Jacob Wilklow’s Military Service

Yesterday on Veteran’s Day, I was thinking about one of my Revolutionary War ancestors; Jacob Wilklow. Jacob was born in 1764 in New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY. His brother, John, joined a military unit in 1778 when he was only aged 16. In 1779 Jacob, then only 15, served a month as a substitute for …

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Talk on Popular Songs; Tomorrow (Nov. 13)

Tomorrow (Nov. 13th) there will be a talk at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Town Hall about the history of popular songs. “Halfway to Heaven and You:” How Popular Songs Sang Us to the Suburbs will be given by Michael Lasser. Suburbs began in America long before Levittown right after World War II.  In fact …

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Kodak News; Nov. 5 – 9

History in the making… On Monday U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan Gropper approved the agreement between Kodak and an official employee committee. That will end health insurance for retirees at the end of the year. All to be discontinued is survivor benefits for souses of retirees. Judge Gropper called the move fair and reasonable. I know …

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Native American Day; Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Nov 10th) the Greece Historical Society presents Native American Day 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. At 10:00 a.m. Dr. George Hammel will talk about the very early Aboriginals who preceded the Seneca Nation in our area and how the Mid-Woodland Period Iroquois and Algonquin came to Greece …

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Kodak News; Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

History in the making… Kodak was supposed to be in Bankruptcy Court on Monday for a hearing on their agreement with a retiree committee to end health benefits for retirees and dependents. The Court was closed on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. That hearing is being put off until next Monday. On Tuesday, Kodak reported …

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