Please put Saturday, Nov. 3 Christmas Village Bazaar at Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church, Route 15, on your calendar from 10 AM to 3 PM to enjoy an awesome luncheon and free coffee as you browse among the gifts offered for sale.  The lunch preparation and service are being catered by Wester’s Country Store (many thanks to Mary White’s local daughters).  Hand made gifts from the congregation will be for sale.  Set up was done by the team of hard working young people like Lena, Christa, and Mary.  Signs should be out along the roads like Route 15, Stagecoach near Co Rt. 256 put out by Joice and Bruce.


Remember Saturday, Nov. 3, the Conesus United Church just up the road on Route 15 north for their Turkey and Biscuit Dinner with take-outs at the Conesus Fire Hall and eating in at the church.  The time is from 3 to 7 PM.


Please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018!  There is so much at stake locally, regionally, state wide and nationally.


Mark Hopkins writes:  There were six of us hiking the woods of an active tree farm in the Schribner Valley. Jane led us along the many trails through the forest, then out across the cornfield to the Cohocton Creek. With many of the leaves down, we had good views to both the east and the west which added to the fun of being up on the hill.  This Sunday, November 4, we will meet at the Wheaton Hill trails for some maintenance work on the rose bushes that have made a comeback.  Do come and join us starting at 1:45 PM.  Dress for the weather, bring your gloves and loppers or use a pair of snips in hand, so as to work together.  As needed, directions and details are posted by Thursday on the Springwater Trails website or ask a regular hiker.


Pat Granger writes News from the Springwater United Methodist Church:  Our annual Turkey Dinner was on Saturday, Oct. 27 and it was a great success.  We had volunteers from the community, family members, friends, and students from both the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society from Wayland Cohocton Central School.  Thank you everyone for your help.  We could not have done it without you.  We brought up joys of those folks that had been in the hospital and are now home recuperating and for approval from an insurance company that a person can start their treatment.  Our concerns and prayers were for the people in Pennsylvania that lost family members in the shooting in the synagogue, people admitted to the hospital and awaiting test results, people with addictions, travel mercies for a member that will be traveling to the Dominican Republic, and prayers for our Charge Conference on November 3rd.  Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Christmas Bazaar on December 1st.  There will be more information on this when it gets closer to the date.  Take care and have a good week.

We are looking for donations to purchase flood buckets to send to the areas that were just hit by the recent storms.  If you are able to donate please make your check out to the Springwater UMC and mail it to PO Box 207, Springwater, NY 14560 and put on it “for flood relief”.  Thank you.


We’ve had at least three hard frosts (circa 28 degrees F.), the needles are set on the evergreens to help keep any needles from shedding on the wreaths and other decorations made from natural greens, and the cutting of the greens has begun on October 30, the first sunny day in days.  The helpers on the All Western Evergreen Tree Farm this year are Stanley & Bruce during the week and the youth crew of Ben, Chris, Damein, Jesse, Luke, Gavin, and Nathan on Saturday.  All are making a hard job easy to do.  First day of loading out the cut & baled boughs is November 3.


Go to the LLCA website for more information about the Little Lakes Community Association events.


Linda Hopkins, Springwater Representative to the Livingston County Office for the Aging Advisory Council, writes about some of the Alzheimer’s Association events.  There are many resources available for Alzheimer’s caregivers. A few of the ongoing services include Support groups:  Meet at the Dansville Public Library, 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:00 PM; Lima Library 2nd Monday of the month 2:00-3:00 PM.  Did you ever notice the New York Connects ad in the Pennysavers?  Call them and find out what you need to know.


Be preparing your float for the annual Springwater Fire Department Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 PM starting on School Street and proceeding round to Main Street and back to the Legion.  Check out their activities on the web at  If you have not already done so, please send in your annual donation to the Springwater Fire Department and/or consider joining the Fire Department.


Please share your news with me at or mail it to Katherine Humphrey, PO Box 217, Springwater, NY 14560.



November 1 – Samantha McGinnis, Herb Humphrey, Jessie LeVesque

November 4 – Paula White Lunn, Vanessa Motzer, Carol Carberry

November 5 – Daniel Dale, Jr., Karen Schnetzer

November 6 – Samantha Yeoman, Henry Marlow

November 7 – Edward Vadney, Georgia Robinson, David Mack, Francis Tripp

November 8 – Jerry Carney, Nanette Fox Riffe