• Public should call 911 and not approach the three males who robbed a 70-year-old man during a home invation.
Attention! Calling all citizens of the Springwater area who are concerned about hydrofracking at Hemlock and Canadice lakes.
The first of several public meetings led by the DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) on the subject will be at the Springwater Fire Hall on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The Fire Hall is on the east side of state Route 15 at the south end of the village of Springwater.
Were you one of the many people who forgot to set your clocks ahead before going to bed Saturday evening? I confess to being guilty of not setting any of the clocks or my watch ahead and not discovering my mistake until I missed the evening news.
Oh well! I did enjoy the warmth of the sun on my face as I picked up winter debris outside as the temperatures approached the mid-60s.
I received a back lighted keyboard to replace the keyboard that I have worn the lettering off of with use. It even has a built in palm rest and one touch volume controls for music and video! I never thought I would live this long to experience these innovations! So here it is year 2013 and time to wish you a joyous New Year.
Volunteers from all over this area, including Springwater, will board a bus in Dansville on Friday, Dec. 14, for a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Organized by members of the Daniel Goho Post No. 87 Dansville American Legion, these volunteers will join hundreds of others in Arlington who will lay wreaths on the graves of our American heroes as part of the Wreaths Across America program.
While writing out those cards, take a few minutes to send an extra one to our soldier-heroes and their families. Cards must be mailed and postmarked no later than Friday, Dec. 7, and cannot be glittered (falling glitter interferes with some hospital equipment) or contain personal notes, photos, phone numbers or e-mail addresses. All cards are screened by personnel from the American Red Cross prior to distribution and any inserts will be removed. Cards should have the following salutation,”Dear Service Member” and should be addressed to: Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
Twenty people met today to hike with the Springwater Trails group at Mendon Ponds Park.
The first full week of December is National Christmas Tree Week, as declared by the U.S. Senate starting last year in 2011. At All Western Evergreen Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm we are delighted to have the opportunity to help beautify the town of Springwater with two large wreaths on the Town Hall, a 12 foot Fraser fir for the indoor tree display and real christmas trees to be decorated outdoors by our neighbors, friends, family, town organizations and others interested in the decorating contest.
Thanksgiving is over and what I affectionately call the “holiday madness” is upon us. The warm fuzzy feeling of being with family or people we care about, sharing a delicious meal, and several hours of great conversation is quickly replaced by lists of things that must get done in the next four weeks; shopping to do, cards to send out, letters to write, presents to wrap and decorations to get up. After three blissful weeks of near perfect fall weather, we have had our first taste of snow and while some of us have paced ourselves for several months to get the lists made and shopping completed, many others are just beginning the quest.
Monday evening’s town board meeting offered some insight into the problems facing the administration in 2013 where the water and sewer projects are concerned.
The hiking group will not hike on Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 25. The next hike will be 2-4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Mendon Ponds. Check springwatertrails.org for details. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving and we will see you at Mendon Ponds.
The Websters Crossing by-donation Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam is Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30-7 p.m. for dinner and into the night for the gospel music. Come enjoy the evening with us — good food, good music and a pleasant atmosphere!
Saturday evening the Kern–Robinson Post 905 Springwater American Legion hosted over 100 veterans and family members at their annual Veterans Day dinner. Veterans from World War II through the present day war in Afghanistan filled the building.
The Springwater Gala Committee is back to meeting once a month on the first Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Springwater American Legion on School Street. This year several changes are in the works to “freshen” it up and make it “more entertaining” according to chairman, Larry Gnau.
The weather is turning colder and conversations are filled with stories of how each fared through Hurricane Sandy, especially from family and friends far away. I’m asked “How are the Christmas trees?” Amazingly, the trees look good on the All Western Evergreen Tree Farm.
This has been an eclectic week in Springwater. The town board meeting on Monday was attended by nearly two dozen residents and, although copies of the budget were not available for dissemination so all could follow the board’s review due to some problem with the router in the Town Hall’s computer system, the process was orderly enough that most could follow the review.
Thank you to all the volunteers and participants for the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam at Websters Crossing United Methodist Church this past week. Our next one will be a week early so we can all enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner the following Thursday. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 15.
The Springwater Gala committee has started working again. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at the American Legion in Springwater.
The town board in Springwater met Monday and reaffirmed a plan to override the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap for the 2013 budget.
Some two dozen residents attended the meeting and several said they opposed the board’s planned tax hike.
Next week, the Springwater Trails will be continuing a series of hikes on the Finger Lakes Trail, Letchworth Branch. This will follow up on our hike from July 22 when we hiked from Portageville to the Parade Grounds. This coming Sunday, Oct. 28, we will start at the Parade Grounds and continue north on the Finger Lakes Trail. More details will be available at SpringwaterTrails.org.