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  • Springwater Party Line: Unseasonably warm March for slate of events across Springwater

  • A silent auction will be set up at the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam this week on Thursday, March 22, at the Websters Crossing United Methodist Church. Come to enjoy an added attraction to the popular occasion.

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  • Katherine writes:
    A silent auction will be set up at the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam this week on Thursday, March 22, at the Websters Crossing United Methodist Church. Come to enjoy an added attraction to the popular occasion. The dinner is by donation and musicians from all over are invited to “jam” with family and friends, neighbors and strangers. Come enjoy the fun. Dinner is 4:30-7 p.m. with music into the evening.
    Please add the roast beef dinner with all the trimmings to your calendar for Saturday, March 31, at the Websters Crossing UMC from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Homemade pies will be featured. Served family style, the dinner has been popular in the area. Take outs are available. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 years and younger children free. For those not familiar with the location, the church is on state Route 15 between Conesus and Springwater.
    The parishioners of Canadice United Methodist Church on Ontario County Route 37 invite those interested in Lenten study to attend on Tuesday, March 27. Soup and sandwiches will be served at 6 p.m.; Bible study at 7 p.m.
    At All Western Evergreen Farm the warm weather is pushing an early bud break. If a frost comes when the buds open, a year’s growth is stunted. This is another reason it takes 7 to 12 years to grow a 7- to 8-foot Christmas tree.
    The Evergreen (Covered Bridge) Cemetery Association will have their meeting on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Springwater Town Hall. Secretary–Treasurer Ann Hoppough, has announced “all lot owners are welcome to attend.”
    Last Tuesday night, March 16, a reception was held for Ashley Billings, a Master of Fine Arts Exhibition of paintings and installation titled “Rhythmic Propositions.” Ashley is the daughter of retired Livingston County 4-H agent Steve Billings. The exhibition is at Bevier Gallery through March 28 at Rochester Iinstitute of Technology, James E. Booth Building. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday to Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. If you would like to see some beautiful art, take the opportunity to go. If you wish to contact the artist, her email is axb9727@rit.edu as she is on the faculty.
    Judy writes:
    Twenty members of the Wayland–Cohocton Central middle school’s Spotlight and Spotlight Pink chorus directed by Brenda Richey serenaded the Springwater–Websters Crossing Historical Society’s meeting last Tuesday evening. The meeting which is always open to the public attracted a large crowd filled with beaming parents and friends as well as the regular attendees. According to those who attended the event, the children were “awesome” and their solo work was “outstanding.”
    The Springwater United Methodist Church will host another Family Night 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Bring a game and a treat to share, or watch a good movie with your friends and family. Beverages are provided.
    Page 2 of 3 - The Springwater American Legion had a fantastic turnout for their corned beef and cabbage dinner on March 17. Even our editor surprised us with a visit. Many people were disappointed that we sold out so soon. We believe the warm weather and desire to spend some quality time out-of-doors with family and friends contributed to the early sell out.
    A benefit supper is planned for Rene Canute on Saturday March 31, at the Springwater Fire Hall. As many of our readers know, Rene has battled illness for over a year, and now the Cleveland Clinic has agreed to do surgery on her soon to allow her a much better quality of life. The dinner is 4-8 p.m. by donation. There will be raffles and anyone who cares to donate items for the raffle prizes may contact Randy Canute. Money will be used to defray medical expenses.
    The Springwater Town Board met last Monday for a working session and much was discussed regarding the water and sewer projects. The litigation is ongoing regarding the sewer project and many issues have not been resolved. Lynn Holmes, water and sewer superintendent, reported that he and co-worker, Jim Cowley, are still trying to repair pumps that have failed or partially failed so as to have some inventory on hand in the event of more failures. Councilman Phil Viruso has worked closely with Holmes and Cowley as part of his assigned duties, and seemed quite pleased with their initiative. Viruso also reported that in the coming weeks, he expects to have a spreadsheet listing the pumps that have been replaced, what actually caused the pumps to fail and the cost of repairs. This will allow Holmes and Viruso to track expenditures more accurately for the sewer system and pinpoint specific problems to specific areas.
    A letter arrived this week from the Springwater Fire Department asking all residents if they would be interested in joining the department. Springwater is an all-volunteer program and some of its members joined more than 50 years ago. To maintain the level of service our residents have come to depend on, the department needs more volunteers so that the workload can be shared and the response to calls can be maintained at 100 percent. If you are interested in joining the department, the qualifications and application form can be found online at www.springwaterfd.org.
    The Society for Total Emergency Preparedness conference for the Genesee Region will be March 22-24 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center. Friday evening, March 23, beginning at 7 p.m., the Joanna Award will be handed out to 50 agencies from a three-county area that responded with mutual aid at the Burnwell Gas facility in Mumford. The Joanna Award is a systems award where all components of public safety blend together to bring about a successful conclusion to a possible tragic event. There are very strict criteria for this prestigious award, and the Burnwell incident exceeded those parameters. Also, several EMS providers, a physician, and an emergency nurse from the MLREMS area will be honored with awards.
    Page 3 of 3 - On Sept. 13, 2011, an explosion and subsequent fire occurred at the Burnwell facility. By the quick response of fire, EMS, and public safety plus the mutual aid supplied by other companies to staff departments that were on scene and committed to the emergency that lasted for three days, a tragedy was avoided. Dick Tripp Sr. of Springwater is a member of the STEP Council and is the Monroe-Livingston Emergency Medical Services representative designated by the Livingston County Board of Supervisors to represent this area.
    Have a great week!

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