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Christmas Past – Canadice Style

The holiday season always seems to bring a fair amount of nostalgia. We look back on the past year, or years passed, often with a mix of emotions. Mrs. Maude Van Duyne, who lived much of her life in Canadice, was a frequent contributor of historical sketches and other material to the Wayland Register. She wrote the following article in 1942, in which she gives a charming description of what Christmas was like 50 years earlier. Thanks to Rick Osiecki of the Little Lakes Community Association, and Mrs. Maude Van Duyne, for the following article, which can be found along with others at Christmas 50 Years Ago Mrs. Maude Van Duyne From the Wayland Register, 17 Dec

Canadice – Something to Look Forward to!

Well, it’s the most wonderfully busy time of the year, and I won’t get to visit Canadice, our Lake of the Month, in December! So instead, I am whetting my appetite for an adventure in 2019. As many locals know, Canadice and Hemlock are the only Finger Lakes with undeveloped shorelines. These lakes serve as the primary source of drinking water for the City of Rochester. Thus the policy to prevent development of the shoreline is to safeguard the water. A side benefit is that nature lovers get a chance to see what this region must have looked like a few hundred years ago – perhaps like stepping into a time machine! The Nature Conservancy (Central and Western New York Chapter) has created a

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