October 15, 2013 Landmark Alerts

Heirloom Apple Picking Days at Stone-Tolan


Pick your own heirloom apples at the Stone-Tolan House Historic Site this weekend only! We’re offering free admission to the house, barn and kitchen garden during the apple picking event. Apples in the orchard include Northern Spy (best for pie-baking), Roxbury Russet, Rhode Island Greening, Fall Pippin, Fameuse, Thompkins King and Westfield Seek–No-Further. Apple tasting will be held in the historic barn.  A minimum donation of $5 a bag is requested for picking.  Bags will be provided and The Landmark Society reserves the right to limit the number of bags.

Click here to read more about this year’s bumper apple crop.

Friday, Oct. 18 & Saturday, Oct. 19 | 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | 2370 East Ave., Rochester

Ghost Walk returns for 20th anniversary


It’s been 20 years since they started – but most of them don’t look a day over 150. Meet the ghosts of Rochester’s past as they return to share their stories from the dark side of our history. The 20th anniversary of Ghost Walk will take place October 25 & 26. This year’s nighttime guided walking tour will feature what can happen when a little girl goes bad, how to tell if a body is really dead, a recreation of an 1870s séance and more. Tours start every 15 minutes between 6:30 pm and 9 pm, with reserved times available for six or more.

>>Purchase tickets online for Friday, Oct. 25

>>Purchase tickets online for Saturday, Oct. 26

Upcoming Workshop: Saving Our Small Towns & Villages


The Village of Lima was recently selected to host a community design workshop as part of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Landmark Society is partnering with the Rochester Regional Community Design Center (RRCDC) and the Town and Village of Lima to organize this workshop. The Workshop aims to help local residents of the region, decision makers, and organizations gain the tools, knowledge, and skills to address and implement solutions to these design challenges making our communities better places to live, work, and play. We invite you to attend this series of important events! Learn from and discuss with nationally recognized, experienced professional planning experts. >>Please visit RRCDC’s website for complete event and registration details.

Sponsored by: Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, Rochester Regional Community Design Center, The Landmark Society, Town & Village of Lima, Greater Rochester Association of Realtors.