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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 →

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 →


New book chronicles stock car racing in the ’50s

Stock Car Racing in the 50s, by Ford Easton, highlights 48 tracks in western WNY and NWPA that operated in the ’50s. WNY tracks include those from the Chemung Speedrome east of Elmira, Wellsville Raceway, Angelica Raceway, Hunt Raceway, Olean Raceway and Stateline Speedway at Busti in the west, including Continue reading →