Katherine writes: When I returned March 22 from attending my granddaughter’s Irish Dance Recital in Rome, N.Y., I found many of my house plants knocked over, pieces of the containers all over the floor in both my dining room and over my kitchen sink. Even the curtain valance was down. It took me a couple of hours to straighten and clean up the mess. I left for the Steuben Country Christmas Tree Growers dinner meeting soon after.


Judy writes: This was a busy weekend for the town of Springwater. The Springwater Gala had a fundraiser at Sugarbush Hollow and the Springwater American Legion had a fundraiser to benefit Boys State. The weather settled down so that people could get out and shake off some of the winter blahs, and the sun was just high enough to make everyone believe that spring is just around the corner.

Katherine writes:


When I returned March 22 from attending my granddaughter’s Irish Dance Recital in Rome, N.Y., I found many of my house plants knocked over, pieces of the containers all over the floor in both my dining room and over my kitchen sink. Even the curtain valance was down. It took me a couple of hours to straighten and clean up the mess. I left for the Steuben Country Christmas Tree Growers dinner meeting soon after.


When I returned around 10 at night, another surprise awaited me in my bedroom. The wooden shutters were hanging open, a wall hanging was hanging by a thread, a pillow and a spray bottle were knocked on the floor and on closer observation, the shutters had been broken and chewed in many places with pieces scattered all over the floor by the front windows. What could have done all this?


Too tired to mess with any more, I quit for the night and headed for bed. I decided to leave everything as is until Jerrianne came on Friday night with her digital camera. So two days later, much to my surprise, I discovered the culprit when I went to pick up what I thought was a pair of socks stuck between the cushion and arm on the easy chair in my bedroom! A dead (I suppose either from a heart attack from not being able to get out, or from eating the finish off the shutters) squirrel! He must have come in when I left the doors open while I went out to pack my van Sunday, March 20.


The Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam at the Webster’s Crossing UMC last Thursday evening was great fun and well attended. We thank all the wonderful cooks and musicians and guests. The next one will be 4:30–7 p.m. Thursday, April 28.


The Lenten Soup and Sandwich Bible Study was at Allen’s Hill UMC Tuesday with more than 25 people coming together. The next one is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Springwater UMC.


Springwater Fire Department Annual Steak Roast and Comedy Night at the Springwater Fire Hall is Saturday, April 2. You must have a ticket in advance to attend. Contact Lori Naczynski at 585-733-7681 for tickets. Dinner is 6:30–8 p.m. with the comedy show starting at 9 p.m.


Dean Faklis writes that this past Sunday marked the 20th Springwater Parks and Trails hike. Friends have been made and the camaraderie is great. It's interesting that there is some sort of bonding when you experience the outdoors, nature, weather and exercise with other people that have common interests. We feel privileged that we have had this great experience with all of you. Congratulations again to Charlotte Buck for attending 18 of 20 hikes.


As illustrated in the Round 3 Hike Schedule at www.townofspringwaterny.org, we will take a one-week break and rejoin as a group on Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Canute Park. We will meet with some fishermen by the Springwater Creek which is at the western end of the park. This will be our organizational meeting for the next 10 weeks of spring hikes. We will also be taking a four-mile flat hike into the Springwater Valley exploring the beautiful public fishing streams of Springwater. Steve Lewandowski will be joining us and speaking about the importance of wetlands and watersheds. Be prepared with at least a one day fishing license and boots.


DVDs of Round 1 or 2 Springwater Parks and Trails Hikes are available for sale for $5. The Round 2 DVD includes photos of the hikers, beautiful winter scenery and soft music and is about 27 minutes in length. For orders, contact Linda Slade by email at lindaslade@frontiernet.net.


Judy writes:


This was a busy weekend for the town of Springwater. The Springwater Gala had a fundraiser at Sugarbush Hollow and the Springwater American Legion had a fundraiser to benefit Boys State. The weather settled down so that people could get out and shake off some of the winter blahs, and the sun was just high enough to make everyone believe that spring is just around the corner.


Every year the Springwater Gala committee raises funds for the event. The proceeds pay for the music, the fireworks, food and other amenities needed for a successful Gala weekend. For the past several years, the Gala has timed their March fundraiser to coincide with the NYS Maple Growers Association’s Maple Weekend, and Chuck Winship has graciously allowed the committee space at Sugarbush Hollow. The intrepid community volunteers have braved mud, snow, cold and long hours flipping an unknown number of pancakes, and cooking an enormous quantity of sausage, eggs and home fires for the very hungry people who trek out in the hollow watching the maple syrup production and enjoying the beauty of nature. This year was exceptionally ideal as the sun was high and the weather somewhat drier than in previous years.


Deb Perkins, English teacher at the WCCS Middle School, nominated Alexis Carnrite for entry into the All-American Scholars Program and she has been accepted. This is a program for students throughout the U.S. Nominees must have a GPA over 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; students must be nominated by a teacher, coach, or counselor; and student achievers must exhibit a schedule of well-balanced academics and extracurricular activities. This has certainly been a terrific year for Alexis and we send her our congratulations and best wishes. Keep up the good work!


Friday, April 1, is opening day of Trout Season. On Monday, April 11, Springwater Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, is Springwater–Websters Crossing Historical Society meeting at Town Hall with a dish-to-pass supper at 6:30 p.m. and program about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, is the Springwater American Legion hold its annual Ham and Chocolate Raffle at 7 p.m. All these events are open to the public. Easter arrives on April 24.


Have a great week!


Birthdays




March 31 Sarah Shull, Mike Croston

April 1 Chris Lippincott

April 2 Jeremiah Lippincott, Carol Anderson, Mary Yarger

April 3 Susan Keister, Katherine Humphrey

April 4 Daniel Louis Harter, Tammy Stewart, Lucas Brisbane, Adrianna Gricius

April 5 Dale Codding, Peter Mitchell and his twin brother Thomas R. Mitchell, Christina Conti, Kelley Colangelo, Christina Yocono, Alexander Sanders

April 7 Marion Walker

Wedding Anniversaries




April 1 Stanley andWendy Stek

April 2 Matt and Kate Hoppough

April 6 John Ronda Stevenson (20th)