Positively Parish – July 6_2012

Submitted by Mary Lou Miller Guindon
Get well wishes are extended to Ward Beley; Paul Brown; Bob Bryant; Carol Champion; Carl Czysz, Lynda Dawley; Elsie Farrell, Lillian Harter; David Levi Holst; Eleanor Jacobson; Dean and Shirley LaForce; Curt Maynes; Barbara Pierce; John Piseski; Allen Phillips; Debbie Shaler; Joan Stoddard and Jean Zender.

My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Lois Gleason Davidson. A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14th, at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

Donations may be made to the Hammondsport United Methodist Church, PO Box 44, Hammondsport, NY 14840.

A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Altmar.

Mary Houghton and Nancy Bookheimer looking at silver fox skin
Mary Houghton and Nancy Bookheimer looking at silver fox skin

The Parish Public Library will continue a photography exhibit for the month of July. “Two for the Show” includes 30 photos with a nature theme done by two Parish residents. Patrick R. Mullen and Beverly Gail Mullen have been photographing people, architecture and wildlife in California, Kenya and New York. The Parish Library is open on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7-9 p.m., on Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. for information about the library, call Bridget Swartz, Parish Town Historian and Librarian, at 625-7130.

Vanessa Dupree, granddaughter of Jan Morse recently spent the day together. They went shopping and out to lunch. Later they played outdoor games, enjoyed a tea party and played office.

In the evening they popped popcorn and watched a movie. Vanessa spent the night. They had a great time.

Mary Houghton, Pat Carney, Ruth House with hand raised.
Mary Houghton, Pat Carney, Ruth House with hand raised.

Saturday, June 30 a guided Woods (Nature Trail) Walk showcased the flora and fauna of the approximately 30 acres in the Dr. Wm. E Merrill Town Park in Parish, New York.

The guided walk was conducted by Pat Carney, naturalist and Dr. Robert “Bob” Chambers, Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF local resident and Conservation representative for the Town of Parish, and sponsored by the Friends of the Parish Parks.

The walkers were given an opportunity to see, smell, and touch nature Saturday Morning on this guided tour. Birds (Cat Birds, Warblers, etc) , frogs, turtles (a painted turtle), flowers, plants and trees (about 200-year-old Sugar Maple, a hemlock stand of trees) were observed and identified in this “hands on” walk.

Gail Loure with a green frog
Gail Loure with a green frog

Animal habitats were observed and discussed, deer and ducks.

The sight of the future 400′ boardwalk that is in it’s development stage was pointed out, this new observation boardwalk will extend the trail, enabling visitors easy access over a portion of the wet lands to the far reaches of the Park.

The Friends would like to thank Pat Carney and Bob Chambers for donating their time and expertise on this most informative walk.

If you would like to make a self-rewarding contribution to the costs of building this boardwalk at the park, please send a check payable to the Friends of Parish Parks, attn.: Mary Lou Guindon, 2938 East Main Street, Parish, NY 13131

The Friends of Parish Parks is a not-for-profit group committed to preserve, protect, improve and promote the parks in the Town of Parish while improving the quality of life of Parish residents and neighboring communities.

Ron Horning, Donna Donahue and Jacob Horning
Ron Horning, Donna Donahue and Jacob Horning

The participants enjoyed two very interesting and informative guest speakers this week at the Parish Senior Dining and Activity Center, 814 Rider Street.

On Monday, July 3, Kate Budlong of NYS Dept. of Health presented the “Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver, which is an opportunity for comprehensive services to be available to those that qualify rather than being placed in an instution.

On Thursday, July 5, Patti Williams, OCO dietician brought in some great stroke prevention tips. Thank you ladies for bringing valuable information to the Parish area seniors.

The 2nd annual APW Educational Foundation Captain and Crew Golf Tournament at the Northshore Golf Course was another success.

A special thanks to John Menero for hosting such a great event and to the Skinner Team: Roy and Loralee Skinner Linda Jones and Peter Palmer; the Meredith Team: Doug Meredith, Michelle Whitley, Tom Carrol and Chip DeLine; the Hudson Team: Gerry Hudson, Steve Fox, Dan Riley and Rick Sherman; the Oswego County Mutual Team: Mandy Morison, Requel Sobotka, Stewart and Virginia Brown; the Scriber Team: Bill Scriber, Dick Atkins, Gary Sluzar and Carl Williams; the Hart Team: Nate and Tim Hart, Jeff and Ben Benedetto; the Schmidt/Alberico Team: Bob and Toni Schmidt, Dan and Michele Alberico for participating in the tournament.

Bob Chambers
Bob Chambers

A very special thank you to the sponsors: Pulaski Kinney Drugs; Goldwing/SAAB; Bev, Bill and Christina Scriber; Oswego County Mutual Insurance, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro.

Thank you to Sharon and Gloria White for keeping it so organized and to Steve Stelmashuck for grilling up those Hoffman hotdogs at the turn, much appreciated folks.

Now for the results, the Schmidt/Alberico team took first each team member receiving a $25 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card; 2nd place was the Hart team and they each were awarded a $15 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card and taking 3rd place was they Skinner team and they each received a box of golf balls.

The longest drive: men—Pete Palmer and women—Michelle Whitley, they each received a North Shore Golf Course golf towel provided by John Menero.

The closest to the pin competition winners for the men—Nate Hart and for the women-Michele Alberico. They each received a round of golf with cart at North Shore Golf Course provided by John Menero.

Scott Standard won the 50/50 drawing.

There were numerous door prizes distributed as well. It was an amazing day of support to the APW Educational Foundation. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the foundation, please send a check to APW Educational Foundation, PO Box 92, Parish, NY 13131.

Erin Barger
Erin Barger

The APW Alumni Marching Band and Color Guard have caused a big stir on Facebook with the following announcement. We are doing it again; we are going to be marching next summer.

This is in the early planning stages at this point. Jeff Manwaring and Rosemarie “Rhea” Russell are leading this adventure. Jeff has posted the music on his FB for former APW band members to download and start practicing.

They will be setting up a meeting in February to hash out the details. Jeff and Rhea will be taking care of the expenses until money starts coming in.

Shirts will be taken care of by Jeff. If you want to be a part of it let Rhea know. Provide your info so Rhea can keep everyone updated. They already have the drum majorettes. More info will be coming.

Please reach out to all. The two recruiters will be doing the contacts via face book or e mail. You may reach Rhea or Jeff on Facebook or email Rhea at [email protected]

Service Commemorates Andrustown Massacre

Does your family have roots in the Mohawk Valley? If so, you have a great chance of being related to one of the seven families who experienced great horrors during the attacks on Andrustown during the latter half of the 1700s. Come and join us to honor those families at the Hoyer Hill Cemetery near Jordanville. NY.

Garry Aney will be the speaker at the annual service on July 15th at 4 PM. Aney is the Town Historian for the Town of Warren and is a wealth of knowledge on the history of the area. He has a wide range of interests, such as his volunteer commitment to the General Herkimer Home, the Jordanville Federated Church, as well as the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown which is the beneficiary of his professional talents.

An added feature to the program this year will be the harmonica / echo harp music to Bog Schmelcher of Utica.

The Third Battalion of the Tryon County Militia will honor the event with a musket demonstration. Costumed for the period, the Militia’s display will take us back to the time of the Revolution. This is always a treat to see them perform.

This 49th Annual Andrustown Memorial Service commemorates the 233nd anniversary of the Andrustown Massacre, which occurred July 18th, 1778. Josephine Hoyer Orton, a descendant from one of the seven families forming the first settlement of Andrustown, provided funds in her will for the restoration of the Hoyer Hill and Crim cemeteries.

The first memorial service was held there July 18, 1971. The seven families forming the first settlement of Andrustown were Bell, Crim, Frank, Hoyer, Lepper, Osterhout and Starring.

The service will take place at the Hoyer Hill Cemetery, which is located off Route 167, two miles east of Jordanville.

The event is open to the public, and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Jordanville Federated Church. For further information, call Bev Crim at 315-625-7370 or Lura Provost at 781-326-1543.

New Hope Presbyterian Church’s Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be held on July 14 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station. Get a coupon for a container of Friendly’s ice cream and a chance to win a $25 gas card! Call 625-4575 to schedule an appointment.

The Parish Olde Home Day will take place on Saturday, August 11. If interested in being a vendor or presenter contact Nancy Bookheimer at 447-1211 or email [email protected]

Who in the Parish community or surrounding area or former residents that were married in the former St. Anne’s Catholic Church on Main Street?  Would you have a picture to share?

This is the exciting project – the pictures will be highlighted in a new cafe type setting within the former church within the next few years.  There will be more information forthcoming, but why not start gathering these treasured photos now.

Send to contact information below.

To make this column interesting and informative, we need to hear from you, email information to [email protected] or call 625-4575.

1 Comment

  1. Allen Phillips in Kansas City, wishes my name sake well. I’ve added him to my prayer list.
    Let me know how he’s doing.

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