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Due to the severity of a windstorm that came through our region on Wednesday, March 8, the Town of Penfield will provide residents with a town-wide, roadside pick-up for fallen limbs, branches, and brush. 
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April 29, 2013
Supervisor’s Column: Week of 4/29

The familiar call to “play ball!” rang throughout Veterans’ Memorial Park at the town hall complex last Saturday as Penfield Little League (PLL) kicked off its 61st season. The weather could not have been better, and players’ excitement was contagious. I would like to recognize PLL president Greg Kamp and the PLL board of directors for their dedication and commitment to the youth of our community. I wish all the teams, players, and coaches another exciting and fun-filled season.

I would also like to recognize and thank Frontier Corporation's Community Volunteers who spent a day repairing fences and readying the PLL complex for the season opening. The work is 100% volunteer and all material and repairs are covered by Frontier at no cost to PLL or the town. Additionally, a 100-inning game was held on Sunday to benefit the families affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. Steve Pace organized this effort and pitched all 100 innings. PLL continues to be involved with the community on so many fronts; congratulations on great job by all and thank you!

The Shepherd Home’s annual plant sale will be held Friday, May 17, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Shepherd Home, 1959 Five Mile line Road. I understand there will be an array of perennials, colorful annuals and a huge inventory of hanging baskets. The Shepherd Home is an amazing facility whose staff provides comfort and compassionate care to members of our community with a terminal illness while supporting their families and friends. The Shepherd Home is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from a generous community to fund its annual operations. Fundraising events like the plant sale make a difference in many lives. Please consider stopping in and purchasing some plants and flowers to color your summer months.

Last weekend the town board presented certificates of recognition to Eagle Scouts Matthew DeLaus and Thomas W. Caveny of Troop 312, and William T. Cobb of Troop 363 at their court of honor ceremony. Matthew’s project included building a new fence and gate to enclose the community garden located at the First Baptist Church on Penfield Road. Thomas’ project focused on repairing and repainting all of the playground equipment at the Penfield Presbyterian Church on Jackson Road. Will’s project supported the Bird Sanctuary for Friends of Webster Trails by performing trail maintenance and building a bench and table. All three projects involved more than 100 hours of planning and execution. On behalf of the entire Penfield community, congratulations to Matthew, Thomas and Will for your commitment to scouting and your community; you and your families should be proud of your achievements.

I close this week’s column on a sad note. Sue Kreiser, a member of the Planning Board and Watershed Management Committee, past member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, and active contributor to countless planning and transportation studies, lost her courageous battle with cancer. I had the honor of knowing and working with Sue for many years on various projects. Sue was a daughter, wife, mother, businessperson and friend who brought so much life to everything she worked on and accomplished. Penfield is a better community as a result of Sue’s common sense approach to planning and her extensive business background. On behalf of all town employees, board and committee members, volunteers, and others who were touched by Sue, we extend our deepest sympathy to her family members for their loss. Sue has left her mark on the Penfield community that will last for generations to come.

Until next week, be well and be safe!

Tony

supervisor@penfield.org
340-8631


April 25, 2013
Spring Drop-off May 9-11 (Residents only)

The Town of Penfield’s Spring Drop-off will run Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11 at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road. Drop-off hours are Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This service is for Penfield residents only. Proof of residency will be checked at the gate.

MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawn mowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, and brush

MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: TVs, computers, monitors, propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, driveway sealer. For and items of this nature, household hazardous waste and more, see Monroe County ecopark “prospector” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark .

Residents wishing to dispose of items that are not accepted at Spring Drop-off are encouraged to visit Monroe County’s year-round Ecopark facility located at 10 Avion Drive near the airport. Ecopark is a joint effort between Monroe County and Waste Management that provides county residents with a “one-stop drop-off” to dispose of or recycle many items including hard Styrofoam packing material (not foam trays used for meat or produce), cooking oil/grease, fluorescent lights, clothing, sneakers, sharps and syringes, and more. Ecopark offers regular collections Wednesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all for NO FEE. Ecopark also offers many special collection days for household hazardous waste and pharmaceutical and medication disposal. For more information and details, log on to www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark .

“This event wraps up our ‘Great Penfield Spring Cleanup’ that began early April,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Our goal is to divert as many materials as possible from landfills. Penfield residents have been eager to take advantage of every opportunity to responsibly dispose of unwanted items. There’s no need to wait for seasonal events like this, the great facilities at ecopark are available all year long.”


April 22, 2013
Supervisor’s Column: Week of 4/22

The Penfield Players present their annual Melodrama entitled “The Villain Took a Chip Shot,” or… “Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Greens.” Gloria Greenfee inherited a lodge with a considerable debt from her uncle and realizes she can’t pay the bank. A scheme is hatched to convert the lodge into a resort for golf, the new sport sweeping the nation. However, there is a storm cloud looming…villainous Nash T. Sandtrappe arrives with a map showing a vein of gold that runs beneath the lodge. Will the hero hit a hole-in-one with the lovely heroine? Will the villain send everyone to the caddyshack? Come join the fun! Performance dates are May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. Pre-sale tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the Recreation Office or by phone at 340-8655; remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15. Please note that opening night May 3 includes a special event featuring a 19th hole BBQ picnic. Tickets for dinner and the show are $20 while they last. I hope to see you there!

The Penfield Trails Committee is sponsoring a free guided hike at Harris Whalen Park on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. This hike will take you through the woods of Harris Whalen Park to discover exciting spring flowers and learn about the fascinating history and geology of this area. Harris Whalen Park is located at 2126 Penfield Road, across the street from Wegmans. While the hike is free, participants are asked to pre-register by calling Penfield Recreation at 340-8655, option 6. When you get to the park, just follow the “hike” signs to join in. The Penfield Trails Committee is always seeking volunteers to serve on its planning committee and perform trail maintenance. If you have an interest in becoming more involved please call 340-8655.

The Penfield Rotary Club held its second annual “Service Above Self” recognition luncheon this past week and presented awards to seven well-deserving honorees. Recipients are Amy Dorscheid of Family First Federal Credit Union, Cindy Larner-Critz of Heritage Christian Services, Jennifer Hawryschuk of Northwest Savings Bank, Jocelyne Wiley of Paychex, Phil D’Angelo of Penfield Sports and Fitness, Karen Manetta of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc, and our own Chris Bilow, Penfield Recreation Director. Rotarians have put “Service Above Self” for more than a century, and they want to celebrate those who excel at serving others and aspire to high ethical standards. Congratulations to all the honorees and thank you for your outstanding customer service to the residents of Penfield.

The Penfield Heritage Association invites residents to attend its upcoming spring events. First up is Civil War Day at the Community Center on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event will feature meet and greet, re-enactors, lectures, show and tell, historians and more. The second event will be held Sunday, May 5, with a tour of the 1950s New York Army National Guard Rifle Range located off Empire Blvd. Steve Arter will lead the group on a tour of this hidden jewel in Penfield. If you are interested in attending this free event please contact Jean Casey at 586-7779 by May 1. Some of the terrain is rough in spots; so long pants and hiking shoes are advised. Meet at the entrance to Lucien Morin Park next to MacGregor’s on Empire Blvd. This is a family event, bring a camera. Light refreshments will be served following the hike.

A special thank you to all who participated in the Penfield Clean-up Day and Environmental Fair last Saturday; the town looks much better and fresher now that roadsides, parks and other lands are cleared of winter debris. Great job! Penfield looks more welcoming to residents and visitors to our community.

Until next week, be well and be safe!

Tony
340-8631
supervisor@penfield.org

 


April 15, 2013
Supervisor’s Column: Week of 4/15

Earlier this month I reported that Jeffery Long of Boy Scout Troop 312 would be collecting and repairing used bicycles to donate to R Community Bikes in May as part of his Eagle Scout project. Please note the date of the event has been moved up to Sunday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. Jeffrey will make minor repairs before donating the bikes to the non-profit organization that last year placed 27,000 bikes with less fortunate children and adults in Rochester. Jeff welcomes your donations so he can help get bikes back into service to help less fortunate people in our community. Please consider stopping by with your donations to help support Jeff with his Eagle Scout project.

At last week’s “Living Next to Ponds” meeting we learned that most lawns in New York State do not need additional phosphorus for healthy growth. In fact, when fertilizer containing phosphorus is used on lawns, much of it is washed into streams, pond, lakes and reservoirs creating excess algae, plant growth, and green scum. If you fertilize your lawn please check the bag for a set of three numbers which represent the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Do you know the middle number should be zero? New York State Law states that phosphorus-containing fertilizer may only be applied to lawns or non-agricultural turf when a soil test indicates that additional phosphorus is needed for growth or when the fertilizer is being used for newly established lawns during the first growing season. For more information, please visit www.dec.ny.gov . Knowing what to put on your lawns and when to do it can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants that enter our waterways and interfere with boating, swimming, fish populations, and drinking water quality.

Legacy Willow Pond recently held its annual “top chef” cook-off. I was invited to compete this year in a chili cook-off against Legacy Chef Tony Moringello and Rich and Stephanie Ide of the Dick Ide Family of dealerships in Penfield. I have had the honor to cook with Chef Tony in the past and he is a master. I recognize the Ides know how to sell cars…but I asked myself, could they really cook? I must say, when the dust settled and the friendly jesting subsided, there was one clear winner and that was Chef Tony; his skills and home court advantage carried the day. The Ide team and your supervisor both settled for a very close second. While we may have been defeated, both teams are ready for a rematch. A special thank you to Legacy Executive Director Liz Richardson, her staff, and all the wonderful residents for allowing us to entertain them with our whimsical thoughts and comments, our interesting and somewhat unusual culinary skills, and of course those crazy special ingredients that each team added to make our respective chili recipes stand out above the rest!

Over the weekend I had the honor of attending two Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies. The first was for Andre Robert Smith from Troop 363. For his Eagle Project, Andre designed and created coloring books that were individually packaged with crayons and sent to the Children’s Hospital & Camp Round-up River Ranch located in Colorado, AHOPE (African HIV Orphans Project Embrace) located in Ethiopia, and the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester. Andre organized more than 110 hours of service for this project. The second Court of Honor was for Christopher Michael Sowden from Troop 312. Chris completed his Eagle Scout project by building a storage shed for the Penfield Community Victory Garden to store and secure their tools and equipment. Andre and Christopher, on behalf of the Penfield Community, we would like to congratulate you for attaining the rank of Eagle. Your hard work and commitment to scouting is an example for all the members of Troops 363 and 312—great job!

We can always use a few more hands this Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon to assist with Penfield Clean-up Day. Our roadsides, parks, athletic fields and other public areas can use a good sprucing up for spring. Please stop by the Community Center on Baird Road and join in the effort. Call 340-8651 or email srenner@penfield.org to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your support and assistance in cleaning up our great community!

Until next week, consider doing something nice for a neighbor, you will be amazed at the dividends it will pay for both parties!

Tony
340-8631
supervisor@penfield.org


April 9, 2013
Electric Car Show April 20 at Community Center

The Town of Penfield will host an electric car show as part of its “Penfield Cleanup Day” activities Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. This event marks the second year the town has hosted an electric car show since installing the first publicly available charging station in Monroe County at the Penfield Community Center.

Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. The show is expected to include the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Model S, and many others. A number of charging stations will also be on display including a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Vehicle Charger.

“Interest in electric cars continues to gain momentum, and we are about to install the town’s second public car charging station in the Veterans’ Memorial Park complex behind the Town Hall,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “We are excited to encourage a range of sustainable practices in our community in keeping with our commitment to the wellness of Penfield.”

To participate in the electric car show send an email to show organizer Bob Kanauer at kanauer@frontiernet.net  and include your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.

The town’s Energy & Environment Advisory Committee (EEAC) and Town Board are promoting this event as part of “The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup” with activities that begin April 9 and run through May 11. For all events and details, go to www.penfield.org .


April 8, 2013
Supervisor’s Column: Week of 4/8

As the weather gets nicer and days grow longer we begin to see companies and not-for-profit agencies in our neighborhoods going door-to-door hoping to sell services, share information or conduct surveys. First and foremost, if you are uncomfortable with the person(s) knocking at your door, please do not answer or let them into your home. If you are approached while out in your yard look for identification credentials around their neck or ask to see credentials. All reputable companies provide employees with photo identification. In addition, ask to see their solicitation permit issued by the Town of Penfield. Anyone selling services or materials is required to obtain a permit. The Town Clerk’s Office screens all vendors, performs background checks, and issues permits if all is in order. As always, if you ever have any concerns call 911 and the Sheriff’s Department will respond.

The town’s Animal Control Office will soon begin loaning have-a-heart traps to residents to help capture and relocate some of those pesky four-legged critters from under our porches, decks and gardens. Residents may borrow a trap for one week from the Animal Control Office (located at the Don Mack Building on Jackson Road) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. through November 1. A refundable $25 deposit is required. You will be asked to review and agree to the town’s trapping policy. Traps must be cleaned prior to return and should be in good working condition. All questions may be directed to Penfield Animal Control at 340-8616.

Do you have old paints, solvents, pesticides or other household hazardous wastes (HHW) on your shelves in your basement, garage or shed? Now is a great time to get them out of your way and disposed of safely. The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services and the towns of Penfield, Webster and the Village of Webster are hosting their annual HHW drop-off at the Webster Highway Garage, 1005 Picture Parkway on Saturday, April 20 from 7:45 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required. Please call to schedule at 340-8710 or visit www.monroecounty.gov/hhw .

This past week we opened the spring much pile for Penfield residents. The mulch pile is located on the west side of the Town Hall and can be accessed seven days a week. We will provide mulch until we have exhausted our supply. This material is made from limbs and branches dropped off at the Public Works Complex brush pile throughout the year. All the material is ground up in a partnership with Monroe County. This process eliminates tons of material being dumped at the landfill and allows residents access to free mulched materials.

There is still time to participate in the Penfield Rotary Spring Charity Euchre Tournament that will take place on Sunday, April 14 at the Legacy, 40 Willow Pond Way. All proceeds will benefit Camp Haccamo. Check-in will be at 1:30 p.m. and start time is 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 at the door and many special prizes are at stake! For more details on this event please log on to www.penfieldrotary.org .

As the last of the snow has melted we begin to see debris and litter that has accumulated throughout town over the winter months. We are calling for volunteers to help clean up during “The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup” on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We are looking for families, clubs, teams, groups and individuals to help with this annual effort to beautify our community. To register, please call Sabrina at 340-8651. Many hands make light labor; I hope to see you April 20th at the Community Center.

I would like to give a special shout out to Christine Wickert of Penfield who recently won top honors at the American Quilter’s Society show held March 13-16 in Lancaster, Pa. The name of Christine’s winning quilt is “Sampling the Silk Road.” Congratulations Christine!

Until next week, be well and be safe!

Tony

supervisor@penfield.org
340-8631


April 3, 2013
“THE GREAT PENFIELD SPRING CLEANUP 2013”

The Town of Penfield and its Energy and Environment Advisory Committee invite residents to join in “The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2013” with many free events planned in April and May. This is a unique opportunity for residents to pitch in to clean up around town and clear unwanted materials from houses, garages, basements, sheds, file cabinets, and more. Together, these events will beautify the town, responsibly dispose of hazardous materials, redirect materials from landfills to recycling centers, protect residents from identity theft, and share information.

“The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2013” is also a time to learn more about living a sustainable lifestyle. The town will host its second electric vehicle car show with the New York State Electric Auto Association and the Penfield Library will support cleanup activities with a special collection of books and media on the topic of sustainability and an eBook "petting zoo." Library staff will be on hand to demonstrate a Kindle device, a Nook device and an iPad and answer questions about eBook readers and the collection of eBooks for loan at the library.

Events kick-off Tuesday, April 9 with the town’s “Living Next to Stormwater Ponds IV” public information meeting. Then, on Saturday, April 20, residents can participate in several activities and services to clean up, pitch in, and learn. Events include Penfield Cleanup Day, an environmental education fair, an “eBook Petting Zoo” at the library, an Electric Vehicle Car Show, secure document destruction, a “Big Dig” event hosted by Kids Miracle Making Club, and Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Events conclude May 9-11 with resident Spring Drop-off at the Public Works Complex on Jackson Road. (see all details below)

“These events fit perfectly with the town’s commitment to every aspect of community wellness. We are sponsoring many activities to help residents clean up and clear out using sustainable practices. Now is the time to purge garages, basements, sheds and home offices,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “The Town Board and Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee hope to inspire Penfield residents to participate and learn more.”

Download flyer here

“The Great Penfield Spring Cleanup 2013” Activities:

Tuesday, April 9

“LIVING NEXT TO STORMWATER PONDS IV”

What: Town Engineer Geoff Benway and representatives from the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District will present information on green practices to manage stormwater and reduce water quality impacts, proper maintenance techniques to minimize algae, erosion, weeds, invasive species and nuisance wildlife. Speakers will also provide an update on Penfield’s efforts to improve water quality and recent stormwater regulations.
Where: Town Hall auditorium, 3100 Atlantic Ave.
When: Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Who: Those who live on or near stormwater ponds and all who are interested stormwater management
How: No registration required

Saturday, April 20: One day, many activities

SECURE DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION

What: An opportunity to destroy confidential papers with Cascade Recovery U.S., Inc. RESIDENTIAL ONLY. See details and accepted materials at www.recoverycascades.com
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-2 PM
Where: Penfield Community Center parking lot, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Penfield residents (no commercial)
How: Bring your documents to PCC, follow signs to collection area

PENFIELD ELECTRIC CAR SHOW

What: Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. Members will be on-hand to answer questions.
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-12 noon
Where: Penfield Community Center, south parking lot, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Entire community, electric vehicle owners
How: To participate, call or send an email to show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or kanauer@frontiernet.net  ) and include your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.

PENFIELD CLEANUP DAY

What: Families, groups, organizations, clubs, teams, individuals team up to beautify Penfield by cleaning up litter and debris from roadsides and parks.
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-12 noon
Where: Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, sign-in Community Room
Who: Entire community – families, friends, groups, teams, organizations
How: Sign up by calling 585.340.8655, option 6, or email srenner@penfield.org
How: No registration required

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FAIR

What: Community displays on sustainable practices
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-12 noon
Where: Penfield Community Center, Community Room, 1985 Baird Road
Who: Entire community
How: No registration required

Including:

PHS FIRST Robotics Team, “Rolling Thunder” Light Bulb Display and more!

“Rolling Thunder” will share info about watt reduction, comparable light output and directionality between incandescent, CFL and LED bulbs. They will also present info on the ecological impacts of CFLs over LEDs. The team will be selling the FIRST® Green e-watt saver light bulbs as a fundraiser.

Representatives from Monroe County/Waste Management Ecopark will be on hand to share information on Ecopark and recycling opportunities in Monroe County.

GIRL SCOUT “AIR FAIR”

Girl Scout troop 60835 presents an “Air Fair” display as part of the 2013 Girl Scout Leadership Journey “Breathe” to investigate environmental issues involving air.

LIBRARY eBOOK “PETTING ZOO”

What: The Penfield Library will support cleanup activities with a special collection of books and media on the topic of sustainability and an eBook "petting zoo." Staff will be available to answer questions about eBook readers and the collection of eBooks for loan at the library, as well as demonstrate a Kindle device, a Nook device and an iPad.
When: Saturday, April 20, 10 AM-12 noon
Where: Penfield Community Center, Community Room, 1985 Baird Road
Who: All interested people

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

What: Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES)and the towns of Webster, Penfield and the Village of Webster host an appointment-only collection. Go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/des-hhw.php for details.
When: Saturday, April 20, 7:45 AM-12 noon
Where: Webster Highway Garage, 1005 Picture Parkway
Who: Penfield and Webster residents by appointment only
How: To make appointment call 585.340.8710 or go to http://www.monroecounty.gov/hhw  through April 19

See details on accepted materials at www.penfield.org

KIDS MIRACLE MAKING CLUB “BIG DIG”

What: Explore archeology, help clean up Penfield, and support local charities
When: Saturday, April 20, 9 AM-12 noon
Where: Channing Philbrick Park
Who: Open to all
How: To register and learn more, contact Patti Maddy 585.703.8426 pmady@rochester.rr.com or Melissa Aust 585.489.5161 melis_aust@hotmail.com

May 9, 10, 11 (Thursday-Saturday)

RESIDENT SPRING DROP-OFF

What: An opportunity for Penfield residents to dispose of household materials and brush
When: Thursday (5/9) and Friday (5/10) 8 AM-5 PM, Saturday (5/11) 8 AM-3 PM
Where: Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Rd
Who: Penfield residents only
How: Drive in with materials and follow directions at site

MATERIALS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: HOUSEHOLD items - furniture, appliances (including refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners), lawn mowers (fluids drained), car tires (limit four), vehicle batteries, broken concrete, brush

MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: TVs, computers, monitors, propane tanks, grass clippings, leaves, chemical drums, hazardous materials, gasoline, motor oil, paint, driveway sealer (see above for hazardous waste). For items of this nature and more, see Monroe County ecopark “prospector” at http://www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark .

 


April 2, 2013
Supervisor’s Column: Week of 4/1

The Red Cross strives to maintain a sufficient blood supply to meet the community’s needs each and every day. They must collect enough blood to support accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children and adults with blood disorders, and many other needy patients. Right now the Red Cross needs donations of all blood types, especially O negative. Please help the Red Cross ensure that blood and platelets are available for all patients in need by scheduling your donation today. Just one blood donation can help save up to three lives! The next Penfield donation event is Friday, April 5 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s, 43 Gebhardt Road. To schedule an appointment log on to www.redcrossblood.org , call 1-800-RED-CROSS, 1-800-733-2767, or just stop in, they would love to see you!

Penfield Animal Control Officer Steven Schicker recently graduated from the Peace Officer program at MCC. This certification offered at the Public Safety Training Facility is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and well coordinated program of education and training in the region. Congratulations to Steve for completing this program.

Jeffery Long, Boy Scout Troop 312, is working on his Eagle Scout project. He will collect used bicycles, make minor repairs and give them to R Community Bikes, a non-profit organization that donated 27,000 bikes to less fortunate children and adults in Rochester last year. Jeffrey told me he was introduced to this organization two years ago when his grandfather invited him to tag along and collect some bikes to donate. Jeffrey shared, “When I saw the excitement on the kids’ faces when they got the bikes that day I decided from that point I wanted to do more with this organization.” So when the time came to identify his Eagle project, Jeffery’s decision was easy, he wanted to conduct a bike drive to support R Community Bikes. Jeffrey will be hosting a bike drop off on Saturday, May 4 at the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. He welcomes bicycle donations from all residents so he can clean them up, make repairs, and get them to children and adults in need. Watch for more details and consider supporting Jeffery and his Eagle Scout project.

The Penfield Community Victory Garden still has some beds available to rent for the 2013 growing season. As the weather gets warmer (and it will get warmer…honest) the beds go fast. To reserve you yours today, log on at www.penfieldrec.org .

I had the honor of attending Master Kim’s Taekwondo Institute’s nineteenth annual “Supercup Championship” last weekend at MCC. Taekwondo is a martial art originating in Korea that combines combat and self-defense techniques with sport and exercise. I continue to be amazed and impressed with this program and the hard work and dedication of participants, judges and instructors. Master Kim’s Taekwondo Institute is a Penfield Business.

Watch your mail box, the 2013 summer Penfield Recreation brochure should hit on or around April 6. There are fifty pages of programs, activities and events planned through Labor Day. Registration begins May 1 and many programs offer a discounted fee for early online registration. For more information and details, log on to www.penfieldrec.org .

Until next week, be well and be safe!

Tony
340-8631
supervisor@penfield.org

 




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