Letters, JulyAugust 2021


Many thanks for publishing the fine review of my book Mountains Can Move. Laurel Wemett did a wonderful job. It’s ironic that a writing goal I set for myself was to get published in Life in the Finger Lakes. My journalistic goals got sidetracked with fiction writing. Despite that, I am in your wonderful magazine for my novel. I am thrilled to be there and maybe someday I’ll make the cut with an article.
– Paul Mitchell



Thank you for the article “Lost Dogs of the Finger Lakes,” in the May/June 2021 issue, written by Nancy McCarthy.

This is wonderful and really helps to give credence to our organization and volunteers’ hard work and expertise. I LOVE how packed full of helpful information the article is. Nancy did an amazing job with the mountain of information she had to condense. She’s very good. I posted on our Facebook page and gave a shout out to your fabulous magazine. I’ve been reading the magazine for several years and enjoy it immensely. Who would have thought I’d see my big ole face inside it!

— Charlene Mottler, Director, Lost Dogs of the Finger Lakes



“The Great Escape” in the March/April 2021 issue accidentally quoted Mandy Hagadorn within the article. In fact, the quote should have been attributed to Alyssa Belasco. The magazine regrets its mistake.



Thanks for another interesting and informative issue of LIFL. Mr. Hughes’ piece about John D. Rockefeller caught my attention (May/June 2021), especially the photo on page 25 ascribed to be his “birthplace,” which incorrectly placed the house in Richford. That house and historic marker are located at 2453 Rt. 17C east of Owego where he lived as a boy while attending Owego Free Academy. Many tales still exist about him during those four years, and when he would return later as an oil mogul and hand out dimes to people. 

— Blessings and peace, Bob White

The magazine was responsible for including the wrong information in the caption. We stand corrected.
— Editor

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