Local writer pens ‘marble mystery’
“Healey’s Cave” is the first in the Great Marble Mystery series by Aaron Paul Lazar. The title is available at Barnes and Noble as a pre-order. Retired family physician Sam Moore, a “methodical man,” is also a sleuth.
Lazar hopes a “Healey’s Cave” will be followed by “Double Forte” and several other titles with Gus LeGarde as the hero. Geneseo certainly has a claim to the talented author, Aaron Lazar.
Young-at-Hearters feasted on an assortment of fine food at their picnic on August 1, United Methodist Church pavilion. President Arlene Johnson was privileged to congratulate Eleanor “Sis” Spratt on her 90th birthday, complete with a special cake.
There was a large attendance with many guests. Lucretia Greene explained TRIAD’s Yellow Dot vehicle safety project. Guests from New Mexico were introduced. It wasn’t Lawrence Welk but the musician with his accordion was much appreciated.
Rotary Cog Grindings
Louise Wadsworth spoke on Main Street/ Downtown development. Louise formerly operated Pictures and Presents for 26 years before heading the Alliance for Business Growth.
In her words- “we’ve been in a recession but people still want to start businesses.” Past-president Dick Gallivan stepped in for vacationing president Matt Gaynor.
On August 16 members journeyed to the Rotary Camp at Pike, N.Y. for an outing. Kurt Fletcher told of his son’s role in Livonia’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
John Davis Jr., August 23; Sarah and Ethan Roth, 26; Mallory Crane, Pegi Warner, 27; Dennis Dawson, September 7.
Alberta Dunn and this columnist attended the Livingston County Historians meeting where County Historian Amie Alden instructed in the use of the County Web-site. The amount of information is really impressive.
Another summer tour found Environmental Management Council members visiting the wilds on the east border of Letchworth Park in the Dygert/River Road area. Environmental Educator Doug Bassett led members on a hike to Dishmill Falls. Barbara Davis was one spirited hiker while Rob Donnan with his children also braved rough ground to the former mill site.
Kudos to Diane Harke who drove a woman needing a ride to the doctor in Geneseo while Lyle Lehman transported another patient for an eye-exam.
It was reported Bruce Godsave has recovered after a physical episode. Doug Poole now resides at a Rochester nursing home.
A personal note
Theresa “Terry” Mistretta died in Mount Morris on August 2. The August 5 “News” printed her complete obituary. As a member of the Joint County Museum Board, Terry was always so cooperative in helping plan events and being hostess at the Mills Mansion. Terry, with such a positive outlook on life.
A scheduled book review for October- on October 7, Myra Herlihy will review “Nomad” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Wadsworth Library beginning at noon. The public is welcomed. Cookies and beverages are available.
More kudos to Ben Specht who is this year’s Scott Manly Scholarship Recipient. The award is approved by David and Jean Manly, Scott’s parents. Ben plans on earning a Bachelor of Technology Degree in dairy management at SUNY Morrisville.
Mary Weidner mentioned that a son travels to China several times a year as part of his professional duties at the University of Montana. He is a professor of Chinese languages at the University. Only a few years ago, such a specialty was thought of as being outside the loop, now it is glamorous and necessary.
Thanks to Edith Matthews and Pat for a gift of the Updated Central Presbyterian Church “Through the Years: 200th Anniversary 1810-2010.” It was released during the church’s 200th anniversary celebration.
Howard and Nancy Stewert celebrated a wedding anniversary on September 6.
Another poem by Harold Wilber Wright is on the subject of “An Easter Dawned” as a score gathered in the garden to pray.”
The annual Crossett Rd. neighbor summer picnic was held on Aug. 18 at the home of Ron Spinks. The event was co-hosted by Ron and neighbor Laura Neus. There were 35 people in attendance and the neighbors enjoyed catching up on happenings in the neighborhood.
Nine years ago in Geneseo
Margaret “Peg” Dudley and Dr. Harold T. Karl died. Doug Welch and Donna Preston were awarded Garden Club recommendations. Yvonne E. Watkins retired from the Geneseo Central School superintendancy.