Genesee's Arts and Letters Luncheon Continues at the Historic Tillman's Village Inn

The popular Arts and Letters Luncheons sponsored by the Orleans Campus Center of Genesee Community College continues its series on February 13, March 5, and April 16 at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs, NY. With three terrific speakers lined up, the spring 2004 series promises to be well attended. Each program starts at 12:00 PM and continues until approximately 1:30 PM.

Friday, February 13, 2004 - Creating Your Own Bountiful Harvests: Beautiful Gifts from the Best Plants will be presented by Nell Gardner Markovsky, a Western New Yorker, who owns and runs a small, but high-tech cut flower farm near Batavia. She will be sharing some of her trade secrets and showing how to grow and integrate the best variety of flowers into your landscape. She will also cover how to cut and arrange flowers. Nell's horticulture practice blends the best traditional techniques with the latest new technology.

Friday, March 5, 2004 - Lighthouses: A Journey Along the Seaway Trail will be presented by C. Gary Beckstead, a photographer renowned for his work across North America. As a member of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, Gary's slide presentation will show amazing images of 45 historic lighthouses along the 454-mile Seaway Trail and in neighboring Canada. His talk will also include many covered bridges, forts, mills, and ships and numerous architectural treasures, such as Victorian cottages and grand castles.

Friday, April 16, 2004 - Lua, Lena, and Blanche: How Women Used Buggies, Bikes, and Biplanes to Become Independent will be presented by Kirk W. House a well-known historian and author on the topic of early aviation. In Kirk's lecture, he will explore four generations of women and how they utilized new technological and new economic opportunities to assert their independence, thereby impacting the American way of life.Each luncheon lecture costs just $23 and three different luncheon entrees are available. Advanced reservations are required by calling the College at 585-589-4936 or e-mail All registrants are also added to the mailing list for the announcements of future luncheons.