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Classic Columbus Day weather—60s, mixed sun and clouds—awaited the almost twenty who came out for the 2014 Calendar presentation: Bette Welter, Carolyn Savery, Ron Golden, Mary Griffin, Phyllis Beechert, Kevin & Roe & Russell Lewis, Christine Mickelsen, Orrin & Shirley Stevens, Bob & Marie Shaw, Lew Knott, Mary Heisinger, Stephanie Ingalls, Dave Battini, and Don Teator. (If you were there and not mentioned, you escaped my power of observation or memory; let me know and I will make a note for next newsletter.)
The first order of business was Russell Lewis’s
explanation of his Eagle Scout project—one that GLHG is especially
interested in. Russell has organized an effort to replace the historical
marker on Rt. 32 in the dip between Carlsen’s Auction and JP North’s.
The marker quietly disappeared some 40+ years ago, left only to the memory
of some and to the NYS Education Department’s records.
The major topic of the evening was the presentation
of the 2014 calendar.
The final, and necessary, bit of calendar stuff is selling. The sale of about 200 calendars will cover all costs, so whatever help you can offer—purchase for yourself or for gifts, reminding others to purchase a calendar, etc.—is much appreciated and will help continue this tradition. A shortfall will have me going back to the drawing board about the calendar’s viability.
In addition, we need to select, if we are so
inclined, a community member to be recognized.
So, if you have any more nominations, in addition to the list we have,
please bring them to meeting, or contact me so I can add the names to the
list in time for the meeting. Our current list includes: Tom & Joann
Baumann; Zan Bryant/family; Tom Carney; Richard Ferriolo; Mary Heisinger;
Ginny Mangold; Rotary Club; Rich & Carol Schreiber; Frank Tiberi; Bill
VonAtzingen; and Kathie Williams.
Also noted in this newsletter is the front wall of Tops, spreading a tableau of local history. I have included a picture of one angle but I would encourage you to view it.
I drew attention to the Town’s recent proposal to revise our zoning ordinance, a plan that will bring the greatest changes to Greenville since zoning started in 1987. If you think it important, get a copy of the proposal from the Town Office and see what you think.
I’ve added a couple more resorts – Mirror View Farm and Morrison’s. (You get a gold star for knowing where both these places are!)
I was the October 24th program at the Greene County Historical Society, showing some photos of old Greenville, many of which we have seen at GLHG programs. The major part of the show, however, were the major research and projects I’ve undertaken, many of which you know about but they usually go unmentioned and seldom seen. It was a program I have never done for the GLHG; I’ll consider if it might be worthwhile doing for GLHG in 2014.
Note of correction: the September 2013 newsletter, the one with Roberta Jennings, Issue #229, did not have September on the cover as it should have.
The Civil War Round Table, on its Wednesday, November 13th meeting, will feature Ted Hilscher who will talk about the NYS 120 Regiment, the one that Greenville’s young men join to fight in the Civil War. (large community room, 7:30, refreshments, and Ted is always good!)
A THANK YOU goes to Stephanie and Christine for handling the refreshments part of the program.
||Rosemary & Kevin & Russell
with Eagle Scout Project
||Town of Greenville Historian Don Teator,
congratulating 2013 Greenville Local History Group's
Community Members of the Year
Phyllis Beechert, David Battini
||a segment of Tops local history tableau
front interior wall