing up in Texas during the 1970s was a bucolic experience that brings back fond memories of horned toads and hot roads. I can easily conjure up the deep plum colors of the Bluebonnets that… Read moreAnticipation

Pet Pride Cat Sanctuary & Adoption Center, a no-kill sanctuary for cats on Route 251 in Victor, opened its expanded facility on January 21, 2023, with lots of space for cats to roam, play, and socialize with feline and human friends. Pet Pride is always open for visitors to socialize the cats, playing with them throughout the space and giving them lots of love and attention. Read morePet Pride Cat Sanctuary & Adoption Center Expands

The Empire State showed it cares for animal shelters. Last November, Governor Hochul included the Companion Animal Capitol Fund in her proposed executive fiscal budget for 2023. This unprecedented move showed Hochul and the state recognize the capacity strain pet shelters have endured in recent years, and they commit to providing safe housing for abandoned dogs and cats awaiting adoption. Read morePet Pride Cat Sanctuary & Adoption Center Expansion Complete

Did you grow up on a farm? Or perhaps a ranch? I did not.  But I’ve known farmers, and their children, and a few ranchers.  One of their common traits is their extraordinary work ethic. Incomp…

Bordering the banks of Mill Creek, Greenmount Cemetery can be found just south of the Village of Dansville. However, the home of several of its headstones was the Old Dansville Village Cemeter…

Situated on a hillside stretching along the Village of Dansville’s eastern edge, stands the remnants of the palatial Jackson Sanatorium, widely referred to as the Castle on the Hill. Rochester…

Yet another “hotspot” for this ghoulish season is Batavia’s West Main Street Cemetery. This cemetery was plotted along the northern part of Tonawanda Creek in 1806. Among the bodies buried the…

The Haunted Bergen House is one house that may be truly haunted. Legend has it that “the triangle shaped property today is haunted by a lady walking up the long driveway, a figure standing in …

Another haunted building with a legacy of fright is the Seymour Place, now run by GoArt. Built in 1831, this place was originally a bank, west of the Genesee River. In 1887, the board members …

Completely lost to the mists of time, Brigham Hall Asylum for the Insane once stood somewhere in the Grove Street area of Canandaigua. At one point spanning about 100 acres, its boundary lines…

Lucy Frost was born in 1806 possibly to Keziah Vale and Jonathan Frost, a leader of the now lost Frost Town in Ontario County. A South Bristol Historical Society historical marker reads, “Fros…

A gravity-defying phenomenon, Spook Hill is the stuff of folklore, an uncanny bend in the earth where gravity seems to be reversed. Situated in the wooded countryside of Yates County, not far …

The Temple Hill Cemetery Association (THCA) in Geneseo has been holding Spirit Walks since 2013, but many are still unaware of the incredible experience the THCA provides for the community eac…