Have a safe week and a wonderful Memorial Day. Remember our veterans and those who are still at risk.

Katherine writes:

Save your skin! “Don’t Fry Day” is May 25. Summer is coming, and it’s a great time for fun in the sun for you and your family. But it also leaves you vulnerable to dangerous ultraviolet radiation. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated May 25 as “Don’t Fry Day.” FDA is helping to spread the word on sun safety. Learn more about how to protect your skin at www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm049090.htm. Watch the video titled “Sun Safety” at www.youtube.com/


The Springwater Fire Department will hold its annual Memorial Day Breakfast at the Fire Hall located at 8145 S. Main St., Springwater, on Monday, May 28. Breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fire department members will also have tickets for sale for the duck race to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the town park as part of the Gala celebration. This was sent to me by Sue Sahrle, 585-669-2168, president of the fire department.

The Springwater Trails hike on Sunday, May 21, was at Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, on the warmest day yet of our hiking season. The 12 hikers met at the shelter at the top of the park road and split into two groups. The trails were wide and well-maintained, blooming with gorgeous flowers. We even saw several lady slippers, many bluets (Quaker ladies) and wild geranium pointed out by Georgia Binder and Steve Lewandowski. The bird calls were identified by Gene Binder. Toward the end of the hike, a turkey flew overhead and made a distinctive call. The group looks forward to an official hiking trail that connects the park to the Springwater Trail being created around the town of Springwater. The hikers were joined by four other members of the group for a pleasant pot luck in the shade near the park shelter. Next week the Springwater Trails hike will be on the Middlesex Valley Rail Trail north of Naples. Newcomers are always welcome, so come join us before 2 p.m. More details will be available by the end of the week at springwatertrails.com or www.townofspringwaterny.org under calendars.

Thank you to everyone who attends the Websters Crossing United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner ang Music Jam on May 24 from 4:30 p.m. on. Our new pastor, Jacque Ruth, will be there to greet everyone. The next one will be on June 28 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Several people asked what we were doing this week on the All Western Evergreen Farm. It is de-coning time for Fraser and Balsam fir. If we do not take the cones off at this time of year, they disfigure the tree tops and we much prefer they put all that effort into making beautiful branches.

Keep the 13th Gala on your calendar for June 8-10. Be sure to help a couple of hours if you can and plan to bring your whole family to a fund filled experience. Check out the details at



Judy writes:

The Chamber of Commerce weather we experienced this weekend brought many families out for walks in our town. Many families had small children in strollers and several had dogs of various breeds tethered so they could walk safely away from the traffic. It is nice to see so many young families and children enjoying the sunshine. Springwater has not had a lot of young families in quite some time and it is refreshing to hear youngsters giggling or saying hello as they pass through the neighborhood.

The Springwater Town Board met last Monday and several items were on their agenda. Appointments were made to fill empty slots on the Planning Board and also on the Board of Appeals. It was determined that the Planning Board will be expanded to seven members and Councilman Tinney promised to write the proposed resolution amending the current local law.

The old equipment from the Highway Department and the former Springwater Refuse Center was auctioned off and brought in a fairly good sum of money. The old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” evidently held true and the Board can now move forward to purchase the needed newer equipment so the Highway Department can work more efficiently and effectively.

Saturday, May 19, Patricia Nolan Hillyard, a Springwater resident was honored at the Annual Seniorama in York. Several people from Springwater attended to cheer her on, and Deputy Supervisor Larry Gnau escorted her to the stage for her award. For those of you who know Pat, it was probably the first time she had an escort taller than herself. Supervisor Debbie Babbitt-Henry was unable to attend the ceremony because her son, George Michael, was married on Saturday and she was busy with the preparations. Congratulations to Pat Hillyard and all of the Livingston County Seniors of the Year, and to the Babbitt-Henry families.

Do you still have unused dump tickets? If you care to be reimbursed for them, they must be turned in no later than June 30 to the Town Clerk. “There will be no further reimbursement after June 30,” per Supervisor Babbitt-Henry.

Applications will be accepted for the position of Summer Youth Director for the Summer Recreation program at the Town Clerk’s office until June 9. This is a paid position and the program runs through the month of July in the Larry Canute Memorial Park behind American Legion Post 905 on School Street. Check this paper for the job specifications and advertisement.

The new four-way stop sign at Carney Hollow and Liberty Pole Roads was placed there by the state. Supervisor Babbitt-Henry said traffic enforcement will be working in the area to make sure cars and buggies are stopping. The topography of the land in that area made it necessary for this signage as buggies and horses frequent the area and there were too many close calls.

The next Town Board meeting is Tuesday, May 29, and as always, residents are welcome to sit in on these meetings. Meetings start promptly at 7:00 p.m. and there is ample off-street parking.

For many Americans, especially those who have served in the Armed Forces, Memorial Day is more than just the three day holiday that kick starts summer. It is the day we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifices on the field of battle. As a member of the extended Armed Forces family, Memorial Day will always be a special time for reflection and traditions that pay tribute to the fallen. I hope you enjoy the BBQ’s and celebrations this Memorial Day weekend and keep in mind those who today are in harm’s way. I also hope you will join the members of the Springwater American Legion Post 905 on Monday May 28, at the cemetery visitations beginning at 7:45 a.m. and for the commemorative rites after the parade that begins at noon in front of the Post. The information is posted in this paper, in the Dansville Wayland Pennysaver and on the Town of Springwater website. Fly your flags proudly and I hope our paths cross on Memorial Day.

Have a safe week and a wonderful Memorial Day. Remember our veterans and those who are still at risk.