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May 23, 2024 | Town

Allen Creek stabilization and restoration project to begin in June

In early June, contractors will begin a stream stabilization and restoration project on Allen Creek within the Town of Penfield. Work will be concentrated in the southwest corner of the Town just south of Penfield Road, west of Panorama Plaza.
May 22, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts announces vacancies on EECC, applications now being accepted

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts and the Penfield Town Board are now accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Energy and Environmental Conservation Committee.
May 22, 2024 | Library Programs

Unique Museums of Paris

May 22, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts celebrates heroic actions of Penfield DPW members with May Staff Spotlight

Serving the Penfield community is the mission of Town of Penfield staff members. This month, the Staff Spotlight recognizes five employees who deeply embody this mission.
May 21, 2024 | Town

Note from Supervisor Leenhouts: Construction of new Department of Public Works facility will get started in June

On Wednesday, May 15, the Penfield Town Board awarded five contracts to begin construction on a new Department of Public Works facility. Work will start in June and should take about two years to complete.
May 16, 2024 | Town

Penfield Town Board awards contracts for construction of new Department of Public Works facility, work to begin in June

On Wednesday, May 15, the Penfield Town Board awarded five contracts for the construction of a new Penfield Department of Public Works facility at 1607 Jackson Road.
May 16, 2024 | Library Programs

Free Comic Book Day

May 10, 2024 | Town

Town of Penfield Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance set for May 27

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the Town of Penfield Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance will now take place in the Town Hall auditorium. The event will still begin at 10:30 a.m.
May 09, 2024 | Library Programs

Teen Volunteer Information Night

May 07, 2024 | Town

Penfield DPW to begin oil and stone road resurfacing work in late May

Beginning in late May, the Town of Penfield Department of Public Works will begin oil and stone resurfacing on roadways throughout the Town of Penfield. This work is part of a regular road maintenance program that targets approximately 15 miles of Town-owned roads each year.
May 01, 2024 | Recreation

Plant Sale & Fundraiser for PCVG

Support & shop!
May 01, 2024 | Town

Penfield Charity Golf Tournament set for June 17

The Town of Penfield and community partners Penfield Rotary and Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis will host the 32nd Annual Penfield Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 17 at Shadow Lake Golf Club.
Apr 29, 2024 | Library News

Introducing Auto-Renewal

Apr 19, 2024 | Recreation

Volunteers Needed for Good Neighbor Day!

Penfield's Good Neighbor Day is around the corner! Can you spare an hour or two to do some light yard work for a neighbor? 
Apr 16, 2024 | Town

Spring reminders from Penfield Animal Control

Spring is a time when things come alive again in our community, and this includes our wildlife. As we move into warmer weather months, it's important to understand how we can co-exist with wildlife safely and responsibly.
Apr 15, 2024 | Recreation

Penfield Players Presents 'Moon Over Buffalo'

A story set in beautiful downtown Buffalo in 1953.
Apr 15, 2024 | Town

Note from Supervisor Leenhouts: April offers a time to highlight the importance of sustainability

Over the years, the Town of Penfield has been a leader in sustainability initiatives. With April featuring Earth Day and Arbor Day, it’s a perfect time to highlight this work and discuss what is ahead for our community.
Apr 12, 2024 | Town

Town of Penfield Addresses Residents’ Concerns for Proposed Project at 1775 Kennedy Road

The Penfield Town Board has rescinded its request for an intermunicipal agreement with the County of Monroe.
Apr 11, 2024 | Town

Town’s retiring Comptroller Barbara Chirdo honored by Supervisor Leenhouts with April Staff Spotlight

Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is thrilled to recognize longtime Town of Penfield Comptroller Barbara Chirdo with the April Staff Spotlight. She is retiring from the Town of Penfield this month following over 30 years of service in municipal finance.
Apr 08, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts announces Arbor Day Celebration and EV show at Penfield Community Center on April 20

Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is excited to announce the Town of Penfield and community partner Color Penfield Green are teaming up for a day of special events at Penfield Community Center on Saturday, April 20 with an Arbor Day celebration and electric vehicle (EV) show.
Apr 04, 2024 | Town

Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts to host groundbreaking event on April 17 to mark construction of recreation area at Shadow Pines

The Town of Penfield will hold a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. to formally mark the start of construction on a new recreation area at Shadow Pines.
Mar 31, 2024 | Town

Note from Supervisor Leenhouts: Progress continuing as Town improves facilities and recreational opportunities

From plowing roads during the winter weather to offering recreation and entertainment opportunities, what we do as a Town has far-reaching and vital impacts on the quality of life in Penfield. To do this work, we must have adequate facilities in place.
Mar 26, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts congratulates Elyse Voigt, March Staff Spotlight recipient

Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is thrilled to announce Chief Court Clerk Elyse Voigt as the Town of Penfield’s Staff Spotlight for March 2024.
Mar 26, 2024 | Recreation

The 1,260 Decorated Egg Challenge

If you would like to see the eggs up close, this will be your only chance to do so!
Mar 25, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts announces closure of Town offices on Monday, April 8

With the historic solar eclipse set to unfold on Monday, April 8, Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts has announced Town of Penfield offices will be closed on Monday, April 8.
Mar 22, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts invites you to the Town of Penfield's Eclipse Watch Party at Harris Whalen Park, free eclipse glasses now available at Town Hall

Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts invites you to the Town of Penfield Eclipse Watch Party on Monday, April 8. The community event will take place at Harris Whalen Park (2126 Penfield Road) from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Mar 21, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Leenhouts announces work to commence on recreation area at Shadow Pines

Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces work will begin on pickleball courts and a recreation area at Shadow Pines (600 Whalen Road) on Monday, March 25. Work will take place in the northeast corner of the property.
Mar 14, 2024 | Town

Prepare for spring with project reminders from the Building, Fire Marshal and Code Enforcement Departments

Whether it be your standard spring cleaning or getting that new construction project underway, it’s important to keep in mind building and code enforcement regulations.
Feb 21, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces Junior Planner Matt Prinzing as February Staff Spotlight recipient

The February Staff Spotlight features one of Penfield Town Hall’s newest employees, Junior Planner Matt Prinzing.
Feb 15, 2024 | Town

Penfield Parks and Recreation seeking community input, online surveys now available

Now is your chance to help shape the future of Penfield Parks and Recreation! The Town of Penfield’s 2024 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update Committee has created a survey to gather feedback about the future of Penfield Parks and Recreation facilities, properties, and programming.
Feb 14, 2024 | Town

Note from Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts: Communication is a top priority

One of the most important things I can do as Town Supervisor, and we can do as a Town Government, is communicate. Since I took office in January, this has been among my top priorities. An informed community is a better community, and that’s exactly what my goal is as your Town Supervisor.
Feb 13, 2024 | Town

Entries now being accepted for 2024 Memorial Day Essay Contest

The Town of Penfield's annual Memorial Day Essay Contest is underway.

The essay topic is How are you Inspired by America? Essays should be 500 words or less, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and no more than two (2) pages in length. All students, grades 6-8, in all Penfield schools, or who are Penfield residents, are invited to submit essays to compete in the contest.
Feb 12, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces workplace safety recognition for Town of Penfield

Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is happy to announce the Town of Penfield has received the prestigious Comp Alliance G. Jeffrey Haber Leadership Award. The award, presented annually to municipalities in New York State, recognizes the Town’s commitment to fostering a healthy and safe work environment.
Feb 09, 2024 | Town

Parks and Rec Master Plan Update Committee public input session set for February 24 at Town Hall

The Town of Penfield’s Parks and Rec Master Plan Update Committee will hold its second public input session on Saturday, February 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Penfield Town Hall auditorium.
Feb 09, 2024 | Recreation

Friday Foundry Funday

March 1 is a day off from school for Penfield K-8 students! Don't let them sit home BORED when they can have fun (and secretly learn at the same time!) with Brooklyn Robot Foundry Rochester's Foundry Funday!
Feb 08, 2024 | Town

Construction underway on new parking lot at Rothfuss Park

The Penfield Department of Public Works had started construction on a new parking lot at Rothfuss Park (1648 Five Mile Line Road).
Feb 05, 2024 | Recreation

Special Guided Scenic Trek February 23

Come join us for this full moon hike as part of the Recreation Department’s Winter Snow Night Out!
Jan 31, 2024 | Town

Note from Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts: Working together to better our community

For over two decades, my family has been fortunate to call this community home, and I firmly believe there is no better place to raise a family than here in Penfield. This Town has given so much to me, and it is my goal as Town Supervisor to make it an even better place to call home.
Jan 30, 2024 | Recreation

DEAR Teams Up with Nazareth University Art Therapy Studies

Two exciting new free programs for the upcoming winter session!
Jan 26, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces $624,000 grant for improvements at LaSalle's Landing Park

Penfield Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is excited to announce the Town of Penfield has received a $624,000 grant to fund improvements at LaSalle’s Landing Park (1080 and 1140 Empire Blvd). Improvements will include the construction of a restroom facility with an attached open-air pavilion at this Irondequoit Bay waterfront park.
Jan 24, 2024 | Recreation

What Happens During a Solar Eclipse?

Get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Jan 23, 2024 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Allen Reitz, Building/Zoning/Fire Marshal

The first Staff Spotlight of 2024 highlights the work of an individual who wears many hats for the Town of Penfield, Allen Reitz. Allen serves as department head for the Building, Zoning, and Fire Marshal Departments, and as acting Fire Marshal.
Jan 22, 2024 | Library Programs

Digital Literacy

Jan 19, 2024 | Town

Save the Date: Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces solar eclipse celebration and viewing event on April 8

It may still be a few months away, but Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts and the Town of Penfield are excited to announce a special solar eclipse celebration event will be held on Monday, April 8. The event will take place at Harris Whalen Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan 10, 2024 | Town

Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces 2024 Town Board assignments

The Penfield Town Board held its 2024 Town Board Organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 3 setting the stage for work throughout the upcoming year.
Jan 10, 2024 | Recreation

FREE Seed & Houseplant Swap

Expert speakers along with seed, plant, and sundries swapping!
Jan 09, 2024 | Town

Leenhouts begins term as Penfield Town Supervisor

The Town of Penfield officially has a new leader as Jeff Leenhouts began his two-year term as Penfield Town Supervisor on Monday, January 1.
Jan 08, 2024 | Town

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts announces vacancies on EECC and Historic Preservation Board, applications now being accepted

Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts and the Penfield Town Board are currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Energy and Environmental Conservation Committee and the Historic Preservation Board.
Dec 26, 2023 | Town

Shoulder improvement work underway on Whalen Road

The Town of Penfield Department of Public Works is re-grading a portion of the Whalen Road shoulder and the right-of-way on the western side of Whalen Road, north of the Pioneer Cemetery, along the northern portion of the Shadow Pines property.
Dec 26, 2023 | Town

Christmas tree recycling available for residents at DPW

As the holiday season winds down, the Penfield Department of Public Works is now accepting non-artificial Christmas trees for recycling at the Penfield DPW (1607 Jackson Road). Trees can be dropped off at any time and placed just to the right side of the facility gates near the "X-Mas Trees" sign.
Dec 19, 2023 | Town

Newly elected officials to take office in Penfield, swearing-in event set for January 3

As of Monday, January 1, 2024, the Town of Penfield has a new leader with Town Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts taking office. Leenhouts replaces Supervisor Debbie Drawe who did not seek re-election. Town Justice Paula Metzler, and newly elected Town Board members Linda Teglash and Kevin Berry also began their respective terms on January 1, 2024.
Dec 18, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Thank you, Penfield

It’s hard to believe my time as Penfield Town Supervisor is almost complete. Whether through my time in the Monroe County Legislature, on the Penfield Town Board, or most recently as Town Supervisor, I have thoroughly enjoyed working for our community since beginning my service as an elected official in 2006.
Dec 18, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Penfield DPW completes record number of projects in 2023

The Town of Penfield Staff Spotlight typically recognizes an individual or small group, however, this month’s spotlight highlights the work of the entire Penfield Department of Public Works. In 2023, the DPW completed a record number of projects, all of which benefit those who live, work, and travel in Penfield.
Dec 14, 2023 | Library Programs

Spring Story Times

Dec 14, 2023 | Town

Yield signs installed in Beacon Hills neighborhood

On December 14, the Town of Penfield Department of Public Works installed yield signs within the Beacon Hills neighborhood. Newly installed signs are located at Rockhurst Drive and Cove Circle.
Dec 13, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Town Board advances several projects at December 6 meeting

Although the year is winding down and the holiday rush is here, your Penfield Town Board continues its work moving forward with projects that will benefit our community.
Dec 11, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield CCA program renewed, new rates take effect December 2023

In August, the Penfield Town Board approved a contract to renew the Town’s Community Choice Aggregation program. The program administrator will remain Good Energy with Constellation New Energy continuing to serve as the energy supplier.
Dec 09, 2023 | Town

Town Board member Linda Kohl, Supervisor Debbie Drawe recognized for service

On Wednesday, December 6, outgoing Town Board member Linda Kohl and Town Supervisor Debbie Drawe were honored with a reception followed by the reading of proclamations during the Town Board meeting.
Dec 09, 2023 | Town

Four Corners tree lighting held December 1 to celebrate start of the holiday season

Community members gathered in Penfield's Four Corners to celebrate the start of the holiday season with a tree lighting event on Friday, December 1. The newly added 30-foot tree is now shining brightly in Schaufelberger Park to celebrate the holiday season.
Dec 07, 2023 | Town

Ribbon-cutting to held at Penfield Public Library on December 21 to celebrate Braman Room renovations

Penfield Public Library will host a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday, December 21 at 11 a.m. to mark the opening of the newly renovated Ruth Braman Room.
Dec 05, 2023 | Recreation

Thinking Spring at Penfield Community Victory Garden

It's almost time to grab your bed for the 2024 season!
Dec 04, 2023 | Recreation

Guided Scenic Trek at Sherwood Fields

This easy trail is a lot of beautiful open meadow and some forest.
Dec 04, 2023 | Town

Penfield DPW ready to handle winter weather

Winter weather has arrived, and the Penfield Department of Public Works has equipment and supplies prepared to meet the demands of the unpredictable upstate New York winter ahead.
Dec 04, 2023 | Town

Holiday Blast is December 9!

Blast into the holiday season with this fun family event!
Nov 27, 2023 | Town

Light the Night for a Good Cause

Many families in Penfield struggle with food insecurity.
Nov 20, 2023 | Town

November Staff Spotlight: Steve Schicker, Animal Control Officer

From a lost pet to resident encounters with wildlife, the Town of Penfield Animal Control Department is always busy. Leading the department is Animal Control Officer Steve Schicker who is the focus of the November Staff Spotlight.
Nov 20, 2023 | Town

Reception to be held December 6 to honor outgoing Town Board member Linda Kohl, Supervisor Debbie Drawe

On Wednesday, December 6, a reception will be held to recognize outgoing Town of Penfield Board member Linda Kohl and Supervisor Debbie Drawe at 5:30 p.m. in the Penfield Town Hall auditorium (3100 Atlantic Ave).
Nov 20, 2023 | Town

Note from Director of Developmental Services Kerry Ivers: What's the role of the Developmental Services Department?

The term “Developmental Services” can mean many things depending on the industry and/or organization. Here in the Town of Penfield, Developmental Services is involved in a variety of activities focused on three primary functions.
Nov 16, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Planning for construction of new DPW facility moving ahead

Over the past year, I’ve shared regular updates as we develop plans to construct a new Town of Penfield Department of Public Works. You might remember back in May, the Town Board authorized MRB Group to begin the formal design process for a new facility. I am happy to share that the design is now substantially complete, and we recently took further steps toward getting a new facility built.
Nov 15, 2023 | Town

Supervisor Debbie Drawe announces December 1 tree lighting event

The Town of Penfield and Supervisor Debbie Drawe invite you to attend a special Christmas tree lighting event on Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. in Schaufelberger Park (1820 Penfield Rd). The event will formally mark the installation of a new 30-foot-tall Christmas tree in the park and the beginning of the holiday season in Penfield.
Nov 06, 2023 | Town

Supervisor Debbie Drawe hosts ribbon-cutting event to celebrate construction of new restroom facility at Veterans Memorial Park

On Monday, November 6 the Town of Penfield held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the construction of a new restroom facility at Veterans Memorial Park.
Oct 31, 2023 | Town

Winter parking regulations begin November 15

Beginning Wednesday, November 15 winter parking regulations will take effect throughout the Town of Penfield.
Oct 30, 2023 | Town

Penfield Rec, Penfield Rotary to honor memory of Nels Carman on November 7 with special event

Penfield Recreation and Penfield Rotary are partnering to honor longtime community member Nelson “Nels” Carman with the dedication of a bench on the Shadow Pines property on Tuesday, November 7 at 4 p.m.
Oct 30, 2023 | Recreation

Help Bring Another Transportation Option to Penfield

We need your help!
Oct 24, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield awarded grant to celebrate agricultural history and enhance Four Corners District, ribbon-cutting held October 23

The Town of Penfield has received a $9,288 grant from the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority to celebrate Penfield’s rich agricultural history and beautify the Four Corners District.
Oct 20, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: 2024 preliminary budget keeps tax rate flat, includes new services

We are in the home stretch of the budget development process with the preliminary budget now established.
Oct 20, 2023 | Town

Supervisor Debbie Drawe invites you to enjoy Town of Penfield fall events this weekend

The fall season in Penfield is always a wonderful time. From heading to our local pumpkin patches or orchards to enjoying the fall foliage, beauty is all around us!
Oct 10, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Waterman, Sustainability Engineer

This month’s Staff Spotlight highlights the work of Sarah Waterman, Sustainability Engineer for the Town of Penfield.
Oct 06, 2023 | Town

Penfield DPW to host final brush drop-off, document shredding event on October 21

The final brush drop-off event of the season will take place on Saturday, October 21 at the Town of Penfield Department of Public Works (1607 Jackson Road) from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free secure document destruction will also be offered onsite from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sep 22, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: What's the latest on pickleball, the DPW and Clark House?

Earlier this year, I published a note discussing where we stand with several projects around Town including Shadow Pines, our Department of Public Works facility, and the Clark House. As I write this note a couple of months later, I am happy to report progress continues.
Sep 21, 2023 | Town

Supervisor Debbie Drawe announces open house at Penfield DPW on October 14

The community is invited to attend an open house at the Penfield Department of Public Works (1607 Jackson Road) on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will showcase DPW equipment and offer tours of the facility.
Sep 21, 2023 | Town

Note from the Engineering Department: What is a traffic counter?

A key responsibility of the Town of Penfield Engineering Department is the oversight of Town-owned roads. While you might not associate this work with our department, it’s a critical function to ensure roadways operate safely and efficiently. Traffic counters are one of the most important tools in this work.
Sep 20, 2023 | Town

Tastin' the Blues Chili Contest Winners!

Everybody was a winner on a beautiful day with beer and cider sampling, chili tasting, and rockin' blues music!
Sep 19, 2023 | Town

Penfield DPW to host fall drop-off and recycling event September 29 and 30

The Town of Penfield will host a two-day fall drop-off and recycling event for Penfield residents on Friday, September 29 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday, September 30 (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Penfield Department of Public Works (1607 Jackson Road).
Sep 18, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Celebrating Bill Buttle and 21 years of service

There are countless employees behind the scenes who keep the Town of Penfield moving forward. For 21 years, Bill Buttle was a key part of that team.
Sep 11, 2023 | Town

Dog's Day Out: Fun for Dogs and their Humans!

Fun for dogs and their humans!
Sep 08, 2023 | Town

Jack's Place playground at Rothfuss Park to close September 11 for maintenance

Beginning Monday, September 11, Jack’s Place playground at Rothfuss Park will be closed for routine maintenance and updates. The closure is expected to last approximately one week.
Sep 07, 2023 | Town

Household hazardous waste collection taking place September 16 at Webster Highway Department

The 2023 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection for Penfield residents will take place Saturday, September 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Town of Webster Highway Department (1005 Picture Parkway, Webster, 14580).
Sep 05, 2023 | Town

MCDOT announces Whalen Road milling and paving project

The Monroe County Department of Transportation has announced a milling and paving project on Whalen Road. Work is scheduled to take place between Five Mile Line Road and Route 250 from Monday, September 11 through Friday, September 22. The MCDOT project team is making every effort to minimize impacts particularly as the school year begins.
Sep 01, 2023 | Town

46th Annual Friends of the Penfield Public Library Used Book Sale set for September 12-16

The Friends of the Penfield Public Library (FPPL) announce the group’s 45th Annual Used Book Sale September 12-16 at the Penfield Community Center (1985 Baird Road).

The annual sale features four rooms of items including books, DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles and specials. Proceeds benefit the Penfield Public Library. All are welcome.
Aug 30, 2023 | Town

MCDOT announces Five Mile Line Road milling and paving project

The Monroe County Department of Transportation has announced Five Mile Line Road as a mid-season addition to its milling and paving program. The project is scheduled to occur from Monday, August 21 through Tuesday, September 5. The MCDOT project team is making every effort to minimize impacts particularly as the school year begins.
Aug 28, 2023 | Town

Note from the Tax Receiver's Office: School Tax season is just around the corner

School tax bills will soon arrive in everyone’s mailbox the first week of September. The Town of Penfield will begin collecting school taxes on Friday, September 1.  The process for school tax collection is slightly different from town & county tax collection. Below are a few friendly reminders about the process.
Aug 22, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Jim Kreckman and Pete Heinsbergen

Dependability. It’s one of the most important characteristics of any employee. Town of Penfield employees Jim Kreckman and Pete Heinsbergen exemplify that quality as they celebrate 35 years of service to the Town of Penfield this year.
Aug 21, 2023 | Town

Tastin' the Blues coming in September!

Enjoy and autumn day with chili and blues.
Aug 21, 2023 | Town

Public hearing on Comprehensive Plan set for September 6 at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. a Public Hearing on the Town of Penfield Comprehensive Plan Update will be held during the Penfield Town Board meeting. The hearing will take place in the Penfield Town Hall auditorium (3100 Atlantic Ave.).
Aug 18, 2023 | Town

Supervisor Debbie Drawe announces Town of Penfield receives Clean Energy Community designation

The Town of Penfield has received Clean Energy Community designation from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Aug 10, 2023 | Town

Note from Supervisor Debbie Drawe: 2024 budget development process underway

It may only be August, but we are already hard at work planning for the 2024 Town of Penfield Budget.
Aug 03, 2023 | Town

Sanitary sewer work taking place in Hipp Brook Preserve throughout August

Beginning Friday, August 4, work on sanitary sewer infrastructure will occur in Hipp Brook Preserve. Crews led by Spoleta Construction will be repairing and cleaning the sewer system as part of a private development project.
Jul 31, 2023 | Town

Town seeks vendors for annual employee wellness day

Are you a business or organization in the health and wellness industry? The Town of Penfield invites you to submit a request to participate in the upcoming 2023 Town of Penfield Employee Wellness Fair. The event will take place on the morning of Thursday, September 14.
Jul 21, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Penfield Fire Marshal Jeff David

This month’s Staff Spotlight highlights the work of Town of Penfield Fire Marshal Jeff David. Jeff started with the Town of Penfield in 2014 as Assistant Fire Marshal and has been in his current role of Town Fire Marshal since 2017.
Jul 14, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Overview of the Town of Penfield 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update

For the past several years, we have been working on updating the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. While our work was interrupted by the pandemic, we are moving to finalize the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update which will provide the framework for future public and private investment within our community for the next decade-plus.
Jul 03, 2023 | Town

Free masks available at Town Hall, Recreation and Library

Due to ongoing air quality concerns, we have made free masks available at Town Hall, Penfield Recreation Department, and Penfield Public Library. Masks can be picked up near main entry points and at service counters.
Jul 01, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Traffic safety in our community

Traffic safety. It’s a topic that should be at the forefront of your mind each time you get behind the wheel.
Jun 30, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: PCTV leads clean-up efforts following flooding event at Town Hall

Tough times can bring out the best in people, and that’s exactly what happened at Penfield Town Hall earlier this month.
Jun 29, 2023 | Town

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Update to be held July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. a Public Hearing on the Town of Penfield Comprehensive Plan Update will be held during the Penfield Town Board meeting. 
Jun 22, 2023 | Town

It's electric: Town of Penfield adds first EV to fleet

The Town of Penfield recently added its first electric vehicle to the fleet as it accepted delivery of a Chevrolet Bolt on Friday, June 16.
Jun 20, 2023 | Town

Note from Penfield DPW: Summer improvement projects underway in Penfield

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the Penfield Department of Public Works to get out and tackle projects throughout Penfield. Our goal is to make sure we maintain and improve infrastructure in the Town of Penfield.
Jun 08, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield two-week ban expires, no longer in effect

With recent rainfall, the burn ban has not been renewed and is no longer in effect at the direction of the Town of Penfield Fire Marshal.
Jun 08, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield Independence Day celebration set for July 1

The Town of Penfield will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 1. Festivities will begin with a morning parade followed by an evening of entertainment with food vendors, music, and fireworks at Harris Whalen Park.
Jun 06, 2023 | Recreation

Rothfuss Park Farm Walk returns!

Walk, learn, and earn prizes!
May 23, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Several projects in the works to improve our community

First, let me say that I am thrilled to be appointed Town Supervisor. It is my honor to continue to serve Penfield. This is particularly true right now as our Town Board continues to work on numerous projects that, if completed, will benefit our community.
May 19, 2023 | Town

Work to begin on new bathroom facility at Veterans Memorial Park

Visitors to Veterans Memorial Park will notice construction activity as work is underway on a new permanent bathroom facility to better serve park visitors.
May 17, 2023 | Town

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Find all your spring garden needs and support Penfield Community Victory Garden!
May 16, 2023 | Town

MCSO investigating threat made to Penfield Court employee

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a threat made to a Penfield Court employee by a known suspect. We are working with the Town of Penfield and Penfield Central School District to keep everyone safe and not interfere with dismissal. There is no danger to the community.
May 15, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield to host ribbon-cutting event for Penfield Children's Garden on May 25

On Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. the Town of Penfield will be hosting a ribbon-cutting event for the newly constructed Penfield Children’s Garden.
May 11, 2023 | Town

Debbie Drawe appointed Penfield Town Supervisor

On Wednesday, May 10, Penfield Town Board appointed Debbie Drawe to the position of Penfield Town Supervisor.

May 05, 2023 | Town

Tarp Installed over Clark Road Barn

Contractors have finished installing a tarp over a portion of the Clark Road Barn to aid in the reduction of additional damage from the weather.
May 05, 2023 | Town

Shadow Pines Update: Proposed Pickleball Courts and Recreation Area

Based on discussions with residents, and comments received over the past few weeks, including during the May 3rd Town Board meeting, resolution 23T-119, which would have approved the advertising of bids for the construction of the pickleball courts, restrooms, and landscaping has been put on hold for further evaluation.
May 04, 2023 | Town

Recreation Update: Busy summer ahead with fun for all

Note from Penfield Rec Director Andrew Urckfitz: It’s May and that means Penfield Recreation is about to kick into high gear. Summer is always our busiest time, and there are a ton of events and activities on the horizon for all ages.
May 02, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield Memorial Day ceremony set for May 29

The Town of Penfield will host its Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance on Monday, May 29 at Penfield Amphitheater in Veterans Memorial Park (3100 Atlantic Ave). The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.
May 02, 2023 | Town

Penfield Charity Golf Tournament set for June 12

The Town of Penfield and community partners Penfield Rotary and Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis will host the 31st Annual Penfield Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12 at Shadow Lake Golf Club.  
May 01, 2023 | Town

Penfield Town Hall hours of operation to change May 1

Penfield Town Hall will have new hours of operation effective Monday, May 1. Town Hall will now be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Apr 28, 2023 | Town

RG&E to hold customer service pop-up event in Penfield on May 9

RG&E will be hosting a customer service pop-up event in the parking lot behind Penfield Town Hall on Tuesday, May 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Apr 27, 2023 | Town

Note from Penfield Animal Control regarding incident involving rabid fox in Brighton

Penfield Animal Control has received several inquiries following a recent incident in the neighboring Town of Brighton, New York where a wild fox tested positive for the rabies virus after biting six people.
Apr 27, 2023 | Recreation

New Office Hours Start May 1

Apr 25, 2023 | Town

April Staff Spotlight: Facilities team installs second EV charger at Town Hall

Penfield Town Hall now proudly boasts a second electric vehicle charging station thanks to the hard work of the Town of Penfield facilities team.
Apr 24, 2023 | Town

Note from the Parks Department: Let's all enjoy our parks safely and responsibly

It’s that time of year, and parks throughout Penfield are starting to fill up once again.

With it being springtime, the Town of Penfield Parks Department is out in full force cleaning up from the winter months and getting ready for the summer. Some key projects we are working on right now include finishing up the tee boxes for the disc golf course at the Shadow Pines property and putting the tennis nets up for the season. We also recently repaired a bridge a
Apr 20, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Explaining easements and the term forever wild

Last month, I shared a note outlining the importance of vegetation management and stream cleaning. In the note, I mentioned the terms easement and right of way. As a follow-up, I thought it would be helpful to go into more detail on what the terms mean for you as a resident.
Apr 18, 2023 | Town

Note from the Building, Code Enforcement and Fire Marshal Departments:  Helpful tips as spring begins

Spring is here and the weather is warming up. It’s a sure sign to open the windows, get out of the house, and tackle those projects that have been on your mind all winter. To help you get started, I have put together some great reminders for this time of year.
Apr 17, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Town exploring construction of new DPW facility

The Town of Penfield provides a variety of services to the Penfield community, but by far the largest and most critical services are those provided by the Department of Public Works. The DPW is truly the backbone of our operations.
Apr 04, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Town Board remains focused on improving customer service and operating efficiency

As a Town Board, we regularly evaluate areas for improvement. Whether streamlining processes, identifying cost savings, or enhancing communications efforts, there’s always room to improve.
Apr 03, 2023 | Recreation

Good Neighbor Day 2023

Volunteer to be a good neighbor!
Mar 23, 2023 | Town

Note from Town Clerk Amy Steklof: What services does the Town Clerk's Office provide?

The Town of Penfield Town Clerk’s Office performs a variety of jobs to ensure our Town runs smoothly. If you have lived in Penfield long enough, it’s likely you have worked with our office at some point along the way.
Mar 21, 2023 | Recreation

NYS Boater Certification Class

Who requires a NYS Boater’s Certificate? Anyone over 13 years old that wants to operate a jet ski, all boaters born after January 1, 1983 in 2023. In 2025 all boat operators will need a boating safety certificate.
Mar 21, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield receives two Clean Energy Communities grants totaling $10,000

The Town of Penfield has been awarded two $5,000 grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities Program.
Mar 17, 2023 | Town

Town Board meeting schedule to change effective April 5

Effective Wednesday, April 5, Penfield Town Board meetings will occur twice per month.
Mar 16, 2023 | Town

Penfield Town Board announces creation of Clark Road Barn Advisory Committee

At its Wednesday, March 15 legislative meeting, the Penfield Town Board passed a resolution to create the Clark Road Barn Advisory Committee.
Mar 16, 2023 | Town

March 2023 Staff Spotlight: Employee Wellness Committee

The March Staff Spotlight highlights a group of dedicated staff members who have volunteered their time to serve on the Town of Penfield Employee Wellness Committee.
Mar 06, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Why are vegetation management and stream cleaning projects necessary?

I’m sure you know from seeing our trucks out on various jobs around Town, the Penfield Department of Public Works has a range of responsibilities.
Feb 22, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Update on Penfield Town Supervisor vacancy

Since the resignation of former Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti a few weeks ago, I know there have been questions about where the process goes from here. To help with that, I thought it would be useful to share where we currently stand.
Feb 16, 2023 | Town

February Staff Spotlight: Todd McArthur, David Ellsworth, Greg Craft and Tim Masterton

This month’s Staff Spotlight highlights the work of Todd McArthur, David Ellsworth, and Greg Craft of the Town of Penfield Highway Department, and Tim Masterton, Parks Department Foreman.
Feb 15, 2023 | Town

Deputy Supervisor's Note: Dedicated Town staff members keep Penfield moving forward

As many of you know, Marie Cinti announced she was resigning from her position as Penfield Town Supervisor on Monday, February 6. Marie made the difficult decision to resign to care for an ailing family member.
Feb 10, 2023 | Recreation

NEW Spring Gardening Classes Just Added!

Beautiful crafts and expert advice!
Feb 10, 2023 | Town

Note from Director of Penfield Public Library Rhonda Rossman: Great things ahead at PPL

Recently, the Library Trustees and Staff Members met with community members to create a five-year, long-term strategic plan for your public library.
Feb 07, 2023 | Town

Marie Cinti resigns from role as Penfield Town Supervisor

Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti announced her resignation on Monday, February 6, 2023, to focus on caring for an ill family member.
Feb 03, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield receives American Heart Association Workforce Well-being recognition

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized the Town of Penfield for its employee wellness programs with a “Silver” designation through the AHA Workforce Well-Being program.
Feb 02, 2023 | Recreation

Snowman Building Contest

A friendly winter competition with your friends and neighbors!
Feb 01, 2023 | Town

Penfield Town Court awarded JCAP grant for facility improvements

The Town of Penfield was recently awarded a grant through the Justice Court Assistance Program (JCAP) to complete renovations at the Penfield Town Court facility (1985 Baird Road). Town Justice James Mulley Jr. led efforts to obtain the grant funding with the Town receiving just under $18,000 in total.
Jan 30, 2023 | Town

Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti to extend family medical leave

Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti has announced she will be extending her family medical leave as she continues to care for an ill family member. The leave will extend through the end of February.
Jan 27, 2023 | Town

Community invited to provide input on Clark House and Clark Road Barn on February 15

The Penfield Town Board will be hosting an opportunity for the community to provide input on the Clark House and Clark Road Barn on Wednesday, February 15. The public input session will take place at 6:30 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting in the Penfield Town Hall auditorium.
Jan 24, 2023 | Town

Note from Recreation Director Andrew Urckfitz: More programs rolling out at Rec in 2023

Following the pandemic, I am happy to report we are returning to our full programming schedule for the first time since 2019. Along with standard programs and events, we will be introducing new ones.
Jan 24, 2023 | Library News

Free New York Times Access

Jan 20, 2023 | Recreation

*Canceled* Take the Family for a Winter Night Out!

It's more than just sledding!
Jan 19, 2023 | Recreation

New Lunch Counter at PCC

Sandwiches and soups made to order!
Jan 18, 2023 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Lori Gray and Doug Sangster

With a host of project applications and requests for information constantly rolling in, the Town of Penfield Planning Department is always busy. Two key figures in the department, Lori Gray and Doug Sangster, are featured in this month’s staff spotlight.

Jan 13, 2023 | Recreation

DEAR Volunteers Needed

Share your talents or interests!
Jan 13, 2023 | Town

Town of Penfield launches new tool to better inform residents about planned DPW projects

The Town of Penfield has created a new tool on the Town website, www.penfield.org/DPWprojects, to keep residents better informed about upcoming Department of Public Works projects.
Jan 12, 2023 | Town

Penfield DPW winter operations reminders

Winter weather has arrived, and the Penfield Department of Public Works is prepared to meet the demands of the unpredictable upstate New York winter ahead.
Jan 12, 2023 | Town

January 12 Update: Structural update on Clark Road Barn located on Shadow Pines property

During the December 14 Penfield Town Board Work Session, the Town Board was made aware of recent structural damage to the interior of the Clark Road Barn including the collapse of the southeast corner of the barn floor into the basement.
Jan 11, 2023 | Town

Memorial Day Essay Contest Now Accepting Entries

Contest is open to Penfield middle school students.
Jan 11, 2023 | Recreation

Seed & Houseplant Swap at Community Center

Presented by Penfield Community Victory Garden and Flower City Garden Network.
Jan 09, 2023 | Town

Guided Scenic Trek Saturday

Join us for an exhilarating trip through this very scenic park!
Jan 09, 2023 | Recreation

Now accepting applications

Various part-time positions available.
Jan 05, 2023 | Town

Campione named Town of Penfield Security Supervisor

Longtime Town of Penfield staff member Steve Campione has a new role with the Town after recently being named Security Supervisor. Campione formally began the job at the end of November.
Jan 04, 2023 | Town

Supervisor's Note Part III: Land use decisions

As a Town, it is critical that we continually adapt to meet the needs of our growing community. One important element of this is the comprehensive planning process that I outlined in a previous Supervisor’s Note on land use.
Dec 29, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Thanks for a great 2022, Penfield

It’s hard to believe 2022 is winding down, and my first year as Town Supervisor is wrapping up.
Dec 28, 2022 | Town

Town and County tax bills mailed Friday, December 30

County and Town tax bills will be mailed on December 30, 2022.
Dec 27, 2022 | Town

Penfield offering Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Department of Public Works is accepting non-artificial trees for recycling.
Dec 27, 2022 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Jay Robinson

This month’s Staff Spotlight highlights the work of Jay Robinson, a member of the Town of Penfield Facilities Department.
Dec 27, 2022 | Recreation

Holiday Hours

Dec 23, 2022 | Town

Winter weather and high winds impacting Rochester region, restrict non-essential travel

At the direction of Monroe County officials, please restrict all non-essential travel. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly throughout the day with a flash freeze, snow, and high winds.
Dec 22, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield facilities closed Friday, December 23

Due to anticipated inclement weather, and at the direction of Monroe County officials, all Town of Penfield facilities will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 23.
Dec 19, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield receives Health Fair Hero Award

On Tuesday, December 13 the Town of Penfield was recognized by MVP Health Care with the Health Fair Hero Award.
Dec 08, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield seeks Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members

The Town of Penfield is currently accepting applications for the newly re-established Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Dec 07, 2022 | Town

Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti announces leave of absence to care for family member

Penfield Town Supervisor Marie Cinti will be taking an 8-week leave of absence from her position to care for a family member who has recently become ill.
Nov 30, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note Part II: Land use decisions

In my previous Supervisor’s Note, I touched on how we make land use decisions in the Town of Penfield.
Nov 29, 2022 | Town

2023 Lodge & Shelter Reservations

Penfield residents may reserve a lodge or shelter beginning December 7. 
Nov 23, 2022 | Recreation

Letters to Santa

Penfield Recreation has once again made direct communication with Santa's Workshop at the North Pole! 
Nov 22, 2022 | Recreation

Holiday Blast!

Holiday fun for everyone!
Nov 21, 2022 | Recreation

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving holiday hours
Nov 20, 2022 | Town

Penfield Heroes Wall unveiling set for December 7 at PCC

The newly created Penfield Heroes Wall will be formally unveiled on Wednesday, December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, at Penfield Community Center (1985 Baird Rd). The event will begin at 10 a.m.
Nov 18, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield announces Board of Assessment Review vacancies, now accepting applications

The Town of Penfield is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies on the Board of Assessment Review.
Nov 17, 2022 | Town

FEMA to hold flood risk open house on November 29

Do you know your flood risk? FEMA is hosting an Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance. If you live in the towns of Brighton, Greece, Hamlin, Irondequoit, Parma, Penfield or Webster, or the city of Rochester, this is a chance to learn more about your updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect against flooding.
Nov 16, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note Part I: Land use decisions

Several Penfield residents have inquired about the Mixed-Use Development (MUD) Zoning District along Route 250, and I thought it would be helpful to discuss the topic in a Supervisor’s Note.
Nov 16, 2022 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Gaspar

Kind. Friendly. Detail-oriented. Those are words co-workers use to describe Lisa Gaspar, Tax Clerk at the Town of Penfield.
Nov 10, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield employees give back through annual holiday giving initiative

The generosity of Town of Penfield employees was on full display over the last few weeks as the Town collected donations to be given to the local charitable organization Penfield Hope.
Nov 09, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield to recognize active U.S. Military with Penfield Heroes Wall

The Town of Penfield is proud to announce the creation of the Penfield Heroes Wall in partnership with Braman American Legion Post #1229.
Nov 03, 2022 | Town

2023 Town of Penfield budget adopted, tax levy and tax rate to decrease

On Wednesday, November 2 the Penfield Town Board formally adopted the 2023 Town of Penfield Budget. The final budget, including special districts, totals $22,066,471. The Town Operating Budget (without special districts) is $19,310,035.
Nov 03, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Reduced tax levy, enhanced services included in 2023 budget

When we started the planning process for our 2023 budget, it was my goal to ensure we drafted a budget that kept the Town tax levy flat for the coming year.
Oct 25, 2022 | Town

Arts and Crafts Fair set for November 5 at Penfield Community Center

The Penfield Community Center (1985 Baird Road) will host the third annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct 24, 2022 | Town

Winter parking regulations begin November 15

Beginning Tuesday, November 15 winter parking regulations will take effect throughout the Town of Penfield.
Oct 24, 2022 | Recreation

Arts & Craft Fair November 5

Annual Arts & Craft Fair will raise money for Penfield Recreation's Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) program.
Oct 13, 2022 | Recreation

CarFit Event for Seniors

Senior citizens' fit in their car can affect their safety. Come have your "fit" checked for free!
Oct 11, 2022 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Grosser

What started as a part-time job at Penfield Town Hall has become a 20-year career for Lisa Grosser. Over the years, Grosser has become a familiar face, and voice, holding numerous positions with the Town of Penfield.
Oct 06, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: What's in my 2023 tax bill and how is it determined?

No one likes taxes, me included. However, your taxes fund essential services like keeping our roads plowed and parks maintained. Town taxes also support library and recreation programs, including Town-wide events like our annual Independence Day Celebration and summer concert series.
Oct 03, 2022 | Town

Historic Preservation Appreciation Day to be held October 8

The Town of Penfield Historic Preservation Board will host Historic Preservation Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Penfield Town Hall (3100 Atlantic Ave).
Sep 30, 2022 | Town

Penfield DPW to host fall drop-off and recycling event September 30 and October 1

The Town of Penfield will host a two-day fall drop-off and recycling event for Penfield residents on Friday, September 30 (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday, October 1 (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Penfield Department of Public Works (1607 Jackson Road).
Sep 29, 2022 | Recreation

Two New DEAR Classes for Fall

Sep 28, 2022 | Recreation

Make and Take: Halloween Tins

A fun and easy craft project that will delight you for years to come!
Sep 26, 2022 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Pam Gerace, Senior Recreation Supervisor

Pam Gerace has spent several years working for Town of Penfield Recreation Department. Pam started with Penfield Rec as a contracted employee working with the Youth Performance Theater group YOHP (Young Open and Honest Players), and since that time, she has worked her way up to her current position of Senior Recreation Supervisor.
Sep 24, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield celebrates Shadow Pines property

Members of the Penfield community gathered at Shadow Pines (600 Whalen Road) in Penfield on Saturday afternoon as the Town of Penfield hosted the Shadow Pines Celebration.
Sep 21, 2022 | Recreation

Little People's Gym is Back!

Free fun for the young ones!
Sep 20, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Projects under review and how you can keep informed

The Town of Penfield is responsible for ensuring all proposed development and construction projects within Town boundaries meet required standards. To do this, there is an application and review process.
Sep 14, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield to host Shadow Pines Celebration on September 24

The Town of Penfield invites you to attend the Shadow Pines Celebration on Saturday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Shadow Pines (600 Whalen Rd).
Sep 14, 2022 | Town

Penfield Public Library resumes normal operations following evacuation due to concerning phone messages

This morning, concerning phone messages directed at the Penfield Public Library were received by the Town of Penfield.

Following the search and investigation, no further action was deemed necessary. Normal operations have resumed at the facility.
Sep 12, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Speeding in our community

One of the most important lessons I learned from my father was that I should always consider how my actions affect other people.
Sep 08, 2022 | Town

Tastin' the Blues & Dog's Day Out

Spend an enjoyable day tasting chili and beer and listening to Blues, or enjoy some fun with your dog...or both!
Sep 07, 2022 | Recreation

Tumbling Skills Camp

For beginner and intermediate skill levels!
Sep 06, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield welcomes Anna Jarvis as Local History Room Coordinator

Visitors to the Penfield Local History Room will notice a new face as Anna Jarvis has taken over the role of Local History Room Coordinator from Town Historian Kathy Kanauer.
Aug 22, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Shadow Pines Update

I am sure many of you have spent time this summer enjoying recreational activities throughout the area, including at parks and lands right here in Penfield. I hope you had the opportunity to visit our Shadow Pines property. If you have not done so yet, I encourage you to get out and experience this gem located in the heart of our community.
Aug 19, 2022 | Town

Disc golf course now open at Shadow Pines

The Town of Penfield Shadow Pines property has a new addition with the recent opening of an 18-hole disc golf course.
Aug 17, 2022 | Town

Staff Spotlight: Youth Services Team at PPL

The Youth Services team at the Penfield Public Library went above and beyond with summer reading activities this year. The newly created summer reading game was a big hit with children in grades K and up.
Aug 17, 2022 | Town

Household hazardous waste collection taking place September 17 at Penfield DPW

The 2022 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection for Penfield residents will take place Saturday, September 17 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Penfield Department of Public Works (1607 Jackson Road).
Aug 10, 2022 | Town

Penfield Town Board meetings to begin at 6:30 p.m. effective September 7

Effective Wednesday, September 7, Penfield Town Board meetings will move to a start time of 6:30 p.m. at Penfield Town Hall (3100 Atlantic Avenue). This is a change from the previous start time of 7 p.m.
Aug 09, 2022 | Town

Courtshire Lane culvert replacement scheduled to begin August 15

On Monday, August 15 work to replace a culvert under Courtshire Lane in the Willow Pond neighborhood is scheduled to begin.
Aug 04, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: Town of Penfield actively recruiting for open positions

As you know, organizations of all types throughout the country are facing hiring challenges.
Aug 04, 2022 | Town

Penfield DPW set to start infrastructure improvement projects

Several infrastructure improvement projects will be taking place in the Town of Penfield during the month of August. Work will be completed by the Town of Penfield and its subcontractors.
Jul 27, 2022 | Community

Little League Championship Tournament

New York State Little League Championship Tournament is underway in Penfield. Live coverage is available via Penfield TV Public Access Channel, Cable 1303, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and online at www.penfieldTV.org.
Jul 23, 2022 | Town

Statement from Town Supervisor Marie Cinti: Shooting of City of Rochester police officers

On behalf of the Town of Penfield, I am incredibly saddened to hear about recent events in the City of Rochester which resulted in the shooting death of one Rochester police officer, and the wounding of a Rochester police officer and bystander.
Jul 20, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: July 2022

Although we are only halfway through 2022, the Town of Penfield is already developing its budget for next year.
Jul 19, 2022 | Recreation

Now Hiring!

Jul 18, 2022 | Recreation

Vendors Wanted

Jul 15, 2022 | Town

Roadwork on Panorama Trail scheduled to begin July 21

The Town of Penfield and its subcontractor will be completing a milling and pavement patching project on Panorama Trail. Work is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 21, and will take approximately two weeks to complete.
Jul 14, 2022 | Town

Penfield Rec awarded $15,000 grant to expand Penfield Children's Garden

The Town of Penfield Recreation Department has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority’s Agriculture Development Program to expand the Penfield Children’s Garden. The garden will be built adjacent to the Penfield Community Victory Garden (PCVG) at 1748 Five Mile Line Road.
Jun 30, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: June 2022

Here in Penfield, we are fortunate to have a community with many great quality of life indicators such as our parks and trail systems, recreation programs for residents, strong schools, and vibrant community service organizations.
Jun 15, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield Independence Day celebration set for July 2

The Town of Penfield will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2. Festivities will begin with a morning parade followed by an evening of entertainment with food vendors and music at Harris Whalen Park capped off by a fireworks show.
May 31, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield adding parking adjacent to Town Hall complex

During the month of June, work will get underway to add additional parking areas directly to the west of the Town Hall complex.
May 27, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: May 2022

As I write this, I am roughly 150 days into my time as Penfield Town Supervisor. It’s certainly been a busy five months, and I remain grateful for the opportunity to serve our community.
May 18, 2022 | Town

Penfield Charity Golf Tournament set for June 20

The Town of Penfield and community partners Penfield Rotary and Penfield-Perinton Kiwanis will host the 30th Annual Penfield Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 20 at Shadow Lake Golf Club.  
May 16, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield adds translation services

The Town of Penfield has added translation services to assist individuals conducting Town business that do not speak English or are hearing impaired. Services are offered through Propio Language Services which leverages innovative technology and solutions to close the language gap.

May 10, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield Memorial Day ceremony set for May 30

The Town of Penfield will host its Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance on Monday, May 30 at Penfield Amphitheater in Veterans Memorial Park (3100 Atlantic Ave). The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.
May 04, 2022 | Town

Keeps our waters clean, avoid illegal dumping in storm sewers and streams

With increased outdoor activities and spring clean-ups underway, the frequency of illegal dumping in storm sewers and waterways increases. Illegal dumping has detrimental effects on infrastructure and the environment and can cause blocked pipes, drainage problems, and polluted water. Other than rainwater, nothing should be discharged into storm sewers or waterways.
May 03, 2022 | Town

Town to host brush drop off Saturday, May 7

The Town of Penfield will be hosting a free brush drop-off event for Town residents on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penfield Highway Department (1607 Jackson Rd, Penfield, NY 14526).
May 02, 2022 | Library News

Welcome to Hoopla!

Apr 27, 2022 | Town

Penfield Public Library Offers Public the Opportunity to Plan Library's Future

Staff and trustees of the Penfield Public Library are looking for input from Penfield residents in developing the library’s strategic plan. The strategic plan will look at the needs for services, programming, and materials over the next five years.
Apr 26, 2022 | Town

Urckfitz named Town of Penfield Recreation Director

The Town of Penfield has appointed Andrew Urckfitz as its new Recreation Director.

A native of Penfield and current resident, Urckfitz has a multitude of parks and recreation experience. He began working at Penfield Rec in 2003 as a part-time camp counselor. Most recently, he served as acting Recreation Director. He also previously held the role of Assistant Recreation Director along with several years working for the Town of Pittsford Recreation Department.
Apr 22, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: April 2022

As the weather warms, we are all eager to spend more time outside.

Here in Penfield, we are fortunate to have many parks and facilities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Whether trekking through the trails at Harris Whalen Park or enjoying the playground at Rothfuss Park, there is a park to match your interests.
Apr 19, 2022 | Town

Town awarded MVP Health Care grant

The Town of Penfield has been awarded a $500 grant from MVP Health Care. The grant will be used to assist with programming at the upcoming Town Employee Wellness Fair which will take place in June.
Apr 18, 2022 | Recreation

Penfield Players presents...

Art of Murder
by Joe DiPietro; Directed by Mary Ellen ("Mel") Blanchard.

Apr 18, 2022 | Town

Reassessment public information session set for April 27

The Town of Penfield will be holding a public information session on the 2022 Town-wide reassessment on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium and via live stream. Due to capacity limitations in the auditorium, property owners are encouraged to utilize the live stream however in-person attendance is possible as well.
Apr 12, 2022 | Town

Town receives clean audit for FY 2021

On Wednesday, April 6 the Penfield Town Board reviewed findings from a recently completed audit of the 2021 fiscal year conducted by The Bonadio Group. The Bonadio Group issued an unmodified opinion representing the best possible findings for audited financials. The findings signify Town financials are accurate and in accordance with established guidelines.
Apr 12, 2022 | Recreation

Bike Rodeo is Coming to Town!

Learn, practice, and demonstrate bicycle handling skills!
Apr 06, 2022 | Recreation

6-Legged Guided Hike

Bring your best friend and join us for a guided dog walk at the park!
Apr 06, 2022 | Town

Sidewalk installation set to begin at Town Hall complex

In the coming days, work will begin on the installation of new sidewalks at the Penfield Town Hall complex.
Apr 05, 2022 | Town

Good Neighbor Day: 8 Years of Bringing Community Together

The Town of Penfield is looking for volunteers for the 8th annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 7 to help Penfield seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled to do light yard work and spring clean-up. Volunteers of all ages are needed, so bring the whole family!
Apr 05, 2022 | Recreation

Grandparents Bingo Night!

Come enjoy a night out with the grandkids!
Apr 05, 2022 | Recreation

Two New DEAR Classes Added

Check out these enticing new classes, just added to the Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) spring line-up!
Apr 01, 2022 | Recreation

Collection for Ukraine

Penfield Recreation is collecting items from the list of supplies needed to help the people of Ukraine. 
Mar 29, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield announces vacancy for Energy and Environment Advisory Committee

The Town of Penfield is currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Energy and Environment Advisory Committee.
Mar 28, 2022 | Recreation

For the Love of Dahlias

Learn about Dahlias from an award-winning grower!
Mar 24, 2022 | Town

Note from the Supervisor: 2022 Reassessment

As many of you know, the Town of Penfield Assessor’s Office is conducting a Town-wide reassessment.

Over the past few months, residents have contacted Town Hall to question the timing of the reassessment and ask if it could be postponed due to rising real estate prices, the pandemic, and various other dynamics. I understand and appreciate your concerns.
Mar 24, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield adding three grass multi-purpose athletic fields at Rothfuss Park

The Town of Penfield will be adding three grass multi-purpose athletic fields to Rothfuss Park (1648 Five Mile Lind Rd). Fields will be constructed in the southeastern corner of the park.
Mar 23, 2022 | Recreation

Seed Starting Class

Join members of Penfield Community Victory Garden to learn about starting your seeds for the growing season and how to prepare them.
Mar 22, 2022 | Town

Electric car show to be held April 9 at Penfield Community Center

The Town of Penfield and community partner Color Penfield Green will host an electric car show on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Penfield Community Center (1985 Baird Road).
Mar 16, 2022 | Town

Tree planting event set for April 23 at Rothfuss Park, public invited

The Town of Penfield will host a tree planting event on Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Rothfuss Park (1648 Five Mile Line Rd). Residents and community groups are welcome to attend the event which will include a free tree sapling giveaway.
Mar 15, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: March 2022

As we move into spring, the sunlight is stronger, the wind not quite as cold, and the days are growing longer. Spring will be in fits and starts for a while, but slowly and surely, winter’s grip is loosening.
Mar 01, 2022 | Town

NYS Urban Forestry Council awards grant to Town of Penfield

The Town of Penfield has been awarded a $1,000 grant through the New York State Urban Forestry Council Quick Start Program.
Feb 28, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield receives 2022 Mental Health and Well-Being Innovation Award

The Town of Penfield has been honored with the 2022 Mental Health and Well-Being Innovation Award presented by MVP Health Care.
Feb 25, 2022 | Town

Town seeks vendors for annual employee wellness day

Are you a business or organization in the health and wellness industry? The Town of Penfield invites you to submit a request to participate in the upcoming 2022 Town of Penfield Employee Wellness Fair. The event will take place on the morning of Thursday, June 9.
Feb 17, 2022 | Recreation

New Spring Class Added - Tai Chi for Meditation

Interested in meditation and mindfulness but want to try something besides sitting meditation or yoga?

Feb 17, 2022 | Town

Town Board approves property tax exemption for volunteer ambulance workers and firefighters

On Wednesday, February 16, the Penfield Town Board voted to approve a property tax exemption for volunteer ambulance workers and firefighters.
Feb 16, 2022 | Town

Annual Indoor Hike will Highlight Sustainable Conservation

This unique event is a chance to explore and learn about some nature-and hiking-related topics in a lecture-style setting, with discussion time following the lecture.
Feb 14, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: February 2022

“How can we do better?” It’s one of five essential questions developed by James Ryan which I touched on in my note last month. Right now, for the Town of Penfield, this question is particularly relevant as we seek to enhance our communications and outreach efforts.
Feb 14, 2022 | Town

Penfield DPW keeps Town moving during winter weather

Plowed roads as you head out the door to work or school on a snowy winter morning. Often, it is something taken for granted, but for employees at the Town of Penfield Department of Public Works, clear roads and sidewalks are the results of hours of hard work.
Feb 11, 2022 | Town

Masks no longer required in Town of Penfield facilities

Effective Thursday, February 10 masks are no longer required in Town of Penfield facilities.
Feb 04, 2022 | Town

Visitor reception area reopens in Penfield Town Hall lobby

The Town of Penfield is excited to announce the reopening of its reception area in the Penfield Town Hall lobby. The area will be used to greet visitors upon arrival and direct them to the correct Town department.
Feb 02, 2022 | Town

Town preparing for winter storm

The likelihood of an impactful winter storm hitting the Rochester region continues to increase. The Town of Penfield continues to closely monitor weather forecasts. Penfield Highway Department crews are readying Town equipment in preparation for the storm.
Feb 02, 2022 | Recreation

Winter Break Theater Camp!

This Winter Break camp will end with a performance on Friday where each child will shine!
Jan 28, 2022 | Recreation

Learn Notary Public License Law

For those looking to become a Notary Public, or a refresher class for current Notary Publics.
Jan 26, 2022 | Recreation

New Parent & Child Clay Classes

Winter and spring clay classes have been rescheduled.
Jan 21, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield welcomes new Director of Developmental Services, Director of Communications

The Town of Penfield announces the hiring of Kerry Ivers, Director of Developmental Services and Chris Tanea, Director of Communications.
Jan 20, 2022 | Town

Town of Penfield announces vacancies for boards and committees, accepting applications

The Town of Penfield is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on several Town boards and committees. Applications are being accepted for vacancies on the Ethics Board, Historic Preservation Board, History Room Advisory Committee and Watershed Management Committee.
Jan 19, 2022 | Town

Supervisor's Note: January 2022

First let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as Town Supervisor and thank you for warmly welcoming me over my first two weeks in office.
Jan 18, 2022 | Recreation

Penfield Players Reader's Theater Canceled

Spring play Art of Murder still planned!
Jan 14, 2022 | Recreation

Soccer Shots Winter Program

Soccer Shots will hold winter classes for ages 2 through 7 at Penfield Community Center beginning January 20.
Jan 13, 2022 | Town

January 15 Guided Scenic Trek rescheduled

The weekend's forecasted bitter cold weather has prompted the rescheduling for the safety of hikers and hike leaders.
Jan 13, 2022 | Town

Winter Safety Reminder: Space Heater Usage

With frigid temperatures in the forecast for this weekend, the Town of Penfield Fire Marshal’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you how to safely use auxiliary heating appliances.
Jan 05, 2022 | Recreation

New! Music Adventures for Toddlers

Children will sing, dance, play instruments, learn rhythms and music symbols, all in an exploratory and movement centric environment perfect for there age!
Jan 04, 2022 | Town

Cinti sworn in, begins term as Penfield Town Supervisor

The Town of Penfield has a new leader as Marie Cinti begins her two-year term as Penfield Town Supervisor.
Dec 29, 2021 | Town

Penfield set to welcome new Town Supervisor

On Saturday, January 1, 2022 the Town of Penfield will have a new leader as Town Supervisor-elect Marie Cinti takes office.
Dec 22, 2021 | Town

Town of Penfield COVID-19 test kit supply exhausted

The Town of Penfield has exhausted its supply of COVID-19 tests kits available for distribution.
Dec 13, 2021 | Recreation

AARP Defensive Driving Course Returns

AARP offers this defensive driving course designed for mature licensed drivers.
Dec 07, 2021 | Town

Penfield CCA Opt Out Dec. 8 Deadline Reminder

Attention residents who received a Town mailing regarding enrollment in the Penfield Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program 

Nov 23, 2021 | Town

Santa's Winter Olympics and Christmas Blast

The Town of Penfield and Browncroft Community Church are collaborating to present Santa’s Winter Olympics and Christmas Blast on Saturday, December 11. The community is invited to Penfield Community Center from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM to participate in fun activities, and celebrate the holiday season.

Nov 19, 2021 | Town

Can I Recycle That? - Thanksgiving Edition

With the traditional Thanksgiving meal comes pots and pans, a myriad of empty containers, and dishes crowding countertops. As the cleanup ensues, it is important to ”Know Before You Throw” and recognize what can go in your home recycling bin and what cannot.
Nov 19, 2021 | Town

Town Recognizes Student for Leadership and Service

The Town Board celebrates Madeleine Cotter's outstanding spirit and commitment to others in Penfield and beyond.
Nov 10, 2021 | Town

2022 Lodge & Shelter Reservations

Penfield residents can reserve Penfield's lodges and shelters for 2022 dates beginning Wednesday, December 1.
Nov 04, 2021 | Recreation

Letters to Santa

Penfield Recreation has again made direct communication with Santa's Workshop, the North Pole! 
Nov 01, 2021 | Town

Public Info Meeting Nov. 8 on Comm. Choice Aggregation

Another opportunity to learn more about Penfield's CCA program
Oct 28, 2021 | Town

Penfield 2022 Final Town Budget Adopted

Flat tax rate, financial stability
Oct 25, 2021 | Recreation

Youth Wrestling Program Beginning in January

Penfield Youth Wrestling program is for children ages 5 to 12 who are interested in learning more about wrestling or practicing their skills.
Oct 06, 2021 | Recreation

Penfield Players Presents...

Oct 06, 2021 | Town

Ghost Walk at Oakwood Cemetery

Friday, October 22, from 6:30 PM to 7:30PM. What is more fun than learning about Penfield's history than meeting the spirits from its past?
Oct 06, 2021 | Town

Halloween Family Fun Event

Halloween fun for everyone!
Oct 06, 2021 | Town

Penfield Community Garden Pumpkin Walk

A free community event from Penfield Community Victory Garden.
Oct 06, 2021 | Town

Good Neighbor Day Fall Edition

Come volunteer to help older adults, veterans, and those who are disabled in our community with light yard work and fall clean-up to prepare for the winter; October 23, 2021, from 9 AM to Noon.
Oct 05, 2021 | Town

Shadow Pines Property Guided Hike Oct 9

Penfield Trails Committee will be your guide!
Oct 04, 2021 | Recreation

Arts & Crafts Fair November 6

This event benefits Penfield Recreation's DEAR program.
Oct 03, 2021 | Recreation

Fall Foliage Report

Follow the progression of autumn colors all across New York state!
Sep 30, 2021 | Town

Annual Bike Drop Set for October 2

Keep those old or unwanted bikes out of our landfills by donating them to a good cause.
Sep 23, 2021 | Town

Resident Drop-off and Recycling Event

Friday, October 1 ( 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM ) and Saturday, October 2 ( 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM ) at the Public Works Complex, 1607 Jackson Road. Includes metals/appliance recycling, brush disposal, and secure document shredding.
Sep 21, 2021 | Town

Public Info Meeting Oct. 4 on Comm. Choice Aggregation

This is an opportunity to learn about CCA, ask questions, and meet its program administrator.
Sep 20, 2021 | Recreation

NYS DEC Upcoming Fishing Events

Enjoy a Free Fishing Day and an Accessible Fishing Clinic.
Sep 16, 2021 | Recreation

Safety First for Children Class Sept. 25

Help your children stay safe at home alone!
Sep 16, 2021 | Recreation

Free Friday Films to Resume Sept. 24

Films shown at 2:00pm at Penfield Community Center.
Sep 14, 2021 | Community

Town of Penfield, Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club's 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

This Tournament will be held on Sept. 27 at Shadow Lake Golf Club, 1850 Five Mile Line Rd. with registration at 9:00AM and Shotgun Start at 11:30AM. For More Info. call 746-2500.
Sep 13, 2021 | Recreation

Open Gym Programs have returned for the fall

Open Pickleball and Little People's Gym are ready for registration!
Sep 09, 2021 | Recreation

Tastin' the Blues and Dog's Day Out are Back!

Join your friends and neighbors for Penfield Amphitheater's final event of the season!
Sep 09, 2021 | Town

Tastin' the Blues and Dog's Day Out Are Back!

Join your friends and neighbors for the final event of the season at Penfield Amphitheater!
Sep 08, 2021 | Recreation

Annual Bike Drop Set for October 2

Keep those old or unwanted bikes out of our landfills by donating them to a good cause.
Sep 03, 2021 | Town

Town Proclamation recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The Town of Penfield is honored to join organizations, families, and individuals around the world in raising awareness of childhood cancer while honoring and remembering all those affected.
Sep 01, 2021 | Town

9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

The Town is hosting a remembrance ceremony on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at the Memorial Garden adjacent to the Dolomite Lodge.
Sep 01, 2021 | Recreation

Fall Registration is Now Open for Residents

Non-residents can register beginning September 8.
Aug 31, 2021 | Library Staff Picks

16 Kooky Comedies

Aug 25, 2021 | Town

Penfield Names Energy Supplier to Work with CCA Admin

The Town Board authorized Supervisor Tony LaFountain to enter into a 24-month Aggregation Program Agreement to provide eligible Penfield residents with an electricity product that is 50% green. This agreement also gives residents an option to increase their green energy component to 100%.
Aug 24, 2021 | Recreation

Color Penfield Green to Present Two Community Campaigns Through Recreation

Community Campaigns are a step toward gaining Penfield designation as a Clean Energy Community (CEC).
Aug 24, 2021 | Town

Community Campaign Strives Towards CEC Designation

Becoming a Clean Energy Community can bring benefits to Penfield, including funding for municipal sustainability projects, resident education, and a more sustainable community. Color Penfield Green has volunteered to present two Community Campaigns through Penfield Recreation.
Aug 20, 2021 | Town

Household Hazardous Waste Collection September 18

Opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals
Aug 16, 2021 | Town

School Tax Payment Options

You can pay this year's school taxes several ways without having to come to the Receiver of Taxes Office.
Aug 11, 2021 | Town

Penfield Recreation's Fall Program Brochure Now Available!

Registration will begin September 1!
Aug 11, 2021 | Recreation

Fall Program Brochure is Here!

Registration begins September 1!
Aug 02, 2021 | Town

Shadow Pines Disc Golf Course Update

Work on 1st hole underway. The remaining holes will be completed in the coming months, with hopes of all 18-holes being playable by late fall or early spring.
Jul 26, 2021 | Recreation

NEW! Lifeguarding Course & Water Safety Instructor Cert. Class Offered

Newly added aquatics classes will be held in August!
Jul 15, 2021 | Town

Town selected as RBJ 2021 Workplace Wellness "Rookie of the Year" recipient

Congratulations to the Town of Penfield Employee Wellness Team!
Jul 14, 2021 | Town

Upcoming "Stop the Violence Mission" Collaborative March

The public is invited to a community march and forum at North Ponds Park to "stop the violence," hosted by Uniting & Healing Through Hope of Monroe County
Jun 25, 2021 | Town

Pharmaceutical Waste Collection June 26

Monroe County and Penfield Wegmans hosting a pharmaceutical waste collection event
Jun 21, 2021 | Town

Document Shredding Event Results Are In!

Penfield residents protect personal information and divert nearly 4,000 pounds of paper from landfill
Jun 16, 2021 | Town

Penfield Independence Day Parade & Fireworks July 3

Penfield will celebrate Independence Day with a parade and fireworks.
Jun 16, 2021 | Recreation

Penfield Independence Day Parade & Fireworks July 3

Penfield will celebrate Independence Day with a parade and fireworks.
Jun 08, 2021 | Town

Penfield Honoring Pandemic Heroes

The Town of Penfield is giving residents a chance to say 'Thank You!' to their pandemic heroes.
Jun 08, 2021 | Recreation

Penfield Honoring Pandemic Heroes

The Town of Penfield is giving residents a chance to say 'Thank you!' to their Pandemic Heroes.
Jun 07, 2021 | Recreation

Now Accepting Vendors for Art + Craft Fair

Vendors wanted for Art + Craft Fair November 6.
May 26, 2021 | Recreation

Bri-Pen Senior Rides Open House

Bri-Pen Senior Rides is urgently seeking volunteers to drive or offer their assistance in dispatching rides to clients.
May 21, 2021 | Town

Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance

Touching ceremony will honor fallen military heroes.
May 21, 2021 | Recreation

Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance

Touching ceremony will honor fallen military heroes.
May 19, 2021 | Recreation

Summer Amphitheater Concert Series Announced

Bring your family and some lawn chairs to one of the fabulous FREE events at Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage this summer.
May 19, 2021 | Town

Summer Amphitheater Concert Series Announced

Bring your family and some lawn chairs to one of the fabulous FREE events at Penfield Amphitheater and Kiwanis Stage this summer.
May 17, 2021 | Town

Secure Document Destruction Event at PCC

Penfield residents are invited to a secure document destruction event Saturday, June 5 at the Penfield Community Center 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Service provided on-site by Eco-Green Park certified document destruction.

May 10, 2021 | Recreation

New DEAR Class Added for Spring

Altered Paper Art House
Apr 30, 2021 | Town

Getting Started with Home Improvement Projects

Planning a home improvement project? The Building Department is ready to help you through the process by determining if your project requires any building permits, inspections, or zoning variances. 

Apr 29, 2021 | Recreation

Guided Hike May 8

Enjoy the spring flowers at Harris Whalen Park.
Apr 27, 2021 | Town

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26

National Work Zone Awareness Week highlights the dangers of inattention at highway work areas. Show your support for families who have lost loved ones in a work zone crash by wearing orange on Wednesday, April 28. Commuters can help keep highway crews safe by anticipating delays and planning alternate routes when possible. 

Apr 24, 2021 | Town

Annual Good Neighbor Day Set for May 8

Terry Rothfuss's legacy is living on through neighbors helping neighbors.
Apr 08, 2021 | Town

2020 Financial Statements Accepted by the Town Board

With a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, all levels of government faced unexpected costs and drastically reduced revenue. Thanks to a strong balance sheet and the commitment of department heads and the town board to reduce costs, the Town of Penfield’s 2020 financials received excellent marks.
Apr 01, 2021 | Town

NYS DOT Project at Five Mile and Atlantic Begins Week of April 12

NYDOT is looking to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency and severity of crashes at Atlantic Avenue and Five Mile Line Road. Beginning Monday, April 12, the Phase I traffic switch will be installed.
Mar 30, 2021 | Recreation

Volunteer to be a Penfield Good Neighbor on May 8

Terry Rothfuss's legacy is living on through neighbors helping neighbors.
Mar 29, 2021 | Town

Brush Fire Risks Increase During Spring Season

For most of us, the mild and dry weather of the past few weeks has seemed like a dream as we emerge from winter. However, fire officials understand that these conditions, combined with lingering debris from last fall, make our region vulnerable to field fires—a threat we often associate with the west coast, not Penfield.
Mar 29, 2021 | Community

Penfield VEA Annual Awards Ceremony

Edmund P. and Margaret M. Finucane received the Outstanding Service Award, Brett B. Whitnable received the ALS Provider of the Year, Selena R. Cockhern received the BLS Provider of the Year.
Mar 22, 2021 | Library Staff Picks

5 Bingeable Graphic Novel Series

Mar 22, 2021 | Library Staff Picks

7 Latest Likes & All-Time Faves

Mar 22, 2021 | Library Staff Picks

7 Not-Too-Tragic Teen Reads on Overdrive

Okay, there may be some broken hearts...but ultimately this list is about comedy, romance, and fantasy adventure! Here's a selection of MCLS Overdrive e-books and audiobooks to help you escape into another world without going anywhere.
Mar 16, 2021 | Recreation

Free Guided Hike April 10

Penfield Trails Committee holds a monthly public guided hike.
Mar 15, 2021 | Recreation

Penfield Players Announce 2020 Awards and Plans for 2021

Penfield Players will lay low until this fall, in the best interest of the actors and audiences.
Mar 12, 2021 | Town

New Visitor Kiosk System at the Town Hall

Beginning Monday, March 15 visitors to the town hall will be greeted by a new kiosk system upon entry to the building at 3100 Atlantic Avenue. The kiosk will prompt visitors to sign in, answer health department screening questions, and offer menus to connect them to the service or department they wish to see.
Mar 10, 2021 | Recreation

Free Guided Hike

Penfield Trails Committee will lead a guided hike at Shadow Pines property.
Feb 18, 2021 | Town

Protecting Our Sanitary Sewer System

Over the last few months, Town employees have spent numerous hours cleaning and repairing various laterals, mains, and pumps in the pump stations due to disposal of items that should not be disposed of in the Town’s sanitary sewer system.
Feb 05, 2021 | Town

Share Your COVID-19 Experience

The Association of Public Historians of New York State and New York's 1,600+ government-appointed historians want to record your firsthand experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. How are you feeling? What are you hearing and seeing around you?
Jan 27, 2021 | Town

Winter Show and Sale: Penfield Art Association

Like every other organization, the PAA has had to pivot and adapt to a world with the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of their traditional gallery venue, this year members will share their work online in a juried virtual exhibit. Much of the work is for sale, making this a great opportunity to purchase original art for your home.
Jan 13, 2021 | Town

Penfield Roadways: Managing Snow and Ice

The DPW performs snow and ice control operations on roughly 290 lane miles of town roads plus another 200 lane miles of state and county roads for which the Town is reimbursed annually. There a number of factors the Town of Penfield takes into account when managing snow and ice on roadways and sidewalks within the community.
Jan 11, 2021 | Recreation

AARP Tax Aide Canceled in Penfield

Due to the pandemic, per AARP guidelines, the Tax-Aide program is not allowed to operate, according to Penfield's AARP representative.
Jan 08, 2021 | Recreation

Free Guided Hike

Ellison Park winter hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski.
Dec 18, 2020 | Recreation

Winter Registration Begins Jan 4

Penfield Rec has a fresh assortment of programs and activities to keep you active all winter!
Dec 07, 2020 | Town

Community Coronavirus Spread on the Rise

COVID-19 infections are again on the rise. Community choices made now will determine the impact on the healthcare system and its medical workers. Redoubling the commitment to masking, physical distancing, and proper hand hygiene is critical to reducing community spread.

Dec 06, 2020 | Town

2020 Jeffrey S. Crane Preservation Award Presented

The Penfield Historic Preservation Board awarded the 2020 Jeffrey S. Crane Preservation Award to Joyce and Ron Baroody, owners of the Mann-Owen House located at 2129 Five Mile Line Road, at the December 3rd meeting of the Historic Preservation Board. The Baroodys are credited with preserving Penfield’s past in ways that will sustain their property at 2129 Five Mile Road well into the future.
Nov 30, 2020 | Recreation

Pickleball Open Play Time

Open Pickleball is back at Penfield Community Center, with some modifications.
Nov 15, 2020 | Town

Winter Parking Rules for Roads and Highways

November 15 marked the beginning of the Winter Parking Rules ordinance in Penfield.  This means no parking is allowed on all roads/ highways between 2 am and 7 am. This allows the Department of Public Works crews to safely and effectively clear the roadways of fallen snow during the overnight hours. This ordinance will run through April 1, 2021.
Nov 12, 2020 | Town

Shadow Pines Property: Clark House

Although the pandemic has slowed the process, there remains interest in helping to bring back the Clark House to a functioning facility for all to enjoy. The Development Services Director continues to work with a party looking into opening a restaurant in the historic facility.
Nov 06, 2020 | Town

Dog Census Underway in Penfield

The Town of Penfield is now conducting a Dog Census to ensure all dogs older than four (4) months are properly licensed in accordance with New York State Agriculture and Market Law Article 7.  A mailer has been sent to all Penfield households.
Oct 22, 2020 | Town

Town Officials Approve 2021 Fiscal Budget

The town tax rate for 2021 will remain at 2.78 per $1,000 as the Town Board approves next year's Fiscal Budget during their October 21 Legislative Meeting. The Final Budget, including special districts, totals $20,632,799, a decrease of $38,593. The Town Operating Budget without special districts is $17,768,407. 

Oct 20, 2020 | Town

"Good Neighbor Day" Fall Edition

After its cancellation in April due to COVID-19 concerns, the fifth annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial, "Good Neighbor Day" looks to help seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled, with light yard work and now fall cleanup. Organizers are calling for volunteers of all ages to help on Saturday, October 24.
Oct 14, 2020 | Recreation

Good Neighbor Day

Volunteers of all ages invited to help neighbors!
Oct 06, 2020 | Town

Ribbon Cutting Opens Inclusive Playground at Rothfuss Park

An inclusive playground is a universally designed rich environment that enables all children to develop physically, socially, and emotionally.  The Town of Penfield was awarded a State and Municipal Facilities Program grant in the amount of $50,000 through Assemblyman Johns towards the construction of the playground.
Oct 01, 2020 | Town

Fall Drop-Off and Recycling Event

On both Friday and Saturday you can drop off metals and appliances, yard brush (no leaves or grass), clothing and linens at the St. Pauly shed, and donate returnable bottles and cans at the scout collection shed.  On Saturday only, Eco-Green Park certified document destruction (www.eco-greenpark.com) will be on-site to safely dispose of confidential papers.  

Sep 29, 2020 | Recreation

Community Center Reopening Update

We are taking a slow, cautious approach.
Sep 23, 2020 | Community

Groundbreaking NEQALS / Webster EMS headquarters facility

Last week a groundbreaking ceremony for the Northeast Quadrant Advance Life Support (NEQALS) and Webster Emergency Medical Services (EMS) new headquarters facility took place on Jackson Road. 

Sep 21, 2020 | Town

Penfield Art Association's Annual Show and Sale

The pandemic has impacted a number of programs and events over the last six months, and that holds true for the Penfield Art Association’s Annual Show and Sale. The virtual show and sale—featuring 51 paintings by 29 artists—will open for viewing on Thursday, October 1. To view the artwork, go to the “news” page at www.penfieldartassociation.com. If you are looking for a unique gift of art, keep in mind that many of the paintings will be for sale.

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REMINDER: Oct 4 Public Info Meeting on Community Choice Aggregation

Please note: Auditorium seating will be limited due to COVID-19 safety protocols. If you plan to attend please register in advance to help us plan for seating. This meeting will be broadcast LIVE on Penfield Television's Government Access Network.
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Town preparing for winter storm

The likelihood of an impactful winter storm hitting the Rochester region continues to increase. The Town of Penfield continues to closely monitor weather forecasts. 
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Masks no longer required in Town of Penfield facilities

Effective Thursday, February 10 masks are no longer required in Town of Penfield facilities.
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The Town of Penfield is looking for volunteers for the 8th annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 7 to help Penfield seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled to do light yard work and spring clean-up. Volunteers of all ages are needed, so bring the whole family!
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FEMA to hold flood risk open house on November 29

Do you know your flood risk? FEMA is hosting an Open House on Flood Risk and Insurance. If you live in the towns of Brighton, Greece, Hamlin, Irondequoit, Parma, Penfield or Webster, or the city of Rochester, this is a chance to learn more about your updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect against flooding.
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Work to begin on new bathroom facilities at Veterans Park

In the coming weeks, visitors to Veterans Park will notice construction activity as work begins on a new permanent bathroom facility to better serve park visitors.
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Rothfuss Park Farm Walk is back!! 
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Staff Spotlight: PCTV leads clean-up efforts following flooding event at Town Hall

Tough times can bring out the best in people, and that’s exactly what happened at Penfield Town Hall earlier this month.
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Note from the Tax Receiver's Office:  School Tax season is just around the corner

School tax bills will soon arrive in everyone’s mailbox the first week of September.  The Town of Penfield will begin collecting school taxes on Friday, September 1.  The process for school tax collection is slightly different from town & county tax collection.
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Public hearing on Comprehensive Plan set for September 6 at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. a Public Hearing on the Town of Penfield Comprehensive Plan Update will be held during the Penfield Town Board meeting. The hearing will take place in the Penfield Town Hall auditorium (3100 Atlantic Ave.).
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Supervisor Debbie Drawe announces approval of 2024 budget, tax rate remains flat

On Wednesday, November 1 the Penfield Town Board adopted the 2024 Town of Penfield Budget. The final budget totals $22,981,961. For 2024, the tax rate will remain flat at $2.10 with the Town of Penfield continuing to maintain one of the lowest tax rates in Monroe County.
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