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.

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When Justin Calhoun and his fiancé moved to Honeoye from Kentucky last year, he quickly fell in love with Honeoye Lake, Sandy Bottom Park and its walking trail. While Calhoun enjoyed the peace…

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             Byron-Bergen Junior High students participated in the National Geographic Society's Geography Bee on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Based on a written test taken in December, twenty-o…

             “She’s one of the most giving persons in our community.” That’s how Mary Serafine described her sister, Helen Serafine, owner of the Angry Rooster Deli in Caledonia. Helen Serafin…

             When Brooke Bennett’s glasses broke for the second time, she was devastated. Bennett, an 11th grade student at the Mount Morris Academy, broke her glasses two times within a week.…

       The Ferdinand DiBartolo NYS Distinguished Foreign Language Leadership Award was presented this year to Elizabeth Slocum. Slocum is a teacher of French and Spanish at the middle, high sc…

             We lived at 43 North Main Street in Honeoye Falls.  The house is still there. Next door lived and old man who on the 4th of July would bring out a portable crate with his rocket l…

             Mama Cindy Strasburg of Hemlock has become well known serving our troops, sending hundreds of packages and letters to our soldiers abroad each year. What is perhaps not as recogni…

             OXBO International of Byron stepped up to support the town of Byron in helping others! The Byron Rescue Squad ambulance was showing its age. At twelve years old, it was in dire ne…

             She’s the go-to person for those in need, especially deployed soldiers. Cynthia Strasburg of Hemlock, affectionately known as “Mama Cindy,” has sent 9,445 care packages to America…

             On the very last day the “old Y” on Jefferson Road was open, several of us were gathered in our aqua-jog lane. We were somewhat sad that Sunday, knowing we were leaving a comforta…

             2020 is set to be a big year for my family, including moving, marriage, babies and all of those other “life changing” events that allow you to adjust your health insurance. In fac…

Eating out is a budget buster. Many high school economics classes include projects comparing the cost of eating at restaurants versus cooking at home. Common comparisons include spaghetti dinn…

According to a survey published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in April 2019, the number of nationwide volunteer firefighters in 2017 was the lowest on record since the sur…