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Eagle-bulletin. ([Fayetteville, N.Y.]) 1979-current, July 10, 1985, Image 5

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Recalls Sanctuary's Beginnings By Cindy Loomls w . , O . Cindy 12* noud iha.U>e iisd—)w agreed. Four' at the Gramlich Bird Sanctuary on Highbridge St. Fayetteville, have revived 60*year-old memories for one of the men who planted more than 3,000 seedl­ ings on the property tn the late 1920s. The sanctuary is dedi­ cated to his brother who died in 1933 at the age of 22. J.E. Gramlich of Pittsford. recently traversed the area to see how the trees he and his brother planted in 5926 awe doing. \Only the spruce itmirishffd. We planted 1,000 spruce at the present site; 1.000 tamarack in the northern tip between the brook and Limestone Creek- Not a one lived; and we planted tm>ircd a copy of white pim. < 1.000) umi tumid—faction and has years tater, tn 1944'. Mr Linderoth bought the house located directly across the street from the entrance to the sanctuary He planted many of the trees along the east side ofHighbridge bordering the sanctuary and mowed the grass around the trees. A hip broken three years ago has not mended to his satis- rj — the June 12 Eagle Bulletin arti­ cle about the efforts of Luke Kiger io^vaLe itiipiovemeilfe to the 10-acr.e village-owned sanctuary Mr. Kiger is also planting various native flowers and shrubs in the sanctuary to expand its use to include an ar- -boretorn: \1 treasure feature stories such is this*\ Mr, Gramlich stated in a letter to the Eagle Bulletin. \The prime reason is that my brother. Frederick Mar­ tin, and I were the ones who planted many of the trees now growing m the southwest area of the flats of the Sanctuary. We did it for Conservation Merit Badge in Troop 60 (51?) forjfcjj Scouts\ In a letter which he asked to be forwarded to Mr. Kiger; Mr. Lowville. (across Limestone Creek) in the southeast sector. Only p„ JJKTI doien TTvwf. TrT? cedar have reseeded themselves naturally.\ Mr. Gramlich's parents. Jacob and Belle, owned much of the land along' both sides of High- TeTT bridge St. near the sanctuary? \ According to Carl LinderotnT 81, who lives at 404 Highbridge St., the senior Gramlichs farmed the area that is now the sanctuary They planted corn there* but it was frequently flooded out. The Gramlichs buiU many of the homes in the area, including the one in which Mr. Linderoth lives. \It was not a selling market then.\ Mr. Linderoth said. \I told TurnTwouTd rent the house. ani| him unable to walk down the steep em­ bankment into the sanctuary. - Jack Gramttcfi. 40, of Baldwinsville, son of Bed Gram­ lich, grew up in Pittsford but came to the Syracuse area about 15 years ago. He & head of the Centers for Nature Education and Onondaga (Jounty coor­ dinator, with his wife. Sharon, for the Special Olympics. He has returned to Fayetteville to speak to garden clubs and Boy Scout groups and is always re­ membered by older residents for his family jaonnections. Last week when he walked through the stand of pine trees planted by his father and uncle many years ago. he noted that ,the trails are now defined and not overgrown with blackberry hushes, the result of the efforts of current Boy Scouts and others who have assisted Mr Kiger Both Gramlichs and Mr Lin­ deroth endorsed the efforts of Mr. Kiger and those who have helped him in their efforts to make the sanctuary a more ac­ cessible area for Fayetteville re­ sidents. Carl Underoth, right, of Highbridge St stands beneath tire sign dedicating the bird preserve to Frederick Mar­ tin Gramlich, uncle of Jack Gramlich, left, who died In 1933 at the age of 22. Mr. Linderoth took care of the preserve for years until a broken hip limited tils ac­ tivities. Photo/Cindy Loomls. Pleasu re _Driving Revived The sport of pleasure driving, a popular pastime in the late 19th century that was nudged aside by the advent of the au­ tomobile, is still flourishing in Cazenovia. .Pn/jSaturd>j>%^ttjy. 30., thm ninth annual Lorenzo I/riving Competition will take place at the historic estate, witira fair day of driving demonstrations available to Cazenoviana and other visitors free of charge. The three-part competition wilt start at 8:30 a.m. with the beginning of the marathon drive for pleasure horses and ponies, as welt as for those In the draft* division. The timed event will cover a course of approximately eight miles for pleasure animals and four and a Ttatf mites lor those in the commercial section. The Concoura d'Elegance. de­ signed to establish the- most \ \elegant\ turnout, mil bejudgeti during this event. This year, after an absence of three years, draft horses will again be seen on the Lorenzo grounds. At this date, seven singles and four pairs, including the Momsville College hitch of pate in putting on the one-day event . classes, tercherona and dales will also.participate. \It is exciting to have the draft horses taking part again,\ said Anne Rooks, show manager of the competition. \They are a favorite with_ihe audience, and many young people have never seen these large animals in action. It is ap­ propriate that work horses should be here-,\ she said. They go with the era of Lorenzo and are native to this area.* Three classes for the judging of carriages will take place under a separate, tent The mansion will be open dur­ ing the driving competition. Al­ though the volume of visitors jiuiaiiOiisignsiueach room, and docent volunteers will be present lerhelp the staff in directing visitors through the house and garden. The judges of this year*s com* -petition are Charles Kellogg, Sharon, Ct., and Marsha Himler, Middleberg. Mr. Kel­ logg, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hubbard and Anne Smith Read will judge the Concours d'Ele- gance. Mrs. R. James Hubbard and Roger A. Glass are the course designers for the marathon and obstacle courses, respectively. \ Jack Gramlich of Baldwinsville, son and nephew of two who planted evergreens during the late 1920s In what later became the Fayetteville Bird Preserve In honor qf his uncle, stands In a forest of thriving pines. Photo/ Cindy loomts. . = : : Starting at 11:30 classes for pleasure driving and obstacle driving will be held in adjacent rings on the Lorenzo lawn. The obstacle course is designed to simulate conditions one might Throughout the day refresh­ ment*, aouveaira tuwl pttigiains- will be sold by volunteers from the Friends of Lorenzo, an or­ ganization that aids in the pre­ servation and restoration of John Lincklaen's country home. —Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mtuomt will Act as timers fer- encounter on a country drive. About 200 individuals paruci- the marathon, while Wendy Moot* will time the obstacle classes. The show secretary is Sally K. Burin, Fayetteville. Showjnanager is Mrs. Rooks from The Stable, Cazenovia. Offer Boater Safety Course Two, four-hour boater safety sessions will be offered July 11 and July IS, for youngsters ages 10 through IS. Those young people successfully completing the class will receive the New York State certification re­ quired to operate a power boat in the state. The course will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cazenovia Municipal Building, 90 Albany St, Cazenovia. At­ tendance at both sessions is re­ quired. - The program is sponsored by the Cazenovia Lake Assn.. Wil­ low Bar*k Club and the Madison County Sheriffs Department The course and material* are free. To register, call frr7-938g. AFFORDABLE USED CAR RENTALS DAILY • WEEKLY • MONTHLY New Cars <k^#%f- Availabie $f (95 n more car then — you need. 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