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Commentary: Livin' in Liverpool August 18

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.

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