Photo by Tad Lunceford ¬†Wife Emily says that he loves the rain-well he has his wish this summer!!
December 30, 2012 - Rosemary "Tommy" Corey
Obit: Deposit Courier
Rosemarie T. (Tommy) Corey, age 84, of Deposit, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, New York.
Tommy loved to read and was an avid nature lover who enjoyed hiking, canoeing, watching birds, and tending to her flower gardens. She had an open and friendly nature that made it easy for her to meet people and make new friends. She was a member of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference for ten years and with her friend Gerri Davidson, was a volunteer trail worker. Their section of the trail was always well-marked and meticulously maintained. She also loved attending musical performances at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theatre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.
From Ed Sidote:
Yes, I knew her quite well as she arranged for me to put on FLT slide shows in Deposit.¬†¬† She was an excellent Trail Steward for years on the FLT.¬†¬†
From Jim Dewan:
She and Garaldine Davidson worked the section between Dry Brook Road and the Reservoir. This was before the Dry Brook leanto was built on that section.¬†
"Our" Interloken Trail and the Finger Lakes National Forest are the subject of a pretty nice article in American Forests magazine. The author, Steve Bailey, is a former NY Times editor. Please see the link below. Lynda Rummel
Steve Catherman announced the placing of¬†a new bridge built in the classroom shop and transported to its current location on the trail.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
See FLT News Winter 2012
May, 2011 - Sad News
It is with sadness that I pass on this information. ¬†Donald French of Hornell, a FLT Life Member, long time Trail Sponsor and End-to-Ender passed away on March 6, 2011. ¬†Don is father of Kim Meacham and father in law of FLT Board Member, Terry Meacham.¬†
The family has¬†asked that the Finger Lakes Trail Conference be considered along with one other charity for donations in lieu of flowers.¬†
¬†Gene Bavis,¬† Executive Director
Don French #151 ¬†8-18-2002
Terry & Kim Meacham¬† receive their End-to-End patches along with¬†Kim's¬†father Don French¬†from Ed Sidote. Don was also a long time car spotter, trail sponsor and supporter of the trail.
March 4, 2011
Terrific videos or the Sidote Bench dedication have been posted by John Elia:
The FLT Bullthistle Hiking Club dedicated a bench on the FLT to Ed Sidote. Ed (who is now 93 years young!) was present for the ceremony. The bench is located on map M23 in Pharsalia, west of Fred Stewart Road and south of the truck trail.¬† See Current Events for more photos.
January 25, 2012 - FLTC and the Passport Program
Gene Bavis & Jacqui Wensich presented a PowerPoint show¬†at the beautiful new Williamson Library, sponsored by "Trail Works, Inc." a local hiking group. Three end-to-enders were present along with a very enthusiastic (and large) group. Some of the turn out was due to Gene & Liz Bavis' popularity in those parts.
#99 Penny Shaw & #161 Gary Shaw
#184 Barbara Hackett
Penny and Gary met while on the trail. Penny is Mary Years' (#61) daughter‚ÄĒyou may have passed by Mary's bench on the trail.
November 12-14, 2010
The FLTC Board of Managers spent the weekend at the Letchworth Conference Center where they reviewed our short and long range goals. During the extended session they also worked on various topics that would have been difficult to cover during regular board meetings.
September 27, 2010
Congratulations to the following¬† winners of NCTA awards at their August conference (see the NCTA website or the current North Star for more information).
Ed Sidote, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathy Eisele, Distinguished Service Award
Annette Brzezicki, Leadership Award
Irene Szabo, Communication Award
September 19, 2010
Tom Reimers and Phil Dankert spent about 4 hours at the Ithaca Borders Store representing the Cayuga Trails Club and¬†Guide to Hiking Trails of the Finger Lakes Region. They met other authors and organizations including Amy Dickinson of Dear Amy fame, Moosewood Restaurant, Bill and Eileen Bowers, authors of 50 Hikes in the Central NY's Leatherstocking Country among other participants.
September 19, 2010
The following articles about the FLT appeared in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:
Ed Sidote celebrated his 93rd birthday September 12th.¬† The photo below is from the archives.¬† The cake was for his #3 End-to-End hike in 1990! ¬†
July 25, 2010
Hector, New York ‚Äď Roger Hopkins received the "Volunteer of the Year Award" from the Finger Lakes Land Trust for his selfless volunteer work.¬† FLLT President Chris Proulx and FLLT Executive Director Andy Zepp are pictured below with Roger. See more in the FLT News and on the Cayuga Trails¬†Club¬†website and newsletter. (photo by Tom Reimers)
July 12, 2010
Construction of the Tamarack Lean-to was reported in July 12-18 issue (page 2) of Tompkins Weekly (www.tompkinsweekly.com).
Founder Don Doster was a charter member of the FLTC.¬† Bob Baker is now the only remaining charter member.¬† There is more to follow in the FLT News. (This photo shows Don jokingly watering a plastic flower in 1966.)
Apr 20, 2010
Backstage to Backwoods- Ken Shaw, Sally Bialy and Gracie are preparing to hike the FLT end-to-end starting May 16th in Claryville to raise funds for the 'Theatre of¬† Youth' Program while promoting the Finger Lakes Trail.