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‘Big Apple’ shines along the canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – I was in Medina this evening and stopped to look at “The Big Apple,” a sculpture by Richard Bannister of Barre. The artwork was installed in Medina along the Erie Canal in 2000. The sculpture is next to the Glenwood Avenue bridge. Bannister created the giant apple as a tribute to Western New York fruit growers.

I also like how Medina’s truss bridges are painted black, compared to most of the others in Orleans County that are green. And it’s hard to beat the spires on St. Mary’s Catholic Church as an iconic landmark in a canal town.