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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Talk with the Corning-PP School District

Excerpt from The Leader article “Master Planning under way at C-PP by Bob Ricotta:

[The first exercise the core team participated in was to identify the current state of the district and compare that to the desired state of the district. As the core team reported from small-group discussions, themes started to develop.“We feel there's a lack of communication with the community,” one core team member said. “We need better, clearer communication to clear up misunderstandings among the community.”Other groups echoed the need for improved communication as a necessary component in healing the wounds that remain from battles over the district's facilities. They also saw communication as key to reversing the distrust of the school district among the community.]

Note from Sallyann: As I am a member of the Core Team formed to develop a “Master Plan” for the next five to 10 years, I am interested in opening a dialogue with Lindley citizens to better understand why there is a disconnect between the community and the Corning-PP School District. If you have any thoughts on this matter, please leave a comment. Any concern, opinion or overview will be helpful.

Click here for the entire article

NYSDOT to update status of Rt.15/I-99 project


A representative of NYSDOT is scheduled to give an update on the status of the I99 project during the regularly scheduled Lindley, New York, Town Board meeting, December 13, 2005. As you know the board meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.

Hope to see a large turnout.

Bill Canfield

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Woodstove Safety

Larry was talking with a friend from Pa. yesterday about the number of "novices" installing woodstoves. The friend said he felt sorry for the Fire Department for what was to come. Already there have been two woodstove fires in the town he lives. So I thought it would be a good idea to post safety information about operating a woodstove, especially for people who are "new" to the experience. Some of us can remember the bad fires years ago when the Oil Embargo raised gas prices and people were turning to woodstoves to heat their homes. Don't want that to happen again. Click on the headline "Woodstove Safety" to read about woodstove safety and a few tips on burning wood. If anyone has any other safety tips to pass on, please do.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Planning Board Minutes-November


The regular meeting of the Lindley Town Planning Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairperson, Mary Lentzen. Members present included Manley Davis, Gerry Gross and Mark Swan. The CEO, David Fuller, and 5 visitors were also present.

Minutes of the October meeting were read. A Motion to accept the Minutes as read was made by Manley, seconded by Gerry and unanimously passed.

Katie Peterson stated she applied for a CUP November 7 for her property on River Road (Tax #406.00-01-021.000) to place a singlewide mobile home and has heard nothing further. She is anxious to move on this project before winter sets in. Dave understood Diana Hill gave the paperwork to Eugene Terwilliger of the ZBA, but Dave has not seen the CUP.

Mary also has not seen the CUP; will contact Diana and asked the Board to meet again December 12 for a Public Hearing on Katie's request. A Public Hearing must be announced in the newspaper five days in advance of the Hearing.

Harley Reynolds asked the Board to amend a previously approved Minor Subdivision at 10359A Church Creek Road. Because of the location of a septic system that was installed ten years ago he had to move a lot line to comply with the 2 acre requirement. The two parcels are 2.011 and 6.062 acres split from a 40-acre parcel. Mary signed the updated map with lot line changes.

Fortuna Energy owns 10 acres on Ryers Creek Road and needs to add a gas compresser to boost flow in their pipe line. The noise level would be 55 decibels or less at the lot line; State requires 40 maximum to the nearest residence; Fortuna needs a Variance.

Mary learned from Janet Miller that Mr. Haubaker who recently purchased the Joe Young property wants to build an asphalt plant. Mary stated he will need a CUP.

A new Fee schedule for the Town of Lindley was adopted in November and becomes effective when Dee sends it in. Dave will make the forms. Gerry asked how the fee schedule will be enforced? And stated there should be a system of checks and balances. Jake stated that a paper trail is needed for whatever is done by any of the Town Boards for public information.

Dave stated currently there are no fees just the inspections required by NY State. He suggested all fees must be paid up front. He will add the inspections to his monthly report.

Mark noted that the Permits issued in the Town of Corning and posted at the construction site include a list of all the necessary inspections with the fee required for each and a place for the CEO to initial as each one is completed.

Mary noted that Jennifer Fais will attend the December meeting of the Planning Board to check on projects for 2006.

Gerry made a Motion to adjourn at 8:05 p.m.; Manley seconded; the Motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Lindley Town Board Meeting-November 15th


Meeting called to order: 7:00pm Harold Semple Town-Supervisor
Town Board Members Present: Harold Semple-Town Supervisor
Paul Stermer-Councilman
Jacob Gross-Councilman
Paul Mortzheim-Councilman
Gerry Simcoe-Councilman
Dick Johnson-Highway Supt.
Diana L. Hill-Town Clerk
Dave Fuller-Code Enforcement
David Edmister-Dog Control
Attached attendance List


A motion to accept the minutes with corrections from the October 11, 2005, Town Board Meeting.
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED

A motion to accept the minutes from the Public Hearing for (2006 Town Budget) on November 11, 2005.
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED

A motion to accept the minutes with corrections from the Zoning Board Public Hearing on the 11/01/2005.
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED

Public Comment

Alvin Schoonover: Asked Dave Fuller (CEO) about the house next to the East Lindley Church, there are junk cars and a pile of car parts. Something must be done about this, before it gets worse (has asked Dave about this before)
Dave: Apologized that he forgot, but will check into this right way.


It is noted that a monthly report was received from the Town Supervisor, & Town Clerk, & Highway Dept. & Code Enforcement for the month of October 2005; they are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

Comments from the Town Board

Kitty Pierce-Town Historian: Veteran Plaque – Brian from Hills will come up estimate.

Dave Fuller-Code Enforcement Officer: Called Caton CEO about the cars behind Heffner’s Place,
Gerry: Asked about the junk piles around the house in Lindley?
Dave: Told Heffner to tear the house down /or clean up around the house (Lindley side)
Gerry: Asked about the cellar next to Lindley Woodworks?
Dave: The basement must be filled in; he will talk to Pete from the Woodworks about this.
Dick Pierce: We give the Fire Dept ($30,800. per year) why don’t we ask them to check on the 911 numbers, and who needs to put them up. Should write them a letter asking them for help in this matter.
Paul Mortzheim: Said he will be riding around town with Dick, and he will check the addresses for the 911 postings.

Gerry Gross: The new fees for the Planning Board, the Town Board should make up a check off sheet for the owners to sign off & the CEO to sign off when the work is completed, and have it on file at Town hall.
Dave will come up with a sheet and will present it to the Planning Board and then to the Town Board for approval.

Harold: Read a thank you note from Senator George Winners for our support on I-99 (Route 15).
*Ambulance contract expires 12/31/2005:
We pay monthly payments: and only a 5% increase in 2006
So we need to extend the contract for 3 years.

Paul Mortzheim: We have no choice in this matter; it is in the original contract that we extend for three years.
Jake Gross: We receive no discount – like they claim they give us.

Motion to extend the Ambulance contract (Rural Metro) for three years:
Jake-yes, Paul S-NO, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED
*will write a letter to rural metro about the extension.


Dick Johnson-Highway Supt: Howard Mcfall started work for the Town Highway Dept. Monday November 14, 2005.
Jake Gross: The New Storage Building is completed.
Jake: Reviewed the cost of the new building, and he came in under what they budgeted for the building, by $6000.00.
Harold will have Penny look up the bills for account A5132.4, and have them for next month’s meeting to review.
Harold: Asked about tearing down the old building – by the 1st of the year.
Dick: Is concerned with the weather - we can not predict the weather, the roads must come first.
Harold: asked the Town Board – do you want anyone to over see the project? Dick, will do, what he can.

Town Board:
A motion to set a date for the old building to be cleaned out and torn down by January 15th, 2006, if not done by that date, the Town Board will advertise, to have someone come in and tear the building down, & have a scrap man called to haul all the scrap away.
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED

Jake Gross: Asked about the Fortuna check ($19,528.00)
Harold: The check went into account D5130.4 .

Paul Mortzheim: The Town Budget for 2006 increase went up 0.4%.

Bills: General Abstract #11 334-379 $21,107.38
Highway Abstract #11 161-181 $46,173.36

Motion to pay Bills:
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED

Audited Supervisor’s books

Motion for Adjournment
Jake-yes, Paul S-yes, Gerry-yes, Paul M-yes CARRIED


Monday, November 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Hi Sally -Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Copied from a postcard to my father from his cousin who wished that he
could come for Thanksgiving. No date,but postage was 1 cent...

Dick and Kitty Pierce

"Let us be Thankful" Open Thread

Let us be Thankful
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
I would like to open a "Let us be Thankful Thread" for those of you who wish to make public "what you are thankful for."

I've received via e-mail a few "Thanksgiving Blessings" that I have posted in the comment link below.

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Al Zarqawi Maybe Dead

Click here for story

Also go to the Little Green Football link on left side of my blog. They're keeping up with the breaking story.

"Word Verification" Activated

I activated "Word Verification" to stop the "comment spam/advertisements" I've been getting on the blog. Now, before you leave a comment you must type in a "word" you will see displayed in a box. It's an extra step, but it should eliminate the advertisements. Sorry for the inconvienence.

Thank You from the Pantry of Angels

Thank you to all who donated one of 19 turkeys given to food pantry clients last Thursday!

Because turkeys are still on sale, we will be collecting them again this week. Please bring to Presho Church, or Lindley Community church on Sunday. You may contact me if you need to have the turkey picked up.

Thank you again for your generosity!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

A Brief History of a Long War (Iraq 1990-2003)

"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence."

Weldon Seeks Defense Testimony on al Qaida

For those of you interested in knowing if intelligence on Al Qaida and the 9/11 hijackers existed before the attack and are vaguely familiar with an operation called ABLE DANGER, the following links I’ve posted will help you understand what’s about to happen and why. Congressman Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) vice chairman of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committee plans to ask the Pentagon to allow certain intelligence officers to testify about pre-September 11 investigations. If Weldon succeeds in getting the Pentagon to approve a hearing on ABLE DANGER where “operatives” of ABLE DANGER are allowed to testify the American public will be better served. At issue here is the fact that the 9/11 Commission “denied the existence of ABLE DANGER (AD)” and did not include pre-9/11 intelligence gathered by AD in their fact finding hearings. Weldon alleges “that an aide to former Clinton Justice Department official Jamie Gorelick blocked the 9/11 Commission from hearing bombshell testimony about the findings of the elite AD military intelligence team.” Jamie Gorelick was the lead Democrat on the 9/11 Commission. You need to understand the 9/11 Commission was created on the behest of a coalition of “widows of the 9/11 attack” who belonged to the Democratic Party and wanted Bush’s hide for not preventing the attacks.

1.) Click on the headline “Weldon Seeks Defense Testimony on al Qaida” for a comprehensive “timeline” of events surrounding ABLE DANGER.

2.) Click on this link for Curt Weldon’s letter to Rumsfeld requesting a hearing with ABLE DANGER operatives.

3.) Click on this link for Curt Weldon’s interview with Lou Dobbs (CNN).

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Campaign of Mass Distortion

Okay....I've had it. I've been quiet too long on the Left's campaign of "Mass Distortion". They've been pumping the airwaves full of "Bush, lied misled, distorted, exaggerated the intelligence" to go to war in Iraq.

Click here and go to the RNC site, then click on videos and listen to what the Democrats themselves said about Saddam and WMD before we went to war. Where do they get off????

Monday, November 14, 2005

Open Thread

I'm having blog communication withdrawals. Did anyone receive a pre-recorded phone call today that blasted Randy Kuhl over supporting the "big oil companies"?

Tasteful Treasures Cookbook

Tasteful Treasures Cookbook
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Saturday, the Presho United Methodist Church held its annual bazaar. Along with vendors selling arts and crafts, the church was selling the “Tasteful Treasures Cookbook” recently created by the Women of the Presho United Methodist Church. The cookbook is filled with mouth watering “down home recipes”. I’m anxious to try a few. In fact tonight, I’m going to make the Norwegian Pancakes recipe donated by Doug and Mary Alice Swan and Jan Senkiw. Been looking for that recipe for a while. I could live on pancakes and maple syrup!

The church is selling Christmas Fudge, chocolate or peanut butter at $8.00 a 2-lb bag to benefit the Benevolent Fund. A fund set up to help people in Lindley who are victims of a fire or find themselves in need of a “hand up”. And to benefit the Board of Trustees, the church is selling Peanut Brittle for $5.00.

Click on the photo to see some of the arts and crafts vendors were selling at the bazaar.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans Day

veterans day
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Harvest Treasures Bazaar

Harvest Treasures Bazaar
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Presho United Methodist Women
Invite you to attend their
Harvest Treasures Bazaar
1727 Indian Hills Road
Lindley, New York

Saturday November 12th
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafts *Homemade Bake Goods* International Treasures* Harvest Hot Lunch* Pictures Taken in the Pumpkin Patch

Sale of Tasteful Treasure's Cookbook
(Recipes submitted by our local women)

Purchase 1-2 Cookbooks at $9.00 each
3 Cookbooks at $8.00 each
4 Cookbooks at $7.00 each
5 or more Cookbooks at $6.00

See you there!

Voter Stats Chart

Voter Stats Chart
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Success! Here's Kathy's chart.

Click on the photo to enlarge the chart.

A Proper Thank You

Now that the fog of sickness has lifted I’d like to thank the following people:

Ken McKillip, Lindley Republican Committee Representative, for holding my feet to the fire and working hard on my campaign.
Bill Hatch, County Republican Committee Representative, who called once a week to see if I needed anything.
Dee Hill, Lindley Republican Committee Representative, for teaching me how to be a good Republican candidate and especially for encouraging me to always take “the high road”.
Kathy Biggio, good friend and strong supporter.
Larry Orr, supportive and understanding husband who had to eat way too many “subs” and for making my signs.
The Addison, Tuscarora and Lindley Republican Committee
The Steuben County Republican Committee
My son Erik, his wife Rochelle, Don, Mike, Sam and Zach
for getting a kick out of their Mom and Grandma running for Town Supervisor.
Ruth Orr, my mother-in-law who has been one of my biggest fans since I came into the family.
The “bloggers”. Oh those bloggers. What would I have done without them? They alone helped me clarify my platform. They never allowed me to “spit out my message” without holding me accountable. I’ll be a better Supervisor because of them.

Jim and (Margery) Adams for willing to overcome the challenge of a “write-in” campaign to give the voters a Republican choice for a council position.

Jerry Simcoe and Jake Gross who were impressive opponents. My hat is off to the both of you.

Paul Stermer for remaining a gentleman throughout the campaign. Am looking forward to working with Paul, Jake and Jerry on the Council for the best interest of the Town.

And every voter who pulled the lever for Sally Orr and the Transportation Bond Act last Tuesday.

Thank You
Sally Orr

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Thank Your For Your Support

When my fever goes back down to 104 degrees and I can sit at the computer without falling off my chair because I'm weak, and my nose stops dripping and I stop coughing long enough to type in a sentence, I'll write a proper thank you. Around 8 p.m. last night I came down with Larry's bird flu he caught from Roger Swan a week ago. I don't know how I could've escaped it. So for now "Thank You for your support"....


Monday, November 07, 2005

Election Eve Open Thread

My "butterflies" have gotten the best of me. You're on your own.

Vote Yes Transportation Act Prop 2


As most of you know I am an active advcocate of the timely completion of the
project to make route 15 in the town of Lindley, NY a new four lane
Interstate Highway.

This is the letter that I composed and submitted to The Leader and
Star-Gazette. Unfortunatly I missed the deadline for submitting Political
Leters to The Editor and it was not published.

If you get the chance forward it to to your family, friends and contacts.


Vote Yes for the TRANSPORTATION BOND ACT on election day.

As a resident of the Town of Lindley, New York I encourage the citizens of
New York State to cast their votes in favor of proposal number two

One project that will be funded is the construction of a modern four lane
highway, built to interstate highway standards, to replace the current
two-lane US route 15 in the Town of Lindley. It is vital that this project
be started and completed to coincide with the Pennsylvania portion of the
road construction project. What if the New York portion is not completed at
the same time Pennsylvania completes their highway? All North and South
bound interstate traffic on new four lane highway will be forced to travel
on the existing two-lane road in the Town of Lindley.

If we, the voters, do not approve the Bond Act there is no way to predict
when this much overdue project will be started and completed.

Once again I ask everyone to vote for the proposal and if you have any
problem in locating the levers for the proposal on the voting machine please
ask for help from the election workers at the place where you vote.

William G. Canfield
Town of Lindley Resident

William G. Canfield
1205 Clendenning Road
Painted Post, NY 14870

No Stranger to Town

Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Republican Committee Representative for Lindley, Ken McKillip, just called and wanted me to post this message from him on the blog.

One of Ken’s jobs as Lindley Republican Committee Representative is to call every Republican the day before an election and encourage people to get out and vote. And while he was phoning this morning a fellow from Lindley asked Ken if he was from Lindley. Ken has lived on US 15 for the last three years and in the late 60’s he lived in the Jusick apartments on Lindley Road. He wanted people in town to know that he and Dee Hill are the official Republican Committee Representatives for the Town of Lindley. Ken’s been helping Republican campaigns in town for a few years.

United Nations

Note from Sallyann: A reader sent this along.

United Nations
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
This oughta upset everybody:

How they vote in the United Nations:

Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic
States which are recorded in both the US State Department and
United Nations records:

Kuwait votes against the United State s 67% of the time
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time
Morocco votes against the United State s 70% of the time
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United State s 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United State s 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United State s 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United State s 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United State s 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United State s 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United State s 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United State s 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United State s 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United State s 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United State s 80% of the time.
India votes against the United State s 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United State s 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United State s 87% of the time.

U S Foreign Aid to those that hate us:

Egypt, for example, after voting 79% of the time against
the United State s, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.

Jordan votes 71% against the United States
and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

Pakistan votes 75% against the United State s
receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

India votes 81% against the United State s
receives $143,699,000 annually.

Perhaps it is time to get out of the UN and give the tax savings back to the
American workers who are having to skimp and sacrifice to pay the taxes (and gasoline).

Pass this along to every taxpaying citizen you know.

Lindley Community Church

Lindley Community Church
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

Hi Sally - This week's History lesson

This is a postcard donated by Mrs. Austin . Note it was before the trees were cut . Verna tells me they had the postcards made in late 1950's or early 1960's when they ran their grocery store at the corner of Morgan Creek Road and US Rt 15. Travelers admired the Church setting and would ask for a postcard. Thus they had some made.

The Austins bought Lee Buckley's store at the end of the Lindley bridge in 1951. In 1953, they built the building where she lives now and moved the store there when the "new" road opened So our new road is now 52 years old and as we all know is antiquated for the present amount of traffic.
Let's hope all our residents get out to vote Tuesday November 8th in favor of the Transportation Bond so Lindley's section of Rt. 15 doesn't have to be called DEATH HIGHWAY any longer.

Click on headline "Lindley Community Church" for an enlarged view of postcard.


Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
HI everyone,

the Presho United Methodist Church and Lindley Community Church food drive item will be Frozen turkeys!

We will be collecting these until 4PM on Thursday November 17th. this is our last food pantry date until after Thanksgiving so if you'd like to donate one, please be sure to get it to the churches or the pantry by that time.

I will be contacting Preston's to see if they will give us a special price for the pantry. I'll email everyone Monday and let you know the price.


Check the comment link for "Turkey Prices" Kim rounded up.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sample Ballot

Sample Ballot
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

This is a "Sample Ballot" showing candidates to be voted on here in Lindley, Proposition One and Proposition Two.

Proposition One is the "Submission of the Budget to the Legislature by the Governor".

Proposition Two is the NYS Transportation Bond Act of 2005".

Click on headline "Sample Ballot" for an enlarged view.

Christmas Wreaths For Sale

christmas wreaths
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.



COST: $15.00

Pantry of Angels is a mission of the Presho United Methodist Church and currently serves 10% of the population of Lindley, NY.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Check Presentation Ceremony

Those who made it happen
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Congressman John R. “Randy” Kuhl, Jr. and an entourage of state, county and local officials stood a stone’s throw away from Route 15 at the corner of “Kuhl Road” this morning to present a check for $20 million dollars symbolically cut from the recently passed Federal Transportation Bill H.R. 3. It was, as they say, a seminole moment for everyone involved. It’s been a long painstaking process to acquire funding to convert a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 15 from the Pennsylvania border to Presho into a four-lane, that once completed will be designated Interstate Highway 99. The Check Presentation Ceremony signaled the first step that will open the door for realizing an almost impossible dream of making Route 15 safer for those passing through our town and especially for local travelers to get home safely.

Speakers were: NYS Assemblyman from Elmira, Tom O’Mara; Ted Bennett, Chairperson of the Chemung County I-86 Committee; Phil Roche, Chairperson of County Supervisors; NYS Senator, George Winner; NYS Assemblyman, Jim Bacalles and Peter White from the New York State Department of Transportation; Lindley Town Supervisor Harold Semple and Randy Kuhl.

Also attending the Check Presentation Ceremony was: County Sheriff Dick Twedell, Corning Mayor Al Lewis and Jack Benjamin from Three Rivers.

Now I’d like to toot some horns for people here in Lindley, because without their dogged effort this day may have been just another ordinary day here in Lindley. Bill Canfield and Fran Woodring never lost sight of the prize, nor did Joanne and Laverne Rose, Dee Hill, Dick and Kitty Pierce, Terry Hill, Howie McFall, Dick Johnson, and Harold Semple. Bill and Fran continued to write letters to the media and federal and state officials and faithfully attended the Area Wide Transportation Committee in Corning to keep the Route 15 project on the docket. They were instrumental in moving this project along. Everyone I’ve mentioned played a key role working for the needed funding to complete Route 15. Nothing of this magnitude happens in a vacuum.

I’d like to give a special Thank You to Congressman John R. “Randy” Kuhl, Jr. We were fortunate to have Randy steering this project through the bureaucracy. Without Randy, it just wouldn’t have happened. Randy listened to us at his Town Meetings plead for help. Not only did he listen, he stepped up to the plate and took action. When he moved up to the federal level as a U.S. Congressman he didn’t leave us behind. In fact, he became a member of the Transportation Committee to better position himself to help us. And that he did. Today was Randy’s day as well.

We all stood at the corner today with broad smiles on our face. Memories of those who’ve died on this road were uppermost in our minds. It was for them that this group held together during major defeats and setbacks. But today we won one. We have $20 million dollars from the federal government that will almost guarantee more funding to come. Voting “YES” on the New York State Transportation Bond Act November 8th seals the deal.

Click on the photo to go to Sallyann's photostream for more pictures of today's ceremony.