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The Great War at 100: Revisiting The Guns of August

by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma On August 3, 1914, British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey gave a speech before Parliament that “proved to be one of those junctures by which people afterward date events,” according to Barbara Tuchman in her magisterial “The Guns of August.” The dour Secretary appeared “pale, haggard, Continue reading →

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Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures is flying high

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures commemorated its inaugural season with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, July 18th at 10am.  Attendee NY State Senator Ted O’Brien  recently commented, “The opening of the Bristol Mountain Aerial Park is great news for families in the Finger Lakes region and our growing local tourism Continue reading →

Woodcrest Commons residents Roseanne Bourne, Tom Armstrong, Beverly Chamberlain, Kathy Hart and Joanne Hackett. visited the Palmyra Historical Society and Phelps General Store, two of the four museums in Palmyra which is celebrating it's 225th birthday this year.

Celebrating Local History

Residents at Woodcrest Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community, didn’t have to travel far to take a step back in time recently. The Village of Palmyra is celebrating its 225th birthday this year. Formerly known as the “Queen of Erie Canal towns,” Palmyra features an astonishing variety of architecture, ranging Continue reading →

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The Nature of Natural Burials

Mary Ellen Markant, author of Pondering Leaves, a light-hearted, two-volume set of books about how and why to prepare for end-of-life issues, will present a photo-enhanced overview of simple, earth-friendly burial practices from across the country on Sunday, August 10 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the All Seasons Chapel at White Continue reading →