Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

page 1page 2page 3page 4page 5page 6page 7page 8
page 9page 10page 11page 12page 13page 14Historical Hilton

This chickadee quieted down for a moment; otherwise, it flitted about in erratic flight in the backyard of Paule and Laurie Reisinger or Spencerport. Photograph by Walter Horylev. In recognition of the work the couple has done to benefit nature, the National Wildlife Federation recently certified their yard as a Wildlife Habitat. more

The Erie Canal breach, some 50 foot in width, still had surging flood waters flowing through it over two days after the breakthrough last week. Washed out bank soil can be seen near the middle of the canal where it was piled up high enough to top the normal winter water level. Canal Corp. crews expected to have the break repaired by mid-April and did not expect the damage to delay the opening of the canal anticipated to be May 1. Heavy rains the weekend of April 2-3 and recent snow cover melt raised the water table significantly. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Jim Freemesser, owner of Eagle Creek Marina, and John Becker, Town of Kendall supervisor, hold a drawing of a new structure which will replace the old Yacht Club building seen in the background over Jim’s right shoulder. The rendering shows the lakefront view. Jim said, "We are going to create a resort destination.” A restaurant will be on the second floor of the new 15,000 square foot building and there will be an observation deck on the third floor. The small building seen in the background in the middle of the picture will be the new fuel station and Dockmaster’s office. In addition, new docks and a launching area will be created, all from a low interest, Small City Loan of $562,000 obtained through Town of Kendall efforts. Photograph by Walter Horylev. more

Everyone is looking for signs of spring, including area maple syrup producers who usually are at the peak of the season by early March. Soon, steam will again rise from the evaporator at Maple Grove Farm in Holly as it did when this photo was taken last spring and maple sap will boil to amber sweetness. Photo by D. Day. more

Al and Esther Fiege are inundated with Valentine's Day chocolate boxes. Gifts from Al, Esther has saved over forty of these mementos over the years. Esther claims: "I've always been an admirer of Valentine boxes, so when he started giving them to me I kept saving them. We used them for decorations on our 40th anniversary (red is the color for that event)." They celebrated their 50th anniversary a year ago. Photograph by Walter Horylev. more

Hilton's Northwood Elementary School students raised more than $4,538 through a "Math-A-Thon" for donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students participated in the St. Jude-sponsored Math-A-Thon which involves getting sponsors and completing math, arithmetic, puzzle and hidden message problems. Students can earn t-shirts and other prizes through the Math-A-Thon.

On Saturday, February 12, the Brockport Merchants Association welcomed members of the Red Hat Society for a fun day of shopping and dining. Thirteen retailers and seven dining places were featured. Although being a windy, slightly raw day, red hats with smiling faces underneath were seen wandering in and out of various establishments in the historic Main Street area. Above, a group of Red Hat members wait for lunch at Java Junction.

Lt. Steve Warren demonstrates proper bubble blowing techniques to some amused Iraqi children. Submitted photo. more

Shirley Alexander of Hamlin is among the Preferred Care Gold and GoldValue "stars" featured in the health maintenance organization's fourth annual calendar for its Medicare Advantage health plan members. Alexander is featured on the month of January 2005 in a full color photo that accompanies her response to the question, "What does it mean to live well?" more

Rosemary Shaw (above), and her husband George, love to travel and to fish and the photo proves they are skilled fishermen. But last year's trip to Canada gave them more than a fish story to talk about. more

Steve Conway (top right), an employee of Op-Tech Environmental Services, Inc., uses a plastic bag to collect contaminated ice fragments located alongside the northern bank of the Erie Canal, just west of the Route 259 bridge in Spencerport. It was tedious work, but fortunately, the almost zero temperature on Monday was relieved by temperatures in the low 30s on Tuesday, December 21, when these pictures were taken. The workers expected to be back after Christmas to finish the job. more

Steve Reed and his wife, Cindy, flank the left side, and Andy Fisher and David Hall on the right side of a very large version of Grant Wood's "American Gothic." The graphic is on the side of a barn on Manitou Road in Greece. When asked why this subject, Steve said: "I feel this is a good symbol about hard times and what America is going through." The 16 foot high, 14 foot wide painting was a group effort, with Steve providing the base coat, Andy doing the actual painting, Dave helping with the equipment and Cindy providing the support. Andy, the son of Dave Fisher, (former Hilton Board of Education president), says he was helped and encouraged in his artistic endeavors in Hilton High School and is taking oil painting lessons from Dave Trimble in Webster. The group is planning on adding a Norman Rockwell subject and the Grant Wood design which is on the back of the new Iowa twenty-five cent piece. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Hilton’s Joe Ranzenbach applies pressure to the right leg of Canandaigua’s Rob Mack at the 25th Anniversary Clayton Barnard Memorial Wrestling Tournament was held at Hilton Central School on Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15. He won the 125 pound weight class with a score of 11-5. more

Santa stops for lunch in Parma - On Saturday, December 11 Saint Nicholas made a trip to Parma to visit 85 youth and their parents who participated in the Hilton-Parma Recreation "Lunch with Santa" event sponsored by Hilton McDonald's. The event was focused around giving, as the youth attending the event brought with them winter mittens and gloves to be donated to the area clothing shelter and, while at the lunch, colored holiday pictures to display on the wall of the Senior Center for area seniors to see. Hilton McDonald's, who has been involved in the day the last 15 years, supplied lunch for those in attendance, and senior citizens from the community volunteered as the servers and clean-up crews. The scheduled entertainment was "The Christmas Holiday Show" performed by Magician Bill Gormont, followed by Santa meeting and handing out gifts to every child. Shown in photo is four-year-old Lauren Wiggins of Greece discussing her Christmas list with Santa.

Students from area school districts participated in a BOCES 2 Project ADEPT (A Diversified Enrichment Program for the Talented) that gave them the opportunity to visit the Air National Guard Facility on Scottsville Road. Ltc. Chris Holliday showed students the inside of an Army helicopter. The group also toured the Federal Aviation Administration Tower, U.S. Customs Dept., Crash Fire and Rescue, and other areas of the airport to learn about airport management. Submitted photo.

Owned for the past two years by Mike and Sue Johnson, this cottage on Lakeshore Drive was one of the original three cottages built in 1921 on a lot of the Payne Beach community planned by George Payne. The home was built as a two room cottage but has been modified with additions several times. It stood on stone piers about eight inches off the ground. It will be about 36 to 40 inches higher when the new foundation is completed. "We're raising the house to move it above the 100 year flood plain," Mike said. "The water rises from the south in rainy weather, between us and the parkway. We really love the spot. It's in a nice neighborhood and we have a great view of the lake!" Photo by Walter Horylev.

The dramatic color of the changing leaves framed the falls in Holley on October 23. the overflow from the Erie Canal cascades down a stone embankment and then into Sandy Creek in the lower part of the Village of Holley Canal Park, creating this beautiful spot. A recent road project redesigned Route 31 through the village. The work brought new street lighting, curbs, crosswalks and street markings, making travel and walking easier and safer. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Hang in there! - Late autumn apples cling to branches in a town of Sweden orchard. The first measurable snow of the fall accumulated to about an inch on November 8, bringing down late apples and late leaves. Photo by Walter Horylev.

The new main entrance to the Hilton High School is taking shape, as evidenced by this photo taken on December 2. The new entrance, on the northeast side of the building, is expected to be complete this month. The main office and athletic director's office will be located just off the entrance foyer. According to Director of Communications Barb Carder, more than twenty million dollars in new construction, renovations, parking and athletic facilities are being done at the high school. The project should be complete by August 2005. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

This aerial view of the Zarpentine Farms corn maze shows the pattern created by the twisting and turning pathways cut through corn planted last spring. Walter Horylev photographed the farm attraction while on a plane ride with pilot Vet Thomas. The fall feature draws big crowds of visitors anxious to test their problem solving skills, or just looking for a walk in the cool autumn air. more

Tourney winners - On Sunday, October 31, The Ogden Bears, Pee Wee Team, won the Western New York Pop Warner Tomlin Division Championship. The team will be heading to Syracuse to compete in the Regionals.

Dale Mallory and granddaughter Ayana Couvertier take another turn looking for the exit of the Big Rope Maze at Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway in Waterport. Besides the rope maze, the farm experience at Brown's includes scarecrow displays, a cornfield maze, wagon and pony rides and pick your own fruit opportunities. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Read about this one-of-a-kind amphibian aircraft with a wing span of 100 feet and how an Ogden native came to be an airline owner. more

About fifty people met on Saturday, October 16 to dedicate a historical marker that commemorates the settlement of the first group of Norwegian immigrants to North America in October 1825. Located at the corner of Bald Eagle Drive and Norway Road in Kendall, the maker is placed on the former farm of Jacob Anderson Slogvik, one of the original immigrant group. The brief ceremony included comments from Bill Andrews (right), president of the Sons of Norway Lodge in western New York, and an entertaining history of the settlers by Kendall Town Historian Joette Knapp (left). Photo by Walter Horylev. more

Brian LeSchander (center) made his 3,000th jump on August 1, and marked the occasion by freefalling from a hot air balloon. He is pictured with fellow jumpers Scott Silloway (l) of Hilton and Dan McEneany (r) of Churchville. Submitted photo taken by Pat Calandra of Buffalo. more

Bill Faill holds the brilliantly-hued parrot painting, one that was likely rendered by a German prisoner of war being held at the camp on Moscow Road in Hamlin. Photo by Robbi Hess. more

Tony Cenzi, owner of CC Cycles, has been building custom motorcycles since 1996 and his business has been located in Village Woods Commons in Spencerport for about two years. His price range is $34,000 to $65,000 and according to Tony: "I build whatever the customer wants!" Photograph by Walter Horylev. more

Betty Robishaw fries up a batch of pizza fritta - an Italian tradition and favorite made from a pizza dough with a few anise seeds mixed in, then deep fried. Some eat it plain, others enjoy it with a little sugar and/or cinnamon. 800 bags of the fritta will be prepared and sold at the St. Rocco's Italian Festival in Holley. more

page 1page 2page 3page 4page 5page 6page 7page 8
page 9page 10page 11page 12page 13page 14Historical Hilton