CANANDAIGUA, NY — The Lake House on Canandaigua received top marks from Travel + Leisure magazine’s 10 Best Resort Hotels in New York State Wednesday.

According to a release from the hotel, the resort placed first in the 10 best hotels in New York, and received additional high marks in the magazine’s other notable lists.

The resort also placed second in the Top 15 Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S. and 30th in the magazine’s Top 100 Hotels in the World.

Each ranking came from the magazine’s World’s Best Awards for 2021, with the winners being determined by reader’s opinions on hotels and resorts. Voters rated hotels on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value.

This isn’t the first time the resort has been honored by Travel + Leisure.

The Lake House on Canandaigua, as pictured in this rendering, receives the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Champion of the Year Award.

The hotel was also featured in the magazine’s 2021 “It List” from earlier this year, an honor General Manager Simon Dewar referred to as being similar to the motion picture industry’s Academy Awards. 

“It’s been an incredibly difficult year across the hospitality industry,” Dewar said, referring to the hotel’s placement on the It List, adding that it was “time for some good news.”

“It’s been a challenging time for all of us, not only from the pandemic itself but from the restrictions on travel during this pandemic,” he said, adding that the Lake House appearing on the list meant “we’re just over the moon. It’s incredible.” 

File photo: The Lake House on Canandaigua co-developer shows a view from a hotel room during a tour.

The Lake House, on the former site of the Inn on the Lake, was developed by the Sands family and includes a 125-guest hotel, timber-frame barn, dock and other amenities.

The hotel also contains the Rose Tavern, a restaurant which offers a unique seasonal menu along with specialty drinks.

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Nearly 24 hours after the Falcons football team sang second to conclude its 23-3 win against the Naval Academy, Air Force women’s soccer followed suit on Sunday afternoon, downing the Midshipmen 1-0. 

“I’m very proud of the team tonight,” said head coach Larry Friend. “We beat a very good Navy team that has qualified for the NCAA tournament the last two years.”

On paper, the Falcons were the less offensive team, with Navy outshooting Air Force 17-9, but one good chance was all the away team needed. In the 23rd minute, with Air Force attacking, junior Catherine Bakken settled an attempted Navy clearance. She eventually found Hailey Ramos, who cut behind the left side of the Navy defense. After a couple of touches, Ramos sent a pass back towards the middle of the penalty box, where an unmarked Jenna Rubidoux calmly put away her first collegiate score. The two-player assist gave Bakken and Ramos their first-ever assists as well. 

In spite of forcing only one Midshipmen save, Air Force made up for a lack of consistently-threatening offense with energy and physicality. Air Force gave Navy a spirited 90 minutes, with Kayla Milford, Cam Karras, and Jennifer McFaddden all receiving yellow cards. As Navy chased the game for nearly 70 minutes, the scrappiness of the Falcons was necessary to boost the team to a win. Though the Midshipmen recorded 17 shots, only two needed the aid of Cammi Bych, who recorded her second clean sheet of 2021. The victory for Air Force is the first over Navy in over 20 years, the last coming in 1999. 

Though there is no Commander-In-Chief’s trophy for Air Force’s women’s soccer team, the Falcons (2-2-1, 0-0) will look to make 2021 a clean service academy sweep when the ladies travel to West Point, N.Y. to play Army on September 16. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm MT. 

“Tonight, we enjoy the win,” said Friend. “Tomorrow, we get ready for Army.”









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The fourth week of the Williamson County football season has concluded, and we’ve got some football scores to share with you. 

Check out some of the week’s results below. 

Brentwood 21, Henry County 14

After dropping their first three games of the year, the Brentwood Bruins finally put one in the win column at Henry County Friday. 

Brentwood was down 14-0 at half and rallied with 21 unanswered points to get a hard-fought victory. 

Quarterback Davis White (16/24, 231 yards, 2 TDs) and receiver Aaron Walton (152 yards, 1 TD) helped spark the Brentwood offense later in the game. Scott Collins had 55 yards on 17 carries, and Jaxon Lowe and Matthew Manning both scored touchdowns. 

White hit Walton on a 75-yard pass for their big connection/score. 

The 1-3 Bruins will face a colossal task next week at home as they face archrival Ravenwood (3-1) for the year’s annual Battle of the Woods. 

Centennial 43, Antioch 6

The Centennial Cougars have steamrolled another opponent this season. 

A 43-6 win over Antioch at home Friday night has the Cougars at 3-1 on the season and as a contender in the region, provided last week’s shutout loss to Independence was a fluke. 

The trio of Cannon Plowman (68 yards, 1 TD), Josh Forsee (58 yards, 2TDs) and Kofi Boggs (54 yards, 1 TD) led the fierce Centennial rushing attack on the night. Quarterback Plowman also hit Boggs for two touchdowns on the night, giving Boggs three scores total. 

Centennial went up 29-0 after the first quarter and kept the gas pedal firmly pushed through the rest of the contest. Devin Tusie had the lone score for Antioch. 

Centennial will have a major test next week as they travel to unbeaten Summit for a region showdown. 

Battle Ground Academy 28, Nashville Christian 21

Quarterback Brett Brown exploded for his best game yet this year, throwing for 262 yards and four touchdowns in a home win vs. Nashville Christian. 

Do-it-all standout Sean Williams did his damage in the receiving game this week, tallying 106 yards and a touchdown. He had 56 yards on the ground. 

Devin McLemore paced Williams with 56 yards and a score. Holt Adams and Austin Ford also had touchdown receptions from Brown. 

Miller Barnett, on defense, tallied 6 tackles and 1.5 sacks while Adams tied him with overall tackles. 

The Wildcats will play Davidson Academy next week. 

Stewarts Creek 30, Franklin 20

The Franklin Admirals showed more life on offense this week, but it wasn’t enough to score their first win of the year. 

The now 0-4 Franklin saw running back Bryce Sparks rush for 167 yards and a touchdown and fellow RB Ashton Orton pace him with 90 yards and two scores. 

Though, both were outrushed by Redhawks’ Gabe Walker, who stormed through the Admiral defense with 219 yards and four touchdowns. 

Franklin will travel to Independence next week for a region game that will prove pivotal to the team if they are to avoid an 0-5 start. 


Last month, many Guests noticed a random security camera appear on the top of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT. Though we are unsure of why this camera was placed there, it looks like the purpose is no longer needed as the security camera is now gone from the top of Spaceship Earth.

epcot spaceship earth lighting
Credit: ITM

In this thread of Tweets from bioreconsruct, you can not only see where the security camera was placed, but also that the camera has since disappeared.

In the first Tweet from August, bioireconstruct shared:

A common monorail photo location. Not too noticeable is new security camera on top of Spaceship Earth.

Now, the security camera is now missing from Spaceship Earth as bioreconstruct shared a new photo to Twitter writing:

Security camera no longer on top of Spaceship Earth.

We are still unsure of why this security camera was placed on top of Spaceship Earth, though some were speculating that it was to help program the new lights on Spaceship Earth in real time.

More on Spaceship Earth

Mickey and Friends EPCOT
Credit: Disney

If you have never been on Spaceship Earth, Disney World describes this attraction as:

Witness the landmark moments of amazing innovation that made today’s spectacular communications technology possible.

Travel back to the dawn of humanity, when early man painted on cave walls. Watch new ideas spread like wildfire with the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press. The wheels of time turn ever faster as we enter the modern age of media, from newspapers announcing the end of the Civil War to the televised broadcast of the moon landing—and beyond.

All of these great moments are brought vividly to life using elaborate sets and advanced Audio-Animatronics figures during this inspirational, 16-minute, Omnimover-style attraction.

EPCOT spaceship earth at night
Credit: Disney

Have you been to EPCOT recently? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to book a Disney vacation, be sure to get in touch with your travel agent and start planning today. If you’re not yet working with a travel agent, be sure to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel, who will be with you every step of the way when planning your magical Disney vacation.

Behind a pair of goals from Riley Intrator, the Smith Academy boys soccer team earned a 2-1 road win over Hopkins Saturday afternoon.

With both teams still scoreless halfway through the match, Ben Hudzik changed that by connecting with Intrator for his then first goal of the season.

As the Falcons continued to cling to their slim 1-0 lead nearing the 60-minute mark, Intrator struck again. However, this time, Griffin Goldman was awarded the assist to extend their team’s cushion to 2-0.

During the match’s final minutes, Andrew Ciaglo helped the Golden Hawks avoid being shutout behind his first goal of the year.

In the end, it wasn’t enough as Smith Academy claimed its season-opener while Hopkins has dropped two consecutive games since defeating Renaissance Tuesday.

The Falcons will now welcome Pioneer Valley to town on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., while the Golden Hawks travel to face Greenfield scheduled for the same time on Monday, Sept. 13.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Sep. 11


Westfield 5, Amherst 5 – Box Score

Frontier 4, Mount Greylock 0 – Box Score

Ludlow 3, Pittsfield 0 – Box Score

Minnechaug 2, Pope Francis 1 – Box Score


West Springfield 8, Chicopee Comp 0 – Box Score


Frontier 4, Mount Greylock 0 – Box Score


Smith Academy 2, Hopkins 1 – Box Score

Springfield International Charter School 10, Athol 0 – Box Score


Westfield 5, Amherst 5 – Box Score

Ludlow 3, Pittsfield 0 – Box Score

Minnechaug 2, Pope Francis 1 – Box Score

West Springfield 8, Chicopee Comp 0 – Box Score

Girls Soccer

Saturday, Sep. 11


Mount Greylock 5, Ware 0 – Box Score


Amherst 9, Springfield International Charter School 0 – Box Score


Hopkins 5, Lee 1 – Box Score

Boys Cross Country

Saturday, Sep. 11


Easthampton 27, Springfield International Charter School 29 – Box Score

Girls Cross Country

Saturday, Sep. 11


Springfield International Charter School 24, Easthampton 33 – Box Score

Field Hockey

Saturday, Sep. 11


Longmeadow 2, Cicero-North Syracuse 1 – Box Score

Girls Volleyball

Saturday, Sep. 11


Ware 3, Springfield International Charter School 1 – Box Score

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced construction has been completed on a $23.6 million project to replace four bridges and rehabilitate three others along State Route 9W in the towns of New Windsor, Cornwall and Highlands in Orange County. The project enhanced safety and improved travel along a key route that’s vital for the flow of people and commerce in the Hudson Valley and also provides access to attractions like Storm King Mountain and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Extensive recycling techniques were also employed during construction to reduce the demand for new materials and reduce the project’s environmental impact.

“New York State remains committed to building a 21st century infrastructure that improves quality of life, promotes economic growth and helps to safeguard our environment,” Governor Hochul said. “Renewing the bridges along the Route 9W corridor will help countless commuters who travel this vital corridor every day, and help keep people and goods moving throughout Orange County for years into the future.”

Improvements made as part of the project include new road surfaces, increased vertical clearances, concrete arch and substructure repairs, and new parapets, railings and sidewalks. New, weather resistant steel girders were installed to significantly lengthen the life span of the bridges and lessen the need for frequent painting.  

During construction, concrete debris was taken from the bridge sites and transported to a local facility, where it was reduced and processed for use as backfill, subbase and gravel. Additionally, embankment materials were excavated, stockpiled and utilized as backfill on the new bridges, slopes and roadways.

Bioretention elements were added to create a natural filtration system, which protects wildlife and prevents adverse impacts from stormwater runoff. Stone armoring, also known as heavy stone fill, was added at the Black Forest Creek location to fix scour and erosion at inlets and outlets, which will allow for the free flow of water. 

Replaced bridges include:

  • The River Road bridge over Route 9W, Town of New Windsor.
  • The Route 9W bridge over Quaker Avenue, Town of Cornwall.
  • The Willow Avenue bridge over Route 9W, Town of Cornwall.
  • The Angola Road bridge over Route 9W bridge, Town of Cornwall.

Refurbished bridges include: 

  • The Route 9W bridge over Route 218, Town of Cornwall.
  • The Route 9W bridge over Black Forest Creek, Town of Cornwall.
  • The Route 9W bridge Route 218, Town of Highlands.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, “All across New York, we are building a sustainable and resilient transportation infrastructure that will strengthen communities and promote growth. This project along the Route 9W corridor is no exception and demonstrates the Department of Transportation’s commitment to giving New Yorkers the transportation system they deserve and utilizing sound and environmentally conscious methods and materials.”

Senator James Skoufis said, “I am thrilled to see these improvements completed along our busy 9W corridor, a long-awaited project that I joined others in pushing for when I served in the Assembly. Making upgrades

MULLINS, S.C. —  Hudson Spivey passed for 202 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead Pee Dee Academy to a 55-0 win over The King’s Academy.

Teammates Allen Moore had 81 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Colby Sinclair rushed for 63 yards and a score.

Landyn Tyler had 12 tackles, one interception and a touchdown for the Golden Eagles.

Pee Dee Academy improved to 3-0, 1-0 SCISA 2-2A and will host Thomas Sumter at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

PDA − Drew Singletary 29 pass from Hudson Spivey (kick failed), 10:33.

PDA − Luke Carter 2 run (Singletary kick), 9:23.

PDA − Landyn Tyler 12 pass from Spivey (Singletary kick), 8:54.

PDA − Singletary 21 pass from Spivey (Singletary kick), 4:55.

PDA − Carter 2 run (Singletary kick), 1:31.

PDA − Allen Moore 65 pass from Spivey (Singletary kick), 11:25.

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann and have staff have been out on the road this week as the NCAA opened a fall travel period for college coaches.

These off-campus visits allow coaches to see prospects in workout settings at their respective high schools.

The coaches are back on the OSU campus this weekend as they welcome in their four verbal commitments for 2022 this weekend. These commitments will be able to see the team work out, attend the OSU-Oregon football game at Ohio State and continue their indoctrination to the university both as students and as members of the basketball program.

That four-man class is currently ranked No. 1 nationally. It includes:

* Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton point guard Bruce Thornton (ranked 33rd nationally in the 247Sports Composite);

* Chattanooga (Tenn.) Hamilton Heights Christian Academy center Felix Okpara (ranked 46th);

* Wasatch (Utah) Academy shooting guard Roddy Gayle Jr. (ranked 59th); and

* Cincinnati Princeton shooting guard Bowen Hardman (ranked 200th).

Thornton, Okpara and Gayle will all be on official visits, while Hardman will be on an unofficial visit.

Ohio State had been pushing hard for a commitment from Montverde (Fla.) Academy forward Dillon Mitchell (ranked 24th nationally). But Mitchell is also now pursuing some professional opportunities, according to reports.

OSU is now scheduled to have Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highland Prep forward Brice Sensabaugh (ranked 164th nationally) in for an official visit next weekend, when the OSU football team hosts Tulsa. Sensabaugh has a current top four of Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida and Ohio State.

Below, we look at the prospects that Holtmann and assistants Ryan Pedon, Jake Diebler and Tony Skinn were able to visit and scout on Thursday.

2022 Prospects

* Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highland Prep forward Brice Sensabaugh — Diebler checked in on the 6-6 Sensabaugh prior to his visit next weekend. Ohio State offered Sensabaugh after he performed well in travel events in July.

* Montverde (Fla.) Academy forward Dillon Mitchell — Diebler stopped in to see Mitchell and to maintain contact with him.

2023 Prospects

* Centerville, Ohio, point guard Gabe Cupps – The 6-2 Cupps is considered one of Ohio’s top three prospects for 2023. He was visited by Holtmann. He has been offered by OSU.

* St. Marys (Ohio) Memorial center Austin Parks – The 6-9 Parks is considered one of Ohio’s top three prospects for 2023. He was visited by Holtmann. He has been offered by OSU.

* Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne point guard Lawrent Rice – The 6-3 Rice is ranked 70th nationally. He was visited by Holtmann. He has been offered by OSU.

* Columbus Africentric wing Dailyn Swain – The 6-6 Swain was visited by Holtmann and Pedon. He has been offered by OSU.

* Pickerington Central wing Devin Royal – The 6-5 Royal was visited by Holtmann and Pedon.

* Montverde Academy forward

Wade Hampton High School celebrates its Lineman of the Week.

Even as local high school varsity football teams recognize their top players from last week’s games, they prepare for some tough contests ahead this Friday night. Two local varsity teams will be on the road in gridiron action, but the other had a cancellation. 

The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots were scheduled to travel to Charleston to play Cathedral Academy in its first region game of the year, but this game has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

The 1-1 Estill High School Gators will be at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School for a 7:30 p.m. match-up.

The 2-0 Wade Hampton High School Red Devils will kick off at May River High at 7:30 p.m.

PHA's John Gardner Griner stiff-arms a defender.


PHA kicks off 50th season with overwhelming win

By Jeffrey Strickland

BATESBURG — After waiting two weeks to play a game because other schools cancelled due to COVID protocols, Patrick Henry Academy kicked off its 50th season in style, overwhelming the WW King Academy Knights 60-14.

King was unable to stop the Patriot rushing attack anchored by the blocking of ends Tillman Padgett and Liam Peeples and interior linemen Carter Rivers, Walton DeLoach, and Cohen Freeman, giving up 356 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns.

The Patriot defense was stout all night, allowing King only two touchdowns, one in the first quarter and another in the fourth. Andy Searles and J.G. Griner led the defense with seven and six tackles, respectively, and the entire defense combined for seven tackles for loss and one interception.

King started off the game with the ball and methodically drove down the field, capping a 62-yard drive with a quarterback keeper by Collin Woodward and a conversion by Ben Sauls. Patrick Henry quickly answered back on a four-play drive with quarterback Zack Mathis running 42 yards for the score. The Patriot defense stymied King’s efforts to get deep into PHA territory, and the Patriot offense quickly got rolling with touchdown runs by running backs Austin Cone (4 yds, 6 yds) and J. G. Griner (13 yds, 11 yds) and successful conversions by Griner, Tillman Padgett, and Asher Moore. By the end of the first half, Patrick Henry led 38-8.

Austin Cone (14) takes a handoff from Zack Mathis (7) during the Patriot's victorious opener.

With sophomore Hugh Fairey under center in the second half, the Patriot offense didn’t miss a beat, quickly scoring on a 4-yard run by Fairey with Cone adding the conversion. King continued to stall out and was unable to getting anything going offensively, and the Knight defense allowed another 1-yard touchdown by William Hazel who also added the conversion. With the fourth quarter almost over, King’s running back Ben Sauls got in the end zone for King’s last score of the game. PHA answered right back with an 86-yard return by Fairey on the following kickoff. With a running clock for much of the second half, the game soon ended with the final score PHA 60, King 14.

After a dominating performance, Coach Greg Moore had this to say:

“At first we looked a little rusty having not played a game

Clarksville Academy continued its best start to a season since 2012 with an 87-0 home victory against the Tennessee Heat on Friday, Sept. 10.

After failing to record a win last year, the Cougars are undefeated through their first four games in 2021. They held a 73-point lead at halftime and broke the school’s single-game scoring record.

“You don’t expect to put up 87 points, but the expectation is to win and that’s what we’re trying to sell these kids on, week in and week out,” said CA head coach Scott Murray. “We tell them when we come on the field, the expectation is to win.”

The Heat are a member of the National Home School Association and typically play 8-man football. Friday was their first 11-man game this year.

Eight different players scored on offense and special teams for Clarksville Academy. Quarterback Cooper Wallace led the way with a four-touchdown performance, and Tyson Hagewood, Corbin Yarbrough, Paris Pridgen and Jac Wyatt all had at least two scores.

“We knew that we had the capability to put up big numbers,” said Yarbrough, who followed up last week’s 133-yard performance against Middle Tennessee Christian with two first quarter touchdowns.

“Coach (Murray) asks us after every game we’ve had so far how it feels to be 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0. It just feels good, like you have a different aura when you walk into school. You feel good.”

Part of the early success is credited to baseball standouts like Pridgen, Wallace, Wyatt and DJ Merriweather joining the team this fall. Wallace has recorded 11 touchdowns in his last three games, and the four players combined for eight scores on Friday.

“We’re all best friends,” Wallace said. “We’ve played travel baseball since we were 8 (and) we knew if one of us did it, we would all end up doing it.”

The formula has left them without a loss so far, but Murray said CA could make a name for itself with a win next week. The Cougars travel to Nashville Christian on Friday, Sept. 17 to begin their Division II-A schedule.

“It’s important to the kids and people at the school and people in town,” Murray said of the 4-0 start. “Other schools and things like that are starting to talk about us.

“We tried to bring that mentality when we got here: we want to be talked about in Clarksville, we want to be known as the best or one of the best schools around and we want to build an elite program. We feel like we’re headed in the right direction toward building that.”