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October 28, 2022


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Grow LivCo Helping Local Businesses Become Holiday Destinations

Grow LivCo is dedicated to supporting Livingston County’s small businesses and entrepreneurs by providing resources, tools and training. Earlier this month, the County gathered with over 120 local business owners, community leaders and various local organizations at the Wadsworth Homestead for a workshop designed to help small businesses and communities learn how to become a destination during the holidays and beyond.

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Livingston County Land Bank Receives Grant Through Office of Home and Community Renewal

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas recently announced that the Livingston County Land Bank was among a handful of organizations across the State to be awarded funding as part of its first-ever dedicated source of state resources to help New York’s land banks reduce blight and transform vacant properties within their respective communities.

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Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Receives Federal Grant to Support Community Policing Initiatives

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that Livingston County will receive $375,000 through its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), which will allow the County to hire additional law enforcement professionals.

Learn More Here!

Livingston County Office of Veteran Services Launches New Website

The website features an updated calendar of veteran-focused events happening throughout the area, calls attention to the Livingston County Veterans Monument and provides a place for veterans to find support services and outreach.

Visit the Newly Launched Website Here!

Visit LivCo Provides Helpful Guide to Enjoying Autumn in Livingston County

The fall season always brings endless adventures for the entire family to the Genesee River Valley. From seasonal events, festive food and drink offerings, memorable farm experiences, guided ghost tours and more, Livingston County has so many opportunities for you to get outside and fall in love with autumn.

Check it out for Yourself!

County Receives Praise From Comptroller’s Office for Fiscal Responsibility

Livingston County continued to be an example of financial responsibility after the Office of the New York State Comptroller issued its latest Fiscal Stress Monitoring System results with the County ranking among the top overall governments in New York State.

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County Unveils Speakers Bureau to Connect Employees With Groups and Organizations

The new initiative will provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about how County government works while also providing insight into various programs and initiatives within Livingston County – many of which have been recognized for their excellence on the state and national levels.

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Livingston County Celebrates Lead Prevention Week by Spreading Awareness

About 3.3 million American households with children under six years of age have lead exposure hazards according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week provides a yearly opportunity to bring together individuals, organizations and local governments to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

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October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

First celebrated in the late 1980s, Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM) seeks to educate the public and celebrate those with Down Syndrome. In addition, DSAM seeks to break down barriers and focus on promoting advocacy for people with Down Syndrome.  

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County Connections - Kim Ruliffson

Department: Department of Health

Job Title: Public Health Specialist

How long have you been with Livingston County? Since December 2021

Learn More About Kim!

Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership Unveils Simple Survey to Help Mothers With Breastfeeding Need

Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership and Pivital Public Health Partnership have established a short, simple survey to better gauge how to help mothers. The 15-question survey can be completed in fewer than three minutes and will provide valuable insight.

Take the Survey Here!

County Names New Training and Professional Development Coordinator

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has appointed Dr. Jaclyn Woollett as the County’s Training and Professional Development Coordinator.

Learn More About Her Hiring!

Free Lunch & Learn: Medicare 2022 Updates

Livingston County Office for the Aging will co-sponsor a Medicare 2022 Update Program, along with Lifespan and HIICAP/Medicare program.

Fall Open Enrollment, which runs October 15th to December 7th every year, is the time to review what Medicare coverage you have, compare it with other options, and make sure that your current coverage will meet your needs for the coming year. It is also an opportunity to learn updates on original Medicare costs, co-pays, deductibles, and covered services.

Register to attend!

Livingston County Board of Supervisors Declares October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors extended its support to those who continue to cope with breast cancer as well as survivors and those advocating for prevention and a cure after declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the County.

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Board of Supervisors Declares Livingston County a Green Light for Military Service County

This designation recognizes and honors the approximately 200,000 men and women in uniform making the transition from military service to civilian life each year, known among veterans as expiration of term of service. Service members often report high levels of stress during this transition and studies have shown veterans are at a high risk for suicide during their first year after leaving military service. Veteran Services Director David Terry said County residents can visibly show their support for transitioning service members by displaying a green lightbulb in their home or places of business from Oct. 12 to Nov 13.

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The Retsof Pepper - Born in Livingston County

Remember the Retsof Pepper? Did you know that it was first cultivated right here in Livingston County? October is National Italian-American Heritage Month and the County Historian’s Office is celebrating many contributions throughout the County including the Retsof pepper - a local heritage vegetable variety developed at Retsof in the Town of York

Learn more here!

New Photo Galleries Available!

The #LivCo Historian’s Office has an improved online photo gallery, which showcases a sampling of the thousands of photographs in its archives. Let the County Historian’s Office know if there is something special you’re looking for.

View the Galleries Here!

County Procures State Funding for New Emergency Communications Tower

The New York State 2021 and 2022 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG) Program has recently awarded Livingston County with $1,207,837 for the construction of a new emergency communications radio tower.

The proposed 120-foot tower will complement eight other emergency communication towers within the County to provide greater communications coverage for local police, firefighters, EMS, probation officers, County highway personnel, and others. The radio tower will be located just outside the County’s Emergency Operations Center in Mount Morris and provide enhanced interoperability among County agencies, said Amanda Schultz, Director of Communications for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

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Livingston County Joins with Other Municipalities in Voicing Concerns Related to M.I.E.P.

Livingston County joins with municipalities from across New York State and the nation in voicing its concerns related to the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy – a bipartisan behavioral health legislative package.

Learn Why Here!

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, text or call the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6909 or chat online at 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Out and About

On Saturday, November 5th, Grand Illusion – The Music of Styx, the region’s premiere Styx tribute band, will perform at Avon Park Theater from 7-10 p.m.

The Avon Park Theater has been complete renovated and re-imagined as a modern venue for classics and independent movies, live music and other entertainment.

Come experience this amazing refurbished art deco venue nestled in the charming bedroom community of Avon in the greater Rochester area.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. with the band taking center stage at 7:30. Tickets are $17.72 apiece and are on sale now! Don’t miss your chance to see one of the region’s premiere tribute bands!

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All aboard for the pumpkin patch! Enjoy a mile-and-a-half train ride through our rural museum grounds, located in the scenic heart of the Genesee Valley!

Ride aboard authentically restored vintage trains to the Pumpkin Patch where every child will choose a small pumpkin to take home. Complementary juice, cookies, and coloring books for everyone. Fresh kettle corn for sale by Mountain Top Kettle Corn! Enjoy self-guided tours of historic trains and our restoration shop, and a special exhibit of operating Lionel trains by the Flower City Tinplate Trackers. Don’t forget to visit the friendly petting zoo!

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Dialysis Center at County Nursing Home to Expand Hours

The Wyoming County Hospital Dialysis Center, located on the ground floor of the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, is expanding operating hours and will begin offering dialysis services six days a week starting October 17, 2022.

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Hillier Earns Legal Excellence Award for In-House Counsel

The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal recently recognized Livingston County Attorney Shannon Hillier for her legal expertise after honoring her with the 2022 Legal Excellence Award for In-House Counsel. The Legal Excellence Awards were started to pay tribute to all the ways in which legal professionals work to make the Greater Rochester Community stronger.

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County Warns Veterans to be on the Lookout for Fraud

With cyber-crime and fraud on the rise, the Livingston County Clerk’s Office, in conjunction with the Office of Veteran Services, is reminding residents who served in the military to file their discharge paperwork, commonly known as a DD214, with the County Clerk’s Office as soon as possible.

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Adopt a Pet

Three's Company!

We have two females and one male Australian Cattle Dog up for adoption. They are currently 14 weeks old and will need a lot of training. We are looking to place them with someone who has the room for and experience with herding dogs. We will start with phone interviews before we schedule a visit with them and accept applications to adopt.

For more information, please visit the Livingston County Dog Control Facebook Page.

Capable, Courteous & Convenient; Residents and Staff Rave About Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

It’s often said that nurses and healthcare workers dispense comfort, compassion and caring without need of a prescription. The Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has embodied this notion and has come to symbolize top-quality care within the region since its construction in 2005. One of the highest rated facilities in the United States, the CNR is nestled in the heart of Livingston County and has made countless impacts on the lives of residents throughout the County and beyond. 

Read More About What Residents and Staff Think of the CNR!

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