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ARCHIVES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Brockport gets grant to document properties of historical significance
by Kristina Gabalski
The Village of Brockport has received a certified local government grant which will be used by the village’s Historic Preservation Board to complete a comprehensive survey of historic property in the village and to create a Historic Preservation Board website.
Trustee Bill Andrews discussed the grant during the September 25 regular meeting of the Village Board. He said the grant totals $9,771.
“The comprehensive survey will include an architectural description of the structure, the history of the structure and a photo of the structure,” he said.
Grant funds will be used to hire an architect to complete the architectural description. As the village’s match to the grant, Trustee Andrews said members of the Historic Preservation Board will provide in-kind services to complete the history and photography portion of the survey.
Also at the September 25 meeting, trustees agreed to a travel/training authorization for $175 for Trustee Margaret Blackman to attend the 2012 New York State Canal Conference September 30 to October 2 in Oswego.
Blackman called the canal “a treasure” and said she and Trustee Carol Hannan recently had the opportunity to speak with NYS Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton as well as other area officials during a ride from Fairport to Lyons on the canal.
Blackman said she would like to start an annual canal celebration in the village called “Low Bridge High Water to celebrate the opening of the canal the first weekend in May.”
The event would run Friday and Saturday. Trustee Blackman said she envisions the celebration including food, historical pageantry, music and “a parade on the water.” One of the canal’s tugboats might also be brought to the village for the event, Trustee Blackman said.
She said her participation in the upcoming Canal Conference would be an opportunity to “get feedback on my ideas,” and to learn more about how the village can better utilize and develop the opportunities the canal provides.
by Kristina Gabalski
“I’m so excited I can hardly stand it,” Congresswoman Kathy Hochul said as she addressed the crowd gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Alpina Foods first U.S. yogurt plant in Batavia, Monday, September 24.
Hochul lightheartedly declared Batavia “the Greek yogurt capital of the country” and said she was thrilled that Alpina, “believes in us the way we believe in ourselves.”
She also told top Alpina officials Batavia is in the midst of the New York “fruit belt” and they should consider supporting local fruit growers as well as dairy farmers by buying locally grown fruit for their products.
The $18 million, 40,000 square foot plant is located on Route 5 east of the City of Batavia in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. Officials say the plant will create 50 jobs.
Alpina is based in Columbia and was established in 1945 by two Swiss entrepreneurs who brought their families’ traditions and cultural expertise to South America.
The company markets a wide range of artisan dairy products to the American Hispanic market, as well as mainstream brands Alpina Restart yogurt, Alpina Revive Greek yogurt and Alpina Renew oat smoothies.
Company officials promised they would make their products more widely available locally, beginning in Batavia.
Alpina CEO Julian Jaramillo called the grand opening a great day. “We are glad to be part of a new beginning for New York State,” he said.
Jaramillo said Alpina had been “searching and searching” for a location to build their plant. “This was the correct choice,” he said of Batavia, noting the closeness to important markets, the local dairy industry, and the valuable talent and know-how of the local workforce.
Alpina Foods General Manager Juan Pablo Fernandez said he is “delighted to know this is the place we will be.”
He said Alpina was looking at European markets but opportunity brought them to Batavia.
Fernandez said other draws included the local market and economy and, “your spirit.”
New York State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer commended local officials for their “vision to have an Ag park.” He also thanked Alpina for locating their plant in Batavia. “This is the start of a great relationship,” he said, “a great marriage between Alpina and the people of Genesee County.”
Ken Adams, President and CEO of Empire State Development, spoke on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo. He said there are already 30 employees on board at the plant and noted “New York State has benefited from the yogurt boom.”
Adams said the number of yogurt plants in the state has jumped from 14 to 29 since 2000 and between 2005 and 2011, New York yogurt plants doubled their production.
Governor Cuomo has an “ongoing commitment to support the growth of milk production,” Adams said and added that regulatory reforms are in the works.
He told Alpina officials that the commitment from the state continues. “We are here for you to help you grow and prosper in New York State,” he said.
Passport Night October 2 in Sweden
A passport registration night in Sweden is Tuesday, October 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Sweden Town Hall, 18 State Street in Brockport. It is co-sponsored by County Legislator Mike Rockow and Monroe County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo.
A range of passport services will be provided, including expedited applications and passport photos. LegislatorRockow is hosting this passport registration night in Sweden so area residents can take full advantage of this convenient opportunity.
“I am excited to partner with our County Clerk, Cheryl Dinolfo, to offer this important service to Sweden residents,” said Legislator Rockow. “This after hours community service ensures Sweden residents will be able to apply or renew their U.S. Passports at a convenient time and location.”
For information on what official documents are needed for registration and other questions, call the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at (585) 753-1600, or visit the official Monroe County Website at www.monroecounty.gov.
FEATURES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Help needed to provide holiday baskets
The Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf is asking residents, churches, school and college groups, and local service organizations to donate the fixings of a Thanksgiving meal to households in need in the local community. Donors would purchase and deliver “the fixings” for a complete dinner to a family a few days before the holiday.
Donors are not asked to actually cook the meal, but rather to make it possible for the family to prepare the food themselves. The donated meals should include a turkey or a gift certificate, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, bread, margarine, dessert, a foil roasting pan and any other items that would enhance a special meal. The Food Shelf will set up the donors with recipients. The donors will then set up the time to deliver the baskets to the recipients. If a donor is not able to deliver, arrangements can be made with the Food Shelf for delivery.
The deadline to sign up as a basket donor is October 24. For more information or to sign up as a donor, call (585) 637-8169 and leave a message, send an email to email@example.com, or visit the website at www.brockportfoodshelf.org.
by David Hull
The annual Kendall Community Scarecrow Festival will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the gazebo park in Kendall.
“Every year we seem to get bigger and better,” said festival chairperson Becky Charland. “This year is going to be better than ever. Be sure to bring your camera!”
Besides the usual events, such as scarecrow building, face painting, hayrides, a scavenger hunt and a variety of games, this year’s events will include live music, a K-9 dog demonstration, the LuGia’s ice cream truck and even a visit from Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz.”
And don’t forget the stars of the show - the scarecrows themselves, which will be displayed throughout town. The festival theme this year is Your Favorite Super Hero or Cartoon Character.
Charland reminds everyone that many of the activities, including scarecrow building and hayrides, are free as the festival is funded by donations from generous community members and organizations.
Pumpkin People return to Spencerport
Spencerport Depot & Canal Museum will be the home again for the pumpkin people. It will take place on October 27 and 28. Anyone is welcome to build a pumpkin person - organizations, school groups, youth groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and individuals. Pumpkins and forms will be provided. Pumpkin faces must be painted, not carved.
Pumpkins will be assembled on October 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prizes for the best pumpkins will be judged by the public that weekend from 1 to 4 p.m. both days along with trick or treating at the Depot. Register to build one by contacting Doreen Castano at 352-1055 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once registered, participants will receive the information for pick up days for pumpkins and needed items.
Brockport Symphony Orchestra to perform Fall Dance Concert
The Brockport Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with The College at Brockport Department of Dance, will present their Fall Dance Concert on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. Admission and parking are free.
Conducted by Music Director Jonathan Allentoff, the performance will feature choreography by seven graduate students in the Department of Dance: Falon Baltzell, Anna Corvera, Chelsea Gavazzi, Nicole Kaplan, Amanda McCullum, Elizabeth Osborn, and Adrian Safar. Violin soloist Raisa Kislik will perform “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and bassoon soloist Meg Walters will perform Allentoff’s arrangement of “Love Among the Young” by Rochester composer Alec Wilder. Raisa Kislik was the Assistant Concertmaster and Soloist with the Moscow Opera Orchestra before moving to Rochester in 2004 and becoming an active performer in the community. Meg Walters received a bachelor’s degree in Applied Music for the Eastman School and has performed across the country.
The program also includes works by Copland, Finzi, Handel, Gershwin, Grainger and Mancini.
For additional information, visit http://www.brockportsymphony.org/.
Campfire stirs up memories
Lakeside Beikirch Care Center residents celebrated the end of summer in a way that no other senior care facility in the state of New York has, they had a campfire. While campfires are enjoyed throughout the summer and fall months by many and may therefore seem mundane, residents in senior care facilities throughout the country are not able to partake in such common place activities. The Long Term Care Center at Lakeside aims to change that. The campfire event is one of many that focuses on creating an authentic home atmosphere and de-institutionalize the experience of living in a nursing home.
“We are taking every opportunity to raise the bar when it comes to providing quality of life experiences at our facility,” said Nancy Duff, Director of Recreation for the Center.
Terry Klinetob, Senior Vice President of Long Term Care added, “a nursing home is not necessarily where most residents want to be, but the reality is that for some, it is the best option for providing the level of care required by certain health challenges. Given that, we want our facility to be a place where residents and their families can still have the opportunity to have a quality experience and add to the many memories that they already share.”
It looks like they are well on their way of doing just that. Said resident, Ruth Landon, “I have had the opportunity to sit through many campfires in my lifetime. I have burnt the toes of my sneakers, warmed my hands, roasted pies, made smore’s, and cooked hot dogs by the fire with family. This fun activity brought back many good memories. It was a blessing to be able to even watch other residents with their families and friends laughing and simply enjoy their time together. I thank God I was able to attend this special activity with my family and friends.”
Eagle Scout project promotes environmental awareness
Michael Johnson, a junior at Hilton High School, has been a scout in the Boy Scouts of America since he was a child. After many years in the organization the crowning achievement of every scout is displayed in a planned out production called the Eagle Scout Project. This project is the “finish line” in scouting and demonstrates the scout’s abilities in leadership, responsibility, management and service to others.
For his Eagle Scout project, Michael chose to promote environmental awareness regarding storm drains, with the purpose of decreasing pollution into Salmon Creek and Lake Ontario.
Michael led his project with a team of seven helpers and four adult leaders. Work included marking 150 storm drains with a painted stencil or placard to alert the public not to dump into storm drains. In addition, approximately 600 houses in the North-West quadrant of the village, along West and Lake Avenues, had informational hangers placed on the front door of every home to educate people about stormwater pollution and what each household can do to decrease it. The project was completed with the help of Village Code Enforcement Officer Mike Lissow and Monroe County Pure Waters Associate Paul Sawyko.
Grants promote safe teen driving
Learning to drive is a big step in life’s journey. On September 15, community leaders in Spencerport joined with hundreds of other locations across North America in a show of support for teen drivers, helping them stay safe as they embark on the road ahead.
Car crashes are the number one killer of American teens, according to the Center for Disease Control, and their first year on the road as a new driver is the most dangerous. Though traditional scare tactics can be engaging for some, State Farm® and others believe a supportive and positive approach to teen driver safety in addition to education, awareness, legislation and enforcement is key to keeping teens engaged and safe on the road. With this in mind, State Farm debuted a different teen driver safety program called Celebrate My Drive™.
All across the U.S. and Canada, State Farm® rallied communities to promote teen driver safety by hosting more than 300 events simultaneously on September 15. The Spencerport “Celebrate My Drive” event was hosted by State Farm Agent Dominic Agostini at his office located at 409 South Union Street. State Farm gave a total of fourteen $100,000 grants to high schools across the U.S. and Canada.
Eagle Scout’s projects help Hamlin Library
Joshua D. Carlson was awarded the Eagle Scout Award at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on August 14 at the Brockport Free Methodist Church.
Josh began his scout career in Cub Scout Pack 86. He joined Boy Scout Troop 375 and began advancing toward the ultimate goal of Eagle Scout. Josh held several positions in Troop 375, ultimately attaining the rank of Junior Scoutmaster. He mentored younger scouts in his troop and spent two summers at BSA Camp Barton teaching first year scouts. Josh also became a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of Scouting for which he attained the rank of Brotherhood. The motto of the OA is “cheerful service” and Josh exemplified this through his many hours of community service at scouts, school and church.
The Hamlin Library was the recipient of Josh’s Eagle project. Josh proposed to the Hamlin Library Director, Kay Hughes-Dennett, building an outdoor bench which would provide seating for patrons waiting for rides or taking cell phone calls. While researching styles of benches, they found a wood-working project book in the Hamlin Library and ultimately used those plans to build the bench. Josh also refurbished an old, rusty bike rack that is used by kids and teens in the area. The project was supported by the Brockport Lowe’s store which provided the supplies and materials.
Josh is the son of Dan and Susan Carlson of Hamlin. His brothers, Christopher and Michael, are also Boy Scouts in Troop 375. Josh is a 2012 graduate of Brockport High School. He is attending Finger Lakes Community College where he is majoring in Conservation and Law with the goal of working as a DEC officer.
Walk to end Alzheimer's in Brockport
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $20,000 at its debut in Brockport on September 22 and donations will continue to come in through November 15.
More than 170 Walkers joined the effort to bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease. The participants walked along a route that began on the grounds of The College at Brockport’s Alumni House and continued around the campus and into downtown. The College’s Alumni Association served as the Walk’s site sponsor.
The top fundraising team was Team Barbara Jeanne, (pictured) which raised more than $5,600. The Brockport Walk is one sponsored by the Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to be held in the region in the coming weeks. The Chapter’s fundraising goal for these Walks is $265,000: October 6 in Elmira; October 13 in Rochester’s Corn Hill Neighborhood; and October 20 in Geneseo.
For the 6th year, all 338 third grade students in six Spencerport area elementary schools received their very own new dictionary as part of the Rotaries’ literacy program.
Spencerport Rotary Literacy Chairperson Jim Infantino pointed out, “this book is full of great information and is something students can use throughout their school years.”
$10K presented to Wilmot Cancer Center
Pictured (l-r) are Amy Gallaher and Karen Humbert from James P. Wilmot Cancer Center as they receive a $10,000 donation from President Doug Clare on behalf of the Brockport Rotary Club.
During the three year commitment period, the club raised $20,000 for Wilmot, primary beneficiary of the club’s annual BBQ and Music Festival.
Brandi Reis of Hamlin, assistant manager of the new Brockport Five Star Bank, the primary sponsor of the 3rd Rotary BBQ and Music Fest, recently become the Brockport Rotary Club’s newest member.
BISCO treasurer Greg Lund presents a $1,100 check, Rotary’s share of the BISCO food booth concession at the recent Brockport Arts Festival.
Lund becomes president-elect and the 2013 Festival Chair as October 1.
The three Brockport Service Clubs were founders of BISCO and have run up to three food concessions in the past. With BISCO now running all aspects of the festival, food booths have been cut so that the personnnel can perform some of the myriad of tasks needed to present a successful festival.
“The 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo” begins Morgan-Manning House program season
On the 70th anniversary of the legendary Jimmy Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Jack Kowiak will recreate the story at the Brockport’s Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main Street on Thursday, October 4. His lecture will include video clips, animation and photos. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Western Monroe Historical Society. Refreshments will be served.
Kowiak’s project started out as a presentation to provide additional background for a showing of the movie “Thirty Seconds over Tokyo,” about the first air raid by the United States to strike the Japanese Home Islands during World II. With research in books and various web sites on the subject, the project expanded and has been presented at the Osher Institute and local libraries for about a year.
Kowiak, a Gates resident, was a market research manager with Eastman Kodak for 30 years.
The Kowiak presentation is the first in a series at the Morgan-Manning House. On November 1, Dennis Money’s topic will be “Beyond the Fence” about the world’s largest herd of white deer and the unique military history of the former Seneca Depot. Chet Fery is guest January 10, speaking about “Bread Time Stories” - baking bread and telling inspirational stories. On March 7, Peter Luce will speak on “The Music of Duke Ellington” describing and illustrating with recorded samples. The series ends with “The History of Slavery in America,” presented by Neil Frankel.
For information phone the Western Monroe Historical Society office at 585-637-3645.
St. Luke Episcopal Church moves Harvest Kitchen meal to second Sunday of the month
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, State and Main Street, Brockport, is changing the day of its monthly Harvest Kitchen from the fourth to the second Sunday of each month, beginning October 14. Harvest Kitchen is open from 3 to 5 p.m. and offers soups and sandwiches free of charge to anyone who stops in.
William (Bill) and Nancy Plews, members of St. Luke’s and area residents, recently assumed leadership of the Harvest Kitchen program. “Harvest Kitchen is an opportunity for people to enjoy a meal, get to know neighbors and members of St. Luke’s, and share friendly conversation,” said Bill. “We are excited to be stepping into this role. It’s an opportunity to serve both St. Luke’s and the greater Brockport community,” said Nancy.
Heather Packer, also a member of St. Luke’s, stepped down from her role overseeing Harvest Kitchen to pursue other opportunities to serve the needs of the church family and community. “Harvest Kitchen has been a long tradition at St. Luke’s and we appreciate Heather’s leadership and efforts overseeing our Harvest Kitchen program and are grateful to her dedication and commitment as we also welcome the Plews into their new role at St. Luke’s,” said The Reverend Krista Cameron, priest at St. Luke’s.
“When I arrived at St. Luke’s five years ago we decided we needed to update our kitchen. We did most of the work ourselves with help on floor restoration, electrical upgrades, and installation of appliances. When we stepped back and saw the kitchen’s new beauty, we decided to share it with our community. We started our Harvest Kitchen three years ago and it has since grown with wonderful support from our local scout troops, and students and athletes from both The College at Brockport and Brockport High School. We feel very blessed,” said Rev. Cameron.
St. Luke’s also is host to the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf and Clothing Center, as well as North Porch, which provides infant layettes to new mothers.
For information about Harvest Kitchen, call the church office at 637-6650.
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Edible chestnuts are in plentiful supply this year at the Spychalski property in Fancher.
Mr. Spychalski said the trees were likely planted around 1960 when he and his wife moved to the site. These trees belong to the family of beech and oak trees. Squirrels are smart enough to wait until the edibles drop off the tree and split open thereby avoiding getting stabbed in their hands by the protruding sharp sturdy spikes that surround the outer shell 360 degrees much like a porcupine’s defense.
The Spychalskis enjoy roasting these edible chestnuts and care must be exercised to score a slit in their sides or they will explode when roasted.
Also a big favorite is to peel off the top much like peeling off the top of an orange then boiling them in water with a little bit of salt for ten minutes. The texture comes close to that of a baked potato while other chestnuts, mostly poisonous, have a crunchy texture.
Photographs by Rick Nicholson
Joe's stories -- old, new, mostly true
Some of the story of Mary Lou
by Joe Reinschmidt
Back in my grammer (elementary) school days, one of my favorite things to do on a rainy or cold day was to look through pictures my parents kept in an old album or in various envelopes in the parlor desk drawer. On one such occassion I came across a photo of my mother, Anna, holding a two year old girl that I couldn’t recall ever having seen in real life. Curious, I asked who she was. “Mary Lou” was the answer and she had lived here before I was born.
Eventually, though not necessarily at that moment, after more questions, I was told more about that little girl. It seems there was a high school aged boy and girl in the community who let their love get the best of them and a child was created. Both sets of parents were upset with the circumstances but the young folks insisted this was true love. All parties involved mutually agreed that the child would be born and eventually the young couple would marry - but not without finishing their education. Special school programs for unwed mothers didn’t exist at that time.
No doubt the young lady was sent away to be “live in” help for an aging relative, until the child arrived. During that time the parents searched for a suitable home where the baby would be cared for until the young lovers finished school, and were in a position to get married. Anna and Joe were approached about this possibility and they accepted the offer that was made to them. Perhaps the parents knew about the problems Anna had had with failed pregnancies and that she and Joe indeed wanted children. Obviously they felt secure in entrusting their offspring to Anna and Joe for a few years.
So it was that Mary Lou became a part of the Reinschnmidt household, and there probably could not have been a better place for her. I’m sure Anna loved and cared for her as much as she would have for one of her own. The story had a happy ending for indeed when Mary Lou was about four her parents, having finished school, married and she became part of their family. It must have been a joyful time for them and the grandparents, but I always wondered how Anna and Joe felt after years of total caring for this child to suddenly have her taken away even though that was as planned and that was where she belonged.
I don’t know if they visited or ever saw her and the family after that.
All I ever knew, was that her name was Mary Lou.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Byron-Bergen to celebrate Alumni Hall of Fame inductees
The newest members of the Byron-Bergen Alumni Hall of Fame will be honored at the district’s Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Day celebration at Byron-Bergen Central School District on October 12.
Additionally, the district is inviting the community to celebrate the induction, with the Alumni Hall of Fame inductees, at a reception dinner at Bohn’s Restaurant in Batavia from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. on October 12. The cost of dinner is $19 per person, and is limited to 75 guests.
The Byron-Bergen Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2003, and is a partnership between the Byron-Bergen Educational Foundation and the district’s Board of Education.
Supporting the district goal of celebrating accomplishments and successes throughout the learning community, the Alumni Hall of Fame (1) recognizes the vast array of achievements and contributions of the District’s graduates to society, and (2) provides students with positive role models.
This year’s inductees are:
•Elaine (Forsyth) Bezon, 1977, began her teaching career at Byron-Bergen CSD at the Elementary School as a first grade teacher in 1985, and since 2001 has been a reading teacher for the school.
Bezon is currently active in the Gillam-Grant Community Center, Genesee County Fish & Game Protective Association, Sleds of Stafford Snowmobile Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Batavia, the Conesus Lake Association, and is head building representative for the Byron-Bergen Faculty Association. She also volunteers her time at various Byron-Bergen events, including musicals, class plays and fairs.
Bezon also worked on a committee to design and rebuild the Helen Forsyth-Hough Memorial Playground in memory of her mother (former Byron-Bergen Elementary School teacher). In her leadership role as co-chairperson, she helped garner Byron-Bergen CSD a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant in 2011 to build a new playground at the Elementary School, which was also dedicated in her mother’s memory.
•Yolanda (Tardy) Johnson, 1990, began her teaching career at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio, and then went on to work as the assistant principal at K-8 Longfellow Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio.
Johnson is currently the building principal at Longfellow Elementary. For the past two years she has been involved in moving the entire Elementary School to a brand new building.
•Gary Squires, 1973, has been the president of Manning Squires Hennig Co. General Contractors since 1985, whose notable projects include the Rocky Coasts Exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo, and the Strong National Museum of Play among others.
Currently, Squires is a member of the McQuaid High School Board of Trustees, the Seneca Park Zoo Society, the Rundel Foundation Board of Trustees, the Monroe Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, the Rochester Builders Exchange Board of Trustees, the Construction Industry Association of Rochester. He is also the chairman of Unicon-Unions & Business United in Construction, and co-chairman of the Monroe Community College 28th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing.
To make reservations for the dinner, or for information about the celebration, contact Patty Gunio by October 3 at 3 p.m. via phone at (585) 494-1220, extension 2329 or via email at email@example.com.
Hilton Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 5
Hilton Homecoming, Pep Rally, Parade and Football Game are set for Friday, October 5 when Hilton schools, alumni and the community will celebrate their Hilton pride. Spirit Week October 1 to 5 culminates in a Pep Rally in the High School Gym on October 5. The parade following begins at 5:45 p.m. at Quest Elementary and ends at LeBeau Field. This year has an international theme with each school making a float representing a different country: Northwood - China; Hilton High School - United States; Merton Williams - Ireland; Quest - Egypt; and Village - Mexico. The parade includes some of Hilton’s local dignitaries, organizations, alumni and the Hilton Cadets Marching Band.
The parade is followed by the varsity football games versus Gates Chili at 7 p.m. in LeBeau Field.
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Ontario Honda-Section V Players of the Week
Week 4 -
Class AA Offensive Player of the Week
Derek Richards, Hilton Senior LB, 6’0” 190lbs, had 42 carries for 252 yards and 4 TDs. Hilton 48 - Fairport 34
Class A Offensive Player of the Week
Trent Egenlof, Spencerport Junior RB, 6’ 0” 180lbs, set a school record for carries and yardage. 35 carries for 292 yards and 3 TDs of 8, 2, and 9 yards in Spencerport’s 42-28 victory over Brighton.
Class C Offensive Player of the Week
Zachary Hogle, Holley Senior RB, 6’ 0” 175lbs, had 17 carries for 135 yards, 1 reception, 8 receiving yards and 2 rushing TDs. Zachary also returned a kick off for 93 yards for a touchdown, giving him a total of 236 all purpose yards. Holley 43 - York 40.
None from area schools
Holley girls’ soccer hosting Coaches vs. Cancer game
The Holley JV and varsity girls soccer teams are hosting Coaches vs. Cancer Games on Tuesday, October 2 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The games will be regular season league games against the Kendall Eagles at Holley’s Sports Boosters Field, The Woodlands. Donations will be accepted at halftime during both games. Pink bracelets and pin-ups also will be sold at the field during each contest.
All proceeds will be given to the local Coaches vs. Cancer program. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer. When Holley’s Varsity Coach Jill Mann asked Kendall Coach Rick Baldwin if his team would be interested in participating in the event, he agreed without hesitation. Many of the girls will be dedicating this game to a loved one affected by cancer.
“The Holley teams are always willing to give back and are looking forward to helping fight the fight against cancer,” said Mann. On Sunday, September 30 they are taking part in the Breast Cancer Walk in Rochester and two days later they will be competing in the Coaches vs. Cancer Game. “The girls are looking forward to wearing the pink jerseys they purchased for the game. We hope to have a lot of fans show up and to make this an annual event,” Mann added.
Kendall Recreation offers bowhunter safety course
The Town of Kendall Recreation Department will be hosting a Bowhunter Safety Course for any interested persons Wednesday, October 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. and Thursday October 11 from 5 to 10 p.m. Attendance on both dates is required. The class will be held at Kendall Fire Hall, 1873 Kendall Road.
Pre-registration is required. Call the Kendall Town Clerk’s Office at 659-8721, during regular business hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.
Local professional body builder retires at top of his game
Ralph Della Rocco of Spencerport announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding after just completing his 36th competitive body building show.
Della Rocco competed in his final show on September 8 at the NPC Elite Physique Championship in Pittsburg, PA. He concluded his career with a big win when he took first place in the Masters Body Building Division. Ralph began competing 10 years ago, after he was inspired by a young GNC Manager Paul Iatomasi Jr. who commented on Ralph’s physique and encouraged him to compete. This then led to his first show which quickly turned into a decade-long passion. The thrill and challenge of learning and perfecting how to completely optimize his physique and achieving the extreme conditioning that is needed to step out on stage motivated Ralph to keep competing. He then went on to help others do the same thing.
Ralph decided to retire after this last competition so that he can better focus his expertise and attention on helping other competitors get into optimum shape. He plans to spend more of his time and focus on helping men and women with their diets, posing, and training to be the best they can be.
Della Rocco retires with several titles: Novice Overall Champion, numerous Open Light weight titles, IDFA and NGA Master Pro Cards, NPC Master Division Champion, and 2nd place NPC National Championship.
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
•Martin, Yvonne “Vonnie,” of The Villages, Florida, 77, died September 6, 2012. Mrs. Martin retired from Eastman Kodak in 1991 and moved to The Villages, Florida in 1998 from Hilton. She is survived by her husband Edward; daughter Robin Case, Hilton; son, Mark Richardson, Toledo, Ohio; stepdaughter, Cristin Vileria, Hilton; stepson, Sean Martin, Miami, Florida; brothers Lloyd Forshee, Newnan, Georgia, Dennis Forshee, Lee, Massachusetts and Darryl Forshee, Rochester; granddaughters, Jamie Malvaso, Farmington and Nicole Richardson, Greece; grandson, Nolan Richardson, Toledo; step grandson, Jacob Vileria, Hilton; and step granddaughter, Arianna Garcia, Spencerport. She was predeceased by her son Robert Richardson and stepgrandson, Shaye Martin.
A Memorial Service was held September 29 at The Calvary Chapel of Greece, Rochester. Donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, Florida 32162 or St. Jude’s Hospital for Children in her memory.
•Corrigan, Harriett B., (Cotter), age 84, died September 24, 2012. Harriett was predeceased by her husband John Corrigan, her daughter Patricia and several siblings. She is survived by her sons, Michael, Steven (Terry-Lynn), Jeffrey (Valerie); several grandsons, Scott (Jessica), Brian (Kristen), Donald (Tali), Paul (Rebecca), Peter, A.J. (Elissa), Nicholas (Autumn), John Corrigan; sister, Betty Vendetti, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said September 27 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin. Interment, Garland Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Orleans in her memory.
•Plueckhahn, Linda L., 57, died September 21, 2012 after a long illness. She was born in Albion, the daughter of the late Mildred “Marie” Miller and has been a lifetime resident of this area. She is survived by her husband Paul of 32 years; six children, James (Gloria) Smith of Lyndonville, Theresa Miller of Buffalo, Terry (Donnie) Weese of Medina, Jackie (Allen Bieber) Plueckhahn of Albion, Paula Plueckhahn of Medina, Melissa (Jose) Geronimo-Plueckhahn; 21 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two sisters, Alice Fay Smith of Holley and Betty Lou (Kenny) Smith of Albion; one brother, Walt Miller of Albion; two sisters-in-law, Mary Smith and Maryann Meacham both of Medina; many nieces and nephews. Linda was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald Eugene Smith and Carl Lee Miller Sr.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to Lake Plain Dialysis Center, 11020 West Center Street Ext., Medina, NY 14103 in her memory.
•Hibsch, Donald F. “Chip,” Died September 26, 2012. Predeceased by his father Robert Hibsch. He is survived by loving wife Lynette; children Kimberly Hibsch (Matt Loskoski), Kevin and James; grandchildren Alex, Caitlin, Henry and Eleanor; mother Margaret (Bob) Walsh; siblings Ronald (Nancy), Cathy (Carm) Carmestro, John (Nancy), Edward (Laurie), Connie (Paul) Donnlley, Robin Watts, Paul (Christy); many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Donald was a well known builder for 30 years and a 25 year member of the Lions Club.
Friends may call Friday, October 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., 340 West Avenue, Brockport. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 6787 Fourth Section Road. Brockport. Contributions can be made to the Brockport Lions Club or Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory.
•Mosher, Gifford R. “Papa,” on September 19, 2012. Gifford was a lifetime resident of the area. He served in the Korean War, was a member of the Brockport Fire Department and a part-time Police Officer. Gifford started his own business in Brockport “Giff Mosher and Son Plumbing.” He leaves his wife Marie; his children Cindy Ann (Daniel) Morphet, Robert (Pamela) Mosher, Theodore “Teddy” Mosher and Melinda Mosher; his grandchildren Christopher Mosher and Lora Mosher; great-grandson Cameron Joseph; his brothers Arthur (Helen) Mosher and their children, Brad (Hattie) Mosher and their children; his sister Betty Ferries Knab and her children, and many cherished friends.
A Memorial Service was held September 29 at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., Brockport. Interment, Garland Cemetery.
•De Rosa, Kathleen (Alessi) (Maida), September 20, 2012, at age 62. Predeceased by her mother, Lena Alessi; step-mother, Connie Alessi; brothers, Allen and Dennis Alessi. She is survived by her husband, Antonio De Rosa; daughters, Lori (Jim) Hall, Anna De Rosa; stepsons, John (Etna) De Rosa of Washington, DC, Maurizio (Anna) De Rosa of Italy; grandchildren, Johnny and David Hall; father, Fred Alessi; sisters, Patricia Chiarenza, Lillian Lang; sister-in-law, Robin Amarena; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Italy; several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said September 25 at St. Theodore’s Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be directed to Padre Pio Chapel, c/o 1510 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY 14606 or to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057 in her memory.
•Dollard, Francis R., September 18, 2012, one month before his 100th birthday. Predeceased by his wife, Julia McAniff Dollard and sister, Marie Dollard McGrath. Survived by his daughters, Julia Riley and Mary Dollard; sons, James and Michael (Debi Goryka) Dollard; brothers, Vincent (Jean) and Eugene (Dr. Marciana) Dollard; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; loyal friend, Henry Krummel; cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said September 22 at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
•Knittel, Robert J., September 22, 2012, age 67. He is survived by his wife Darlene Knittel; children, Jody (Shawn) Lasal, Eric (Jennifer) Knittel, Tara (Joe) Merino; brothers, Edmund (Johanne) and Lawrence Knittel; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said September 26 at St. Leo’s Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be made to Edelman/Gardner Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 97, Hilton, NY in his memory.
•Morich, Jon E., September 23, 2012, age 60. Predeceased by his father, Harold. Survived by his mother, Lucille; brothers, Mark, Michael (Kim), and Craig; many nieces and nephews; relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held September 29 at Christian Center Church, Brockport. Contributions can be made to Christian Center, 20 Bader’s Way, Brockport 14420 in his memory.
•Corrigan, Patricia Ann, age 63, died September 24, 2012. She is survived by her brothers Michael, Steven (Terry-Lynn), Jeffrey (Valerie); several nephews, Scott (Jessica), Brian (Kristen), Donald (Tali), Paul (Rebecca), Peter, A.J. (Elissa), Nicholas (Autumn), John Corrigan; dear friends Nick and Karen (Nenni) Quaranto; several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces, nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said September 27 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hamlin. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Brockport. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Orleans in her memory.
•Hinkley, Alexander A., “Aleck,” 83, of Holley, died September 19, 2012. He was a veteran of the US Navy and was employed at Eastman Kodak as a pipe fitter for 38 years before he retired. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holley where he served as a past deacon and a former member of the Holley Fire Department. He was predeceased by his wife, Loleta Jane “Barney,” daughter Donna Swanger, and best friend John Helm. He is survived by three children, Terry Hinkley Probst, Kim (Roxann) Hinkley, Tracy (Bill Maier) Hinkley all of Holley; eight grandchildren, Butch (Robin) Swanger, Shelly (Paul) Holland, Fred Probst (Jennifer), Melissa (Charlie) Kinsey, Kevin Hinkley, Alex Hinkley, Tyler Hinkley-Maier and Alexis Hinkley-Maier; beloved friend Geneva DeMascio; numerous great and great great grandchildren; brother Floyd (Julia) Weatherbee of Georgia; and sister Helen Nowak of Holley; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Service were held September 24 at the First Presbyterian Church of Holley. Burial in Hillside Cemetery with full military honors. Contributions can be made to the American Lung Association in his memory.
•Johnson, Shirley, On September 20, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ruby and her brother Tom. She is survived by her life partner of 42 years Kathy Williams; three sons Ken (Michelle) Marx, Steven (Cindy) Marx, and Ron (Dawn) Marx; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services were held September 24 at the Fowler Funeral Home Inc., Brockport. Interment, Parma Union Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation in her memory.
•Ward, (Mignano) Virginia “Tootsie,” Age 93, died September 22, 2012. Predeceased by her husband, Clifford; nine brothers and sisters: Simon Mignano, Anna Boyer, Joseph Mignano, Frances Schiavone, John, James and Sullivan Mignano, Dena Campbell and Philip Mignano Jr. Survived by brother, Dominick Mignano of Albion; brother-in-law, Dick Campbell of Rochester; sister-in-law, Mary Mignano of Florida; nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service was held September 24 in Hillside Cemetery, Holley. Contributions can be made to the New Covenant Worship Center in Holley in her memory.
•Karns, Mary Ann L. (Scibilia), born November 13, 1956. Died peacefully on September 20, 2012 at home after a long battle with Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension. Survived by her loving husband David M. Karns Sr.; her parents, John and Mary Scibilia; sons and daughters-in-law, John (Mindy Fordham), David M. Jr. (Stephanie), Gerald (Marisa), Kenneth, Kevin (Jenna) and Sharon Karns; sisters and brothers-in-law, AnnaMarie (Louis) Brongo, Kathleen (Gerald) Cameron, Susan (Terry) Horne, Margaret Vogel and Christine (Dave Cicoria) Scibilia; grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Danielle, Joshua, Justin, Joseph, Julia and Madison Karns, Elijah Walters; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated September 24 at St. Jude the Apostle Church, Gates. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, NY 12210 or a charity of one’s choice in her memory.
•LoBrutto, Maria (Terilli), September 23, 2012. Maria was predeceased by her husband Angelo LoBrutto. She is survived by her devoted children, Paula (Vincent) Provenzano, Sam (Stephanie) LoBrutto, Russ (Paula) LoBrutto, Jim (Sandy) LoBrutto; loving grandchildren, Andrea (Andrew) Marron, Melissa (Jeremy) Rumiano, Nicole Provenzano, Michael LoBrutto, Anthony LoBrutto, Cal LoBrutto, Nick LoBrutto, AJ LoBrutto, Alexis LoBrutto and Jessica Payne; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nancy Agro; several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was said September 26 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations can be sent to Hildebrandt Hospice, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626 in her memory.
•Mulhern, John T., September 25, 2012 at age 87. Predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth B. Mulhern. Survived by children, Kathie (Al) Interlicchia, Barbara (Tim) Fowler, John Mulhern Jr., Michael Mulhern; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Teresa) Interlicchia, Anne Interlicchia, Tom Mulhern, Debbie Mulhern, Tara Fowler, Dickens Fowler; great grandchild, Zoe Interlicchia; brother, Donald (Mary Jane) Mulhern. John was a Kodak retiree and a World War II veteran. He spent his final years caring for Betty, his wife of 61 years, who passed away September 10, 2012.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated September 28 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Donations can be sent to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, ATTN: Donations, 3111 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623 in his memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Local News - Week of September 23, 2012
Homecoming Weekend ribbon cutting opens new Brockport SERC facility
Friday, September 14 was a very exciting day at The College at Brockport State University of New York. Along with all the Homecoming Weekend festivities, Friday was the day Brockport State’s Special Events Recreation Center, referred to as The SERC, was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Katy Wilson, VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, presided over the ceremonies. The College at Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, PhD led the ribbon cutting.
Tours of the facility, a campus picnic, and the Special Events Recreation Center grand opening in the evening with a student concert were also part of the day.
In their remarks, Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, PhD thanked all those that helped bring The SERC to completion. “The SERC should quickly become the crown jewel of our campus,” Halstead said. “This awesome, state-of-the-art facility will provide a dramatic boost to our already vibrant campus life. It will also serve as a point of pride for the College and a showplace for western New York.”
The SERC is a $44 million, 160,000-square-foot multipurpose building that can seat 5,500 people for major college events, including sporting and entertainment venues. The SERC also features a 200-meter indoor track, fitness center, as well as dining and retail rooms. The transformational building was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver green building standards, featuring an underground ice generation and storage system for building cooling.
King and King Architects, LLP and Moody Nolan, Inc. designed the facility. It was built by LeChase Construction Service, with Gilbane Building Company serving as Construction Manager.
Text and photos by David Knox.
Prescription drug collections slated in Orleans County
The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will participate in this nationwide initiative, which takes place on Saturday, September 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orleans County Health Department, and the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (GCASA). According to Sheriff Scott Hess, this is a great opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted and/or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. Events such as these have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, as well as increasing awareness of the critical public health issue.
The following are collection points: Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31, Albion; Holley Fire Department, 7 Thomas Street, Holley; Medina Fire Department, 600 Main Street, Medina. Holley and Medina fire departments are providing space in their facilities for this event.
Kleen Brite facility owner presents building use details to planning board
by Kristina Gabalski
The new owner of the former Kleen Brite facility in Brockport presented a conceptual use development plan for revitalization to the village Planning Board at their regular meeting September 17 that includes a mixed use of retail and re-use/recycling facilities.
Al Plumb, co-owner of ALPCO Recycling in Macedon, took ownership of the complex at 100 Fair Street - which covers 11.23 acres - in July.
He said he has ruled-out a single use plan in favor of multiple uses that he believes will work for residents, the village, the Town of Sweden and his business.
Plumb’s plan includes a reuse and retail resale center at the west end of the complex in a wood structure he intends to restore to the way it looked 50 years ago.
“The front third would contain a farm market ... which would sell produce year- round and meats,” he explained.
The back of the building would be used for a recycling/bottle/can drop off center, and drop off of residential refuse. Four types of mulch and topsoil would be available for sale as well as propane, Plumb said. “Things the homeowner can use. It works very, very well in Macedon,” he said. Also included would be a cash and carry beverage center and a re-use and retail resale center where used items like metal, wood, electrical components and bicycles would be sold.
Proposed uses for the other buildings on the site include an office complex for small businesses; equipment maintenance and repair, storage, recycling of scrap metals, processed material storage (paper, plastics); dismantling of scrap vehicles; used car sales and a construction and demolition debris/recyclables recovery and transfer station housed in a 29,000 sq. ft. building at the east end of the complex.
“All noise will be kept away from everyone,” Plumb said. He explained that much of the traffic would be handled on the east side of the complex.
He noted he would also like to bring sidewalks from Fair St. down to South Avenue along the west side of the property.
Planning Board Chair Charles Switzer said he liked the concept, but expressed some concerns about the transfer station and the related traffic, noise and odor.
Plumb said his business keeps a “zero inventory.” He said residential trash is put immediately into a compactor. “There is very little noise and no smell,” he said.
He explained that all metals collected are kept out of sight and that the transfer station would be housed indoors, eliminating odor problems.
Planning Board members also asked about increased traffic, but Plumb said at this point he did not have any firm numbers. He said much of the traffic would be directed to enter/exit from South Avenue on the east side of the facility.
“We can make this work and it can work very nice,” he said.
Because of the uniqueness of the plan, board members said they would like to meet with the village attorney before proceeding.
Village engineer Jason Foote of Chatfield Engineers said a more detailed conceptual plan should be presented to the board for approval and then the SEQR process could begin. Board members said they may approach the project in phases.
Plumb said his priority is getting the office building ready for occupants and then he would focus on the retail/residential drop off area.
“I want to give residents something they can be proud of,” he said.
He also reassured the board that, “ ... any building can be torn down if you don’t like the operation ... we will eliminate what is creating a problem.”
Jenn Suhr to be honored by RWC and communities
The Town of Riga and the Village of Churchville are planning a celebration of Jenn Suhr’s Olympic Gold medal win. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Churchville Firehouse at 24 Washington Street on Saturday, September 29. There will be a short presentation by town and village officials, followed by some comments from Jenn Suhr. If time allows, Jenn will be available to sign some autographs for her fans. At 10:15 a.m. Jenn will be escorted by motorcade to North Chili where she will be the Grand Marshal in the Roberts Wesleyan Homecoming parade.
The motorcade is expected to travel from the firehouse west on Gilman Road to Main Street, then south on Main Street to Buffalo Road and then directly east to North Chili. Residents along the route are being encouraged to come out and wave flags or hold signs in support of Suhr’s great accomplishments.
For information contact Bob Ottley, 261-9301; Nancy Steedman, 293-3720.
Riga town budget reflects increased spending with zero tax rate
Addition of $192,000 for capital projects will mean a projected increase in spending in the 2013 tentative Town of Riga budget of 7.3 percent, Supervisor Bob Ottley says.
Two capital projects include drainage work along Buffalo Road west from the village to the Dollar General store in conjunction with plans for a sidewalk to be installed in 2014. Renovations will also be made at the Raymond C. Adams Cobblestone Hall to make the kitchen area more accessible. A sidewalk at the Hall is also slated for replacement.
The budget includes funding for installation of dugouts for the new baseball field at Sanford Road Park and the highway budget for capital improvements and road repair was increased by nearly nine percent, officials say.
The highway superintendent will provide a specific list of road work for 2013 in February of next year.
Funds for replacement of a front end loader, backhoe, and skid steer loader as well as the purchase of a new brush chipper, which will be purchased and shared with the Village of Churchville are also included in the tentative spending plan.
The town will continue with a zero percent tax rate. Ottley says the budget uses only about 60 percent of the revenue the town receives from their Host Community Benefit payments for the Mill Seat Landfill. “The Host Community Benefit Reserve Account continues to grow for our future needs,” he says.
According to Ottley, spending overall in the budget - not including the capital projects - decreased by 1.7 percent.
Savings in the budget are the result of outsourcing dog control and kennel services, using private contractors for mowing and cleaning services and controlling operational costs, according to a town press release.
“Additional savings are coming from an extension of the life cycle of some of our bigger trucks in the highway department, as well as an aggressive replacement policy on some of the heavy pieces of equipment used in highway maintenance,” Ottley says.
Councilman David Smith reported the budget was completed effectively and that the entire board has an understanding of where monies are being spent. “The department heads and their staff worked hard at controlling costs and presenting well-thought-out plans on how to efficiently continue to provide and improve the services that we offer,” he said.
Other 2013 budget details include a projected increase in cost for health care insurance premiums of 16.5 percent; a projected increase in the contribution for NYS Retirement; a two percent wage increase for all town employees and elected officials; a small increase in funding for the Newman Riga Library and first-time funding for the Riga Cemetery to help with operations.
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Oak Orchard Harbor in need of dredging
Officials report boats going aground
Officials in Orleans County are calling on the federal government to provide funds for the dredging of Oak Orchard Harbor.
Wayne Hale, manager of the Orleans County Marine Park, says in 2012 there have been twelve reported incidents of boats going aground and damaging their drives when entering the harbor.
Oak Orchard is a federal harbor and is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, but Hale says funding has been severely restricted through 2013. The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund will hold approximately $8 billion by the end of this year, but Hale says only $800 million was used last year and none was spent on any Lake Ontario harbor.
“This condition continues to worsen,” Hale says, “2009 Corps of Engineers depth soundings show the harbor is about 50 percent of its required depth; four feet in some places.”
The last time the harbor was dredged was in 2004, officials say, when it was brought back to the required ten feet entrance depth and eight feet in the harbor basin. In their report, the Corps of Engineers states the harbor should be dredged every three to five years to maintain proper depth.
Mike Waterhouse, Orleans County Sportfishing Coordinator, says Oak Orchard Harbor is the life blood of the charter boat sport fishing industry in Orleans County. “Thirty-two businesses support the sport fishing industry including marinas, lodging, tackle shops and restaurants. The harbor provides over 400 public and private docks for other recreational interests of many of our county residents,” he added.
The harbor is also used as an entrance point from Canada because it has a U.S. Customs videophone, the only one within 60 miles, officials say. The harbor is utilized by the Orleans County Marine Patrol, the U.S. Coastguard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the NYSDEC for a port of operations.
Orleans County Legislature Chairman David Callard says Oak Orchard is an important part of the county’s tourism industry which generated over $23 million in tourism related income last year.
“We need immediate federal assistance to keep our harbor and its businesses operating,” he said.
Officials say in 2009, Orleans County joined the Shallow Draft Harbor Coalition in an effort to have the funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund used for their intended purpose. The county also leads a six-county committee of Lake Ontario harbors in preparing a regional dredging plan.
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Feature Stories - Week of September 23, 2012
Apples and more at fall festival in Hilton
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
The Hilton Apple Fest is one of the area’s longest running and largest festivals. Year after year, this fall event marks the harvest season with a bountiful celebration. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 in the Village of Hilton on the grounds of the Hilton Community Center, 59 Henry Street. This event is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
This year’s festival showcases almost 200 artists who will display and sell their work. Visit Hilton Apple Fest (HAF) and you’ll find a range of artists including 27 new vendors. The popularity of the HAF speaks for itself; it draws nearly 70,000 people over the two-day weekend. And this popularity is what draws the artists.
“We have one crafter coming from Toronto, Ontario, some artists from Florida, Wisconsin and the New England states. Artists hear about us from other artists and that’s how we are able to attract talent,” explained Terry Quetschenbach, HAF Board member.
The Apple Fest Auto Show is set for Saturday, September 29 at Village Elementary School located in the Village of Hilton. Registration takes place from 8 a.m. until noon and the awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. This year’s show will highlight modified compact cars and trucks. Four special awards will be presented: Club Participation, Hilton Mayor’s Choice, Parma Town Supervisor’s Choice, and Best Modified Compact Car/Truck of Show. For other information about this year’s Auto Show, visit the HAF website at hiltonapplefest.org and click on the Auto Show link.
As one can expect, apples will be aplenty at the Hilton Apple Fest and as tradition has it, a five-foot hot apple crisp will be baked and served fresh throughout the weekend. The line tends to be long for this popular delight, so don’t wait to queue up for this extra special treat.
Take a walk through the food vendors area at the Hilton Apple Fest and you’ll find most any menu item you could ever crave. Deep fried apple slices and apple soufflé are just a few of the tasty treats that will be available. Make a purchase from any of these non-profit food vendors and you’ll help fund these organizations’ local community efforts.
Each year, the HAF Board seeks to present entertainment that will please visitors of all ages. This search process begins usually in January.
“We get inundated with requests from music groups that want to play at the Apple Fest which makes the selection difficult. After a careful review process, the committee listens to the bands at local venues and makes the final selections,” said Rick Bjornholm, HAF Board Member and Entertainment Coordinator.
The entertainment planned for this year’s HAF is a mix of local and regional musicians. New this year is Teagan and the Tweeds, a Rochester-based six-piece band that describe their music as having a blues-country-folk sound. They perform on Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. on the M&T Stage. For a complete list of entertainment and a map of the grounds, check out the listing in this special HAF section prepared by Westside News Inc.
Children are invited to bring their parents and visit the Apple Fest Kids Korner, a place at the festival with activities and entertainment geared for children of all ages. And a tour of the Apple Fest would not be complete without a stop at Corey’s Apple Pond where children can fish for an apple and win a prize.
Parking for the HAF can be a challenge in and around the Hilton Community Center. In an effort to keep traffic moving, festival goers are encouraged to park at the HAF designated parking areas: the West Avenue School located on West Avenue, Hilton High School on East Avenue and the Village Elementary School on Old Hojack Lane. Shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend from Hilton High School.
Come early to the Apple Fest to check out all the homemade and fresh grown products from local farmers and purveyors. You’ll find these vendors in the farm market and food vendor areas. Local farmers and growers participating include Zarpentine’s Farm Market, Kelly’s Farm Market and Bakery, Watt Farms Country Market, Merle Maple Farm, and many others will have booths offering fall harvest treats.
Community Row is an area at the Hilton Apple Fest dedicated to local non-profits. Each of these organizations will provide information about their group in hopes of educating the community and sharing their goals. Their causes are varied - some hope to reach out to new members, like the Mom’s Club of Hilton, and some hope to recruit volunteers like the Hilton Ambulance. The Apple Fest Committee itself is in need of volunteers for simple tasks as helping to set up the festival area or dishing up apple crisp.
“We almost always are in need of a few extra volunteers. Those who are interested, or are looking for a way to connect with the community and pay it forward by volunteering can call the Apple Fest offices at 392-7773,” said Matt Ulakovic, Apple Fest board member. Visit any of these booths and find out how you can give your time and talents to any of these worthy organizations.
The Hilton Apple Fest is a great way to cap off the summer and kick off the fall season. Ulakovic encourages folks to come out to the Apple Fest and take in all that is planned during the festival weekend.
“The Hilton Apple Fest really is a great time for the whole community to come together and kick off the harvest with a celebration of our area’s delectably rich heritage,” Ulakovic said.
Activities abound for children visiting Hilton Apple Fest
Hilton Apple Fest offers entertainment especially for children (of all ages). Throughout the weekend, a special area at the Apple Fest is dedicated just for children. Kids Korner organizers promise a host of fun games, activities and entertainment
You’ll be sure to find something to make your kiddo smile, there’s so much to choose from, including face painting, crafts, nerf games or even pie throwing. All of these games, activities and entertainment are free.
Hilton Apple Fest Board member Linda Viney encourages parents and grandparents to visit the Kids Korner at the Apple Fest. “Come and enjoy the entertainment or have fun competing against yourself or your friends in the games area. Bring your camera and capture lots of fun and smiles. You may even get a hug from a clown,” Viney said.
Some of Rochester’s favorite children entertainer’s like Gary the Happy Pirate are set to perform as well as the Dinner Dogs and Bill Gormont’s Empire Magic Show. Check out the schedule in the Westside News Inc. Special Section to take in the fun at the Hilton Apple Fest.
Hilton resident submits winning logo for 2012
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
She’s a homegrown girl with a creative hand. A Hilton resident and graduate of Hilton Central Schools, Shelby Billotti is the winner of the 2012 Hilton Apple Fest Logo Contest. A graphic designer by trade, Billotti works for a local commercial printer. She also is a freelance photographer.
“Design is my passion,” Billotti said.
“I’ve always wanted to enter this contest and I entered once a few years ago. But in the past, I’ve missed the deadline because submissions are due months before the Apple Fest,” Billotti explained.
Cathy Carmestro heads up the Logo Committee for the Apple Fest. She explained how this committee makes the Apple Fest logo selection.
“The committee reviews all the submissions and looks for logos that are crisp, clean and have a well-designed use of graphics and color. We look for logos that would appeal to children, men and women and will reproduce well on t-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise. We narrow the selections down to five logos and the board makes the final decision,” Carmestro explained. “Shelby’s design was selected because it clearly met all the criteria. This is the first time we used a logo with the color burgundy,” Carmestro added.
Billotti was surprised when she was notified by the committee that her design was chosen.
“I really wasn’t expecting to win, but it’s exciting to know my work was chosen,” Billotti said.
Creativity runs in Billotti’s family, she’s passed her imaginative gene on to her daughter.
“Next year, my daughter wants to enter this logo contest,” she said. Who knows, maybe Billotti will pass on the winning gene, too.
“An Evening of Music” to benefit the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Two area residents will present An Evening of Music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brockport to benefit the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28, in the church located at the corner of Main Street and State Street. Admission is package(s) of shelf stable food such as canned soups, fruits, vegetables or meats, pasta, dried beans, and cereal. A freewill offering will also be collected.
Emory Morris, baritone, and Margaret Johnson, piano, will present: “Songs of Travel,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ settings of nine poems by Robert Louis Stephenson; “My Dark Hands,” Herrmann Reuter’s settings of five poems by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps; and a “Stephen Foster Sampler.”
Morris is professor of chemistry emeritus at The College at Brockport; he retired in May 2009 after teaching biochemistry and other chemistry subjects for 42 years. He currently is a member of the Eastman Rochester Chorus and the Chancel Choir of the Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, and was a 30 year member of the Rochester Bach Festival Chorus; he sang in the Brockport College Community Chorus, and in the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Madison Civic Chorus, the Cornell University Glee Club, and in church choirs, and has appeared as soloist with some of these groups. He currently studies voice with Professor Robert McIver of the Eastman School of Music.
Johnson earned B.M. and M.M degrees at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Brooks Smith. After a short career teaching vocal music in the Brockport High School, she pursued a career accompanying soloists in venues nationwide, and at Roberts Wesleyan and Ithaca Colleges, and Syracuse University. She taught piano privately for many years. She was for many years the choir director of the First Baptist Church in Brockport, and accompanist for many local high school choirs and the Spencerport Community Chorus. She is again this season accompanying the Spencerport Community Chorus, and the Spencerport High School chorus.
Since September 2011, when the Brockport Food Shelf began offering clients choice of their food items, the number of families asking for food assistance has approximately doubled. In July and in August 2012, the facility, located in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brockport, assisted more than 160 households in the 14420 and 14430 zip codes.
The operating budgets are less than needed to keep meeting the current demand throughout the year. Support is provided by Brockport area churches; Foodlink of Rochester; and by food drives by the Boy Scouts, the Postal Service, The College at Brockport, Brockport Crop Walk, local service clubs, and by individuals in the community - both as donors and as volunteers.
“No one expected (the Cool Kids! Peace Chain) to get this big,” said Cool Kids! Founder Steve Appleton. “But everything we do is big!” The Cool Kids! Peace Chain is now starting a migration that may end up the same way, he said. “Our hope is to build up enough support – and grow the chain into such a massive statement of peace locally - that it can migrate nationwide!”
Cool Kids! is a cultural family program with a big mission: “Everyone’s part of the show! Everyone’s part of the planet!” The core of its mission? Peace is a verb. And everyone has a piece to add - to peace.
Cool Kids! have taken on large issues with larger events that attract larger crowds. For eight years, Cool Kids! combated hunger by hosting teams from several counties who built canned good sculptures in a highly popular block party and annual competition, CANimals on Parade. The net result— averaged over 14,000 items for food shelves throughout the region each year. The real mission? Everyone’s part of the community. Each April, over 60 eco and green exhibitors converge on the annual Cool Kids! Ecofest at GCC, attracting hundreds of families who recycle an average 24,000 tons of electronics and more than 1000 pairs of sneakers as one facet of the many Cool Kids! “Green Kids!” action initiatives that take place in all three of the annual series.
And world peace doesn’t escape the sights of Cool Kids! either. Their vision to engage all ages in peace-able actions began as a simple idea that has catapulted beyond expectations. One simple story became an eight year legacy that may bring Cool Kids! on an international quest for peace.
It all began eight years ago, with one storyteller teaching Cool Kids! how to fold cranes, but inspiring them with the Japanese legend which claims if you fold 1000 origami peace cranes, your wish will come true. Cool Kids! wish? World peace. Appleton said the original goal was to engage parents over a summer to fold with their kids - and combine all of the family’s efforts into a 1000 “crane chain” for world peace.
That happened within weeks and the tiny cranes, made of recycled paper, were piling up fast. Since then, whether at the crane-folding tables at Cool Kids! events or from countless packages being mailed from all over the U.S., Cool Kids! have folded over 15,000 origami cranes - and counting!!
Now, for the first time in four years, the public can witness the full Cool Kids! Peace Chain on display from September 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rochester Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 494 East Avenue, Rochester. In recognition of International Peace Day, the AAUW’s latest gallery exhibit, “Peace!”, will feature dozens of local and national artists, from a variety of media, to portray their vision of peace, as well as hosting The Cool Kids! Peace Chain!
Hundreds of yards long, this “first stop” installation in Rochester, begins what organizers claim is a “World Peace Migration” and dominates the entire bottom floor of the Perkins Mansion.
Cool Kids! will also have origami peace crane instructors on hand to teach how to fold peace cranes and add to the chain! The Cool Kids! Peace Chain will be on display at AAUW until October 20. It can be seen after the September 21 opening reception by appointment by calling AAUW at (585) 244-8890.
For information on Cool Kids! and how to receive peace crane folding instructions: call The Cool Hotline at 585-637-3984 or www.generationcool.biz. Folded orgami cranes can be brought to any Cool Kids! event, crane chain opening or mailed to: Cool Kids! Peace Chain, 6558 Fourth Section Road, Suite 206, Brockport, NY 14420.
Brockport Animal Hospital is saddened to inform everyone that our mascot, Ike, passed away last week. Ike spent over 20 years greeting our clients and comforting our patients. He will be greatly missed by our staff, clients and his animal buddies. Thank you for your condolences.
The Brockport Animal Hospital Family
Holley Rotary Club supports fundraiser
The Holley Rotary Club is supporting the September 29 fundraiser for Cody Coopenberg, who was injured while serving his country.
The club has purchased a large banner that attendees at the fundraiser can sign with a personal message for Cody. After the event at the Firemen’s Field in Holley, the completed banner will be sent to Cody.
Pictured are some club members with the banner left to right: Tim Towne, Al Buell, Nancy Maynard, Ed Morgan, Larry Swanger, Gary Ahl, Hank Lehning, Jeff Martin, John Heise, Dennis Piedimonte, Roger DeFrancesco, Joyce Ridley, Steve Smith and Club President Bob Miller.
It all started with one tractor, now it’s a noted collection
by Kristina Gabalski
It all started out simply enough: Back in 1998, Bob May wanted a tractor to do some drainage and leveling work in his Clarkson yard.
He purchased an old tractor and the rest is history. Over the years his antique tractor collection has grown to nine, including a 1965 John Deere 1010, a 1947/48 Ford 8N, 1954 Ford NAA, 1949 Allis Chalmers B, and a 1957 Oliver OC46 Crawler/Loader. May also owns a 2007 John Deere 2520 CUT and a 1981 International Cub Cadet lawn tractor, the last of the Cub Cadets painted red.
“I have bad back problems,” he explains, “I like little tractors, they are easier to store and I can sit on a stool and work on them.”
Bob says his love affair with tractors goes back to his teenage years. His father owned a nursery, but died when Bob was only 12. “I hung out with a farmer across the street,” he says, “that got me hooked on tractors.”
Bob’s collection was featured in the Summer/July 2012 issue of “Ford Tractors N-News,” a magazine for collectors. Bob says he sent in some photos and that peaked the publisher’s interest.
Bob worked for Eastman Kodak before retiring in 1992. During his lifetime he has acquired welding and metal working skills which have enabled him to restore many of the tractors he has purchased.
“I had to work on all the models,” he says. Some, like the 1964 Allis Chalmers D12 needed extensive metal work and welding. “It was a basket case,” Bob says, “... fenders rotted out, a tree had fallen on the gas tank, the front rims were rotted, the grill needed to be re-welded.”
Other tractors were not such a huge project. The newer Ford and the John Deere just needed some touch-ups and new paint.
Bob has found his tractors in various ways - printed advertisements, dealerships, Craig’s List, even out on drives. Some retain the original dealer’s sticker.
Unlike many collectors, Bob says he is not devoted to one particular manufacturer. “I like variety,” he says, “I’d like another Oliver.”
Photos by Kristina Gabalski
Sports News - Week of September 23, 2012
Local women participated in Breast Cancer Benefit/Mud Run on September 8
Dirty Girl is a 5K mud run for women of all ages and athletic abilities. A portion of all registration fees is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The purpose of the Mud Run is to provide a non-intimidating environment for women ages 14 and up of all abilities in which they can let their hair down and enjoy some mud, sweat and cheers.
Dirty Girl Mud Run was founded in 2010 and holds events in Wisconsin, New York, Texas and Colorado. The NY event was held at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort in Glenville, New York. Females ages 14 and up complete a 5K obstacle course consisting of a series of difficult, but manageable, tasks including wall climbs, stomach crawls, cargo net climbs, tire tests and conclude with a mud-filled pit.
After learning about this event last April, Hamlin resident, Tami Mungenast, decided to put together a team of women from the immediate area to participate in this fun and challenging event. The team was named Fit Chicks and had 68 women from the western suburbs of Monroe County. It was one of the largest teams to participate in the NY Dirty Girl Mud Run.
Usain Bolt selected as the Hickok Belt™ award winner for August
The World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, ran away with another honor after being selected as the Hickok Belt™ Award winner for August 2012. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Bolt was selected after a record-breaking performance at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where he became the first man to win two consecutive gold medals in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. He also broke a world record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 19.32 seconds. In addition, Bolt won a third gold medal after anchoring the men’s 4X100-meter relay with a world record time of 36.84 seconds.
Other finalist for the month of August in order of how the NSSA voters ranked them included: Allyson Felix (track & field), Felix Hernandez (baseball), Kevin Durant (basketball), Rory McElroy (golf), Alex Morgan (soccer), Mike Trout (baseball), Giancarlo Stanton (baseball), Craig Kimbrel (baseball) and So Yeon Ryu (golf).
As a monthly recipient, Bolt becomes the eighth 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 and Serena Williams. Winners as selected by the NSSA will be announced each month throughout 2012. The overall winner will then be announced in early 2013.
Maskell, Richardson pace Bees in soccer
by Warren Kozireski
Senior Jamie Maskell scored two first half goals and classmate Austin Richardson matched that output in the second as Byron-Bergen routed Kendall 6-1 in boys soccer.
Bees freshman Mason Muoio netted his first varsity goal in the 18th minute unassisted to begin a three-goals-in-three minutes barrage. Maskell followed in the 19th minute when he beat the Kendall goalkeeper who came out to challenge. One minute later, Maskell found Ben Ezard for an easy tap-in.
In the 24th minute, Maskell fired a bullet into the net from 30 yards out to put the Bees up 4-0 at halftime.
Kendall opened the second half with their lone highlight when William Condo fed a through-ball to Alex Stuphen, who found the lower left corner of the net.
In the 65th minute, Muoio fed a pass to Richardson who turned and scored his first goal. He followed that four minutes later when the defense misplayed the ball off Bees goalkeeper Jeff Maskell’s punt sending Jamie in all alone for his second of the contest.
Byron-Bergen improved their record to 4-0 and was outscoring their opponents 19-1 this season.
Brockport women unbeaten in college soccer
by Warren Kozireski
The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the first 42 minutes and defeated Medaille 4-0 to remain unbeaten this season at 4-0-1.
Senior Kaila Maguire put Brockport up 1-0 at 16:19 off a pass from Vanessa Gillette before Gillette netted her fourth goal of the season six minutes later from Sarah Lawson.
Just prior to the end of the first half, Maria Malone netted her first goal of the season off a pass from Lauren Drago.
At 66:44, senior Brooke Greer took a through-pass from Drago and scored from 20 yards out and scored her first of the campaign for the final tally.
Goalkeepers Laura Thompson and Hannah Conine combined for six saves in the shutout.
“We just tried to get a look at some different faces,” said longtime head coach Joan Schockow. “We’ve been trying to find time for them; we feel good about our recruits and it was good to finally see what they can do.
“We keep telling them the conference (SUNYAC) is different and that the tough stuff is coming. The main thing is to get them ready mentally and physically for those tough conference games.”
The Golden Eagles, outscoring their opponents 23-4 through the early going, begin a stretch with six of seven games on the road starting this weekend at Oneonta and New Paltz.
Volleyball teams host military appreciation night
The Brockport Blue Devils are not only taking on the Hilton Cadets in volleyball matches on Monday, September 24, but a special cause - to help wounded soldiers. Brockport Varsity and Junior Varsity girls’ volleyball teams will host their first annual Military Appreciation Night with the JV match beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the Varsity game at 6 p.m. in the Oliver Middle School lower gymnasium, 40 Allen Street.
Varsity Coach Joe Simboli and JV Coach Katie Cappella and the girls were looking for a charity event that was different from anything they’ve done before when they learned about the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that supports wounded soldiers.
“There are so many men and women from our community who fearlessly fight for our everyday freedoms,” said Simboli. “This is an opportunity for our players to give back and show their appreciation to all who are currently serving or who have served our country.”
The Brockport and Hilton teams will wear camouflage shirts and servicemen and women will be honored during the games. Throughout the night, donations will be accepted and prizes including a 16 GB IPad and gift certificates from local businesses will be awarded by the Boosters Club. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The game is free and open to the public. For additional information about the cause, visit: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
Rangers earn first girls soccer victory
by Warren Kozireski
Junior Katie Chamberlain netted a goal in each half and senior goalkeeper Allie Dobles registered her first varsity win as Spencerport ended a nine-game winless skid spanning two seasons with a 2-0 victory over Greece Olympia.
The Rangers jumped out to an early lead in the second minute of the contest as captain Sabrina DeBellis, Lindsay Johnson and Chamberlain pulled off a perfect triangular pass play leading to Chamberlain’s fourth goal of the season.
Dobles then preserved her shutout with a diving stop in the 36th minute on a Kayla Sobb shot.
In the second half, Spencerport sophomore Elena Sullivan put a perfect indirect kick from 35 yards out into the box where Chamberlain headed it into the net to give Spencerport some breathing room at 2-0.
“This was a long time coming,” said Rangers head coach Jamie Schneider. “We’ve been playing better than last season, but not getting the results. Now the hard work has paid off.”
“The first goal was big because we haven’t been starting well, so that gave us momentum.”
Spencerport grad sets D’Youville College soccer single-game goal record
Abby Blakely scored six goals September 15 in the D’Youville 18-0 win over Penn State, breaking the school’s single-game record.
Currently on the season Blakely has seven goals and one assist (15 points).
D’Youville is off to their best start in their 13 year history.
School District News - Week of September 23, 2012
Pulitzer Prize winning historian visits GCC in October
Part of month-long celebration of Abraham Lincoln
The historian who captured the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for history in 2011 will bring his expertise to Genesee Community College in October, while the Batavia campus will simultaneously host a traveling exhibit exploring the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Columbia University history professor and author Dr. Eric Foner, regarded as the leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, will share insights from his award-winning book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery on Wednesday, October 10 at a free lecture in the Stuart Steiner Theatre at 1 p.m. Immediately following the lecture, Foner will sign copies of his book.
“I am thrilled at the prospect of having Dr. Foner visit GCC. It is not often you can rub elbows with a Pulitzer Prize winner,” says Derek Maxfield, who not only teaches GCC history courses, but has been the College’s resident historian and coordinator or numerous Civil War initiatives throughout the past 18 months. “As a historian, I recognize him as a giant in the field. His work on the Civil War and Reconstruction has shaped my own interpretation in important ways, and his newest book is destined to define the standards by which other works will be measured.”
Foner’s presentation coincides with an exhibit exploring Lincoln’s influence from the Civil War through modern times. Using personal journals, official documents and other printed materials, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History used a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to assemble, Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times. This display has been traveling the country and sharing the life, accomplishments and the legacy of the 16th U.S. president. Interestingly, Dr. Foner was among the experts consulted during the development phase of the exhibit. The display in GCC’s Alfred O’Connell Library will be open for free public viewing from October 1 through 28.
The Fiery Trial is essentially a political biography of Lincoln, delving into the President’s personal convictions, and Foner “is able to provide the most thorough and judicious account of Lincoln’s attitudes toward slavery that we have to date,” according to a 2010 review in The New York Times. Kirkus Reviews cites Foner as “particularly impressive in explaining the hesitations, backward steps and trial balloons - including placating slaveholding border states and proposing colonizing blacks outside the United States - that preceded his embrace of emancipation.”
GCC history instructor and historian Derek Maxfield maintains a blog about campus Civil War programs at http://civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com/.
CWD offers three-week hands-on courses in heavy equipment operation
Nick Caldarelli said that he always found heavy equipment, like backhoes, bulldozers, and dump trucks, interesting and wanted to learn more. He enrolled in the three-week Heavy Equipment Operation course through the Center for Workforce Development and recently graduated with the skills needed to safely operate all types of heavy equipment. “It’s a good program,” he said. “You get a lot of seat time and learn how to work on job sites.”
The course is available in two parts and each runs Monday through Thursday. The morning session is from 7 a.m. to noon and is taught by Jim Slocum and an afternoon session is from noon to 5 p.m. taught by Matt Loiacona. The first course covers safety and operating techniques and the second provides more hands-on time as well as OSHA 10 and forklift training. There is a fee for the course.
“We work in the classroom first, learning basic safety and theory, then move on to the land lab,” said Jim Slocum, who has been teaching the course for five years. The land lab is located at Brongo Contracting and Supply on Manitou Road where students have the equipment and land on which to practice. “The students can move the machines around, dig trenches, do rough grading, and more complex projects,” said Slocum.
Students are treated like employees and must be on time for class. “We evaluate them on their ability to work alone, with others, and to problem solve,” added Slocum. Outside of class, he works with students on writing their resumes and finding job leads.
“The knowledge of the instructor makes the difference in this course,” said student Anton Polidori. “Every time he talks he’s offering you a new tip on how to succeed in this profession.”
For course information: 585-349-9100, www.monroe2cwd.edu
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Brockport CSD students invited to participate in International Walk to School Day October 3
Brockport Central School District students will join children from around the world as they walk to school on October 3 as part of International Walk to School Day. The annual event promotes the benefits of physical activity and is sponsored locally by The Walk to School Subcommittee of Walk! Bike! Brockport!
Parents, caregivers, children and friends are encouraged to enjoy walking or riding their bikes during Brockport’s 7th annual Walk to School Day. Parents and caregivers could even work together to start a “Walking School Bus,” complete with neighborhood “bus stops” to pick up children planning to walk. Students are invited to show their school pride by wearing blue and white during this year’s Walk to School Day.
Families who would like to walk to school, but don’t live within walking distance, may park and walk from either Rite Aid (corner of West Avenue and Main) or Bill Gray’s. Student athletes from The College at Brockport will be at both locations and will walk with families. Further, community volunteers wearing bright colored Walk! Bike! Brockport vests will greet participants at intersections along the Main Street and Sweden Village/Ellis Drive routes.
A variety of walking events are planned during the school day to enhance the district-wide healthy initiatives already in place. Younger children must walk with an adult. All schools will begin on time and all buses will run as scheduled.
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Renowned musician visits
The Brockport High School Music Department hosted Indian Musician Sandip Burman on September 17.
Burman is regarded as one of the world’s top performers on sitar - a guitar-like instrument and tabla - Indian drumming. He has toured the world giving thousands of concerts and clinics.
His visit to Brockport included an introduction to both instruments and an interactive session with students.
Hilton School-Related Professionals of the Year recognized
Carolyn Greif, administrative assistant/secretary to the principal at Merton Williams Middle School, and Karen Jones, counseling secretary at Northwood Elementary School, were both named School-Related Professional (SRP) of the Year at the staff convocation at Hilton High School on September 4.
An employee of the district for the past 18 years, Greif started her career at Hilton in what was then known as the West Avenue Primary School working in the library and main office. For the past nine years, she’s been described as “the heart and soul of Merton Williams.” Those who nominated her for the award wrote that Greif has an ability to multitask that is second to none, that she is willing to complete any task at hand and will drop everything for a colleague.
“I’d like to thank the staff at Merton Williams. It is a great place to work and we are all one big family,” said Greif.
Karen Jones has worked in the Counseling Office at Northwood Elementary for the past nine years. She is described as someone with exemplary interpersonal skills, creating and fostering positive relationships with parents, students, co-workers, and community members.
“This is definitely a district where the student comes first,” said Jones. “It is evident, encouraged and recognized that everyone is a part of that student’s learning regardless of his or her title.”
The other finalist were: Charlene Bowen, High School Copy Center clerk; Lynn Christodaro, computer support assistant; Janet Mawhinney, Help Desk dispatcher; Kathy Neefe, Village Elementary teaching assistant; Lynn Sarratori, Quest Elementary health aide; and Cindy Ward, Quest teaching assistant.
The SRP of the Year Award is presented to a staff member who displays exceptional skill and dedication on the job and promotes positive relationships with parents, students, co-workers and the community. Recipients receive an “Outstanding Employee Award” certificate and a pin to recognize their achievements.
Obituaries - Week of September 23, 2012
•Bater, Fred G., on September 14, 2012 at age 77. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Mildred (Smith) Bater, infant daughter Donna, and the mother of his children Mildred L. (Hayes), seven sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Doris (Dorie) (Goss) Bater; children, Deborah (David) Zastrocky, Jean (Billy) Streb, Barbara (William) Presutti, Michael (Diane) Bater; stepchildren, Douglas USCG CW04 Retired (Kathy), Charles, Thomas Conveny, Ellen (Randy) Boyce; nine grandchildren and five step grandchildren; five great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy (Daniel) Flanagan, Isabelle (Robert) Whaley, June (Nelson) Ralston; two brothers, Karl (Rosemary) and Robert (Mary Bethel) Bater; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Dorothy Bater, and brother-in-law, Ed Gross.
Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, enlisting at the age of 17, and served aboard the USS Waccamaw (AO-109) during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion for 57 years, most recently Post 821 Clayton, NY.
A Celebration of Life was held at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to a local Veterans Outreach or Caring for Cats in Chaumont, NY in his memory.
•Bobzin, Robert J. “Bob,” On September 19, 2012 at age 95. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children, Robert (Beverly), Vincent (Theresa), William (Barb) and Vivian (Tim) Hare; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Dorothy Dilcher; brother Ralph (Phyllis) Bobzin.
Services were held September 21 at the Fowler Funeral Home, Inc., Brockport. Interment, Mt. Rest Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Bergen Fire Department Rescue Squad, Hunter Street, Bergen 14416 in his memory.
•Hafner, Robert H. “Bob” “44H”, Suddenly on September 11, 2012 at the age of 68. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon (Heinlein) Hafner; his daughters, Alecia Dawn Hafner and Debra Bulmahn (Hafner); grandchildren, Kelly Lee, Bobby and CJ; great granddaughter, Annalee; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Bob worked at the Town of Sweden Highway Department for 31 years.
All services were held at the convenience of the family with respect to Bob’s wishes. Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
•Whipple, James E., Jr., Suddenly, September 14, 2012, age 38. Survived by his children, William and Amanda; his parents, James and Charlene Whipple; sister, Laurie Williams; grandfather, Harold Ketchum Sr.; the mother of his children, Andrea Whipple; aunts and uncles, Colleen Noble, Larry (Prescila) Bell, Harold Ketchum Jr.; niece and nephew, Emilie and Evan Williams; several cousins, including Larry Bell, Jr.; many friends; and special companion, “Jinx”.
Funeral Services were held September 20 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Interment, Garland Cemetery with Military Graveside Services. Contributions can be made to the Whipple Children’s Education Fund, or to Operation Patriot Foundation, Inc. in his memory.
•Wood, Pauline G. (Beaudoin), September 11, 2012 at the age of 90. Pauline was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Otis Wood, her parents, Arthur and Alexina Beaudoin and sister, Suzanne Jackson. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Dan) Rogers; grandchildren, Jennifer Rogers, Michelle (Victor) Harriger and Brian (Michelle) Rogers; great grandson, Colin Harriger.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated September 22 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Brockport. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.
•Gillen, James F., August 15, age 89. Predeceased by loving wife, Claudine, of 60 years; son, Charles William; brothers, Edward (Vivian) Gillen, Charles (Grace) Gillen; sisters, Mary (Harry) Woodworth, Kathryn (Kenneth) Gallagher, Anna (Francis) Henry, Florence (Harlan) Went; brothers-in-law, Christian Rexer, Earl Nordbye; parents, Charles and Mary Gillen of Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Survived by son, James and grandson, James Russell; sisters, Margaret (Nordbye), Agnes (Rexer); several nieces and nephews. Originally from Carbondale, Pennsylvania (b. 1923) and was a WWII vet, served in the 473rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled) and retiree of Eastman Kodak.
A Memorial Service for all, Claudine, Charles William and James F., will be held and announced at a later date.
•Keck, Robert J., Lt. Col. Ret., on September 15, 2012. Bob was a Retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force. He served in WWII as a Bomber Pilot on a B-17. His plane was shot down on November 21, 1944 and he became a POW until released in May 1945. His wife, Dorie, preceded him in death in 2002, after 56 years of happily married life. Bob leaves his son, Thomas (Lu Liu) Keck and daughter Sue (George) Ryan; his grandchildren, George, Robert (Mary) and Jennifer Ryan and Benjamin Keck of Atlanta, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Kylie Ryan, George Ryan and Shaelyn Ryan; many nieces and nephews.
Bob was Founder and President of Kex Copy Source which became the original Copy Products business purchased by Alco Standard in 1978. It was the model for the present day Ikon - second only to Xerox in the copier business.
A Funeral Mass was said September 19 at St. Helen Church, Gates. Burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090, in his memory.
•Elkins, Glenn Charles, September 13, 2012 at age 84. Glenn was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Katherine M. Elkins. He is survived by his sons, Dan and Scott Elkins; grandson, Matthew Elkins; sister, June Hanlon; several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated September 18 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Churchville. Interment St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Patrick Place Hospice, 99 Main Street, Scottsville, NY 14546 in his memory.
•Martz, Jeffrey A., September 16, 2012 at age 64. Survivors include his wife, Christine (Rogers) Martz; two sons, Scott (Melinda) Martz and Kevin Martz; a granddaughter, Arianna Martz; brothers, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held September 20 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bergen. Burial at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to Rochester Oratorio Society, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 or online at http://rossings.org/support-ros/support-us.htm.
•Husted, Richard L., September 16, 2012, age 88. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley Cox Husted, 2004. Survived by his children, Ted (Barbara), Donald, Christopher, Brian, Brett (Perri), Rosemary (Sarah) Husted; his brother, Robert Husted; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was a WWII veteran, Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster recipient.
A Military Graveside Service was held September 17 at Parma Union Cemetery.
•Fisher, Sidonia E., July 31, 2012 at age 99. Predeceased by her husband Edward Fisher, brothers, Constantine and Reinhold and her sister, Amata. She is survived by her daughters, Gail (Charles) Moizeau of New Jersey, Joyce (Stanley) Robards of Spencerport and Linda Fisher of New York City; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Sidonia was an active member of the Pal-Mac Central School District PTA and Western Presbyterian Church.
A Graveside Service was held September 22 at East Palmyra Cemetery (Whitbeck Road), Palmyra, NY. Donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice in her memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Local News - Week of September 16, 2012
Three Ridge Road West parcels combined for car dealership
by William Matthias
The corner of West Ridge Road/Route 104 and Hilton Parma Corners Road has seen considerable construction over the summer, as Doan Chevrolet is making way for a new “state-of-the-art” facility, while the Hess Corporation plans for a new gas station.
“This corner is going to look like Yankee Stadium,” said Scott Pundt, General Manager at Doan Chevrolet. “There will be plenty of lights, activity and excitement.”
Doan Chevrolet is developing three combined land parcels, totaling 70,262 square feet, in order to expand its services. The company is leasing another piece of property - 1.6 acres on the northwest corner of the Route 104/259 intersection - to Hess Corporation for future development.
Demolition for the new Hess gas station began in early August. Lorrie Hecker, Hess’ director of communication, said Hess plans to open a 2,400-square-foot convenience store with eight pumps in 2013, and that a start date for construction has not yet been determined. The Town of Parma originally approved the Hess project in 2008, according to town meeting minutes.
“We look forward to opening this new Hess Express to serve the community with great customer service and value,” Hecker said.
The tentative completion date for the Doan project is May 1, 2013, Pundt said. Genesee Construction is currently working on the first phase of the project – developing the southwest corner of the property, as well as the north side, across West Ridge Road, for parking and display. Construction of the new 40,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin after the “grade” around the current Doan building is leveled.
To make way for new customer parking areas, Genesee Construction demolished two vacant, two-story houses on the Doan property in mid-August, Pundt said. The latter was built in the 1970s as a gas station for the Humble Oil and Refining Company and was later used as an office for the sale of used cars, said the Town of Parma’s building department head, Jack Barton. Pundt confirmed that the property was once used as a Doan truck center and used car lot.
Doan’s operations, including the sales and service departments, will be moved into the new facility. The 55-year-old existing building will house either an expanded used-vehicle inventory or another automotive franchise, Pundt said.
“What’s nice is we will be able to have more than 100 used cars indoors on display,” he said. “So when it’s January and you have to purchase a car, when its 10 degrees outside with two feet of snow, and the wind is blowing - there’ll be an oasis of used cars all under one roof. Or, perhaps it could be refurbished and refaced for an additional franchise.”
Pundt said Doan is upgrading its facilities because General Motor’s Chevrolet division has implemented new customer-service standards/requirements based on feedback gathered from surveys and focus groups. Doan’s new facility will include a service drive through and a high-powered electric car charging station for the Chevy Volt, among other amenities, such as store-wide Wi-Fi availability and an internet café.
Construction on the Doan property will allow the dealership to not only expand its inventory, but also to better serve customers, Pundt said.
“We think we can improve our new-car business by about 30 percent and double our used-car business,” he said.
The front of the current Doan building, containing offices and the showroom, will be demolished at the end of the four-phase project to make room for the additional vehicles. The project was approved in mid-July after multiple changes were made, Pundt said. The changes included a rezoning of one parcel of land from general commercial to highway commercial.
“When you are working with the town planning board, as well as architects and engineers, it’s a give-and-take process,” Pundt said. “As a business, you have to be sensitive to what the town wants and needs.”
Note: On September 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. the Parma Zoning Board will hold public hearings on two aspects of the project. As printed in a Town of Parma Legal Notice September 9, 2012:
•The application of 5050 Ridge Road LLC, owner, for a Special Permit to store vehicles for display and sales at 5050 Ridge Road West. Applicant is also requesting relief from Town Zoning Article 9, subsection 165-78.B.1 which states as part of the Special Permit requirements that accessory to a sales office building for the sales of vehicles, an unenclosed area may be used provided that such area is on the same or an adjacent lot to such building. If the building is on an adjacent lot, the lot shall be not more than 200 feet from the lot with the building and shall further be in the same ownership as said building. This property is located across the street from the sales office building and ownership is under a different name. This property is currently zoned Highway Commercial (HC).
•The application of 5050 Ridge Road LLC, owner, for a Special Permit to store vehicles for display and sales at 5052 Ridge Road West. Applicant is also requesting relief from Town Zoning Article 9, subsection 165-78.B.1 which states as part of the Special Permit requirements that accessory to a sales office building for the sales of vehicles, an unenclosed area may be used provided that such area is on the same or an adjacent lot to such building. If the building is on an adjacent lot, the lot shall be not more than 200 feet from the lot with the building and shall further be in the same ownership as said building. This property is located across the street from the sales office building and ownership is under a different name. This property is currently zoned Highway Commercial (HC).
Members of the Brockport/Sweden/Clarkson community gathered on Tuesday, September 11 for the annual Firefighters Memorial Annual Vigil outside the Capen Hose Company in the village to remember those who died 11 years ago in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Closing ceremonies were held at 7 p.m. and included speeches by Brockport Mayor Connie Castaneda and Fire Chief Mike Henry. State Senator Joe Robach said the “world got a little bit closer” on September 11, 2001 and remembered a former roommate at The College at Brockport who died when the World Trade Center Towers collapsed.
State Assemblyman Steve Hawley called 9/11/01, “one of America’s darkest days. The effects continue to be felt worldwide,” he said, “but the pain is still the greatest here in the State of New York.”
The closing ceremonies also included the “Blessing of the Helmets,” the FDNY 5-5-5-5 signal on the Capen Hose house alarm which signals death in the line of duty, and the playing of “Taps” while the flag was raised back to full staff.
Spencerport board plans security camera installations
by Kristina Gabalski
Recent vandalism has led village board members in Spencerport to decide to install six security cameras and recording equipment around the commercial district.
Spencerport Mayor Joyce Lobene says there have been problems with offensive graffiti - the Firemen’s Exempt Club and the old convent at St. John’s being hit the week of September 10.
Lobene says the village removes the graffiti as soon as it is discovered. “Most of the village board hates to spend the money,” she says, but adds that the cameras will pay for themselves in the money the village will save on the cost of repairing and cleaning up damage done by vandals.
Lobene says she hopes business owners in the commercial district will install their own cameras for an additional deterrent.
The village will install cameras at the gazebo, the Depot and Canal Museum and the pavilion across the canal, the mayor says. Sealed bids from vendors for materials and labor to install the six security cameras and associated recording equipment will be open September 25.
Brockport Village Board members also recently agreed to purchase security cameras and motion-sensor flood lights for the Welcome Center along the canal because of vandalism there.
It’s a growing problem for many small villages in the area, Mayor Lobene says, “ ... it’s going on all over.”
Peebles coming to Brockport
A new Peebles store will open in the Town of Sweden next month and officials there say work is progressing along well. Planning, Building and Zoning Clerk Phyllis Brudz says she is not sure of the finish date, but the store is in the process of hiring and conducting employee training.
Peebles will be located in the former Rite Aid store in the Sweden Corners Plaza at the intersection of Routes 31 and 19.
Peebles also has stores locally in Batavia and Albion. The store’s website states that Peebles is dedicated to delivering desirable brand name family apparel with exceptional value and service. The chain brings designer brands like Van Heusen, IZOD, Clinique, Dockers and Clarks to smaller markets across the country. The store carries apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics.
The new Unity at Brockport medical office increased Unity’s Brockport office space from approximately 4,000 to 18,000 square feet. The expanded office will enable Unity to better accommodate Unity Ob/Gyn at Brockport and ACM Medical Laboratory Patient Service Center, and offers a range of new services - including Unity Family Medicine, diabetes care, geriatrics, neurology, physical therapy and pulmonary medicine.
Shown from left Jane Dimopoulos, M.D.; Michelle Telga, N.P.; Matthew Wiza, D.O.; Anne Huber, M.D.; Natalie Bertoia, M.D.; Maureen Slattery, M.D.; Jennifer Burch, practice manager; Unity President and CEO Warren Hern; Ken Smith, architect; and Andy Gallina, developer.
Feature Stories - Week of September 16, 2012
Feline fancier breeds champion Persians
by Barbara Burke
She came to western New York by way of Marlow, Oklahoma and now calls a farm in Lyndonville, NY home.
Lisa Smith is a world famous breeder of Persians and Exotics (short hair Persian) cats. She has been breeding and showing Persians for 28 years, and a veterinary assistant and groomer for 31 years.
Breeding Persians started back in Oklahoma where Lisa worked in a grooming shop. “A friend who had acquired two Persians brought in her cats and asked me about a breeding partnership. I liked the breed and as a groomer found them intriguing. It just snowballed from there,” she said.
Lisa found that she shared one important concept about breeding with her friend, they both believe in quality over quantity.
While showing cats, Lisa met Jerry Hamza, a fellow Persian cat breeder from New York who was showing his cats. A friendship formed which blossomed into a romance, and 11 years ago she moved to New York and is Hamza’s fiancée. They live together on the farm in Lyndonville, a place which Jerry has always called home.
On the farm they have their cattery (a combination of her Cattillak and Jerry’s Jubileum) as well as two paint horses and two spotted draft horses. “I’ve always been an animal lover and also enjoy riding and caring for my horses,” Lisa said. Their animal family is completed by a French bulldog named Effie, Jerry’s constant companion.
All of their Persians are co-owned by Jerry and Lisa. They currently have 20 breeder cats, including both males and females. Lisa believes in responsible breeding and allows her females to have only one litter a year. The average litter is three to four kittens and all are delivered naturally. Her females are bred for only seven years, then retired.
The average life span of a Persian cat is 12 to 15 years. Her bloodline has produced several Grand Champions including her stand-out male GC, RW, Catillak’s Sooner or Later, DM who in 12 years produced over 32 Grand Champion offspring. They also had the CFA’s Kitten of the Year in 2005, GC, NW Cattillak’s Repete Performance.
Lisa and Jerry travel frequently all over the world showing their cats. Jerry is currently president of The Cat Fanciers Association, Inc., the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats.
The Persian is the most popular breed of pedigree cats in the United States. In the show world, all animals have standards, that is the guideline by which each breed is judged. Persian cat standards include the word “round” over 17 times. Everything about Persians should be round - round head, round eyes that are set far apart, round ear tips with good width between the ears, round body that is short and compact. They should be a medium to large-sized cat. The eye color should be deep blue or brilliant copper. And of course, the coat, which contributes greatly to the overall final effect, should be long and thick, standing off the body, fine in texture, glossy and full of life
Persians are also known for their very sweet temperament. Overall balance and refinement are the essence of the breed. “This is how they are judged and this is what makes them so beautiful to look at,” Lisa said.
Lisa breeds and shows bi-color Persians, which is white plus one color. She was recently given a gift from a breeder friend in California: Bella is a beautiful tortoiseshell colored Persian kitten which Lisa is currently showing in the kitten class.
Lisa sells her Persians to people all over the world. “Most of my Persians go to show homes. People contact me over the internet with an interest in purchasing one of my cats,” she said. There are very strict standards that are followed before one of Lisa’s Persians can be purchased. References are checked and other breeders are contacted before anyone is approved. Cat breeders are a very close network and they work together to make sure all of their cats are going to proper homes.
Most of Lisa’s Persians go overseas. The week of the interview for this story, two Persians were shipped to Oslo, Norway and one to Hong Kong. She also had a customer from Russia who was interested in a kitten and was visiting New York City, she drove up to the farm to visit the cattery, meet Lisa and her cats.
Lisa ships her Persians through a company in Toronto, Canada and has been using them for 11 years. “All flights are non-stop. That is all they do is ship animals. I have never had one problem in 11 years working with them,” Lisa said.
On July 9 of this year, Lisa opened The Ritz Pet Grooming & Boutique at 1835 North Union Street, Spencerport in the D’Angelo’s Plaza. She originally purchased the equipment and supplies for the grooming business to work with her step-daughter, also a groomer. When her step-daughter moved to Florida, Lisa decided to go ahead with the shop and found the current location in Spencerport. She works three mornings a week as a veterinary assistant in a cat clinic and in the afternoons she works at her shop as a groomer. “I like to keep busy,” she said, “I think it keeps you healthy. I’m not one to just sit around.”
For other information on Lisa Smith and her Persian Show Cats visit www.Catillak.net.
About the business
The Ritz Pet Grooming & Boutique offers grooming for dogs and cats, and a full line of pet supplies including collars, leashes, show supplies, carriers, beds, toys and several lines of dog and cat foods. “The people in the area have been very supportive of my new business, the reception from the community is very encouraging. People here are very nice and friendly. It is great to have my business here,” she said.
Rochester Historical Society extends “Quilts & Samplers” exhibit
The popular Rochester Historical Society Quilts & Samplers Exhibit will continue through October 18.
The collection features a wide array of quilts and samplers dating back as far as the 1700s as well as doll bedding and original sewing materials. A brief story about each piece is part of the exhibit.
A key element of the exhibit is a display of two “sister” quilts which feature embroidered artwork and the names of more than 65 businesses and about 300 individuals in the Rochester area in the early 1900s.
The Rochester Historical Society Museum and Archive is located on the second floor of the Rundel Library, 115 South Avenue in Rochester. The museum is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per child under 18. Members attend for free.
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Seniors step up to help
Westwood Commons raised over $350 for the Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service thanks to the support of friends and family. About 50 residents and staff participated in the sixth annual walk.
“The ambulance is always here for our community when we are in need and this is our way of saying thank you for what a great job they do,” said Activities Director Cathy Toney.
Chief of Operations for Chili Volunteer Ambulance Service Bill Arnold accepted a check from Westwood Commons’ residents Catherine Hutchins and Mary McDonnell. Arnold said at times like these, every dollar adds up.
“Most of those community donations go into our specialized equipment fund to purchase equipment we would otherwise have to budget for,” said Arnold.
Past recipients of Westwood Commons’ charity walks have included the Aurora House, the Chili Fire Department, the Al Sigl Center, the Chili Rotary Club’s wheelchair fund, and a local food shelf.
Hilton Apple Fest 2011 pie winner used apple blend for tasty filling
by Maggie Fitzgibbon
Get out your rolling pins and don your aprons - it’s time to enter the 2012 Hilton Apple Fest Apple Pie Contest.
The contest is open to adults and youth. Prizes are offered to the winners in both divisions. Last year, the contest had 37 pie entries; five winners were awarded cash prizes. The contest will run the same this year and all pie makers (except Apple Fest board members and those who reside in their household) are invited to enter.
Linda Viney is the Hilton Apple Fest board member who coordinates this contest and she encourages people to enter.
“This is a fun and educational undertaking and could even be a family project. Apple pie is one of New York state’s favorite pies and what better place to be than in apple country,” Viney said.
Hilton resident Karen Ciufo won first place and $100 in 2011; she made a pie made with Empire, Macoun, Mutsu and Gala Apples.
“I still have my blue ribbon,” Ciufo said. She’s a licensed cosmetologist by trade but once her workday is done, you’ll find her in the kitchen. “I love to bake; it’s my therapy,” she said.
Ciufo won’t divulge her secret apple pie recipe, but will give a few details.
“It’s a recipe that was passed down from a family member and I’ve played with the ingredients. I’ve been making this pie for ten years. I won second place in the Apple Fest Apple Pie Contest in 2009,” she shared.
This Hilton resident is eager to praise the local farmers and growers and the plentiful crop of apples.
“We live in an area rich with farms and it’s great to prepare food with these crops. You can’t beat a homemade apple pie,” Ciufo said.
Do you have a favorite apple pie recipe? Visit your local farm market, pick up some homegrown apples and whip up your best pie. Entry fees and forms for the Apple Pie Contest are due by September 26. Contestants must submit a freshly baked homemade 8-inch pie in a disposable pan. All pies must be made with New York state apples. Pies must be delivered to the Ingham Room at the Hilton Community Center on September 29 before 9:15 a.m. The winners will be announced at the Apple Fest on September 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Check Suburban News for a full list of rules and entry form, or go to the Apple Fest website at www.hiltonapplefest.org.
Lakeside reports progress in financial turnaround
by Kristina Gabalski
This year has provided many challenges for Lakeside Health System in Brockport, but CEO Hugh Collins says substantial progress toward a financial turnaround has been made and that Lakeside will be around long-term to serve the healthcare needs of the community.
Collins spoke recently with the Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald. He says Lakeside continues to work on its goal to “improve service while maintaining a high level of quality. We are focusing on growing revenue while containing costs.”
He says Lakeside has had a significant amount of success at containing costs.
The process of reducing labor expenses has been approached incrementally, Collins explains. In April, Lakeside announced 50 positions would be cut, but initially, only 15 positions were eliminated. Recently another 15 people were let go. “The incremental approach is more tolerable,” he says, than utilizing a “cut, slash and burn,” approach.
On the revenue side, Collins says it is critical that community-based primary care and specialty physicians admit and refer patients to Lakeside for in-patient, out-patient and surgical services.
“Procedures must take place here,” he says. “If a patient is here in the community then they should stay here for service. It’s not helping patients to go 15-30 miles away.”
He says many people are still unaware of the high level and quality of service provided at Lakeside.
The hospital was recently awarded an “A” for patient safety by Hospital Safety Score (SM) and received 2012 re-accreditation from The Joint Commission (National Quality Approval Commission).
2011 New York State Department of Health’s quality measures show Lakeside leads locally and statewide, Collins says, in overall pneumonia, heart attack, heart failure and surgical care.
Lakeside has a full service ER capable of handling all patient needs with the shortest overall patient processing time in the region - less than an hour and a half - compared to an average wait time of 4 to 6 hours regionally, Collins notes.
Lakeside currently treats chest pain and is anticipating NYS designation for Chest
Pain in early 2013. Lakeside has been a designated Stroke Center since 2007 and Lakeside’s Orthopedic Center of Excellence continues to expand services with URMC/Lakeside board certified orthopedic and hand surgeons with 40 years of combined experience.
The hospital continues to work on expanding clinical services, Collins adds, and he credits Lakeside’s engaged workforce for the high quality of care offered.
“We have a great staff delivering service and quality day in and day out,” he says.
Lakeside is also working to remove competitive barriers with other local health care systems and promote collaboration among historically competitive organizations, Collins explains.
Lakeside currently faces competition from systems like Unity to the east and Medina Memorial to the west, but Collins says Lakeside will reach out to those systems in hopes of collaboration.
“The philosophy and approach to Unity has changed,” he says. “We want to cooperate with them on a regional basis.”
The two are already sharing some services/doctors and physicians from URMC/Strong and Rochester General also work at Lakeside, Collins notes. He adds that many physicians in the area have multiple hospital admitting privileges.
“Our future depends on our ability to collaborate and partner with one or more larger health systems,” he says.
The community must also support Lakeside, Collins emphasizes. “People need to come here and send their family and friends,” he says.
If you are referred to a specialist, tell them you want to go to Lakeside, Collins advises. If your physician doesn’t have privileges at Lakeside, “ask to be referred to a doctor who does.”
Rotary District seeks area professionals for an exchange to Sweden and Latvia
Rotarians of the greater Rochester area and District 7120 are seeking five outstanding professionals to visit Sweden and Latvia in April 2013 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.
Through the program, teams of non-Rotarians representing the two countries exchange visits. The awards involve all expense paid visits, during which team members share personal knowledge of their own country and experience customs, vocations and lifestyles of another.
The purpose of the Group Study Exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person contact. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes in various cities and towns and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country. Members will also attend Rotary District Conferences here and in District 2410 (Sweden) and will be expected to share their experiences at various Rotary Clubs on their return home.
The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip air travel, and local Rotarians in Sweden and Latvia provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Team members pay only for travel insurance, medical shots if required and personal expenses during the trip.
Young professionals ages 25-40 are encouraged to apply and should be employed full-time in a recognized business or profession. Applicants must live or be employed in Rotary District 7120 and must not be related to a Rotarian. For an application, and information contact John F. Kenny at 315-759-9269, or email: jkenny@Canalside.net. Applications are due November 10 to John F. Kenny at 706 Waterloo-Geneva Road, Waterloo, NY 13165. Team member interviews will be held November 17.
Community theater at RWC presents fitting musical for election year
“1776” comes to Roberts stage
by Terra Osterling
Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theatre (RWCCT) is producing its first fall musical, the Tony award-winning “1776,” opening at Andrews B. Hale Auditorium on September 21.
“1776” is a historical musical based on the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, “1776” premiered on Broadway in 1969, ran for 1,217 performances and was nominated for five Tony awards, winning three including Best Musical. A popular film version followed in 1972.
The RWCCT Board, a diverse local group passionate about theatre, felt strongly about the relevance of offering this show during the election season. “1776” is known for its comedic and humanizing portrayal of the nation’s founders and for its dramatization of the Second Continental Congress’s debates and vote for independence.
Some of the 21 characters are composites of historical figures in this partly-fictionalized story, but scenes featuring John and Abigail Adams are based on the actual letters exchanged between the Founding Father and his esteemed wife.
(The musical “1776”) makes, what many feel as boring, something that is alive, exciting and downright funny at times,” says Director/Choreographer Michael C. Krickmire, who is a lecturer and production manager for The College at Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies.
Krickmire is well-known to community theatre in the area, having served as producing/artistic director of the Rochester Community Players from 1987 to 1997, and has directed productions throughout the Rochester area. This will be his first production with RWCCT, but not his first experience with “1776,” a show that is known as a favorite among musical theatre performers.
Several members of the RWCCT cast have appeared in the show previously - Krickmire performed in it early in his career and Paul Gunderson of Corfu reprises his role of Benjamin Franklin having played the statesman in a Syracuse production of “1776.” Many other cast members have appeared in “1776” productions.
The cast of 26 hails from all over the area. They portray historical figures including Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and the Adamses - Abigail is played by Elizabeth Simpson who travels from Mt. Morris and is a recent graduate of The College of Brockport Theatre program.
“Most of the actors have a lot of experience in community theatre around the area,” says Krickmire of the cast, which he calls a vocally strong group.
Community theatre performers have day jobs and their involvement is largely a labor of love. Cast in June, the performers began rehearsing in mid-August on a condensed and rigorous four week schedule of five nights per week.
RWCCT shows are normally produced in January after a 12 week rehearsal schedule, meeting three nights per week. In their final week they will rehearse on-set and in-costume, with the orchestra, as the crew finalizes technical details.
One unique fact about “1776” is that it has the longest instance of no music among Broadway musicals, nearly 30 minutes in the third scene. “This provides a challenge [for the performers],” says Eric Traugott, a RWCCT board member, “but the audience is engaged and entertained as it is a pivotal point in the show.”
Traugott, who portrays Secretary Thomson, joined the RWCCT Board after stage managing a previous show. He is also a vocal-general music teacher in the East Irondequoit school district. Traugott says that the goal of the RWCCT is to stage family-friendly quality musicals while also offering an enjoyable theatre experience for performers.
Musicians, cast and crew members are college students, Roberts Wesleyan and The College at Brockport alumni, and local residents who are all passionate about community theatre. They become involved by word of mouth and increasingly, says Traugott, by social media. The RWCCT manages both a website www.roberts.edu/rwcct/ and Facebook page.
“1776” features accurate period costumes and a set by Technical Director Jim Price, who visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia for inspiration. Kelly Walsh-Lackey is vocal director and Terry Bacon is orchestra director. David Meyer is production manager, and appears as Connecticut Delegate Roger Sherman alongside his son and daughter who play the Courier and Martha Jefferson.
The RWCCT has been producing Broadway musicals since 1997, and offered in recent years “42nd Street” and “Annie.” “Singin’ in the Rain” is scheduled for January.
“1776” opens Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances scheduled for September 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and September 23 at 2 p.m. Run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. Concessions will be available.
Tickets are on sale now at the Roberts Wesleyan Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or one hour before performances.
For tickets by phone, call 585-594-6008 or 1-800-222-1048, or online at www.roberts.edu/home/clc. Ticket prices range from $10 to $15.
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Every Saturday of Labor Day weekend for the past 30 years members of Rotary Club of Spencerport have conducted the MDA Roadblock in the village business area.
Thanks to the generosity of all those residents and visitors traveling through the village this year, the Rotary Club presented the highest check ever for $3,300 to the Telethon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Brockport resident elected trustee of FASNY Firemen’s Home
Alan C. Way, a 49-year member of the Brockport Fire Department, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Firemen’s Home, a specialized residential healthcare facility for retired volunteer firefighters in Hudson, NY. Way was unanimously chosen at FASNY’s 140th Annual Convention at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, NY, on August 17. He will serve a five-year term as a trustee.
Way has held many leadership positions during his 49 years of service as a member of the Brockport Fire Department. His firematic resume includes serving as the president of the Volunteer Fire Police Association of the State of New York and as president of the Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association.
Since his retirement in 2005 from his role as a Maintenance Electrician at Genesee Brewing Company in Syracuse, Way has been working as a volunteer in his local hospital and care center. This activity has given him good insight into the operation of a health care facility approximately the size of the Firemen’s Home.
Alan has served on FASNY’s Public Relations and Fire Police Committees and is currently serving on the Fire Prevention/Life Safety Committee. He is a member of the Western and Northern Central Volunteer Firemen’s Associations and has served on several committees of both organizations.
A graduate of the Brockport School system and a Navy veteran, Way lives in Brockport with Mary, his wife of 45 years. They have two daughters, Kathleen and Michelle, who followed their dad into the fire service, and two grandchildren.
Architectural treasures - The Cobblestone Buildings of Parma
In 1825 the Erie Canal was completed. This project was one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. The canal opened up the eastern seaboard to the vast midwest territory making it possible for settlers to seek greater personal and economic opportunity.
Many of the masons who worked on the canal buildings locks, bridges, embankments and abutments were left unemployed after the canal opened. The most skilled masons came from Ireland, England and France, and after seeing the economic boom about to take place in America were reluctant to return to their places of origin.
One way to remain in America was to find employment. A number of these masons approached affluent farmers between Syracuse and Buffalo and offered to build them cobblestone dwellings and other cobblestone buildings in return for board and room and a modest payment upon completion. Once the first of these buildings was completed their popularity increased dramatically.
Today the largest concentrated number of cobblestone buildings in America can be found between the Lake Ontario shore and the Erie Canal between Rochester and Buffalo.
The Town of Parma, founded in 1809, and located just west of Rochester in Monroe County on the shore of Lake Ontario, had twelve of these unique cobblestone buildings scattered throughout the township. One was torn down as recently as June 2012. Of the twelve original cobblestone structures nine are in existence today. They include a school house, a carriage barn, a smoke house and seven homes. The beauty, artistry, and unique character of these buildings is as impressive today as it was when they first appeared on the landscape. They have served the families who have lived in them and pleased the thousands of spectators who have passed by them over the last 165 years. Various details are included in each building. Many reflect the Greek Revival architectural style so popular in country homes and public buildings when the Republic was young.
The round, lake-washed cobblestones mostly came from the unpopulated shoreline of Lake Ontario, and were sorted to certain specific sizes. Children were elected to help gather the stones which were free for the taking, and many wagon loads were hauled over Parma’s dirt roads in the 1830s and 1840s to become transformed into beautifully crafted buildings. Other stones came from the farmers’ fields and were of a rougher consistency.
The idea of a stone house appealed to local home-owners. First no painting other than trim was required. Secondly, they were cool in the summer. Other than giving good attention to the building’s roof, little maintenance was required on the exterior. If interior plaster was applied on lath with a small space for air circulation between the stone walls, keeping them warm in the winter with coal or wood burning stoves was quite possible. With the expertise of the Erie Canal masons, the free cobblestone materials, and the economic upswing occurring in the region, the advent of these unique cobblestone structures arrived on the scene for a period of about 35 years (1825 - 1860). There are cobblestone structures between Rochester and Lewiston, NY along Ridge Road, with a concentration of them in Childs, NY, as well as in Ontario, Canada, Michigan and even Wisconsin, but those are a rarity.
To commemorate Parma’s historic cobblestone edifices, the Parma-Hilton Historical Society has created a 2013 limited edition calendar that will soon be available for sale to the public. Two hundred copies will be printed for the first edition. If those calendars are sold, another printing will be considered.
Charles Nichols, local photographer, has carefully studied and photographed Parma’s cobblestone buildings and their fine detail. He has artistically captured the intrinsic beauty of the buildings from many angles not seen from the road. Many owners of the buildings have been interviewed and with the help of local historians the histories and backgrounds of each building have been noted for the calendar. This 2013 calendar will not only be useful for the coming year, but will become a keepsake for the future, especially for those interested in the history of Parma and Western New York Cobblestone craftsmanship.
Orders for the calendars can be placed by calling the Parma Town Hall 585-392-9461 and sending a check for $15 made out to the Parma Hilton Historical Society to confirm the order. The calendars will be available at the Hilton Apple Festival September 29 and 30. They may also be picked up at the Parma Town Hall, 1300 Hilton Parma Corners Road.
Provided information - David Crumb
Village of Hilton Historian
Sports News - Week of September 16, 2012
Ontario Honda-Section V report
•Class A Offensive Player of the Week - Josh Powell, Senior TB 5’9” 175 lbs. from Churchville-Chili rushed 31 times for 277 yards and 4 touchdowns. Spencerport 51 - Churchville 47.
•Class C Defensive Player of the Week - Tyler George, Senior DE 6’0” 195 lbs. from Attica High School had 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 4 QB hurries and 1 interception. Tyler had 6 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles, defeating Holley 33 to 12.
Brockport Blue Devils girls win fourth
by Warren Kozireski
Isabella Ekeze and Bailey Kline scored first half goals to stake Brockport to a 2-0 lead and the defense made it stand up in a girls soccer victory at Hilton.
About midway through the first half (times were unavailable due to a scoreboard outage), Ekeze gathered the ball at midfield and dribbled around and through several Cadets down the right side before finding the upper left corner of the net to break the scoreless tie.
Before the half ended, Shannon Allen sent a perfect corner kick in the slot where Kline was able to knock it in among many legs for the second goal of the game.
The Blue Devils almost netted their third early in the second half on a wonderful passing play from Chelsea Stahl to Kline to Melanie Kehoe, but Hilton senior goalkeeper Jordan Ott made a sprawling save - one of seven in the game.
The Cadets pressured through the final 20 minutes including Morgan Graus and Courtney Robinson sending balls just over the crossbar, but could not score.
Senior Hannah Visca made six saves in net in registering the shutout for the 4-1 Blue Devils.
Saints sweep doubles in girls tennis
by Warren Kozireski
Churchville-Chili swept all three doubles matches and took three of four in singles to defeat host Spencerport 6-1 in girls tennis in their season opener.
Juniors Jenny Gallo and Courtney Maysick overcame a 6-7 (2-7) tiebreaker loss in the first set before rebounding winning 6-4, 7-5 in the second and third to take a tough second doubles match.
Senior Natalie Garrick and junior Carolyn Farone won at first doubles 6-2, 6-4 and the third doubles team of juniors Katie Gardner and Abby Hyland won handily 6-1, 6-1.
Saints sophomore and 2011 First Team All-County selection Alyssa Brault won at first singles 6-2, 6-2 while eighth-grader Laura Freeman had little trouble in a 6-0, 6-1 victory at second singles. Sophomore Megan Wallace took her fourth singles match 6-1, 6-1.
For Spencerport, junior Stephanie Facchine was their only winner 6-0, 6-2 at third singles. The Rangers fell to 1-2 including a 6-1 win over Eastridge.
C-C Saints win first in volleyball since 2010
by Warren Kozireski
It took four sets, but the Churchville-Chili boys volleyball team defeated Hilton to register their first victory since the fall of 2010. The team was 0-19 last season.
With the match tied at 1-1, The Cadets led early in game three and the score was tied at 13-13 before the Saints went on a 12-4 run, led by two kills and an ace by Ross Masters along with a block and a kill by Daniel Keister, to win 25-17.
C-C repeated the trend in the clinching fourth game trailing early before an 11-5 stretch as Matt Greer registered a kill and an ace and Keister a pair of kills.
The Saints Masters led all players with 13 kills with teammate Quinn Magera dishing out 32 assists for first year head coach Dave Wisniewski who arrived via Victor.
Hilton was led by senior Nick Hagen’s four blocks, senior Zach Coleman’s five kills and senior Chris Fillion’s four aces.
Hilton Boys XC wins Parma Invitational
Hilton placed four runners among the top ten finishers and six within the top 15 to win the Parma Cross Country Invitational September 8. The Cadets girls finished third.
Tyler Ranke took fifth for the Cadets in 17:49, Ross Pirnie finished sixth in 17:50, Mitch Mizma eighth in 17:52 and Josh Buri ninth in 18:02. Rob Wright and Ryan Whitmarsh were 13-14.
Spencerport finished sixth led by Malcolm Erdogan’s seventh place finish and Nick Spinosa in 25th. Brockport was seventh in spite of the efforts of Brandon Callahan, who was 23rd.
The Cadets girls were third behind first place Canandaigua and runner-up Penfield. Top runners for Hilton were Mary Kunigan, who was tenth in 20:33, Amanda Palmeri (13th) and Zoe Camillaci (18th).
Brockport’s girls were sixth led by Autumn Albrecht’s third place finish in 19:35 while Spencerport was 8th with Kristen Jermyn the first in blue and gold to the finish line in 23:56 - good for 28th place.
Kendall’s Sauberan national Wrestling Hall of Fame bound
by Warren Kozireski
He spent 35 years coaching the Kendall wrestling team to 289 victories and 15 of those years as the school Athletic Director. Along the way he was inducted into the Section V Hall of Fame and now he is an inductee for Lifetime Achievement into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The ceremonies were held at the Double Tree Inn in East Syracuse this past Saturday.
“I was quite surprised, but it’s very exciting,” said the 1968 Brockport college alum. “I’ve heard back from former wrestlers and from a lot of other people from all over the country. Not everyone can come (to the ceremony), but my kids, grandkids, mother and two sisters will be there along with a few Eagles wrestlers so that will be nice.”
Sauberan retired as coach following the 2006-07 season with a 289-180-5 record. Several wrestlers won Section V titles, state titles and he served on the Section V wrestling committee for over two decades. Though retired as head coach, he remains active helping the program as a volunteer coach and has been seen driving a few team buses over the last few years.
“You show up one day and a kid says he wants help with a certain thing the next so you come back. My favorite memories are of kids who weren’t the state champ, but worked hard and got better. That’s all you can ask.
“This (recognition) isn’t about me but a nice award for the program and the community. This wasn’t a one-man show; I just happened to be the spokesperson for the group. A lot of kids and others put in a lot of time to make this all happen, and for that I’m forever grateful.”
But someone had to drive the bus - literally and figuratively.
Rangers overcome Victor in five in boys volleyball
The Spencerport Rangers boys volleyball team played the Victor Blue Devils, the three-time class BB state champions Friday, September 7 in a re-match of last year’s semifinals. Sam Rabidoux led the Rangers to victory in a five game match, 28-26, 17-25, 15-25, 28-26, 25-21. He led the team with 30 kills and added 11 digs.
The Rangers won game one and dropped the next two games but rallied in a team effort in a loud and crazy atmosphere to take the match to five games and the win. Kyle Coburn tallied 46 assists. He added three crucial kills that responded to the Victor setter’s persistence to surprise the Rangers.
Anthony Macera chipped in with 15 kills and led the defense by leading the team in digs with 25 and led the way on serve reception by commanding the ball and taking charge.
Caleb Ramos led the team with seven blocks and added 10 kills.
In the fifth and final game Caleb Ramos blocked Chris Mydosh, who led the Blue Devils in kills with 13, three straight times to take a 21-17 lead. Josh Ramos added two kills, two blocks and two aces. Sam Vespone added three aces and seven digs. Henry Gorton added two blocks and two kills.
The Rangers played Division games versus Gates Chili, Brockport last week and play Hilton at home (September 19) and at Eastridge September 21 at 6 p.m.
Information provided by coach A. Austin
School District News - Week of September 16, 2012
Brockport’s first Homecoming Parade Oct. 5
This year’s Brockport High School Student Council has voted to host the first Homecoming Parade in place of normal hallway decorating festivities. The goal of the parade is to involve the community in the celebration of homecoming on Friday, October 5. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in Brockport.
The parade will be followed by the Brockport High School varsity Homecoming football game at Dan Walrath Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Admission to the game is $2.
Any interested parade entries can contact JW Cook at 585-704-4808.
St. Paul offers music program for preschoolers
St. Paul Lutheran School is offering a 10-week family music play class for children ages 3 to 4 years old. The program will use listening, singing/chanting, movement, play and dance to develop musicianship in your child. Classes will be held Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. September 25 through November 27. Parent participation is required.
This program is led by Krysta Stacy, St. Paul teacher who is New York State and GIML certified. The cost is $110 per student. Registrations are accepted until September 21. Contact 392-4000 ext. 242 to register. St. Paul is located at 158 East Avenue in Hilton and offers Christian education for students preschool through eighth grade.
Obituaries - Week of September 16, 2012
•Eckert, Susan M., of Rochester, died suddenly, August 26, 2012 at age 62. Predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Louis. She is survived by cousins and many friends.
A Memorial Service was held September 14 at All Saints Anglican Church. Memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Anglican Church, 111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester or a charity of one’s choice.
•Sietmann, Terri L., peacefully surrounded by her family on September 11, 2012 at age 53. She is survived by her loving husband, seven children, 10 grandchildren, her parents and five sisters.
A Memorial Service was held September 15 at the Walker Bible Baptist Church, Hilton.
•Wood, Evelyn L., Age 69, died September 11, 2012 at her home. Beloved wife of Roger R. Wood; devoted mother of Gordon Wood of Cheektowaga; dear sister and Rex (late Marilyn) Horton of Albion and Burt Horton of Rochester. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held September 15 at the H. E. Turner and Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Interment, Wrights Corners Cemetery, Newfane. Contributions can be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport 14450 in her memory.
•Chislett, Sally, September 12, 2012, age 60. Predeceased by her sister, Vicky Allen. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Terry; children, Jason (Amy) and Jackson; mother, Lucille Pretto; sister, Anne Nast; brother, Thomas (Eileen) Pretto; mother-in-law, Nancy DeBlock; niece, Jennifer Ayotte and nephew, Ron Nast.
Services were held September 14 at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home, Chili. Donations can be made to the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in her memory.
•Collins, Cornelius J. “Neal,” September 6, 2012. Survived by his loving and devoted companion Melody Wasko; sisters Mary (David) Fayette of Colton, Jane Vantine and Patricia Collins, both of Massena; brother James (Beverly) Collins of Cheyenne, Wyoming; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great nephews and cousins.
A Service of Remembrance was held September 11 at Chili American Legion Post 1830. Burial in Massena, New York. Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
•Schwab, Keith W., Suddenly, September 9, 2012. Predeceased by his mother, Nuella M. Schwab. Survived by his loving wife Mary Kay Schwab; sons, David (Crystal) Schwab, Karl (Colleen) Schwab; daughter, Kathryn (Jose) Casaverde; four grandchildren; father, William Schwab; siblings, Tim (Carol), William James (Mary Ellen), Andrew, Melissa (Frank) Costello, James (Danielle); several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Keith was the current Chili Fire Department Vice President and Exempts Club Treasurer. He has been a member of the Chili Fire Department since 1966, holding the office of Battalion Chief, Co. 1 and Battalion Chief of Chili Fire Department Ambulance. He held many positions throughout his 46 years of service. Keith was a Veteran of the United States Army.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated September 13 at St. Pius the Tenth Church, Chili. Interment, St. Pius Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Chili Fire Department, 3231 Chili Avenue, Rochester 14624 in his memory.
•Siple, Edward L., on September 7, 2012, age 86 years. Predeceased by his wife Jane Kirby Siple and daughter Leslie Siple Moss. Survived by sons Kirby, Mark (Sheila) and Matt Siple; devoted companion Betty M. Arend; sister Diane McDonald; brother Rodney (Cheryl) Siple; grand and great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins. Ed was a WWII veteran.
Services and interment private. Contributions can be made to Unity Health Foundation in his memory.
•Skirment, Jean I., September 6, 2012. Predeceased by her beloved mother and father, Robert and Winifred Bailey. Survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Robert; devoted children, Rodney Skirment, Barry (Cindy) Skirment, Lynn Griffen and Jayne (Casey) Vos; grandchildren, Erin Skirment, Jonathan (Alex) Skirment, Andrea Vos, Samantha (Mike) Seccombe, Lauren Skirment, Scott Vos, Kelsey Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Devon and Logan.
At Jean’s request the Funeral Service will be private and there will be no calling hours. Anyone wishing to honor her memory should embrace their family and let them know how special they are.
•Brown, Linda M., September 5, 2012. Survived by her loving husband, Walter; children, Gary (Pattie), Randy (Cheryl), Mark (Toni) Brown; mother, Mabel Rood; brother, Ronald LaDue; sister, Kathie Carl; grandchildren, Mary, Crystal, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Camren, Carson, Sloan and Jorie and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held September 10 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Scottsville. Contributions can be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport 14450 in her memory.
•Rotondi, Marjorie Ethelan (Bulmer), September 9, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband, Armando; survived by children, Dolores, Armando (Manny); grandchildren, Emily and Alexander; nieces and nephews, Carol, Linda, Joanne, Rosie, Paul, Tim, John, Tony, Gary, Bobby, Susie, Michael, Mark, Pat, Holly, Terry, Kelly, Kim, Noel, Michelle, Brett, Mark; sister, Florence.
Her Funeral Service was held September 13 at the Churchville United Methodist Church, Churchville. Donations can be sent to Foster Grandparents Program of the United States in her memory.
•Rizzo, Joe, September 4, 2012 at age 79. Predeceased by his children, Peter, Deborah and Frank. Survived by his loving wife, Bonnie and her sons, Ronald and Thomas Mura; daughter, Tamara (Charles) Gerling; grandchildren, Donald Hudson, Angela Williams, Nichole Rizzo and Jason Rizzo; several great-grandchildren; brother, Antonio (Mary); sister, Geraldine and her late husband, Jack Brownlee; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. After serving in the Army and returning to Rochester, Joe owned Rabco
Tool and Die. After selling Rabco he was Department Manager at Jasco. He was then Manufacturing Manager at Gillette for many years.
Private services were held. Donations can be made to Mt. Carmel House in his memory.
•Moore, Clifford W. “Kippy,” Age 60, died September 8, 2012. He was predeceased by his son, Darien in 2006. He is survived by his son, Todd (Pam) Moore of Barre; grandchildren, Krista, Ronald, Katlyn, Kellie, Cassandra; two great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Abigail and one on the way; companion, Diane Curley of Greece; siblings, Colleen Sauro, Zola (Watson) Smith, Vera (John) Kingdollar, Frieda Sabo, Betty Fulks, Cecil (MaryLou) Moore, Bernice (George) Smith, Ronald (Lorranie) Moore, Robert Moore, David (Becky) Moore, Sandy (Jerome) Kozlowski; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
A Memorial Service was held September 15 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Albion. Interment, Hillside Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion 14411 in his memory.
•Webster, George E. Jr., Age 80, September 8, 2012. Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant and recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Korea and Vietnam. Predeceased by his brother Blythe and sister Gail. Survived by his wife of 32 years, Rita; stepchildren, Gregory (Beth) DeFrank, Doug (Betsy) DeFrank, Michelle (Mike Vendetti) Goudreau, Terri (Gary Smith) Fanton; brothers, Mervin (Donna), Gary (Barbara), Drew (Gloria); sister, Gwynne (Orrin) VanOrden; grandchildren: Sheldon Goudreau, Jamie (Jasmine) Fanton, Danielle Fanton; great-grandchildren: Noah Goudreau, Taryn Fanton, Olivia Mayes; sisters-in-law, Betty, Phyllis, Gale; and several nieces, nephews and friends, including a special niece, Christy Quaranto.
A Memorial Service followed by Military Honors, was held September 12 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Holley. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Hospice of Orleans in his memory.
•McCormick, Matthew J. “Matty,” Died September 8 at age 56. Predeceased by his wife Nadine McCormick, father, George McCormick, brother-in-law, George Scharlau. Matthew is the beloved son of Sonja McCormick; father of Dina Bridget (Allan) Nowak (Weingartner), Lawrence Patrick (Kim) Weingartner; grandfather of Ashlee Nichole and Jonathan Allan Nowak, Tyler Lawrence Weingartner; brother of Ingrid Scharlau, Anna Marie McCormick, Ed (Pat) McCormick, John (Christine) McCormick. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated September 15 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, Churchville. Interment at Creekside Cemetery, Churchville.
•Kehrer, James E., September 10, 2012 at age 77. Jim is survived by his children, Kristen Kehrer and Richard (Gladys) Kehrer; his six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Barbara) Kehrer; his nephews, David (Patti) and Jeff (Kara) Kehrer.
Funeral Services were held September 15 at Parma Baptist Community Church, Spencerport. Interment, Parma Corners Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the church, 4997 Ridge Road West, Spencerport 14559 in his memory.
•Knoebel, Patricia C. (Baldino), Died September 10, 2012 at age 75. Predeceased by husband, Herbert; brother, Joseph Baldino. Survived by children, Tom (Kimberlee) Knoebel, Teresa (Gregory) Mueller, Tim (Nikki) Knoebel, Thekla (Jason) Polito; grandchildren, Nick, Keira, Joe, Bea, Lauren, Karla, Miles, Riese, Clara; brothers, Ted (Helga) Baldino, Bob (Marge) Baldino; sister-in-law, Joan Baldino; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated September 15 at St. John’s Church, Spencerport. Interment in St. John’s Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626 or Lipson Cancer Center, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621 in her memory.
•Mulhern, Elizabeth Berry, At age 90, died September 10, 2012. She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, John T. Mulhern; children, Kathie (Al) Interlicchia, Barbara (Tim) Fowler, John Mulhern, Jr., Michael Mulhern; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Teresa) Interlicchia, Anne Interlicchia, Tom Mulhern, Debbie Mulhern, Tara Fowler, Dickens Fowlers; grandchild, Zoe Interlicchia; brother, Lon (Flarida) Berry of Miami, Florida. Betty spent her career as a registered nurse, working at Rochester General Hospital, Eastman Kodak and as the school nurse at WEMOCO in Spencerport.
Services were held privately. Donations can be sent to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, Attn: Donations, 3111 South Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14623 or the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450 in her memory.
•Tribotte, Gerald W. “Jerry,” September 8, 2012, at age 68. Predeceased by his brother F. Joseph Tribotte Jr. Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Renee (Randy) Hanks, Joseph (Erica) Tribotte, Nicole (Joseph) Ferrara; step-daughter, Diana (Lee) Fuller; step-son, Michael L. Palermo; 13 grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jerry was a volunteer with the Spencerport Fire Department, a former Fire Commissioner and retiree of Eastman Kodak Company.
A Funeral Mass was held September 12 at Holy Cross Church, Rochester. Private interment. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220, or a charity of one’s choice in his memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
LOCAL NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Housing rentals largely unregulated
Brockport requires rental registrations
by William Matthias
The renting out of single-family houses or rooms within them is largely unregulated in Monroe County, but a few municipalities in the area, including Brockport, have implemented rental regulations to improve quality-of-life needs and to prevent problems from occurring in and around these properties.
Brockport is one of only two municipalities in the county, with the Town of Irondequoit, that requires rental registrations for single-family rentals, according to Irondequoit’s director of development services, Larry Heininger. Additionally, Brockport applies the same state laws that regulate multi-family dwellings – detailed in the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code – in a similar way to single-family rentals.
“This has been the way of compliance in the Village of Brockport for nearly 40 years,” said Scott Zarnstorff, Brockport’s code enforcement officer, fire marshal and building inspector. “We’ve always been actively involved in residential rental properties and our local laws clearly indicate our due diligence with these properties and other types of off-campus housing.”
The state code requires fire safety and property maintenance inspections of multi-family dwellings (properties containing three or more individual rental units) every three years. Most municipalities in Monroe County can only legally inspect single-family dwellings during or upon construction because their codes do not contain the additional regulations/restrictions outside of the state’s uniform code that would allow further inspections.
These town and villages typically do not know when a single-family dwelling has become a rental because there aren’t any municipal guidelines for residents to follow, or documents, like a rental registration, to file.
“In a college town, kids can easily be taken advantage of by their landlords,” Spencerport Code Enforcer Kevin Kelly said. “So, I can understand why Brockport’s code would require a rental registration, to protect the tenants and surrounding neighborhood – so you’re not dealing with properties that are becoming run down on the inside or outside.”
Brockport created the rental registrations in 2008. They are valid for one year, with a $50 fee per building, as stated on the form, and are required for all residential rental properties as defined in Chapter 36 of the village code. As part of the registration, rental property owners who live more than 45 miles from the village must name a local property manager who may act on the owner’s behalf. They must also report the total number of tenants occupying each rental unit and indicate if they are related to one another.
This helps ensure that rental property owners are not in violation of Brockport’s law limiting the number of unrelated tenants living in single-family dwellings to three. The law is created, in effect, by the legal definition of “family” within Brockport’s code. The definition includes “(three or fewer) persons occupying a dwelling unit, or four or more persons occupying a dwelling unit and living together as a traditional family or the functional equivalent of a traditional family.”
The definition was modified in 1995 and includes four criteria used to determine if a group functions as a “traditional family.” Most definitions of “family” in Monroe County’s municipal codes are less specific than Brockport’s, with no limitations regarding unrelated tenants. Zarnstorff said college towns like Brockport are traditionally more restrictive.
“Our family definition is modeled after the Town of Poughkeepsie’s,” Zarnstorff said. “We knew their definition was upheld in the courts and found constitutional, so the village considered and adopted it, as did a number of other college towns, including Fredonia and Geneseo. College towns make very unique codes because of their transient populations and how those populations can heavily impact communities.”
The Town of Henrietta recently modified its definition of “family” in response to complaints about excessive noise, lewd acts, speeding and problematic parking in residential neighborhoods, according to town meeting minutes. Henrietta Town Supervisor Michael Yudelson said while updating its code, the town decided to change the definition of “family” so that it could be admissible in court and the town could therefore enforce it.
Every municipality in New York state is required to enforce the uniform fire prevention and building code, unless they defer enforcement to the county or state level, Zarnstorff said. No municipality in Monroe County has deferred enforcement. What makes Brockport unique is that the village considers single-family rentals with the same level of scrutiny as multi-family dwellings under authority of local law.
New York state is a “home rule state,” meaning municipalities are granted the authority to enact certain local laws for the protection of public health, safety and welfare, such as a rental registration requirement. These laws, however, cannot be more restrictive than applicable/similar state laws. New York state code does not deal with zoning, a fact that affords Brockport and other localities the opportunity to regulate single-family rentals with “family” rules.
Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess recognized a member of his command staff who has completed 20 years of service with the county as of September 1, 2012.
Chief Deputy Thomas L. Drennan was sworn into the Sheriff’s Office by then Sheriff David M. Green on September 1, 1992. In September 1996 he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and became a Criminal Investigator in December 1999. He achieved the rank of Major in April 2001 and returned to the Criminal Investigator’s position in February 2002. In July of 2006, he rose to his current position of Chief Deputy and is the third highest ranking official in the Sheriff’s Office.
In a ceremony September 4 he received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory letter from Sheriff Hess (shown left).
Brockport Welcome Center gets increased security
by Kristina Gabalski
Village Board members in Brockport have voted to increase security measures at the Welcome Center along the Erie Canal.
During their regular meeting August 28, trustees voted unanimously to install three surveillance cameras outside and one camera inside the Welcome Center as well as two floodlights.
Trustee Bill Andrews requested the measure during his report. He explained there has been vandalism recently at the Welcome Center including “thefts in the bike area and also along the canal bank.”
Andrews added that vandalism is reported to be up along the entire canal.
A spending cap was set at $2,500. Andrews said the cost of the security measures would be covered by money from the Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund.
by Kristina Gabalski
Officials at The College at Brockport are working to ensure that students are held accountable for their behavior off campus.
Michele Reed, a Student Conduct Coordinator at the college, discussed how student behavior off campus is being addressed as well as student conduct/civility initiatives and educational programs for off-campus students during a presentation she made to the Brockport Village Board during its regular meeting August 28.
Reed acknowledged the issue of student conduct off campus is a “sensitive topic” but “it is the intention of the college to collaborate with the community, residents and the village board to make town/gown relations as best as they can possibly be.”
Long-term change takes a while, she noted. The college is working to educate students and help them adopt healthy strategies for personal growth and learning, Reed said.
Comprehensive prevention efforts include alcohol and drug workshops and early intervention, she explained. The college has “gotten more firm and is tolerating less,” Reed said. She added that she meets personally with students following an incident. “Many express surprise that they needed to meet me,” she said.
Workshops must be attended for violations at the college as well as a follow-up meeting. For 21-and-over parties off-campus, a workshop focuses on how to be smart and responsible if hosting a party. Students need to be, “civil and civically minded,” Reed said.
She explained that the college utilizes civic engagement - community service for students who must repair harm or damage.
Reed said the programs are having an impact and cited decreases in disorderly house/noise violations and open container violations during the 2011-2012 school year.
A Conduct Board has been set up to deal with more serious cases and includes a student representative, faculty representative and Reed and Anna Barone who are both Student Conduct Coordinators.
Water line Insurance clarified
by Kristina Gabalski
Brockport Superintendent of Public Works Harry Donahue has clarified how residents should deal with water line breaks and other problems.
The village is responsible to maintain the main water lines down every street, Superintendent Donahue tells the Suburban News and The Herald.
“We are also responsible to maintain every household’s water service line from the main line to the edge of the right-of-way where the curb box shut off is located - usually between the side walk and curb,” he says.
From the curb box to the home is the property owner’s responsibility, Donahue explains.
“We will work with the property owner to identify the type of service line and also let them know if they have any leaks on their line,” he says.
Regarding the purchase of insurance, Superintendent Donahue advises residents to contact the DPW for guidance.
“Usually if they have a copper or plastic line, then it is not advisable for them to purchase insurance,” he says. “If they have an old galvanized line, then it may be worth it to them to purchase the insurance.”
He adds that typically it could cost around $1,000 to have your water line replaced to the house by a plumber/contractor.
FEATURE STORIES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Lions “Pin Swap” draws members from northeast
The Pin Traders Club of New York and Bermuda were the general hosts for the twenty-sixth Northeast Pin Swap. At a typical pin swap, Lions Club members show up to share fellowship and perhaps exchange a few lapel pins produced by individuals, states or countries.
This swap started on Wednesday, August 15 with an informal reception at Jim and Donna Schiebel’s barn. Lunch and a chicken dinner were served by members of the Hamlin Lions Club, the Churchville Lions Club, and the Rochester Downtown Host Lions Club. Eighty-four members from Quebec, Ontario, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia attended the barbecue.
Lion Janet Walker from the Barker Lions Club did a wine tasting before dinner for the group with five wines from the family winery, Marjim Manor Winery in Appleton. After a welcome by Chairman Mike Morris from the Churchville Lions Club and a welcome by District Governor Forest Shaner from the Bolivar Lions Club, President of the Lions International Trading Pin Club, Jim Minnich, from Delaware, made several remarks and then presented recognitions to Lion Howard Yonce from the Ovid-Willard Lions Club, Lion Mike Morris from the Churchville Lions Club and Lion Jim Schiebel and Donna from the Hilton Lions Club for their donations to the Lions’ scholarship program for graduating seniors.
The next day, the group met at the Elk’s Lodge in Brockport for pin trading throughout the day which also included a book exchange coordinated by retired librarian Gloria Morris from Churchville and an address by Ed Evans from Hamlin on the CCC Camp and Prisoner of War facility in Hamlin. About 30 from the group then joined the Kendall Lions for their annual steak roast.
Friday included more fellowship, more pin trading, and a live auction of pins before most headed to the Rochester Red Wings baseball game. Saturday was a farewell breakfast at 58 Main Restaurant in Brockport with a past president of the group, Bill Smith from Virginia, speaking on the history of the pin trading clubs.
Next year’s Northeast Pin Swap will be hosted by members from Connecticut. Area clubs have another opportunity to host in about four years.
Information provided by Jim Schiebel
Kiwanians learn about SIFE efforts at RWC
The Kiwanis Club of Spencerport at a recent meeting heard about a group at Roberts Wesleyan College called Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Founded in 1975, the SIFE organization was originally focused only in the United States. Today, SIFE USA operates as a subsidiary of SIFE Worldwide and is one of 39 countries around the world that comprises SIFE’s premier business and higher education network. SIFE USA works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing their skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
Participating students form teams on their campus and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. The team at Roberts Wesleyan College is one of nearly 600 on college campuses around the country.
Through the SIFE USA Regional Competitions and USA National Competition, teams are provided a forum to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. The Roberts Wesleyan College SIFE was the highest finisher of any team in New York state. It was first runner-up in its league. The SIFE USA National Champion team advances to the prestigious SIFE World Cup.
The Roberts SIFE team is very involved with efforts in the Rochester 14621 community. They currently have four initiatives that they are pursuing. The team is also participating in efforts in India and other areas around the world. In addition to the community focus of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with SIFE partner companies in search of emerging talent.
To learn more about SIFE go to www.SIFEUSA.org. To learn more about the Kiwanis Club call 352-8730.
Brockport Lions President Chuck Switzer presents the Lions Club International Foundation Presidential Award to past President Tobey Unger at this year’s Lions Club Family Barbecue. About 30 Lions and their families attended the event held on August 15 at the Vets Club.
Lion Al Hammel received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award and Lion Tammy Deacon was presented with the R.J. Uplinger Award for their outstanding service to the Brockport Lions Club at the Lions Family Barbecue.
Justin Sillen planted a sunflower seed which grew to exceed his expectations! The seven-and-a-half year old Brockport resident watched as his sunflower grew and grew through the summer and then produced a gigantic seed head. Justin is the son of Rick and Leah Sillen of Gordon Street.
Seymour Library adds ZoomText internet station
The Seymour Library has secured funding for a ZoomText Internet Station. ZoomText is an application designed for the visually impaired. It has two main features: screen magnification and screen reading. These two features enable the user to see and hear everything displayed on the computer screen.
ZoomText is a magnifier and a reader. It is a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.
ZoomText’s capabilities include: flexible magnification, font and color enhancements, complete screen reading, automatic document reading, full internet accessibly, text navigation and other features.
Additionally, Seymour Library has purchased the ZoomText keyboard and an over-sized monitor. The keyboard is designed for anyone who struggles to see the lettering on their keyboard and makes typing faster and easier than ever before. The monitor is 27 inches.
“The ZoomText Station can be an invaluable resource for the visually impaired in our community,” says Andrea Tillinghast, Library Director. Funding for the ZoomText Internet Station was a shared effort. The Brockport Lions Club, Lions Club International and an anonymous donor combined to fund the purchase for the community. Installation is planned for October 2012.
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Volunteers needed for Spencerport’s 17th Christmas on the Canal
On Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 7 p.m. Spencerport’s annual Christmas on the Canal will take place in the heart of Spencerport village between Amity Street and West Avenue.
The outdoor community event, filled with holiday fun for families and friends, features Santa Claus, horse drawn hayrides, Living Nativity scene, local entertainment on the bandstand, refreshments and shopping. It all culminates at 5 p.m. at the gazebo on the canal with the lighting of the community Christmas tree and the one mile traditional Candlelight Caroling Stroll led by horse and wagon.
Volunteers who can help with the event are welcome and needed. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Village of Spencerport office on West Avenue on September 11, October 9 and 30, November 13 and 27.
Anyone who is interested can attend a meeting and/or simply volunteer a few hours in some way, and can contact chairperson Elaine Spaziano at 585-727-8447.
Holiday of Lights Parade planning underway
The Brockport Police Stetson Club is busy making plans for this year’s Brockport Holiday of Lights Parade. The date for the parade is set for December 2 and the parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Main Street in the Village of Brockport.
Last year, Main Street was full of people watching the brightly lit floats, marching bands performing and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus made their arrival.
The Stetson Club is now accepting applications for anyone wishing to take part in this year’s parade. There is no fee to enter the parade. For information on how to be a part of this holiday event email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for signing up for the parade is November 24. Prize money will again be awarded in various categories to parade participants.
Members of the Stetson Club urge area residents to save the evening of December 2 to come out and be a part of the family fun with an event expected to be larger than last year’s.
Genesee County Master Gardeners plan fall Garden Gala
Genesee County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Garden Gala on Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 420 East Main Street in Batavia.
There will be a plant sale featuring outdoor and indoor plants, mums, chance auction, free soil pH testing and gardening advice by certified Master Gardeners. The chance auction drawing will begin at 12:30 p.m.
New this year - “Flower Arrangements from the Garden” demonstration at 11 a.m. Learn from a Master Gardener how to artfully arrange flowers from your garden.
Sale starts promptly at 10 a.m. No early birds please.
Enter the drawing for a basket of local products. Check out the “Buy Local Guide” available at the CCE office or on the website and send comments to the Master Gardener email at email@example.com. All entries must be in by September 13 to be eligible for the drawing.
For information contact Jan Beglinger at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, 585-343-3040, ext. 132, stop by the Extension Office at 420 East Main Street in Batavia, or visit the website at www.genesee.shutterfly.com.
SPORTS NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Redhawks win home opener
by Warren Kozireski
Sophomore Ricky DiPasquale netted a second half goal and took the indirect kick that led to a late first half tally as Roberts Wesleyan shutout Point Park 3-0 in their men’s soccer home opener.
The Redhawks weathered three solid scoring chances over the first five minutes of the contest before settling down.
They broke the scoreless tie in the 42nd minute when DiPasquale sent an indirect kick from just inside midfield into the box. The ball was briefly tied up among two players and the Point Park goalkeeper before falling to the ground where Matthew Hohler got a foot on it for a 1-0 lead.
Eight minutes into the second half, DiPasquale found the net from 40 yards away when the Pioneer’s goalkeeper came way out of his net and misplayed the ball. DiPasquale shot high over his head as he retreated to make it 2-0 Redhawks.
In the 67th minute, Tedroy Jackson crossed to Michael Cunningham who deked around the defense and found the net from five yards out for the final goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Michael Scavone made three saves - all in the first five minutes of the contest - in earning his first shutout of the season.
“We had a slow start, but once we warmed up we went at them,” said senior defender and Brockport High grad Brandon Conley. “We’ve been working on our defense all preseason, so congrats to our back four.”
Head coach Mark Fish also was alarmed by the opening minutes. “We played terribly at the start, but after that we settled down. It’s nice to get the shutout collectively. We stayed behind the ball and stayed organized plus isolated one-on-one on the attack.”
The Redhawks will have four more home contests in September with Daemon (9/12), Mercy (9/21), Buffalo State (9/26) and NYIT (9/29). Mercy and NYIT are new conference opponents as Roberts makes the transition to Division II and the East Coast Conference.
Roberts netters defeat Medaille
by Warren Kozireski
Senior Alexa Antoni again led the way with a team high 13 kills as Roberts Wesleyan defeated Medaille in four sets 25-13, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21 in their home opener.
The Redhawks spread the offense around in the first set with Kendall Weaver getting one kill and two more points on blocks and Jordan Wilson, Gisela Ocasio and Alexa Antoni netting two kills each.
Roberts lost their offensive rhythm in the second set losing 18-25 before rebounding for a 25-16 win in the third with Ocasio earning four kills supported by Kendall Havener and Antoni with three each. The set was tied eight times - the final at 10-10 before the Redhawks pulled away with a 15-6 run.
The Redhawks sealed the match with a 25-21 win in the fourth set highlighted by a 9-5 run after the score was tied 16-16. Jordan Wilson and Havener each had two kills in the rally.
Freshman setter Maggie Concannon had 39 assists, Becca Maher led with 16 digs and Ocasio was also in double figures with 10 kills. Hilton grad Judy Schultz finished with three kills as she begins her junior season.
“She (Concannon) has the skill and comes from a great high school program (Lancaster),” said co-head coach Jon Meyers. “She is getting used to our system and where we want the ball to go; she just needs to get used to the speed.”
Roberts is next home September 14 and 15 against new conference foe Dowling and former rival Houghton, respectively.
Ontario Honda-Section V Players of the Week
•Class A Offensive Player of the Week - Brockport Senior RB, 6’ 2”, 200 pounds, Denzel Knight had 390 all purpose yards and six touchdowns. He carried 26 times for 279 yards and 4 td’s. He had 4 receptions for 90 yards and 2 td’s. He also had a kick return for 21 yards.
•Class C Offensive Player of the Week - Elba/Byron-Bergen Senior RB, 6’, 170 pound Zack DuBois had 298 all purpose yards. He carried for 16 times for 223 yards. He had 1 reception for 40 yards and a touchdown. He scored 3 rushing touchdowns, the longest of which was for 75 yards. He also had a kick return for 35 yards, defeating Alexander 40 to 13.
•Class AA Defensive Player of the Week - Dan Drummond Senior DE from Rush Henrietta had 12 total tackles (2 for losses), 1 QB sack, 3 QB hurries, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Rush Henrietta 13 - Hilton 6.
•Class D Defensive Player of the Week - Elba/Byron-Bergen Junior LB, 5’ 5”, 140 pound Andy Underhill had 1 forced fumble, 4 QB carries, 12 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles. Elba/Byron-Bergen defeated Alexander 40-13.
Brockport CSD inducts six members to the Athletic Wall of Honor
Six new inductees will soon be added to the Athletic Wall of Honor located outside the gymnasium at the Brockport A.D. Oliver Middle School, for making an impact on the district’s Interscholastic Athletic program.
The community is invited to the induction ceremony Friday, September 21 in the A.D. Oliver Middle School cafeteria, 40 Allen Street. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. Inductees will visit the Wall of Honor following the ceremony and will also be honored during halftime of the Varsity Football game, which begins at 7 p.m.
This year’s class includes: James Fallon, 39 years of service, including 16 years as Superintendent of schools; Bob Ireland BHS Class of 1977 football and track standout; Brian Jones BHS Class of 1975, taught 32 years in Physical Education, highly successful varsity baseball coach (including winning two sectional championships); Ron McCauley BHS Class of 1958, football, basketball, and track standout; Greg Pelletier (honored posthumously), High School Social Studies teacher and highly successful varsity football coach; Laurie Stephens Mangold, BHS Class of 1975, cross country and track standout, inducted into Section V Track and Field Hall of Fame.
For nomination details and additional information about inductees, visit www.bcs1.org/athletics.
Cadets earn early sweep
by Warren Kozireski
Senior setter Jessica Swanson dished out 40 assists and three different players had eight kills as Hilton defeated host Spencerport 25-16, 25-18, 25-20 in girls varsity volleyball.
The Cadets never trailed in the opening game with Swanson netting two of her game-high six aces and Stephanie Pakusch getting three kills.
The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second game, led 9-7 by earning points largely on Hilton miscues and later closed a five point deficit to two points on an ace by Brittany Scorse and a block by Christa White. But the Cadets rallied late on a pair of aces from Pakusch and a kill by Maria Jackson to take a two-games-to-none advantage.
Spencerport led the third game early, but struggled against the left-handed serve of Swanson in a 7-0 Hilton run that turned a four point advantage into a three-point deficit. The Rangers fought back as Christa White registered a block and two kills to put her team ahead 17-15.
With the game tied 20-20, Hilton again spread their offense around with Jackson and Dayle Taber netting kills and Alyse Wenzel an ace in the five-point closing rally to seal the sweep.
Swanson had six aces to go with her 40 assists while Jackson, Taber and Wenzel each had eight kills. Wenzel added a team-high seven blocks, Pakusch five blocks and Jackson 15 digs as Hilton earned their first victory of the young campaign.
Christa White led the Rangers with eight kills and four blocks, captain Emily Leone six kills and Rebekah White 16 assists for 1-1 Spencerport. They defeated Batavia in the season opener.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
The College at Brockport opens new SERC building during Homecoming
As The College at Brockport readies itself for the future with the unveiling of its new Special Events Recreation Center, they are also honoring the past, at least musically speaking. On Saturday, September 15, the Fine Arts Series will present The Gateswingers, a big band, at 7:30 p.m. in Tower Fine Arts Center, 180 Holley Street, Brockport. Ticket prices are $15/General, $10/Seniors, College at Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff and $8/Students and are available by phone at (585) 395-2787 or at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office.
It’s not just the style of music that hearkens back to the middle of the 20th century. It is also a way to pay tribute to one of the sidemen in the band, Dr. William Hullfish, who recently retired from the Department of Theatre and Music Studies after teaching at Brockport for nearly 50 years. Hullfish was part of the music department when it was retrenched, and helped spearhead the music courses when they were part of the Department of Theatre. Stuart Ira Soloway, the manager of the Fine Arts Series, says that “without Bill Hullfish, there would have been very little music on the Brockport campus for the past 30 years. Recently, he was able to initiate performers such as the Jazz Clarinet Ensemble and supervised the Brockport Symphony Orchestra. His knowledge of, and performances of, music of the Erie Canal is without peer. Having him do what he likes to do best - play the clarinet - seems a fitting tribute.”
The Gateswingers, led by Ron Bowks, a 15 piece band featuring swing band sounds of the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s specialize in playing the big band standards in the authentic traditions of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Glenn Miller and other great band leaders. For more than a decade the Rochester-based ensemble has been a favorite of upstate New York audiences. They have played in a variety of venues from Erie, Pennsylvania to Springfield, Massachusetts including city and town festivals, ballroom and street dances to formal country club events.
The Gateswingers concert is just a part of this year’s Homecoming Weekend, begin celebrated September 13 to 16. The cornerstone of the weekend is on Friday, September 14 when the new Special Events Recreation Center will officially open. A list of the weekend’s events can be found at www.brockport.edu/homecoming.
The Holley High School Class of 1962 held their 50th Class Reunion August 17 and 18.
Celebration included a picnic at the Holley Falls, along with a gathering at the Crooked Door on Friday night. The weekend was highlighted with a dinner and class photo Saturday night at Tillman’s Village Inn.
Submitted photo by Bruce Landis.
OBITUARIES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
•Hitter, John R., On August 22, 2012 at age 59, after a brief battle with cancer and with his family and close friends by his side. John was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Kay Hitter and his in-laws, Fred and Penny Curtiss. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Beth A. Hitter (Curtiss); his daughters, Kimberly (Bobby) Devlin and Lori (Josh) Fregoe; his grandsons, Chesney, Logan and Leland Fregoe; his siblings, Ron (Nancy) Hitter and Cheryl Hitter; sister-in-law, Barb (John) Schambre; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Nutmeg.
His Funeral Service was held September 3 at the First Congregational Church of Riga, (Riga Church), Churchville. Interment, Riga Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Riga Church, 7027 Riga Center Road, Churchville, NY 14428 in his memory.
•Maher, Robert J., September 2, 2012, age 85, retiree of Eastman Kodak Co. Husband of Kathleen M. (O’Brien) Maher of Bergen; father of James (Theresa) Maher of Gates, Michael Maher, Christopher Maher, Maureen Maher and Colleen (Mark) Willis, all of Bergen and the late Patrick Maher; father-in-law of Rose Kelly Maher of Bergen; brother of Barbara O’Grady, Marlene (James) Ireland and Donna (Robert) Powers all of Bergen, Geraldine Lichte and the late June Ryan, Gladys Hill and Norman Maher; grandfather of eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
His Mass of Christian Burial was said September 6 at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph Church, Batavia. Memorials in honor of Sundae Rose Duyssen can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85718, or to Churchville Lions Club, P.O. Box 364, Churchville, NY 14428-0364 in his memory.
•Quayle, Timothy A., Suddenly on August 31, 2012 at the age of 51. Tim was predeceased by his father, Richard R. Quayle. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Quayle; grandfather, John Blodgett; his loving wife of 30 years, Nancy A. Quayle; children, David (Jennifer) and Samantha Quayle; grandchildren, Kyilee and Kasen Quayle; brothers, Rick and Rodney (Lori) Quayle; in laws, David and Joanne Kryger; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Tim’s Funeral Service was celebrated September 6 at Union Congregational UCC, Churchville. Interment, Riga Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621 in his memory.
•Aman, Mary Janet (Barton), Age 74, died September 1, 2012. She is survived by her children, Susan Aman, Bob (Karen), Aaron (Sondra), Nancy Aman; grandchildren Donald Sutton, Abby, Andrea, Austin Aman, Hannah Rademacker; brother, James; nieces, nephews.
A Memorial Service was held September 8 at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc., Holley. Contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.
•Davis, Connie May, August 29, 2012. Survived by her mother, Mary; brothers, Ken and Jeff; daughters, Sherri Scheiber and Brenda Enos; five grandchildren, and life partner David Heintz. Connie was the former payroll director at SUNY Brockport.
A Celebration of Connie’s Life was held September 4 at Brockport Firemen Exempt Club. Donations can be made in her memory to Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 Winton Road, South, Rochester 14623.
•Rizzo, Joe, September 4, 2012 at age 79. Predeceased by his children, Peter, Deborah and Frank. Survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; daughter, Tamara (Chuck) Gerling; grandchildren, Donald Hudson, Angela Williams, Nichole Rizzo and Jason Rizzo; several great-grandchildren; brother, Antonio (Mary); sister, Geraldine and her late husband, Jack Brownlee; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Private services were held. Donations can be made to Mt. Carmel House in his memory.
•Czerniawski, Phyllis “Polly” A. (A’Key) (Anderson), Age 82, August 29, 2012. Survived by two daughters, Kim (Jake) Zarpentine, Debbi (Jim) Mignano both of Holley; grandchildren, Donna (Mike) Gouger of Hamlin, Lee (Natalie Farr), Zarpentine of Kendall, Andy Mignano of Holley; four great grandchildren, Michelle Frieda, Mason Gouger, Braxton Zarpentine, Lita Zarpentine; great great grandson, Hunter Watson; beloved stepdaughter, Sonya Lochner of Penfield; siblings, Jerry (Bev) A’Key; Vickie Chrzan, Patty Houhtelling; many nieces, nephews and her devoted dog Daisy. Predeceased by two brothers and one sister.
A Memorial Service was held September 8 at Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, Holley. Contributions can be made to Blue Moon Meadows, Att: Dee Herzog, 1919 Honeoye Falls #6 Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 in her memory.
•Delany, Elna (Diedrick) (Grant), on September 4, 2012. She is survived by her children, Dee Grant-Duffy, Dana (Warren) Mendes Diedrick and Douglas (Barbara) Grant; grandchildren, Edward Mendes, Sean Tutty and Dana Jones; brother, Arnold Diedrick. She was predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Lillian Diedrick of Spencerport; five siblings; two husbands, Herbert “Curt” Grant and Robert Delany.
Her Funeral Service was held September 8 at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Spencerport. Interment, Parma Corners Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Christian Appalachian Project, 2610 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40509 in her memory.
•Whipple, Sandra J. (Seaman), September 4, 2012, age 72. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; her children, Mark (JoAnn), Keith (Naomi), Michael (Theresa), Kenneth (Jeannette) and Andrew Whipple; her brother, Gerald (Joyce) Seaman; her sisters, Marilyn Maier, Charlotte (Lesley) Hagney; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held September 8 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Inc., Hilton. Contributions can be made to the Highland Hospital Oncology Department in her memory.
•Bischoping, Edward J. Sr. “Pinky,” August 31, 2012. Predeceased by granddaughter, Vicki Puffer and daughter-in-law, Tammy Bischoping. Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years Dorothy; children, Gary (Ann) Bischoping, David (Marilyn) Bischoping, Sharon (Ray) Puffer, Ron (Mary) Bischoping, Debbie (Brian) Voorheis, Donna (Mark) Buckley, Jeff (Brenda) Bischoping, Ed Jr. (Sandi) Bischoping, Lisa (Kevin) Gray; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. Ed was a Kodak retiree and member of Churchville Moose Lodge.
A Memorial Mass was said September 5 at St. Christopher’s Church, North Chili. Burial private. Contributions can be made to St. Christopher’s Church in his memory.
•Neracker, Mae, August 28, 2012, age 90. Survived by her husband, Warren Neracker. Her daughter, Judy (Ronald) Vignari; grandson, Ron Vignari; great grandchildren, Caitlyn, Caycie and R.J. Vignari; great great-granddaughter, Aubriana; her sister, Isabel (Norm) Dix; two brothers, Samuel and Pat (Roma) Cammilleri; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her beloved sister-in-law Sydney Cammilleri and Karen and Bill Wright for their love and caring concern.
Her Funeral Mass was said September 7 at St. Helen’s Church, Gates. Interment, Holy Sepulchre. Contributions can be made to St. Helen’s Church in her memory.
•Resides, Robert G. “Bob,” On August 30, 2012 at age 65. Predeceased by his parents, John and Dorothy Resides; his sisters, Kathy Sittig and Janice Resides. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Randi K. Resides; his children, William (Maria) Resides, Jennifer (Mark) Dehlman, James Resides and Jonathan (Jessica) Resides; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; sisters Betty (Mike) Wing and Diana (Robert) Sittig; uncle, Paul Resides; several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was celebrated September 4 at Spencerport Bible Church, 1948 North Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. Contributions can be made to Spencerport Bible Church or the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in his memory.
•Bloss, Frederick L., Pre-deceased by wife, Pamela Bloss. Survived by daughters, Christina Bloss-Wagar, Cassandra (James) LoBrutto; son, Frederick (Marci) Bloss; grandchildren Lewis, Sammantha, Cassandra, Nicholas, A.J., Alexis, Gracie; great-granddaughter, Alina; sister, Wilma Bloss; brother LaVerne (Denise) Bloss Sr.; several members of the Riley family; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated September 5 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Spencerport. Private burial in St. John’s Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hildebrandt Hospice in his memory.
•Testa, Laurie Ann, Died suddenly, August 30, 2012 at age 50. Predeceased by her father, Rocco Testa; she is survived by her loving daughter, Nicole (Matthew) Byrnes; husband, Frank Formicola; mother, Frances Testa; sister, Linda (Michael J.) Schwartz; and niece, Elizabeth Palo. She is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
A Funeral Mass was held September 4 at St. Christopher’s Church, North Chili. Interment Holy Ghost Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.
ARCHIVES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
Local News - Week of September 2, 2012
Upstate Niagara of Rochester named 2012 Best Milk in New York State
Upstate Niagara Cooperative of Rochester has been named the 2012 “Best Milk” processor by Cornell University’s New York State Milk Quality Improvement Program. Upstate Niagara scored a 97.5 out of a possible score of 100 to win the coveted award. Battenkill Valley Creamery of Salem, New York took second place with a score of 88.8.
The awards were announced at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse on August 27.
The selection of Upstate Niagara as the best milk in the state is part of New York state’s Milk Quality Improvement Program, which began in 1972. The awards program started in 1997. Since 1997, the Milk Quality Improvement program, which is a dairy farmer-funded program established at Cornell University by Professor Emeritus David Bandler, has selected the winners of the top quality fluid-milk products in New York state.
The program is funded through dairy farmer check-off dollars, conducted at Cornell, and administered through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Program officials visit all participating fluid milk-processing plants twice a year, and they collect fluid-milk samples for very rigorous analyses.
The collected milk samples are analyzed when they are received and again 14 days later, near the end of the sell-by date. Microbiological and chemical tests are performed, and trained sensory panelists taste each sample and score it for flavor and odor. Cornell food science experts run the analytical tests, judging such criteria as butterfat content and post-pasteurization bacteria counts within the milk’s sell-by date.
Upstate Niagara is a food and beverage cooperative that is owned by dairy farmers throughout Western New York. It markets numerous dairy products, including milk, ice cream mix, yogurt and flavored milk-based beverages. For more information about Upstate Niagara, visit: http://www.upstateniagara.com/
Brockport Building/Zoning/Code Enforcement office back at Village Hall
by Kristina Gabalski
As of August 24, the Brockport Building/Zoning/Code Enforcement Office has been re-located back to the Village Hall at 49 State Street.
The office had been moved from the Village Hall to the Police Department to help strengthen code enforcement efforts, trustees who supported the move said.
Mayor Connie Castaneda said the office was moved back to the Village Hall as a result of the failure in June of a referendum that would have changed the supervisor of the code enforcement officer from the mayor to the police chief.
“I felt it was prudent to listen to the taxpayers,” Mayor Castaneda told the Suburban News/Hamlin-Clarkson Herald. “The move back to the main office is better for constituents. Village residents made it very clear.”
The mayor noted the code office and police department are still able to communicate with each other despite going back to being housed in separate locations.
She stated the village board never had authorization to make the move. “That was confirmed by NYCOM (New York Conference of Mayors) and the village attorney,” Mayor Castaneda said.
During his monthly report at the August 28 Village Board meeting, Code Enforcement Officer Scott Zarnstorff said the office is still working out some bugs but he is, “.... glad to be back,” at the Village Hall.
Brockport Police Chief Daniel Varrenti expressed gratitude to Zarnstorff during his report, “.... and sorrow the Code Enforcement Office has moved back to the Village Hall. Having them at the Police Department helped tremendously to communicate with each other. I hope in the future they will come back.”
Fire District/Insurance Problems
During his report, Trustee Kent Blair informed board members and the community that three people within the newly formed Brockport Fire District have told officials that their homeowners insurance was cancelled following the dissolution of the Brockport Fire Department. The fire department was dissolved in order to create the new fire district.
He said any resident facing the same situation should “reach out to one of the fire commissioners,” or Fire Chief Mike Henry to resolve the problem.
Trustee Blair noted the three homes involved were located in the southern portion of the Town of Sweden where there are no fire hydrants.
Two of the three people involved have had the problem resolved, he said.
“This has probably happened to a lot more people than we know,” Trustee Blair added.
He also warned village residents of an apparent scam in which homeowners are offered insurance for water lines. Residents are offered a policy costing $49/year that will cover them if they need repairs of corroding water lines to their houses.
Residents “... should not move forward” with purchasing any such policy, Blair warned. He said the Village Department of Public Works provides those services.
Judge adjourns code violation case to October
by Kristina Gabalski
Brockport Mayor Connie Castaneda appeared with her attorney Donald Thompson before Ogden Town Justice David Murante Tuesday, August 28.
Judge Murante adjourned the case until October 16 to give Assistant Monroe County District Attorney Mark Monaghan time to address a number of questions the judge raised regarding the charges against the mayor.
In March, Mayor Castaneda was cited for violations of the Brockport Zoning and Building Codes and the Property Maintenance Code of the State of New York.
Criminal charges against the mayor include 14 separate counts of official misconduct arising out of her alleged illegal rental of her property at 332 Main Sreet. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Judge Murante expressed concern over the length of time the case has been in the courts, but asked for a number of clarifications from Monaghan in regards to the charges including which section of code really applies to certain charges and if some provisions are over-lapping. Judge Murante noted he had been familiarizing himself with the Brockport village code.
During the regular Brockport Village Board meeting also held August 28, Mayor Castaneda asked trustees if they wished to rescind their resolution passed during a special meeting July 19 hiring Robert J. Lunn as special prosecutor to represent the Village of Brockport in the case. The village agreed to pay Lunn a $5,000 retainer to prosecute the civil zoning and building violations against the mayor.
Trustee Carol Hannan said trustees were not yet ready to vote to rescind. “We will see in the near future if it is advisable to do that,” she told the mayor.
Mayor Castaneda’s companion Norman Giancursio also appeared in Ogden Town Court August 28 with his attorney, Lawrence Kasperek.
Giancursio has pleaded not guilty to a second degree reckless endangerment charge stemming from a fire at the mayor’s home in March 2011. He allegedly told a tenant in the home not to leave during the fire to keep authorities from finding out about the rental set-up.
Kasperek questioned whether the jury for Giancursio’s trial must be made up of Sweden residents and if Justice Murante should go to the Town of Sweden for the trial.
Assistant Monroe County District Attorney Mark Monaghan said he would need to look into the Constitutional basis for doing so.
Attorneys have until September 18 to file papers regarding the jury.
Feature Stories - Week of September 2, 2012
Welcome home, Gold Medal Winner!
Jenn and Rick Suhr "face the press" in the airport waiting room where friends, relatives and media "mobbed" the Riga residents with affection, congratulations and questions upon their return from the London 2012 Olympic games where Jenn Suhr won two Olympic medals.
Everyone wanted a look at the London 2012 Olympic Gold medal in the pole vault. Jenn signed autographs and posed with many fans at the airport. Rich Suhr, Jenn’s husband and coach, remarked that Jenn is “the first American pole vaulter to win two Olympic medals since Bob Seagran in 1972!” When asked about what their next activity will be, he responded: “It’s relaxation time!”
“The Village of Churchville is so proud to have such an outstanding athlete come from our community. We welcome her back,” said Churchville Mayor Nancy Steedman. “We are planning a big reception for Jenn at the end of September with a motorcade from Churchville to Roberts Wesleyan College.”
Dr. John Martin, president of Roberts Wesleyan College, was among the many fans, supporters and media representatives waiting at the airport. “Jenn graduated eight years ago from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in psychology. We are so proud of Jenn. She does a lot of training at the college and a lot of students talk to her. She is very student oriented,” he said.
Photographs by Walter Horylev
Spencerport Community Chorus begins fall rehearsals in a new venue
Beginning with the first rehearsal for the fall season, September 9, the Spencerport Community Chorus will be at a new venue. The Spencerport Wesleyan Church, located at 2653 Nichols Street (Route 31 about a mile east of 259), has welcomed the group to use the facilities for rehearsals and concerts. Rehearsals are held each Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4:15 p.m.
The Spencerport Community Chorus is directed by Margaret Page Colucci. The Spencerport Community Chorus is a member of the Greater Rochester Choral Consortium. It is comprised of singers from Spencerport and surrounding areas. All interested singers are welcome. There are no auditions but singers should be in attendance at both concerts which will be held Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.
For information call (585) 352-6223.
Cub Scout Pack 724 of Hamlin and members of the United States Marine Corps
serve as Ford Color Guards of the game
Cub Scout Pack 724 of Hamlin, Cub Scout Pack 50 of Farmington and members of the United States Marine Corps served as the Ford Color Guards of the Game at the August 24 Red Wings Military Appreciation Night with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
Pack 724 is led by Nate Beabout, Jason Cooper, Don Belluscio, and Mike Roberts. Members include Ethan Beabout, Zachary Kirk, Toby Belluscio, Ayden Cooper, Ian Cooper, Sam Crocetta, Austin Haynes, Jay Kramer, Alex Nenni, Connor Roberts. The scouts range in age from 6 to 9 and they attend Barclay Elementary School and Hill School in Brockport.
The pack’s favorite aspects of being scouts are participating in all the fun activities they get to do with their friends such as visiting Camp Cutler, participating in the Pinewood Derby, and participating in sports events.
United States Marine Corps members Sergeant Scott Brock, Corporal Kyle Schaeffer, and Lance Corporals Nate Winter and R.J. Makely presented the colors with the scouts. Scott Brock is an Eagle and his skills and time spent as a Boy Scout aided him in reaching his first rank as a member of the United States Marine Corps.
The annual Peddlers Market will be held Saturday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main Street, Brockport. The landmark historic home, built in 1854, is a museum and headquarters for the Western Monroe Historical Society which sponsors the event. Admission is free.
Returning vendors will bring antiques, collectibles, alpaca sweaters and other clothing, vintage linens and china, fresh flowers, organic products, and other items. Offerings from new vendors include small furniture, depression glass, soy candles and homemade soap. Sara’s Nursery will be back selling plants and grasses. The Bakery will again be offering homemade breads by Chet Fery, “The Bread Man.” Farm fresh produce is being provided by DeConinck Farms as well as Kirby’s Farm Market.
“The Art Tent” is returning in its second year with a greatly expanded array of local artists in what is being called “The Other Clothesline Show.” The tent organizer is Judy Czerenda who has gathered many artists, among them: Sarah Hart, Helen Smagorinsky, Bill Stewart, Alicia Fink, Debra Fisher, Jennifer Hecker, Leslie Kofron, Marianne Palmer, Kaitlin Ronin, Karlene VanDeusen, Katherine Weston, Czerenda’s own work, as well as the art of others.
The popular “Junque Sale” will take place in the carriage house with a large selection of varied merchandise.
Music throughout the lunchtime hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be provided by John Akers, a local musician.
Food and refreshments including ice cream, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and Italian sausage with peppers and onions will be available for purchase.
For information: (585) 637-3645.
Spiritual Day Spa designed for women
September 22 event day to reflect and relax
by Kristina Gabalski
A unique and special day designed for women of all ages, faiths and stages is planned for Saturday, September 22 in the church hall of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3747 Brick Schoolhouse Road in Hamlin.
A Spiritual Day Spa - a day of reflection and relaxation - will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and will be led by Anne Klein and Teresa Werth, two area women who have been active in several aspects of women’s advocacy work for many years.
“We are calling it a Spiritual Day Spa because we plan to pamper ourselves in many ways,” Klein says, “although not with massages, facials and pedicures. This is more about pampering our spirits ... hence the name. It’s so nice for women who need a little something extra in their lives.”
Klein is the organizer and leader for two area cancer support groups, but notes the day does not focus on cancer survivorship or any disease. “It is really all about taking care of ourselves, honoring and sharing our lives as women,” she says.
Werth says the day is a great opportunity for women. “It has nothing to do with physical ability, education, religion, or any of the other things that sometimes divide us. It is all about supporting each other as women and some of the challenges, joys and life passages we share.”
The day-long program includes gentle relaxation exercises, sharing memories, making special little “love” boxes, watching a charming movie, considering the power and meaning of women’s hands and generally celebrating what it means to be women in the 21st century.
Werth has presented a similar program to women in Buffalo, Penn Yan and Florida. She says the core of the program grew out of a book by John O’Donohue: Anam Cara.
“It deals with keying in on our memories and the value of our memories. Sometimes as we age, we may not take the time to reflect on the many aspects of our life from childhood to adulthood, or we may reflect on regrets that we may perceive as mistakes or failures,” Werth explains.
“This program, in fact the whole day, invites women to think more positively about themselves and their life experience in a relaxing, non-judgmental atmosphere. I have seen otherwise quiet women become very animated and seen women surprise themselves with what memories surface. It has always been a very positive response.”
Werth adds that the day has the potential to be a life-affirming experience. “Women coming together and sharing their stories can be inspiring and empowering.”
Participants are asked to bring an open mind, a full heart and a loving spirit, Werth notes.
“If you can walk through the door with those three things, you will be ready for a memorable experience. “I would say having no expectations except for a willingness to let the day unfold by fully participating, is the best way to prepare,” she says. “Sometimes something very simple like this day can produce something very profound. That would be our hope for everyone who comes.”
The program emphasizes five things, Werth says: Comfort - wear casual dress and bring a comfortable folding chair, a blanket/mat/pillow and an old clean sock with two tennis balls inside; Ecology - participants are asked to bring a mug for coffee or tea to avoid throwing away styrofoam or cardboard; Economy - keep the cost down to encourage participation and a good simple lunch; Charity - participants are asked to bring a donation for a local food cupboard and a small portion of the registration fee will be donated to a women’s shelter; and Variety - group activities, personal reflection, movie and craft.
“We reserve the right to offer a few fun surprises,” Werth adds.
The donations to the local food pantry and a women’s shelter are a way for the program to reach out to the community, Werth says, “.... to remember women in our community who are not with us physically, to let them know we are thinking of them. These will be small gestures but a lot of this day is about the meaning of things and this is one more way to give meaning to what we do. It reinforces the idea that small things matter and are worth doing.”
Dr. Jennifer Griffith of West Side Surgical Associates in Brockport will give a brief presentation on women’s health issues during lunchtime, Klein says.
The day is for women of all ages, faiths and life stages, both Klein and Werth emphasize, and is an excellent time for mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sis-ters and friends to reflect, share, laugh and learn.
The cost for the Spiritual Day Spa is $15 per person which includes lunch, bottled water, snacks, plenty of great take home material and a full day of activities. Pre-registration and payment are required in order to plan appropriately. Registration deadline in Saturday, September 15.
To register, contact Kitty at 659-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to end Alzheimer’s comes to Brockport Sept. 22
The Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alz-heimer’s Association will host a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Brockport for the first time on September 22. The Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Walk will take place on the campus on The College at Brockport. It will include a one-mile route and a three-mile route, both of which are handicapped accessible. It is expected to draw hundreds of people who participate in honor of their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
An estimated 14,000 people in Monroe County have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 28,000 family members and friends in Monroe County serve as their caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only leading cause of death without a way to cure, prevent or slow its progression.
The September 22 Walk begins at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. To start a team or join a team, visit
www.alz.org/walk or call (585) 760-5400.
Sports News - Week of September 2, 2012
U-12 Spencerport Rangers win tournament
The Spencerport Rangers U-12 MCBR travel baseball team played in the Medina youth baseball tournament on August 4 and 5. The Rangers finished with a 5-0 record and won the championship.
Front row (pictured left to right): Joe Carroll, Drew Palermo, Raymond Richards, Andrew Bertino, Chris Carroll, Brett Patmore, Peter Mancuso, Joe Moschettieri, Steven Holko, Evan Clarke; second row Coach Jamie Johnson, Coach Barry Patmore, Coach Mike Moschettieri and Manager Joe Bertino. (Nick Johnson not pictured).
School District News - Week of September 2, 2012
Community invited to Brockport CSDs Capital Project informational meeting
Voters of the Brockport Central School District are invited to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m. in the High School Auditorium to learn more about the EXCEL/Maintenance Capital Project proposal.
On September 20, voters will be asked to decide on the proposed $19,494,000 bond issue to address specific health and safety and instructional issues. As part of 2011-12 Board Goal #4.5, a citizens’ committee, comprised of staff and community members, began meeting in January 2012 to review the 2010 Building Condition Survey and develop a construction plan to address maintenance items.
The proposed project, as a result of committee recommendations to the Board, would primarily address construction work to buildings, parking lots and fields. The project is designed to improve the delivery of educational programs. Holding this vote separate from the annual budget vote allows the District to take advantage of EXCEL funding (Expanding our Children’s Education and Learning) available for districts throughout New York State. These funds, referred to as EXCEL aid, will reduce the local share of the cost for capital construction.
With the combination of high building aid and EXCEL aid, this proposal offers a unique financial opportunity to complete health & safety, and other reconstruction efforts while minimizing the local tax impact. The current building aid estimate for Brockport is 90.4% for approved building projects, which leaves the remaining 9.6% cost to be paid by local tax revenues. After utilizing EXCEL aid of $657,844, the estimated impact on the tax levy is reduced to 1.16% or ($0.23 per $1,000 of assessed value).
A newsletter containing details about this project was distributed with Suburban News/Hamlin Clarkson Herald in the district with the issue of September 2. Additional information may be found at www.bcs1.org/capitalproject or by calling the Business Office at 585-637-1820.
The vote will take place September 20 in the Technology and Training Center (former Bus Garage), 40 Allen Street, Building 800, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
College students help spruce up Brockport parks
Members of the Brockport Parks Committee in conjunction with The College at Brockport State University of New York participated in The College at Brockport’s Community Development third Saturday of August 25. More than 30 new first-year and transfer students helped spruce up Brockport village parks to complete approximately two hours of community service before their first day of class.
Working in groups at Harvester Park and Corbett Park participants weeded gardens, did pruning and mulching and gave several areas a fresh look. Students said the Saturday of Service projects were great opportunities to get out in the fresh air before classes start. Katie Dubowski, a nursing major from Long Island said, “I joined (in the project) to meet new friends in my freshman year.”
Brockport Parks Committee members who helped were Hanny Heyen, Anita Wicks, and Sandi Henschel. There was also one adult volunteer from the college, retired Dr. Sri Ram Bakshi, and one volunteer from the village, Linda Ketchum.
Photographs by David Knox
Hilton Central students return to school Sept. 5
Hilton CSD families are reminded that K-12 students return to school on Wednesday, September 5 for a full day of classes. Pre-K begins Thursday, September 6.
Over the summer recess, Hilton CSD staff members have been taking advantage of professional development opportunities, serving on committees, writing curriculum, working at the district or regional summer school program, and are currently preparing to welcome students back into their classrooms.
Copies of the district calendar are available in each school’s main office and available online. This year’s student meal prices are as follows: lunch is $2.15, breakfast is $1.25, and milk is $.50. A free and reduced price meal application is available by clicking on the Food Services link at www.hilton.k12.ny.us. Families requiring before and after school child care have the YMCA School-Age Child Care available at Northwood and Quest. A link to more information is available on the Hilton CSD home page, www.hiltonk12.ny.us.
Weddings & Engagements - September 2012
Collins - Heschke
Renee E. Collins and David C. Heschke were united in marriage June 22, 2012 at the home of the groom’s parents in Clarendon.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas Collins of Niagara Falls, New York and Darlene Hoover of Grand Island, New York. The groom is the son of Charles and Virginia Heschke of Clarendon.
The maid of honor was Amanda Albertsson, best friend of the bride. Delene Kendrick, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor.
Michael Bevins, best friend of the groom, served as best man. Jeff Oliver, friend of the groom, was the groomsman.
Renee is a graduate of The College at Brockport with a degree in psychology and is employed at Faber Homes.
David is a graduate of Genesee Community College and is employed at Wegmans Food Markets as a mechanic in Local 118.
The couple honeymooned at Cove Haven in the Poconos. They reside in Brockport.
Jennifer L. Dewey - Richard M. Alexander, II
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Alexander of Hilton are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Richard M. Alexander, II to Jennifer L. Dewey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Dewey of Wayland, New York, formerly of Greece.
Jennifer is a 2004 graduate of Greece Olympia High School. She is employed by Crossman Arms in East Bloomfield.
Richard is a 2006 graduate of Hilton High School. He is employed by the Monroe County Water Authority.
A July 13, 2013 wedding is planned.
Kesselring - Driscoll
Stacy J. Kesselring and Daniel E. Driscoll were united in marriage June 23, 2012 at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Rochester.
Stacy is the daughter of James and Joyce Kesselring of Hilton. She is a 2001 graduate of Hilton High School and a 2006 graduate of Monroe Community College. Stacy is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at St. John Fisher College and is employed as an Agency Account Coordinator at Paychex.
Daniel is the son of Edward and Christine Driscoll of Chili. He is a 2001 graduate of The Aquinas Institute and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2005 from St. Bonaventure University. Daniel is a Financial Advisor in Rochester with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
They honeymooned in Hawaii and reside in Rochester.
Mallory Carter - Brandon Veltz
Susan and Gary Carter of Spencerport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mallory to Brandon Veltz. Brandon is the son of Charlene and Rick Veltz of Brockport.
The bride-to-be, a 2005 graduate of Brockport High School, received a bachelor of science degree in social work from The College at Brockport in 2010. She is a student at Continental School of Beauty for esthetics and a dance instructor.
The future groom, a 2004 graduate of Brockport High School, is assistant area manager of Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
Their wedding is planned for June 1, 2013.
Bower - Geiger
Christielee Bower and Benjamin R.T. Geiger were united in marriage February 29, 2012 at Always and Forever Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The bride is the daughter of Laura Lage of Hamlin and Michael Lage of Hilton. The groom is the son of Robert (Sue) Geiger of Brockport and the late Linda Geiger.
Amanda Webster was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Bower, sister of the bride, and Jilliana Arilotta. Ella Lage, the bride’s cousin, acted as flower girl.
The groom’s brother, Zackary Geiger, served as best man. Groomsmen were Eric Brown, Chris Sielaff and Joe Streb.
The bride received an associate’s degree from North Country Community College, and is pursuing a degree in early childhood education from SUNY Potsdam.
The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from The College at Brockport and is park ranger/supervisor at Massawepie Boy Scout Camp in Tupper Lake, New York.
The couple resides in Tupper Lake.
Zegarelli - Muir
Kristen Zegarelli and Craig Muir Jr. were married on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Stanislaus Church.
Kristen is the daughter of Angelo and Eileen Zegarelli of Greece. Craig is the son of Craig and Terry Muir of Brockport.
The couple resides in Gates.
Kristen E. Robison - Aaron M. Crawley
Kristen E. Robison of Hilton and Aaron M. Crawley of Hamlin are happy to announce their engagement.
Kristen is the daughter of Ronald Robison of Hilton and the late Marjorie Robison. Aaron is the son of George and Lisa Crawley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The bride-to-be is a pharmacy technician for Highland Hospital, Rochester. Her fiance, a graduate of the Community College of Beaver, Pennsylvania, is employed by the federal government.
A spring 2013 wedding is planned.
Obituaries - Week of September 2, 2012
•Kreckman, B. Clyde, age 84, died August 21, 2012. Survived by brother, Jack M. (Ruth) Kreckman of Mooresville, North Carolina; his loving companion, Suzanne Redick of Bergen; two nephews, Stephen Kreckman of Reading, Pennsylvania and Tracy Kreckman of Escondido, California; niece, Ruth Heath of Liberty, Missouri; and several cousins. He is the son of the late Bennett and Flora (nee Blood) Kreckman. He worked for 30 years as a Millwright at General Motors, Rochester Products.
A Memorial Service was held August 25 at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Bergen. Contributions can be made to the Bergen Volunteer Fire Department. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, or share a story at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.
•Rowles, Bonnie L., August 22, 2012, at age 67, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Richard T. Rowles; devoted mother of Kimberlie (Samuel) Donley of Holley, Kelly (Garth) Ottman of Stuarts Draft, Virginia and Beth (Dennis) Wakula of Holley; loving grandmother of Thomas (Jennifer) Donley of Holley, Brittany, Trevor (Kimberly), Zackary, Emma Ottman, all of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; cherished great-grandmother of Caleb Donley of Holley; dear sister of eight brothers and sisters. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Service was held August 25 at the Brockport Free Methodist Church, Brockport. Contributions can be made to Lipson Cancer Center, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621 in her memory.
•Chapman, E. Katherine, on August 25, 2012 at age 86. Predeceased by her husband, Parker; son, Michael; daughter, Teddie; brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Gary (Katherine) Chapman; her grandchildren, Kathy (Ray), Joe, Peter, Sherry, Brian, Shawn; three great-grandchildren, Tristen, Connor, Gavin; nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held August 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencerport. Contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 Nichols Street, Spencerport or Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.
•Fuller, Laurie Rebecca “Becky,” August 23, 2012. Predeceased by her grandparents, Eleanor Keller, Herbert and Barbara Short. She is survived by her children, Stephen Fichter and Elyse Fuller; mother, Linda (Michael) Christensen; father, Roy (Brenda) Short; sisters, Patricia Short, Jennifer (Michael) Bonanno and Beth (Chris) Gregory; grandparents, Wilbur (Ann) Keller; several aunts, uncles, Laurie (Tom) McDonald, Ken (Nedra) Keller; nieces, cousins, dear friend, Norma Fuller. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour.
Her Funeral Service was celebrated August 30 at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, Chili Avenue, Rochester. Interment, private.
•Mistretta, Carmen Jr., August, 27, 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary; three children, Vincent (Sharon), Carmel (Mark) Mancuso and Michael; four grandchildren, David (Jen), Michael and Matthew Mistretta and Heather (Jim) Uhl; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Mistretta, Shayna and McKenna Uhl; two brothers, Philip and Sam Mistretta; three brothers-in-law, Thomas (Joyce), Anthony (Anne), Michael (Pauline) Cringoli; two sisters-in-law, Margaret (Lawrence) Siverd, Theresa (Al) Fantauzzo; several nieces and nephews. Carmen was a Veteran of WWII and a Purple Heart Recipient.
A Funeral Mass was said August 31 at Holy Apostle Church, Rochester. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Mt. Carmel House, 4 Planet Street, Rochester, NY 14606 in his memory.
•Stowell, Michael W., Suddenly, August 25, 2012 at age 59. Predeceased by his mother, Helen Sawyer; grandparents, Burton and Grace Stowell. Survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Charlotte; father, Jack Stowell; brothers, Roger (Leann), Jack Jr. (Grace); sister, Christine Kennedy; aunts and uncle, Sally Stowell, Dolly (Robert) Wilcox; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, cousins, Donald (Jackie) Stowell, Richard Stowell, Thom (Kathleen) Stowell and many friends.
Funeral Services were held August 31 at the Creation Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park. Contributions can be made to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14692 in his memory.
•Lammes, Jimmy T., August 25, 2012, age 52. He is survived by his wife, Tracy; daughters, Courtney, Paige and Tori Lammes; sisters, Bonnie Kelly, Lorena Beisheim and Becky Miller; mother-in-law, Else Barber, several sisters and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Benjamin Lammes III and sister, Charlotte Keppen.
Funeral Services were held August 31 at the Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Brockport. Donations can be made to the Lammes Children’s College Fund c/o ESL Federal Credit Union, 6670 Fourth Section Road, Brockport, NY 14420 in his memory.
•Lapinski, Dorothy “Dottie,” Age 69, died August 22, 2012 with her family by her side. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Paul; daughters “the girls” Sue (Ron) Kingsbury, Mary (Curt) Crumb, Tricia (Troy) Nesbitt; loving “Nana” of Michael, Natalie, Taylor, Ben and Ashley; sister, Gert Mowers; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A Memorial Service was held August 28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hamlin. Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or charity of one’s choice in her memory.
•Chamberlain, Dennis R., August 22, 2012, age 56. He is predeceased by his parents, Austin and Lois Earhardt Chamberlain; and his father and mother-in-law, Ira and Margaret King. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly King Chamberlain; and sons, Dustin (Alicia) and Tyler Chamberlain; brothers and sisters, Douglas and Craig Chamberlain, Robbin, Ronald, Tanya, Ira (Dawn) King; several nieces and nephews; life long friends, Bill Reynolds and John Wilfeard.
A Funeral Service was held August 28 at Thomas E. Burger Funeral Home, Hilton. Burial, Parma Union Cemetery. Donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 in his memory.
•DelFay, Sue (Rose), Predeceased by her husband, Michael J. DelFay; son-in-law, Richard L. Gerow. Survived by her daughters, Marlene (Ernest) Persi and June Gerow; grandchildren, Lynn (Mike Friery) Persi, Michael Persi, Ernie (Toni) Persi, David (Colleen) Persi, Richard L. Gerow Jr. and Susann (Jeff) Green; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jessie Peters and Phyllis Kitt.
Her Funeral Mass was celebrated August 27 at Holy Ghost Church. Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery. Donations can be sent to a charity of one’s choice in her memory.
•Harnischfeger, Craig J., August 17, 2012 at age 67. He is predeceased by his father, Roy H. Harnischfeger. He is survived by his mother, Miriam A. Harnischfeger; brother and sisters, Lee Harnischfeger, Jean (Hank) Heister, Lynn (Don) Christodaro and Julie (Bob) Giambrone; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Ed and Sandy Barry.
Service and interment private. Those wishing to share a memory or condolence, please visit: www.NewcomerRochester.com.
•Morehouse, Sr., Daniel A., August 26, 2012 at age 82. Daniel is predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Morehouse; sister and brother-in-law, Molly (George) Allen. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Gale Morehouse; children, Thomas Morehouse, Alton (Joanne) Morehouse III, Theresa (Donald) Peluso, Edward (Deborah) Morehouse, Daniel A. Morehouse Jr., Timothy (Karen) Post, Brian (Michelle) Post and Jeffrey Post; brothers William (Bertha) Morehouse, Alton (Ruth) Morehouse II and Michael (Jean) Morehouse; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins, many dear friends. Daniel is a veteran of the US Navy and served in the Korean War. He is a retiree of Eastman Kodak after 30 years of service, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 202 in Holley and was a Cub Master for Troop 24 for many years.
Funeral Services were held August 30 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece. Private interment.
•Bauman, Florence L. (Fridd), August 27, 2012, formerly of North Chili, at age 92. She was one of three children of the late Lawrence and Hazel Fridd. Florence was the wife of her beloved husband of 68 years, the late Bernard J. Bauman. Survived by her children, Bernard D. (Anne) and Marcia (Sue) Bauman; grandchildren, Sarah, Brenden, and Justin; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Mildred Walker and her brother Paul Fridd.
Funeral Services were held August 31 at Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., Spencerport. Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice in her memory.
•Kelly, Diane Marie (Fien), died surrounded by her loving friends and family on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was born and raised in Spencerport, New York. She raised her family and has been a beloved member of the Annapolis community since 1979. Diane graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from D’Youville College in Buffalo (1978). She also holds a master’s degree in the education of exceptional children (1979) from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Special Education (1993) with a focus on severe disabilities. Dr. Kelly taught in Anne Arundel County, MD, for 7 years, working with students who had severe disabilities. She began her work with the Connections Beyond Sight and Sound Project at the University of Maryland in 1990. This project supports deaf-blind children in their home, school and community. She became Project Director in July 2000. While at the University of Maryland, Diane served as a statewide consultant to teachers in classrooms for students with severe disabilities. Her greatest joy and proudest achievement was raising her children, Brendan and Lauren. She loved to watch Brendan play golf and visit Lauren at her alma mater, Penn State University. Diane was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, traveling, celebrating life with her friends, and time with her dog, Stuart. She is survived by her loving son Brendan, loving daughter, Lauren, parents Louis and Ann Fien, brothers, Thomas, Ken, Bob, and David, sisters, Nancy Keim, MaryKay Degnan, Beth Yost, their spouses, many nieces and nephews, and special friend Bob Mann.
Funeral Services were held August 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Annapolis, Maryland.