• 2019 Monika W. Andews Creative Volunteer Leadership Award

    Donald Grentzinger honored for his leadership and impact in the farming community “I thoroughly enjoy farming!” Donald Grentzinger said.  He recalled in his high school years he “wanted to be a farmer.” He grew up on a dairy farm and would milk cows at 5 a.m. before he...

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  • Moving south and downsizing: both recharging and challenging

    A “Farewell to Brockport” letter from Dianne and me appeared in the November 10 issues of Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald. We have moved from Brockport to Toano, Virginia. The move is a major change for us,...

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  • Dianne and Doug Hickerson have contributed to the Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald for over 27 years. They are bidding a fond farewell to their beloved Brockport and will be moving to Virginia at the end of the month.
    A farewell to Brockport

    Dear Reader,  Many people are aware that Dianne and I will be moving to Virginia at the end of November. This downsizing in our “golden years” is needed and beneficial to us, including being close to family...

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  • Standing in the office of the president at The College at Brockport are: President Heidi Macpherson, Ph.D. and Professor Allan Macpherson, Ph.D. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Dr. Heidi Macpherson reflects on five years as president of The College at Brockport

    “I have been very lucky in my life to do work that actually transforms people’s lives.” “In our fifth year here at Brockport, we were discussing how quickly the time has gone and how invested we feel in the village and the college – I am speaking for both of...

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  • Meet Michael Boedicker, the new Director of Seymour Library

    Mike Boedicker is the new Director of Brockport’s Seymour Library. In his first week on the job, we met in the library. Mike spoke about his background and the goals he has for Seymour. Looking much younger...

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  • Students enjoyed Walk to School last year. Photo courtesy of Brockport Central School District.
    “Walk to School Day” October 2 in its fourteenth year

    Wednesday, October 2, is set for the sixth annual “Walk to School Day” in the Brockport Central School District. A similar event takes place that day in 40 countries, involving millions of children, parents, and community leaders....

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  • Fine Art Show coming to Morgan Manning House September 28-29

    The second Morgan-Manning Fine Art Show will be held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 in the Carriage House of the Victorian Morgan-Manning Home, 151 Main Street in Brockport.   The event will showcase and...

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  • Brenda Tremblay sits at the console of St. Luke’s new pipe organ. The photo shows some of the new pipes and the “case” made of white oak. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    St. Luke’s blessed with new priest and new pipe organ

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brockport has had an exciting summer. They announced a new priest being ordained in the fall. And, the church received a rare pipe organ from an anonymous donor. On June 1, The...

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  • Bill Andrews stands next to an 1858 Monroe County map, one of many maps on display in the second-floor hallway of Hill School. On February 15, he addressed the Hill School students about history. Ending his remarks, he said, “There are many ways to learn about history, and many ways you can be involved in making history real for other people. The maps in your halls are only one small way, but they are a start. Make good use of them.” Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Bill Andrews receives state “Excellence in Promoting Local History Award”

    Historians of New York State (APHNYS) selected Dr. William “Bill” Andrews for the 2019 “Excellence in Promoting Local History Award.” The award will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the APHNYS Annual Meeting on September 10....

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  • Peddlers Market features auctioning of Chippendale mahogany highboy

    The Western Monroe Historical Society at Morgan-Manning House, 151 Main Street in Brockport, will present its annual “PEDDLERS MARKET – Community Household and Carriage House Sale” on Saturday, September 7. The event runs from 9 a.m. to...

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