What are you thankful for this day?  Here on the All Western Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm we are thankful for the young people that have chosen to come to work on our farm; for the customers that make it a tradition to return year after year and for the new ones that come to purchase trees, wreaths, and other decorations made from natural greens; for the opportunity to go to church every Sunday; for the friends we’ve made over the years; and for family that comes to keep the farm going.  We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful area, to have the opportunity to share what we have with youth and with friends and with family.


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam by donation on Thursday a week ago at Webster’s Crossing United Methodist Church.  The next one is the third Thursday in December on the 20th.  We hope to see you there between 4:30 and 7 PM for dinner and into the night for music.


Mark has posted the hike for Sunday after Thanksgiving thus:  Hemlock Lake  Post-Thanksgiving Hike – Work off those extra holiday desserts!  Join us on Sunday, Nov. 25th for a hike along the east Shore of Hemlock Lake on the lakeshore section of Rob’s Trail. We will meet at 1:45 PM at the Boat Launch parking area at the end of Old East Lake Road, and hike south along the shoreline path. The path is fairly level, with some minor stream Crossings.  Climbers will hike as far as the point where the trail turns away from the lake (about 3 miles) and then return to the cars.  Tourists and Naturalists may turn back sooner to keep their hikes to their desired length and time.

We’ll be hiking along what used to be Hemlock Lake’s East Lake Road, back in the days when there were cottages, hotels and steamboat service on the lake. That era came to an end when the City of Rochester took control of the Hemlock Lake watershed for its public water supply, around 1900, all structures from the cottage era were removed, and the waters of Hemlock Lake, along with the smaller Canadice Lake, continue to supplement the Monroe County water system, while the State of New York has assumed ownership and management of the surrounding land as the Canadice-Hemlock State Forest. The undeveloped shorelines of these lakes offer a soothing contrast to the homes, docks, boat hoists, seawalls, and high levels of activity and investment along the other Finger Lakes shorelines and slopes.  After the hike the social will be at the Cornerstone Market, 8732 Main Street, Honeoye.  The Cornerstone is open until 7, but their kitchen closes at 5, so menu orders should be made by phone before 4:30 (585-229-2411).  Between 5 and 7 they have soup, chili, beverages and pre-made sandwiches to purchase and eat on site in Peggy’s Rumpus Room.


Remember the Springwater / Webster Crossing Historical Society is having their Christmas Program on Tuesday, November 27th at the Legion Post #905 on School Street starting with a dish-to-pass supper at 6:30 PM.  Do come and join us for an old-fashioned evening of music to be remembered.


Pat Granger writes News from the Springwater United Methodist Church:  “On Wednesday, November 14th, we prepared a Thanksgiving luncheon for the Wayland Cohocton Retired Teachers Association.  From now until December 1st we will be getting ready for our Christmas Bazaar at the Fire Hall.  Did you remember to mark your calendar to attend? If you would like a table to set up it is not too late to contact Sharon Ingraham at 585-857-7938.  For our joys we heard that David Holmes is home and recovering and Dan Walker (Mark and Sue’s son) is home from Ohio visiting for the week.  Also Jackie told us that she broke down with her truck and a young man stopped to see if he could help.  She is also thankful for help from her neighbors.  Also my granddaughter Tayler Hart got accepted into Keuka College next fall and received a scholarship from them.  Our concerns and prayers are for people that are traveling this holiday week, folks out there shoveling the snow, the deer hunters to be safe, and for those folks that are feeling the burdens of holiday times.  I also asked prayers for my brother-in-law Alfred Granger that was taken to the hospital.  We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to remember what you are thankful for.  Have a great week.”


You don’t want to miss this . . . the infamous Christmas Concert with the Dady Brothers on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Little Lakes Community Center in Hemlock.  The whole family is invited at $12.00 per person which includes light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages with the option of purchasing wine from the Deer Run Winery.  Go to the LLCA website for more information about the Little Lakes Community Association events.


Be preparing your float for the annual Springwater Fire Department Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 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 www.springwaterFD.org.  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 as a volunteer.


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



November 23 – Emilee Pauline

November 24 – Ashlee Moore, Debbie Bortle, Aaron Colligan

November 25 – Val Harder, Adam Harder, Breezy Bortle, Kenneth C. Malone Sr., Tracy Bartlett

November 26 – Denise Rearmore, Alice Colegrove

November 27 – James Pfuntner, Audrey Hergenroder

November 28 – Jackson David West

November 29 – Kyle Tokarz



November 26 – James & Joice Kelley Biek