Each year the Penfield Business Chamber receives nominations for the Penfield Pride Award category. This award recognizes a local business that rehabilitates an existing building, creates a vibrant new look, and becomes a positive addition to Penfield's proud community. This year’s winner is Aspenleiter Sewing and Vacuum located at 2106 Five Mile Line Road. Congratulations and many thanks to owner Terry Williams and his team for all they do for the Penfield Community. The building looks wonderful! The business is growing and providing a valuable service to our community and beyond.
The Chanukah holiday begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 12 and runs through Wednesday, December 20. In celebration of Chanukah the Town of Penfield’s 4th annual menorah lighting will take place this Thursday, December 14, at 6:00 PM in Schaufelberger Park in the Four Corners. All are welcome to attend this ceremony. For more information, please contact Amy Steklof in the Town Clerk’s office at 340-8629 or email@example.com.
The latest edition of the Penfield Recreation Winter/Spring 2018 program brochure is in the mail and should be delivered to homes this week. It is also available online at www.penfieldrec.org. Be sure to check out all of the new programs being offered in the next several months. Registration begins January 2 for Penfield residents. Early registration will be available for programs of high community interest so don’t miss out! Log on to www.penfieldrec.org to sign up for your favorite programs before they fill up.
I am reminded by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD), Zone A that everyone enjoys holiday shopping—including the “bad guys” who like to shop in our cars. At this time of year, the MCSD receives an increase in the number of reports of vehicle break-ins. They want to remind us all to make sure our vehicles are always locked, even in our driveways. Do not leave gifts or valuables in your car overnight, be aware of your surroundings, park well-lit area, and have your cell-phone in-hand. For more safety tips and information, please visit https://www2.monroecounty.gov/sheriff-index.php.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Why not enjoy a FREE breakfast with Santa this coming Saturday, December 16 from 8:30 to 11:00 AM at Don’s Original Restaurant? This breakfast is FREE with a donation to the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (PEFS). The breakfast includes two pancakes, two sausage links, juice, and coffee. The PEFS was established in 1997 to meet the emergency food needs of Penfield residents. The organization operates entirely on food and monetary donations. So come enjoy breakfast at Don’s Original with family and friends while supporting a wonderful organization—our local food shelf. I hope to see you there!
With the snow over the weekend and additional lake effect predicted for later this week, I would like to again remind all residents that snow plow rules are in effect in the Town of Penfield from November 15 through April 1. This means no parking is allowed on all roads and highways between 2:00 and 7:00 AM to allow DPW crews to safely and effectively maintain roads. Thank you for your cooperation on this public safety matter. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at 340-8710. Additionally, if we receive shovelable snow, please remember to keep fire hydrants on or near your property clear to allow easy and unrestricted access by firefighters in the event they need to connect for a fire. Keeping hydrants clear will save valuable moments during an emergency. Our volunteer firefighters from Penfield, West Webster, and Northeast Fire Districts all thank you in advance!
Please note that all town offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas and on Monday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.
Until next week, enjoy the winter weather that has finally joined us. Please drive safely and watch out for our children waiting for school buses, pedestrians, and joggers throughout our community. If you are out in the dark, please wear reflective clothing and use flashlights to make sure you are seen by drivers.