Remembering Laurel Wemett

I was shocked when I opened the latest issue of Life in the Finger Lakes (May/June 2024) today and saw your article about Laurel passing on. Laurel was a joy to work with and her articles about our two children’s books were wonderfully comprehensive and accurate and sensitively done. I will try to express my sympathy and gratitude for Laurel to her siblings and family, perhaps through the funeral home web site. I know you have worked with Laurel for years, so I send my sympathies to you as well. All good wishes to you in your ongoing work to celebrate the people and activities of our area.

— Gary P. Brown, Hammondsport



I want to thank you for the lovely remembrance and photo of my friend, Laurel Wemett, published in the May/June 2024 issue of Life in the Finger Lakes. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

— Carla DeMeco



There’s nothing like the game of baseball

What a terrific piece by Kirk House, and a real standout too, thanks to the wonderful pictures and inset information on every great snapshot - enjoyed ‘em all! (“Old Ball Game,” May/June 2024 issue)

My broadcast job here in San Luis Obispo, CA on KXTK and KKJL Radio involves sales and advertising on both San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers games, so baseball means a lot to me, personally and professionally.

But House’s beautifully rendered featurette in this month’s Life In The Finger Lakes magazine really captured the rural heart of this wonderful game, and the pictured players on those old lake country teams never looked tougher!

Thanks, Kirk. You hit for the cycle with your Old Ball Game!

— John Winthrop, Cayucos, CA

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