Longtime residents of Hemlock and former teachers in the old Hemlock School, Jane Barnard and Barbara Connolly, were honored on Saturday, October 14 by the Little Lakes Community Association (LLCA). Two classrooms in the school were named in their honor with plaques at the doorways.
The 1st Annual Barn Festival was held at the Hemlock High School on 30 September 2017. Vendors of all types were there to show and sell their wares. Music was provided by “Genesee Rising” and “Bobby and the Einsteins”. A square dance finished the day off in the gymnasium with Howie Lester and his fiddle and Jim Kimball and his accordion. Here you will find many photos that were taken during the event.
Antique expert and appraiser Michael Deming provided informal appraisals of our antiques and collectibles. The event was sponsored by the Little Lakes Community Association. Here is a description and some photos from the event.
An Environmental Talk by Anthony Marr was presented at the pavilion at Hemlock Lake Park NY on Thursday June 2017 at 7 p.m. The event was sponsored by the Little Lakes Community Association. Here is a description and some photos from the event.
Dick Jopson and the Northernaires presented a Country Music Festival on 21 May 2017 at the Livonia Center American Legion. The proceeds from the event were for the benefit of the Little Lakes Community Association and the American Legion. Dick was joined by his musical friends “Bobby and the Einsteins” which opened the event.
The “Take Pride in Hemlock Litter Pick-Up Event” was held on Earth Day, 22 April 2017. The community was invited to participate by meeting at the Hemlock School at 9:30 a.m. Teams gathered litter along Route 15A from Big Tree road in the north to Rix Hill road in the south. Safety equipment was provided. A dish-to-pass Pot Luck Lunch with music jam was held from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Hemlock Firehall.
A 70’s Disco Dance occurred at the Hemlock-Honeoye American Legion on Saturday night, 25 March 2017. Many couples showed up dressed in their bell-bottom pants and pastel blouses and remembered where they were in the 1970’s. The proceeds will be used to “Save the Hemlock School” building. Many thanks to the American Legion for the use of their great building.
A Masquerade Halloween Ball occurred in the Hemlock School Gymnasium on Saturday night, 29 October 2016. The spooky music, many halloween decorations and dim lighting set the mood. Many couples showed up dressed in a variety of costumes to enjoy this last event for 2016. Click any image to enlarge.
The travel-log “Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color” was presented at the Old Hemlock School House in Hemlock NY on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bill Cooke, an experienced long-distance hiker and environmentalist, presented a program about his hike of the 486-mile Colorado Trail. This event was sponsored by the Little Lakes Sustainability Network and the Springwater Trails Hiking Group.
Joe Dady offered a free workshop open to beginning five string banjo players. Starting the event by checking out entrant’s banjos, basic set up, tuning, simple repairs. Then on to learning how to play by ear. Chord progressions, strumming, frailing, picking techniques, playing well with others. Fun will ensue! Joe finished by playing several of his favorite tunes while the class joined in.
The Alumni Dance was a Class Event. Multi-media, multi-dimensional, we had the experience and talents of many of the members of the Little Lakes Community Association at high level. Classic videos accompanied the music and brought appreciative comments. And the karaoke - well, that was available, but has yet to be enjoyed! Prizes were handed out and snacks and beverages were available.
A Celebration of Little Lakes History occurred in the Hemlock School Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, 11 September 2016. Historians from six towns participated and presented a variety of historical artifacts, displays and demonstrations. The finale came when the Lima Historian, Douglas Morgan, gave his presentation in the gymnasium.
The “Take Pride in Hemlock Litter Pick-Up Event” was organized by Bob Thompson and sponsored by the Little Lakes Sustainability Network. The community was invited to participate and meet at the Hemlock School at 9:30 a.m. on 28 May 2016. Teams gathered litter along Route 15A from Big Tree road in the north to Rix Hill road in the south. Safety equipment will be provided. And there was a Pot Luck Lunch after from 12 - 2 p.m.
Petra Page-Mann has gardened in Naples for decades and loves to share her seeds as well as all her gardening knowledge. Saving seeds from your garden is not just a hobby, it is your opportunity to select seeds adapted to your exact needs and conditions. Petra came to the Hemlock School and explained the easiest vegetables, flowers and herbs to save seeds of and how to select them for resilience.
John Kerr and the Knives & Forks Band came to the Hemlock Community Center on May 13th from 7 - 10 p.m. to present a social dance. There was Square, Round and Contra dances with live music and a caller. Admission was free, donations were encouraged to support the preservation of the Hemlock School building. Dance instructions were given at 6:30 p.m.
Mary Lester came to the Hemlock School building on April 30th at 4 p.m. to present an evening of Celtic Harp music. Mary brought 4 different Celtic harps, telling of their historic role in music of Scotland and Ireland, and their performance today. She performed, and welcomed others to bring instruments and create some music together.
Howie Lester’s Party Band with Jim Kimball as caller came to the Hemlock Community Center on April 16 from 7 - 10 p.m. to present a square dance. There was Cajun, Country 2-step and Waltze styles played. Admission was free and donations were encouraged to support the preservation of the Hemlock School building.