Columbus, Colombo or Colon

Today is Columbus Day in the US. It is the day we celebrate the “discoverer” of the Americas. Although their have been recent new theories of his birth, the most accepted place of birth for Columbus is that he was born in the Republic of Genoa (now part of Italy) about 1450-1. His parents were …

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Top Songs of 1963; #20

The next song to hit the top of the records charts in 1963 was “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs. The song was written in 1962 by Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres. It was recorded at the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico where Buddy Holly had done some recordings. The Fireballs started …

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Mt Hope Cem. – 175 Years

Mt Hope Cemetery in Rochester had an anniversary last week. The cemetery was dedicated on Oct. 3, 1838. Last Saturday Mayor Tom Richards and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter were at a anniversary celebration at the cemetery. In the last 175 years the cemetery has grown in size. Originally it was about 54 acres and now it is about …

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Clara Barton performed by Eleanor Stearns

This Tuesday, Oct. 8th (7:00 p.m), Eleanor Stearns will portray Clara Barton at the Greece Town Hall. She will give glimpses of Clara’s life, her involvement during the Civil War, and her role in the founding and activities of the American Red Cross. She will also read portions of a Memorial Day address which Miss …

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Top Songs of 1963; #19

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes. The song was written  by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector who also produced the song. This was to become one of the earliest songs that used Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” which included …

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