Springwater’s Post Office will observe Saturday hours on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, and will close at noon. Pick-ups by the postal service of any mail in the box outside the post office or at your personal boxes will resume the following Monday.


The Springwater Lighthouse Wesleyan Church family Christmas services are at 4 p.m. Friday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the church, 101 South Lackawanna Street, Wayland. All are welcome.

Katherine writes:


Dean Faklis reports the Dec. 19 Springwater Parks and Trails hike: “I hope that you enjoyed the weekend. We had fun both days. Great winter weather! The Springwater hikers tackled the Mission Road Trails in the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest. Twenty-four folks and three dogs hiked the three loops on Hemlock Lake’s west side. The trails were in great shape and the sun was out most of the time. The after-hike social was a tailgate party in the parking lot where food and drink were served. Homemade chili, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and several fine desserts were enjoyed by all. I am certain that more calories were taken in than expended. There is no hike next week and the next hike is on Jan. 2. The hikers will hike on the southern part of Marrowback. For more details, please e-mail springwaterparks-andtrails@yahoo.com. New hikers are always welcome.” For those that want to hike, but do not have a computer and desire more details, phone Dean at Chuck Winship at Sugarbush Hollow Maple Tree Farm at 585-728-3909.


Sharon Ingraham reminds of the Main Street Springwater United Methodist Church traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited! Jerry Metz is the Pastor.


At Websters Crossing United Methodist Church on State Route 15 between Springwater and Conesus, the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is at 8 p.m., and Pastor Jeri Kober will also be delighted to see anyone that comes. Lena Storrs will be doing a solo, most likely the hymn “O Holy Night,” accompanied by Ralph Hamilton on banjo or guitar and Margaret Matteson on piano.


 Websters Crossing UMC Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam was privileged to host many musicians at last Thursday’s dinner. Many folks stayed after dinner and several persons even came in just for the music. Those listening made requests to the musicians and had their favorite music played. The next Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam is Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.


Christmas birthday greetings go to these:




Dec. 23: JoAnn Perkins

Dec. 24: Sharon Ingraham, Karen Hamilton

Dec. 25: Rebecca Wester

Dec. 27: Phillip West, Terri White, Morgan Hoppough

Dec. 29: Larry Lippincott, Robert Fox

Dec. 30: John Swift, Alex Decker, Rick Tripp Jr., Eden Mae-Marie Stephenson

Dec. 31: Juergen Lein

Jan. 1: Matt Hoppough, Alice Behnk

Anniversary wishes to:




Dec. 23: Cory and Gloria Briglin

Dec. 26: Gary and Kelley Colangelo, No. 7

Dec. 29: John and Dawn Conte,No. 51

Dec. 31: Ed and Sandra Freas, No. 44; Ron and Linda Beuter

Judy writes:


Springwater’s Post Office will observe Saturday hours on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, and will close at noon. Pick-ups by the postal service of any mail in the box outside the post office or at your personal boxes will resume the following Monday.


The Springwater Lighthouse Wesleyan Church family Christmas services are at 4 p.m. Friday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the church, 101 South Lackawanna Street, Wayland. All are welcome.


Sean and Samantha Irwin of N. Main Street were delighted to receive news that their son, Brett Irwin, made the Dean’s List at Alfred. Brett is a sophomore this year.


“Skip” Foster has been in the ICU at Noyes Memorial Hospital for several days with pneumonia complications. He would love to receive cards from his friends. They can be sent to his home address 7956 Mill St., P.O. Box 44, Springwater, NY 14560-0044.


The Springwater-Websters Crossing Historical Society had a good turn out Tuesday evening for their last meeting of the year. The Bell Choir from the Springwater Church of the Nazarene did an excellent presentation of carols to an original poem written by their director, Dave, Hardy.


Meetings for the historical society will resume in March when the weather is more conducive to driving at night.


Fewer than a dozen residents voted in Fire District commissioner elections. Whoever won this election did so on the votes of less than 1 percent of our registered voters.


The public hearing on the proposed dog laws will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec.27, at the Springwater Town Hall. The Supervisor has also announced it will be the end-of-year meeting.


The Springwater Recycling Center will be open on Sunday, Dec. 26, normal hours, to collect all those opened packages and wrapping paper from your Christmas festivities. The same applies to the following week — due to New Year’s Day falling on Saturday, the center will open on Sunday, Jan. 2, to collect the garbage.


My wish for all of you is a very blessed and joyful Christmas holiday. Thank you for your many kind words this year and for allowing us to report your news in this column. I know Katherine and I appreciate hearing from you and writing for you.


The children are out of school this week and next and will surely want to be outside playing with their new toys in the snow. Please drive carefully so all of our little ones return to school safe and sound in January.


Merry Christmas.