Mike and Al

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Montanarello and Al Ranzenbach

Last year Michael and Al connected with us through Easter Seals, and we are so fortunate that they did. They help in so many ways. During good weather, Michael and Al work as team, every week, keeping the grounds of the Hinchey House in top shape. The Hinchey House sits on four acres, with an assortment of mature maple, oak and elm trees. That’s a lot of twigs, branches and leaves they have cleaned up. It’s a never ending job ! With their attention, the grounds are looking great. Be sure to notice when you drive by.

In the winter months, they shovel the walk, and also work inside; they recently did the heavy work of relocating a collection of books in the house. And, in December the GHS received many compliments on our outside holiday decorations. Michael and Al were so helpful on that project, carrying decorations down from the attic, and of course, back up again in January.

Thanks to Michael and Al for everything they do for the Gates Historical Society.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Upcoming Events


April 5, 2023 – Oct. 25, 2023

1st & 3rd Sunday: 12PM – 3PM
Wednesdays: 10AM – 3PM

Or by appointment.


April 5, 2023 – Oct. 25, 2023

1st & 3rd Sundays 12pm -3pm and Wednesdays 10-3 last tour each day, 2:15pm or by appointment. Call (585) 464-9740 and leave a message. No fee for tours, donations gratefully accepted.

Support our Projects

Support our Business Partners

AMD Business Brokers
2269 Lyell Ave

Brodner Equipment
3918 Lyell Road

Carol Cerasuolo Tax Services

Colony Dry Cleaners
695 Howard Road

DiPonzio Funeral Home
219 Spencerport Road

Erdle Perforating
100 Pixley Industrial Pkwy

EZ Mini Storage 
1000 Howard Road

Gates Chili Federal Credit Union
2870 Buffalo Road

General Code Publishers
781 Elmgrove Road

Giusepppe’s Restaurant 
50 Spencerport Road

Howard Road Garage
51 Howard Road

James R. Gray Funeral Home
1530 Buffalo Road

Thomas Ferraro Jr., CPA
517 Beahan Road
585- 235-7730