2017
two thousand seventeen
Twenty-Seventeen
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Pal-Mac Kiwanis Flea Market & Craft Sale

Pal-Mac Kiwanis Flea Market & Craft Sale-May 20, 2017 PUBLIC INVITE-PLACE ON YOUR CALENDAR! STOP BY TO SUPPORT US! CALL FOR VENDORS! We would love to see you at the Log Cabin Family Restaurant 2366 Macedon Center Rd Macedon, NY 14502. May 20, 2017 from 9am-4pm. Rain or Shine. All proceeds benefit the Children in the Pal-Mac community. For more information email: info@palmackiwanis.org or click the link: http://palmackiwanis.org/PalMacKiwanis/Garage_Sale_%26_Flea_Market.html

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Wayne Writers Guild at Books, ETC.

May 9 – Wayne Writers Guild: on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 PM, Wayne Writers Guild will be at Books, ETC. This group meets to share personal writings. Come and enjoy a literary evening. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC. 78 Main St. in Macedon NY. For more information, call John at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com.

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Healthy Life Style Product Party at VIP Fit Club

May 6 – Healthy Lifestyle Product Party and Auction: On Satuday, May 6, at 10:30 AM, Healthy Lifestyle Product Party and Auction at VIP Fit Club. Come and enjoy the party and the fun. Learn about the great products from Shop.com. Free snacks and beverages will be offered. Plus, each guest will be given $1,000 in free “auction money.” This paper money can be used to bid on all the products being offered. This event is free and open to the public at VIP Fit Club, 1503 Canandaigua Rd., Macedon NY 14502. For more information call John at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com

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Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society May and June Programs


First Presbyterian Church 200th Anniversary

The Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society will travel to the First Presbyterian Church, 4057 W. Main St., Williamson, for its May 3 meeting.  At 7 PM the program will begin with a power-point presentation prepared to celebrate the church's 200th anniversary in 2016.  Following that will be a tour of the church and refreshments.  As always the public is invited.

Re-enactment of the June 7, 1911 meeting of the Wayne County Women's Suffrage Association 

The theme of the June 7th program will be a celebration of Women's Suffrage in Williamson.  Attendees are asked to meet in front of Cole's Income Tax Service (Route 21 and Main Street), Williamson at 6:30 PM. We will march to the Williamson Methodist Church.  Bring suffrage posters and flags to carry in the parade. The 7:00 PM program at the church will be a reenactment of the June 7, 1911 meeting of the Wayne County Women's Suffrage Association  actually held at the Methodist Church.  Public is invited!!

Come and join the fun as we celebrate women's right to vote.  Refreshments will be served at this meeting which is open to the public.

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Lincoln School participates in Global School Play Day 2017

Lincoln School first grader Shelby Schermerhorn made a
robot snow princess during Global School Play Day 2017.
(Photo credit: Jill Hausman)
SUBMITTED by Brenda Pittman

Lincoln School pupils joined thousands of children around the globe February 1st, 2017 as they participated in the third annual “Global School Play Day" (GSPD).

Just as she did last year after learning on social media about the annual event meant to highlight the value of unstructured play time for school children, Kindergarten teacher Martha Groot suggested Lincoln School teachers participate again this year.
"The goal of the 'play day' is to recognize and honor the importance of play in a child's life . . . ” Groot said.
So, on the third anniversary of the GSPD event, Lincoln School children took turns going into different classrooms, playing with different toys and taking part in new activities.

From 9:30 to 11 a.m., the Pre-K and Kindergarten hall and classrooms at Lincoln were alive with fun as pupils played in different spaces with toys brought in from home to share with others, dolls, play-doh, cardboard boxes, puppets, board games and more. And there was an area set up for students to make arts and crafts.

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The Little Ditch That Could and Did!

Remains of "Clinton's Ditch" near the cross of
Storms Road and Lock Berlin Road in Lyons, NY.
(Photo credit: Loreen Jorgensen)
SUBMITTED by Larry Ann Evans

The second exhibit of the year at the Museum of Wayne County History will be “The Little Ditch that Could and Did! Wayne County Canal Towns Boom!” The exhibit opens April 13, 2017 with speaker Tim McDonnell.

April 15, 1817 the Canal Act was carried in New York legislature and the Commissioners were empowered to begin work. July 4, 1817 ground was broken just outside of Rome, NY. In a very simple ceremony, the people of New York began the greatest piece of work yet undertaken in America. They found their own money. They did their own engineering and Clinton’s Ditch was born! With this glorious new waterway bringing economic growth to every town and city it touched, the Wayne County towns of Galen, Lyons, Arcadia, Palmyra, and Macedon were forever changed. Savannah had a small, very small piece of the “Clinton’s Ditch” pie, but later got cut out of the canal boom.

Tim McDonnell will be the featured speaker at the exhibit’s preview party, Thurs. April 13, 2017 at 6:30pm. McDonnell will give his presentation on “Rediscovering the Erie Canal.” McDonnell works with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute out of RIT, he is also Coordinator for the New York Geographic Alliance, aligned with National Geographic and is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Monroe Community College. This event is free and open to the public.

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