Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pizza with Police Report

Pizza with Police Report

Here’s our Pizza with Police Report.  Consequently, it’s a few days late because of the storm.  (And, we hope everyone was safe and able to keep warm during the last few days.)

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A very special, Thank You, to Mark’s Pizzeria.  They made everyone feel at home and made great pizza, as usual.

Also, a special thanks to Chief Yates, Palmyra Police Department, and Sergeant Baker (Palmyra P.D.) and our liaison with Wayne County Sheriff’s office.  (The group seen here with Canal Connection President, Shelly Conboy, and Secretary, MaryBeth Reynolds.)

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Pizza with Police

Well Received

The event was so well received all parties involved decided we’ll do this again when the weather is warmer.  This one was held on Monday (March 13th) evening.  Mark’s manager, Adam, suggested we do the next Pizza with Police on a Thursday or Friday evening.  As a result the next Palmyra Pizza with Police will  be held in June.  Watch for the announcement.

Watch for a Pizza with Police in Macedon (date coming soon) and Walworth (date also coming soon)!!!


For those with children who missed this event, bring your children to our next one.  Officers came with goodies for the children.  They brought teddy bears, coloring books, pencils and more.

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Police Bears


Photography by photography by db walton llc, Palmyra, New York.

Face to Face

Face to Face

In the news this last weekend, Palmyra, New York, was the home for a Face to Face with Youth Discussion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce member).  Broadcast live from the Smith Farm in Palmyra, New York, this one-of-a-kind event is estimated to have an audience of over 1.5 million viewers.  While live feeds joined two other groups – one in England, and the other in South Africa – it was streamed on social media.

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Youth Co-hosts wave to youth in South Africa (photo courtesy photography by db walton llc)

Several youth in the Palmyra area participated in the event.  Palmyra’s very own Katelyn Jones (Pal-Mac High School) played piano for a special musical number.  Furthermore, other participants came from surrounding areas like Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo and more.  This was a program for youth, by the youth.

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Pal-Mac Student Katelyn Jones sneaks a cookie after the broadcast.

Palmyra’s Impact

In a post-production interview, President Henry B. Eyring and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland acknowledged how grateful they are to the residents and people of Palmyra.  In their acknowledgement of church members coming from all over the world to visit Palmyra, they said Palmyra was a type of Mecca for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They expressed their appreciation for hospitality shown by the good citizens of Palmyra.

To understand Palmyra’s roll in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one can visit  Virtual tours of these sites are found on this site.  (A special note:  Many of the photographs provided on this site come from Palmyra’s own D. Brent Walton, CPP, Cr.Photog. owner of photography by db walton llc.)


In conclusion, this one-of-a-kind event is never to be repeated. Seen all over the world, our tiny Village of Palmyra had its impact last weekend.  Most of all, the dignitaries from Salt Lake City, Utah, gave public thanks to our tiny village.

The full broadcast can be seen here (click here).

A special News Report by KSL TV, Salt Lake City, is viewed here.  In this broadcast they show the Palmyra Pharmacy.

And, here’s one that explains the event…