A ‘corn row’ in ‘wheel life’
“Corn Row,” “In Wheel Life, Feeling Sluggish” — these are some of the “Steel Blossoms” 2012 fundraising art projects to benefit the American Red Cross.
They were introduced at Dansville’s Star Theatre on April 21.
Genesee Valley Educational Partnership students from Geneseo and York took part in constructing these creations. They were Fred Ingalls, Jack Macauley and Peter Rapone from GCS and Matthew Ridley with Dan Reed from York.
Ridley constructed Happy Days and Tiger Lily; Reed with Say Your Prayers and Macauley with Bunny Love. Fred Ingalls’ Tree of Widsom represented the Red Cross mission. (Yes, Widsom, “Catalog”) Peter Rapone was a joint creator of Daffodil, Hearts of Gold and Summer Window. The others also were joint creators.
These gifted students donated recycled materials from their homes and farms to construct the auction art. They are enrolled in the GVEP Metal Trades Program.
A belated personally-speaking Thank You: At 10 p.m. Saturday night Jan. 28, a sudden squall created a white-out to last a lifetime along Route 20A between Lakeville and Geneseo. Kudos to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department for immediately being on the scene at several locations along the roadway to help travelers.
Congratulations to Kelsey Mamon and Matthew McClure, both Geneseo Central seniors, named as “Commended Students” by the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program. GCS seems to have Commended Students every year.
It was a pleasure being aquatinted with Churchill W. Green, formally of Geneseo. Churchill was an education in himself when he got on the subject of his first name and the Jerome/Winston Churchill connection. Mr. Green passed away on January 25.
Jean Twidale, who died on January 21, was a true Canadian in her heritage, but later a Geneseoan who helped husband Frank after he underwent serious surgery a few years ago. Jean kept a positive outlook. Her wide smile and a few cheery words were always welcomed.
It was reported by Maurice “Mo” Dalton that Geneseo will host an upcoming foreign student during the 2012-2013 school year.
Our guest will be Bridget Rodriquez, a tenth grader from northern Chile. Needless to say, host families are needed for Bridget as the original host is unable to follow through.
Sponsors must reside within the village or town of Geneseo as Bridget will attend Geneseo High School. As some readers know, Geneseo had profited from many exchange students, some from the Netherlands and Australia revisiting years later.
Around the town finds a Country Max being built at the west end of the Livingston Plaza, one more welcome business for Geneseo.
Best wishes to newborn Evelyn Ruth Warner who entered the world on Christmas Day.
Nancy Cleveland, April 19; Robert Irwin, Doris Yull, 20; Tim Hayes, 29; Chuck Payne, 30; Delores Johnston, May 11; Tim Brinduse, 25.
Rotary Cog Grindings
Patricia Moorehouse from the Rochester Finger Lakes Eye and Tissue Bank spoke at a recent meeting. There remains a lengthy waiting list for tissue transplants. President Howard Stewart paid a fine for a meeting gaffe.
Darcy Dewar Lynch was congratulated on a 25th wedding anniversary with husband Pat. Rod Ballingee was another guest. The president explained several upcoming early evening meetings between March and May; those more informal with potential members invited. Adult pasta supper tickets were available from members at $6 for adults according to Past-president Steve Wiener.
A thank-you note was read from Suzy Boor at the College thanking Rotary for an annual scholarship. John Lanpher returned from Florida with a gift for the president.
While walking Main Street it was a pleasure meeting Lou Lombardo and to learn of his efforts in blocking hydrofracking. Once again, a warning from Niagara Falls, N.Y., which has never been the same commercially, culturally, and environmentally following the Niagara Power Project and the Love Canal debacle.
It is reported that United Methodist churchgoers profited from sermons by Wesley Fellowship program director Katie Kreutter during U.M. Women’s Sunday.
Upcoming- The Temple Hill Cemetery Association Annual Meting will be on May 17, 7 p.m. at the Goodwill Center Meeting Room. Donations for Cemetery upkeep can be made to Box 305, Geneseo, 14454.
13 Year Ago in Geneseo
State Senator Dale Volker held a STAR seminar at the Central School. Six arrests were announced at a campus dorm. All six were non-students from Syracuse who had been admitted to a dorm by resident students.
The Swift Family of Geneseo were pictured with guide dog Norway who had been placed in North Carolina.
Wegmans celebrated five years in Geneseo.