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National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at ...
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Dave Granlund's Editorial Cartoons
National cartoonist Dave Granlund's blog features his take on politics and current events. Dave has been an editorial cartoonist published in daily newspapers since 1977. Born in Ware, Mass., Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at age 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. His eight-year enlistment in the USAF included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command, where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and providing briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Dave's newspaper honors include awards from UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, The Associated Press and Massachusetts Press Association. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.
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Mary Scipioni | Messenger Post Media
By Mary Scipioni
May 11, 2012 12:01 a.m.





The perfect turf-grass lawn has come under scrutiny in recent years, and for good reason. It is a biologically sterile, labor intensive, environmentally unsustainable landscape type. I first had the pleasure of walking down Laney Road after finally finding a parking spot for the Lilac Festival years ago. The photo shows a creative alternative to the lawn by one of its residents. To me, this is a rich space that attests to individuality and offers an amenity to the neighborhood. For those who may not want something quite as funky for their suburban lawns, there are more restrained alternatives that will nonetheless make your community richer.







Calvin Laney, for whom this street was presumably named, was the land surveyor who participated in the development of Highland and other area parks, and first superintendent of the Rochester Parks Department (1888).



 

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