Milne Library is a community gem
Both SUNY Geneseo and our community can be proud of the attractive user-friendly, environmentally correct Milne Library Special Collection complex on the first level.
Included are the priceless Genesee Valley Collection, the Walter Harding collection, Wadsworth Family records, the Collection Archives and a digital work area. At the October 11 dedication President Christopher Dahl spoke of its value.
Librarian Liz Argentieri was commended for her committee’s efforts. Mrs. Walter Harding was present. As a long-gone College Librarian it was good to visit with Joan Cottone, Donna Howe and Donna Hanna from the “old days.”
The Monday Evening Class went home feeling quite fortunate on Oct. 1 according to an e-mail from Catherine Robin.
At the Good Will meeting room they listened to Cassandra Rogers telling why she chose to immigrate to the United States. It was not a choice many would wish to make but after being driven by war from her Liberian home to a French speaking colony, she was thankful for her being in America according to Ms. Robin.
“Around Geneseo” spoke to soon about the disappearance of local haunts. Much more ghosting is reported around the corner with a featured sci-fi production.
Professor Jim Sommerville suggested SUNY Ghosts II should feature former College presidents as haunts. That was a joke!
A newsletter received from the Livingston County Coalition of Churches reported three Geneseoans on their board, Tim McMahon, from St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Mike Salter also connected with St. Lukes and Deacon Terry Price from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
Dinner gathering guests said good-bye to “Father” Spink of Crossett Road as he prepared to leave for sunny Florida.
The Geneseo Central School Planning Team will be informed of efforts to review standards of excellence and especially how GCS assessments match up to national and regional assessment results.
Tim Cornell, Oct. 19; Richard Hatheway, 27; Craig Lamb, Nov. 1; David Gardner, 5; Kathy Gurak, 10; Audry Irwin Mulcahey, 10.
A student intern is seeking photographs of the Wadsworth stone wall, past and present. She can be reached at 243-5516.
From “Talk of the Town Topics,” Sept./ Oct. 2012- The Pet Chicken Law for Rochester was explained with a $25 license needed to keep pet chickens, no roosters permitted nor commercial breeding.
A coupe must be 25 feet from the neighbors with four square feet for each bird. Jurisdiction in Rochester is under the Police Department.
Best wishes to Papa Jay with his new venture of catering as his restaurant closes. His delicious pies will be missed. More kudos to the Geneseo High School footballers with their school loyalty, maintained during a tough year. A friend observed- “every high school has down years, followed by up times.:
Duncan “Dunk” Hinkly died on July 29. Dunk was a very successful swimming coach, helping to bring many swimming championships to SUNY Geneseo.
Travelers included Shirley Waring with a recent trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, only five blocks from Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Chattanooga. Students from the Genesee Country Christian School enjoyed a field trip of several days at the Pocono Mountains. Back home, son David A. Parish enjoyed a week in London, Wales and Brussels.
In service above self, Peggy Linton, Chad Putnam, Catherine Robin, Charlotte Brummett and Joan Irwin drove persons for medical appointments last week.
Rotary Cog Grindings
There was no meeting on Oct. 15 as members recouped from working at the Hunt Races. Past-president Kurt Fletcher will be m.c. at the Oct. 22 meeting with a college guest. Those interested in joining Rotary are invited to the Nov. 19 evening meeting at the Big Tree Inn. It begins at 5:30 p.m. Several members went to Rochester where they heard the R.I. president speak.
22 years ago in Geneseo
Former High School quarterback Chad Stoffer was named offensive MVP for the west in the Eddie Meath All-star game. Rowley Real Estate opened a Geneseo Office.
Bob Savage wrote about his wonder dog Frodo. Paul and Dorothy Waldeis celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
In October 2012 D.W. Parish spoke on the “Wadsworth Women” at the regional Civil War Roundtable.