Artist’s Wall

In August 2021, the Webster Public Library invited me to feature some of my Webster on the Web photos on their Artist’s Wall.

It was not an easy task, choosing my favorites from among the tens of thousands of photos I’ve taken over the more than 13 years I’ve been writing the blog.

Ultimately, though, I chose 24 which I thought best represent three main Webster on the Web themes: kids, events and community.

The photos below are the same ones which were on display at the library, separated into those three categories. They include the original captions, but in some cases I’ve added text I originally had to cut out because the display didn’t offer enough space.

(P.S., if you have a special connection to any of these photos and would like to have one, please email me!)


Nothing quite compares to the excitement of marching in a real parade. These Brownies were getting ready to join their troop for the 2014 Memorial Day Parade.

Community Arts Day, held every April, is a chance for Webster schools and organizations to show off for the community. These young dancers took the stage in 2011. The range of personalities is just adorable.

In addition to dressing up their bikes and wagons and walking in the parade itself, kids love handing out candy at the Webster Kiddie Parade, which always precedes the Firemen’s Parade in July. (2019)

This little angel has had just about enough of the Holy Trinity Christmas Pageant. (2019) 

In this photo from the 2019 Electric Parade, the children have just spied Santa and his reindeer. Their expressions range from wide-eyed wonder to pure delight. This is a favorite.

Half of the fun of any parade is watching the marchers and floats go by. The other half is watching kids watch the marchers and floats go by. (Firemen’s Parade, July 2017)

Making memories at the annual Webster Firemen’s Carnival. (July 2011)

A young Webster Volunteer Fire Department Explorer shares the thrill of being a real firefighter with a participant of the 2018 Village of Webster Trick or Treat Trail.


Jim Lockwood is one of Webster’s hidden gems. He is “Webster’s Santa,” playing the role at events all over town including White Christmas and the Joe Obbie Farmers’ Market (pictured here in 2018).

I love introducing the community to interesting characters and making new friends. Jim Lockwood is a prime example. Through the blog, I not only got to share his story, I got to know him on a personal level.

The Village of Webster sparkles every winter, like this quiet evening during the village’s White Christmas celebration.
(Dec. 2019)

Pat Copeland awaits first responders, cars, trucks and jeeps to parade by her Ridge Road home in celebration of her 90th birthday. Small events like this one create the fabric of village life.  (April 2020)

Dozens of barns still stand proudly throughout Webster, stately reminders of our town’s agrarian history. This one is located on Plank Rd., across from Schutt’s Apple Mill.

These Relay for Life luminaria were set up along West Main Street in the village in August 2013, a month after the original event was rained out.

Many recent Webster on the Web blogs concerned Covid-19. This photo, taken at Plank North Elementary’s 5th Grade Car Parade, illustrates how a good sense of humor helped us through the worst of it.
(June 2020)

This controlled burn, held as a training exercise by the Webster Volunteer Fire Department on Ridge Rd. east of the village, provided several opportunities for artistic photos. (Nov. 2017)

Following the Christmas Eve shootings in West Webster, hundreds gathered at Barry’s Old School Irish on the evening of Dec. 29, 2012 for a candlelight vigil.


This young lady clearly understood that carrying a flag in the Memorial Day Parade was serious work.
(May 2017)

The Webster Firemen’s Parade is always spectacular, exciting, loud, colorful, and sometimes a little intimidating. (July 2016)

The annual Webster Jazz Fest has become a hugely popular event, drawing adults, children — and dancers — from all over the city. (July 2019)

This visiting firefighter, marching in the July 2017 Firemen’s Parade, was having a grand old time entertaining the crowd.

Shining a spotlight on some unsing heroes. (First Responders 5K, Sept. 2018)

Sometimes the most meaningful moments of any special event are the smallest ones, which often go unnoticed. (Memorial Day Ceremony, 2011)

This is one of my favorite photos ever. I didn’t even realize what I had captured until I was going through my photos after the event. Chalk it up to simply being in the right place at the right time.
(Firemen’s Parade, July 2010)

Another lucky shot, this one from the July 2011 Firemen’s Parade. 


These two photos accompanied the blurb introducing Webster on the Web and the photo display.

The first is a photo I took of Irondequoit Bay and Webster from the air as my husband and I returned from a trip in July, 2015.

The other is a whimsical photo of me from the Plank North 5th grade parade in June, 2020. It kind of sums up my approach to life: be happy, have fun and spread joy.


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