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The Geneseo ghost project continues to haunt the village. Carol Candelaro continues her quest for our spirits. She was digging up other ghostly tales from Court Street the Campus; and the Genesee River.
Perhaps one is connected with the memory of five young boys who drowned, hand-in-hand, as related by John Maniscalpo.
Any readers with new ghostly tales? Please contact “Around Geneseo.”
Geneseo Rotary Cog Grindings
Thanks for donations were read from the Pike Rotary Camp, for several local scholarships, for the Geneseo Concert Series and Good Neighbors. President Howard Stewart received a “New York” shirt.
The Club will meet from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, March 19 at the Big Tree Inn rather than at the usual noon meeting. Those with difficulty in making noon meetings are invited for the evening.
A representative from Focus on the Children spoke at the March 5 meeting. The club thanks those who supported the community pasta dinner.
An e-mail from Aaron Paul Lazar telling that readers can see new layouts of his three title series-the Gus LeGarde Mysteries, Sam Moore/Mysteries and Tall Pine Mysteries.
The e-mail also reported Aaron’s wife Dale is doing much better after hospitalization and her near-death experience with “a precious memory of her vision as to expectations about the Afterlife.” In his e-mail Aaron said this experience changed Dale’s outlook on life.
Genealogy Help Needed- anyone with information on Abner and Betsy Wright who lived in Geneseo during the mid-19th Century? Their children were Sidney and Charlotte. A family genealogist has come to a standstill.
Laurie (Greene) Sharman, March 20; Elizabeth McDonald, 25; James C. Merrick, 26; Sharyn Duffy, April 7.
Crossett Road folk held a get-together at an End-of-February Friday-Out on February 24.
Teresa House Comfort Home and the Rotary Club of Geneseo announced “great” prizes for the March 14 raffle. Included are flat screen T.V.’s, gift baskets, appliances and “much more.” This raffle event will be held at the Valley Oak Event Center with drawings to begin at 7:15 p.m. Ten dollar donations are asked for the 600 maximum sale tickets.
Son David A. Parish surpassed 160 postcards from around the globe as part of his web-postcard participation. Each postcarder believes their country is very beautiful. The latest card came from Latvia with 15 total in February.
It was the 40th birthday of Geneseo’s Young-at-Heart on March 5 with a dinner at the United Methodist Church. The event was catered. The first Club president was John Black. Jim Donahoe received the first award as Senior-of-the-year in 1981. Thanks to Chrissie Carr who faithfully delivers the schedules.
Recipe of the week- A friend tried a recipe called Puppy Chow that she found in the “Lamron.” It’s snackfood made with Rice Chex cereal, and it is easy to chow down as a sweet snack.
A belated wedding anniversary greeting to Louise and Will Wadsworth from February 9. Also to Pam and Bob Widmore for their February 25 anniversary.
As one of the last surviving members of a once large family, it sounds great to hear of someone saying “we think of you as family.” Also, several who remark about keeping the good news coming.
“Livingston News” journalist Howard Appell presented an excellent talk as part of the Mount Morris Dam series on March 3. Dr. Jim Jackson died at age 94 on February 18. As an Education professor from SUNY Geneseo and Holcomb School principal, Jim took a great interest in Geneseo, even from his final home at Morgan Estates. Jim always outscored Dr. Les Poste and myself when we bowled on the College faculty team.
Also a final tribute to Dr. Richard Reilly. Dr. Reilly served with the Naval Reserve for eight years in addition to his great devotion to SUNY Geneseo.
Heard on the Street
A number of best wishes for Jasmin Baron at the Pillsbury Bakeoff Competition finals on March 26. Spicy Sesame Tuna Bites at the Orlando, Fla. finals should go over well. Jasmin will compete as one of a hundred other contestants.
Yes, her husband is “Livingston News” editor Mark Gillespie and the Grand Prize is $1 million!
15 Years Ago in Geneseo
Megan Drive was the scene of a groundbreaking for the Fox Run Apartments in November. Dr. William Small died. James A. Coniglio of Geneseo was appointed Counsel for the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency. Nancy Beachel became Branch Manager at Wyoming County Bank. Travis Thorn won the first Point-to-Point.