Letters: May/June 2022


It was great to hear about the peregrine falcons coming back to Taughannock Falls (March/April 2022 edition). I was fortunate to have taken graduate classes at SUNY New Paltz with Dr. Heinz Meng who was a Cornell graduate. Meng was the first to breed and raise and release peregrine falcons in the wild. The first two he released were Adam and Eve.
Can’t wait to read Part 2.

— Marty Strong

Thank you so much for your coverage of West End Gallery’s upcoming Spring Spotlight Exhibit featuring Jennifer Fais, Amy Hutto, Joseph A. Miller and Judy Soprano and also for your message about the upcoming article about Amy Hutto and her work.  We so appreciate the exposure this gives to the talented artists we represent.

— Lin Gardner, West End Gallery, Corning

Your article on a chair by Brenda J. Archer (November 2021 E-newsletter) reminded me of a ministry that a friend of mine, Bobbi La Voie, has for persons recovering from breast cancer surgery. As a breast cancer survivor, she knows the comfort that comes with a recliner that helps with recovery. When she is contacted, she delivers a chair to the patient’s home and picks it up when they have recovered. The chairs come with a prayer shawl and each chair has a name and a story behind it. 

Bobbi also has stories about her work with therapy dogs in the hospital.  When I was a nurse at Strong Memorial, I saw a golden retriever named Ranger walk into a room and go straight to a nurse. He put his head in her lap and looked up at her tear stained face. She had just lost a pediatric patient and this dog knew the one person on the unit that needed love.

— Margaret Lash

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