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Cool But Lovely Day Enjoyed At Sycamore Hill Gardens
What a great to spend an afternoon in the private Sycamore Hill Gardens in Marcellus on Sun., May 19.
More than 100 people came to walk the grounds, share a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty.
This WTB fundraiser was made possible by the Hanford family who owns the garden and opens it up only to select non-profit organizations.
Initially dairy farmers, the family began planting a few flowers and bushes in the 90s and it has grown to 30 acres of beautiful plants, trees, statuary, a maze, and a pond.
This is the third year WTB has been invited to this unique landscaped garden.
A special feature this year was a trio of musicians, Riverstone, who sang folks songs in the greenhouse and a Buddhist meditation by the pond.
Here is a slideshow with pictures from the Gardens. If you put your mouse on the photo, you’ll see a caption:
Book on Education Set For June
The WTB Book Club is reading Hope & Despair in the American City: Why there are no Bad Schools in Raleigh by Gerald Grant and will discuss it on Monday evening, June 24. It’s an interesting comparison of the schools in Syracuse with those in Raleigh, N.C. A Syracuse University professor, Grant argues that economically and racially-balanced schools are the key to revitalizing declining cities.
Contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden for information about the location and time: 633 2817.
Interfaith Journey to the Tent of Abraham Drew 200 Walkers
We started with a blessing for “journeying” through the bright spring afternoon, and we ended four hours later singing together, “Let There Be Peace on Earth” at an interfaith chapel.
About 200 people walked through the university area, April 28, hearing short seminars on the history of buildings and the traditions of many faiths: Methodist, Episcopal, Reformed Jew, Roman Catholic, Islam, and Pagan, before a concluding ceremony in the interfaith chapel on the Syracuse University campus.
“This was really interesting,” was a common comment heard as people left Hendricks Chapel after the final gathering.
The theme for the day’s walk was taken from the story of the Biblical character Abraham welcoming strangers into his tent. Three faiths — Jew, Muslims and Christian –trace their heritage to this ancestor. For more background, click here: Journey To the Tent of Abraham.
For a photo essay of the day see syracuse.com (when you get to the page, click the next button to see other photos)
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