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FLCC offers English as a second language, Spanish GED classes
Starting Jan. 28, Finger Lakes Community College will offer day and evening classes in Geneva to help speakers of other languages improve their English skills.
Before enrolling, prospective students must attend one of the orientation sessions held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St. All classes are free.
English as a second language, or ESL, classes are as follows:
* Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 28 to May 15, 9 a.m. to noon, FLCC Geneva Campus Center. This class is for beginners.
* Tuesdays and Thursday, Jan. 29 to May 16, 9 a.m. to noon, FLCC Geneva Campus Center. This is an intermediate class.
* Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29 to May 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Geneva Salvation Army, 41 North St.
* Tuesday evenings, Jan. 29 to May 16, 6 to 9 p.m., FLCC Geneva Campus Center
Also in January, FLCC will begin a Spanish GED class, to help students prepare for the Spanish version of the state exam for a general equivalency diploma. The class runs Thursdays, Jan. 31 to May 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Geneva Campus Center.
For information, call the FLCC Adult Basic Education Program Office at (585) 785-1431 or the Literacy Office at (315) 789-6701, ext. 6023.
Presentation on hand-hewn barn
The quarterly meeting of the Galen Historical Society will feature presenter Rich Hoven. Through discussion and demonstration, Mr. Hoven will share his extensive knowledge of nineteenth century barn construction. In addition his large collection of antique construction tools will be on display. Mr. Hoven has spoken on the subject at several communities in our area, most recently at a meeting of the Rochester Woodworkers Association.
His presentation will be made at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Brick Church Museum on South Park Street, Clyde. It will follow a Galen Historical Society business meeting at 6 p.m. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
Annual agricultural district enrollment
Wayne County is accepting landowner applications for including new parcels of viable agricultural land in the existing certified agricultural district. The Wayne County Board of Supervisors established the annual Agricultural District Open Review Period through Jan. 31.
The New York State Agriculture and Markets Law allows land that is “predominately viable agricultural land” to be added to the Wayne County Agricultural District prior to the next scheduled review, which is in 2016. State-certified agricultural districts offer benefits to people with land that is used for farming. Agricultural Districts ARE NOT related to municipal zoning.
Contact Ora Rothfuss, Wayne County Planning Dept. if you would like predominately viable agricultural land added to an existing agricultural district. Enrollment applications will require the farm business name, property address, tax parcel identification number and general farm production information. Current Agricultural District maps and an application are available at www.co.wayne.ny.us/Departments/planningdept/planningdept.htm. Call 946-5919.
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