Geneseo Garden Club readies flower sales
Who helps keep Geneseo beautiful year-round? It’s the members of the Geneseo Garden Club. Aiding their efforts will be an annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14 according to Diane Hartke.
This year’s sale of perennials from member’s gardens is at the Gateway Park, corner of 20A and Volunteer Road, 9 a.m. until sold out. The location is changed from the Village Park.
Year-round? The club decorates the Village Fountain during the holiday season. They sponsor an Arbor Day tree planting and varied plantings around the Village and Town. Scholarships are presented to high school graduates and for DEC and Genesee Country Village Nature Camps.
Contact persons are Georgene Ehmann and Barbara Anderson.
With the Good Old Summertime comes outdoor music! Sandra Brennan, Kathryn Fitzsimmons, Dick Gallivan, Howard Appell and Tim Brinduse encourage readers to donate toward Geneseo Production Inc., sponsors of eight Village Park concerts during July and August.
The Monday Evening Class remains active according to Catherine Robin. The Class met on April 4 at the Goodwill meeting room. The program opened with saluting a new flag thanks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. New member Sue Bonnell was welcomed. As the yearly theme is “Women Making a Difference”, Katherine Jones introduced Dr. Ellen Kintz from the SUNY Geneseo Anthropology Dept. who told of her involvement with the Maya Indians of Mexico, a presentation titled “Ethnography as Gossip”. Dr. Kintz showed Maya women gathered for work, communicating, and their efforts in strengthening their villages. She brought a dress sewn by these women, also their flower prints and embroidery. Dr. Jane Hogan is Class president.
Village and County chimes and bells rang at 10 a.m. April 12 commemorating the firing on the Union fort in Charleston, S.C. Harbor. Several readers questioned this as the first Civil War battle. The federal supply ship Star of the West was fired on by Citadel students supply ship Star of the West was fired on by 40 Citadel students on January 9, 1861 according to these readers.
Rotary Cog Grindings
President-elect Howard Stewert reported on the District Assembly held April 2 followed by Jan Montanya and D. W. Parish. Darcy Dewar Lynch told of the May 6-7 flower sale at the bank of Castile.
Past-president Margaret McCaughey presented “Her Life” with 23 years as a Rotarian and having been honored as a Woman of Distinction. Margaret was the first woman elected as County Clerk.
D.W. Parish, also 30 years in Rotary and a Niagara Falls native. Ten members toured the new jail. Marilyn Lyons was commended for another outstanding Club newsletter. A second college has been mounted on the member’s page. Sharyn Duffy reported on her full schedule for celebrated an April 7 birthday.
Those who again enjoyed Ken Burn’s “Civil War” (WXXI), observed Geneseo connections. Ex-congressman James Symington, a son of Evie Wadsworth, appeared several times as a commentator. Others were Writer Geoffrey Ward with his relative having a part in General Grant losing his family fortune and Eli Parker who lived for a long time in Nunda as a young man, passing through Geneseo.
An arch of festive balloons, “Wegman’s kids”, and a large crowd of admirers all were part of saying good-bye to Wegman’s of Geneseo manager Rita Gibney on April 16. Her cake was “yummy” too.
Dr. Joseph M. Zaremba died on April 13. A highly respected retired professor in the SUNY Geneseo economics Dept., Joe yet thought it nothing to substitute in delivering the “D and C” for his kids. He was a nice person.
Author Aaron Paul Lazar again is traveling a new literary trail with the release of “FireSong,” a Gus LeGarde mystery.
Another new program benefiting senior citizens! Lori McEvoy announced a Coalition of Church’s project, that of a Nursing Home Visiting effort. On the senior citizen front, Young-at-Heart President Arlene Johnston reminded members about the May 1 dessert meeting at the UMC beginning at 1:30 p.m. the subject will be one-room schoolhouses.
A personal Dog Daze- Our Jack Russell, Brodie, suddenly went on the alert during a recent walk with my son. Brodie sighted a half dozen deer in the distance. His floppy ears shifted to 90 degrees.
With a seemingly lack service in some retail stores, a Good Service citation goes to the employees at McDonalds of Geneseo. Whether longtime workers or newly hired, they are pleasant and efficient. Your nominations for other good-service will be welcomed by “Around Geneseo.”
Kudos to Maya Shaw, Sana Shakeel and Cameron Winkerstern of Geneseo who completed a Red Cross Mass Care class last week. Congratulations to local winners of prizes in the third Annual Teresa House/ Rotary Appliance raffle. Winners were Paul Kreher, Mark Roodenburg, Patsy Pagia, Mae Delabarto, Alena Farmer, Mary Roodenberg, Connie Derby, Pam Hatton, Susan Gilbert, David Mann Jewelers and Jan Montanya Castile.
Another meeting with Town Board member Phil (Hop) Manapol as his plans mature for a Long Point Park Museum and an additional Village sign at the foot of Court Street.
Brenda and Charles Lyons recently visited Washington D.C. where Brenda attended a national craft show.
Mabel Boyd, Amy Lehman, April 25; Doris Bailor, 28; Dean Johnston, May 1; Virginia Youtzy, 2: Katherine Guthrie, 4: Margaret McCaughey, 11; Deloris Johnson, 19; Tim Brinduse, 25.
13 Years Ago in Geneseo
Local restaurants feared unfair competition by the CAS purchase of the Big Tree Inn. Mayor Richard Hatheway presented 1998-99 goals. Richards Smith wished a sidewalk extension on Lima Road. Jerald Wrubel was promoted to SUNY Geneseo Director of Career Services.
Art Hatton paid tribute to recently deceased George Teall. St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church held its first worship service in their new edifice on Palm Sunday.
Kate Capel is the latest member of the GCS District Planning Committee.