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ARCHIVES - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2012
Boating safety tips for the Labor Day Weekend from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Before you and your family get out on the water this year, grab a life jacket and “Wear It!” Nearly 85 percent of those who drown while boating were not wearing a life jacket.
Wearing a life jacket is one of the most effective and simple life-saving strategies for safe recreational boating. Boaters are required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket on board for every passenger on their vessel, a life jacket being worn is mandatory for children 12 years old and under.
Today’s life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. They are comfortable, lightweight, and perfect for any boating activity.
The most important thing is this: remember to grab a life jacket and “Wear It!”
The effects of alcohol can be even more hazardous on the water than on land. Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination. These impairments can increase the risk of being involved in a boating accident – for both passengers and boat operators. Alcohol is a contributing factor in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities.
It is illegal to operate any boat or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. Penalties can include fines, suspension or revocation of your drivers license and even jail time. Every boater needs to understand the risks of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Recently, there was well publicized incident involving lightning at a NASCAR race in the Poconos. Thunderstorms and lightning can be a mariner’s worst nightmare. They can develop quickly and create dangerous wind and wave conditions. Thunderstorms can bring shifting and gusty winds, lightning, waterspouts, and torrential downpours which can turn a day’s pleasure into a nightmare of distress.
There are no specific warnings or advisories for lightning but all thunderstorms produce lightning. A lightning strike to a vessel can be catastrophic, especially if it results in a fire or loss of electronics. If your boat has a cabin, then stay inside and avoid touching metal or electrical devices. If your boat doesn’t have a cabin, stay as low as you can in the boat.
Boaters should use extra caution when thunderstorm conditions exist and have a plan of escape. Mariners are especially vulnerable as they may unable to reach port quickly. It is therefore strongly recommended you do not venture out if thunderstorms are a possibility. If you do venture out and recognize thunderstorms nearby, head to port or safe shelter as quickly as possible. Ultimately, boating safety begins ashore with planning and training. Keep in mind that thunderstorms are usually brief so waiting it out is better than riding it out.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers Boating Safely Classes on a regular basis. Check out “http://a09204.uscgaux.info/”
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 48
Public comments invited on EPA’s Diaz cleanup plan
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Proposed Plan that evaluates potential cleanup alternatives for contaminated soil and groundwater at the Diaz Chemical Corporation Superfund Site and identifies and provides the basis for the Agency’s preferred cleanup plan.
The EPA’s preferred cleanup plan consists of in-place thermal treatment of contaminated soil and groundwater in six source areas located at the Diaz Chemical property and natural degradation of groundwater contaminants downgradient of the source areas.
Documents in support of the cleanup plan are contained in the administrative record located at the Community Free Library, 86 Public Square, Holley, (585) 638-6987. The library is open Mon/Wed/Fri 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. and Tues/Thurs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A public meeting to discuss the results of EPA’s investigation, describe the preferred cleanup plan, take comment and answer the public’s questions will be held on Wednesday, September 5, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 5 Wright Street (under US Post Office), Holley.
Comments regarding EPA’s cleanup plan or the documents contained in the administrative record can be submitted by September 12 to John DiMartino, Project Manager, EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10007-1866; via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 212-637-4284.
For information contact Mike Basile, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, 186 Exchange Street, Buffalo, NY 14204, telephone 716-551-4410, e-mail to email@example.com or toll free at 1-800-346-5009 or visit our website, http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/diazchemical/.
FEATURE STORIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 26,2012
New award recognizes volunteers
by Kristina Gabalski
A new community volunteer award in Brockport honors the memory of the late Monika W. Andrews.
During their regular meeting August 14, trustees voted unanimously to adopt a proposal creating the Monika W. Andrews Creative Volunteer Leadership Award.
Trustee Bill Andrews, Monika’s husband, proposed the award which will be presented annually to a resident of the Town of Sweden (including the Village of Brockport) or the Town of Clarkson.
The purpose of the award is to encourage, recognize and reward outstanding creative leadership as a volunteer, Andrews stated.
The recipients must have created new volunteer activities or made creative, imaginative changes to existing ones. Priority will be given to activities that directly benefit the needy.
Monika Andrews made many lasting contributions to the Brockport community as a volunteer including the creation of the first playground for handicapped children in Monroe County and the transformation of the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf into a “client-centered” facility.
Andrews said recipients of the award shall exemplify the leadership qualities that characterized the civic contributions of Monika.
“The award will be presented by a Selection Committee,” Andrews said. “Committee members will be appointed by the three municipal boards.
“The award will include a small monetary award,” he continued. “I will provide the funds.”
An annuity fund will be established with funds from a retirement account of Monika Andrews and from a life insurance payment of which she was a beneficiary, Andrews stated in the proposal.
The Clarkson Town Board adopted the award proposal at their regular meeting August 14, Andrews reported. He added that Town of Sweden officials have assured him that they also expect to adopt the proposal.
Nominations for the award will be submitted to the Selection Committee c/o the Village of Brockport by any resident of the three municipalities. Self-nominations are permitted. The deadline for submission of nominations is December 31 of the year before the award is to be made.
The winner will be announced and the award presented by the Selection Committee on April 16, which was Monika’s birthday.
Volunteer Braille transcribers needed
Braille transcription classes begin September 13
Volunteers are needed to provide Braille transcription for the blind and visually impaired. Certified volunteers transcribe textbooks, novels, cookbooks, menus, hymnals, and other material.
Braille transcription classes for certification, offered free through the Spencerport Lions Braille Service, are given from September through April at the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance Corps building. Classes are open to all - you do not need to be a Spencerport resident to participate. Classes involve one daytime session per week with approximately one to two hours of homework, in addition to daily practice. Materials and equipment will be provided. After classes are completed, a manuscript is submitted to the Library of Congress for evaluation that leads to certification.
Certified Braillists work at home and set up their own schedule. Support continues to be provided weekly by the Spencerport Lions Braille Service.
Classes begin Thursday, September 13. For sign-up information, call Sue Keegan at 585-967-6702.
Summer Farewell Festival at Letchworth
On Sunday, September 2, Letchworth State Park holds its annual Summer Farewell Festival. Located at the Highbanks Recreation area, just inside the Mount Morris entrance, this year’s Summer Farewell Festival begins at 1 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
There will be live entertainment all day. JB & Company takes the stage at 1 p.m., followed by Amanda Nagurney at 5 p.m. and Ransomville at 7:30 p.m. Wildlife Educators Coalition animal display is from 1 to 5 p.m., hayrides and pony rides from 4 to 6 p.m., In Jest with Nels Ross from 3:30 to 5:30 and Scooter and Crystal from Just Clowning Around will provide laughs from 5 to 8 p.m. Harvey Pool Complex will be open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission to the festival and fireworks display is included with the $8 per car vehicle use free (poll admission and food concessions are extra). For information, contact the Letchworth State Park Visitor Center at 585-493-3600.
Charity classic raises funds for community groups
A golf tournament at Mill Creek Golf Club will help fund new equipment for the Churchville Fire Department and projects of the Churchville Lions Club.
The Churchville-Riga Charity Classic is Monday, September 17 at Mill Creek Golf Course, 128 Cedars Avenue, Churchville. Registration runs from 11:30 to 1 p.m. with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost for golf, lunch, dinner and prizes is $100; dinner only at 6 p.m. is $35.
Sponsorships are available. Go to www.churchvillefire.net for registration form. For information call Jim Lamica at 585-293-1271, Larry Mitchell at 585-250-8719 or Mark Leibeck at 585-766-1254.
BOCES 2 students create a home with Habitat for Humanity
WEMOCO carpentry teachers Karl Church (left) and Pete Sharpe join new homeowner, Flavia Cooke, at the dedication of the third Flower City Habitat for Humanity house that BOCES 2 WEMOCO students and their teachers helped build for a family.
WEMOCO students studying carpentry, HVAC, residential electric and plumbing and heating, build the house in two parts at the BOCES 2 Career and Technical Education Center in Spencerport. It is then moved to a Habitat for Humanity site to be completed by volunteers.
Church presented the new homeowners with a hammer to symbolize the hard work and 450 hours of sweat-equity that Cooke and her family put into her new home.
Volunteers from the Rochester community including WEMOCO students helped the family finish the home on-site with over 1,700 hours of work.
Holley Rotary Club helps fight cancer
The Holley Rotary Club donated $200 to the Avon Walk Against Breast Cancer with a donation to Laura Bentley who participated in the walk. She is shown above with Club President Bob Miller.
Youngest festival volunteer donates to BISCO
Brockport’s Holly Emerson is shown presenting BISCO Treasurer (and next year’s Festival Chair) Greg Lund with the $40 she raised through offering free face painting at the recent festival.
Instead of a fee, Holly, who worked with Unique Gift Boutique, requested donations. Most of her approximately 65 customers were children. Holly also contributed her costly paints and other supplies used.
She is now on to MCC and then hopes to attend the University of Rochester. She wants to expand her list of languages (that include Japanese, Russian, Saudi) and also further her command of Japanese, her favorite.
Made in America program produces
Fran Wilcox, of the After Hours at the Library Committee, is shown left with 2012 Festival Chair Pat Baker as they load Wilcox’s truck with bins of contributions from arts and craft vendors who participated in the Brockport Arts Festival.
Based on an idea suggested by last year’s Best in Show, woodcarver John Sim, each vendor was requested to submit a donation to BISCO who would then turn over the items to the Seymour Library for their annual fundraiser.
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2012
Serena Williams selected as the Hickok Belt™ award winner for July
Tennis phenomenon Serena Williams has been selected as the Hickok Belt™ Award winner for July 2012. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Williams was selected for her impressive performance at Wimbledon where she won the singles title for the fifth time in a victory over Agnieszka Radwanska. The win was her 14th grand slam singles title in all. Williams also went on to win her fifth Wimbledon title in doubles with her sister, Venus. She is currently ranked fourth in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association.
Other finalists for the month of July in order of how the NSSA voters ranked them included: Roger Federer (tennis), Michael Phelps (swimming), Ryan Lochte (swimming), Mike Trout (baseball), Andrew McCutchen (baseball), Jordan Zimmerman (baseball), Tiger Woods (golf), Aroldis Chapman (baseball) and Wladimir Klitschko (boxing).
As a monthly recipient, Williams becomes the seventh of twelve finalists for the overall annual award, joining previous monthly award winners including Eli Manning, Jeremy Lin, Lindsey Vonn, Bubba Watson, Josh Hamilton and LeBron James. Williams as selected by the NSSA will be announced each month throughout 2012. The overall winner will then be announced in early 2013, as the Hickok Belt Award, will be presented for the first time in over 36 years.
The New Era Diamond Girls 97 coached by Chris Swiatek have now won their second national title going 9-0-1 in the PONY Eastern Nationals in Cary, North Carolina.
The girls started strong in pool play going 2-0-1 and were the #1 seed going into the bracket play. Their winning ways continued as they stayed in the winner’s bracket going 4-0 and advancing into the Elite 8 out of 64 teams from various states in the eastern region. The championship bracket finished with wins over Team Long Island 7-6 in the quarter finals and 2-1 over the Fuquay Bombs (NC) in the semi’s. They finished the run in the finals bracket with a win over the Pennsylvannia Chaos 6-1 to become the 2012 14U National Pony Champions. This title adds to their ASA “A” National Title they won in 2010 as 12U.
Shown: Top: Steve Zafuto (coach), Olivia Jankowski (Lancaster), Maria Gabriele (Lockport), Leah Crockett (Penfield), Julia DiMartino (Brockport), Gabrielle Frumusa (Webster), Shaye Swiatek (East Aurora), Toni Polk (Niagara Falls); kneeling: Chris Swiatek (coach), Rachel Johnson (Orchard Park), Courtney Courtade (Lakeview), Olivia Zafuto (Niagara Falls), Sydney Breton (Alexander), Marissa Dimitroff (Hamburg). Julia Martino is the varsity pitcher for Brockport.
Hunter safety course offered in Kendall
The Town of Kendall Recreation Department will be hosting a Hunter Safety Course for any interested persons. Completion of this course is required for anyone 11 years of age or older wishing to obtain a license to hunt with gun.
The course will be offered Friday, September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance on both dates is required. The course will be held at the Kendall Town Hall, 1873 Kendall Road and participants should bring a lunch and beverage; food/beverage are not available.
Pre-registration is required. Call the Kendall Town Clerk’s Office at 659-8721, during regular business hours. Course manuals will be supplied upon registration. Proof of age must be presented upon arrival to the course. This course is free of charge to the community.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2012
Hilton’s Northwood has new assistant principal
The Hilton School District has appointed Renee Mulrooney to serve as assistant principal at the Northwood Elementary School. Mulrooney began her career in education in Savannah, Georgia where she taught first and second grade before becoming a reading specialist. In 2002, she worked as a reading specialist and literacy coach for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. After completing the administrative program at the University of Rochester in 2009, Mulrooney joined the Greece Central School District as an assistant principal and supervisor of literacy coaches at the elementary level. She worked at West Ridge, Holmes Road and Buckman Heights Elementary schools as the assistant principal for three years before coming to Hilton, where she began her work at Northwood over the summer.
“There is such a strong sense of community here and there is an even stronger sense of doing what is best for students,” said Mulrooney. “I am impressed by the sincerity and integrity of everyone that I have met in the Hilton School District. It is no small task to steward the future; and educators have a huge responsibility when it comes to helping our children become citizens of our world.”
Mulrooney and her husband, Joe, live in West Irondequoit with their three children.
New marching band director is Hilton graduate
Matthew Nordhausen, Hilton Class of 1998, has been appointed marching band director and will begin his new position immediately, according to Hilton Central School District officials. Nordhausen was a member of the Hilton Crimson Cadets as a student, and as a staff member his duties have included serving as assistant director, music arranger, drill designer, and percussion instructor since 2012. During that time he also worked for LeRoy Central School District as a full-time instrumental music teacher and band director, a position he’s held since 2002. Nordhausen has extensive experience with marching bands from both the instructional and organizational aspects involved, according to district officials.
“As an alumnus of the Crimson Cadet Marching Band, I am extremely honored to be back and leading the group that was so instrumental in creating my passion for music and the marching arts,” said Nordhausen. “It is my hope to continue the tradition of excellence that this ensemble and its previous directors established over the past five decades, while moving the group forward.”
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2012
•Krenzer, Richard G., of Rochester and Bradenton, Florida, age 77, died unexpectedly on August 8, 2012, in Hilton. Dick is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gerry and his four children, Leslie (Todd) Welty, Rick (Norm) Krenzer, Amy Krenzer and Lynn (Dave) Wilber. His surviving grandchildren are Tim and Matt Welty, Brian and Molly Wilber, and Max Collazo. Dick is also survived by his brother, Ted (Nancy) Krenzer; sister, Virginia Lockridge. He is predeceased by his siblings, Theresa Elzenga, Lucille Foos and Robert Krenzer. He was a retiree of RG&E where he worked for 35 years.
His Funeral Mass was said August 21 at St. Mark’s Church, Rochester. Contributions can be made to Henrietta Ambulance or Hilton Fire Department in his memory.
•Stiles, Mildred (Millie), of Rochester on August 18, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, John J. Stiles. She is survived by her four children: Bonnie (Ron) Stiggins of Pittsford, John (Dian) Stiles of Amelia, Virginia, Bruce (Kathy) Stiles of Louisa, Virginia and Linda (Scott) Brooks of Holley. She leaves grandchildren, Eric, Sonya, Mandy, Jock, Kelly, Erin, Katie, Shannon, Scotty, Sean and 11 loving great-grandchildren.
Celebration of her life and interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to Hospice, 3111 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or at Lifetimecare.org in her memory.
•Graham, Jason Dean, Died instantly in a car accident on August 19, 2012 at age 39. Jason leaves his wife, Kelli; daughters, McKayla and Alysa; step-son, Aaron Howell, leaving a huge hole in their hearts. Also survived by his mother, Linda (Gordon) Hill; sisters, Darlene (Tommy) Salerno, Cassandra (Chris) Boerman and Jennifer (Elliott) Hill; step-mother, Kelley Graham; nieces, Sierra Graham, Brooke and Sadie Salerno, Kristin and Leah Boerman. Predeceased by his father, Jerry Graham.
Funeral Services were held August 24 at the Payne & Murphy Funeral Home, Macedon. Contributions in his memory can be made to an educational fund being established for his children through M&T Bank.
•LaRock Sr., Donald V., August 15, 2012 at age 85. Predeceased by his former wife Virginia Griffis and grandson Sean LaRock and his parents William and Josephine Barbara LaRock. Survived by his sons Donald V. (Beth) LaRock and Jeffrey A. (Ann) LaRock. Daughters Barbara Ann (Michael) Matott and Terri Ann (Edward) Spade. Grandchildren: Corey, Kristen, Adienne and Mikel Ann; Christopher, Joseph and Craig; Meghan, Wanda, Elaine, Emma and Evan. 16 great-grandchildren. Sister Charlotte Rumple. Several nieces and nephews. Donald was a WWII veteran. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1945-1946. Retired from St. Joe mines after 30+ years.
Burial was held at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to Limiar.org (Adoption Agency - Brazil); Sweden Senior Center or Make A Wish Foundation in his memory.
•Losinger, Cecil L., a longtime Greece resident, died August 18, 2012, after a prolonged illness, at age 88. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Neil) Laundry of Hamlin; grandsons, Douglas (Eva) and Scott (Nicole); four great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kaelin, Ethan and Emme; her sister, Rose (Bill) Roberts; nephew, Jim; niece, Terri; and great-niece, Miranda. Cecil was an active member of the Eastern Star for 56 years, and active with Daughters of Mokanna for about 40 years.
Her Memorial Service was held August 25 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Rochester. Contributions can be made (via Donna) to Lalla Rookh Caldron #68 D of M, to Lilac Star Chapter #57 OES, or to Hospice of Rochester Lifetime Care (Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center) in her memory.
•Christians, Joan M., On August 18, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Donald. Joan was a school teacher retired from the Rochester City School District.
A Graveside Service was held August 21 in White Haven Memorial Park.
•Palluconi, Cecilia, August 20, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Ferdinando Palluconi. Survived by her children, Ena (Luciano) Filippetti and Maurizio (Gail) Palluconi; grandchildren, Gino (Susan) Palluconi, Stefan (Angela) Palluconi, Marisa (Angelo) Mercone, Paolo Filippetti, Carla (Jeffrey) Dodge and Adamo (Shantel) Filippetti; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Giuseppa (Vittorio) Stefanetti and Ivana (Alberto) Gambucci; several nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated August 24 at St. Elizaeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin. Entombent in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be sent to Breast Cancer Coalition, 840 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 or National Kidney Foundation, 15 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607 in her memory.
•Gould, John L., on August 21, 2012. Age 84. He was predeceased by his daughter, Nancy Wright; son, Michael; brothers, Michael, Leonard, Edward, Frank; sister, Eleanor D’Amico. John is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Marlene (Rick) Horsey of Texas, Sandy (Lynn) Murnan of Oklahoma, Debbie (Tommie) Clark of Albion, Patty (Charles) Costanza of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur (Helen) Gould of Albion; sister-in-law, Beverly Gould of Albion; brother-in-law, Peter D’Amico of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
Funeral Services were held August 24 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. Interment with full military honors at Sandy Creek Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Kendall United Methodist Church, Kendall Fire Company, or a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
•Coffey, Michael James, August 17, 2012 at age of 70. Michael was predeceased by his parents, James and Regina Coffey. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jill Y. (Godette) Coffey; his children, Michael (Birgit), Timothy (Colleen), and Kathryn (Holly) Coffey; granddaughters, Erica and Allison, and Maeve Coffey; sisters, Mary (Dennis) Morgan and Eileen (Michael) Weinpress; brother-in-law, James (Phyllis) Godette; his aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews; many cousins and all of his dear friends at the Brockport Yacht Club, and the Port Hope Yacht Club in Canada. Mike was a retiree from Eastman Kodak, after working there for 28 years.
With respect to Michael’s wishes, a celebration of his life was held privately. Contributions can be made to School of Holy Childhood or the American Diabetes Association in his memory.
•Justice, Marjorie R., August 22, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Harry E. Justice; son, Larry W. Justice. Survived by daughters, Trudy (Joe) Micchia, Penny (Paul) Schiffhauer; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Connie (Bob) West; dear relatives and friends.
A Graveside Service and interment took place August 25 at Parma Union Cemetery.
•Schroeder, Kermit A. PhD., On August 19, 2012 at age 76, with his family at his side. Kermit was predeceased by his parents Albert and Luella Schroeder and his sister, Dolores Newburg. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Folts) Schroeder; his children David (Barbara), Daniel (Jeanne) Schroeder and Pamela (Wayne) Shillieto; grandchildren, Kase and Kristina Shillieto, and Sarah Schroeder; his siblings, Leland (Kathy) Schroeder PhD., Juanita Kohlmeyer; brother-in-law, John (Peg Olsen) Folts PhD.
A Memorial Service was held August 23 at Ogden Presbyterian Church, Spencerport. Contributions can be made to Ogden Presbyterian Church, 2400 South Union Street, Spencerport 14559 or the Aurora Comfort Care Hospice in his memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
Three Churchville Area Residents are Olympians
“We are very fortunate to have three Olympians from the Churchville area,” says Churchville Mayor Nancy Steedman. “The Village Board is working on getting banners, similar to the Hometown Heroes banners (in many communities), for our four corners, that read Hometown Olympians.”
In an effort with the Town of Riga and Roberts Wesleyan College, the mayor says she’s working on a motorcade and celebration for when Olympic Gold Medalist pole vaulter Jenn Suhr returns home. Suhr is a RWC graduate.
Signs that indicate Churchville is home to three Olympians are also being discussed. The other two Olympians are hockey player Lyndsay Wahl and Ryan Chalmers who is about to compete in the Paralympics in London this month.
Watch for more information in this newspaper.
Spencerport Board of Education sets tax rate
The Spencerport Board of Education unanimously approved the 2012-13 tax rate of $23.86 per $1,000 in assessed value during its regular meeting on August 6. The adopted rate represents a 1.97 percent increase, which had been previously projected during the 2012-13 community budget vote.
With the adopted rate, the school tax bill for a home in the district with an assessed value of $150,000 (-$30,000 STAR exemption) will be approximately $2,863.20, which represents a monthly increase of $4.60. Property owners may still see a change in their bills because of reassessments and/or property improvements.
Spencerport site removed from DEC waste site
On August 13, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) deleted the site known as the Spencerport Village Dump from the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (the Registry). The 60-day notification period and inclusive 30-day public comment period have ended in accordance with requirements established for the proposed deletion of sites from the Registry.
Contact the NYSDEC project manager, Frank Sowers, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 8 Headquarters, 6275 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon 14414-8519; or call 585-226-5357 with questions.
The site is located off Trimmer Road south of the Erie/Barge Canal.
FEATURE STORIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
Clarkson park lodge renovated
by Kristina Gabalski
The Town of Clarkson is completing the finishing touches on a total renovation/re-build of the lodge at the town’s Recreation Park on Ridge Road.
The 50 feet x 64 feet building will seat up to 166 people for gatherings, parties, weddings and other special events, Clarkson Supervisor Paul Kimball says.
“Labor Day Weekend it will be available,” he said. “We’re really happy and anticipate a huge demand for the building.”
The town has spent the last two years completely re-doing the structure which was “shuttered” about 10 years ago by the former owner, Kimball said. Highway Department members have completed all the work with the exception of drywall and electrical and took advantage of the mild weather last winter to make progress on the project.
“The town received a (matching state) grant of approximately $600,000,” Kimball said, with the town’s contribution including Highway Department labor and equipment.
The lodge is not air-conditioned, but has ceiling fans and two large garage doors at the east end which can be opened, “to make you feel like you are outside,” Kimball notes. The building is heated and “will be available all year ‘round. We’re excited to get it rented,” he said.
Clarkson residents can rent the lodge for $200; non-residents will pay $250.
Both inside and out are done in a clean, neutral beige color and ample windows down the north and south walls bring in lots of natural light. The interior will be outfitted with two residential stoves for warming food, a refrigerator, sink and a long counter for use as a serving area, Kimball said.
“Tables and chairs have been ordered,” he notes, and a portion of the middle of the north wall has been left with no windows to allow for the installation of a fireplace in the future.
The lodge includes an office and three restrooms, one of which is handicapped accessible.
Outside, there is a paved driveway and parking lot. The 50-acre Recreational Park also includes a playground, woods and three refurbished ball diamonds.
“There is a huge demand for softball fields and people walk the perimeter (for exercise and with their dogs),” Kimball said.
He adds that grass has been planted around the lodge and eventually there will be landscaping
Art exhibit aims to re-engage viewers to Biblical scripture
by Terra Osterling
When Reverend Gail Serratt arrived to pastor Ogden Baptist Church in early 2011, she brought with her from Dallas the idea to use art to re-engage people in Bible scripture. From August 29 through September 15, Ogden Baptist Church will host the traveling folk art exhibit “Cardboard Chronicles: The Biblical Art of Rudolph Bostic.”
The exhibit, owned by Bowden Collections of Massachusetts, is a collection of 23 paintings by self-taught Savannah folk artist Rudolph Bostic. Done in enamel and house paint on cardboard with a glossy finish, the collection has traveled to churches, seminaries and educational institutions throughout the United States, most recently on display in Seattle, Washington.
“Cardboard Chronicles” begins with The Creation of Adam, Adam and Eve Naming the Animals and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, then turns to the colorful story of Noah. Many more of Bostic’s paintings in this exhibit portray the life of Christ.
“We are excited to offer another way to open up scriptures and have a dialogue,” says Rev. Serratt about engaging both the church members and community through this exhibit. Revealing alternative viewpoints and sparking new conversations about familiar Bible stories are goals of this unique program.
The exhibit will also bring to Ogden and surrounding communities the opportunity to experience the vibrant art of an important self-taught southern Folk Artist who finds inspiration in the Bible and in the works of Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
Rudolph Bostic’s style has attracted the attention of serious folk art collectors. His work was featured in the inaugural exhibit of the Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art and his pieces can be found on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the American Folk Art Museum in New York and at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1941, Bostic began to draw as a child. While working at the Derst Baking Company in Savannah in 1979, he noticed the smooth surface of discarded cardboard boxes. Taking home these makeshift canvases, Bostic would work into the early morning hours using leftover cans of house paint, later expanding to use enamels, acrylics and metallic paints.
Bostic begins by sketching his subjects on cardboard with a felt-tip pen, then developing the images with bold brush strokes of contrasting tone and color. This special “chiaroscuro” style of painting was inspired by his home study of the Great Masters of Western Art.
One distinctive feature of Bostic’s art is his use of framing devices ranging from simply decorated painted black borders to attaching richly decorated cardboard frames and sometimes rows of white dots, resembling strands of pearls, to frame each subject on his panels in a cartoon-strip style.
To accommodate this exhibit, Ogden Baptist Church is transforming their Fellowship Hall for the event by bringing in divider walls to display the art exhibit and planning coffee to create a true gallery experience.
“We want as many folks who are interested to come in and see it while we have it, and hope that this will be the first of many engaging exhibits,” says Rev. Serratt.
The “Cardboard Chronicles” exhibit is August 29 through September 15 at Ogden Baptist Church, 721 Washington Street, Spencerport. Admission is free (donations accepted).
Public hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays after worship until 12:30 p.m. Groups are welcome to contact Ogden Baptist Church to schedule a private viewing at other times (585-352-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
by Kristina Gabalski
This growing season has provided many challenges for local farmers - from late winter warmth followed by hard spring freezes to drought conditions in June and July.
Roger Rouse at Honqualac Haven in Bergen says he’s currently harvesting beets, leeks, Swiss chard, basil and, “a little bit of lettuce.” He’s also starting his tomato harvest.
“The first part of the season for us was real good, but the drought is changing everything,” he says. Later season plantings have had difficulty germinating and, “may be OK come fall, depending on how the weather goes.”
Rouse says overall, vegetables have done better than fruit. Fruit prices, he says, are higher because of the losses in stone fruit crops.
“People don’t understand the cost to maintain a peach tree is the same no matter if the weather is good or bad.”
Drought conditions this summer in the Midwest will eventually mean higher overall food prices, as well, he says.
Locally, conditions have meant that “overall, crops are way ahead,” Rouse explains. “Strawberries were done early, blueberries will be done early. Normally they’re available until the end of August with no problem. It’s caught some customers off-guard.”
At Partyka Farms in Kendall, Lora Partyka says the quality of produce is very good.
“We have excellent sweet corn, beautiful beans and cucumbers,” she says. “The fruit is light but what there is, is good.”
Partyka called the losses in the local fruit crop “heartbreaking,” and adds, “the drought did affect things.”
She, too, notes that the seasons for local produce have been shorter this year. “It’s going faster,” she says.
Linda Kirby at Kirby’s Farm Market in Brockport says “if you can irrigate, you can farm this year.”
She says the soil near the market on Rt. 104 is sandy so they’ve had to irrigate on a daily basis crops that they want to harvest.
She has also heard that some farmers have actually had difficulty getting tomatoes to ripen because of the intense heat, although Kirby’s has not had that problem.
“It’s the peak of the season for peaches and cantaloupes,” she says. “The sweet corn is wonderful. The sun has made everything so sweet. Everything is at the peak of the season.”
The plums this year are the sweetest she’s ever tasted, Kirby adds.
Regarding apples, Kirby says some varieties have more fruit than expected in the wake of the spring freezes.
There are Jonagolds and the Honeycrisp are OK, she says. Jersey Macs are the first apples that are being harvested.
She adds that Kirby’s has been growing cut flowers this season and is selling bouquets. “The girls have been putting together sunflowers,” she notes, “ beautiful zinnias and glads” - summer’s bounty in a different form.
Photographs by Kristina Gabalski
Hamlin brothers honored for military service
At the August monthly business meeting, the Hamlin Town Board awarded Resolutions of Appreciation to two Hamlin servicemen, brothers Brian and Scott Wortman, who both serve in the United States Army.
Brian, 24, who began his service on December 31, 2008, served a one year tour of Afghanistan as a member of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division from February 2010 until February 2011, and is currently stationed at Warner Barracks, United States Army Base in Bamberg, Germany. Brian is an MP (military police), and was promoted to Drug Suppression Investigator in December 2011.
Scott, 21, served as a Corrections Officer in Cuba as a member of a Joint Task Force, Battalion 525 at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base from July 2011 until July 2012. Following his current leave, Scott will be stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will continue serving as a Corrections Officer.
The servicemen’s father, John Wortman, of Huntington Parkway, Hamlin, upon hearing of the town board’s intention to honor his sons, invited Supervisor Thomas Breslawski to a family picnic in mid-July, when both of his sons were home on leave. Breslawski attended and presented both Scott and Brian with Resolutions of Appreciation for their service on behalf of the residents of Hamlin.
“It was a great opportunity to be able to honor two brothers, on leave at the same time, in a family setting. I thank the Wortman family for their service and sacrifice for our country, and was honored for the opportunity to present the Resolutions to them in person,” said Breslawski. Both Wortman’s pictures are now a part of the Hamlin Heroes display at Town Hall as well.
Supervisor Breslawski added that the town board wishes to honor all Hamlin resident military servicemen and servicewomen. To have a US military personnel included contact Breslawski at 964-8981 for details on the Hamlin Heroes Wall and Resolution of Appreciation.
A photo in memory of Mikey the Therapy Dog was donated to Lakeside Beikirch Care Center to honor his seven years of service there.
The plaque beneath the photo says “Mikey ... Special Friend to Everyone at Beikirch ... 2004-2012.”
Beikirch Senior Vice President of Long Term Care, Terry Klinetob, accepted the donation from Mikey’s mom, Dianne Hickerson.
Bergen Meadows Senior Housing turns 20 years old
Bergen Meadows Senior Housing on Lake Road in Bergen celebrated 20 years on August 1, 2012. The tenants and special guests celebrated with a picnic lunch and dessert.
Bergen Meadows is an apartment complex for people over the age of 62 years of age or disabled regardless of age.
The first tenants moved in on August 1, 1992 and Helen Robinson still resides in her apartment.
Special guests were the original Site Manager Jennie Starowitz; Maintenance Man, Paul List; tenants, Helen Robinson and Ethel John and Village of Bergen Mayor Ralph Marsoci and Deputy Town Supervisor Joe Nenni. Shown (back row) Paul List and Jennie Starowitz; (front row) Ethel John and Helen Robinson.
The Rotary Club of Gates-Chili dedicated a children’s magnetic play table at the new Gates Library.
Shown are Mary Jo Smith, Children’s Librarian; Robert Renehan, board member and Rotarian; Ernestine Kamp, past president and Kevin Boughton, president, 2011-2012.
The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at Garlock Hall on the RWC campus. Guests are welcome.
DAR awards grant to Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) awarded a $2,500 Special Projects Grant to Literacy Volunteers of Rochester for its “Once Upon a Time” family literacy program.
Shown here, Robbie Dreeson, Regent of the local DAR, presents a replica check to Bob Mahar, Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester. Visit www.literacyrochester.org for program information and ways to volunteer.
Cooperation of all helped in success of Brockport Arts Festival
On behalf of the Brockport Integrated Service and Community Organization (BISCO), I would like to thank the community for its support of the 18th Brockport Arts Festival’s return to Main Street. From the village government (including its board and police department) to the many groups and individuals who created new events or worked with us in some capacity, cooperation was superb. And, those who witnessed the Duck Derby saw the fire department come to the rescue with a pumper that created a canal current to move the ducks to the finish line. It was quite a sight.
Thank you to all who sought me out (sometimes with visitors in tow to speak for themselves). They wished to thank BISCO for putting on such a festival and bringing it back to Main Street where it belongs. Vendors, who are the heart of the festival, generally gave us superlative grades, especially on organization, hospitality and the music. At least 40 percent of the vendors were new to Brockport and they contributed to a new look and new perspective. Vendors also raved about the village’s ambiance and the overall hospitality of community folks - especially those from Elaine Bader’s cadre of hospitality/information volunteers. Some said it was a “happy festival.”
For our first time on Main Street without a professional promoter, we were very pleased with the results. An all volunteer event means there is no paid promoter and thus all monies raised remain in the community. Not generally known is that most arts and crafts vendors made a donation of one of their works/products to the festival’s “Made in America” fund. The items donated are being gifted to the Seymour Library’s fall Evening at the Library event.
We’d like to thank our volunteers who helped with the many jobs needed at the festival with good grace and a smile. I have to single out Paul Drake and his crew of Fire Police who volunteered to help with traffic at crucial times (since July 1 the new fire district rules don’t permit their official involvement). Technically all BISCO folks are also volunteers and I have to single out Dave Moore for special thanks for the efforts he expended on so many tasks including marking the road (with DPW volunteers) and his leadership efforts with duck race - difficult jobs. (As the DOT would not allow even a temporary paint, duct tape was used to mark vendor locations.)
A new map of the street was created by the talented Kat Clemens who ended up as an assistant festival chair because she was invaluable in a myriad of ways. And, Dick Kron, George Dahl and Art Appleby thank all those commenting on the beautiful new festival signs. Special thanks go to the service clubs who continued their historic festival support and Sue Parrino for creating, organizing and continually updating our complex data base. Apologies to those I missed thanking.
Finally, thank you to our numerous sponsors, many of whose logos were in Westside’s festival insert, included in the YNN commercial based on Richard Black’s great poster printed by The College at Brockport. (Anyone desiring one of the few remaining signed and laminated copies, for a small donation can receive one by e-mailing Brockportartsfest@frontier.com or calling 395-9606.) Also noteworthy was Brockport Walmart’s support of the Family Fun Center at Morgan-Manning House and all the entertainment; Brockport Wegman’s Duck Derby prizes; Reliant FCU, 24/7 Fit Club, Rotary and Pinewood CC duck derby prize contributions, and didn’t Westside News Inc. do a great job on the festival insert?
Beginning in October, help is needed for planning the 2013 festival. Needs include: a Coordinator of Special Events, Supervisor of the Morgan-Manning Family Fun Center, Entertainment Coordinator, Vendor Check in Supervisor, Website Coordinator, PR Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator, Administrative Assistant to the Chair and secretarial/clerical assistance. Anyone interested in any of the foregoing or a job perceived but not mentioned should contact Pat Baker at e-mail and phone contacts noted above.
Thank you everyone for helping make this a true Community event.
2012 Brockport Arts Festival Chair
Brockport Arts Festival Duck Derby winners
998, 1st, Carol Taif - $750 Wegmans card
349, 2nd, Marcello Bros. - iPod (from Reliant FCU)
287, 3rd, Jane Bowdler - $250 Wegmans card
924, 4th, Ellen Zimmerman - $250 gas card (from Rotary)
39, 5th, Ben Davis c/o Mary Davis - $200 Visa card
1482, Last, Dan Stubblebine - $750 Wegmans card
2462, 2nd, Trevor Gates - 24/7 Fit Club Membership
121, 3rd, David Snell - $250 Wegmans card
2865, 4th, Rachel Vanelli - $250 gas card (from Rotary)
1779, 5th, Kathryn Wieczorek - Pinewood CC golf package.
Above photos by Pat Baker
Photo Essay - Brockport Arts Fest 2012
Kara Smith holds a rake and feather creation of glass artist Elijah Smith. Making the dish involved four people and it took one hour to finish it.
Grace Strong, 4, from Brockport, plays “Shut the Box,” one of many games children could play on the lawn of the Morgan-Manning House.
It was only 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and a large crowd was moving down the line of arts and crafts and food tents. This was the 18th annual Brockport Arts Festival and visitors not only enjoyed the arts and crafts and food but could investigate the many interesting stores on Main Street.
One of the new additions to the fest, artisan Enolia Foti demonstrates spinning a Shetland fleece yarn that she uses to make scarves. Enolia has been knitting since 1975, while living in Queens, NY.
Brockport’s Lily H., 3, begins a “Gimme five” move to Happy the Clown.
Adam Lanman, Chelsea Hans and Aviva Shaffer, super senior and juniors, respectively, at the University of Rochester, (they are also known as the Strong Jugglers), entertained the crowd with their juggling in the Market Street area.
Photographs by Walter Horylev
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
Roberts Wesleyan fall previews
by Warren Kozireski
Roberts Wesleyan College announced a switch of their nickname from the Raiders to the Redhawks as it embarks on the move to Division II status. That means a transition period with no postseason eligibility, but conference bragging rights for each sport still on the line.
Following a 19 win season, the Redhawks make the move to a new conference with several new players in the mix for regular playing time.
Olivia Zureck from St. Mary’s (Buffalo) will likely compete right away for the starting Libero spot with former high school teammate Maggie Concannon looking to gain the starting setter position. Hilton grad Katie Steger will look for playing time as well up front.
They will be mentored and led by returning First Team All-Conference outside hitter Gisela Ocasio plus two sophomores from last year’s recruiting crop in Kendall Havener and Jordan Wilson - both All-AMC Freshman team middle blockers last year.
“This will be an interesting year as we transition to the East Coast Conference,” said co-head coaches Kristen and Jon Meyers. “It will be a positioning year, as we discover where we fit in with other conference teams. We feel very good about the returning athletes we have, and the newcomers fit very specific needs we have.”
It won’t take long to measure how they stack up with the season-opening Crimson Hawk Invitational August 31 to September 1 in Indiana, Pennsylvania against four teams in two days. The home opener is September 5 against Medaille.
Coming off a season where the team made it to the semi-finals of the National Christian College Athletic Association national championships, the bar has been set high for the Redhawks.
Junior Julio Toledo from Mexico leads the unit into the 2012-13 campaign after earning All American status in singles last year. He was 40-25 overall in doubles and singles. Senior Jordan Sadowitz is coming off an undefeated spring and set a school record with 15 consecutive wins while Beka Buchukuri was 33-31 playing first singles and first doubles last season and Argentinean Emanuel Rauchle adds depth in singles and doubles.
Charles Farres arrives from England currently ranked #14 in Under 18’s in that country and Robert Beer joins the squad from the Tennis Canada Collegiate program.
“We are in our second year of NCAA qualification process and will begin play this year in the NCAA DII East Coast Conference,” said head coach Tom Linhart. “Our schedule this year is mostly DI and DII schools with six nationally ranked opponents. That level of competition coupled with the highly competitive DIII programs around Rochester will make for a challenging and exciting year for us.”
With an American Mideast Championship in their pocket from last fall and NCCAA East Region Player of the Year Donavan Wilson returning for his senior season and four of the top six scorers from last year also back, the Redhawks are hoping for a repeat performance.
Sophomore Michael Cunningham was second on the squad with six goals in conference games with junior Johnny Loben and sophomore Stephen Stewart both back after solid seasons that featured each scoring ten or more points.
Senior Eric Read and sophomore Michael Scavone will likely split time in net again after each had three conference wins last year.
Brockport graduate and 2011 Monroe County Division I All-County selection Ron Zorn arrives with Spencerport grad Brandon Bianchi.
Zorn led the Brockport Blue Devils in points this past season after scoring 10 goals and notching 13 assists, which led the Monroe County League.
Bianchi, a two-time All-Greater Rochester First Team selection, helped lead the Spencerport Rangers to back to back Section V Class AA titles in 2010 and 2011. He finished third all-time in school history with 88 points (34 goals, 20 assists) as a midfielder while receiving numerous individual honors during his high school career. Most recently, he was selected to the NSCAA High School Boys All-America Team in 2011.
“This is a very exciting signing for the Men’s Soccer Program,” said head coach Mark Fish of Bianchi. “Brandon is without a doubt one of the top high school senior players in New York State and in the country. His high level of play will have an immediate impact this coming. Brandon’s work ethic, willingness to learn and strong character fits well with the College and our program’s environment.”
After a disappointing 10-10-1 season, the Redhawks return NCCAA All-American and leading scorer Mandi Hochheimer, along with sophomores Ambre Kuzma and Jackie Corbett, to a lineup that will welcome Syracuse transfer and former Spencerport leading scorer Brittany Kinmond along with newcomers Brianna Tata via Division I St. Francis, MCC transfer and second team junior college Division I All-American Annie Terelli (Brockport), Brittany Houghton, two-time All-Monroe County forward Ellie Swan (Churchville-Chili) and Heaven Palamitia.
“This is by far our greatest recruiting class and coming together as a team quickly will determine how well this team does this year,” said head coach Dan Berg. “On paper the talent is there to have a great season. I expect our incoming freshmen and the transfers that we have coming in to make an immediate impact for us this fall. The addition of Kinmond and Tata make our team that much better. They both have played at a high level already and will know what it takes for this team to be successful at the D2 level.”
The team will host the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and Spring Arbor University for the first Redhawk Classic September 7 and 8 and travel to Mount Vernon, Ohio the following weekend to play in the Lady Cougar Classic as part of the non-conference schedule.
With their top two singles players returning and a key transfer recruit, the Redhawks look to improve on their 10-11 campaign that finished in April.
Senior Dina Obukhova from Russia and junior Maria Jimenez (Columbia) played first and second singles respectively and combined as a unit in doubles.
Buffalo native Tina Miller arrives via St. Francis after playing at first singles and doubles last year. She was a six year first singles player and a three-time ECIC singles champion (2004, 2005, 2006) and 5 time Section 6 runner up as well as a State Qualifier every year as singles.
Australian twins Emily and Camilla Linhart also join the squad from the Margaret Court Tennis Academy with multiple titles at Victorian Country Championships and Melbourne Showdown in singles and as a doubles team.
“We will play in our new NCAA Division II East Coast Conference this year and expect to be very competitive,” understated head coach Becky Bonner.
The team begins conference play at home September 7 against the University of the District of Columbia.
Former Brockport Blue Devil Troy Allen moved on to the collegiate ranks last season and picked up his first tournament win at the Nazareth Invitational - the final event on the 2011-12 RWC schedule.
He is back for the Redhawks along with MCC transfer and Region III Player of the Year Shane Dobesh as well as eastern Monroe County products Shane Gleason and Zack Hicks.
The RW Invitational is September 30 as the only home event.
“The women’s team is coming off the best NAIA Championship finish (fourth in the nation) in Roberts Wesleyan College team history and is just as strong this year as last year,” responded head coach Andrew Dorr. “There are also a number of up-and-coming underclassmen who are expected to contribute in the near future and may even mix things up in the top-five this year.
NCCAA All-American and National Championship participant Kim Mills anchors the team and is joined among the upperclassmen by Rachel Prutsman (NAIA National Championship Participant) and Rachel Cannon (NAIA National Championship Participant).
Hannah Gaensler arrives after her Canadian Junior National season.
The men will be led by NCCAA All-American and four-time NAIA National Championship qualifier Matt Hussey with freshmen Justin Bender (2011 Section VI Class A Individual Champion, Thomas Rodger (2012 High School Nationals Participant in Indoor Track), Ryan Brizzolara (2011 Section IV Class B Individual Champion) and Enock Bor from Kenya expected to contribute right away.
The team will host the annual Harry F. Anderson Invitational on September 29.
Photographs provided by the college athletic department.
Central New Yorkers winners of Bergen 5K
Colin Leak of Syracuse and Maegan Krifchin of Dewitt, New York, were the winners of the 2012 Bergen 5 km/Jenny Kuzma Memorial Race. Leak finished with a time of 14:33 and Krifchin with a time of 16:43.
Race director Eric Boyce says Krifchin won back-to-back titles. Her time last year of 16:29 is the course record. “Krifchin earlier in the year finished second at the USA half Marathon Championships. She was beaten only by Olympian marathoner Kara Goucher.”
Boyce says Leak and Peter Kosgei pulled away from a group of five male runners with 1 km to go. “Leak got ahead of Kosgei in the last 400 meters to win the race. Kosgei ran 14:36. The top 50 times were 16:42 or faster.”
The race was the fastest in Western New York, Boyce says and 2012 saw the largest turnout with 420 people registering and 383 finishers. Last year 260 finished the race.
“The Bergen 5 km also hosted the USATF Niagara 5 km Championships,” Boyce says. “Leak and Krifchin won the open titles. Checkers AC won the women’s open team title and Stotan Racing won the men’s team team title. A notable performance was 55-year-old Charlie Andrews of Rochester, who ran 16:45.”
“I was very pleased with the race,” Boyce says. “We had our largest turnout and our most competitive field. It was great to see runners of all levels out at the race. It was great to see so much community involvement. I took the race over six years ago and I wanted to make it more of a competitive race that gets some fast runners. I think six years ago if I had told people that I wanted to have a race in Bergen with about 400 runners and have it be like this, I think people would have laughed at me. This race was so successful because the sponsors and volunteers work very hard. This is a great way to honor Jenny Kuzma. The Kuzma family is very pleased.”
Photo provided by John Boyce
The College at Brockport fall sports previews
by Warren Kozireski
It was another solid season with the team making the NCAA playoffs for the third consecutive season advancing to the second round and head coach Gary LaPietra surpassing the legendary Huntley Parker Jr. as the winningest coach in program history. And now, the encore.
A key question will be in goal with last year senior Kyle Sauln playing every minute of every game, but the coaching staff is high on Ben Wilt from Pittsburgh, who sat out his freshman year with an injury, and Daemen transfer Max Drexler.
First Team All-SUNYAC selection Bobby Ross and Second Team pick Paul Altobelli return for their junior and sophomore season respectively with Kevin Dorn and Chris O’Gorman as the team returns four of their top five scorers from a year ago.
Other newcomers include Mohawk Valley CC transfer defender Matt Struckle, All-Greater Rochester defender Collin Guettel via two-time champion Spencerport and Nick Tata from Aquinas.
The team begins the season at the Doug May Tournament at RIT with Nazareth. A September 28 home date with Oneonta, who beat the Golden Eagles in last season’s SUNYAC championship game, is marked on the calendar as well.
“We are receiving votes in the National Poll (just outside the top 25), which is a nice position to be in at this time of the season,” said head coach LaPietra.
“We believe we could have a very good season if some things fall into place,” said head coach Joan Schockow.
With four of the top six point-getters from a year ago back in Gina Laing, Kaila Maguire, Sarah Lawson and Katie Goldemeyer and rock-solid Katie Dykes on the backline, the Golden Eagles are well-balanced so teams can’t focus on shutting down just one or two players.
MCC transfers Brittney Lee and Vanessa Gillette will likely step into the starting lineup and freshmen Katie Frieh and Amy Dotterweich also will fight for minutes right away.
A stretch of six of seven conference games on the road starting the last weekend of September in Oneonta and New Paltz could be the dictator of the team’s season.
The squad has been active fundraising for the past several years and is planning a team training trip to Costa Rica in March of 2013.
The green and gold won 10 games last season marking just the third time in the last 17 seasons they have won 10 or more in a season. Combine that with losing just one senior and gaining back a player who missed all of last season and the ingredients are present for a solid campaign.
Second Team All-SUNYAC goalie Kasey Schriener returns for her senior season after leading the conference in save percentage, finishing second in goals against and tied for the top spot with four shutouts.
The rest of the key players; Gina Stephan, leading assist player Jessica Blind, Asley Elmes, Taryn Rossi, second leading scorer Madison Buckley, Abby Eschen, Alyssa Mills, and Liz Bradshaw all are back along with Jackie Massoni from injury after sitting out last season. She scored 12 points in 15 games played - but just eight starts - two seasons ago.
“I am looking forward to a good recruiting class with seven new kids coming in; two of whom are goalies,” said 13-year head coach Andrea Zurlo, who is 14 victories away from 100 at Brockport. “One of the goalies is a transfer from Keystone College in Pennsylvania.
“I expect all newcomers to fight for playing time. With losing only one player and gaining back a previous contributor, I look forward to seeing the competition level rise in all players. I am looking forward to starting the season and have high expectations. I hope we can finish in the top 4 this season.”
With the former head coach leaving mid-summer, former Golden Eagle standout Bethany Schlegel moves in as interim head coach after two years as an assistant for a team hoping to rebound from a 12-25 season. Schlegel stands second in school history in career digs and still holds the single season mark with 681 set in 2007.
“Throughout the season, the coaching staff and I will be emphasizing the importance of hard work and applying the knowledge that we gain over the course of the season,” said Schlegel. “A number of players are expected to be key contributors. The coaching staff will work to maximize our opportunities to be successful and utilize the personnel that we have. The expectation is for us to compete at a high level and to grow and develop.
SUNYAC West Rookie of the Year Jamie Snyder returns and moves to outside hitter with seniors Sara Zelko and Nicole Jones at setter and middle blocker and offensive contributors with sophomore Chelsea Ross at libero/defensive specialist.
Incoming freshman Liz Dates will also be expected to help defensively with fellow newcomers Hannah Sawicki, a right side hitter, and Hannalee Fordyce, a junior transfer from Nassau Community College, to play either outside or middle and be an offensive option.
Hilbert, Potsdam and Alfred come to Brockport September 28-29 for the Brockport Invitational and the Golden Eagles will host the SUNYAC Tournament the first weekend in November.
With a new interim head coach in Brockport alum Pete Manktelow, the Golden Eagles seek to improve on last year’s sixth and seventh place finishes in SUNYAC for the women and men respectively and 17th place finishes for both at the Atlantic Regionals.
The men return most of their top seven runners from last year including seniors Josh Coon (Brockport), Chris Wilbur (Brockport) and Casey Ross. They are joined by juniors Andrew Baker, Brian Vogan and Nate Matthews.
Geneseo High School graduate Devon Rodriguez is the standout men’s recruit who should make an immediate impact to the team.
The women are led by sophomore Rachel Malone, who is the school record holder in the Outdoor 10,000m and the 2012 ECAC Champion in the 10,000m. “One year older and more experienced, Rachel should be one of the best runners in our conference,” said Manktelow.
Senior Chrissy Wolniewicz and junior Sarah Ritchie will help lead the large recruiting class of 20 freshmen and transfers.
“Chrissy and Sarah both have a wealth of knowledge and commitment to the sport that will help guide our younger runners. I expect that by the end of the season, three or four of our seven scoring female runners will be freshmen or transfers.”
“With a quality recruiting class and a roster full of veteran returners, I anticipate that both the men and women will be able to recreate some of the team and individual successes that myself and other Brockport alumni have experienced over the storied history of the program.”
Second year head coach Ben Klempka welcomes his first recruiting class and it will prove key to the season as the team returns just three players back from last year’s squad.
Mackenzie Rounds was 4-7 at top singles last season while Katelyn Richenberg and Lauren Bohman were a combined 15-6 at lower singles play with Richenberg 8-2 with various partners in doubles play. They will be counted on to mentor the newcomers and contribute at both singles and doubles positions this year.
“I have many newcomers I am looking to this year,” said Klempka. “Rachel Lamont, a sophomore who did not play last year, should make an impact in singles. Teresa Dinovo, a transfer student, should also do well this year. Four or five freshmen will also compete for a chance at starting for Brockport.
“With so many new players I am looking forward to a strong team in the years to come. Although we have a young team, through hard work and practice we should be able to compete well in the SUNYAC conference.”
The Golden Eagles won three of their final five games last season and are hoping to take that momentum into the start of the 2012 season. They will have many of their offensive weapons back, but much will again depend on how well the defense rebounds from allowing an average of over 30 points per game.
Joe Scabilia returns at quarterback one year after completing 62% of his passes and throwing for 11 touchdowns and running for three more. Running back Tyrone Nichols exploded onto the scene last year with 694 yards rushing and seven touchdowns and caught two more scores. Jake Spalik is the primary receiver with 47 receptions a year ago with four touchdowns.
Free safety Ross Ragonessi and linebacker Derek DeCandia are the primary veterans on what will be a reworked defense. “I’m not sure who, but one or two of our defensive line class will be expected to step up and contribute early,” said head coach Rocco Salomone.
Brockport announced last spring that they would be switching from the New Jersey Athletic Conference to the Empire Eight Conference in 2014, so this is the next-to-last season with heavy travel with games at Rowan, Montclair and Kean - each a seven hour trip minimum.
Photographs provided by the college athletic department
Local boy wins Silver Medal at the Junior Olympics
Zachary Dean, 10, of Churchville, son of Mark and Ann Marie Dean started to win a few competitions locally. This made him eligible to go to Chicago, Illinois to compete in Nationals. On July Fourth he competed and won the silver medal in kata and the bronze medal in sparring. This made him eligible to go to the Junior Olympics but first, the third week-end of July, he competed in the Empire State Games in Albany. Here he again took the Silver Medal in kata and bronze in sparring. In Houston, Zachary, who is also known as Zach and Z-man, took the silver medal in kata.
Clarkson Classic 5K Run/Walk set for August 25
The Clarkson Classic 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Clarkson Historical Society will be held in conjunction with the Clarkson Good Neighbor Days Festival, Saturday, August 25. The race starts promptly at 9 a.m., at Hafner Park, Lake Road North in Clarkson (1/4 mile north of Route 104 on Route 19). This flat, USATF certified course, winds through residential neighborhoods.
Register online at www.clarksonny.org or by stopping into the Clarkson Town Hall or mail to: Clarkson Historical Society, P.O. Box 600, Clarkson, NY 14430. Pre-registration (postmarked by August 22) is $16 and $12 for student athletes. All registrations after August 22 are $20. Checks should be payable to: Clarkson Historical Society.
The first 150 entrants will receive a T-shirt and prizes will be awarded to the top three in each age group. New this year - Kids Fun Run for ages under 10 years old.
For information on the Clarkson Classic 5K Run/Walk, call Sheldon Meyers, Race Director at 637-8434, or e-mail at email@example.com.
This year’s major sponsor is Fit Club 24/7
5K Sept. 1 to benefit Hamlin woman
Pastor Russo’s Annual 5K Run to benefit Terri Sietmann of Hamlin, currently battling inflammatory breast cancer, is to be held Saturday, September 1 at Sans Souci Park off County Line Road in Clarkson (Clarkson Boat Launch). Terri grew up in Hamlin and she and her husband, Rick, have lived on Redman Road for the past 28 years. They have been active members of Walker Bible Baptist Church in Hamlin for all of that time, and have participated in community events such as crafts and woodworking at the Hamlin Town Hall. Rick is also a former volunteer fireman for Hamlin Fire Department. They have seven children, Ryan, 33, Rick, 31, Roy, 30 - a missionary in Mexico, Lee, 22, Seth, 21, Matthew, 18 and Savannah, 14; as well as 10 grandchildren.
On March 20, 2008 Terri received her first diagnosis. It was her 49th birthday, and when her daughter asked her what she planned on checking off her “bucket list,” Terri said she wanted to run a marathon. She never dreamed that the marathon chosen for her was inflammatory breast cancer. Now, after a double mastectomy and four years of chemotherapy, radiation, and more chemotherapy, Terri is currently traveling to and from Boston for a trial program at Dana Farber Research Center. When asked what cancer has taught her, Terri responded: “Cancer has taught me that it cannot outdo God, because God is bigger than cancer. Each day is determined by God and God alone, and we should never take life for granted. God can use anything to bring you to a place where you need Him, or where He needs you to be.”
Registration for the race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sans Souci Park Saturday, September 1. 5K Run begins at 9 a.m. It costs $15 to participate, and all proceeds will benefit Terri Sietmann. Free T-shirt to first 100 participants. To donate to help Terri and her family continue her fight this battle, contact Rhonda at (585) 520-4697.
Hamlin’s Vincent Mihn, a third grader at Barclay Elementary School, served as the Zweigle’s Honorary Coach of the Game at Frontier Field for the Red Wings’ August 14 matchup with the Indianapolis Indians.
Mihn, 7, accompanied manager Gene Glynn out to the home plate area to present the Red Wings’ lineup to the umpires and Indians manager Dean Treanor.
Mihn’s favorite Red Wing is Brian Dinkleman and his favorite school subject is gym.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
Register Brockport Kindergarteners by August 24
Anyone who recently moved to the Brockport Central School District or who has a child who is eligible to begin kindergarten in September 2012 (will be five years old by December 1, 2012), should contact the Brockport district Registrar’s office as soon as possible. The Registrar’s Office may be reached by calling 637-1857 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and a registration packet will be pre-printed.
Parents will be asked for the following information: child’s name, date of birth, parent names and addresses, home and work phone numbers, physician, and at least one emergency contact. Proof of residency (i.e., utility bill), birth certificate, immunization record, and Parent ID must be brought to the Registrar’s Office when registering.
Registrations completed after August 24 may delay eligibility to begin school on the first day.
Holley Rotary awards scholarships
At a recent meeting, the Holley Rotary Club heard from their scholarship recipients about their future plans.
Pictured (left to right) are Sammy Mauro, Jeff Martin (club scholarship chair), Brianna Blackburn, Alyssa Lesch, and Robert Miller (club president). Missing from photo is student Pat Stetzel.
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2012
•McTamney, James C., peacefully on August 12, 2012 at age 85. He is survived by his wife Patricia; daughters Karen (Roger) Jaczynski, Sandra (Erastus) Muchioki, Penny (James) Kretchmer, Pamela (David) Dickson, Kathleen (Nick) Miscioscia; brother Joe (Louise) McTamney; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. JC was a WWII veteran, a retiree of Eastman Kodak and an avid golfer.
A Memorial Service was held August 18 at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., Brockport. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Orleans 14080 Route 31, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 in his memory.
•Peake, Mary S., on August 9, 2012 age 83. Predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur H. Peake Jr. She is survived by children, Mary Lillian Charette, Laurie (Don) Peake-Meyering, Steve (Karen) Peake, Jerry (Carolyn) Peake, Christopher Peake, and Dale (Susan) Peake; numerous grand and great-grandchildren; sister, Marie E. (George) Light; loving nieces, Pamela and Cheryl; and her best friend Tillie.
There will be no public services. Those wishing can contribute to the Aurora House, P.O. Box 21, Spencerport, NY 14559 in her memory.
•Blackburn, June (Rodas), August 14, 2012, age 77. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Blackburn; her children, Danny (Vicki) Blackburn, Judy (Robert) Kruger, Kevin Blackburn, Ron (Pat) Rodas; beloved grandchildren, Abbey (Kyle) Boyst, Shelby Blackburn, Phillip (Shannon) Kruger, Jeff (Erynne) and Cory Blackburn, Lisa Rodas, Becky (Dennis) Hess, Ron (Katie) Rodas; her sister, Lucille (Martin) Northrup; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services were held August 18 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Hamlin. Contributions can be made to Parma Public Library in her memory.
•Delabarto, Anthony James, Suddenly, August 10, 2012 at age 42 after a lengthy illness. Survived by his mother, Gloria Delabarto; his father, James Delabarto, step-mother, Kathleen Delabarto; paternal grandmother, Victoria Delabarto; his sisters, Christina (Samuel) Rivituso and Lisa Delabarto; two nephews, Joshua Delabarto and Justin Rivituso; his loving dog “Spanky”; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his paternal grandfather, James Delabarto Sr. and maternal grandparents, Camelia Allen and Hubert Barnard Allen.
A Celebration of his Life was held August 16 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Contributions can be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation Fund of Greater Rochester, P.O. Box 23204, Rochester 14692 or Strong Ties Community Support Program, 2613 West Henrietta Road, Rochester 14623 in his memory.
•Downes, Barbara K., on August 9, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, John R. Downes Sr. and her daughter, Kathleen E. Gilliam. She is survived by her son, John (Barbara) Downes Jr.; grandchildren, Trevor and Ryan Downes, Kenneth and Brett Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Lainey Downes and Cody Gilliam.
A Memorial Service was held August 13 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to Hilton United Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.
•Engert, Ronald J., 69, died August 11, 2012 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Town of Murray, a son of Charles and Isabelle Engert and has been a lifetime resident of the area. For many years he worked repairing televisions, and then went to work for the Kendall Central School from which he retired. Survived by his wife, Katie; daughters, Rhonda (David) Schmeer, Beckie (Doug) Thompson Jr., Rachel (Richard) Lombard Jr.; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn (George) Strabel, Barbara (Bob) VanLoan; brothers, Bill and Tom Engert; sisters-in-law, Sharon Engert, Chris (Rich Farnsworth) McQuillen; brother-in-law, Jim Paul; father and mother-in-law, George (Rita) Carmichael; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his faithful companion Beau.
As per Ron’s wishes there will be no services. Contributions can be made to Kendall Central School, 1932 Kendall Road, Kendall, NY 14476 towards a scholarship in his name.
•May-Hungerford, Beverly A., on August 9, 2012 at age 63. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Hungerford; daughter, Kalena Bennett (John Britt); brothers, Greg (Deborah) May, Brian (Debbie) May, Bruce (Terri) May; aunt, Kathy Ingraham; brothers-in-law, Bob (Terrie) Hungerford, Tom (Laurie) Hungerford; her mother-in-law, Ruth Weden; several nieces, nephew, cousins and many close friends.
Services were held August 18 at the Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., Brockport. Contributions can be made to the family in her memory.
•Swarthout, Donald J., August 7, 2012 at age 86. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; four step-children; four children; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donald worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 40 years and was a WWII and Korean War Marine Corps Veteran.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated August 13 at St. Pius the Tenth Church, Chili. Interment St. Pius the Tenth Cemetery.
•Bareham, Barry R., Suddenly, August 14, 2012 at age 61. Barry is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Louise Bareham. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna Bareham; son, Nathan Bareham; brother, G. Richard Bareham; sister, Nancy Mesolella; father-in-law, Robert Vershay; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Diane (Simone) Picciolo, Debra (Bruce) Schmidt and Steven (MaryAnn) Vershay; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends.
Funeral Services were held August 16 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece. Interment, North Chili Rural Cemetery.
•Webster, Elsie, August 13, 2012, age 77. Predeceased by her husband, Lloyd “Bud”, 1997. Survived by her children, David (Linda) Kohler, Mary (Andy) Greenwell, Daniel and Marcia Kohler, Marie (Jake) Schu and Douglas (Judy) Webster; grandchildren, Debra (Chris) Wolff, Kristine (Derek) Christensen, Ryan (Marie) Webster, Amy (Pat) Eichas, Tom and David Greenwell, Seth Kohler, Michael (Sandy) Heberger; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends including Rosemarie Blake. Elsie was a former Parma Town Clerk.
Funeral Services were held August 17 at Parma Baptist Community Church. Private interment, Parma Corners Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Parma Public Library or Parma Baptist Church Memorial Fund in her memory.
•Koroniwsky, Wladmir “Walter,” Died August 13, 2012 at age 47. He was predeceased by his father, Iwan. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 1 1/2 years, Helen; mother, Raisa; step-children, Heidy (Tom) Tran, Tim (Melynda) Bosch, Ben (Vicky) Bosch, Joe (Michelle) Bosch; eight grandchildren; sister Maria Andreano; brothers, Paulo (Mary), Alex (Tamara) and many nieces and nephews. Walter was a member of the Ogden Special Police.
A Memorial Service was held August 17 at First Bible Baptist Church, Hilton. Interment will be private. Contributions can be directed to First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Road, Hilton 14468 in his memory.
•Smith, Richard O. “Dick,” Died August 4, 2012 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Dr. Norman O. Smith and Ann Marie Smith. Survived by his loving wife, Meg of 41 years and his son, Andrew O. (Jennifer); and daughter, Kristen E.; grandchildren Aiden O. and Brendan T.; his two brothers, Rev. Dr. Graham (Sherry) of Jerusalem, Israel and Stephen (Stephanie) of Lincoln, Massachusetts; nieces and nephews, Ryan (Krista) and Trina, Gabryel, Natasha, Elisa; great nieces and nephew, Ella, Tiana, and Boden.
Services to be determined at a later date and time. Contributions can be made to James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, Box 704, or the Palliative Care Program, Box 687, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 in his memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
Spencerport Lift Bridge recognized as Best Bridge 2011
Last December the New York State Canal Corporation announced top honors for canal facilities along the 524-mile-long canal system. The Spencerport Lift Bridge, under the supervision of Timothy Leverenz, received first place honors.
According to Leverenz, this is the fifth time in six years that the Spencerport Lift Bridge has won the designation. A Best Bridge 2011 flag to recognize the Spencerport Lift Bridge was presented prior to the opening of the canal in May and now flies on the bridge.
The 2011 inspection took place last fall when Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton and other officials toured the canal and its facilities by boat, rating them on 37 items included in several categories such as safety, housekeeping, and preventive maintenance.
“Behind each supervisor whose name is listed stand crews of dedicated and hardworking men and women who make the Canal system run smoothly and efficiently. There is a spirited competition among facilities in each category to maintain high standards of performance,” Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton stated in a press release.
The Spencerport team of bridge tenders which also maintains the Adams Basin lift bridge, includes seasonal workers Al Lovell, Bob Russell, and Sam Mullins. Along with operating the lift bridges, they also check along the canal for leaks and potential problems
The 2012 inspection is tentatively scheduled to take place in late August. Besides the Best Bridge award, Canal Corporation also gives awards for first, second and third place lock, best tug, best tender and Section of the Year.
Photo and text by David Knox
Work continues on repairs to canal break in Albion
The NYS Canal Corporation is in the process of replacing nearly 110-feet of culvert pipe which runs under the Erie Canal in the Village of Albion. Damage to the pipe allowed water from the canal to rush through, creating large sinkholes in an area adjacent to the canal on the evening of July 30, and threatening to collapse the entire section of embankment, according to the Canal Corp.
Extensive damage to the culvert was discovered following the initial work to stabilize the embankment and drain the section of the canal for further assessment. Boat traffic on the Erie Canal has been suspended between Guard Gate 13 (Holley) and Guard Gate 16 (Middleport). Guard gates at those two locations remain closed in order to keep the area de-watered while repairs are made.
Hawley meets with Brockport board members
by Kristina Gabalski
Brockport Village Board members had a chance to visit with New York State Assembly member Steve Hawley during their workshop session August 7.
Because of redistricting for the 2012 election, the 139th District will include the towns of Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden (Village of Brockport) and Riga (Village of Churchville) in Monroe County. The district will also include all of Genesee County and most of Orleans County, with the exception of the Town of Shelby, Hawley said.
Brockport has been represented in the State Assembly by Bill Reilich.
Assemblyman Hawley introduced himself to trustees and Mayor Connie Castaneda saying he views his work as a representative as “an avocation as opposed to an occupation. We try to operate our office under the .... philosophy of neighbor helping neighbor,” he said.
Hawley resides in Batavia and his district office is located in Albion, but he reassured officials that he will come to Brockport if they need to meet with him.
“I wanted to make sure we had a chance to meet,” he said of his visit, “I don’t want to be a stranger.”
He also said he hopes to eventually have office hours in Brockport.
Hawley is up for re-election this year. He said he is unopposed at this point, but a Libertarian candidate from Hamlin is currently circulating petitions.
Photo by Kristina Gabalski
Rochester Midland dedicates new facility in Ogden
Rochester Midland Corporation (RMC) dedicated their new worldwide headquarters facility in Ogden on July 20. Guests included Gay Lenhard, Ogden Town Supervisor; Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive; Harlan Calkins, Chairman and CEO of RMC; and Glenn Paynter, President of Rochester Midland. Lenhard presented a framed certificate of congratulations to Harlan Calkins. The dedication was followed by a tour of the new building and refreshments for guests.
RMC plans to use the new 191,000 square foot headquarters facility, located at 155 Paragon Drive, in Ogden to upgrade and expand their current production and warehouse/distribution capabilities. The new facility brings even more value to RMC’s customer base with more space to meet the growing customer demand, expanded R&D microbiology and water treatment labs, and a new high tech training facility for hands-on and classroom training for customers and employees, all of which creates a stronger platform for RMC to build on their past, current and future Sustainability successes.
Founded in 1888, Rochester Midland is a leading manufacturer of speciality chemicals for food sanitation, industrial cleaning and water treatment as well as housekeeping and restroom care programs designed for human health, safety, and the environment. Rochester Midland is the leader in Green Housekeeping and their programs utilize third party certified, biobased cleaning products, along with education and training programs for workers and building occupants. Rochester Midland is committed to developing sustainable solutions for health, productivity and the environment.
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FEATURE STORIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
Parma Public Library invites area artists to display their work
The Parma Public Library, as part of their emphasis on cultural awareness, extends an invitation to area artists to display their work in a one-person or a group art show.
Over the past two years, the library has hosted 20 month-long art shows. They believe that this support given to both young, non-tested as well as seasoned veteran artists alike cannot help but contribute to the creative spirit of the entire community.
For information about an individual or group show call Rosalind Lipomi, Adult Services Librarian at 392-8350.
St. George Episcopal welcomes new priest
The Reverend Paul M. Frolick has accepted the call to be the full-time Priest-in-Charge at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Hilton. He has been on his faith journey for many years and this position is the culmination of a long process of discernment of how best to serve God in the church. His past experiences are diverse, including working as a lobbyist for the American Cancer Society in Michigan and Washington, DC, and serving as Director of Music in several parishes in Michigan and the Rochester area. For the last thirteen-plus years, he served as program assistant/director of music and then deacon at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford.
A May 2012 graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School with a master of divinity degree, Rev. Frolick also studied Public Policy at Michigan State, earned the bachelor of music degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Strong Memorial Hospital.
He follows in his mother’s footsteps as she is also an Episcopal priest in Indiana. He will partner with the parish to implement an aggressive and multi-facetted Plan for Mission and Ministry that was put together by the people of the parish in recent months.
He will be ordained by Bishop Prince Singh of the Rochester Episcopal Diocese on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m. at St. George’s Church, 635 Old Wilder Road, Hilton, in a traditional ceremony which is open to the public.
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Hilton Apple Fest contest applications available
The Hilton Apple Fest Committee advises that Apple Pie Baking Contest applications and Photo Contest applications are available at several locations as well as online at www.hiltonapplefest.org: Carmestro’s Restaurant, Hilton Family Pharmacy, Hilton Parma Recreation, M&T Bank in Hilton, Monroe Tech, Parma Public Library, Parma Town Hall and Village of Hilton Community Center. The Apple Pie Contest application may also be found at the Arlington Restaurant, Westside News Inc. offices (1776 Hilton Parma Corners Road), Hilton Park Apartments, Nothnagle, and State Farm Insurance of Hilton.
Hilton Apple Fest is September 29 and 30.
Former Chili resident Dave Lavery participated in Korean War Armistice Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park at The Villages in Florida.
The photograph of Dave presenting the U.S. flag was part of a photo essay in The Daily Sun, the community’s publication.
Dave was a sales representative for Westside News Inc. for many years. He and his wife, Charlotte, retired and moved to Florida several years ago.
Rotary District Governor visits Brockport Club
During his visit, Rotary District 7120 Governor J. Gaven Hurley “pinned” club president-elect John Egan as the club’s most recent member to receive the honor of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.
DG Hurley talked about the honor as being given an IOU, to pay forward the money that had been gifted to Rotary International (RI) in their name. Paul Harris monies are the prime fundraiser for RI and the amount, $1,000 for the fellowships, has not changed since they were created after RI founder Paul Harris’s death decades ago.
New Fellow John Egan expressed a desire to honor that IOU and stated that he has “bought into the importance of Rotary at home and abroad.”
Hanging behind the men is this year’s RI motto which was the work of new RI president Sakuji Tanaka of Japan.
COLUMNS - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
Westside News Inc.’s Family Guy
Game night is back
by Mark Ball
Just the other night I was finishing up some work while sitting at the kitchen table. When I lifted my head to gaze into outer space, my eyes locked with my wife, Leslie, who was in our bedroom holding our 3-month-old son. There is no image on Earth as kind and gentle as a mother soothing her baby. But for some reason this perfect picture is now a little unsettling for me.
Could it be because this is the same woman who would rather take my last dollar than forego her reckless shopping sprees? Is it because this is the same attentive mother who just the night before was okay with evicting two of her little children onto the streets to fend for themselves? Or, was it because as we locked eyes, I couldn’t help but recall the cold and heartless stare that recently dismissed my pleas for some token of mercy?
That’s right. Game Night is back at the Ball house, and Leslie is hooked on Monopoly.
The idea behind Game Night was to encourage quality family time. No working. No television. No video games. No leaving to spend time with friends. We were to all meet around the table and bask in the glow of uninterrupted, glorious family time. We had weeks of UNO, some memory game with plastic farm animals, and even Chutes and Ladders. Our family laughed together, encouraged one another, and shared highlights from our day as we played these games.
And then one night, unwittingly, Molly brought Monopoly up from her room. As she slid the long rectangular box across the kitchen table the front door flew open and a chilling breeze danced through the room. All the lights in the house dimmed and then flickered for a brief second. For some reason, I was the only one who noticed these omens.
Next thing I knew, I was holding the little iron dog in my hand, the counterfeit money was all passed out and Leslie had already purchased Baltic Avenue. As the kids got used to rolling the dice and counting out their spaces, Leslie purchased a railroad system and was eyeing Marvin Gardens. As Riley tried to share a cute story about summer camp, Leslie purchased an entire block. With one more roll of the dice she was building neighborhoods and collecting ridiculous fines from her family when we accidently landed on her imaginary property.
There wasn’t the laughter in the air like on previous game nights. Instead, when my little metal dog was taken away to jail, Leslie belted out a callous cackle. As she pulled more and more money away from her once beloved children, a demonic red glow lit up her eyes. She wiped all of us out, and when we were all out of money, I began to get nervous what she would demand of us next.
“Hey kids, time for bed,” I suggested, to get them out of the room safely.
“Riley still has a property!” Leslie shrieked.
In a moment of unabashed heroism, I crashed my little dog into Leslie’s top hat to create a diversion, allowing me just enough time to usher the kids out of the kitchen and into the safety of their bedrooms. As I secured their doors, I heard the baby crying.
Could she really be forcing him to draw a card from the Community Chest? Please God tell me that our sweet baby boy hasn’t landed on one of her apartments!
As I stepped back into the kitchen, I saw that the game had been put away. Leslie was sitting at the table kissing and cooing and singing to our baby. Her once red, beady eyes had faded and a warm, nurturing aura had emerged. From Boardwalk to Park Place there is no place I’d rather be than at home with my family.
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
Challenger Baseball completes second season with award ceremony and picnic
With abundant smiles on the faces of the Challenger Baseball players and applause from the parents, families and friends, the second season of Sweden/Clarkson Challenger Baseball ended on Saturday, July 28. A record 41 players participated this season at Nietopski Field at the Town of Sweden Park. Children with disabilities, ages 5 through 18, met every Saturday morning during June and July for a game of baseball, fun and camaraderie. After each game, all players are treated to snacks with their assisting “buddies.” After the game on July 28, each Challenger Baseball player was recognized and presented a Champions Trophy at the Awards Ceremony and a picnic for players and their families followed.
There is no charge for any family to have their child play Challenger Baseball because of the donations by Reliant Community Credit Union, the Rochester Press-Radio Club, the Stetson Club of the Brockport Police Department, Mark Gaisser and Domino’s Pizza, the Sweden Community Foundation, and Bill and Ann Sweeting.
Thanks also to Lee Polizzi and all the players and coaches of the Brockport Bisons, Charlie Hage, Bob Jones, Westside News Inc., Todd Dobson, Roger Evans, Jeanne Arieno and the Sweden/Clarkson Recreation Department for their assistance during the past season. Organizers are already in planning for next season and increasing the number of Challenger Baseball players even larger.
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Spencerport’s Zemaitis now coaching college football
by Warren Kozireski
2001 Spencerport graduate and former Penn State and Tampa Bay Buccaneers football player Alan Zemaitis has been hired as an assistant coach at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
“I have a strong desire to work with today’s youth and (know) how hard you have to work in life,” said Zemaitis via phone. “Football has impacted my life both on the field and off and I wanted to get into the collegiate ranks and take the next step. So I sent my resume out to a lot of Division III, Division II and Division I programs in the northeast. Susquehanna called and I accepted.”
Zemaitis was a fourth round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2006 after a stellar career with Penn State where he was a three-time All Big-Ten cornerback and second team All-American in 2005. He broke conference and school records when he recorded 207 interception return yards in 2003.
He suffered from injuries as a pro, was released by Tampa Bay and signed to play one season with Hamilton in the Canadian Football League in 2008.
Most recently Zemaitis was a defensive backs coach at East Lake High School in Florida and was an evaluator with Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine.
“The hardest part will be the actual move (from the Tampa area). I consider this opportunity the start of the second part of my career and the second part of my life.”
“I’m extremely loyal and try not to look too far ahead, but someday I would like to coach at the Division I level or maybe the NFL.”
The Crusaders open camp August 13 with the season opener at home on September 1.
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2012
•Adams, Norma S., 88, a longtime resident of Clark Mills, died August 5, 2012. She was born in Churchville, on April 21, 1924, a daughter of the late Floyd and Susan Genevieve Lehman Stottle. On March 19, 1949, she ws united in marriage to George F. Adams. Mr. Adams died August 23, 1976. The couple resided in Clark Mills for many years, where Norma was an active member of the Clark Mills Fire Department Auxiliary, a substitute teacher at Clinton Central School for many years; was the founder and Director of the Kirkland Senior Citizens and was instrumental in the building of the Senior Center. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and John Grabowski of North Carolina; her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Nadine Adams of Plymouth, New York; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her sister F. Esther Harris of Spencerport; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held August 8 in Clinton, followed by burial in Kirkland Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Kirkland Senior Citizens, 2 Mill Street, Clark Mills, NY 13321 in her memory.
•Almquist, F. Eileen (Tally), age 88, died August 2, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Earl V. Almquist. Loving mother of Vickie Almquist of Bergen, Joel Almquist of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Robert (Dr. Perry) Almquist of Charlotte, North Carolina, Eric (Jill) Almquist of Staten Island and Rebecca (Peter) Quartieri of Brockport. Devoted grandmother of David, Harry, Ryan, Conor, Alex, Will and Tyler Almquist. Mrs. Almquist was the Director of the Byron-Bergen Public Library until her retirement in 1983 and was the longtime Village of Bergen Historian.
A Memorial Service was held August 6 at the Bergen First Presbyterian Church, Bergen. Interment, Mt. Rest Cemetery, Bergen. Contributions can be made to Byron-Bergen Public Library, P.O. Box 430, Bergen 14416 in her memory.
•Chatham, Stephen K., August 4, 2012, age 60. Son of Richard and Barbara Snyder Chatham; husband of Elizabeth (Clarke) Chatham of Bergen; father of Benjamin (Chasity) Chatham of Connecticut, Ryan Chatham and Shane Chatham, both of Bergen; grandfather of Jessica Houseknecht and Cristian Ide, both of Connecticut; brother of Pam Mills of Saugerties and the late Leona Wood.
Funeral Services were held August 9 at H. E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Contributions can be made to Bergen Fire Department, P.O. Box 428, Bergen 14416 in his memory.
•Smith, John C. “JC,” August 2, 2012, age 43. Survived by his guardians, Linda (Don) Onderdonk.
His Graveside Service was held August 6 at Grove Place Cemetery.
•Cigno, Luella Mae (O’Connor), August 4, 2012, age 83. Predeceased by her husband, Vincent; and daughter, Kathy. Survived by five children: Paul, Thomas (Kory), Amy (Clifford), James (Margaret) and Daniel (Christine); seven grandchildren. She worked for many years for St. Mary’s Hospital and the City school district. She was active at St. Christopher’s and St. Pius the Tenth Churches.
Her Funeral Mass was said August 8 at St. Christopher’s Church, North Chili. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery.
•Kindler, Richard R., August 3, 2012, age 69. Predeceased by his granddaughter, Sarah Marie May, and brother, Roger Kindler. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, JoAnn; son David (Trisha) Kindler of New Jersey; daughter, Michelle (Justin) May of Missouri; grandson, Abram Thomas May of Missouri; sisters Kathy Hofschneider of South Carolina and Anita (Bruce) Hale of Arizona; brother, Larry (Lynne) Kindler; sisters-in-law, Barbara Kindler of Virginia, Mary Ann Walter and Carol (Paul) Bookmiller; brother-in-law, Elmer Walter; several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said August 7 at St. Helen’s Church, Gates. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be made to Lifetime Care Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in his memory.
•Kline, Josephine, August 7, 2012, age 86. Predeceased by husband, Bernard, 2009. Survived by her children, Raymond (Gloria), Thomas (Sue) Kline and Kathryn Jordan; her grandchildren, Steven, Shelly, Jeff, Debra, Doug and Jenny; great-grandchildren, Brock, Zack, Bailey, Matt, Cameron, Nick and Ashlee; her brothers, Michael (Arlene) and Joseph (Patricia) Ciranni; sisters, Rosemary Vick and Virginia Marafino; many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her son-in-law, Jim Jordan and her brother, Anthony Ciranni.
A Funeral Mass was said August 9 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Wilmot Cancer Center in her memory.
•Entz, Frederick E., August 8, 2012, age 82. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Entz; sons, Steven (Lorinda) Entz, Douglas (Karen) Entz; brothers, Herbert (Doris) Entz, Richard (Barbara) Entz; step-children, Margaret (Carl) Frank, Terrance (Barbara) Duttinger, David (Jill) Duttinger, Martin Duttinger and Elaine (Ronald) Smith; sister-in-law, Virginia Entz; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Robert Entz and step-sons, Robert, Kenneth and William Duttinger.
His Funeral Service was held August 10 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Burial at the convenience of the family.
•Avel, Doris M., Suddenly, August 2, 2012, age 81. Predeceased by husband, Ernest, 1997. Survived by her devoted children, Ernest (Connie) Avel, Jayne (Michael) Gerega, Robert (Bernice) Avel, Laurie Speciale (John Allen), David Speciale and Linda McClellan; her grandchildren, Aaron and Matthew Gerega, Patrick, Derek and Mark Avel, Robert and Amy Speciale; great-grandchildren, Robert, Mackenzie, Grant, Lizzie and Maggie; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral Services were held August 6 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Interment, Clarkson Union Cemetery. A Memorial Service was held August 6 at Hilton Baptist Church. Contributions can be made to Hilton Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Journey Home in her memory.
•Faske, Theresa L., August 6, 2012, age 52.
Her Funeral Service was held August 10 at Thomas Funeral Chapels Inc., Rochester.
•Harnden, Ronald A., July 31, 2012, age 79. Survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Kathleen (Jack) Kamann and Michael (Christen) Harnden; his grandchildren, Jennifer and Kathryn Kamann, Meredith and Owen Harnden; his brother, Richard (Barbara) Harnden; sister-in-law, Jackie Webb; several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Gathering was held August 11. Contributions can be made to Hilton Fire Department or Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.
•Siegwald, William H., July 31, 2012, age 95. He is survived by his wife, Ilene; children, Linda Nolan Peacock, William E. Siegwald, Deborah (Steven) Rieke; a sister, Marjorie McCumber; four grandchildren, Nathan (Melissa) Shaw, Sarah Shaw, Lynette Rieke, Christine (Jay) Lavin; seven great-grandchildren, Brian Bruce, Owen, Nathan Jr. and Teagan Shaw, Joey and Jordan Arena and Chase Lavin. He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Phillips. William was a Veteran of WWII, a member of the 94th Division, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Friends are invited to call Friday, August 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, 735 East Avenue, Hilton. Burial will be held Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. at Parma Union Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 2009 Dewey Avenue at 11 a.m. Donations can be made to Veterans Outreach, 459 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory.
•Beale, Arloine W., on August 5, 2012 at age 82. She is predeceased by her husband, Myron Beale. Survived by her children, Judy Fiscus, Richard (Charlene) Beale, Barbara Velte, Debra (Emanuele DiFrancesco) Culver, Robert (Beth) Beale; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and special friend, Sparky.
Funeral Services were held August 9 at New Comer Funeral Home, Greece. Interment, North Byron Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory.
•Lemcke, Shirley A. (Graupman), on August 3, 2012. Predeceased by her loving husband of 63 years, Norman and her daughter, Cathy. Survived by her sons, Bill and Gary (Rose) and daughter, Barb; granddaughter, Kristal (Daniel) Gitro; and great-grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas; sisters, Lorraine Resch and Lois Gibbons; her brother, Ronald (Ellie) Graupman; special in-laws, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A Celebration of her Life was held August 11 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Brockport. Private interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Hamlin. Donations can be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63141 in her memory.
•Rapp, Linda T., on August 2, 2012 at age 62 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her loving family, friends and extended family.
All are invited to gather at Parma Union Cemetery, Rt 18 (Parma Center Road) between Rt. 259 and Manitou Road on Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. for a celebration of Linda’s life. Contributions can be made to Gynecological/Oncology Resource Fund, 125 Lattimore Road, Suite 258, Rochester 14620 or Leo Center for Caring at St. Ann’s Community, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester 14621 in her memory.
•Maines, Ruth A., on July 31, 2012. She is predeceased by her son, Michael (1986). Survived by her husband, George; sons, Tom (Cheri) and Rick (Sandy) Maines; grandsons, Daniel, Zachary and Nolan Maines.
Services at the convenience of the family. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery.
•Barton, Richard H. “Rick,” July 30, 2012 at age 53 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Homer and Carol Barton. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Ellen P. (Nowack) Barton; his children, Ben (fiance - Ashley Gaisser) Barton, Hannah (Phil Romeo) Barton; brothers, Gary (Carol), Terry, Jim (Debby) and Jack (Darcy) Barton; in-laws, Art and Pat Nowack; sisters-in-law, Liz Schuth and Amy Nowack; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear close friends. Rick worked as a Police Officer for the Town of Gates for almost 20 years.
A Memorial Service was celebrated August 6 at the First Congregational UCC (White Church), Spencerport. Contributions can be made to the Aurora House Hospice or Lipson Cancer Center in his memory.
•Bonnewell, Francis “Frank,” July 31, 2012 at age 82. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mariana P. Bonnewell; his daughters, Debra (John) Semmler and Lori (Darryl) McGrath-Chang; grandchildren, William and Robert Semmler, Devin (fiance - Ashley Marmo) McGrath and April (William) Guilford; sister Marian Bonnewell; sisters-in-law, Alice Bonnewell, Peggy Haas and Carole (Jack) Worthy. Frank was a retiree of Eastman Kodak after 40 years and a member of the Naval Air Reserves from Niagara Falls, NY.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated August 7 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Private interment. Contributions can be made to Mercy Flight or to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
YMCA dream home for charity is sold
Matco Builders & Developers and the YMCA of Greater Rochester presented the keys to the “Dream House” to benefit the Northwest and Westside YMCA Invest in Youth campaigns.
In March, Matco broke ground on construction of the 2,100-square-foot, colonial-style home located in Hilton at 70 Summertime Trail. Bidding started on the home in early May. The family purchased the home for $209,000.
“It’s humbling to see so many families bid on a home that benefits Invest in Youth programs,” said Will Gallagher, Westside YMCA vice president. “We are fortunate to be a part of such a generous community, between the family purchasing the home and Matco Builders for donating their services.”
“It was truly an honor to be involved in this experience from start to finish,” said Marco Mattioli, president of Matco Builders & Developers. “We received overwhelming support for the groundbreaking, then the bidding, and to see it all come together while we present the keys to the family is very exciting.”
The YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign provides financial-assistance scholarships to individuals and families who otherwise would be unable to afford YMCA programs such as summer camp, child care, health and wellness, and senior programs. For more information about the YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign, visit www.rochesterymca.org or contact the Northwest YMCA at 585-227-3900 or the Westside YMCA at 585-247-3501.
Photography by Walter Horylev
New owner of Kleen Bright site studies uses for Fair Street property
by Kristina Gabalski
The new owner of the former Kleen Brite property at 100 Fair St. in Brockport introduced himself to members of the Village Board during the public comment session of their regular meeting July 24.
Al Plumb, co-owner of ALPCO Recycling in Macedon, noted the property, “has been in bad condition for a long period.”
He said he has taken many properties similar to 100 Fair Street, fixed them up and put them into viable use.
Plumb said he wants to turn the facility into one that, “Brockport can be proud of,” and has no plans to demolish it.
“We’re going to take and clean the property up and secure it and find out what I can do with the different buildings,” he said. “It’s going to take some time to determine what can be done.”
Whatever is decided, “it has to fit well with the people on Fair Street and South Avenue,” he said, “fit well with everyone in the community and be a viable, profitable business.”
Plumb explained that he has been working at the site himself and immediately began work to secure the property.
He said he would like to go back to historical photographs and see what certain buildings looked like when originally built and return them to that appearance. The only exception would be the building at the corner of South and Fair Street which he plans to tear down, install a chain-link fence on an angle, and, “give people something a lot better to look at. We will plant evergreen trees alongside the fence to make it look a lot nicer,” Plumb said.
He asked that children and others stay off the property. “It’s not safe,” he said. “Stay away.”
Trustee Margaret Blackman asked Plumb if he would consider putting a recycling facility at the location. “I don’t know if it fits,” he said. “I spent a lot of time driving around Brockport and Sweden, trying to find out what is needed.”
Plumb said he would consider leasing or renting the facility after it is refurbished and estimated the project would take three years.
He noted that much environmental work has already been done. “The place is very clean,” he said, “asbestos has been abated - structural repairs are needed, but that can be done.”
Brockport Volunteer Ambulance hosts Open House
by Kristina Gabalski
The public is invited to learn more about the Brockport Volunteer Ambulance Corps during an open house set for Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 38 Market Street in the village.
The open house coincides with the Brockport Arts Festival and Ambulance President David Rice says the station and ambulance will be open and refreshments will be served.
“We will be conducting demonstrations of the equipment we use when we are called for help,” Rice says. “We will also be available to answer general questions about the Corps and specifically those involving becoming a member of our organization.”
The Ambulance Corps will be joined by Lakeside Health System which will be providing information on the early recognition of strokes and other health tips.
“We are very pleased to team up with Lakeside who has been a vital partner to us over our 50 year history to offer this important and potentially life saving information,” Rice says.
He adds that since completing its separation from the village, the Ambulance Corps has been focused on improving the service it provides to residents in the greater Brockport area as well as its ability to answer requests for service.
“This focus is often directed inward and as a result, some residents might not even realize that we are still here, making progress and wanting to help our community,” Rice explains. “This open house is our way of sharing the focus and commitment of our members with those we serve.”
Canal crews respond to partial failure of Erie Canal embankment
Work to stabilize the embankment of the Erie Canal in the Village of Albion, Orleans County, and to assess the cause of a partial failure July 30 of a portion of the embankment continued August 1.
Canal Corporation officials said there was no imminent threat of a full collapse of the embankment.
Boat traffic on the Erie Canal was suspended for a 10-mile-long section between Albion and Holley, Orleans County. Guard gates at those two locations remain closed to draw down water levels so that engineers can inspect and repair the damage.
Local residents were alerted about the incident the evening of July 30. Canal personnel assisted boaters in removing and securing their craft within the affected section.
Maintenance crews from Orleans County and other local governments assisted Canal crews Monday in emergency action to fill large sinkholes that developed outside the Canal’s south embankment, shown in photo.
Albion-Eagle Harbor Road was closed between Gaines Basin Road and State Street in the vicinity of the failure.
Photo by Rick Nicholson
Two groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Heritage Park and Trail in the Town of Ogden and Village of Spencerport took place on Saturday July 28.
The first ceremony took place at 10 a.m. off Spencerport Road near Waters Edge Drive to kick off work on the Town of Ogden’s Heritage Park, a three-acre site on the south side of the canal that will be the town’s first park on the canal.
The ceremony was conducted by Town of Ogden Supervisor Gay Lenhard with officials from the town, Village of Spencerport, Monroe County, New York State Office of Parks, and the New York State Canal Corp taking part. Lenhard said the project is made possible through $275,000 in state Environmental Protection Fund grants obtained through Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The park will include benches, shaded picnic tables and grills, in addition to an 80-foot dock for boaters. The park will have a parking lot for visitors, but also may be reached by bicycle or hiking on the trail that begins in the Village of Spencerport near the Depot and Canal Museum. Future plans include the construction of pavilions and a lodge with a fireplace and restrooms.
The second groundbreaking ceremony took place at noon in the Village of Spencerport near the Depot and Canal Museum to mark the start of work on the East Avenue Heritage Trail. Village of Spencerport Mayor Joyce Lobene led the ceremony along with remarks from Brian Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, and Town of Ogden Supervisor Gay Lenhard. The village will construct, with $75,000 in Economic Development Council Initiative grants, the East Avenue Heritage Trail that will lead to the new Heritage Park project in the Town of Ogden.
In her remarks, Mayor Joyce Lobene indicated that this is a great opportunity to help expand the canal-side area for residents and visitors alike. Brian Stratton commented that he was grateful to be present on behalf of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and to join with Mayor Lobene to mark the official beginning of the project, which will combine with the adjacent Heritage Park project in the Town of Ogden to further advance the economic potential of Canal communities throughout the region.
Photography by David Knox
FEATURE STORIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
Brockport Arts Festival comes home
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
It’s a homecoming of sorts.
This summer, the 18th annual Brockport Arts Festival (BAF) is set for Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This popular west side celebration will be held on the newly reconstructed Main Street in the heart of downtown Brockport. The festival returns to its original site after two years of being displaced due to street construction.
The event includes a bevy of entertainment, events, and artists as well as a farmers market and wine garden, the ever-popular Duck Derby, a novel event - a beard contest, and a new area called the Family Fun Area. A vintage car cruise-in, a children’s walk-a-thon, a bake sale expand the scope of the two-day event. See the map on the center spread of this section for the events schedule and sites.
“It is our goal to make this a community festival which showcases our beautiful village. Being back on Main Street allows us to offer more to the community,” said Pat Baker, president-elect of the BAF.
Over 100 artists are expected to showcase their goods. These artists hail from throughout the United States and feature many local artists and inventors like Ron Pierce and Phil Fiacco. These two inventors will sell their creation called pole bee. The object of this game is to throw a Frisbee and knock a can off a pole all while holding onto a 12-ounce beverage can. Demonstrations will happen at this booth through the BAF weekend.
The Wine Garden will be located under the “big” tent at this year’s festival and will be open both days from noon until 6 p.m. There’s a $5 per person tasting fee. Visitors should be prepared with I.D., the tent is open only to those who are 21 or older. Six local wineries: Atwater Estate Vineyards & Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, Knapp Winery, Limeberry Gallery & Winery, Schwenk Wine Cellars, and Thousand Island Winery, will feature their very best wines.
New this year will be a Family Fun Area located on the lawn of the Morgan Manning House. This specially-planned area will focus on entertainment and activities for folks of all ages.
“The Family Fun Area will offer games and activities for all members of the community - seniors can join in with the kids,” Baker said.
For 16 years, the Brockport community has seen thousands of ducks race towards the finish line during the Duck Derby. This year, the event returns to the canal on Sunday, August 12 at 4 p.m. Buy a duck or a flock and all of the proceeds from this annual festival favorite will benefit Lakeside Hospital’s fund to purchase new digital mammography equipment. Stop by the Duck Derby booth at the festival to purchase your duck.
Festival goers can find entertainers and musicians all throughout the festival area this year as well as at designated stages.
“We are bringing a different approach to entertainment this year. Visitors will find street musicians and entertainers strolling throughout the festival area and also at special stages,” Baker said.
The Classic Car Cruise-in will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and will be located just north of the canal on the grass field east of North Main Street (Route 19). There is no fee to enter and this event is open to the public. Admission is free. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day for those showcasing their vehicles.
The Kid’s Walk-A-Thon is open to elementary school-age children and will be held on Saturday, August 11. Registration is at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Fire Hall on Market Street. The races will begin at 10:30 a.m. Form a team of two or be assigned to a team. Races will consist of teams of children of similar ages.
A bake sale at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. will benefit its monthly free community meal. This church is located at the corner of Main and Holley Streets in downtown Brockport. Check out delicious homemade goodies and help support this year round community offering.
Local farmers and growers will sell their summer harvests at the Farmers Market on Sunday, August 12 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop in early to get the cream of the crop including a variety of homemade food items.
Are you itching for some fun? Then check out the first-ever Beard Contest. Open to anyone, this contest will be held at A Different Path Gallery on Market Street on Sunday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. If you can’t grow a beard in time for this contest, make one! Contact Sarah Hart at the gallery at 637-5494 for information.
Information about the Brockport Arts Festival fills this Westside News Inc. section. Visit the website at www.brockport-artsfestival.com for other information.
Fun for folks of all ages
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
New this year to the Brockport Arts Festival is a Family Fun Area with activities and entertainment that will please festival goers of all ages. This new addition to the festival will be located on the lawn of the Morgan Manning House which is located on Main Street in downtown Brockport. Activities and entertainment are geared for folks of all ages; this area is not just for families.
Admission and activities are free. Stop by the Family Fun Area throughout the weekend and you’ll find jugglers, balloon artists, even someone who can spin tops. Many of the activities focus on 19th century toys and games.
Judy Jensen is the chairperson of the Family Fun Area and she explained how this idea came to fruition.
“The Family Fun Area evolved from a suggestion that activities be offered at the Morgan Manning House. As we continued to discuss this thought, it developed into an area that the whole family could enjoy,” Jensen explained.
So whether you are two, 22 or 82, you are sure to find something at the Family Fun Area that brings a smile to your face. Besides who can resist a balloon animal?
A whiskers face off
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
Do you sport a Man of La Mancha look-a-like beard, or long, luxuriant whiskers like Santa Claus? Then you should enter your whiskers in the first-ever Brockport Arts Festival Beard Contest!
A beard contest?
While it may seem a bit obscure, the intent is to bring a new and different event to the Brockport Arts Festival. The contest is open to anyone and those who cannot grow a beard are encouraged to make one. “I’m a portrait artist and when I was researching this type of drawing, I thought it would be fun to plan an event that would celebrate International Beard Day, which is Sunday, August 12,” Sarah Hart, area artist and contest organizer said.
There are four categories one can enter, best fake beard on a child, best fake beard on a woman, most like Don Quixote, and most unusual. The grand prize winner voted the “Best Beard in Brockport” will receive a professional charcoal portrait by Hart. The winners will be chosen by local barbers and a representative from Hairtique Salon and also by public vote. The cost to enter is $1. and only $.25 per vote for the beard of your choice.
Entries and votes should be submitted at A Different Path Gallery located at 27 Market Street. The contest will be held on Sunday, August 12. Do you have any questions about entries or voting? Contact Hart at 637-5494.
Tour of Civil War soldiers’ graves August 18 at Fairfield Cemetery
A tour of the graves of Civil War soldiers buried in Fairfield Cemetery in Spencerport is set for Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. (rain or shine). Area resident and Civil War buff Fred Holbrook is tour leader.
The cemetery is located on Union Street (Route 259), north of Route 31 and south of the downtown business district of Spencerport.
Participants can meet near the south entry road to the cemetery. Parking is available across the road.
Tour group size is limited. Register by calling 617-6100 designating the “Cemetery Tour.” Provide name, telephone number and/or email to the Ogden Community Center receptionist. Email for information email@example.com.
During WWII, Captain John Partridge of Parma was in charge of putting German Prisoners of War on ships and sending them up to the U.S. from Belgium. He has always wondered what happened to them when they got here. Here, in the passenger’s seat of this all terrain vehicle, 94 year-old Captain John Partridge of Parma is finally finding out as he gets a tour of the CCC/POW camp on Moscow Road in Hamlin on August 1.
From left to right, Chuck Partridge (son), Ed Evans, Captain John Partridge, George Kelly (Hamlin Beach State Park employee).
Provided photo by B. Beardsley
Master Gardener classes begin in September
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will be offering the popular Master Gardener Training series on Wednesday evenings, September 5 through November 14 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Participants will be required to attend an additional training on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Extension office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia.
Master Gardener Training covers a wide variety of horticulture topics including: botany, growing fruit at home, herbs, insects, perennials, organic gardening, pruning, soils and fertilizers, turf grass, vegetable gardening, weed identification, woody plant materials, and how to diagnose plant disease/problems.
Anyone interested in learning more about gardening may attend the course. Graduates of the program are then eligible to become Certified Master Gardeners by volunteering time on horticultural projects with their local Extension Office. A Master Gardener volunteer should have a willingness to give back to the community and help put into practice what they learned at training. Enthusiasm for sharing their skills and knowledge is a must.
Pre-registration by August 22 is required. No walk-ins will be allowed. The fee for the series is $225 per person. Class size is limited.
For an application or to register contact Brandie Schultz at 585-343-3040, extension 101 or stop by the Extension office located at 420 East Main Street in Batavia. More information can be found on the Genesee County Extension website at http://genesee.shutterfly.com/gardening.
Jerry Klafehn, 77, is a master carpenter. He works from his home shop in Clarkson, making cabinets and custom wood products.
Born and raised in Greece, Jerry started learning carpentry and building 57 years ago. Chris Savine, 18 years old and home schooled, is starting on a similar path, about to pursue formal studies and training to be finish carpenter. But first, Chris is gleaning some of Jerry’s nearly six decades of woodworking techniques.
Each week he and his father travel an hour each way from Wayne County to learn from Jerry. In two-hour work sessions Jerry guides Chris in designing and constructing a bench from rough sawn white oak, shown almost completed. “Jerry is an excellent carpenter and excellent teacher. I feel fortunate to be his student,” said Chris.
Submitted by Doug Hickerson
Get the flavor of Germany at annual fest
German Fest returns to the Spencerport Firemen’s Field/Carnival Grounds in the Village of Spencerport Friday, August 10 from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 11 from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 12 from noon until 5 p.m.
There will be an AAP (attitude adjustment period) on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with special prices for beverages.
The official entry and ceremonial keg tapping is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Kristian Nicht, the German Bundesliege veteran soccer player and current Rochester Rhinos goalkeeper is scheduled to do the honors. He is expected to be around the fest site for sometime afterward to meet and greet people.
German festival-type food will be available, including bratwurst, bauern wurst, potato salad, saukerkraut and bread or rolls. Snack food will include limburger sandwiches, landjaeger (similar to a beef stick but better) and pretzels.
Desserts will be a variety of kuchens and cakes and ice cream.
Music for listening and dancing will be provided as well as folk dancing demonstrations.
Hilton Fireman's Carnival 2012
Here they come! It’s the start of the 2012 Hilton Firemen’s Parade and the crowd enjoyed an hour of honoring the participants.
Abigail Lane and William Green, the 2012 Hilton Fire Department Kiddie Queen and King, have their royal waving technique down pat.
Part of the HFD group who served those delicious Italian sausage sandwiches, w/wo onions and peppers, at the Hilton Firemen’s Carnival, took a short break: Thom Kadlubowski, Danielle Meyers, Linda Meyers, Tom Bertrand and Tom Scheg.
Eric Burton, 7, a Hilton resident, had a ball driving his car in the Dodge ‘Em ride.
Screaming and laughing on the Drop Zone ride.
A time exposure of the Ferris wheel ride at the HFD 2012 Carnival.
Photographs by Walter Horylev
Celebrating summer at Spencerport Canal Days 2012
The 6th annual Canaligator Race took place on Sunday on the east side of the Union Street Bridge. Hundreds of green, numbered, rubber alligators were released by rowing club members from several local high schools including Pittsford, Fairport, McQuaid, Mercy and Brighton. The rowing club members were at Canal Days in support of the Spencerport Rowing Club which is being formed.
Canaligator cheers on as the winners of the 6th annual Canaligator Race are announed.
Annie and Al on the Canal provided folk music and sing-alongs near the Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum.
The Banjo Man provided Strolling and Picking entertainment during Spencerport Canal Days.
Master Lim’s Taekwondo Academy Demo Team STORM provided a karate demonstration that captured the attention of all their spectators. The team consists of several of the Academy’s most talented and experienced black belts.
Hartland Carriage took visitors to Canal Days on a carriage ride around the Village of Spencerport.
Colorful entries in the Classic Auto Show.
Photography by David Knox
Blend of old favorites and new fun at Orleans County 4H Fair
People of all ages enjoyed the 2012 Orleans County 4-H Fair held July 23-28 at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds in Knowlesville. Old favorites like the Pie and Fry stands, animal exhibits, the Small Fry Tractor Pull and the Chainsaw Chicks were part of the fun as well as new attractions like the Melody Farm Follies and Hot Dog Pig Racing.
Also new this year was the Street Art contest in which entrants were provided with a 4-by-4 piece of plywood on which they painted graffiti using one of four themes - animals, volunteerism, food or health. At the end of the fair the artwork was auctioned off with half of the profit going to the artist and the other to Senior Council.
Future Farmers of America chapters from Albion and Medina teamed-up with 4-Hers during the fair for the first time. FFA students gave guided tours of barns and other exhibits and were also given the opportunity to show large and small animals during special exhibitions in all barn areas.
Pie eaters at the Orleans County 4-H Fair (July 23-28) eat as much pie as they can during a set time without using their hands.
In the Third Class Hogs Division (l-r) Caitlin Malanowski of Albion (won first place in the division) Sam Lang of Pembroke and Claudia Drechsel of Holley.
In the 2nd Class (grouped by age) “Pigs” (l -r) William Gregoire of Murray, Nicholas Wright of Kendall and Shelby Ray (took third place) of Albion compete.
Jillian Ray of Albion with her post-contest “pie face” - she took first place in the First Class Piglets division.
Three-year old Adam Burgio of Albion enjoys sitting on a lawn tractor which was on display with other garden and farm equipment at the 2012 Orleans County 4-H Fair.
The 2012 Orleans County 4-H Fair Royalty were crowned Saturday, July 28 - (l to r) Princess Nicole Mrzwywka, Princess Alternate Arianne Wachob, Duchess Alternate Rachel Gregoire, Duchess Megan Blackburn, Duke Joe Trautwein, Prince Alternate Jacques Gregoire, Duke Alternate Ian Smith, Prince Eli Pask, King Adam Hazel, Queen Alternate Star Graning and Queen Makayla Harmer.
Photographs by Kristina Gabalski
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
2012 Rdysl Division 1 B-U12 Champions
Chili F. C. Boys U-12 travel soccer team posted an undefeated 10-0-2 season in route to their first Division 1 Championship.
Pictured l-r first row: Colby Egan, Christian Vieira, Max Talsania, Cameron Shuman, Brennan Brown, Antonio Buonomo, Dylan Rippe, Quinlan Carr; top row: Greg Zah, Brandon Burke, Michael Theodorou, Riley Baker, Parker Zah, Brendan Kehl, Seamus Parker, Nick Bonfiglio, Joey Curtis, Jeff Vieira. Not pictured: AJ Riggio, Amy Zah, Marc Rippe, Elias Theodorou.
The Spencerport Rangers U-12 MCBR travel baseball team were recently awarded runner up regular season champions for the U-12 National League first division.
The Rangers finished with a 13-3 regular season record as well as a 2-1 playoff record.
Front row (left to right) Nick Johnson, Ryan Czamara, Chris Carroll, Brett Patmore, Joe Moschettieri; second row: Luke Dobles, Drew Palermo, Joe Carroll, Raymond Richards, Nolan Benson, Evan Clarke, Andrew Bertino; third row: Manager Joe Bertino, Coach Mike Moschettieri, Coach Barry Patmore. Coach Jamie Johnson (not pictured).
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
GCC’s Dansville campus has new home
Genesee Community College has moved its Dansville Campus Center to the former Dansville Middle School, 31 Clara Barton St., one block off Main St. in downtown Dansville.
More than 60 courses will be offered this fall at the new location which offers more classrooms, modern science labs, an art and ceramic studio, gymnasium, 550-seat auditorium and a cafeteria.
Clara’s Commons - a new student lounge located in the middle school’s former library - is named after American Red Cross founder Clara Barton who lived in the village and established the first Red Cross chapter there.
GCC has signed a 10-year lease with the Dansville Central School District which will permit the college to expand into more space as needed.
Dansville Campus Center Associate Dean Peter Soscia says the school district has gone out of its way to ease the transition.
“Although this move meant a lot of extra work for them, they never made it an issue and they act like we are all on the same team. It’s about the community, which is why this arrangement works so well,” he said.
The new facility is also providing new capacities and potential new functions for students.
“Whenever possible, we believe in hiring our students to give them real world experiences and opportunities,” Soscia says. “We’d like to see students in the office technology program running our office, and marketing students advertising our community events.”
A grand opening celebration of the new Dansville Campus Center is set for August 20 from 4-6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and features a Works Project Administration (WPA) Art Exhibit, live music and refreshments.
Spencerport bus orientation for kindergarteners Aug. 7 and 8
The Spencerport Central School District will host a school bus safety orientation for incoming kindergarteners on Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8. On August 7, the first session will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second session will be 4 to 7 p.m. On August 8, the session will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sessions begin at the top of each hour and include guidelines for safety at bus stops, responsibilities for ridership, a bus ride, and a video presentation.
The orientation will be held at the Spencerport Transportation building, 2678 Nichols Street.
WEDDINGS AND ENGAGEMENTS - AUGUST 2012
Krist - Wright
Karlee A. Krist and Andrew P. Wright were united in marriage July 8, 2012 at Burgundy Basin Inn, Pittsford.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and StarrAnne Krist of Hilton. The groom is the son of David and Ann Wright, also of Hilton.
The maid of honor was Kelsey Krist, sister of the bride. Kaitlin Hackett, also the bride’s sister, was matron of honor.
Michael Wright, brother of the groom, served as best man. Adam Wallenhorst, friend of the groom, was groomsman.
Karlee, a graduate of The College at Brockport with a degree in physical education, is pursuing a master’s degree in adapted physical education.
Andrew received an associate’s degree from Alfred State in electrical construction and maintenance. He is an electrician in the Local 86 Electrical Union.
The couple honeymooned in Cancun. They reside in Gates.
Jill A. Welcher - Patrick B. Cosgrove
Jerry and Nancy Welcher of Hilton are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill A. to Patrick B. Cosgrove, son of Patrick and Anna Marie Cosgrove of Warwick, New York.
Jill is a 2001 graduate of Hilton Central High School. In 2005, she graduated with both BS and MS degrees from The University of Connecticut School of Business.
Patrick graduated in 2001 from Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. He received dual BBA and MBA degrees from Pace University in 2006.
The couple works at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut, where Jill is a product controller and Patrick is a regulatory analyst.
They will wed in Norwich, Connecticut on September 15, 2012.
Haniya Selzer - Ryan Mee
Mr. and Mrs. Ory Mee of Hilton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Ryan to Haniya Selzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Selzer of Manlius, New York.
Haniya earned a degree in psychology and Middle Eastern languages from McGill University, an MA in international administration at the University of Miami, and MS in school counseling at the University of Rochester. She is the assistant director of recruitment and outreach in the undergraduate admissions office at the University of Rochester.
A 2001 Hilton graduate, Ryan earned a degree in economics at the University of Rochester and an MS in education from Elmira College. He is an assistant basketball coach at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
Their wedding is planned for August 12, 2012.
Allen - Foster
Stephanie Allen and Brandon Foster were united in marriage June 29, 2012 at St. Mary’s Church, Rochester.
Stephanie is the daughter of Lynn Allen of North Chili and Reginald Allen of Gates. Brandon is the son of Tom and Janet Foster of Churchville.
Katheryne Hassman was maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Lindsay Vogler, Jenna Donovan, Erin Hanaburgh and Megan Allen, sister of the bride.
Tony Rogone served as best man. Groomsmen were Mark Smith, Daniel Metzger, David Fortunato and Adam Foster, brother of the groom.
Stephanie received her master’s degree from D’Youville College and is employed as a science teacher with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Brandon received his master’s degree from SUNY Maritime, and is employed as a Chief Officer for Transocean.
After a Baltic cruise, the bride and groom returned to Charlotte, North Carolina where they reside.
Jim and Sally Lee celebrate 50 years of marriage -
Mr. and Mrs. James Lee were married July 28, 1962 at the Dexter United Methodist Church, Dexter, New York.
Jim is retired from teaching science at Hilton High School. Sally is retired from providing daycare for many children and also worked at the school in food service.
In retirement, they built a home on Pillar Point.
Their children, Steve and Sally Lee, Rebecca and Ed Schmitz, Tina and Greg Speer and grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, AJ, Ashley, Elizabeth, Lucus and Edward, wish them a very happy anniversary.
Lula and George Simon of Hilton are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary.
They were married August 10, 1957 in Danford Lake, Quebec. They have two children, Bonny (Steven Morris) Simon of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and Stephen Simon of Naples, Florida, as well as two grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas Crigger, both of Canada.
Wishes for a Happy Anniversary come with much love from Stephen, Bonny, Steve, Matt and Nick.
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2012
•Cortright, George C., on July 29, 2012 at age 94. Predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Stickney Cortright, one brother and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Marian; daughters Charlotte (Norm) Wright, Lynn (Ron) Allen; step-daughter Wendy Heffer; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. George was a farm worker on the Morgan Farm, did carpentry as a side job and retired from Kodak after 30+ years. He was a 50+ year member of the First Baptist Church of Brockport.
A Memorial Service was held August 2 at the First Baptist Church of Brockport. Contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Brockport in his memory.
•Hamlin, Patricia (Patty Barber), July 22, 2012 at age 63. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Reta Barber, brothers Edwin Miller and Joseph Barber. She is survived by her loving husband Rick; children, Tammy (Rick) Hamlin, Trevor (Kimberly) Rath; step-son Scott Hamlin; grandchildren Tim (Caitlin) Hamlin, Savannah Hamlin, CC Hamlin, Carter Rath; several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 5, 1 p.m. at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., 340 West Avenue, Brockport. Contributions can be made to the Emerald Coast Hospice, 1555 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Floria 32501 in her memory.
•Rose, Dianna L. “Ma Spence,” on July 29, 2012. Predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her soul mate Arthur Herzog; children Peter (Donna) Spence, Richard Spence (Dominique Hughes), Ruth Willard (Dan Comden), Samantha (Christopher) Larson; grandchildren Lucas, Johnathan, Richard, Robert, Brittany, Steven, Jarod, Abigail, Lily, Mikayla, Olivia, Garren and Caelan; brother Jim (Barb) Miller; sister Joyce Knight.
Funeral Services were held August 3 at the Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., Brockport. Contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin in her memory.
•L’Hommedieu, George M., July 3, 1954-July 26, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer of the esophagus. George is survived by his loving companion and best friend, Patricia Johnson; loyal friend, David Ostry; mother, Beverly; brother and sister-in-law, Norman A. and Colleen; sister, Aimee Rae; nieces and nephews; children Brian, Noel, and Emily; many friends and relatives. George was predeceased by his father, Raymond E.
A Memorial Service was held July 31 at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Chili, followed by a burial in Chili Presbyterian Cemetery. Donations can be made to Nature Conservancy, 1048 University Avenue, Rochester in his memory.
•Stalker, William G., July 26, 2012 at age 94. Predeceased by his parents, George and Violet; sister, Janet Windsor and brother, George. Survived by many loving friends. Bill was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, serving in Africa, Italy and England.
A Funeral Service was held July 30 at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Chili. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery. Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
•Zampatori, Anna, July 20, 2012. Predeceased by her loving husband, Luciano. Survived by her children, Thomas (Eileen), Michael (Fran); grandchildren, Christina (Rick), Thomas Jr. (Karen), Lisa (Matt), Lori, Sarah and Anna; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Jean Barca, Marion Prautzsch; sister-in-law, Emily Zampatori; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Anna was co-owner of Angelina’s Pizza.
Funeral Services were held July 30 at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Chili. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Chili Ambulance in her memory.
•Pennell, Frederick A., On July 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Carol R.; three sons, Paul (Rose), Thomas (Vickey), John (Ann); two sisters, Faye (Richard) Anderson, Mildred (James) McCurdy; four grandchildren, Matthew J., Sarah, Collin, Matthew S.; several nieces and nephews. He was an Army Veteran.
A Memorial Service was held July 28 at Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili. Private interment. Contributions can be made to Catholic Family Center, the Memorial Fund at Pearce Memorial Church or St. Ann’s Home in his memory.
•Towers, Terry D., July 26, 2012, age 69. She will be remembered by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Sherwood; children, Amy of Hilton, Kate of Pennsylvania and Rev. Lt. Richard (Patricia) Towers of Korea; grandchildren Eric and Annie; aunt, Jean DiGiovanni; brother-in-law, Lane Towers; beloved friends and church family. Terry was predeceased by her mother, Mona P. Donovan.
Her Funeral Service was held July 29 at Gates Wesleyan Church. Private burial, Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Gates Wesleyan Church, 2060 Long Pond Road, Rochester 14606 in her memory.
•Bowen, R. Lee, Age 64, died July 29, 2012. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary; sister, Gail Bowen. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Donna; son, Jason (Crystal) Bowen of Holley; grandchildren, Jared, Chelsea, Cassidy, Chloe; sister Linda Lay of Canandaigua; sister-in-law, Charlene Bowen of Hilton; one niece; one nephew.
A Funeral Service was held August 2 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. Interment, Hillside Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the NY Houndsmen in his memory.
•Cocuzzi, Dominic A., On July 23, 2012, at age 76. Survived by his daughters, Lisa (Leonard) Pilato and Karen (Mike) Corbin; siblings, Mary (Richard) Qualdieri Palermo, Larry (Mary Ann) Cocuzzi, Anthony Cocuzzi; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and many friends.
A Memorial Service was held July 31 at New Testament Christian Church, Rochester. Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his memory.
•Mark, Lawrence D., July 29, 2012 at age 89. Predeceased by his wife, the former Marilyn Sliker in 1977 and brother Lyle of Batavia. For 38 years he worked for Marine Midland Bank. Served in the U.S. Army 17th Infantry. He is survived by three sons, Thomas (Shirley), James and Robert (Robin); two daughters, Diane and Susan; a brother, Wilson of Utah; and six beloved grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held August 1 at the First Presbyterian Church of Holley. Donations can be made to Meals on Wheels in his memory.
•Seely, William F., July 30, 2012, at age 95. Predeceased by his wife, Edyth (Newton) Seely. Survived by his children, Diane (Gary) Zeigler, Karen (Douglas) Peters and Donald (Diane) Seely; grandchildren, Megan Seely, William Peters and Jill Peters; beloved companion, Vangie Morrow. Bill was an engineer at Eastman Kodak for 31 years.
A Celebration of his Life was held August 2 at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Spencerport. Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. Contributions can be made to the Chili Public Library or Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory.
•Bagley, Jean R., July 23, 2012, in her 92nd year. She is predeceased by her parents Lester and Frances Rapp; grandson, Brian Burke and husband James. Survived by her children Gary (Annette), Al (Sandy), David (Joanne), Sue, Joanne, Carol Burke and Ann Collins; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Gloria Mattice and Elaine Olson; in-laws; nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her beloved Lucy. She is a retiree of Highland Hospital.
A Celebration of Jean’s Life was held at First United Church of Christ, Spencerport on July 31. Private burial at the convenience of the family. The family requests that you honor Jean by spending quality time with your parents or with a random act of kindness.
•Ferrari, Joseph, July 21, 2012, age 70. Survived by wife, Marian; and many family and dear friends.
No Services or calling hours were held.
•Magin, Donald George, Born, February 21, 1933 - Deceased, July 30, 2012. Predeceased by his parents, Alice and George Magin; son, James E. Magin. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eileen (Crowley) Magin; children and spouses, Michael and Margaret Magin, Stephen and Ruth Magin, Carolyn Magin and Tom Kulczycki, Brian and Holly Magin, Kevin and Shannon Magin, Robert and Brigit Magin, Judith and Paul Brocato; 14 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, John “Butch” (Kathy) Magin; sister, Joan Lavell; and his large extended family and friends. Donald was the past chief and past president of the Spencerport Fire Department, a life member of the Spencerport Fire Department, a member of the Spencerport Fireman’s Exempts, Past president of Monroe County Fire Chief’s Association, Past president of the NYS Fire Chief’s Association, a member of the International Fire Chief’s, a life time member of St. John the Evangelist Church, a member of the American Legion Ferris Goodridge Post, a Veteran of the Korean War and a retired long time employee of Spencerport School District, Print Shop, Building and Grounds and Bus Driver.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated on August 4 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Spencerport Fire District, 175 Lyell Avenue, Spencerport, NY 14559 or St. John the Evangelist Church of Spencerport, 55 Martha Street, Spencerport, NY 14559 or a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
•Spilberg, Christopher David, September 19, 1977 - June 27, 2012, suddenly in Ventura, California. Survived by wife, Rhiena Russell; son, Christopher Russell; parents E. Randall and Marilyn M. Spilberg; sisters and brothers, Kim (Craig) Cosgriff, David (Nancy) Spilberg, Thomas (Diane) Spilberg, Stephanie (Jeffrey) DeCamp, Darlene Spilberg; many nieces and nephews; in-laws, Terry and Alan Russell.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. at Ogden Presbyterian Church, 2400 South Union Street, Spencerport. Contributions can be made to Aurora House Hospice, P.O. Box 21, Spencerport, NY 14559 or the Church Memorial Fund in his memory.