A Winning Summer Issue

The Summer 2014 Issue’s pleasures started right away on page one for my sister and me. We recognized Bill Banaszewski’s photo of Lamoka and Waneta Lakes. It was taken on Six Nations Hill in Schuyler County. Long ago our family owned this hilltop farm. Just across the road was our house in which I was born in 1941, joining my two-year-old sister, Glenna. The 1944 winter kept us snowed in for weeks, and in 1945 we left the hilltop home for a farm in the valley. Trips still take Glenna and me up the hill, back to our old home where once we were little girls together. The view is always there. You can go home again.

– Harriett Nichols Harris, Sun Lakes, Arizona
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We really enjoyed your Summer 2014 Issue. We are so glad you wrote about Sodus Point – one of our favorite spots. We take a drive up now and then, just for the view. We also enjoy the free lawn concerts at the lighthouse on summer Sundays. They sell delicious hot dogs and popcorn to enjoy while listening. The lighthouse and its lawns are spectacular!
– Ms. Clara Clark, Skaneateles
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Just a note to thank you and Laurel Wemett for including our book Writing Home: Civil War Letters from the Hinchey Family Archive in the Book Look section of the Summer 2014 Issue.

All of us in the Gates Historical Society who worked on the book are volunteers. The proceeds from the book’s sales will go toward the renovation of the Hinchey Homestead, the only site in the Town of Gates listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
– John Robortella, co-author with Mickey Schlosser
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I smiled and enjoyed the recent article ”The Old Social Media, Tried & True Methods of Communication” in the Summer 2014 Issue. In particular, I agree the waves described are far more personal and better communication than electronic media. As a boater and lake resident, I do want to add a very important and local wave. Rarely do we pass another boat on the water without exchanging a wave. Boaters passing each other in the water or waving to people on shore wave from the shoulder, with their full arm, smiling, knowing life is great living on and boating in the Finger Lakes!
– Marilyn Passer, Honeoye Lake
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