If you have well water, did you know that the well should be “shocked” at least once a year?

If you have well water, did you know that the well should be “shocked” at least once a year? After experiencing the deterioration of my water quality, reduced yield and restricted water flow to the point of having intermittent cold and hot water when taking a shower, seeing the slimy black film of bacteria coating the insides of the commode tanks, corrosion of my pumping equipment was the problem, a costly problem. Regular shock chlorination is how to effectively control the nuisance types of bacteria, like iron and sulphate-reducing varieties and shocking will help extend the life of your well and water system. I learned the hard way. For more information on shock chlorination of wells, water quality and treatment; contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or Livingston County Environmental Health in Mount Morris at 585-243-7280.

Jacque Ruth, interim pastor at Websters Crossing United Methodist Church, has invited everyone to the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam this Thursday, June 28. Food is served 4:30-7 p.m. and the music will go on into the evening. “The Branches” including Ralph Hamilton, Bob White, Sharon and Harold Waide, and Bob Hendrickson, will play gospel music and other musicians will come and share their talents. The meal is by donation.

Please correct your calendars. We are unable to have the Ice Cream Social in July at Webster’s Crossing, but invite you to keep the Spaghetti Dinner and Music Jam in mind for Thursday, July 25.

Are you a forest owner or a person who definitely likes to walk in the woods? Then the place to be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30, is the Piestrak Forest, 9757 Watson Creek Rd., Lindley, almost to the Pennsylvania line. For questions, call Ed Piestrak at 607-205-0350.

There will be a 4-H Photography Exhibit at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center, 6103 Visitor Center Rd., 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. The exhibit is free and open to the public. At 6 p.m., we will be introduced to the photographers.

President Mark Hopkins writes, “Springwater Trails hike on June 24 was a challenge! The hike followed the Blue Trail in the High Tor Wildlife Management Area. The forest was so pleasant and the two gullies we crossed were both impressive. All nine hikers who joined us took the care needed to traverse some steep slopes with the result being a great hike. This week, on July 1, the Springwater Trails Association is celebrating the opening of the first portion of the 32-mile Springwater Trail. The ceremony occurs at 4 p.m. at the top of Coates Road, the start of a two mile trail through Sugarbush Hollow (home of the Fiddler’s Fair in September). That will be followed by a hike on the trail and a barbecue. See the website, springwatertrails.org for details.”

Newcomers are welcome.

Display your flag for the Fourth of July and keep in mind the liberty, equality, justice and freedom that we enjoy and should not take for granted.