Letters from Jan/Feb


Photo Contest Love

Hi Mark,

I’m so pleased to have won the John Adamski award for wildlife photography! Thank you for the notification and the copies of the November/December issue. All the 2020 winning photos are extraordinary. I am honored to receive the award named for John. I did not know him but have been a big fan of his work. Friends of John have told me what a great human being he was. He certainly inspired lots of local photographers and naturalists.

Thank you for your work on the contest as well as on the magazine. I’m an avid reader of Life in the Finger Lakes, it’s a beautiful publication.

— Sincerely, Dawn Knox

Thanks for the cool prize of the magazines with my honorable mention image included. It’s an honor to be included among all the other great images and talented photographers who are so passionate about sharing the beauty of our region as you are as well. Congratulations on another great contest issue to you and your staff. Keep up the great work. I am a true Life in the Finger Lakes fan.

— Alain Van Rhyn

I came home to find a beautiful plaque commemorating my first-place award in the black and white category in the photo contest. It is very nicely made and I absolutely love it, thank you very much for this thoughtful detail.

— Elena Dilai



The name of the winner of third place in the black and white category in the 19th annual photo contest was published incorrectly. The winner’s name is Judy Smith-Cronk and she lives in Dansville, not Farmington. Thank you Judy for your outstanding photography.

— Editor


History Explained

I am a native of Homer now living in State College, Pennsylvania. I just received the November/December 2020 issue and was very pleased to see the article on the Military Tract. I have explained this history to dozens of friends over the years.

— Many thanks, Bob Potter

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