Presbyterians host organ recital series
The Central Presbyterian Church, April-May Organ Recital series includes the church organist A. Davis Hurd on May 8. Other “joyfully presented organists” are Carol Cowan, April 17, John Novak, April 24, and Kevin Dill on May 1. Each recital begins at noon at the Church, 31 Center Street.
An April 2 morning scare found fire, police and emergency vehicles at the Homestead and South Street shut down. It could have been worse.
The Young-at-Heart Senior Citizen Club members enjoyed a potluck luncheon on April 1 with the annual hat contest featured.
Mrs. McCauley received a prize for her hard-times lottery theme hat. The Southside Boys from SUNY Geneseo were guests and provided some wonderful choral selections. Jess Baum stood out in his deerskin fringed jacket.
Catholic Charities announces the April 26 Corporate Spelling Bee and spaghetti dinner for the Geneseo High School; dinner 6-7 p.m. followed by the Bee. One Geneseo team will be comprised of Nancy Stewart, Sid Symington, Tim Hayes and John Lanpher. Don Alhart will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Signs of the season-a tasteful Easter display on the lawn of Allen Hawley opposite McDonald’s restaurant. Then Dick Peraino with his Geneseo bear, bearing a large American flag on his lawn.
Raffle winners from the March benefit including Nancy Giglio, Fred Staley, Linda Morgan, Carol Hayes, Tim Brinduse, Joan Ellison, Randall Gilbert, Donna Kelsey, Scott Hicks, Fred Mingrino, Paul Turk, Donald Holland and John Brill. Nancy Stewart took home a 19 inch digital TV.
Rick Osicki and Tom Thompson drove patients for medical appointments last week.
Your columnist is busily preparing his presentation for the New York State Historian’s Conference on June 15 at Niagara University.
Heard on the Street
Several faculty members are monitoring Dr. Bill Cook’s Dante course, realizing it will be their last chance before his retirement.
Pastor Paul Metzger led a group of men on retreat to the Abbey of the Genesee on March 30-31.
The Geneseo United Methodist Church announced a Soup Supper for April 18, 6 p.m. when Reverend Ann Kemper will speak about the Kamina Friends in Nath Katanga Annual Conference, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Rotary Cog Grindings
Food pantry contributions were collected. Pantry contributions also will be collected at the Little League opening day. The Club will meet Kathryn Feathers before she is off to Germany as an exchange student. Dorothy Welch won the drawing.
Guests again are invited to the April 19 early evening meeting, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Big Tree Inn. President Howard Stewart hopes that it will be easier for teachers to drop in and learn of Rotary. In the absence of the Mercy Flight speaker, members related stories of their experiences with the Flight as a life saver.
Rev. Charlie Tyo enjoyed a visit to the Corning Rotary Club. Each member of St. Michael’s Church was fined in honor of the excellent “Livingston News” article about their church. Thankyou’s were read from several groups benefiting by Rotary donations.
Kristen Lynch, April 7; Thomas Sheflin, 11; Bob Topping, 13; Ruth Underhill, 13.
The College Southside Boys already were mentioned. They were guests of the Young-at-Heart. These 12 young men provided an impressive a cappella program. Leader Mike noted this is their 20 year.
A student moving into Niagara Dorm in 1992 sat singing in his new dorm room with the door open. He soon was joined by two other male singers. The small group grew and began regular rehearsals.
Twenty years later the Southside flourish and take part in fund raisers. Each Southside sports a musical themed white tie.
Kudos to Russell Laidlow who surpasses all members at the Central Presbyterian Church with 72 years of membership.
Bill Willer is wished the blessings of a full recovery as is Bruce Godsave who recently spent time in the hospital but is reported to have returned home. David Hammond is reported as being ill as is Don Harris
Kudos to the Geneseo Police Dept. with their speed indicator on Crossett Road. The Road has become a major in-out route for Geneseo with speeding common. On April 13 it was observed a 30 mile per hour limit mostly was observed.
67 Years Ago in Geneseo
World War II news found a sad letter that PFC. Bill Carr died in June 1945. He accidentally was shot by another American soldier. Hope Barkley Gambino was promoted to corporal in the WAC’s (Women Army Corps). Sergeant Bob Lattimer was discharged after having served in Panama.