The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

December 4, 2013

Local Briefs

Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — Orleans Co. part of Great Lakes Seaway Trail quilt show

Seaway Trail, Inc. has announced that its byway-themed quilt show will now be held on a biennial schedule with the next event scheduled for 2015.

Since 2001, the event, held in Sackets Harbor, has showcased quilting as a cultural heritage theme for traveling the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The biennial scheduling in part will accommodate the even-year biennial dates of the nearby North Country Quilt Guild Quilting Show held in Clayton, NY. The North Country Quilt Guild’s next event will be held June 6-8, 2014. 

The theme for the 2015 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is Vineyards, Fields, Farms and Food.

The National Scenic Byway Great Lakes Seaway Trail offers unique land and freshwater travel opportunities along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Quilters find fabric shops and quilting workshop events throughout the byway region. Along western Lake Ontario, the 22-mile Orleans County Country Barn Quilt Trail loop tour and audio tour starts off the Great Lakes Seaway Trail at Partyka Farms in the Town of Kendall and takes travelers to more than 50 buildings with painted quilt patterns. The Orleans County Tourism Office is a long-time supporter of this unique travel promotion event.

Those interested in participating in the 2015 show as quilters, sponsors, vendors or volunteers should contact show manager Lynette Lundy-Beck at (315) 646-1000, ext. 203 or by e-mail at

Lee-Whedon board to meet

The Board of Trustees of Lee-Whedon Memorial Library will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the library.

Middleport Seniors to host Christmas dinner

MIDDLEPORT — The Middleport Seniors will hold their Christmas dinner and installation of officers on Tuesday at the Scout House in Middleport. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 11:15 a.m., followed by a catered dinner by Darrell’s Restaurant.

Marie Little, Royalton town clerk, will install the officers. They are: President, Kathy Gawve; vice president, Liz Wagner; secretary, Barb Keirn; treasurer, Grace Darroch; and alternates Jean Grant and Villa Seefeldt.

Ceasar Fortunato is celebrating his birthday on Dec. 26. The group’s oldest member, Helen Sheldon, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 5. Also celebrating January birthdays are Anna Amis, 8; Walter Kaz, 12; Sue Bruning, 22; and Peggy Johnson, 29.

The group will not meet in January and February. The next meeting is March 11.

R-H Library to meet

MIDDLEPORT — The quarterly meeting of the Royalton Hartland Community Library will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16. The meeting will be in the upstairs Community Room of the library in Middleport.

GO ART! receives grant

BATAVIA — The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council (GO ART!) has been awarded a competitive grant through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB).

GO ART! applied through the 2013 competitive grant application process of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for funding to assist in the development of the GO ART! Cultural Center for Enhanced Tourism. It was awarded a $14,500 grant specifically to support the costs associated with exterior signage and lighting in addition to electrical work to improve the visibility and utilization of its 1831 historic facility, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located in downtown Batavia. Project implementation is to be completed by June 2014.