Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

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Some of Alicia Fink's distinctive renderings in silver are shown above. She uses special metal clay which she shapes and then fires the piece at 1650 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours. That burns off the clay and all that remains is to polish the piece. Photos by Walter Horylev. more

Brockport Fire Department personnel demonstrate the use of The Jaws of Life, a valuable tool which allows emergency personnel to quickly gain access to individuals trapped in tight spaces, enabling them to provide faster medical care. The Brockport Fire Department was able to upgrade their Jaws of Life equipment because of a donation from BISCO. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

The gift of holiday music - Holley Elementary Band students played throughout the community this holiday season. The performances included both traditional and contemporary holiday songs. Here, sixth-grade flutist Anna Bower and trumpeter Mark Heath play in an ensemble at the Holley Community Center. The group also performed at The Landing in Brockport and Hurd Orchards, in addition to their annual winter concert in December.

Gilded, beaded, carved, painted – eggs become detailed decorative pieces. more

Santa and his sleigh made their annual stop at the Chili Community Center on December 6 and 13. Children of all ages enjoyed breakfast, entertainment by "In Jest," and all the boys and girls had a special visit and received a gift from Santa. Santa thought he was seeing double (times two) with his helper elves. The two sets of twin girls helped pass out the gifts after Santa heard everyone's wish list. Above, here, with Santa, are Carlie and Alexa Rae Slattery along with Jenna and Brianna Puglia. Some people have said that they think that Santa resembles Chili Council Member Michael Slattery.

Fine Fibers in Spencerport is a hoof-to-finished-goods operation meaning that owners Paul and Carole Woodgate shear the goats, scour the fleece then ship it out for spinning before bringing it back to the shop. The fiber is then sent to a local dyemaster for coloring. From floor to ceiling, Fine Fibers Boutique has yarn, gifts and knitting kits for everyone.

Byers' Choice figures on display at The Glue Factory in North Chili. Byers' Choice Ltd. is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. The caroling figures are all hand crafted at the company center by a team of 180 skilled artisans the old fashioned way, one by one, each one unique with a personality all its own.

David Arilotta says: “I was driving down Route 259 Union Street in Wheatland on Sunday (December 7) and came across this great picture which reminds us that Christmas is just around the corner. Thought I would share this with all.”

The new entrance on the west side of Hilton's West Avenue School is taking its final shape. It should be finished by the end of November. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Awaiting discovery by visitors willing to enter and linger a while at St. Luke's Episcopal church in Brockport are three outstanding decorative glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and made in his famous studio in New York City. Above, the east window, placed in 1917, has the dollowing dedication: In Loving Memory of Harold Morgan Manning, 1894-1916, erected by his Mother. more

Spencerport resident Chuck Haas performs his "autumn chores," raking leaves to the street for collection. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Kimberly Henry, aide to Parma Historian Shirley Husted, highlights letters on a sign commemorating the Hojack Railroad at the former East Avenue crossing in Hilton. Kimberly has rehabbed several signs in the Parma area in an ongoing effort to preserve local history. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Anthony and Mae Yankloski stand amidst a few of more than 100 large dahlia plants in their back yard in North Greece. The couple will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in October at the Rochester Yacht Club. Anthony, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, has been growing dahlias for over 20 years. When asked what the best thing about their marriage was, Mae, a retired buyer for Lane Bryant, replied: "Our two children, seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren!" Photograph by Walter Horylev.

The colors of autumn along Black Creek . Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Ken and Jean Hurley and their first Harley Davidson are pictured from back in 1950 when they were first bitten by the motorcycle bug.

Retired Kodak employee Fran Maier stands near a number of memorial stones he repaired in the Parma Corners Cemetery. Maier said he saw disrepair problems in a number of cemeteries and decided to volunteer to fix them. In the past two years he has straightened markers, epoxied broken ones, put in new bases, leveled them and refinished veterans' flag holders in four different cemeteries. Photograph for Westside News Inc. by Walter Horylev.

The "I do's" have it, as Joshua Zink and Kathleen Smith become man and wife in the Produce Department of Hilton Big M. The bride had requested the use of store space to enable her Big M friends to be there and to avoid "a stuffy, old wedding and have fun." Photograph by Walter Horylev.

October's Shadows. Photo by Rick Nicholson.

Robert Radenather gets some good air as he does an “Indy Grab” on his skateboard on the Town of Sweden’s new Skate Park and BMX Track dedicated September 13. The skate park is the result of cooperative effort between the town and students at Brockport Central School under the direction of teacher Brett Handley and $40,000 donated by BISCO, the Brockport area service organization group. Senator George Maziarz helped secure an additional $50,000 in funding. The skate park and BMX track join other recent improvements to the Sweden Town Park located on Redman Road - a playground, pond and soccer fields. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

The other side of the rainbow - at Wautoma Beach. Photo by Charles Lenhart.

Taking their art outdoors - Hiroko Battey, a member of the Suburban Rochester Art Group, paints a scene at the old concrete bridge which spans Salmon Creek in the Village Park in Hilton. The group has been in existence for over 60 years and meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Greece Town Hall from September to June. During the summer they do outdoor artistry on location every Wednesday. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Employees of Crane-Hogan install a wing walk (an entry to the bridge), using Kastblock, on a new bridge over Salmon Creek in Hilton's Village Park. The bridge replaces a concrete slab that had spanned the creek for about 60 years. The project was paid for, in part, by a matching grant of $50,000 provided by Monroe County. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

The haze over Lake Ontario the morning of August 2 had an adverse effect on the 25th Anniversary Ontario Open Catamaran Regatta. Hamlin Beach has been the venue for Hobie Cat Fleet 295 for 23 of those years. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Brent Snyder, a bat control specialist, holds a captured bat. Submitted photo.

Hilton Rotary President Bob Rumiano congratulates Bud Hendershot on another well run Fly-In Drive-In breakfast. About 1,600 fans showed up to eat a hearty meal and watch a variety of private airplanes taxi into the parking area where the attendees could look them over. About $4,000 will be distributed among three causes, Mercy Flight, the Hilton Fire Department and Camp HACCAMO.

The 6:30 a.m. shot of Spencerport on a warm July 2002 morning beautifully captures a portion of the village that grew along the Erie Canal. File photo by Walter Horylev.

Celebrating the red, white and blue - Holley kindergartener Hailey Murphy, all dressed up in red, white and blue, waits patiently for Holley Elementary School's Flag Day parade to begin. The entire student population, 737 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade, paraded from the school toward the village of Holley (a shortened route due to construction) carrying banners and flags.

Homearama 2003 - located in the Park Place Community on Union Street directly across the street from the entrance to Black Creek Park in Chili, will run through July 27, Monday through Friday from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m. Tickets will be $8 at the gate, $7 in advance at Chase Pitkin stores or Charter One Bank branches. This home, The Marda, was built by David Quick Builders of Riga. Area craftsmen and businesses have contributed to the furnishings and decor in Homearama houses. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Jonathan (Jay), a Fresh Air Fund visitor in Hamlin for the past two summers, with Jimmy Porteus. They're showing off their tattoo. Submitted photo.

Fire department volunteers from Hilton and five area communities fought an early morning blaze that started in the wooden office portion attached to the southern end of the Hilton Cold Storage building on Canning Street. Fortunately, there was only a slight breeze at the time and there was plenty of water available from the adjacent Salmon Creek to help battle the flames. Once used for fruit storage, the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Photographs by Walter Horylev.

Anniversary celebration - The Ogden Historical Society noted their 40th anniversary on Sunday, June 8 at the Eastman Colby Homestead/Pulver House on Colby Street. There were demonstrations of pioneer life and old-fashioned children's games. Above, Marilyn Secord (left) explains the spinning technique to Carole Woodgate.

Outdoor learning - Preschoolers from Ogden Community Christian Pre-School watch attentively as Grace Lawlor feeds the goldfish in the Salmon Creek Nursery pond. The Lawlors have quite a few groups come to the nursery for mini-tours of the facility and lessons on planting and growing seeds. The nursery has operated for about 30 years and most of the stock is grown near the retail store on Salmon Creek Road in Brockport. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Don Grentzinger surveys his collection of cream separators. He has about 90 separators on display from about 25 different makers made sometime from early 1900 to 1950. Don and Bonnie Grentzinger will be hosting the 17th Annual Cream Separators and Dairy Collectors Convention (associated with the North American Dairy Foundation) on June 21 and 22. This is the first time the convention will be held in New York state. Their farm on Sweden Walker Road houses a veritable museum of farm tools and collectibles. At right, Bonnie holds an Ohio Art tin sprinkler, one of about 100 in her personal collection. Photographs by Walter Horylev.

A Spencerport neighborhood was hard hit by high winds that were part of a thunderstorm on Mother’s Day, May 11. Skipping from Hillside Drive off Route 31 (left, with Kyle Weston standing on a fallen tree) to a Coleman Avenue creekside backyard (right) about a football field away, to the Spencerport school campus and Lyell Avenue about a half-mile from there, the near-tornado strength winds toppled trees at random. No one was injured in the afternoon storm. Top photo submitted by Bradley Downs-Hartman, bottom photo by Westside News Inc. staff.

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