Twelve Corners Memorial Park, Brighton, NY 4/5/18 [Photo: David Kramer]
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On a “Black Lives Matter” sign in Brighton
An anti-racism vigil and Black Lives Matter signs in Brighton
Many voices against hate at the Twelve Corners
Helping to find Trevyan Rowe at the Twelve Corners Memorial Park
Nearly 4,000 at Temple B’rith Kodesh mourn
Temple B’rith Kodesh. Sunday night 10/28/18
ARCHITECTURE (JUST ACROSS THE BRIGHTON BORDER)
Temple Beth El: A Community of Living Memory
Seeker of Light: Re-Viewing Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church
At the Brighton Town Hall 1957 mural with Sandra Frankel
Traffic Control Box Art in Brighton – Evolution of a Community project.
Hundreds receive rapid covid-19 testing at Temple B’rith Kodesh in Brighton
Distributing masks in Brighton and revisiting (again) the Highland Crossing Trail in (another) May snowfall
This series comes to end: An eerie quiet at SUNY Empire State and Medaille Colleges in Brighton
SUNY Empires State College in background, March 7th, 2020 from .
An eerie quiet at Monroe Community College
An eerie quiet at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Brighton
Don’t cross until Steve says so
Brighton High School Library receives “Imperium in Imperio: Sutton Griggs’ Imagined War of 1898” (Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, V.344)
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]
Still at Twelve Corners Middle School
An MLK Day of symphonies, service and Sneetches at Hillel Community Day School
Young citizens show their mettle at the Brighton High School Walk Out
The Garden of Hope in Brighton: 9/11/18 FARMS
Abandoned farms in Brighton
AMVETS saves the day at film shooting in Brighton; Talker pitches in.
FOURTH OF JULY
Celebrating diversity on the Fourth of July at Meridian Centre Park in Brighton
Celebrating the Fourth of July at the Game at the Corners. And much more.
In Brighton, first 4th of July fireworks for new African immigrants
No Fireworks? Talker has you covered (ash and all)
Brighton-Pittsford Post prints “Garden blooms at local 7 Eleven”
At his boyhood home site, Historic Brighton presents Marker dedicated to Edward Crone, Brighton War Hero and Famous Fictional Protagonist
Edward R. Crone Jr. (aka Billy Pilgrim) remembered at the Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park
On the day to remember its fallen, Brightonian Slagana Avramoska Mitris reflects on what Memorial Day means to her.
The Yom Kippur War (1973) and historical memory
Brighton High School remembers its New Wave/retro punk/Art punk past: The De Grads
A poem from former Degrad Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, BHS ’80. And advice to young writers.
After Parkland, discovering fallen Brightonians from World War Two
Were rare coins in the Principal’s safe at Brighton High School, 1935?
“Motivated by the Audacity” Remembering 9/11 at Monroe Community College
My grandparent’s old gold coins and Anya’s lucky found money purse
Good Luck continues. And what the Torah says I should do. And the Mystic’s stick
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
A bike in Brighton unstolen for over 40 hours
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
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.
Donating to the beloved Brighton Memorial Library
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 punishment
A ribbon cutting and the Pages of the Brighton Memorial Library
In search of Shirley Jackson and finding the Brighton High School Alumni author display case
Read about Sutton Griggs at the Brighton Memorial Library
Offering volume to Salman Syed, Friends of the Library volunteer, 8/1/17
From Zimbabwe to Tokyo at the Brighton Farmers Market
Revisiting “Rock Fever Hits Meadowbrook” (May-June 2000)
A fond farewell to the Get Some Balls! sale in Brighton
What is a Meadowbrook Parade without the First U.S. Girl On The Moon?
Forget EastplaceMarketview when you can Get Hip at Black Vinyl Friday at Bop Shop Records
In line and inside the Bop Shop for National Record Store Day
Hard core Hank is back in the Bop Shop line
Exotic animals once lived next to the Highland Crossing Trail
Following a gaggle of wild turkeys on the Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton
The first December snowfall at the Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton
First November snowfall at the Highland Crossing in Brighton
New plaques in Town: Read all about it
During a dusting of May snow, revisiting the Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton
The inscribed brick pavers at Buckland Park in Brighton
On the Highland Crossing Trail in Brighton after an early March snowfall
The ground breaking of the Brickyard Trail in Brighton and “Memories of the Crab Apple battles”
On a stainless steel American Bald Eagle in Buckland Park and endorsing Sandra Frankel
More on how the Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park came to be
Ghosts MIGHT walk the beautiful Brickyard Trail in Brighton.
The difference between guys and girls in coed softball at Brighton Town Park
How do you make it to Carnegie Hall? Go to the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts!
Kids Fishing Derby at Brighton Town Park. And a fish story.
You are never too old at the Kid’s Fishing Derby in Brighton
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]
Kurt Vonnegut’s 1995 “Billy Pilgrim” pilgrimage to the Mt. Hope grave of Edward R. Crone Jr, Brighton High School’ 41
(left) Edward R. Crone Jr., Brighton High School
Crossroads yearbook, 1941. Held at and scanned courtesy of Brighton Memorial Library; (right) Crone’s gravesite in Mt. Hope Cemetery, 12/15/18 [Photo: David Kramer]
Sid Rosenzweig on jacket writing
Sid during his time as film critic for Channel 13’s
530 Magazine. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 1, 1981.
Dr. Harold Pollack left Brighton as a conservative and returned a liberal
Harold Pollack (second from right). The Leonia High School, Leonia NJ Prom, 1981. Looking back, Harold advises,
Honoring Mary Jo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian since 1986
Brighton Town Historian in the historical archives, Brighton Town Hall, 1/29/20 [Photo: David Kramer]
A Shawn Dunwoody mural and the floor hockey legacy of Dave Rogachefsky at the JCC
Bruce returns from Cambodia with “Umpire State”
Eugene Kramer publishes “Isaac” sixty-five years later.
Talker’s foreign correspondent in Cambodia and the plaques in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Highland Park.
Brighton girl taking feminist humor big time
Eric Kemperman, Brighton High School ’81, is back in town and sledding!
Eric Kemperman [Photo: David Kramer]
From Brighton to LA: Andria Langston, a bright actress sharing her light with the world
Getting To Know Svet Radoslavof from Brighton; A Groundbreaking Hip Hop Violinist and Influential Figure In Music
I Was Racially Profiled In My Own Neighborhood Today. Again.
Nazareth College’s President Daan Braveman on defining moments and his own March on Washington, August 1963
Byrna Weir remembers and honors Don Franklin’s life and art
Who’s on first at the Game at the Corners? The Rabbi.
Brighton Town Councilmember Robin Wilt pitches in at the Game at the Corners
East High’s oldest athlete, Morris Shapiro’s (1913 -2016) love of wrestling never waned
Brighton High School loses one of its two great sportscasters, Hank Greenwald ’53
One of Brighton High School’s Fab Five is back in town
Leslie pines for her shrines
Eugene Kramer: August 14th, 1929 to June 30th, 2019
Why did the Faith Temple in Brighton give away free stuff?
Brighton’s connection to R Community Bikes
The early birds get the worms. Signature gathering in Brighton
The First Presidential Yard Sign in Brighton in this Winter Snow
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.
Memories of presidential visits on Election Day in Brighton
Which Presidential election mattered the most to you?
Election Day and in search of lawn signs in Brighton
“Day of the Dead” at the Mesquite Mexican Grill in Brighton
SPORTS: baseball, chess, football, softball and volleyball
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at the Jewish Community Center in Brighton
Cold and snowy Turkey Bowls at Reifsteck Field
Brighton fans celebrate hometown hero Ernie Clement in victory
Iconic America at the Brighton Little League Parade
Wildcats strike out our undermanned Barons
Congratulations Barons on a magical season.
Barons prevail in first televised football game at Reifsteck Field
Working on the Chain Gang at Reifsteck Field
Pygmies of ’69 remain Brighton’s last undefeated football team
New Team in Town: Roc City Steelers debut at Buckland Park
Encore for the Roc City Steelers at Buckland Park
Farewell Boys and Girls of Summer! Under-40 MVP smashes 5 home runs off Over-40 MVP in Sunday finale
In grand fashion, Brighton celebrates its volleyball champions and the first Boys state team sports title in school history
On the boards and in the field, Wildcats continue to defeat Barons
“An early-spring renewal of the spirit” over 10,000 fungos later
Celebrating and social distancing in Brighton
Peter Fornieri weaves his award winning tailgate magic on Bonnie Brae in Brighton
King ‘Drew and his new Crew at JCC CenterStage: Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson”
Once again, charmed and challenged at the JCC CenterStage: Church and State
A snowy 100th Veterans Day in Brighton and the Battle of the Bulge
On Veterans Day at Buckland and Highland Parks. And the Moral Equivalent of War
Veterans Day in Brighton