Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

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Cameron Sformo (right) was the winner of the 2001 Spencerport Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. His poster depicting "Together in Peace" was selected from several entries in Mrs. A. Limbeck's class. The poster was sent to the Lions District 20-E-1 for competition with all the winning entries from the 40 plus clubs in the district. Cameron's entry placed third in that portion of the competition. He received savings bonds in each competition.

Barclay Elementary School first-graders enjoy the chicken dance with classmates during the grand-opening celebration of their new gym.

Keeping in touch - Joan Wilson (at keyboard) gets e-mail tips from Hilton East Recreation Director Bonnie Beiswenger. They've been working together on the computer, learning how to e-mail messages, for a couple of weeks. Joan, a Hilton East resident, wants to keep in touch with her step-daughter on Canaseroga, NY. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

It's a horse, of course! Brockport art teacher Paula Crawford has a horse in her house! One of the 600 designs submitted for the painted horse project, Crawford's horse will depict the High Falls area in Rochester by day on one side and by night on the other. This is a submitted photo.

As spring approaches, it's time to tap the maple trees in the northeastern United States. At Maple Grove Farms, 4394 South Holley Road, Holley (north of Route 31A) the cool nights and warming days keep the sap running for maple syrup production.

Past Lion District Governor Ray Ernenwein, flanked by David Seamen, state assemblyman from the 139th district and Charles Nesbitt, state assemblyman from the 137th district, holds a proclamation of "Liberty Day." Supporting the trio are Lions Club members June Knapp, Albion, Don Knapp, Clarendon, Howard Conroy, Medina, District Governor Pat Butler, John Wing, Kendall, and, in the far back, George Herring, commissioner of jurors for Orleans County. The event celebrates the Lions Club support for a program to provide school students with a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The aim of the program is to promote a better understanding of liberty and to nurture patriotism. Photograph for Westside News by Walter Horylev.

A arch of snow covered trees nicely frames the Hilton Community Center. Photo by Walter Horylev.

March came to the area like a lion with a two-day snow storm March 5 and 6, 2001. Varying snow accumulations were recorded, the highest off the Lake Ontario shore, and generally more than 15 inches were tallied. Photo by Rick Nicholson, Lawton Road off Route 19 North.

Above: Instructor Randy Pikuet oversees the curling “class” learning how to sweep in front of the stone. It was all part of an open house on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, 2001, at the Rochester Curling Club on Deep Rock Road, Rochester. A number of newcomers were introduced to the sport even though the temperature indoors was 32 degrees; there was no wind! At left: Zack Phillips begins the slide.
It was a dramatic moment when the steeple was lifted off the Ogden Presbyterian Church on February 13, 2001. Manning, Squires and Hennig, a general contractor operating from Batavia, carried out the operation. It took less than five minutes to carefully lower the 177 year-old steeple to the ground. Plans are to include the gold-leaf metal dome in the new steeple. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Parma Snowfest - Saturday, February 3, 2001: Temperatures in the 20s and a light dusting of snow didn’t keep visitors from enjoying ice fishing, wagon rides, cross country skiing and dog sled demonstrations. To offer winter a little assistance, a 12-foot mountain of snow was plowed together and the town secured the services of a “Backyard Blizzard” snow-making machine for snow sculptors to use. Carnival-style games with a winter theme, such as snow golf, hockey shoot, snowball toss and score“o” were very popular. Photo from H-P Recreation.

A winning season - Hilton High School Varsity Cheerleaders take Championship: Section V Division AA, their first Sectionals championship.

Jim Fischer, wearing a sailor's hat from the period, presents programs on "Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario." At a standing room only crowd at the Seymour Library on January 18, Fischer told the story of two ships sunk during the War of 1812, the Hamilton and the Scourge, that lie perfectly preserved at the bottom of Lake Ontario off Canadian shores. Jim talks about the plans for exploration and possible recovery of the ships; the slides show details of cannons, cutlasses and ship features. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

The Lake Ontario Shoreline is clearly defined by snow and ice. Photo by Walter Horylev.

A bit of a thaw the week of January 8, 2001 helped icicles formed during cold and sunny January days grow longer and longer. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Ed and Megan Tardge sledding at Northampton Park.

The April 8 fire that destroyed Hilton's Canning Street including the Craft Antique Co-op was among the most memorable news stories of the year 2000.

Driver Ed Zarpentine dumps another load of salt into a spreader under the watchful eyes of Parma Highway Superintendent Brian Speer. The salt has been sprayed with MAGIC, an additive that enhances salt effectiveness and reduces corrosion, and which makes the substance brown. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

All dressed up in holiday finery, Miss Ellie and Maggie are raring to go. Tow of Kruger Farms Cyldesdale horses, they are sisters and were born on the same day, one year apart. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Basel's Restaurant, a popular Parma eatery located on Ridge Road, was destroyed by fire December 10, 2000. It took firefighters about an hour Sunday night, beginning at 9:40 p.m. to bring the blaze under control. The fire rekindled Monday morning at about 4 a.m. It took firefighters about an hour and a half to bring the second blaze under control. The restaurant was closed at the time of both fires and no one was injured. Photo for Westside News by Rick Nicholson.

The Clyde W. Carter Gazebo along the canal bank in Spencerport is dressed up for the holidays.

Santa comes to lunch - Santa made a visit to Parma on Saturday, December 9, 2000 and over 120 youth and as many adults welcomed him as part of H-P Recreation's Lunches with Santa. The magical day began with lunch for the kids and a little gift sponsored by Hilton McDonald's, and snack for the adults. After raffle drawings, all were entertained by Professor Runamuck and The Artful Dodger who put on their "Just Foolin' Around" holiday show. Every child had an opportunity to visit with Santa, have a photo shoot, and receive a special gift from Saint Nicholas. The Parma Seniors volunteered to serve meals and help with tidying up. Above, four-year-old MacKenzie Dude from Hilton shares her thoughts with Santa.

A good spot for bird watching - Perched out of the wind near a Hamlin Beach State Park Lodge, Sheryl Ewald, Dick Mather, Carolyn Cass, Jeannine Fox, William Symonds, Kurt Fox and Eldon Remy watch for migrating species.
Vehicles are sure to pause as they enter the popular Tunnel of Lights at the 2000 Eckerd Celebration of Lights Show. Tens of thousands of bulbs create the moving tunnel effect.The light show is in its second year at Northampton Park in the towns of Ogden and Sweden. Altogether, more than two million lights, synchronized to holiday music, treat visitors to a variety of dis-plays, including a reindeer ski jump and a poinsettia-lined lane. Photograph by Rick Nicholson for Westside News
Hilton Women's Soccer walks for Cancer Awareness - The Hilton Women's Varsity/ Junior Varsity Soccer Teams raised $2,120 for Breast Cancer Awareness last month in the Annual Walkathon, according to Coach Deb Lipani. The teams walked the Blue Cross Arena Course in order to support Breast Cancer Research.
Peter Mills wants Ridge Road Station to be a shopping experience filled with fun and wonder, as well as and impetus for economic develop-ment in the Town of Murray. "If we had opened on the east side of Rochester, we’d do three to five times the business we do here," Mills said. "But we’re interested in this location, in making something happen in this community. And we know that once people do come here, they do come back."
Josie Waverly displays her most treasured memento of her road trip days, an autographed picture of Loretta Lynn with the inscription: "To Josie: Love you, Loretta Lynn." Photograph by Walter Horylev.
At 1,000 gallons per minute, this Barnard Fire Department pumper is proving it functions correctly. On October 16, 2000, Bob Floyd of Floyd Truck Maintenance tested fire trucks from both Barnard and Spencerport along the canal bank in downtown Spencerport. Each year all fire pumpers are tested to be sure they meet state standards, Floyd said. The canal comes in handy as a readily available source of water. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Leisa Strabel.
Rachel Walker, 14, of Hamlin, won the "Anne of Green Gables Look-alike Contest."

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