Nature Preserve Dedicated to Longtime Residents

Last spring, longtime St. John’s Meadows resident Art Trimble brought an idea to Paul Bartlett, vice president of senior housing at St. John’s.  The concept involved his wish to turn a small peninsula projecting into a pond near the cottage he shared with his partner Barb Binder into a more suitable area for residents and guests to enjoy. An active contributor to the Rochester Civic Garden Center and the Borrows Audubon Nature Club, Art always made it a priority to take the time to appreciate his natural surroundings and share his insights with others. He even offered to fund the initiative.

Since that day, both Art and Barb have unfortunately passed away. However, a living memorial inspired by their generosity and love of nature was unveiled this afternoon as a lasting tribute for others to enjoy for decades to come. Dozens of their fellow residents from St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone, staff members, and family members gathered to officially dedicate this beautiful new outdoor spot.

We are sure that both Art and Barb would be pleased with how “Art and Barb’s Park” turned out! We would also like to thank Brocollo Tree and Lawn Care for their help with this important project.


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