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Visiting Perkins Park in Newark

This post was intended to be a wordless Wednesday post. While running errands last week I found myself with a few minutes to kill. It was a beautiful day and visiting Perkins Park in Newark to try to get a few duck pictures sounded like a good idea  The thing about the  Finger Lakes area is each town has it’s …

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Waterloo NY Birthplace of Memorial Day

We all know Memorial Day is day of honoring fallen soldiers, although some might be surprised to learn of the local origins of this celebrated federal holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, the earliest celebrations of today’s Memorial Day began during the aftermath of the Civil War to honor both the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil …

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May 17th 2014 Willard Tour Update

  @cpclemens tweeted me this updated article from Finger Lakes Daily News with a few more details of the Upcoming Willard Tour. I have listed a few of the highlights below, but check out the full article, there is a little background on Elliot Hall, one of the buildings visited during the tour. The three-hour tours of the former …

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Deteriorating Barn in Macedon

I often pass this deteriorating barn in Macedon on Route 31 when I am out running errands. Precariously situated on the edge of Wal-mart sprawl, it silently sits empty awaiting it’s fate.  I honestly can not recall how long the barn and farm-house has sat empty, but believe it has been a while.  Recently a “Land …

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Rochester Junior League Cookbook Applehood and Motherpie

I love old cookbooks, especially community cookbooks. I have a collection of old church cookbooks, each recipe is neatly typewritten, quite the feat when I consider the amount of times I use the backspace key. I also have cookbooks compiled by schools, such as nursery and private schools, those are fun because they often feature …

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