Mt. Morris Main St. Development

The town of Mt. Morris is bouncing back with the help of veteran developer Greg O’Connell. In this video, shot by students at Mt. Morris High School, we get a look into the mind of this man who is doing so much to jumpstart the economy here.  We get much of his insight into how investment can transform a town or neighborhood.

Greg…we are so happy to have you on our team here in Livingston County!

Livingston County Ghana Partnerships

Our Buy Local program has taken an amazing international turn.  In an incredible coincidence of history, our Chamber of Commerce starting working with the Rochester Sister Cities Office on an economic/cultural partnership with Ghana at the same time that the State University of New York in Geneseo started working on an academic partnership. Every year […]

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Retsof Salt Mine History

Salt Mining in Livingston County has played a vital role in our economic, cultural, and artistic history.  Here, we see the results of a team of high school students from York Central School (that sits right beside the old mine shaft) and folklorist Karen Canning working with original documents and stories from old timers in […]

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Akwaaba – The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir

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Livingston County News Features Buy Local Program

In an upcoming series of articles authored by Glenn McClure, The County News will be exploring the ‘Buy Local/Build a Future’ program with a look at the individual projects which students have completed. Read more here.. http://thelcn.com/blog/2010/10/01/put-your-money-where-your-town-is/ In an upcoming series of articles authored by Glenn McClure, The County News will be exploring the ‘Buy […]

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I Am Caledonia-Mumford

In the early summer of 2010, many of Caledonia-Mumford’s fifth and sixth graders joined together to support Caledonia-Mumford’s cultural and economic development through the arts. This project, part of Buy Local Build a Future, was in partnership with the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, Livingston County, and McClure Productions Inc. It was funded by […]

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The Farm Project finds it players

The organic farm documentary team is assembled with an ambitious group of young activists (and a few old ones too) from Honeoye Falls and the surrounding area. We are moving forward with ambition into the interview phase and documentation phase of the project, One player: Chad is officially designated our PR or more appropriately our […]

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Local Flavors Digital Cookbook

Free pdf download of the Local Flavors recipes! Be sure to get your ingredients locally! Enjoy! Local Flavors Cookbook

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Local Flavors Workshop: A reflection on a week in Mrs. Robinson’s Life Skills Classroom

The Coffee Cart The Life Skills Class at Geneseo Central School is strongly centered around the culinary arts. They have a Coffee Cart from which they sell and serve fresh coffee and a variety of delicious cookies. The students learn entrepreneurial skills as well as cooking basics, taste, presentation, etiquette, and communication skills. Developing Recipes […]

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Random thoughts about the hidden costs of being a teaching artist

I have been having a lot of fun with not only the “Buy Local” project, but all teaching artist projects in which I have been involved over the past few years, but one topic which I am still sloshing through is the subject of how to put a dollar figure on my supplies–being both fair […]

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Geneseo tile extravaganza update

May 25, 2010 Well,  lots of great work has been done in Mrs. Offords 4th grade class over the past few days and weeks–(probably great work has been done all year, but I can only write about the Buy Local part).  Since the last time I was in the class room with the students, I […]

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Health concerns for Livingston County

I visited the Public Health website for Livingston County to find out what some of the more prominent health concerns are. Well, as you can imagine; deer ticks were high on the list. Also listed were emergency preparedness, poison awareness, and mental health issues. I am looking forward to learning more about what is already […]

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More Ideas for Summer Camp Program

I am making a list of questions for the public health nurse for our county regarding the major health concerns in our area especially concerning children. I am anticipating that one area of concern is mental health. I would like to involve the summer camp kids in a project that promotes positive thinking and self […]

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Buy Local: Geneseo

Although this is my first blog posting, it is by no means the first activity related to the Geneseo Buy Local project. May 10, 2010 Glenn, Amanda Offord, and I met for our lesson planning meeting, and we got not only a lot of work accomplished, but we also got each other very excited about […]

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Stories of the salt mine

Much of the impact of the salt industry is documented in public records of business activities from the 1880’s to the present day.  Other information is found in the personal lives and stories of workers & families–including that of a current York student’s grandfather who was “buried alive” and lived to tell the tale.  We’re working […]

Read the full article »

Mt. Morris Main St. Development

The town of Mt. Morris is bouncing back with the help of veteran developer Greg O’Connell. In this video, shot by students at Mt. Morris High School, we get a look into the mind of this man who is doing so much to jumpstart the economy here.  We get much of his insight into how investment can transform a town or neighborhood.

Greg…we are so happy to have you on our team here in Livingston County!

Livingston County Ghana Partnerships

Our Buy Local program has taken an amazing international turn.  In an incredible coincidence of history, our Chamber of Commerce starting working with the Rochester Sister Cities Office on an economic/cultural partnership with Ghana at the same time that the State University of New York in Geneseo started working on an academic partnership. Every year […]

Read the full article »

Retsof Salt Mine History

Salt Mining in Livingston County has played a vital role in our economic, cultural, and artistic history.  Here, we see the results of a team of high school students from York Central School (that sits right beside the old mine shaft) and folklorist Karen Canning working with original documents and stories from old timers in […]

Read the full article »

Akwaaba – The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir

[video controls=”yes”>

Read the full article »

Livingston County News Features Buy Local Program

In an upcoming series of articles authored by Glenn McClure, The County News will be exploring the ‘Buy Local/Build a Future’ program with a look at the individual projects which students have completed. Read more here.. http://thelcn.com/blog/2010/10/01/put-your-money-where-your-town-is/ In an upcoming series of articles authored by Glenn McClure, The County News will be exploring the ‘Buy […]

Read the full article »

I Am Caledonia-Mumford

In the early summer of 2010, many of Caledonia-Mumford’s fifth and sixth graders joined together to support Caledonia-Mumford’s cultural and economic development through the arts. This project, part of Buy Local Build a Future, was in partnership with the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, Livingston County, and McClure Productions Inc. It was funded by […]

Read the full article »

The Farm Project finds it players

The organic farm documentary team is assembled with an ambitious group of young activists (and a few old ones too) from Honeoye Falls and the surrounding area. We are moving forward with ambition into the interview phase and documentation phase of the project, One player: Chad is officially designated our PR or more appropriately our […]

Read the full article »

Local Flavors Digital Cookbook

Free pdf download of the Local Flavors recipes! Be sure to get your ingredients locally! Enjoy! Local Flavors Cookbook

Read the full article »

Local Flavors Workshop: A reflection on a week in Mrs. Robinson’s Life Skills Classroom

The Coffee Cart The Life Skills Class at Geneseo Central School is strongly centered around the culinary arts. They have a Coffee Cart from which they sell and serve fresh coffee and a variety of delicious cookies. The students learn entrepreneurial skills as well as cooking basics, taste, presentation, etiquette, and communication skills. Developing Recipes […]

Read the full article »

Random thoughts about the hidden costs of being a teaching artist

I have been having a lot of fun with not only the “Buy Local” project, but all teaching artist projects in which I have been involved over the past few years, but one topic which I am still sloshing through is the subject of how to put a dollar figure on my supplies–being both fair […]

Read the full article »

Geneseo tile extravaganza update

May 25, 2010 Well,  lots of great work has been done in Mrs. Offords 4th grade class over the past few days and weeks–(probably great work has been done all year, but I can only write about the Buy Local part).  Since the last time I was in the class room with the students, I […]

Read the full article »

Health concerns for Livingston County

I visited the Public Health website for Livingston County to find out what some of the more prominent health concerns are. Well, as you can imagine; deer ticks were high on the list. Also listed were emergency preparedness, poison awareness, and mental health issues. I am looking forward to learning more about what is already […]

Read the full article »

More Ideas for Summer Camp Program

I am making a list of questions for the public health nurse for our county regarding the major health concerns in our area especially concerning children. I am anticipating that one area of concern is mental health. I would like to involve the summer camp kids in a project that promotes positive thinking and self […]

Read the full article »

Buy Local: Geneseo

Although this is my first blog posting, it is by no means the first activity related to the Geneseo Buy Local project. May 10, 2010 Glenn, Amanda Offord, and I met for our lesson planning meeting, and we got not only a lot of work accomplished, but we also got each other very excited about […]

Read the full article »

Stories of the salt mine

Much of the impact of the salt industry is documented in public records of business activities from the 1880’s to the present day.  Other information is found in the personal lives and stories of workers & families–including that of a current York student’s grandfather who was “buried alive” and lived to tell the tale.  We’re working […]

Read the full article »