Tuesday, March 22, 2022
According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57. While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse. By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different. And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.
Friday, March 4, 2022
It began on February 17, 1927—the first Girl Scout meeting held in East Rochester. The movement begun by Julliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912 spread quickly all over the country with the first troop organized in Rochester in 1918.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Centennial painting by Christopher A. Wheat, 1997
Throughout the year I will share monthly articles (around the 15th of the month) which will serve to honor special moments in our history. Some of my columns will review highlights already shared, some will present new information learned along the way. Readers who wish to comment may contact me at email@example.com.