From one Livingston County to another
A column reader, Charles Crossett, forwarded an e-mail. Charles told of being born in Mount Morris, Genesee County, Michigan. Later he moved to Livingston County, Michigan. Presently he is searching information on a James Crossett of Livingston County, N.Y. To complete the circle, this columnist lives on Crossett Rd.
Elizabeth (Wid) Adams was interviewed on TV Channel 13 after her return from a Veteran’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Wid was a member of the WAVES during World War II when she met her future husband Tom.
Avon Green Heroes
As part of his volunteerism at the July 28 Avon Green Senior Apartment disaster, Gary Thompson secured 60 lunchables and two boxes of fruit juice for the displaced senior citizens while Serena Kniffin volunteered as another Red Cross helper.
Only in America
Rick Castor and Laurel Nelson are creating a new non-profit residential program for 18-23 year olds. The purpose would be a year’s program of transition for young adults who could gain a vision of God’s call in their life.
Rotary Cog Grindings
The club recently made donations to the Family Wellness Program and the ARC 5-K run among several examples of service. Resignations from Jean Lindsay; Gail and Rose Anderson were accepted. Randy White from Perry was given applause as a visitor. Our Club’s Haiti Shelter Box has been deployed. Dave W. Parish reported on the Keyboard Kamp recital at Morgan Estates while Deloris Johnson gave her biography. 13 members visited the Rotary Camp at Pike, where 107 kids of various ages enjoyed a week. The Eastern States dinner will be in October.
Joyce and Dorothy Ayotte reported their prize-winning cat and was awarded three more honors at a Brockport Feline competition.
Charlotte McLean, Sept. 1; Noah Crane, 2; Amanda Bowes, 4; Gail Chason, 9; Noah French, 20; Rick Rosier, 22; Myrtle Merritt, 23; William Derby, Oct. 26.
The 15th annual John Vonglis golf tournament will be held on Sept. 26 at the Old Hickory Country Club in Livonia. (”Churchmouse”) The tournament remembers Mr. Vonglis and his efforts with the CPC Field of Dreams; one that John was instrumental in helping to build.
Ray Lindquist’s book review on a “Millenian Trilogy” by Stieg Larrson on Sept. 2 was well-attended at the Wadsworth Library.
Kudos to Scott Kamakaris who donated a large number of stress balls to the Pike Rotary Camp, a place that he has enjoyed for 20 years as a camper and then a counselor.
The Geneseo Young-at-Heart will carpool to visit the Genesee Valley Hunt hounds before viewing the Hunt parade.
She’s been online. Kaitlyn Bailey earned a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science with a minor in Forensics from the University of Florida but not by actually attending classes. Instead, she completed an online degree program. Kaitlyn is employed by Erie County as a forensic chemist.
Speaking of on-line, this columnist feels like Mrs. Pickles of the comic strip. She feels more irrelevant each time she reads a People Magazine and finds more celebrities she never heard of.
It was reported Jill Emery Phillips recently visited Geneseo. Jill once lived here and went on to be head of the U.S. Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor in the Ronald Reagan administration.
Bill and Mary Derby celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on August 25. Gregg and Kathy Johnson will mark their anniversary on Sept. 21.
A Triple Threat Team- Kurt Fletcher, John Lanpher and Matt Gaynor will perform as a spelling bee team on Sept. 9 at the County Corporate event.
18 Years Ago in Geneseo
The entrance from the Livingston Plaza onto Jacqueline Way was described as a “total mess” in the “Republican.” St. Mary’s Church was pleased with their new chapel in the Parish Center according to Madeline Perry. Dana Passamonte Jr. and Leigh Brooks were married at the Geneseo United Methodist Church. Nancy O’Dea and Jeanette McClellan were instrumental in securing our village as a National Historic Landmark.
Dr. Robert Anemone from SUNY Geneseo explained the significance of varied ages of Mastodon teeth.
Kudos to Linda Bugbee who has completed 21 years at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Village Board member Sandy Breean reports she is recovering quite well after a painful fall.