Photographer’s Forum recognizes local resident

Photographer’s Forum magazine recently included “Flower Girl” by Jeremy Bach in its best photography of 2017 list.

A panel of professional photographers selected photos for the annual list after evaluating 9,100 entries from 46 countries. The magazine will publish a book featuring the photos this fall.

“This is one of those things which can propel an artist’s career to another level,” Bach said. “I’d love it if this image was to grab the attention of the right people and I end up in a few years showing on a national level.”

Bach actively shows in one-man and group art shows locally, the most recent being “Studio Days” at Wayne County Council for the Arts in Newark and “Empire” at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars in Naples.

“My family and the arts are the two driving forces which propel me through life and keep me pursuing this dream I have in the arts, of becoming a national exhibiting artist and photographer,” Bach said. “These little glimmers of hope make all the sleepless nights and years of studying a little more tolerable.”

Macedon sergeant re-enlists with Army National Guard

Sgt. Jacob Thorp, of Macedon, recently re-enlisted to continue service with the New York Army National Guard.

Thorp serves with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition).

"Every one of the men and women serving in our 16,000 strong Army and Air National Guard plays an important role, and these soldiers who continue to re-enlist provide experience and continuity for whatever challenges lay ahead for our New York National Guard family," said Maj. Gen. Anthony German, adjutant general.

Reliant Community Credit Union promotes Sodus Point resident

Barbara Adams, of Sodus Point, recently was promoted to training and development manager at Reliant Community Credit Union.

Adams will be responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and assessing employee training programs to maintain, improve and expand employee knowledge and skill sets.

She has worked at Reliant for more than eight years, most recently serving as manager of the credit union’s Member Service Call Center. Adams played an integral role in the training for staff who needed to learn a brand new system during Reliant’s core system upgrade in 2016.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in English from Binghamton University.

Wayne County deputy promoted to sergeant

Deputy Sheriff Larry Linder, of Williamson, recently was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned to road patrol as a shift supervisor at Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Lindner is a 16-year veteran of WCSO, and will continue his special assignments on the emergency response team and as a field training officer, general topics instructor and range instructor.

“Deputy Lindner’s professionalism and leadership will give him the ability to do an outstanding job as a sergeant,” Sheriff Barry Virts said. “His command and mentoring to deputies under his supervision will be the essential function Sgt. Lindner provides to our deputies.”

Lindner will direct, schedule, teach and supervise the deputy sheriffs assigned to his shift.