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1st Edition / October 2018

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2 • Thursday, October 4, 2018 Discover Dansville

A Message from the President


The Dansville Area Cham- setting.
ber of Commerce is pleased Similarly, dental care is
to partner with the Living- provided at the highest level
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ing you with this special edi- Safety issues are attended
tion, giving us an opportuni- by a fully-manned Police De-
ty to tell you about Dansville partment and a well trained Albert Hawk K’s Canine Training Services
and our surrounding area. Fire Department and Ambu- Arby’s Restaurant Lang’s Nursery Inc.
The Chamber is the voice lance Company, all in readi- A Smile By Design Larry’s Latrines
Barry Haywood Lattimore Physical Therapy of Dansville
of businesses working to ness to serve when needed. Beatrice M. Wilcox Law Offices of John C. Putney
build and sustain a vibrant Food? We have the entire Better Homes Leaning Tower
economy and quality of life array of choices, from fast Brae Burn Golf Course/Scovill’s Grill LMC Industrial Contractors, Inc.
in our community. As such, food, to pizza, to fine din- Bug-N-Boo Jaeger Honey Bee Apiary Louis J. Colella, PC
we invite you to Discover Barry Haywood ing with some of the latter in CASA Maddie Motorsports
President, Chamberlin-Baird Funeral Home Material Rewards
Dansville by reading the ac- historical settings and in- Clara Barton Chapter #1 McDonald’s of Dansville
companying articles in this Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce cluding indoor and outdoor American Red Cross Mettler Construction
suppliment about the com- future. sittings. How about our Community Bank NA Michael Adam Insurance Agency
munity. newest choice, the Battle D and P Sweets LLC/Ice Cream Island Mill Creek Optical
We have a proud history, Dansville ArtWorks Inc.
From our historic Main Street Brewery housed in Muchler Financial
beginning with our Clara Dansville Auto Mart NAPA Auto Parts
Street to the natural beauty Barton Chapter #1, Ameri- the renovated former Dans- Dansville Central School District Noyes Health
that brought industry to our can Red Cross. Yes, Dans- ville-Mt. Morris Railroad Dansville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Inc. NY Decals N Lettering
valley decades ago, we ville is the birthplace of the train station with its history Dansville Collision Phyllis Greene
have the elements people on display. The choice is Dansville Community Center Par-Keys Lounge, LLC
American Red Cross, orga- Dansville Dental Professionals
look for when deciding on yours. Precision Electric
nized by Clara Barton in Dansville Family Dental Care Rogers & Tenbrook, Inc.
establishing a business, liv- 1881. We offer an Histori- For entertainment we start Dansville Free Methodist Church Rolling Hills Mobil Park
ing preferences and grow- cal Museum filled with histo- with the Star Theatre and its Dansville Media Inc./WDNY Rushbottom Heights Salon
ing a family in an area ry of that proud past and first run movies seven eve- Dansville Mini Storage Sanderson Builders
which is safe, satisfies indi- nings a week in the same lo- Dansville Moose Lodge # 1130 Scura Law Office
our Brae Burn golf course, Dansville Pet Animal Hospital
vidual interests and presents cation since 1921 . As the Snyder Brothers Cemetery Service
established in 1898. And Dansville Public Library Spring Creek Properties
an aggressive plan for the part of that history has been marquee says, “From Dansville Village Mart/Logan’s Inn Stagecoach Gutters LLC
our educational system from Vaudeville to Digital”, histo- Dansville Water Systems, LLC Star Theatre
ry to present. And our Dansville Water Wells Inc. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Index of Advertisers our Seminary in the past to
recognizable major events, Dogwood Floral Company Strike Back Martial Arts
our highly praised Dansville
the New York State Festival Dogwood Trading Company Sun Valley Medical Services, PC.
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Dansville Chamber of Commerce.......... 18 day. For higher education of Balloons, the Annual
Emo Home Improvement Thomas P. Wamp Real Estate
we offer the Dansville Cam- Dogwood Festival, our Win- Empire Access
Dansville Chrysler Plymouth .................. 5 Tompkins Insurance
pus Center of the Genesee ter in the Village, the free Empire Realty Group Tony’s Pizzeria
Dansville Public Library ....................... 14
Community College, locat- Monday night concerts in Expressway Auto Auction, Inc. Town and Country Agway
Dogwood Trading Company ................... 8 Farrell’s Lawn Service Inc, Town of North Dansville
ed in the heart of our vil- the park from June to the
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lage. All of which is supple- end of August, the Cham-
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For those concerned with Genesee Valley Federal Credit Union
Muchler Financial................................ 15 health providers, Dansville picnicking.
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A History of Our Library Dansville Public Library


Board of Trustees
In 1872 Village leaders dedication at the library’s of the children’s room, while the new addition was Rhea Walker, President
organized the first public li- 50th anniversary, the Shep- 1998. Improvements in under construction. At last, Mary Harrington, Vice President
brary, established in rented ard Memorial Building be- technology as well as new Dansville Public Library, Mary Ann Holden, Secretary
rooms with 1,300 volumes came our Library home in uses of space for tutors and now consisting of the Shep- William Forsythe, Trustee
compared with over 1924. students, collections of au- ard Memorial and the new Lynne Blum, Trustee
30,000 items today. In Over the years several dios and videos coupled Saunders Family Library, Sue Colegrave, Treasurer/Bookkeeper
1874 the Library re-located projects maintained and up- with increased demand for opened for service in No-
to the second floor of the graded the library. These programs were quickly fol- vember 2011. Library Staff:
Maxwell Block. The Library included creation of the chil- lowed by the arrival of com- Dansville Public Library Theresa A. Dearing, Director
Association of Dansville is- dren’s room and caretaker’s puters and automation. At circulates more than Marcia Miller, Library Clerk
sued shares of stock under apartment completed in the end of the century, the 58,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Linda Chapman, Library Clerk
the corporate name “Living- 1937 with funds from Gen- Library Trustees created the magazines and E-books ev- Lacey Keagy, Library Clerk
ston Circulating Library”. In eral Charles M. Reeve. 2000 Millennium Planning ery year. The Library is Donna Chasey, Clerk
1893, the University of the More recent upgrades to the Committee to prepare for a chartered to serve more Lindsey Day, Page
State of New York granted building funded by special major expansion of the ex- than 10,140 people from Julie Guzzardi, Page
the Library a charter as a grants were installation of a isting Library. Following ex- Dansville and the nine sur- Jim Goodell, Maintenance
school district public, under handicap ramp, 1985; tensive planning and fund- rounding townships of the Volunteers:
the Department of Educa- complete rewiring of the raising, construction of an school district. More than Carol Welcher, Karen Cowley,
tion. In 1920 the Shepard Shepard building, 1987; addition to the Shepard 4400 borrowers are regis- Linda Hoose, Jody Bennett
Homestead on the corner of remodeling upstairs for the building began in Decem- tered and on average 30
Main and Perine Streets Local History collection, ber 2010. The Shepard new users are added month- 200 Main St., Dansville NY 14437
was gifted to the communi- 1990; a new heating sys- building was renovated and ly. (585) 335-6720
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BSB Serves Brews, Preserves Past


In 1870, the Dansville beers, guest ciders, wines, workers adorn the walls
and Mount Morris Railroad and cocktails, as well as a along with photos taken
began operation, a 15-mile growing food menu to in- when the trains were in use.
standard-gauge short-line clude flatbread pizzas, Ba- The table tops were made
that ran independently until varian pretzels, a char- from repurposed wood that
it was sold in 1985. Since cuterie board, beer cheese came from the exterior of
then, the Dansville Mt. Mor- soup made with their own the building, including a lo-
ris depot has remained un- beer, and the “best wings in cal favorite design that was
used, a priceless historical town”! once used as a special pho-
building, and a repository Tours of the brewery are tography background, and
of local history and tradi- lead by the tasting room is now a highlight in the tast-
tion. Long in need of resto- staff. They are exciting and ing room. The bar was cus-
ration, the depot has re- filled with information about tom made with luggage that
emerged as the Battle Street what each room was used was donated and had at
Brewery. It is a place that for in the days of the train one time passed through the
renews the glories of the Rocco Laurienzo/Livingston County News system and how they are train station!
past and kindles new friend- their Grand Opening on source a large percentage used today. Much of the his- Every design aspect of
ships. It truly embodies the May 19 th, 2018 with a of their beer-making ingre- tory of the train depot re- Battle Street Brewery was
spirit of Dansville and Liv- great variety of craft beers, dients from New York. They mains at the brewery as planned in detail and adds
ingston County. 4 live bands, a food truck, also have the opportunity to part of the design theme. to the character of this warm
After winning a grant and an amazing get togeth- sell other New York State The original ticket windows and inviting atmosphere. A
through the Brew in Living- er for the community. BSB is products. When people for both passengers and railroad tie is used for a
ston competition Battle a farm brewery, which come to the brewery, they freight were preserved and footrest under the bar, you
Street Brewery celebrated means they are required to can expect excellent craft even old timecards from the can hang your jacket on
Discover Dansville Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 7

railroad spikes hung as coat information about what’s on Siciliano, enjoys conversa- team can be reached at
hangers, and there are even tap! You can often find tions and tours with people www.battlestreetbrewery.
leather pouches to hold your Brew Master, Dennis Boor, visiting the brewery and com and can be found on
cell phone while you plug it working in the Brew House, shares her passion for the social media, including
into the chargers they have or sharing details about the brewing industry and offer- Facebook, Twitter and Insta-
in each room! Many peo- beers that he has brewed ing a great experience to gram. Email the brewery at
ple marvel at the door that and how they are made anyone that walks in the info@battlestreetbrewery.
sits high in the vaulted ceil- with anyone who asks! door. com or call at (585)432-
ing of the tasting room. The General Manager, Marissa The Battle Street Brewery 2337.
door was sealed closed and
a screen sits in the window
of the door playing movies
that are train themed. The
outdoor deck is a great way
to sit and enjoy the warmer
months, and even into the
cooler evenings with the
gas heaters going. As win- Rocco Laurienzo/
ter approaches, the inviting Livingston County News
fireplace in the tasting room
makes you feel right at and to bring something like
home when you visit. this to the community to pro-
There are plenty of events vide jobs and a beautiful
and activities that happen spot for people to gather
each week at Battle Street! and meet. Their brother,
There is a game room situat- Dave Acomb, is the archi-
ed in the back with board tect who worked on the proj-
games and cards available, ect, while Tom specialized
or it can be used as a meet- in the design and creative
ing space for a small group.
aspects, and Doug used his
They have custom corn hole
years of construction exper-
boards and a monthly cal-
tise to bring their dream to
endar filled with fun things
life. Recently the brewery
like live music, special food
won a national award
and drink days, contests,
through the Building Design
and beer memes.
and Construction (BD+C)
There is plenty of exciting
35th Annual Reconstruction
merchandise to purchase,
such as tee-shirts, tank tops,
Awards program.
brewery will appear in a na-
The Finger Lakes Soaring Club
Come ly a sailplane!
hats, and hoodies. If you’re
looking for a growler, they tional publication that
have a few different styles reaches millions of readers
and sizes to fill with your fa- across the country and inter-
vorite craft beverage. They nationally. This is one of on-
continue to expand as the
buzz from the local area is
ly 20 projects that will be
recognized in the country Finger Lakes Soaring Club
really starting to spread to
other towns and counties,
and the BSB article will run
in the November issue. The promotes the sport of
and even people from other
states and countries have
article will also appear on-
line at http://bdcnetwork. soaring, for all ages.
com/.
visited the brewery.
The family that owns the If you haven’t visited the The club provides scenic
brewery yet, head over to 4
brewery is from Dansville
and still have strong ties to Battle Street in Dansville, rides and flight instruction
right in the heart of the vil-
the community. Brothers
Doug and Tom Acomb pur- lage, to taste a flight of beer in Dansville, NY.
chased the building and be- or cider, order a glass of
gan renovation in 2015. wine or even a craft soda
They will tell you that the and experience a beautiful Forbes Road, Dansville, NY 14437
(585) 444-6213 l www.lsc.org
project was important to piece of local history. The
them to help revitalize a tasting room staff is always
great part of Dansville, NY cheerful and happy to offer
8 • Thursday, October 4, 2018 Discover Dansville

Even with Retirement, Officer


will Continue to Serve Public
When Dansville Officer choices.
Jeff Faugh, Badge 402, When asked about what
went 10-7 (out of service) at incidents he covered stick
2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, out the most in his mind,
it was more than the end of Faugh recalled two airplane
a shift. After 26 and one accidents and one fatal fire.
half years, he was calling it One airplane crash was on
the end of a career. East Hill and the other in
Faugh joined the Dansville Village Plaza. The former
Police Department on Feb. accident involved a fatality.
9, 1992. Mike Kane was The fire was on Depot Road.
mayor and Marc Vernam As for the positive, Faugh
the chief of police. Faugh noted that the men and
described Dansville then as women he shared duties
a “hectic, wild west” with impressed him for their
community, and while some involvement in the
things have changed, it is community.
still “a busy little city.” “That is the one thing that police officer in a drug safe, be smart and, from a a little kid, ‘Everybody be
Faugh explained that a lot sticks out,” he commented. testing and education quote that I remember from safe out there.’ 402, 10-7.”
of people think of the village What comes next for business.
as Mayberry, the slow- Faugh? Well, he is already Continuing to work in the
pace, sleepy little North doing it. He will continue to public sector really is not a
Carolina community of work part-time for the surprise. Faugh, who grew
Andy and Barney television Livingston County Sheriff’s up in Rush, attended Rush-
fame, but like cities, the Office. He is active with the Henrietta schools and now
village has a lot of people East Avon fire company, as resides in Avon, is a third-
down on their luck, and well. On top of that, he is a generation public servant.
some of them make bad partner with another retired His family, including his
grandfather, father and an
uncle, ser ved in law
enforcement or the fire
services.
The departure of Officer
Faugh will be felt.
“He did a good job for us
and will be taking a vast
amount of organizational
knowledge with him,”
commented Mayor Peter
Vogt during the retirement
luncheon held for the officer
earlier that last day. “He will
be missed. I wish him all the
best.”
As he signed off for the
last time as a Dansville
police office, Officer Faugh
thanked all those who
helped him, adding, “Be
Discover Dansville Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 9

Celebrating 50 Years:

The Dansville Historical Museum


In 1868, the Dansville Ar- schools, kitchen and house-
ea Historical Society ac- hold items, and farm equip-
quired the former St. Pat- ment and early machines.
rick’s Church rectory on the Many items are part of our
southwest corner of Church “educational” collection
Park, and the Dansville His- and can be picked up and
torical Museum was born. handled. Children as
Now, fifty years later, the young as 5 will enjoy the
building is bursting at the kitchen and equipment dis-
seams with relics of Dans- plays.
ville’s amazing past, and
each item tells a story. Just
one block off Dansville’s 1929 statue of Bernarr Macfadden Programs
Main Street, the Museum The Dansville Historical
welcomes everyone to visit dedicated to the Civil War, Society not only runs and
free of charge. the 1850s when Dr. James you handle the world’s argu- transportation, World War maintains the Museum, but
One of the most popular Caleb Jackson and his fami- ably oldest graham cracker I, children’s items, and busi- also sponsors programs
exhibits is informally called ly opened Our Home on the which was served at Our ness and industry in Dans- during the year. We can al-
the “Castle on the Hill Hillside, to the 1870s when Home on the Hillside in ville, such as Foster Wheel- so speak at your group.
room.” Here you can follow Clara Barton resided there 1868! er, F.A. Owen, and Blum Leave us a message at 585-
the history of that wonderful to regain her health, to the The Bernarr Macfadden Shoe Manufacturing Co. 335-8090, and we can ar-
building on East Hill. From 1930s when entrepreneur years are just as interesting. Exhibits include: products range a topic of interest for
and health faddist Bernarr His statue stands at the en- produced in Dansville, your organization.
Macfadden ran the re- trance of the exhibit room
nowned Physical Culture and you can also view the
Hotel, the building we now
call the Castle on the Hill
shoes he wore when he
parachuted from an air-
The Dansville Area Historical Society
DAHS is a non-profit organization and receives no lo-
continues to receive world- plane over Dansville to cele- cal, county, or federal funding. We rely on membership
wide attention. brate his 83rd birthday. donations and fund raising items to bring you programs
At the Museum, you can Many photographs also and keep the Museum open. An individual membership
see a Granula tin and hear capture the townspeople is $15 yearly and brings you our newsletter four times a
the story how Dr. Jackson is who worked at the “PC”. year. You can mail your donation to DAHS, P.O. Box
acknowledged as the inven- When you visit, you will 481, Dansville, NY 14437.
The Museum gift shop offers wooden collectibles of
tor of the first ready-to-eat hear of Macfadden’s many
historical buildings, Castle on the Hill notecards, and Ted
breakfast cereal. If you ask, “larger-than-life” ventures. Jackson’s 168-page “Castles on the Hill” book.
Granula Tin c. 1890 your tour guide might let Next on your visit, espe-
cially if you or any relatives
grew up in Dansville, take
2018 Annual Dinner & Program time to look through our col-
lection of Dansville High
On Saturday, October School yearbooks from
27th, you are invited to the 1902 to the present. We
Dansville American Legion will be happy to photocopy
for our Annual Dinner and a page for you – one visitor
Program. Christopher happily found her grandfa-
Bensch of the Strong Muse- ther’s basketball team pho-
um of Play in Rochester will Dansville Area Historical Society and
to. the Dansville Historical Museum
present a lively program: Just a few of the wonderful
Classic Toys in the Nation- 14 Church Street, Dansville, NY, 14437.
Danua yearbooks you can Phone: 585-335-8090. Email: dahs@stny.rr.com.
al Toy Hall of Fame. Tick- browse at the Dansville His- Website: dansvilleareahistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
ets are $10 and are avail- torical Museum See us on Facebook.
able at Dogwood Trading Other rooms at the Dans- The Museum is open the first and third Saturday of the
Company or at the door. ville Historical Museum are month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge.
10 • Thursday, October 4, 2018 Discover Dansville

Winter in the Village Coming Dec. 1


These are the good old window decorations.
days! Save the date, and This festive day begins
join us on December 1, as with the Jingle Bell 5K and
Dansville celebrates the joy Pancake Breakfast at the
of the Christmas season. Dansville Community Cen-
Winter in the Village has ter on West Avenue. Write
been making memories for a letter to Santa and drop it
over 20 years. When the off at the Dansville Post Of-
festival began, the intent fice in the morning, then vis-
was to recreate the hustle it the craft show at the Town
and bustle of old-fashioned Hall. Genesee Community
Christmas shopping on College also hosts a craft/
Main Street. It’s fun to wan- vendor show as well as ac-
der down the street and tivities for children all day.
bump into friends and Santa will be at Dansville
neighbors enjoying the eve- ArtWorks in the afternoon,
ning, looking at the lights, and the Fire Truck and Am-
and listening to music. This bulance Parade will take
year’s theme is Traditional Santa to the gazebo in
Christmas, which will be in- Church Park, where he will the Lion’s Club Annual Fan-
terpreted in Main Street light 50 Christmas trees in tasy of Lights while the EBH
choir sings. Saint Peter’s
Episcopal Church hosts a
Local Company to Create Living Nativity, complete
with animals; it’s truly a
Holiday Light Displays in Dansville sight to behold.
Following the tree light-
During the upcoming hol- ing, Main Street takes cen-
iday season (December ter stage with a traditional
2-29), Kurt Lohrmann of street fair. This year’s new
STL Productions will install light show continues
and operate a light show throughout the evening on
on Main Street, decorating the Town Hall and at least
approximately 20 of the half of the light poles in
40 street poles with com- downtown. Some delicious
puter-controlled LED lights. holiday goodies like Con-
Kurt created an LED light nie’s Waffles will be avail-
show at the Dansville Town able, and look for illuminat-
Hall in 2017; this year’s ed ice sculptures while
display at the Town Hall strolling on Main Street. A
will be three times larger. Also part of the 2018 plan is a free horse and wagon ride
traditional static light display at the Dansville Public Li- is sponsored by the Rotary
brary. Club and Genesee Valley
Kurt’s expanded efforts this year will attract much atten- Penny Saver, starting at Star
tion to downtown Dansville and create an even more ap- Theatre. Dansville Public Li-
pealing shopping environment. He hopes to make the
lights synchronize with Christmas songs played on FM
brary offers make and take
holiday crafts for kids; be
Fantasy of Lights
radio nightly. Sponsorship will determine the actual num- sure to see their new light The Dansville Lions Club-sponsored “Fantasy of Lights”
ber of poles decorated. display. Enjoy music at is a major part of the annual “Winter in the Village” held
For more information, visit https://www.facebook. Genesee Valley Federal annually the first Saturday of December. It features 50
com/STL-Productions-1717050431690499/. To see a Credit Union during the eve- Christmas trees lining the walk in Church Park decorated
video of the 2017 Town Hall display, visit https://www. ning. Visit the annual open by individuals and families, many in memory of friends
facebook.com/1717050431690499/vid- house at Clara Barton and relatives, providing a varied and creative holiday
eos/1736642199731322/?t=0 . Chapter #1 American Red scene throughout the month.
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Cross, complete with holi- seasonal event; these in- For more detailed infor- hicular traffic on December and on the side streets.
day decorations and festive clude many service clubs, mation, visit these Face- 1 from Clara Barton Street Winter in the Village is co-
refreshments. If you’re “old” youth organizations, book pages: Dansville’s to Perine Street from 4:30 - ordinated by the Promo-
enough, join the Wine & churches, businesses, our Winter in the Village and 9:00p.m. Public parking tions and Marketing Com-
Spirits Walk, which in- school district and commu- Discover Dansville. Main can be found in lots behind mittee of the Dansville Area
cludes a commemorative nity members. Street will be closed to ve- the Main Street buildings Chamber of Commerce.
glass. Santa Hat Society
holds their annual cash raf-
fle in front of Dogwood
Trading Company. Local
eateries offer traditional
fare.
The true magic of Winter
in the Village is found in the
people who do their special
part all day and evening to
contribute to this unique
12 • Thursday, October 4, 2018 Discover Dansville

Who Are the Rotarians?


Most people are aware local trainings.
that an organization called Vocational Service calls
Rotary exists in Dansville. on every Rotarian to work
Signs at the gateways to the with integrity and contribute
community announce it, as their expertise to the
do advertisements and problems and needs of
articles in a variety of local society. The concept of
media. If you are walking vocational service is rooted 5. A fully stocked Little Library ready for
down Main St. at noon on in high ethical standards in Community members to come take a
Tuesdays, you might even business and professions, book or leave a book.
see blue flag with the Rotary the recognition of the
emblem flying in front of The highest award given by a Rotary Club is the Paul Harris Award representing a worthiness of all useful spring and summer of
one of the eateries. But how persons’ commitment to service to the community. Pictured here are the 2018 award 2018, local Rotarians
recipients from left to right, Jennifer Howe, Jennifer and Rob Brushafer, Chris Gunn, occupations, and the
many people know anything Lou Colella, Lisa Johnson and Barb Frazer. dignifying of each erected four “Little Libraries:
about the organization and Rotarian’s occupation as an one each at the
organization’s motto is 19 year with 44 members. It
what we do? opportunity to serve society. Cumminsville playground,
“Service Above Self”. is led by Barb Frazer,
Rotary International was Many of our members are Scottsburg Community
The Rotary Club of president. Members come
founded in 1905 by a or have been members of Center, Ann & Carl Myers
Dansville was chartered in from a wide range of
Chicago lawyer, Paul the local hospital and school Cancer Center (Noyes
1924 and has a vocations, including, but not
Harris. The original purpose boards, boards of trustees Memorial Hospital) and
distinguished record of limited to the legal
was to create a club of for institutions of higher North Dansville Town Hall.
service at home and profession, journalism,
professional and business learning, state boards, Users can help themselves
abroad. One of its earliest business ownership and
men for friendship and festival committees, the to the books and even add
local projects was the management, hospital
fellowship, but that soon Chamber of Commerce, books. There is no
establishment of Rotary administration, school
developed into something and as elected officials. paperwork or such.
Field at what is now administration, insurance
broader. Today, Rotary is an The shaking and moving
Babcock Park. Many of us and real estate fields, Community Ser vice
international ser vice did not stop with the Little
still remember the large advertising, medical and encourages every Rotarian
organization with about Libraries. Working with
covered grandstand and health fields, travel, to find ways to improve the
1.2 million members, both Dansville Central School
the adult and semi- transportation, adult care, quality of life for people in
women and men, in more District, Rotarians helped
professional baseball communications and auto their communities and to
than 35,000 clubs spread purchase, set up and
games played on the field. I dealerships. serve the public interest. As
across nearly 200 nations. distribute free school
lived on Van Campen St. We channel our expertise a club, this has been
The broader purpose is to supplies to students. More
and the glow of the lights and commitment to service expressed by constructing a
bring together business and than 150 families benefited
drew us youngsters to the at home and abroad pavilion at a local athletic
professional leaders in from the giveaway. Our
games much as a flame through five Avenues of park, picking up roadside
order to provide club will continue its
attracts moths. Great Service, which are the trash during the spring and
humanitarian ser vices, partnership with the school
memories! However, the foundation of club activity: fall highway cleanup
encourage high ethical district throughout the year
club is more than memories. Club, Vo c a t i o n a l , campaigns, reading to
standards in all vocations, by stocking its student
It remains strong community Community, International primary school students,
and to advance goodwill backpack program with
contributor to this day. and Youth service. contributing funds to the
and peace worldwide. The free food for weekend use.
Our club started its 2018- Club Service focuses on local sports booster club,
making the club strong. A participating in local As fall sets in, the club will
thriving club is anchored by festivals (Dogwood and look toward the holidays as
strong relationships and an Winter in the Village) and an opportunity to help the
active membership providing substantial less fortunate in the
development plan. donations to Noyes community. Again this
Emphasis is placed on Memorial Hospital. The club Thanksgiving, the Rotary
being present at meetings, has also provided financial Club of Dansville will offer a
taking part in programs, support to Habitat for free turkey dinner with all
serving on committees and Humanity, Vincent House the fixin’s to anyone who
as an officer, paying dues (comfort care), downtown asks. Signup forms will be
and representing the club in holiday street lighting and available throughout the
outside activities. It is also EARS Lifeline. community. At Christmas
6. Members of the Dansville community, the Dansville Rotary Club and the Dansville
Lions Club work together every spring and fall on Highway Clean up. about attending district and That is not all. During the Continued on page 15.
Discover Dansville Thursday, October 4, 2018 • 13

Where Art Happens in Dansville


Dansville ArtWorks Inc., a nonprofit arts organi- Art workshops for adults and children are also An active member of the Dansville Area Cham-
zation, recently began its fourth year on Main offered. Three successful community arts pro- ber of Commerce, ArtWorks participates regu-
Street in downtown Dansville! With a community grams are managed by ArtWorks: Chalk Walk larly in First Friday events and hosts Santa during
arts center and gift shop located at 153 Main & ArtsFest, Fairy Doors of Dansville, and the Winter in the Village. The arts center and gift
Street, Dansville ArtWorks hosts art exhibits and Fourth Friday Open Mic Performing Arts Series. shop is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
performing arts events and features consigned Dansville ArtWorks’ mission is to cultivate and For more information: www.dansvilleartworks.
original local artwork and books, serving on av- enhance the visual, literary, and performing arts com, Facebook/DansvilleArtWorks, dansvil-
erage 30 artists and authors at any given time. opportunities in the greater Dansville community. leartworks@gmail.com, 585.335.4746.
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Ambulance Celebrates 50 Years


Jerry Jackson about half are EMTs, and In addition to emergency
Past President of Dansville Ambulance drivers round out the rest. calls, all home modified, ju-
We cover more than 100 nior varsity and varsity foot-
The Dansville Ambulance square miles, including the ball games and home youth
Company is celebrating 50 village of Dansville, towns football league games are
years of service to the com- of North Dansville, Sparta, covered. Other events cov-
munity. West Sparta, Ossian, and ered are the Union Hose
Started by about 60 mem- part of the town of Grove- Tractor Pull and The New
bers of the Dansville Fire De- land and town Of Dansville, York State Festival Of Bal-
partment, the service at that Steuben County. loons. About 200 personnel
time was being run by the Call volume is 1,200 to hours are used for the four
Dansville Police Depart- 1,300 requests for service a days of the FOB event.
ment, through the Dansville year. Our primary ambu- We have an outstanding
Health Department. during lance is staffed as close to group of dedicated and
the he 1940s and 1950s, 24/7 as possible. Our cur- skilled members. We are al-
the ambulance was run by John Deere Gator, equipped rooms that double as sleep- rent coverage rate is about ways looking for new mem-
local funeral directors. with rescue equipment and ing quarters, two full bath- 97 percent. bers to join our family.
The Dansville Lions Club lighting for nighttime opera- rooms, a crews quarters
was instrumental in direct- tions, for off-road/wilder- and full kitchen. An auto-
ing door-to-door fund drives ness rescue, and a 28-foot matic standby generator al-
to help purchase several trailer for Mass Gatherings/ lows full operations in any
ambulances over a number MCI’s/ command trailer. event.
of years. We have a large meeting/ Our membership stands
The current Dansville Am- class room, several lab at about 45 members,
bulance Company is no lon-
ger part of the Dansville Fire
Department, but several
members belong to both or-
ganizations.
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Dansville Area Rotary Leadership Awards (RYLA)


training and Rotary Youth
Continued from page 12. Exchange (foreign
Chamber of time, gift baskets will be exchange). Our RYLA
Commerce distributed as part of a participant this year was
broader community Sophie Leuzzi. She gave the
First Friday Events program. club a talk about her
International Ser vice training and experiences
exemplifies Rotary’s global following her return. For
reach in promoting peace Rotary Youth Exchange, the
and understanding. In the club is sponsoring Chris
recent past, the Dansville Henry for a year of study in
club sponsored a micro- Denmark. Chris will provide
enterprise grant in the the club with periodic
Dansville Downtown updates throughout his year Past President Edgar Schmidt presenting Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard a portion of
Philippines and supported a the Rotary Club’s $25,000 pledge to the Emergency Room renovation project.
Celebrates on the First clean water well program in abroad, having recently
Friday evening of each Africa. It continues its global written how exciting it has
Month. many projects. Our biggest club’s coffers is the sale of
reach by club and individual been and the many new
Please come out and fundraiser is associated hotdogs, sausages and
donations to the Rotary friends he has made.
check the different spe- with another youth service burgers at the New York
cials amongst all our Foundation and Polio Plus In addition to the project, the annual boys Tip- State Festival of Balloons
Downtown Businesses. program. preceding Rotary youth Off Tournament. This year’s event held over Labor Day
Retail Stores will have ex- Youth Service recognizes programs, the Club makes event will see teams from Weekend, as well as
tended hours and special the importance of donations of money, Arkport-Canaseraga, participation fees for the
events. empowering youth and material and personal time Geneseo and Campbell- Trivia Night extravaganza
Come join us for some young professionals to Genesee Valley Rotary Savona, as well as held during the first quarter
good times and good Camp, one of five camps in
through leadership Dansville, compete for the of the new year.
food for a family friendly the district for disabled and
evening out! development programs. title. Support for the tourney For additional information
Our current activities challenged children. and other club projects is about Rotary International
First Friday Dates include sponsorship of a No description of our club raised primarily through the and the Rotary Club of
and Themes: high school Interact Club would be complete without sale of ads in the tournament Dansville and membership,
(call them junior Rotarians, mentioning how we earn program. ask a Rotarian.
2018 if you will), Rotary Youth the money to support these Further contributing to the
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Highlights from Dansville Central


Foundation for GETT - 4th summer of
Dansville Education: running the Girls
The Foundation for Dansville Empowered Through
Education was the Technology summer camp.
brainchild of former SETT - 3rd summer of
Dansville resident, Dan including both boys and
Barwick. With a small girls in summer robotics/
group of supporters, he coding summer camp.
started the framework for a Capital project: An
volunteer group to secure October vote will present
funds and support academic DCSD by holding its annual taxpayers with no tax
opportunities for Dansville’s induction dinner in October increase for capital project
youth, with a special to honor these individuals. initiative. The work involves
buildings have commited to October 5.
emphasis on those areas Alumni Outreach: In renovations, reconstruction,
be “Leader in Me” schools. Tech visit from
susceptible to cuts or not conjunction with DCSD, the security upgrades and
Stephen R. Covey’s proven Weedsport district:
mandated by the state (i.e. Foundation hopes to expanding our campus
7 Habits to create a Sixteen teachers and
ar t, music, drama, provide a venue for alumni including music rooms,
leadership program is for administrators from
enrichment, etc.) The to access class and reunion renovation of the HS
kids of all ages so they can Weedsport came to visit our
Foundation received “not information, connect with auditorium, s e c u r i t y,
be more effective, more 1:1 to see our outstanding
for profit” status in classmates, and stay current additional space for therapy
goal oriented, and more instructional technology
September 2014, a major with school activities. The services and purchase of
successful In today’s world. programs. They were so
goal of the organization plan is to create a land for sports, activities,
In 2018-19 we begin our impressed and could see we
since its start in 2011. comprehensive DHS Alumni events, additional parking
3rd year of adoption with are leaders in technology
Wall of Pride: The DCS Association to facilitate this and office space.
Empowering Instruction. for learning!
Wall of Pride event, which goal. Leader in Me: All three
Kick off at conference day
began in 2015 and is
sponsored by the
Foundation, was created to
recognize and celebrate the
accomplishments of
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Rinkers Readers:
Initially funded in part by Dansville Central Schools announces
The Foundation for Dansville
Education and Dansville’s the “Fill A Bus” campaign!
Mini Grant Program,
Rinker’s Readers’ goal is to
empower children and
families by providing tools
and resources for literacy.
They We distribute books to
children ages newborn-5 The Fill a Bus campaign will kick off on Friday, November 2nd
years in Dansville, NY. They (Dansville’s “First Friday” celebration)
are dedicated to promoting The bus will be parked on Main Street near the clock until November 9.
literacy starting at infancy.
DHS Drumline: In just The schedule for the bus is:
two years, they have grown November 9-16: Empire Realtors on the corner of Main Street
Artsphere. Additionally, students a chance to explore November 16-23: Save-A-Lot parking lot
from 10 to 17 percussionists.
Anna was selected as a new creative opportunities November 23-30: Dansville Collision
The drumline performs at
recipient of the Staff and possible career paths. November 30-December 7: Dollar General
the Cohocton Fall Festival,
Sergeant Alexandria Mae It is kindly suggested to support our local Save-A-Lot and
at Nazareth college, local
Gleason Morrow Dollar General to purchase food supplies for donations.
parades and to support
school and community
Scholarship! Anna is now a Sports:
Freshman at the School of Track & Field: Jacob
spirit.
Visual Arts in NYC. Wadsworth won states.
DHS Mac Lab: The DHS Wr e s t l i n g : Masin
art department now has a Schuster took 4th place at
state of the art Mac Lab the NY State wrestling
available to upper level art tournament in Albany.
students. The lab includes Swimming: State meet in
10 stations, each equipped Long Island. Aidan Kreiley
with a brand new 27-inch swam his personal best and
Mac, Wacom drawing broke his own school
tablet, and access to the records in the 200 IM and bugnboohoney.com | Dansville
entire Adobe Creative the 100 breaststroke,
ISTE: Dansville faculty
Cloud! The art department finishing 12th and 4th
were selected to present on
hopes to expand to include respectively.
the GETT program at the
courses in graphic design, Volleyball: League
annual International Society
animation and much more. champions
for Technology in Education,
The Mac lab will give
where over 20,000 people Continued on next page.
from all over the world were
in attendance. An
outstanding honor for our
staff!
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DCSD
Continued from previous page.
Kagan Cooperative
Learning: A large group
of teachers took part in
learning Kagan
Cooperative Learning
Structures this summer in a
two-day workshop. The
Structures provide teachers
with proven strategies to
effectively engage students
in learning. This ties directly
to our goal of engaged Dansville. After going writing and mock the chance to read, enjoy, shows your community that
learners in every level and through training, some interviews. and interact with texts that your district is committed to
subject. teachers are bringing their Community Service: they choose in order to gain providing safe and
Makers Spaces in the Therapy Dogs in training to Dansville students give “mileage” as readers. This innovative spaces for
Primary School school. A great tool for back! We are proud of our collection was curated to students to thrive as they
Library: T he Dansville helping students with students for the many provide high-quality trade harness the full potential of
Primary School library has anxiety and are also great community service projects books that help students technology for learning and
shifted to a 21st century listeners to a student they lead throughout the explore their interests, life. In addition, Dansville
learning lab. Literacy skills learning to read! These year. Students raised over flourish as readers, and has four CommonSense
are embedded with hands dogs can change the whole $15,000 for the Ann and develop the ability to certified educators and a
on activities aimed toward feel of a room by their Carl Meyers Cancer center independently read certified Ambassador.
allowing students to use presence. with the Hoops for Hope. increasingly challenging Appy Hours: DCSD
their creativity, curiosity, Backpack Program: Dansville students and texts.The books further offers all faculty the
and imaginations to think, Families can participate in community members filled prov ide in structiona l opportunity to attend “appy
question, design and our Backpack Program the stands (285 people!_ resources to provide better hours” on topics ranging
create. The library was which provides food to help for Carter’s Crew, raising reading and writing from technology to
awarded a grant through with weekend and vacation money for research for JDRF instruction. educational pedagogy.
the SDMT and also a Lowe’s nutrition. (Juvenile DIabetes CommonSense Teacher to teacher
Maker grant. Funding from School Supply Give Research). Media Certified District: professional learning keeps
these grants has been used Away: Over 100 students Fill The Bus: Dansville Earning recognition as a Dansville “leaders in
to help build an age received school supplies for students and and residents Common Sense District technology for learning.”
appropriate Maker Space the second summer. worked together to fill a
for our littlest learners. Donations from Rotary, school bus with gifts for
Salvation Army, Focus on families in the Mendel
the Children and private Elementary School
citizens made this possible. community in
EBH marching band! Houston,Texas, who were
Students in Grades 4 severely impacted by
through 6 have the hurricane Harvey.
opportunity to march in New Fountas and
parades including Pinnell Classroom
Homecoming, Dogwood Libraries: The Fountas &
Lego Robotics: EBH and Memorial Day. We Pinnell Classroom™
students take part in LEGO have one of the very few Independent Reading
Robotics through an after elementar y marching Collection provides children
school club. Learning bands!
robotics is very popular and HS Honors Academy:
students love it! All students in grades 7-12
Vex Robotics: High participating in Honors
School students design Academy Enrichment
robots and compete with Opportunities, offered twice
teams across the entire a month, will gain
state. This platform offers experience and practice
students the opportunity to skills that will help them in
be thinkers, and problem future college and career
solving leaders. endeavors. Enrichment
Therapy dogs: Therapy activities include
Dogs are more visible at interviewing skills, resume
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