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The Dansville Online
  • Springwater Party Line: Time for Elizabeth Zone award

  • Wayland Free Library Board of Directors and staff will honor Eleanor Dudley with the Elizabeth “Bibs” Zone award this Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. All residents are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow this event and the musical entertainment will be provided by the Waylandaires.

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  • Katherine writes:
    The last Thursday of the month is upon us already! The wonderful Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam at Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church is 4:30-7 p.m. for the dinner and into the night with the music. All is by donation, so come and be nourished!
    Be sure to support Bruce McLellan. Help him discover success in his life dream as a songwriter and help his favorite cause, to find a cure for cancer. The contest is on April 27 and May 4, 11 and 18. The most important dates are Friday, May 11 and Friday May 18 — the big night. The contest is at the Letchworth Pines Restaurant, Route 19A, Portageville at 7 p.m. each night. More details at letchworthpines.com or phone 585-468-2166.
    The weather is on everybody’s mind. At All Western Evergreen Nursery & Christmas Tree Farm, we owe a great big thank you to the Springwater Fire Department volunteers for coming out to quench what could have been disastrous with the dry conditions and the wind when our neighbors had a bonfire on a Friday night, put out the coals and ashes Saturday and Sunday, but when they came home from work on Monday, the wind had whipped those ashes into a brush fire and it took off through the dead leaves under the trees. Several Christmas trees were burned to a crisp, but others might come back. Only time and patience will tell. This Monday morning, a week later, as I write this column it is snowing and there’s at least five inches of heavy wet stuff out there already.
    Fifteen hikers met Sunday afternoon for hikes on the west side of Hemlock Lake. The Tourist group was led by two intrepid dogs through the DEC land from the Niver and Blank Road parking lot. The Climbers took a longer hike from the old St. Michael’s Mission down to the lake on Nature Conservancy land. The trail was very wet, but the trees are turning green and Fiddlehead ferns were up. Unfortunately the invasive Multiflora Rose is starting to encroach on the trails in many places. Next week the hikers will be guests on McNeil Road, East Hill in North Dansville. Two members of the Springwater Trails group will show off new trails they have built on their land. For details, check the calendar at springwatertrails.org or get on the mailing list with a note to info@springwatertrails.org. New hikers are always welcome.
    You are invited to a Woods Walk at Sugarbush Hollow on Saturday, April 18, when NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist Art Kirsch will give a presentation about the statewide deer management plan. We will also visit host Chuck Winship’s new cabin, which has many unique features: the interior walls and flooring came mostly from salvaged trees, and some of the furniture is built from wormy chestnut once used as shelving. After returning to the sugar house we will have pancakes with fresh maple syrup ($5 donation is requested). For more information, contact Chuck Winship at 585-943 3475 or cew9@cornell.edu.
    Page 2 of 2 - Talking about the woods, reminds me to ask if there is anyone out there that needs pasture land for their cows, sheep and other livestock and would like to pasture them in the woods. If so, please contact Katherine at 585-669-2659.
     
    Judy writes:
    Wayland Free Library Board of Directors and staff will honor Eleanor Dudley with the Elizabeth “Bibs” Zone award this Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. All residents are cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow this event and the musical entertainment will be provided by the Waylandaires.
    Elizabeth “Bibs” Zone worked tirelessly on behalf of the library for 50-plus years and this award was established by her family in her memory after her passing in 2002. Described as a visionary by many, Zone exemplified the many generations of people committed to the growth and development of the library. Under her stewardship as a member of the board for over 50 years, the library expanded its acquisitions, resources and financial support and added a children’s wing and community meeting room fully equipped with the latest technology and communication tools in 2000.
    This year’s honoree, Eleanor Dudley, retired from the library as a circulation-assistant in 2009, after serving for over 30 years. She still volunteers her time today teaching the next generation the art of crafts. During Dudley’s tenure, she served in nearly every capacity from janitor to director and faced many challenges as new additions were built, new technology was introduced and staff and programs were changed. Dudley truly exemplifies the same qualities as Elizabeth Zone.
    Springwater’s representative on the Board of Trustees at the Wayland Free Library is Patricia Willsea.
    The benefit on behalf of Albert “Albie” Coburn held Saturday evening at the Springwater American Legion was hugely successful and the family is grateful for the support shown by our extended community. Despite the cold, damp rain, people stood outside waiting to get in and support this worthwhile effort. Thank you to everyone who came forward with donations of food, desserts, money, raffle items and their time. It was awesome!
    The weatherman is asking if we “know where our snow shovels are” as I finish this column. Ominous words for people who were hoping for no more snow. Stay safe and check on your neighbors, particularly if we have a power outage.

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