Westside News Photo Gallery
Westside News Photo Gallery

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Above, two-year-old Marryn Ralyea sports a winsome smile surrounded by the stuffed dolls provided by Donna's Doll and Country Critters while, at left, Jimmy Jonathan Kultschizky hangs on to a basket of Empire apples at the 22nd annual Hilton Apple Fest held October 5 and 6, 2002. Photos by Walter Horylev.

Autumn in Western New York - Common roadside weeds, vines and grasses show off spectacular color as fall gets into full swing. It's also harvest time for area growers – apples, cabbage, squash replace those summer fruits and vegetables at farm markets. At left, Cyril White picks apples at the Breslawski Farms in Hamlin. He is from Jamaica and has been here for about five years. Photos by Rick Nicholson.

In two presentations on September 23, 2002, members of the Churchville-Chili Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild will present quilts they created in recognition of the sacrifices of September 11, 2001. The group of over 70 men and women participated in a project initiated by Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts and Jo-Ann etc. The company's aim was to remember September 11 and commemorate the event with creative thought and invited American Sewing Guild chapters to create quilts and donate them to area firehouses.

Chris DeAngelis and fellow workers from Boy Scout Troop 84 in Spencerport take a break near a rock that defines a garden area at the Ogden Farmers' Library at the Ogden Community Center, 269 Ogden Center Road. DeAngelis prepped the garden area as part of his work toward his Eagle Scout rank. First proposed by Westside News Inc. as a gift to the communities, the garden seating area will be dedicated in memory of the company's friend, noted writer and frequent freelance contributor, the late Paul H. Humphrey, and in recognition of his wife, Dr. Eleanor Humphrey of Spencerport. On Saturday, August 24, 2002, about 25 volunteers worked on planting shrubs and perennials and installed a flagstone walk. Many contributed material used in the library's outside "reading room," including Westside News Inc. who arranged for the engraved rock and a bench; Chase Pitkin, Green Acres Farm, Cobblecreek Farm and Sara's Farm Market donated plantings; Cardinal Landscape donated the flagstone used for the walkway which was suggested and provided by the Friends of the Ogden Library group, and the Ogden Highway Department which provided the mulch. Photographs by Walter Horylev.

Late August glory - Nearing the end of the summer at Wautoma Beach in this photo taken August 21, 2002, by Charles Lenhart. As the season progresses, the sun moves behind the point as seen from this vantage point.

The Colby Farm in Ogden has 210 young stock growing up on its dairy farm. Photograph by Barbara Carder Pierce.

The huge farmhouse at 90 South Lake Avenue in Bergen is a landmark and significant in Bergen's history. This photograph was taken August 20, 2002, just as buyers started to arrive at one of the area's largest real estate and contents auctions. The Mayne family ran a "general" farm – hay, oats, corn, a few cows, and sheep, for which George Mayne Jr. earned a reputation as a fine sheep farmer. Photograph by Dave Lavery.

'Stars and Stripes' gets center stage at 'Park it in Parma' - Two ladder trucks - one from the Parma Fire District and one from the Spencerport Fire District - secured a 50-foot American flag at the entrance to Parma Town Park August 3, 2002 as a special tribute to the Hilton and Spencerport fire departments on the site of Parma's town celebration, 'Park it in Parma'. An estimated crowd of 2,500 attended the day-long event .

The American flag was raised to full staff, then lowered to half-staff in reverence to the lives lost and heroic acts achieved in the events of September 11, 2001. More than 1,000 people crowded around the triangle of land in from of Capen Hose #4 on Main Street in Brockport on Sunday, August 18, 2002 for the unveiling of the Firefighter's Memorial Monument. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Donna Haire (left) and June Clase discuss the Newman Riga Library's new collection of operatic singer Reneé Fleming's works. Photo by Kerrie Merz.

A "canal feature" returned to Spencerport Canal Days festivities July 28, 2002 after a few years absence as canoes, many of the decorated, were paddled to a finish line a half mile away. Westside News' Suburban News entry with (r to l) Karen Fien, Donna Stultz, Bill Stultz, and Scott Bauman aboard showed the patriotic red, white and blue colors, complete with Uncle Sam at the bow reading the 2002 Canal Days special section. Photo by Walter Horylev.

Along the canal in Holley.

Kiwanis Club of Spencerport members register bicycles at the Bike Rodeo and Safety Day held July 20, 2002. Newest Kiwanis member Roberta Voelkl registers a participant while Phil Dow (kneeling) affixes a registration sticker to the bike and Harry Ewell looks on. Sugar’s Bike Shop supplied free water bottles and a certificate for a free safety inspection for all participants. Kiwanis Past President Lou Ferrari supplied certificates good for a free ice cream cone at his LuGia’s Ice Cream and Charbroil to all participants arriving with a helmet. A popular attraction at the Bike Rodeo and Safety Day was the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department mounted patrol (at right). Other organizations represented included the Spencerport Volunteer Fire Department, the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance Corps, New York State Police, DARE, and the Ogden Police Department. Ogden Police Sergeant Dale Barton and Officer Steve Brown (in photo at far right) conducted the Bicycle Rodeo as well as arranged for many of the organizations to participate.

Phil Haight adjusts his helmet before starting his Stock Altered 1100 machine. Bill Smith pulled over 200 feet on this run (at right) to tie for first, but came in second after a pull-off with Doug Vetter at a tractor pull in Kendall on Saturday, July 13, 2002. Photographs for Westside News by Walter Horylev.

Fletcher and Alice Garlock with sons Fletcher and Sam at sail off Morgan Point on Lake Ontario aboard their 1910 cat boat. The photo was taken in the late 50s or early 60s. The boat will now be stored at the newly restored Morgan-Manning Carriage House.

Capturing a moment in time. Based on a photograph taken by an Associated Press photographer as recovery efforts were just beginning at Ground Zero in New York City September 11, 2001, the gathering of three rescue workers raising an American flag has become a well-recognized image. In mid-August, a three-dimensional rendition of the photograph will be dedicated in Brockport. Woodcrafter Richard Kron of Brockport (shown painting some finishing touches on one of the figures) accepted the request from the Brockport Fire Department to create the memorial figures and has spent six months on the project -- the longest such endeavor he has ever undertaken. Carving large figures was not new to the talented artist, but now he says he is ready to get back to painting -- just because he likes to work with color and most of his carvings have been done to leave the wood exposed. “It was quite a journey to complete,” Kron said. “There were a few setbacks, but I never doubted that it would work out.” As work progressed on the life-size figures, the details on each piece added to the amazement of anyone privileged to get a preview of the three rescue workers. Using actual firemen’s protective gear as guides, Kron carved folds and creases in the white oak tree trunks. The painting adds another life-like dimension. The artist plans to have a gallery of his wood carvings at his home in Brockport in the future. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Multiple births at Lakeside Memorial Hospital - Lakeside doesn't just cater to human babies these days, a pair of Mallard ducks decided that the inner courtyard would be great nursery for their brood of fourteen. The cute and fluffy babies have been stopping hall traffic as they swim in the converted bird bath and peek out from behind the flowers. Maintenance workers installed a sprinkler for the ducks to use during the heat of the day. Plans to move them to more space in the near future are in the works, but for now the family is safe from harm. Submitted photo.

Lakeside Child Care kids want your duck to be the winning one at the Duck Derby planned for August 11, 2002, as part of the Brockport Summer Arts Festival. Tickets can be purchased at Lakeside Memorial Hospital and Lakeside Foundation for $5 per duck.

Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Northampton Park, members of the Northampton Riding Society readied their horses and carts and donned their riding gear for a day's worth of equine based activities, Above, Mariel Musshafen with Twist, a miniature horse. At right, Tara Defendorf with William. Photographs by Rick Nicholson.

Memorial Day, 2002, in Hilton - At left: The American Legion Honor guard stands at attention in front of the new Veteran’s Memorial as part of the Memorial Day celebration in Hilton. Members are: Arthur Bell, Dave Goodrich (Chaplain of Post 788), Richard Bent, Dale Palmeteer, John Barklay, Robert Hall and Al Howe. At right: Brayton Miles, 55-year member of Post 788, and Bert Marlatt, Commander of Post 788, lay a wreath at the front of the new Memorial. Bricks with inscribed names will be placed in front of the memorial and in a pathway to it in the near future. Photographs by Walter Horylev.

A folk art print of Hamlin landmarks by Helen Smagorinsky of Brockport commemorates the town's sesquicentennial. Photo by Ed Evans.

As part of a fundraising effort for Cerebral Palsy, Camp Good Days and Special Times and the Make A Wish Foundation note cards featuring a miniaturized version of a Helen Smagorinski painting of a Brockport scene are available for sale. The note cards sell for $5 for a pack of 10. They are available at the Sweden Town Hall, Village of Brockport offices, Chase Bank, Morgan Manning House, Bittersweet, Downtown Kids, LiftBridge Book Shop and Arjuna's.

June Nogle chats with Gossip on the C.J. Farm in Brockport, which she co-owns. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Boat traffic on the Erie Canal resumed for the season two weeks ago. Above, the tug Lockport, is docked just east of the liftbridge at Adams Basin. Vehicle traffic flow in the area isn’t as easy as boat traffic, however. The Route 36 (Washington Street) bridge over the canal will remain closed until further notice as crews work on repairs to the structure. Inspection of the bridge showed deterioration greater than first thought, according the NYS Canal Corporation, and further inspection is required to determine if the bridge can be operated in a safe manner. A signed detour is posted which utilizes Brockport-Spencerport Road (Route 31), Sweden Walker Road (Route 260) and Ridge Road (Route 104). Photograph by Walter Horylev.

Sign rehab - Trevor Palmer puts another brick in place, as he rebuilds the Centennial Park Sign in Hilton. The sign was destroyed this winter when a truck went out of control, hit the sign and demolished it. Photograph by Walter Horylev.

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