Judy writes Registered members of the Democratic Party in Springwater had their required caucus on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Approximately 33 Democrats attended with several others from different parties observing the proceedings. Laura Schoonover, Livingston County Democratic commissioner from Geneseo, and Florence Perkins, chairwoman of the Springwater Democrats, were present. Candidates were limited to Democrats only by a narrow margin after a paper ballot. The slate of candidates that will appear on November’s ballot are Katherine Bush and Sarah Mack for town council positions and Judy Tripp-Neu for town clerk. The Republicans caucus at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Springwater Fire Department.


Katherine writes The Springwater Parks and Trails hiking group went to the southeast portion of town this week and toured the lands around Scribner and Giles. Despite the five-minute downpour around 3 p.m., what a great day with sunshine and cooler temperatures.

Judy writes:


About 40 people braved the elements on Sunday to attend the annual Livingston County Democratic Committee picnic at Al Lorenz Park in Mt. Morris. Congresswoman Kathy Hochul and John Maggiore from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office enjoyed lunch despite the thunder, lightning and rain that came quickly and retreated to the east. Supervisor Chuck DiPasquale of Mt. Morris hosted the event. Hochul thanked everyone for their support and Maggiore brought best wishes and much praise from the governor for Chairwoman Judith Hunter’s untiring efforts on behalf of Democrats in Livingston County.


Registered members of the Democratic Party in Springwater had their required caucus on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Approximately 33 Democrats attended with several others from different parties observing the proceedings. Laura Schoonover, Livingston County Democratic commissioner from Geneseo, and Florence Perkins, chairwoman of the Springwater Democrats, were present. Candidates were limited to Democrats only by a narrow margin after a paper ballot. The slate of candidates that will appear on November’s ballot are Katherine Bush and Sarah Mack for town council positions and Judy Tripp-Neu for town clerk. The Republicans caucus at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Springwater Fire Department.


Springwater will host our state representatives at 10 a.m. this Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Springwater Town Hall. Everyone is welcome to come out and hear what Assemblyman Sean Hanna and Sen. Patrick Gallivan have to say regarding their time in office and what they hope to bring to our area. This is a first “town meeting” at our Town Hall.


The Springwater American Legion resumes its normal meeting schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Tickets for the fall raffle that features several items hunters can use in the upcoming season will be raffled off. Tickets are available at the Post during regular business hours or by calling Commander Dick Tripp Sr. at 585-669-2582.


Twice this week people from town have requested chairs and tables from the Legion for family events. The Legion has a limited number of chairs and tables that can be loaned out and they do try to accommodate members and their families and residents as needed. If you have an upcoming event and need to borrow tables or chairs, please call 585-669-2300 to reserve them. In the event of an emergency as it was this weekend, I can be reached at 585-669-2683 or you can call Commander Tripp at the number listed above.


Our sincerest condolences go out to Pastor Jeri Kober and her family on the loss of her beloved mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Klem Kober, on Aug.13, in Williamson. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Church in Webster and interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Mrs. Kober is survived by her four children, 10 grandchildren, a sister, brother and many extended family members. Young Funeral Home, Williamson, handled the arrangements.


Have a great week!


Katherine writes:


The Springwater Parks and Trails hiking group went to the southeast portion of town this week and toured the lands around Scribner and Giles. Despite the five-minute downpour around 3 p.m., what a great day with sunshine and cooler temperatures. The four-mile hike included several elevation changes as it wound through mixed forests that provided a good challenge. Handpicked wild berries and apples came at just the right time for a snack. After the hike, all met at the home of two of the hikers where barbecue chicken and fixings were served with fresh fruits and desserts. Many thanks are extended to the host and hostess. Please consider joining us on the next hiking event at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, when we’ll explore more of Springwater. New folks are always welcome and can join up on any event! For more information about the Springwater Hiking Group including calendars, locations, schedules and maps, please see the parks and recreation pate at the town’s website, townofspringwaterny.org. Be sure to check out the calendars page for up-to-date hike information.


We look forward to seeing many friends, family, musicians, regular and new people at the Webster’s Crossing Church (Route 15 between Springwater and Conesus) this Thursday night, Aug. 25, at the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam. We’ll be having the usual spaghetti, meat balls, sauce, Italian bread with or without garlic butter, salad, homemade desserts and beverages. The dinner is 4:30–7 p.m. in the dining room and the music is during dinner and into the evening in the sanctuary. Mark your calendar now for the Harvest Dinner 4:30–7 p.m. Oct. 15.


Concolor fir is being sheared at the All Western Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm this week. Concolor has a distinctive citrus aroma, beautiful soft green needles, and excellent needle retention when kept watered in large capacity tree stand where it has been known to sprout (lammas growth) and given people the thought that their tree will grow, even though it was cut. Concolor fir is also a good tree for someone who may be allergic to pine duff.