Aug 19, 2010 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
Father and son hit the links at Beaver Meadows
I bumped into Johnny Maurer a few days ago while he was enjoying a rare night out with his son, Neil Maurer, after a round of golf.
Neil, who’s a sergeant in the Houston Police Department, traveled here from Texas to join his dad at the annual member-guest tourney at Beaver Meadows in Phoenix, N.Y.
“Can you believe it?” Johnny mused. “This was my 45th member-guest tournament in a row!”
Johnny is the patriarch of the village’s most well-established and well-respected businesses, Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., with a newer location at 3541 Route 31, in Baldwinsville.
Maurer Funeral Home has been operating here in the village since 1927. Founded by G. Harry Maurer, the firm continues today under the direction of Harry’s son, Johnny, John’s wife Maureen and their son, Daniel; maurerfuneralhome.com.
Hole-in-one wins a car!
Speaking of golf, the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce hosts its 12th annual outing at the Liverpool Golf & Country Club on Sept. 16, with 11 a.m. shotgun starts. The $85 cost per golfer includes fees, cart, lunch and buffet dinner.
If anyone hits a hole-in-one, they’ll win a 2011 Chevy Cruze, according to Chamber Director Lucretia Hudzinski. For info, dial 457-3895, or visit liverpoolchamber.com.
Tilt-a-Whirl this weekend
I erred in a recent column, listing incorrect dates for the annual American Legion Post 188 Field Days.
The good news is you haven’t missed the amusement rides, games, cotton candy and pull tabs, which will be rockin’ and rollin’ in Washington Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19, 20 and 21.
Lake pictured as peaceful
Beverly Ann Wernet, a resident of Clay, has authored a new book illustrated with several of her own lovely photographs of Onondaga Lake. Her wide-angle autumnal scene, which spans the front and back covers, recalls impressionist paintings with its kaleidoscope of colors on the shoreline trees.
I Open Myself to You, Oh Lord: Reflections of My Spiritual Journey, was published this year by Xulon Press, a Christian publishing house in Longwood, Fla.
Wernet’s photography emphasizes our lake’s metaphysical import.
“On the shores on Onondaga Lake, ‘where God rested His hand after creation,’ Hiawatha brought together the warrior tribes of Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida and Mohawk. Here was signed the treaty which created the Iroquois Confederacy,” Wernet writes in her book’s copyright section. “This historic peace treaty remains in existence today. May the viewers of my photos experience this peacefulness.”
A member of the Onondaga Yacht Club, Wernet lives on Picnic Basket Place in Clay with her husband, Doug and her dogs, Amos and Andy.
Onondagas treasure the lake
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner apparently had quite the pleasant pow wow last month with Onondaga Nation leaders. It was said to be the first time a city mayor met with Iroquois leaders since the tarnished administration of Democrat Lee Alexander, a quarter-century ago.
Andrew Maxwell, the current city director of sustainability, reported that the Onondaga Nation leaders had particular interest in Onondaga Creek, which is in the city, and Onondaga Lake, which is not.
“They have a deep cultural relationship with the creek,” Maxwell said. “They’re happy they’ll have a seat at the table, happy with new leadership in city and county and Congress.”
Predicting that the Onondagas hope to help with environmental stewardship in the future, Maxwell said, “I think they want to have a voice in further developing Onondaga Creek and the creek-walk and green infrastructure in city.”
Nation leaders who met with Miner and Maxwell included Oren Lyons, Irving Powless, Sid Hill and Jeannie Shenandoah.