Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

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Carrying the torch - Hilton resident Shirley (Sparky) Hess, 73, dressed in her Olympic Torch Run regulation uniform and holds the torch she carried down Route 5 in Amherst on December 31. A long-time volunteer in the Hilton School District, Hess was part of the Atlanta to Salt Lake City torch relays which is going through 46 states before it gets to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 10-23, 2002. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

A horse of different colors - Patriotism reigns at 296 South Union Street in the village of Spencerport, the home of Alice Sidoti-McCombs. She commissioned artists Robert and Madaline Whiteside, the creators of Horses on Parade "America" and "Freedom" to create her flag horse "Liberty." Whiteside's flag horse "America" was sponsored by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and is displayed as a welcome symbol on the center median on Route 490 east of downtown Rochester. Alice Sidoti's passion has always been patriotism, (she painted her house red, white and blue long before 9/11), a trait she inherited from her mother, Babe Sidoti. "After 9/11, I felt I needed to do something more," Alice says. "Now Liberty will be on permanent display to honor our Spencerport Fire Department and Ogden Police Force." Photgraph by Westside News Inc. staff.

Participants in the senior center program sponsored by the Town of Parma gather around Karen Strauss (she's standing on tip toe). Strauss has served the community and area senior citizens for 29 years. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

Ice coated trees and power lines didn't fare too well in the high winds on February 1, 2002.

Heartfelt serenade - Churchville-Chili Middle School fifth-grader Emily Smith plays a violin solo during a field trip at the Westwood Commons Nursing Facility in North Chili. Emily and Erica Moore (in background) along with their classmates in Carol Pelo and Lindsey Barton's classrooms sang a medley of holiday songs enjoyed by the Westwood Commons residents.

South Bergen on January 1, 2002. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

New Year’s Day, 2002, Northampton Park Sledding Hill. Lack of snow and cold winds didn’t deter these sledders. Photographs by Rick Nicholson.

Memorializing in wood - Richard Kron of Brockport works on a commissioned wood carving, a rendition of a poignant Associated Press photograph taken in New York City as recovery efforts were getting underway following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The finished piece will include three life-sized figures raising the American flag and will be the centerpiece of a memorial monument planned for the triangle of land in front of Capen Hose No. 4 at Main Street and Park Avenue, Brockport. The station is also home to the Fire Museum and several restored pieces of apparatus. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Everyone had a Harry Potter look about them on December 27, 2001 at the Seymour Library. HP trivia, a Quidditch Match and a costume contest were part of the activities organized by children's librarian Jennifer Lindsey. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

A snowy path into the woods. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Westside News office - On their way from this to that, and checking all their lists along the way, Santa and Mrs. Claus made a much appreciated surprise visit at the Westside News Inc. offices on Tuesday, December 18. They posed for this photo with publisher Keith Ryan. Santa and Mrs. Claus have been very busy in these weeks before Christmas, but they get help from Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nau of Spencerport.

Bell Ringers in Brockport - On Saturday, December 8, 2001, members of the Brockport Kiwanis Club rang the Salvation Army bells throughout the Brockport community. Each Christmas, club members ring the bells and help raise funds to assist Brockport families in need. Above, Kiwanian Rich Hudson in front of Ryan's Big M in Brockport.

A touch of traditional Western New York weather added the right touch to Hilton's Tree lighting ceremony on December 9, 2001. Snow and cold put a run on hot chocolate and cookie supplies. Santa visited with many of the attendees, including Megan Godfrey and her mother. Everyone bundled up for the area's first cold evening this season. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Santa visits Parma - Over one hundred youth and as many parents enjoyed the 13th Annual Lunch With Santa on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at the Hilton Community Center. This magical event, co-sponsored by Hilton-Parma Recreation and Hilton McDonald's, included entertainment from magician Bill Gormont, a visit from the Grinch and an opportunity to sit with Santa. Parma Seniors volunteered to serve the McDonald's meal and took care of the clean-up detail following the event. Above, four-year-old Sarah Pirnie from Hilton shares a moment with Santa.

Black Creek Blues. Black Creek in November. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Operation EDITH contest winners - This past October at the Spencerport Fire Department Annual Open House, Drew DeJohn, who attends the Leo Bernabi School, entered the Exit Drills in the Home contest. Because of his thoroughness in drawing an escape plan, Drew was chosen the winner. On Monday, November 26, 2001, Drew received a ride home from school in a fire truck accompanied by firefighter Mitch Flagg.

Grass and sky. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Chosen in a random drawing, Ashley Coleman and several other children had the honor of riding along with Santa on November 17, 2001, when he arrived in Brockport. Taylor Klafehn, Alyssa Marcera, Taylor Sue Hermance and Matthew Mank also rode along. The folks at Ryan's Big M, particularly the produce manager, have an "in" with Santa, who gave children apples from his bag. With a firetruck escort through Brockport's business district, the Clydesdales-drawn sleigh traveled from Ames Plaza to Ryan's Big M. Russ Curtis of Curtis Carriages in Kendall was the coachman. Photo for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

A special Veterans Day at the Barclay School - Barclay Elementary School third grader Tyler Fallon, son of School Superintendent James Fallon, reads a letter about World War II with his grandfather, Army veteran Bill Reardon. At the school-wide Veterans Day celebration on November 7, 2001. Reardon shared his experiences during World War II with the 700 students, staff and visitors. United States Navy veterans Ron Ayrault, Dan Sell and Jim Conely; and United States Air Force veteran Pete Barber were also there for the celebration. Other activities included patriotic readings and songs.

Ready for Spring occupancy. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Up to their ears in bears! Nigel Walker, Sarah Jones and Jared Kaminski are surrounded by some of over 700 bears donated to Operation Teddy Bear by the elementary and middle school students of Hilton. A project conceived by and organized by Jodi Lysiak, Character Education Coordinator for the Hilton Central School, it will provide stuffed animals for the children of victims of the NYC Fire and Police Department. Hilton's Big M provided a drop box for the bears and 28 Asset Ambassadors (5th graders from the classes of Miss Lioudis and Miss Monagon) helped prepare the bears and added tags stating A "BEAR HUG" form "the little village with the big heart" Hilton, New York. Lysiak said that one first grader came up to her with a bear and said: "When I was younger I used to sleep with it but now someone else needs a bear hug." He then said "Bye, Bye" and skipped out into the hall. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

Fundraisers - Olivia Kohut, 10; Clarendon Lions President Donald Knapp; Kerri Thomas, 10; Kaci Schiavone, 10; and Sydni Schiavone, 8 (left to right above), all from Holley, made red, white and blue lapel ribbons to sell. They earned $238 which they donated to Lions Club International New York City Disaster Fund through the Clarendon Lions Club.

Oxford Street demolition. Five homes in the Village of Brockport were razed in October 2001. The 3M Company purchased the properties earlierin 2001 with the intent to remove them because of their proximity to hazardous waste at the former manufacturing facility. It took only about 10 minutes to knock down 19 Oxford Street, above. Families that live on the west side of the street were given the opportunity to stay at a local motel during the week-long demolition. 3M also gave those families a $250 stipend for their inconvenience. A Memorandum of Understanding between 3M and the Village of Brockport defined the scope of the demolition project. At some point in the future, the DEC may require remediation of the properties. Photo by Walter Horylev.

November Sunset.

Chili FD sharpens its skills - With the increasing number of ponds in the town neighborhoods of Chili, Chili Fire Department crews have kept busy sharpening their skills in water rescue. Volunteer fire crews practice in both warm and cold weather conditions. Water and ice rescue equipment is located in all four firehouses in Chili. Although most of the ponds in Chili are small, a large number are in residential areas and fire crew need to maintain their skills if an emergency should arise. The crews pictured above are from Company #2 in North Chili and are practicing in a pond located at College Greene. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Chili Fire Department or its ambulance corps can call 889-2873.

Barges along the canal in Adams Basin.

A Dutch oven cook-off was one of the highlights of the Northern Lights District Fall 2001 Camporee held October 19-21, 2001 at Mendon Ponds Park. Boy Scout troops from all over the Greater Rochester area competed to see who could cook the best three-pot meal. Other activities during the family weekend included sports, archery, games and a scout skill midway. The cook off was sanctioned by the International Dutch Oven Society. Photoby Karen Fien.

June and Roger Rouse and their corn at the North Chili Farmers Market. Photos by Barbara Carder Pierce.

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