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CANANDAIGUA — A local man who already pleaded guilty to selling drugs faces new charges for allegedly peddling cocaine while out on bail.

HOPEWELL — While Kevin Henderson's first day as Ontario County sheriff was officially Jan. 1, he spent the month of December in a transition role at the office.


Business and Economy

    In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

Health Care

If you want to learn how to swing from your knees or walk a tightwire, then you should try out aerial, or circus, fitness. Circus has seen a resurgence throughout the U.S. in the past several decades; circus schools and companies have been opening everywhere. For example, Aloft, a studio in Chicago, is housed in a former church and has been offering classes for over a decade. While many who train at these schools aspire to be professional circus performers, many other students train as a form of fitness.

Let’s be honest. It’s easier to eat healthy when there are loads of delicious, freshly harvested fruits and vegetables available. In Ontario County, that kind of choice is only available for half the year. During the throes of winter, when sunshine is a rare commodity and warmer temperatures exist only in dreams, accessing fresh produce can be challenging.

Arts & Entertainment

    The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County.

    On Friday, February 8th, a new exhibit will go on display in the gallery of the Arts Place Portland Center. The show, entitled Invocation, features the work of artist Stephanie Robertson. Her work on hand-dyed and printed fabrics explores the layering effect of color, pattern, sewn and drawn lines, movement and shape. The inspiration for these fabric and paper constructions comes from Robertson’s interest in spirituality, ritual, traumatic brain injury, nature, music and the power of women. This exhibit will remain on display through March 10th. The public is welcome to tour this exhibit during Arts Place business hours.