October 16, 2011 – “Historic Property Plaque Presentation”
A very special event was held at the Stone-Tolan House, 2370 East Avenue 14610 for the plaque presentation and reception in recognition of the owners of fourteen historic properties in Brighton who will now proudly display their property’s heritage. The use of the Stone-Tolan House was generously donated by the Landmark Society of Western NY and wine was provided by Whitehouse Liquor, 1720 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618.
September 18th, 2011 – “Restoring Community Through Preservation”
Presented by Wayne Goodman, Executive Director of the Landmark Society of Western New York. The meeting was held in the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium.
June 11, 2011 – “The UN-Natural History of Cobb’s Hill”
Presented by Larry Champoux. Cobb’s Hill, known for its beloved park and reservoir, its plentiful fields of play, its attractive neighborhoods and its mysterious ancient glacial woodlands of huge oak trees, was the location for this Historic Brighton Celebrates event. Our speaker was Larry Champoux, an artist, poet, and writer who embarked upon his study of Cobb’s Hill Park and Washington Grove after spending many hours walking in circles around the reservoir and the quiet trails of the Grove. This talk utilized rarely or never seen photographic images culled from many local archives and told the story of how we nearly destroyed this valuable hill and how it was transformed and preserved for the benefit of our community.
April 10, 2011 – “Historic Pittsford Through the Eyes and Camera Lens of Paul Malone Spiegel”
Presented by Paul Malone Spiegel. Paul Spiegel is considered a rare treasure to his community. At 94 years young, Paul continues to do what he enjoys; to gather historic photos, photograph current Pittsford life, and share his hometown’s story. Information on our good neighbor, Pittsford, was shared with us through a collection of photos and remembrances of a fascinating gentleman.
January 30th, 2011 – “Brighton Memories II – hosted by Don Alhart”
People brought their personal recollections and vintage photographs of their lives in Brighton to the Main Auditorium at the Brighton Town Hall on Sunday, January 30th. WHAM TV News Anchor, Don Alhart once again hosted this popular event. Don shared his own childhood memories of growing up in Brighton. Brighton Cable recorded this meeting to bring the community. This nostalgic, sentimental and sometimes hilarious event was “memorable.” Historic Brighton’s Annual Meeting preceded the program.