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The Dansville Online
  • Springwater Party Line: Christmas tree harvest nears

  • 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.

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  • We are grateful that we had an opportunity to vote on Election Day.
    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. The cooler weather is what the evergreens prefer, and we look forward to two hard frosts to “set the needles” before we start cutting greens (bough branches) for making wreaths and other decorations like garland, kissing balls, and tree and candle centerpieces.
    Wholesale tree cutting time is the week before and of Thanksgiving, as the retail establishments want their trees on their lots for all the weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are fortunate to have our high school crew on Saturdays and our adult crew during the week and our Scheiderich family here for two weeks and three weekends in a row. We have been working on shaping and culturing trees since last June and now the most fun begins — the selling season. If you have not already picked up a copy of Diane Olson’s Lake Country Weekender we hope will do so to find the list of the tree farms in this region and leads to many of our area artisans.
    Many thanks go out to all the people that participated in the church suppers and bazaars held this past weekend. The folks in Webster’s Crossing look forward to those coming to the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam coming up on Thursday, Nov. 15, 4:30-7 p.m. for dinner and into the night for the gospel music. Please jot on your calendar that the Springwater United Methodist Church has their Bazaar at the Fire Hall on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up for a table and sell your wares. The Historical Society will have calendars this year featuring historical buildings.
    Livingston County Historian Amy Alden is coming to Springwater on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to do her program on Livingston County’s part in the Civil War. You won’t want to miss this program and Dish-to-Pass Dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. If you only want to attend the program come around 7:15 p.m.
    Last Sunday, Nov. 4, the Springwater Trails hikers had a brisk walk on the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning at the Parade Grounds and hiking north. Eleven hikers enjoyed the views of the falls and gorges that make up the Grand Canyon of the East and afterwards five met at the Sunrise Restaurant in Dansville to enjoy the food and conversation. Next Sunday, Nov. 11, the group will explore the hill to the east within the Hemlock/Canadice State Forest. Meeting time is 2 p.m. sharp and the place is the trails 0.5 miles south of Burch Hill Road and 3.6 miles north on Canadice Lake Road accessible off state Route 15A via right onto Old Bald Hill South, right on Johnson Hill and left onto Canadice Lake Road.
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