Do you hear what I hear? It’s the holiday season, and that means the Red Kettle campaign is underway. The bells ringing around stores and local businesses — mean crucial funding for projects that are only possible because of the work that the Salvation Army does year-round in the Finger Lakes. It’s an important time, but one that Mike Rusinko says organizers with the Salvation Army are preparing for year-round. On this episode of Inside the FLX — Rusinko talks about the great people who make bell ringing possible; as well as how local residents can get involved.
This week representatives from Finger Lakes Health discuss swing beds, and the Swing Bed Program, which has significantly improved outcomes for patients at Geneva General, and Soldiers & Sailors hospitals in Geneva and Penn Yan.
This week on Episode #199 of Inside the FLX: A discussion with Doreen Teed, of the Family Hope Center located in Geneva, New York. The Center gives hope to families by providing pregnancy and parenting education, support services for relationships, and baby supplies.
Teed serves as executive director of the Center. The discussion focused on the importance of relationships, experience, and communication. Especially communication between parents and children.
Check out the full-conversation below on YouTube, or listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Anchor.
What’s the best case scenario for a sprawling, historic church that doesn’t have enough of a congregation to support it’s maintenance and future? Between 2010 and 2015 church redevelopment projects nearly tripled across the U.S. That’s according to a survey, which highlighted the change back in 2016.
The bottom line: Congregations are shrinking, and repurposing the historic structures that many call home is an integral part of maintaining the history of the local community.
In Geneva, The Trinity Episcopal Church on South Main Street is the site of that continued debate. Developer Mark McGroarty has gained support and approvals from the City, mostly-clearing way for a development at the Trinity site, which has deep history in the city itself. He was in-studio this week alongside Murray Heaton, a local attorney with a practice in Geneva; as well as Major General Bruce Tuxill, a ranking member of the congregation, which despite being smaller – still has a voice in the future of the church. McGroarty, Tuxill, and Heaton support the proposed redevelopment. While the development team still has a couple more hurdles to clear – they are hopeful that work can begin in 2020 to bring new life to the Trinity Church.
The site was announced this week as one of the ‘Five to Revive’ by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Each year the organization selects historic sites that it views as favorable for their support and redevelopment.
McGroarty, Heaton, and Tuxill discuss the project, opposition, and so much more on this week’s episode of Inside the FLX.