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Twelve Corners Memorial Park, Brighton, NY 4/5/18 [Photo: David Kramer]

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Recently, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported that Brighton is the best place to live in New York State. As seen in Pax Brightonia, we agree.

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BELOW ARE SELECTED ARTICLES FROM Pax Brightonia (A – V)

ACTIVISM

On a “Black Lives Matter” sign in Brighton

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An anti-racism vigil and Black Lives Matter signs in Brightond-C

Many voices against hate at the Twelve Corners

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Helping to find Trevyan Rowe at the Twelve Corners Memorial Park

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Nearly 4,000 at Temple B’rith Kodesh mourn

Temple B'rith Kodesh. Sunday night 10/28/18

Temple B’rith Kodesh. Sunday night 10/28/18

ARCHITECTURE (JUST ACROSS THE BRIGHTON BORDER)

Temple Beth El: A Community of Living Memory

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Seeker of Light: Re-Viewing Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church

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ART

At the Brighton Town Hall 1957 mural with Sandra Frankel

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Traffic Control Box Art in Brighton – Evolution of a Community project.

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Don’t cross until Steve says so

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Brighton High School Library receives “Imperium in Imperio: Sutton Griggs’ Imagined War of 1898” (Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, V.344)

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Introducing Patrick Boese, Brighton High School ’19, and The Top 10 People to Run for President and Lose

Patrick Boese in the Brighton High School Library, 12/7/18 [Photo: David Kramer]

Patrick Boese in the Brighton High School Library, 12/7/18 [Photo: David Kramer]

Still at Twelve Corners Middle School

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An MLK Day of symphonies, service and Sneetches at Hillel Community Day School

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Young citizens show their mettle at the Brighton High School Walk Out

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The Garden of Hope in Brighton: 9/11/18garden of hope

EDUCATION (and SPORTS)

Brighton High School loses one of its two great sportscasters, Hank Greenwald ’53

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FARMS

Abandoned farms in Brighton

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FILM

AMVETS saves the day at film shooting in Brighton; Talker pitches in.AMVETS

 

FOURTH OF JULY

Celebrating diversity on the Fourth of July at Meridian Centre Park in Brighton

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Celebrating the Fourth of July at the Game at the Corners. And much more.

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In Brighton, first 4th of July fireworks for new African immigrantsAfricans 1

GARDENS

Brighton-Pittsford Post prints “Garden blooms at local 7 Eleven”

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HISTORY/LITERATURE/MUSIC

Brighton High School remembers its New Wave/retro punk/Art punk past: The De Grads

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A poem from former Degrad Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, BHS ’80. And advice to young writers.

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After Parkland, discovering fallen Brightonians from World War Two

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Were rare coins in the Principal’s safe at Brighton High School, 1935?

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Sep 25, 1935

HUMAN INTEREST

Good Luck continues. And what the Torah says I should do. And the Mystic’s stick

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Mayor of the Twelve Corners Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates his 93nd birthday on D-Day. Three days later, Victor Angelo flew a bombing mission over Vienna

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A bike in Brighton unstolen for over 40 hours

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On the road from Texas to Brighton for the love of jazz

Kurt (right) and Eugene with his trumpet, gift from father, Louis, @1945 5/17/16

Kurt (right) and Eugene with his trumpet, gift from father, Louis, @1945 5/17/16

Bop Shop Records makes a house call. And Jazz history.

Tom Kohn with some of Eugene Kramer's collection to be displayed and sold at Bop Shop Records.

Tom Kohn with some of Eugene Kramer’s collection to be displayed and sold at Bop Shop Records.

LIBRARIES

Do the troubled spirits of John and Irene walk the Brickyard Trail? Probably not. At the Brighton Library, Matt Bashore unveils the twists and turns of the crime and punishmentIMG_1823

 

A ribbon cutting and the Pages of the Brighton Memorial Library

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In search of Shirley Jackson and finding the Brighton High School Alumni author display case

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MARKETS

From Zimbabwe to Tokyo at the Brighton Farmers Market

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MEADOWBROOK

A fond farewell to the Get Some Balls! sale in Brighton

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What is a Meadowbrook Parade without the First U.S. Girl On The Moon?

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MUSIC

Forget EastplaceMarketview when you can Get Hip at Black Vinyl Friday at Bop Shop Records

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In line and inside the Bop Shop for National Record Store Day

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Hard core Hank is back in the Bop Shop line

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NATURE

New plaques in Town: Read all about it

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PARKS

The ground breaking of the Brickyard Trail in Brighton and “Memories of the Crab Apple battles”

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On a stainless steel American Bald Eagle in Buckland Park and endorsing Sandra Frankel

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More on how the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park came to be

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Ghosts MIGHT walk the beautiful Brickyard Trail in Brighton.

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The difference between guys and girls in coed softball at Brighton Town Park

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How do you make it to Carnegie Hall? Go to the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts!

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Kids Fishing Derby at Brighton Town Park. And a fish story.

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The beginnings of a better Auburn Trail

Trudy (left) and Katie, regular dog walkers on the Auburn Trail. Although they feel the Whole Foods project is too expansive, they were Trudy and Katie were pleased to learn the Auburn Trail improvements would include their favorite stretch. [Photo: David Kramer, 2/16/19]

Trudy (left) and Katie, regular dog walkers on the Auburn Trail. Although they feel the Whole Foods project is too expansive, they were Trudy and Katie were pleased to learn the Auburn Trail improvements would include their favorite stretch. [Photo: David Kramer, 2/16/19]

PEOPLE

Eugene Kramer publishes “Isaac” sixty-five years later.

Eugene, Rochester NY, Thanksgiving, 2018

Talker’s foreign correspondent in Cambodia and the plaques in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Highland Park.

Dr. Bruce Kay, Director, Democracy and Governance Office USAID Cambodia at USAID, Cambodia, 2018 [Provided by Bruce]

Brighton girl taking feminist humor big time

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From Brighton to LA: Andria Langston, a bright actress sharing her light with the world

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Getting To Know Svet Radoslavof from Brighton; A Groundbreaking Hip Hop Violinist and Influential Figure In Music

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I Was Racially Profiled In My Own Neighborhood Today. Again.

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Nazareth College’s President Daan Braveman on defining moments and his own March on Washington, August 1963

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Byrna Weir remembers and honors Don Franklin’s life and art

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Who’s on first at the Game at the Corners? The Rabbi.

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Brighton Town Councilmember Robin Wilt pitches in at the Game at the Corners

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East High’s oldest athlete, Morris Shapiro’s (1913 -2016) love of wrestling never waned

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, February 10th, 2016. [Photo provided by Tim Herman]

Brighton High School loses one of its two great sportscasters, Hank Greenwald ’53

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One of Brighton High School’s Fab Five is back in town

3 Fab Fivers: Andre Marquis, Phil Ghyzel, David Kramer. Above, Eugene Kramer. Sometime in the 1980s.

3 Fab Fivers: Andre Marquis, Phil Ghyzel, David Kramer. Above, Eugene Kramer. Sometime in the 1980s.

PHILANTHROPY

Why did the Faith Temple in Brighton give away free stuff?

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POLITICS/POLITICAL HISTORY

Third parties at the Brookside polling place (25th Congressional District)

Brighton Town Superintendent William Moehle strongly considered John Anderson in 1980, be finally voted for Carter.

Brighton Town Superintendent William Moehle strongly considered John Anderson in 1980, be finally voted for Carter.

Memories of presidential visits on Election Day in Brighton

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Which Presidential election mattered the most to you?

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SPORTS: baseball, chess, football, softball and volleyball

Cold and snowy Turkey Bowls at Reifsteck Field

Ball in air on after-touchdown throw. Reifsteck Field, 11/22/18. [Photo: David Kramer]

Brighton fans celebrate hometown hero Ernie Clement in victory

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Iconic America at the Brighton Little League Parade

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Wildcats strike out our undermanned Barons

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Congratulations Barons on a magical season.

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Barons prevail in first televised football game at Reifsteck Field

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Working on the Chain Gang at Reifsteck Field

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Pygmies of ’69 remain Brighton’s last undefeated football team

from the 1970 BHS yearbook Crossroads. Scanned courtesy of the Brighton Memorial Library

New Team in Town: Roc City Steelers debut at Buckland Park

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Encore for the Roc City Steelers at Buckland Park

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Farewell Boys and Girls of Summer! Under-40 MVP smashes 5 home runs off Over-40 MVP in Sunday finale

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In grand fashion, Brighton celebrates its volleyball champions and the first Boys state team sports title in school history

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On the boards and in the field, Wildcats continue to defeat Baronscompressed Wildcats 1

THEATER

King ‘Drew and his new Crew at JCC CenterStage: Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson”

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Once again, charmed and challenged at the JCC CenterStage: Church and State

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VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day in Brighton

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SEE ALSO

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