Nancy Rhodes of Bolton Landing said, "My greatest memories of Hugh are of his detailed tours of his beloved gardens - and how very generous he was to give me clippings of some of his most cherished plants. As many hours as I spent with him over the years, both in the mornings at Stewart's Shop over coffee and in his house going over his many treasured paintings and photographs, I knew that I never came close to hearing the full extent of his wonderful stories about the people in his past. I can't wait for his book to be published - Maybe then we will all be able to share in his stories of a very special perception of Bolton Landing and its inhabitants and visitors that only Hugh could have had."
Bolton's Anita Richards attended a gathering Dec. 19, organized by the Sembrich Museum, at the Lakeside Lodge and Grille, where about 50 people gathered to remember Hugh, complete with a toast by Dick Bartlett while a slide show of Hugh continuously played. At the event, folks said that Dick's friendship with Hugh began when they were 16, attended ballroom classes together and learned to play bridge, which they continued to play bridge all their lives. Members of the Bolton Bridge Club were present and reminisced. Dick mentioned that Hugh's accomplishments as a musician were well known, but he emphasized that Hugh was a man of many interests and possessed knowledge on a variety of subjects. Also in attendance were Sembrich Museum Board of Directors including president William Hubert, staff members and volunteers, Zandy Gabriels, and his mother Jane Gabriels, whom Dick named as Hugh's oldest Bolton friend present.
Library election set
Two positions on the Bolton Library's governing board are now up for a vote, and the entity's annual election of trustees will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.