Hop gives tour of Long Point Park
Town board member Phil “Hop” Manipol led the County historians on a tour of the Long Point Park museum, June 26, a museum continually improving.
There were revived memories of school bus rides to swimming instruction, a Beer Hall with its fireplace, teeny boats for tots, Coca-Cola Days, miniature golf and, of course, the romance of the dance hall.
Dorothy Wilkins pointed out the structure to the south where dance band members stayed during those golden summer days.
Main Street barber Richard “Dick” Piraino has previously shared his memories in the “News.” Now Dick proudly announced that during January 2013 he with his talents will reach the 50 year anniversary as a Geneseo businessperson.
The Literacy Volunteers of Livingston County reminds readers of mouthwatering baked-goods at their July 21 sale as part of the Conesus Lake Art’s Festival, Long Point Park. President Dianne Krenzer noted that cupcakes will be one of the features.
A further Monday Evening Class mention: Jane Hogan, president of the class, presented Geneseo High School graduate Kayla Bradford with the Mary K. Culbertson Award. Kayla will be attending the Syracuse University School of Education.
Rotary Cog Grindings
Club members enjoyed a Change of Officers dinner on June 25 where Howard Stewart passed the presidential gavel to 2012-13 president Tim Brinduse. There were a number of membership changes due to moving from the area and also in classification changes.
The District Governor will make his official visit on July 23. Incoming exchange student Catalina Rodriquez Sepulved wrote a nice letter from Vallenary, Chile. Team-members from the group bringing in the most Summer Festival ads were honored.
Dr. Arnie Matlin reported the Genesee Valley Peace group met on June 20 at the Omega Restaurant. The organization will support a Friendship Truck that arrives in Rochester on July 9, a project accepting medicines and supplies for Cuba.
The Court Street Community History Committee agreed to produce 30 additional copies of “Another Geneseo History” to satisfy the waiting list and to have available copies for the Summer Festival.
With the possibility of a second edition, families are invited to submit well-organized contributions of their Court Street memories as were welcomed in the original book. Photographs are of particular interest.
A Red Cross e-mail explains that chairs and blankets should be brought to the Friday, July 27 Deer Run Winery Red Cross benefit concert. (6-9 p.m.) Food will be available from the three-legged pig barbecue.
Baby raccoons commonly have been seen on Crossett Road this summer. A bold youngster made himself a nuisance around our bird feeders until the crows ate all the enticing feed.
Tim and Ann Hayes will celebrate a wedding anniversary on July 30; also Chris and Nancy Rider on August 2.
The “Geneseo Scene” noted the retirement of Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs, Dr. Rose Anderson in June. Dr. Anderson, creator of 18 alumni regional committees, also was active in many village activities.
Wayne Mahood, July 16, Tom Spratt, 22; Marion Roecker, 23; Janna Luce, Pat McFarland, 25.
29 Years Ago in Geneseo
Members of the United Methodist Church burned their 20 year mortgage. Tracy Cottrell attended the eighth annual National Conference on Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Kurt and Barb Christiansen presented at Syracuse University. Kurt and Barb Christiansen presented Cub Scouts awards. Judie Brand, Sarah Teres, Leah Maxwell, Willow Kelly and John Koell appeared in “Harvey.”