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Join the planning committee Thursday May 22 at 7pm at Trinity Church. We need Team Captains, Volunteers, Entertainment, Fundraising. Cancer has touched all of us in some way. Please consider joining us to walk all night in honor of loved ones, in a communal effort to help raise money for research and to gather in Hope in finding a cure. More info: Jodi at 374-2584

The Naples Grapevine Bi-Weekly Newsletter

8711 State Rt. 53, Naples, NY 14512

Jodi Simons Caruso Editor

Kim Torpey

Graphic Designer email: phone: (585) 374-2584 Send in your submissions!


Joseph’s Wayside Market

Photos by Jodi Simons Caruso

201 Main St., Naples, NY 14512 • Open 8am - 7pm • (585) 374-2380 One of the Largest Open Air Farm Markets in the Finger Lakes Region ~ A Family-Owned Business Since 1955

Visit us at our roadside market in the beautiful Naples Village. Enjoy our produce and flowers, and enjoy our scenic views! Annuals, Perennials & Hanging Baskets from our Greenhouses; Freshly Baked Breads, Pies, Cookies & Donuts; NYS Maple Syrup, Honey & Sharp Cheddar Cheese; Enjoy our Jams, Jellies, Mustards & Other Gourmet Items! Mulch, Compost, Potting Soil, Straw & Field Rocks; Nancy’s Gift Shop & Large Display of Patio Furniture

Naples Rotary Lucky Ducky Derby Saturday, May 10

Photos by Jodi Simons Caruso ABOVE: Naples Rotary Lucky Ducky Derby had a sunshiney day!

In Memory of Jo Krajci

AT LEFT: Opening Reception Friday, May 9th for the First NHS/NCS Student Art Show at Morgan Hose Building Kindergarten Best in Show: Sinead Halloran See Community Calendar on back page for continuing times & dates the show is open!

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IN MEMORIUM “Mouse” Michael Ryan Rhoades

December 30, 1982-May 1, 2014 Mouse blessed Naples with his amazing energy in July 2013. He shared his sweet southern charm with our little town in a way that I don’t think any other soul has. He always had a kind word to say, a hand to help you and a beautiful, twisted smile to that would brighten up your day. Every step he took, he bounced, shaked and Mouse doing what he loved best added dance too each step. Music flowed strong through his veins, though his true passion was in flameworking and behind the torch.

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Mouse was a master glass artist, and a true OG for the borosilicate glass world. By 16 years old he was sharing his skills with many amazing artists, and truly helped to inspire the industry in ways never imagined could be acomplished before! He created artwork that was undefinable. He threw molten glass into beautifuly twisted objects that no one could keep their eyes off. He made playing with molten glass look like childs play even to a well experienced critic. Mouse knew how to make fun in any situation and found no need to acknowledge any different. He always said if he didn’t have fun it wasn’t from a lack o’ tryin. He showed us all that life should be lived to the fullest and “Anything less was just HORSE$%&*”. “After all such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there” ~Grateful Dead We will be remembering Mouse at a benefit at the Naples Hotel in the near future. Proceeds from the benefit will be passed on to his beautiful daughter. - Submitted by Gretchen Bremer

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Jo Krajci

by Jodi Simons Caruso Naples: Age 65, unexpectedly, May 6, 2014 at her home. Predeceased by her husband William Krajci and two brothers-in-law, Joe & Tom Krajci. Survived by sister-in-law, Rosalie Krajci; many nieces, nephews & cousins. A Memorial Mass was held on May 10th at St. Januarius Church, Naples. Contributions can be made to Naples Hospeace House, PO Box 343, Naples, NY 14512, as Jo was a crucial founder of the Naples Hospeace. Walking up the stone steps to Jo Kracji’s house was like walking up a path to a magical land. At the invitation of Charlie Kingsley (Jo’s partner) my friend and Grapevine graphic design artist, Kim Torpey and I had a tour of Jo and Charlie’s whimsical homestead. We were honored to go in Jo’s studio cottage that Charlie built for Jo eight years ago. The sun streamed through the windows, through Charlie’s glass, and landed on Jo’s cutting table where pieces of paper and images still lay. We were awed by the sheer beauty of Jo’s work and the amazing amount of patience, artistic talent, and joy that is poured in to each piece. The Hill Billy Antique barn that Jo and Charlie used to run together, now closed, sat quietly perched up on the hill. Everything from the flowers, the stone steps, the studio, the glasswork and the birds chirping was enchanting. The serene peace I felt upon that hill overlooking the wetlands was probably the same peace Jo enjoyed as she sat in her studio. Jo Krajci grew up in Philadelphia, PA. She had been fascinated with paper cutting since 1980. She studied Fine Arts at college, workshops and seminars. In 1980 a magazine article on silhouette cutting intrigued her interests to try intricate cutwork. Jo’s work has been accepted to the nationally know Early American Life Magazine Directory of the 200 best traditional Artisit/ crafstman of 2000-2008. Her work has been featured in national publications and displayed in private collections, retail and museum gift shop. In 1995 she moved from southern Maryland to the beautiful Finger lakes pursuing a full-time career as a professional paper cutter. The German word for scissor cutting, “Scherenschnitte” describes a process in which intricate designs are cut from paper with scissors or a knife. Many of Jo’s cuttings reflect the Pennsylvania German motifs (hearts, birds, and flowers). In Jo’s words, “My hope is that all of my cuttings reflect my joy in keeping alive this simple traditional art, adding a touch of beauty to life with only a piece of paper and a pair of scissors or a knife.”

Tonight, as I look

up at the sky with the most incredible crisp half moon, fluffy high clouds, stark background I see Jo cutting it up for her next Scherenschnitte picture. As one of my first artists at Artizanns back in 2004, Jo has always been so wonderful to work with, not only as an artist, but as a compassionate friend. She could always tell when I needed one of her big hugs from her heart. And I could always count on Jo to do demonstrations on the front porch or help a customer realize their dream message through her artwork. So many times I would request Jo to produce a personal piece of her artwork, something of a customer’s family member, an idea, or concept from the customer and each piece was an amazingly finished framed art that Jo Krajci giving demonstration each customer was astounded with. Not only on porch at Artizann’s did Jo produce the most incredible Scherenschnitte artwork, she created the most sincere, heartfelt and forever lasting friendships that will forever speak her name in love. Though there will be a big void at Artizanns I trust Jo Krajci’s energy will multiply in other forms. RIP my Friend. Artists are rocked throughout the world, and in our community by Jo’s passing...Darryl Abraham in Israel, Larry and Sue Dickens in the Middle East... All send their love…….

- Submitted by Suzanne Farley

What’s the bird singing in the tree? Jo would know. Knowing is a wonderful gift and we all doJo the artist, with the eye for line and shape, Jo the friend with the sense humor and play, Jo the generous soul. We hear her voice on wings.

- by Kit Corti

Photos by Kim Torpey or courtesy of where several more examples of Jo’s artwork can be viewed

The Community sends love to Charlie Kingsley, Jo’s extended family, and to the art community as we mourn the loss of an amazing woman and artist.

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THURSDAY, MAY 15 Senior Trip Roller Skating Party K-6 3:30pm @ NCS Town Planning Board Meeting 7:30pm FRIDAY, MAY 16 NHS/NCS Student Art Show at Morgan Hose Building - open 5-7pm SATURDAY, MAY 17 NHS/NCS Student Art Show at Morgan Hose Building - open 11am-3pm Yoga Retreat: Transforming Self, Building Community Middlesex Folk Art Guild Purple Pig Music Festival: A Benefit for Naples Little Bunch - 4:00pm (See full details in ad on Page 3) SUNDAY, MAY 18 NHS/NCS Student Art Show at Morgan Hose Building - open 11am-3pm TUESDAY, MAY 20 Kindergarten Screening - NSC Annual Board Member & Budget Vote Naples High School Library 7:00am-9:00pm WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 Kindergarten Screening - NSC Naples Central School Board of Education Meeting 7:00pm Village Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00pm FRIDAY, MAY 23 Transplant Sale at Fruition Seeds! Fruition Seeds Farm, 7920 Hickory Bottom Rd, Naples Elementary Talent Show - 6:30pm @HS Auditorium SATURDAY, MAY 24 1000 Island Trip - Marching Band Square Dance - South Bristol Grange Hall 6:00pm $10 SATURDAY MAY 24 & SUNDAY MAY 25 Grand Opening at Reservoir Creek Golf MONDAY, MAY 26 Memorial Day Holiday ~ No School Naples Memorial Day Parade 10:00am TUESDAY, MAY 27 Village Planning Board Meeting 7:00pm THURSDAY, MAY 29 JH/SH Concert and Art Show SATURDAY, MAY 31 Naples Community Dance 7:00-10:00pm - Maxfield Hose Fire Hall, Vine St., Naples Fun for all! To benefit the Naples Angels - $5 suggested donation; $3 ages 5-12 FRIDAY, JUNE 6 Open Mic at the Grainery 7-10pm Sign-up sheet at the door THURSDAY, JUNE 12 Circle of Life with Intuitive Beth Lynch 6pm at Open Arms Yoga SUNDAY, JUNE 15 ~ FATHER’S DAY Naples Boy Scout Pack #40 Pancake Breakfast 8:00am-1:00pm at Fire Hall SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 Naples Relay for Life 4:00pm - 7:00am (See more information on Page 1) Summer Recreation applications are now available at the Village and Town Clerk Offices and the Library or online at or call 584-374-2435. Registration Forms must be submitted via mail or at the Village Hall, 106 S. Main St., Naples, NY 14512.

APARTMENT FOR RENT - 2 Bedroom, 1300sq ft upper level $700 includes heat on Main St., Naples 585-734-1261

Workshop: Managing Storm Water with Beautiful and Beneficial Rain Gardens

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6-7:30 pm at the Outhouse Hall, Richard P. Outhouse Memorial Park, Outhouse Rd, Canandaigua

Ever thought about installing a rain garden on your property to manage storm water runoff? Join Edith Davey, Conservation Educator for the Ontario County Soil Water Conservation District, to learn about this effective method for naturally intercepting and filtering runoff, site preparations requirements and the optimal plants for the job! Edith will provide a tour of the newly installed rain gardens at Outhouse Hall, located at the north end of the Richard P. Outhouse Memorial Park located in the Town of Canandaigua, and will share her expertise in rain garden design. Please join us for this hands-on learning opportunity! For questions or to RSVP for the workshop, please contact CLWA office manager, Lindsay McMillian at 585.394.5030 or

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