Cemetery group seeks public input
The Temple Hill Association Board continues to evaluate ideas for improving our scenic public cemetery. A possible Memorial Garden was discussed at the September meeting. Chris Rider was appointed a replacement Board Member.
Several newsletters report that the Reverend Paul Metzger has retired from the transportation staff at the Central School, Rev. Metzger also retiring from the Assembly of God pulpit in October.
An e-mail from Becky Glass at the college informing of Tom Conlon’s death on Aug. 24, Tom having had a serious automobile accident on South Street several weeks before his passing.
For any postcarding readers- son David A. Parish is closing in on 300 cards worldwide, his latest from a Russian woman physician who took a week for vacation along the Volga River. Postcarders range from teenagers to those in their 70’s, gestures of global understanding.
The Northern Livingston American Red Cross Chapter reported Sue Rabe provided a ride to a medical appointment last week. History-wise, in 1918 chapter volunteers completed 416 sweaters for servicemen. Also knitted in the first three months were 33 mufflers and 13 helmets.
The Young-at-Heart Senior Citizens enjoyed a pot luck luncheon on Sept. 9 with Sally Moses and Joan Reeves welcomed, attending for the first time. The story of the Valley Big Trees was power-pointed by professor David Robertson. Vernice Platt told of future events including a trip to historic Angelica.
Book reviewing off-line D.W. Parish will present “The Civil War of 1812” on Oct. 4 followed by “A Disposition to be Rich” by Geoffrey C. Ward on Nov. 1, Edith Matthews and Amie Alden as reviewers. And Aaron Paul Lazar’s “Terror Comes Knocking” ($17.95) is available. For Joyce Carol Oate’s fans, her latest 2012 book is hard to put down for those who appreciated her well-written, dark life overtones.
“Mudwoman” progresses from an abandoned child to president of Princeton? With some Sweeny Todd mixed in, it’s vintage Oakes.
Kudos to Brian Feuerstein who graduated from the University of Buffalo Cum Laude with a degree in computer science. Carolyn Varner Fisher earned two Bachelor of Art degree Cum Laude in Adolescent Education and Mathematics from Houghton College.
Ben Specht earned an Associate Degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture and Technology, Morrisville. On the post-high school level, Geneseo Central School 2012 graduate possibly will major in international relations.
Belated wedding anniversary congratulations to Nancy and Howard Stewart Sept. 6.
Dr. Randall Gilbert will teach several sessions on Native-Americans before a group of scholars at R.I.T.
Best wishes to Gary Benedict for his recovery from surgery. Also best wishes to Julian “Mac” McFarland at Morgan Estates.
GLOW still is reflecting green power. According to Mary Underhill of the County Planning Department, the GLOW Region Solid Waste Management Committee will accept appointments for collection of household hazardous waste/pharmaceuticals in Livingston County, details to come.
Rotary Cog Grindings
County United Way chair Matt Cole attended the Sept.10 meeting to promote the Sept. 29 Gala in the Valley fundraiser at the Wadsworth Homestead. An attendance of at least 200 is a goal. John Linfoot explained the SUNY Geneseo Advocate program with several board members as guests. A summary of the Geneseo/County Farmer’s Markets was provided by Melissa Graham.
Art Hatton returned from a New Hampshire/Massachusetts trip with a gift for President Brinduse as did Margie Wallin with a Michigan memento.
President-elect Dennis Dawson described a flight over the Genesee Valley, also he and Ann having celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary. Dick Thomas was lauded for a belated Aug. 30 birthday. D.W. Parish reported on the program status to Dec. 1. The Club looked forward to Tiffany Lee’s presentation at the September 17 evening meeting.
Susan Sink, Sept. 14; Marlene Hamilton, 20; Noah Rose, 21; Eric Graham, Gary Weaver, 25; Joan Irwin, 26; Keith Griswald, 27.
14 Years Ago in Geneseo
Keith Hollis announced his candidacy for the GCS Board, one of seven. Mrs. VanRy and Mrs. Carney’s classes followed the Alaskan Iditarod. Mark Peri and Cheri Osborne became engaged. The Geneseo Police Department, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Department, presented an alcohol awareness program at the High School. George Teall died at 77.