Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

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A 10-man canoe traveling 170 miles on the Erie Canal from North Tonawanda to Camp Good Days and Special Times on Keuka Lake added to the picturesque landscape of canal communities recently. Shown here as they passed through the Holley area, the six-man rowing team, some costumed as 1840s voyagers, posed for this photo.

“Monkey in a Tree” - Richard Kron of Wonders in Wood is the carver of this sculpture. More than a dozen sculptures are on display at Sodoma’s Farm Market. Photo by Walter Horylev.

A Dwight D. Eisenhower Commemorative Tree was planted by Ladies Auxiliary Post 202, Holley in remembrance of World War II. The tree was planted at the V.F. W. in Holley. Pictured are: (back) Nancy Sanger, Amy Engert, Marion Fox, Shirley Novak and Jean D'Lallo; (front) Kay Bubb, Charlene Favata, Audrey Cole, Ashley Nichols and Boy Scout William Nichols.

Canal Days shelter dedicated - Ogden Supervisor Gay Lenhard thanked the Canal Days Committee for their $2,000 contribution towards a shelter at a dedication ceremony held at Pineway Ponds Park on June 19. She expressed appreciation for the many hours that they donate to the community in organizing Canal Days, and further commended them for sharing their profits with the many residents who enjoy the park. Shown (l to r) Gay Lenhard, Ogden supervisor; Glenn Boetcher, Recreation & Parks Director; Patrick Hotchkiss, Chairman of Canal Days; committee members: Greg Schweers, Denise Schweers, Joann Dorofy, Sue Pucillo, Alicia Saladyga.

2001 marks the sixth annual Summer Lighthouse celebration, and the 126th anniversary of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse, Golden Hill State Park, Lower Lake Road, Barker.

SUNY Brockport Professor Jack Wolsky poses with his Horses on Parade entry. Wolsky, a Spencerport resident, titled his piece H.O.R.S.E., Helping Out Rochester Serving Everyone. Sponsored by the Red Cross, H.O.R.S.E. stands in front of the Rundel Library. Wolsky is one of four SUNY Brockport professors who designed horses.

Sweet July.

Seabury Woods Groundbreaking - Officials from the Town of Gates, The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and Episcopal SeniorLife Communities gathered at The Church of the Epiphany on Buffalo Road on May 30, 2001 to break ground for Seabury Woods, a new senior living center for people of all faiths being built adjacent to the parish. From left to right: Libby Ferris and the Rev. Nancy Stevens of the Church of the Epiphany; Bishop Jack McKelvey; Loren Ranaletta, president; Emily Hawley, manager of program development; Philip Yawman III, chairman of the board, all of Episcopal SeniorLife Communities; and Ralph Esposito, supervisor, Town of Gates.

Phase II of Brockport's Canal Master Plan was ceremoniously begun on June 14, 2001. Participating in the ground breaking at Harvester Park were (l to r) County Legislator Wayne Zyra; Darlene Moore representing Assemblyman Charlie Nesbitt; Robert Brooks, Director of the NYS Canal Corp., Brockport Mayor Mary Ann Thorpe; Trustee Norman Knapp; Robert Waters representing Senator George Maziarz; and Trustee James Whipple. The project will stretch from the Main Street bridge to the Park Avenue bridge and includes an amphitheater, benches, lighting and landscaping.

41 racers entered Clarendon's second annual Soapbox Car Race on June 2, 2001. Kids ages eight to 16 found sponsors, designed and built their cars, then raced them down the South Manning Road hill.

The Spencerport Garden Club continues to volunteer their time and expertise in planting and maintaining the garden in front of the Ogden Community Center. The color theme this summer will be red, white and blue. Pictured left to right: Supervisor Gay Lenhard, Vicke Gilly, Sandy Noto and Jean Weaver.

Braddock Bay Marina, on the eastside of the bay, is located in a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Management Area. It's 300 slips are under Town of Greece management. Photo by Barbara Carder Pierce.

The Clarendon Historical Society unveiled the much-anticipated photo project of pre-WWII Clarendon barns. The photo exhibit opened on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, and continues throughout the summer.

North Greece Road, the main thoroughfare for residents in one of Greece's fastest-growing sectors, ends abruptly in a swamp at Hincher Road.

Tim Stodd, Hilton Crimson Cadet Marching Band director, accepts a check from Frank Uttaro, manager of Hilton McDonald's. McDonald's donated money to support the band's trip to Texas in December, where they will perform in the half-time show at the Alamo Bowl.

Finding out what firefighters do - Spencerport volunteer firefighters invited family and friends to an evening social May 15, 2001 at Station No. 3 on South Union Street. Assistant Chief Tod Ritzenthaler organized displays of firefighting equipment and demonstrations to provide all a chance to familiarize themselves with the duties and skills a volunteer fireman puts into use when on call and enjoy some picnic fare. Above, Tod and Jake Ritzenthaler stand on top of the department's ladder truck, looking up at the ladder which can be extended 105 feet in the air.

Brockport watercolor artist, Dianne Hickerson, received the Best of Show award for "Strawberry Anticipation" (above) in the Batavia Society of Artists' Sensations of Spring juried exhibition. Her work, "Silver Reflections," also received First Prize in the watercolor category in the same event. The exhibition at the Richmond Memorial Library Gallery in Batavia ends May 30, 2001. "Morning Glow" received Honorable Mention in the Italian-American Community Center Arts & Cultural Center Third Annual International Art Show in Gates in April. In another juried exhibit, "Sunkissed" is included among 40 works selected for display at the Thirty-Third Annual Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit at the Kenan Center in Lockport, running through June 17, 2001.

Bradley and Shawna visit the goats at Springdale Farm in Ogden during the spring festival held April 21, 2001. Sheep shearing, fiber arts demonstrations, wagon rides and a petting zoo were other events held that day. Photographs by Rick Nicholson.

The Monroe County Water Authority is building a five million gallon water tank on Lake Road South to replace two smaller tanks. One of the smaller tanks has already been demolished, removal of the second will commence once the new tank is completed in July. The 48 feet tall structure is made of pre-stressed concrete that can flex with changes in the water level. The Town of Sweden owns the water pump station next to the new tank. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

"Who loves pizza? Raise your hand."
The ultimate pizza search -
On Thursday, April 26, 2001, Hilton-Parma Recreation loaded up a bus with 40 youth for a pizza search - to find the best tasting pizza. Pizza Search was created after a needs assessment was performed to establish what opportunities exist for sixth grade youth. The feedback from the needs assessment was used by the department to design this specific event for the sixth graders at Village Elementary. The contest consisted of eleven different pizza parlors: TLC Pizza Express, Pontillo's, Krony's, K & K, Carbone's, Wegmans, Mark's, Tops, Carmine's, Papa John's and Pettinari's. "Pizza Search" lasted for three and one-half hours traveling through Hilton, Spencerport and Greece. The children had a great time and more than enough pizza. The winner, Pontillo's of Hilton, was awarded a specially designed plaque declaring their pizza the official winner of Pizza Search.

Volunteers helped build a playground at Holley Elementary School the weekend of May 4 and 5, 2001. Students, parents and staff have been working for the past 18 months to raise funds for the new playground. The former playground had to be removed to make room for an addition to the school. Fundraisers such as T-shirts and wrapping paper sales, bottle drives, raffles and a Read-a-thon helped make the project possible. Above, volunteer Denise Bedard hammers away at a pole to align the assembly. Photographs for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

Scenes from
Max's Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, April 28, 2001,
in Brockport.

Max (center, waving) and friends. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

The sun-decorated float Max Monaghan rode on. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Brockport's Hill School students constructed this float they named "Space Dogs Invasion." Nearly 100 Hill students came dressed as aliens to march in the parade. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Car Show plans made for 2001 - Last September 9, the Brockport Lions Club and hundreds of people had a wonderful night on Main Street of Brockport where the street was lined with vintage vehicles. With winter snows almost gone, it is time for the club to plan Cruise-in events for 2001. The Lions Club, in conjunction with the Brockport Merchants Association, will sponsor two dates for 2001. They will be July 14 and September 8. For information call 637-7493.

Spring's slow start and cooler than normal temperatures provide the advantage of extending the life of fragile harbingers of the season like these crocuses. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Spring cleaning... Rochester resident Jerry Sullivan, member of the Genesee Valley Audubon Society and the Bluebird Nestbox Trail Co-Monitor for the Northampton site, shows Wolf Cubs from Pack 165 of Spencerport how to clean and prepare bluebird boxes for the spring. GVAS was instrumental in establishing this trail nearly a decade ago with the help of Pat Rauber, a Holley resident and long-time bird advocate. Westside News Inc. staff photo.

Marion McCauley of Barry Street in Brockport hangs plastic Easter eggs on a tree in her front yard. It's been a rite of spring for several years, says McCauley. Photograph by Rick Nicholson.

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