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  • 03 Sep 2020 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    The latest issue of Landmarks from the Landmark Society of Western NY includes an article titled 'The Genesee Valley: A Canvas for Preservation' about Letchworth Gateway Villages and the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) planning work that the collaborators have been busy working on.



  • 10 Aug 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Perry's 2020 Chalk Art Event is August 15th!

    “The Twenties” will be all the rage ...

    Come to the downtown Festival Plaza in Perry, NY, from 8:30am to 4:30pm to see professional artists’ unique interpretations rendered large at this year’s event.

    Over 20 artists will work throughout the day to create 5’x5’ pastel works, and Feature Artist Erika Thurkins of East Aurora will work at a 10’x10’ scale in the pavilion area of the plaza. The plaza will be closed through 3pm Sunday afternoon for those who wish to view the art at their own pace. 

    Music lovers will enjoy live performances and a shaded seating area all day. Kelly's Old Timers, Creek Bend, and The Brothers Blue will be playing.

    Guests can pick up homegrown produce and enjoy all the usual benefits of the Perry Farmers’ Market, located on Borden Avenue this week from 8:30am-12:30pm.

    In a nod to this year’s unique community health issues, local artist Michael Sparling has reimagined the festival’s mascot, this time, appropriately masked.

    All guests will be asked to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing while on the festival plaza.

    For a revised schedule of events, please refer to www.perrychalkfestival.com. If significant rainfall is forecast, chalking will take place on Saturday, August 22nd.

    This event is made possible through generous contributions from local government, businesses, individuals and from the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. 

    For more information, visit the event page at: iloveperryny.com/perrychalkartfestival

  • 05 Aug 2020 2:41 PM | Anonymous

    UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled due to forecasted weather. The new event date is Thursday, Sept. 3rd @ 6:30pm. Group will meet at the north end of the Village of Perry park on Lake St.

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    The Village of Perry Tree Board is hosting a special Arbor Day event this year, a pruning workshop on August 27th, 2020 at 6:30pm. 

    All residents are invited.

    The workshop will be held in the Village Park at Lake Street and it will be conducted by Don Gasiewicz, Wyoming County Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulture/natural resources community educator. 

    More information available at villageofperry.com!

  • 25 Jun 2020 7:02 PM | Anonymous

    In November 2019, Letchworth Gateway Villages launched ExploreGeneseeValley.com, a digital mapping project started in 2018 with local partners and residents to map the best experiences, stories and attractions in the Genesee Valley....

    The Goal? To Create a Living Guide to our Region

    National Geographic created a program in 2002 to foster sustainable tourism based on the idea that “the best travel advice comes from the people that live there” — and they called the place-based digital platform tools they established to support this the Map Guide program.

    Through crowd-sourcing points of interest from locals (us!), Map Guide projects help develop and communicate a unique story of place. The resulting web-based tools help connect travelers to places through the contributions of people that live in a destination like ours, the Genesee Valley!

    Why? Business Stability & Growth

    The ultimate goal of the Genesee Valley Map Guide Project is to promote economic stability and visibility for the small communities within the region.

    “One of the major challenges we have in rural areas is online visibility,” says Nicole Manapol, Letchworth Gateway Villages Director. “The Genesee Valley Map Guide not only provides a platform to promote our region online, it also serves as a tool to teach local businesses and organizations how to improve their online presence and enhance searchability.”

    Both residents and local businesses can get involved. Local experts and visitors alike are encouraged to get involved by mapping the places and experiences that capture the Genesee Valley’s unique character, heritage, and beauty.

    Links:
    Become a contributor: https://exploregeneseevalley.com/share-the-love
    Visit the Genesee Valley Map Guide: https://exploregeneseevalley.com/

    Questions?
    Contact: Letchworth Gateway Villages

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  • 19 May 2020 9:49 PM | Anonymous

    A video of the meeting will be posted at www.cscos.com/silverlaketrail  for those unable to view it live.

  • 14 May 2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Have we got some photos for you! 

    PMSA is pleased to announce the winners of the “Picture Perry” Photo Competition, organized to build a resource base of images that capture the Perry, New York, experience to help us promote our village and the community.  The competition was limited to non-professional photographers; judges were not provided with the names of the photographers.  

    More than 75 pictures were submitted across the categories of People, Places and Culture.  Winners will receive GIVE PERRY gift certificates.

    Winners are:

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    BEST OF SHOW
    Ann Burlingham ($50 certificate), for "Perry Library," which plays a role in “connecting people to each other and the world, near and far.”  







    PEOPLE CATEGORY
    Bethany Zerbe ($25 certificate), for “Michael Dischavana Prunes the Village’s New Cherry Trees,”  which line Perry’s Cherry Street.  This picture highlights the way that people pitch in and volunteer in Perry.








    PLACE CATEGORY
    Howard Ellis ($25 certificate), for “Chalk Art at its Finest,” the yearly July festival that brings over 50 chalk artists to the site of Perry's Farmer's Market to create fine, temporary works of art. 




    CULTURE CATEGORY:
    Devon Kelly ($25 certificate) for “Shake on the Lake,”   the Perry-based professional theater company that stages outdoor summer Shakespeare performances on the shores of Silver Lake, at the Perry Public Beach.  


    PMSA would like to thank all entrants who submitted a beautiful and comprehensive snapshot of Perry.  Our heartfelt appreciation to all judges as well for their enthusiasm and great efforts reviewing the entries received; Izabella West, Eleanor Jacobs, and Nina Piccini went above and beyond with their comments and feedback!  

  • 27 Apr 2020 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    The Perry Main Street Association is excited to announce the Picture Perry” Photo Competition!  The task to Perry area residents is simple:  Submit up to three photographs of Perry as YOU picture it! 

    What is it like for you to live in this community?  What memorable experiences could your images recount to the rest of the world?  Does your cell phone gallery hold unforgettable shots of favorite people, moments, and destinations you’d authorize us to reproduce and showcase when promoting Perry?

    Deadline:  Submit your entries by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 8th.  You may submit up to one photo per category (up to 3 submissions total).

    CATEGORIES

    • People (portraits of a Perry resident, family or group; persons portrayed need to be identified by name and authorize the reproduction of their image)
    • Place (streets, lake or parks, commercial and other establishments, residences and other architecture, etc.)
    • Culture (festivals, farming, sports/school events, religious or other celebrations, dance, music and theatrical performances, etc.)

    WINNERS will be selected by a panel of judges comprised by Perry professional photographer Robert Doyle, Elaine “Sunny” Simmons of the Wyoming County Arts Council, Nina Piccini of Letchworth Gateway Villages, Eleanor Jacobs of the Perry Village Board, and a Perry Central School student.

    PRIZES

    • Best of show (one overall prize):  $50 GIVE PERRY gift certificate
    • Best, People Category:  $25 GIVE PERRY gift certificate
    • Best, Place Category:  $25 GIVE PERRY gift certificate
    • Best, Culture Category:  $25 GIVE PERRY gift certificate

    INSTRUCTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY

    • Picture must have a Perry connection;
    • Must be an original photograph taken by the contest participant;
    • Photo must be submitted in digital format (jpeg preferred): minimum file size of 1.5 MB, maximum file size of 100 MB;
    • Contest limited to non-professional photographers of all ages;
    • PMSA Board members, contest judges and the members of their immediate family are not eligible to participate.    

    TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION, simply follow this link, give us a few details about yourself and your pictures, and upload your photos!  Questions?  Email rose@iloveperryny.com

    Don't wait!  Submit your photos today!

  • 22 Mar 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The 2020 Census is on!

    I’m sure most of us remember the 2010 census, and the usual census takers knocking on doors to ask a series of questions about the people living in your house.

    It happens every ten years, and, for the most part, the process has been unchanged since the first census in 1790. Until now!!

    For the first time ever the 2020 census will be primarily Self-Initiated.

    This means that the people coming around to knock on doors will be the last resort instead of the first.

    Instead, this census the American people are asked to self-report.

    This process will hopefully save the federal government money and manpower. There is also the hope that this process will allow us to report back more trustworthy numbers.

    As you probably remember, the 2010 census reported New York State’s population so low that the state lost two seats in the US House of Representatives.

    It is estimated now that New York State was undercounted roughly 20-25%.

    Partially this is due to the undercounting of homeless populations, but also the dramatic undercounting of people in rural areas like Perry.

    Self-Initiated means that it’s in our control now! We can make sure that we are properly counted, and therefore, state and federal money is appropriated to us fairly.

    Letters will be coming to every address mid-March. These letters will have instructions on how to respond to the census online or by phone.

    Each house will receive three reminder letters.

    The final letter will have a paper census form that can be filled out and mailed in.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the census your local library is ready and willing to help out.

    Remember – You Can Make Perry Count!!!

    -- PMSA thanks Jessica Pacciotti, Director, Perry Public Library for this article 



    Have Census Questions
    ?

    Call the Perry Library at 237-2243 or email a member of the library team.

    Remember: The importance of responding to the census cannot be overstated.


  • 20 Mar 2020 11:06 PM | Anonymous

    As part of our effort serve as a resource for the community, we have decided to collect and post the Coronavirus-related resources we discover at: iloveperryny.com/coronavirus. Suggestions for additions are welcome.

    We hope that PMSA members and the broader community will find information here to help mitigate the impact posed by the public health situation that Coronavirus has created.

    A list of organizations and agencies that are offering information and guidance to businesses and communities impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

    A short survey created to gather information about the changes area businesses are making in response to COVID-19.  Results will be gathered, and shared to help get the word out about how to support our area businesses.

    A compendium of the responses to the Survey of Perry Businesses (described above).  

    We hope that this information will help the community to continue to patronize local businesses to help them adjust to these challenging and quickly changing times.
  • 28 Jan 2020 2:24 PM | Anonymous

    As you may have already heard, the 2020 complete census will be starting over the next couple months.

    Everyone will be getting an invitation to take the Census in the mail in March 2020.

    This letter will have a link to a website where you can fill out your census via the internet.

    If you don’t have access to the internet at home, please go to your local library to fill it out.

    You may also call in to respond to the Census. If you have questions there is a hotline for the Census and the staff at the library has been trained to respond to most questions.

    Reporting our population accurately is very important for things like governmental representation and government funding allocation - you can’t decide how big of a piece of pie you should cut until you know how many people will be eating!

    The importance of responding to the census cannot be overstated.

    The federal government uses these figures to determine things like how many US Representatives your state gets in Congress, as well as how many points your state is worth in the Electoral College. Nearly every part of governance is affected in some way by the results of the census.

    There is no way to overstate the importance of the Census.

    You can Make Perry Count by responding to the 2020 Census!!

    -- PMSA thanks Jessica Pacciotti, Director, Perry Public Library for this article 



    Have Census Questions
    ?

    Call the Perry Library at 237-2243 or email a member of the library team.

    Remember: The importance of responding to the census cannot be overstated.


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