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Favorite thing: Because Greece is so close to Lake Ontario, we get a moderation in temperatures and weather conditions. The lake loses heat much slower than the land or air, so it tends to keep temperatures a bit warmer in winter. Also the lake heats up much slower than the land in summer which cools things down a bit.
In the winter, we get some biting temperatures in the teens when the winds come in from the south east. But usually, we get wintertime temperatures in the 20s and 30s with some sun and blue sky.
(High-Low-Average for Dec 35°F 25°F 30°F, Jan 31°F 21°F 26°F, Feb 32°F 22°F 27°F, Mar 40°F 28°F 34°F)
Spring starts here in mid-April with the lilac festival and the crocuses (which may sprout as early as the last frost in March). We tend to have very gray skies and lots of days of rain for March and April. But then it starts to warm and the flowers bloom by May.
(High-Low-Average for Mar 40°F 28°F 34°F, Apr 52°F 39°F 45°F, May 63°F 49°F 55°F )
Summers are relatively dry for July and August. These are months that it is nice to have a pool or the time to go up to the beaches on Lake Ontario. Once in a while we have "brown outs" (short durations when the electric power is not at full capacity) due to the number of coolers and airconditioners that are used in the area during the summer.
(High-Low-Average for Jun 73°F 58°F 65°F, Jul 78°F 65°F 72°F , Aug 77°F 63°F 70°F)
Fall comes in spurts. The nights tend to cool off first, starting in September. But the days sta balmy and the leaves begin to change to nice colors. Then we get stretches of cold days mixed with warms days throughout October. By Halloween, it is starting to get into overcoat whether but snow will not normally fall until December. So November is iffy with short spurts of "Indian Summer".
(High-Low-Average for Sep 69°F 55°F 62°F, Oct 58°F 45°F 51°F, Nov 46°F 35°F 40°F )
Written Jan 21, 2008
Favorite thing: The web link below accesses the images from a live weather camera at Parkland School in Greece, NY. (location is at 1010 English Road).
You can use it to get a good idea of what the current weather is like in the area.
Updated Nov 28, 2007
Favorite thing: recently (2006-2007) Ridge Road in Greece,NY has gone through some major overhauls.
gradually the whole stretch from I-390 to Elmgrove Road is turning into a six-laned meridian highway.
so you can't make a left-hand turn into the driveway or parking lot you want as you did before because there are only openings in the meridian at the stop lights. now you go PAST the place you'd LIKE to turn and go to the NEXT stop light and make a legal U-TURN (they even have signs advertising this) and head back up the road and make a RIGHT turn into the place you were trying to get to.
and to make things even more confusing: the traffic coming at you and wanting to make a U-turn from their side, passes you head-on on your right side (shades of England!).
isn't progress wonderful?!?!?
Updated Aug 9, 2007
Favorite thing: Sometimes you are on vacation and need to know the location of a nearby religious organization which you prefer. I know we often ask where the local Catholic Church is when we are on a trip.
Here are a few of the religious organizations in Greece, NY:
Bahai.... Bahai of Greece.... P.O. Box 366.... 585-234-2396
Baptist.... Greece Baptist.... 1230 Long Pond Road.... 585-225-6160
Catholic.... St John's.... 2376 Ridge Road West at Duxbury Road.... 585-225-3450
Episcopal.... Trinity Episcopal.... 3450 West Ridge Road.... 585-225-7848
InterFaith.... Chapel Hill.... 48 Stoney Path Lane.... 585-647-6116
Jehovah Witness.... Greece Congregation.... 4343 Mount Read Blvd.... 585-663-2060
Lutheran.... Hope Lutheran.... 1301 Vintage Lane.... 585-723-4673
Methodist.... Greece United Methodist.... 1924 Maiden Lane.... 585-225-1883
Non-denominational.... New Testament Christian.... 349 North Avenue.... 585-723-1400
Pentecostal.... Assembly of God.... 750 Long Pond Road.... 585-225-3880
Presbyterian.... John Knox.... 3233 West Ridge Road.... 585-225-6533
the nearest Sunni worship is in Rochester:
Islamic Center.... 727 Westfall Road.... 585-442-7164
the nearest Judaic worship is in Rochester:
Temple Sinai.... 363 Penfield Road.... 585-381-6890
If you need the addess of an organization not mentioned, just leave a comment.
Updated Jul 19, 2007
Fondest memory: Not exactly fondest memory - but definitely the funniest: A friend and I were walking up Lykavitos (I think) Hill in Athens, talking about how strange the men are in Greece. It was noon during a weekday and the place was deserted. We walked around a corner and right in front of us were these 2 Greek men with their dicks out, masturbating, making animal noises and...REVVING THEIR SCOOTER ENGINES!!! We were totally gobsmacked and stood there for about 5 seconds before silently leaving the way we'd come....pissed ourselves laughing all the way down....
Written Aug 24, 2002