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2016 Society Photos

Images in chronological order.

Updated 2016-12-13.

Ronnie reads the 2015 minutes at the 2016-01-16 Annual Meeting. IMG_1197.jpg
Ronnie reads the 2015 minutes at the 2016-01-16 Annual Meeting. IMG_1197.jpg
Rob presents Treasurer's Report at the 2016-01-16 Annual Meeting. IMG_1197.jpg IMG_1199.jpg
Rob presents Treasurer's Report at the 2016-01-16 Annual Meeting. IMG_1197.jpg IMG_1199.jpg
A special treat was this slide of the Simms General Store at Lake, NY, operated by Phil's grandfather. Phil's grandfather had a telegraph connecting his store to his home. He was also the standby telegrapher for the nearby Lake RR Station. (Phil grew up at Lake, NY, just south of Sugar Loaf.) 2016-01-16.
A special treat was this slide of the Simms General Store at Lake, NY, operated by Phil's grandfather. Phil's grandfather had a telegraph connecting his store to his home. He was also the standby telegrapher for the nearby Lake RR Station. (Phil grew up at Lake, NY, just south of Sugar Loaf.) 2016-01-16.
Milkweed Open House Flyer for 2016-02-04 in Sugar Loaf!
Milkweed Open House Flyer for 2016-02-04 in Sugar Loaf!
Baggage room converted from Annual Meeting to Yard Sale pricing configuration - ready for donations to arrive! 2016 02-06. IMG_1263x600.jpg
Baggage room converted from Annual Meeting to Yard Sale pricing configuration - ready for donations to arrive! 2016 02-06. IMG_1263x600.jpg
Nancy - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1741
Nancy - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1741
Margie - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1743
Margie - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1743
Rod - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1744
Rod - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1744
Colleen - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1747
Colleen - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1747
Debby-Lu - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1754
Debby-Lu - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1754
Alia, Anna & Aisha - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16.  IMG_1756
Alia, Anna & Aisha - Spring cleaning 2016-04-16. IMG_1756
Julio Pettiti, President, Tri-States Railway Preservation Society officially exchange Society t-shirts with Rob Held, VP, Chester Historical Society. Aisha , Norma and Alia looking on. Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06594A
Julio Pettiti, President, Tri-States Railway Preservation Society officially exchange Society t-shirts with Rob Held, VP, Chester Historical Society. Aisha , Norma and Alia looking on. Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06594A
Opening Day visitors  Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06605
Opening Day visitors Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06605
Opening Day visitors  Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06602
Opening Day visitors Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06602
Opening Day visitors  Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06599
Opening Day visitors Photo by Leslie. 2016-05-07 DSC06599
Leslie discussed restoration of the Station's porte-cochère with mason Steve DeFreeze. 2016-05-20 IMG_2100
Leslie discussed restoration of the Station's porte-cochère with mason Steve DeFreeze. 2016-05-20 IMG_2100
Leslie photographing Steve DeVries photographing masonry details for restoration of the Station's porte-cochère. 2016-05-20 IIMG_2102
Leslie photographing Steve DeVries photographing masonry details for restoration of the Station's porte-cochère. 2016-05-20 IIMG_2102
View through the Chicago Windows Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2235
View through the Chicago Windows Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2235
 Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2238
Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2238
 Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2240
Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2240
 Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2243
Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2243
 Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2250
Yard Sale 2016-06-11 IMG_2250
Cindy - Yard Sale 2016-06-11IMG_2253
Cindy - Yard Sale 2016-06-11IMG_2253
Exterior valve leaking! 2016-06-15 MVI_2273
Exterior valve leaking! 2016-06-15 MVI_2273
Exterior valve replaced by Rob. 2016-06-25 IMG_2447.JPG
Exterior valve replaced by Rob. 2016-06-25 IMG_2447.JPG
Petro Matiaszek, 5x great grandson of Charles Durland, and his family, visit Chester from Kiev, Ukraine. They met with President Debby-Lu & Clif. The Durlands were one of St. Paul’s Church founding families not to mention early Chester settlers. The family was prominent in Chester affairs for nearly two hundred years! Debby-Lu goes over some early Church records of the Durlands with Petro and his daughter. 2016-07-29 IMG_2917
Petro Matiaszek, 5x great grandson of Charles Durland, and his family, visit Chester from Kiev, Ukraine. They met with President Debby-Lu & Clif. The Durlands were one of St. Paul’s Church founding families not to mention early Chester settlers. The family was prominent in Chester affairs for nearly two hundred years! Debby-Lu goes over some early Church records of the Durlands with Petro and his daughter. 2016-07-29 IMG_2917
The first of Chester Parks & Rec. August Downtown Concert Series in front of the 1915 Erie Station. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-07 IMG_3071
The first of Chester Parks & Rec. August Downtown Concert Series in front of the 1915 Erie Station. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-07 IMG_3071
The Black Dirt band. Photo by Leslie. 2016-08-07 IMG_3094
The Black Dirt band. Photo by Leslie. 2016-08-07 IMG_3094
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society Flyer. 2016-08-20
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society Flyer. 2016-08-20
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society, started with Famers' Market. 2016-08-20 IMG_3159
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society, started with Famers' Market. 2016-08-20 IMG_3159
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13995663_10210589589236416_1325224964613042456_o
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13995663_10210589589236416_1325224964613042456_o
Jim P. at Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13996288_10210589591796480_1979758024760119236_o
Jim P. at Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13996288_10210589591796480_1979758024760119236_o
Drumming at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13996079_10210589574236041_865435870365036355_o
Drumming at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 13996079_10210589574236041_865435870365036355_o
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14047300_10210589577796130_7964298293314378657_o
Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14047300_10210589577796130_7964298293314378657_o
Dancers at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14054419_10210589589276417_3788281628556346086_o
Dancers at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14054419_10210589589276417_3788281628556346086_o
Old cars at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14054516_10210589585076312_2661283585962545260_o
Old cars at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14054516_10210589585076312_2661283585962545260_o
Dean's 1939 Ford pickup on display at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14086344_10210589591876482_1395053044110822239_o
Dean's 1939 Ford pickup on display at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14086344_10210589591876482_1395053044110822239_o
Music at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14114782_10210589579516173_2192606040169045434_o
Music at the Chester Street Fair, benefit Chester Historical Society. Bob M. photo. 2016-08-20 14114782_10210589579516173_2192606040169045434_o
Cloud burst cleared just in time for Tim Urban to take the stage. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-21 DSC07406
Cloud burst cleared just in time for Tim Urban to take the stage. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-21 DSC07406
Log flower box emptied in preparation for porte-cochère restoration. 2016-08-24 IMG_3209
Log flower box emptied in preparation for porte-cochère restoration. 2016-08-24 IMG_3209
Log flower box emptied in preparation for porte-cochère restoration. 2016-08-24 IMG_3212
Log flower box emptied in preparation for porte-cochère restoration. 2016-08-24 IMG_3212
Jose (offscreen), Clif, Bayron & Steve move log flower box off porte-cochére. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07457
Jose (offscreen), Clif, Bayron & Steve move log flower box off porte-cochére. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07457
Jose prepares several porte-cochére mortar test batches for color and texture. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07494
Jose prepares several porte-cochére mortar test batches for color and texture. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07494
Several porte-cochére mortar test batches drying. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07495
Several porte-cochére mortar test batches drying. Leslie S, photo. 2016-08-25 DSC07495
Jose and Dave carrying stones from the Toolhouse to the porte-cochére.  Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26  DSC07503
Jose and Dave carrying stones from the Toolhouse to the porte-cochére. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07503
Bayron wheeling stones from the Toolhouse to the porte-cochére.  Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07505
Bayron wheeling stones from the Toolhouse to the porte-cochére. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07505
Dave sets the first stone in the front soldier course. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07529
Dave sets the first stone in the front soldier course. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07529
Jose setting interior soldier course.  Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07625
Jose setting interior soldier course. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07625
Bayron and Dave loading the old log flower box for transport to its new home just down the street at the Green Onion. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07627
Bayron and Dave loading the old log flower box for transport to its new home just down the street at the Green Onion. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07627
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First phase done! Craftsmen Dave, Jose & Bayron will return after today's work cures to finish the work. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26  DSC07646
First phase done! Craftsmen Dave, Jose & Bayron will return after today's work cures to finish the work. Leslie S. photo. 2016-08-26 DSC07646
Restored porte-cochére officially dedicated as President Debby-Lu cuts the ribbon before September's business meeting!  Leslie S. photo. 2016-09-07. DSC07872.jpg
Restored porte-cochére officially dedicated as President Debby-Lu cuts the ribbon before September's business meeting! Leslie S. photo. 2016-09-07. DSC07872.jpg
Restored porte-cochére now returns the Station to is 1915 grandeur!  Leslie S. photo. 2016-09-07.DSC07855.JPG
Restored porte-cochére now returns the Station to is 1915 grandeur! Leslie S. photo. 2016-09-07.DSC07855.JPG
2016 Penny Social Flyer
2016 Penny Social Flyer
Double checking Debby Lu's winning ticket.2016-09-09 IMG_3345
Double checking Debby Lu's winning ticket.2016-09-09 IMG_3345
Nancy looks pleased with her prize.2016-09-09 IMG_3356.
Nancy looks pleased with her prize.2016-09-09 IMG_3356.
Picking the next special prize ticket.2016-09-09 IMG_3362.jpg
Picking the next special prize ticket.2016-09-09 IMG_3362.jpg
Santa gets a new home.2016-09-09 IMG_3364.jpg
Santa gets a new home.2016-09-09 IMG_3364.jpg
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Prize delivered. 2016-09-09 IMG_3337.jpg
Prize delivered. 2016-09-09 IMG_3337.jpg
Debby Lu and Ed double checking the 50-50 numbers. 2016-09-09 IMG_3398
Debby Lu and Ed double checking the 50-50 numbers. 2016-09-09 IMG_3398
Caller, Cindy, points out a winner.2016-09-09 IMG_3385
Caller, Cindy, points out a winner.2016-09-09 IMG_3385
Prize on its way.2016-09-09 IMG_33
Prize on its way.2016-09-09 IMG_33
Another winner.2016-09-09 IMG_3382
Another winner.2016-09-09 IMG_3382
Leslie photographing the event..2016-09-09 IMG_3383
Leslie photographing the event..2016-09-09 IMG_3383
Checking Debby Lu's ticket very carefully. 2016-09-09 IMG_3385.jpg
Checking Debby Lu's ticket very carefully. 2016-09-09 IMG_3385.jpg
More prizes. 2016-09-09 IMG_3404
More prizes. 2016-09-09 IMG_3404
Eileen's got one! 2016-09-09 IMG_3405
Eileen's got one! 2016-09-09 IMG_3405
And here's her proof! 2016-09-09 IMG_3406
And here's her proof! 2016-09-09 IMG_3406
Calling the next winner. 2016-09-09 Leslie S. Photo. DSC07915
Calling the next winner. 2016-09-09 Leslie S. Photo. DSC07915
Delivering another prize. 2016-09-09 Leslie S. Photo. DSC07881.jpeg
Delivering another prize. 2016-09-09 Leslie S. Photo. DSC07881.jpeg
Marion calls a Special! 2016-09-09 IMG_3412
Marion calls a Special! 2016-09-09 IMG_3412
Georga gets her Special - a George Forman Grill. 2016-09-09 IMG_3413
Georga gets her Special - a George Forman Grill. 2016-09-09 IMG_3413
Leslie wins some reading material 2016-09-09 IMG_3417
Leslie wins some reading material 2016-09-09 IMG_3417
Great job by callers and runners! 2016-09-09 IMG_3444
Great job by callers and runners! 2016-09-09 IMG_3444
In Solemn Remembrance; 9-11 Memorial at Chester, NY 10918
In Solemn Remembrance; 9-11 Memorial at Chester, NY 10918
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows.  2016-12-02 IMG_4305
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows. 2016-12-02 IMG_4305
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows.  2016-12-02 IMG_4304
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows. 2016-12-02 IMG_4304
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows.  2016-12-02 IMG_4303
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows. 2016-12-02 IMG_4303
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows.  2016-12-02 IMG_4302
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows. 2016-12-02 IMG_4302
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows.  2016-12-02 IMG_4301
Chester Academy Students painting Downtown Storefront Holiday Windows. 2016-12-02 IMG_4301
Frank & Norma decorating the Station with the Chester Key Club. 2016-12-03 1203161023-02
Frank & Norma decorating the Station with the Chester Key Club. 2016-12-03 1203161023-02
Chester Key Club decorating the Station 2016-12-03 1203161023-00
Chester Key Club decorating the Station 2016-12-03 1203161023-00
Chester Key Club decorating the Station 2016-12-03 1203161022-00
Chester Key Club decorating the Station 2016-12-03 1203161022-00
Marion making everyone feel welcome at the Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4359.jpg
Marion making everyone feel welcome at the Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4359.jpg
Luscious refreshments. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo.  DSC08483.jpg
Luscious refreshments. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08483.jpg
Marion making everyone feel welcome at the Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4370.jpg
Marion making everyone feel welcome at the Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4370.jpg
Rob's train layout was a hit with 'engineers' of all ages. 2016-12-11 IMG_4368.jpg
Rob's train layout was a hit with 'engineers' of all ages. 2016-12-11 IMG_4368.jpg
Chester Academy Jazz Band. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08466.jpg
Chester Academy Jazz Band. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08466.jpg
Waiting for the parade  at the 1915 Erie Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4373.jpg
Waiting for the parade at the 1915 Erie Station. 2016-12-11 IMG_4373.jpg
NYDC float passing the American House. 2016-12-11 IMG_4381.jpg
NYDC float passing the American House. 2016-12-11 IMG_4381.jpg
Tetz Clydesdale float. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0579.jpg
Tetz Clydesdale float. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0579.jpg
Tetz Float escort: Tetz dump truck and cement mixer. 2016-12-11 IMG_4388.jpg
Tetz Float escort: Tetz dump truck and cement mixer. 2016-12-11 IMG_4388.jpg
IMG_0616 looking down toward the Erie Station as crowds begin to gather.jpg
IMG_0616 looking down toward the Erie Station as crowds begin to gather.jpg
Dancers 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0601.jpg
Dancers 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0601.jpg
Heart of the Hudson Girl Scouts had a wonderful float, complete with gingerbread house, tree and snowman. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0584.jpg
Heart of the Hudson Girl Scouts had a wonderful float, complete with gingerbread house, tree and snowman. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0584.jpg
2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08519A.jpg
2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08519A.jpg
Snoopy's ride. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08511.jpg
Snoopy's ride. 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08511.jpg
Caroling! 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08562.jpg
Caroling! 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08562.jpg
Santa and Mrs. Claus spreading joy and good will towards all! 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08566.jpg
Santa and Mrs. Claus spreading joy and good will towards all! 2016-12-11 Leslie Smith photo. DSC08566.jpg
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Mrs. Claus brings cheer! 2016-12-11 IMG_4416.jpg
Mrs. Claus brings cheer! 2016-12-11 IMG_4416.jpg
Louis caught doing a generous deed. 2016-12-11 IMG_4422.jpg
Louis caught doing a generous deed. 2016-12-11 IMG_4422.jpg
Santa knows who's been nice, and made sure Louis got a candy cane. 2016-12-11 IMG_4424.jpg
Santa knows who's been nice, and made sure Louis got a candy cane. 2016-12-11 IMG_4424.jpg
Annie holds the jar of ticket as Elf Colleen picks a wining ticket for the Tom LaBarbera print of his Station Painting.IMG_4427.jpg
Annie holds the jar of ticket as Elf Colleen picks a wining ticket for the Tom LaBarbera print of his Station Painting.IMG_4427.jpg
The Tom LaBarbera Print won by Victor, as President Debby-Lu prepares to wrap it! 2016-12-11 IMG_4432.jpg
The Tom LaBarbera Print won by Victor, as President Debby-Lu prepares to wrap it! 2016-12-11 IMG_4432.jpg
Floats leaving. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0609.jpg
Floats leaving. 2016-12-11 Ginny Privitar photo. IMG_0609.jpg