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Friday, October 5, 2012

MARK FENTON WAS IN TOWN...


 Ended up being grey and spritzy.  The ponies must have spent the night in the indoor.



 Mike went for a walk before I made it out to the barn and Gary met him on the lane.
By mid morning he and Barb were on their way to the mountains for some hiking.
We got the lawn tractor back and I immediately started mowing while Gary had a meeting in Brockport.  I can't handle having the yard look like a pasture.
 At noon we went to the college for a luncheon that followed a presentation by Mark Fenton, who is a Public Health Planning and Transportation Consultant and adjunct Associate Professor at Tufts University.  He grew up in Brockport and has been an inspiration to this community.  Almost 10 years ago he made another presentation that led to many changes here.  Our Main Street has been improved, we have bike lanes, a roundabout was created at a busy intersection, there are walking trails, an art walk, a walk to school program and the Walk Bike Brockport group was established to help promote all of the above.



 Below on the left is Frank Short, one of the Deans at SUNY Brockport.  Mark is on the right.
During lunch we were asked to come up with some ideas as to what we can do next to build on what already has been accomplished.  His topic was "Community Health Design" and boy, does he know how to inspire people!  This was a perfect example of the college and community working together to make things better for all of us.


 Thank you Frank Short for providing all of us with a beautiful lunch,
served in the president's dining room.

 Took a break at home while Gary got things set up for First Friday.  I got down there about 4:30 and there was Topper, taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.
 Alicia F. sponsored the event and was getting her own shots.
 Great food....as usual.
 The place was packed, and Mark had a chance to say a few words.
He is so appreciated.

 Over half of the people attending have known him since he was a child.
 What would First Friday be without Clyde?



 Home before 6 to do chores.  This baby was waiting for me by the kitchen door and did not mind posing for a photo.
 Did not come in until dark.

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Hopefully, I will get to meet one of my blogging pals from Colorado tomorrow.
Can't wait.
Night all.

2 comments:

  1. Enjoy tomorrow, my dream (a friend thought it was for real) is to travel, and meet my blog friends, almost an around the world trip. Maybe, just maybe, before I get too old!!! Lovely photos, and loved the table decorations with autumn colours. Cheers from Jean

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  2. What a difference one person can make by inspiring many!

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