Hometown Heroes

A salute of thanks goes out to the Holley Rotary Club who installed Hometown Hero Banners featuring photos of community members in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Village Square and along Route 31 in the Village of Holley.  According to Rotarian Roger DeFrancesco, chairman of the project for the Holley Rotary Club, the banners are an excellent way to honor local men and woman serving in the military. With 14 banners hung in the village area, there are plans to hang a second round in the future.  For information about the project, call 638-5210.

Does Holley really have a plan?

Residents often ask, “does Holley have a plan?” The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, we have a very detailed master plan that is available for viewing at the Village Offices, at the Community Library, and even online by clicking here. One look at you’ll be very impressed… and excited for what is in store for our quaint village.  But to be successful,  we need your help. To  develop a thriving community, “it takes a village”.  So join your neighbors and get involved.

Planning Board Opening

Here’s your chance to get involved. The Planning Board for the Village of Holley has an opening for an alternate member. If you are a village resident and would like to serve on the Planning Board Committee, please contact a current member of the Planning Board, the Board of Trustees, or Mayor John Kenney. Membership terms are 5 years.

Grant Money Available

Just in from the Landmark Society of Western New York...The New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) administers the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grant program, which includes the Historic Preservation Program and the Heritage Areas Program among others. Of interest to many, the Historic Preservation program is a matching grant program for improving, protecting, preserving, rehabilitating, or restoring properties listed on the National or State Registers of Historic Places. Funds are available to municipalities or not-for-profits with an ownership interest. For more information, check out EPF grants.

Change is all around us…

While many often resist change, it is inevitable. In fact, whether you choose to embrace it, one does not have to go to far to experience it with our without our permission. Take for instance… Brockport… a charming, small college town that is on the verge of BIG changes courtesy of one man’s vision who just happens to be a developer with lots of money. Take a peak of the following video clip from 13WHAM to hear what one man has in store for our neighbor just east of us: Huge “Collegetown” Development Planned for Brockport. Yes… change is all around us. So brace yourself…

2011 Artist Road Show

Love art, but don’t know where to seek it out? Then Orleans County is the place to be. On Saturday August 27th, the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council, (aka GO ART) is sponsoring the 2011 Artist Road Show, where you have a chance to meet 23 local artists and view their work up close and personal in 10 locations in and around Orleans and Genesee counties.  This is a free event sponsored by GO ART! So what are you waiting for???  Click here to print a PDF listing participating artists, with descriptions about one along with venues and directions to take with you.  For more information, contact GO ART! at (585) 343-9313 or at e-mail them at info@goart.org. Tell them… Theresa at Visions of Holley sent  you. Then enjoy!

Have your cake and eat it too

Those with Gluten intolerance (also known as Celiac) can now have their cake and eat it too. Clarendon Cheesecakes offers a variety of  baked goods… all gluten free with cheesecakes available in flavors such as Original NY, Lemon, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Swirl, Double Fudge Chocolate, Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry, and Apple Streusel. For more information, be sure to friend them on Facebook or contact them at clarendoncheesecakes@yahoo.com.

School Calendar

Thumbs up to the Holley Central School District who are saving money and trees by making the school calendar available for download online rather than mailing them. Click here to download a link of the calendar.

Want to stretch your dollar?

The Holley PTSA is hosting a “Saving Money with Coupons” class on Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Holley Elementary Cafeteria.  Learn the coupon lingo, how to save money, as well as stretch your budget by organizing and stacking coupons, using rebates, and optimizing your coupons for the biggest possible savings! The cost of this class is $5 and includes a three-ring binder with insert pages to get you started!