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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 (Part 1)

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 19, 2022 | Library Programs

Special Events for Rochester Reads!

Sep 16, 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 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 09, 2022 | Recreation

Beginner Boxing

An active and encouraging learning environment for for those who are looking to learn boxing.
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 23, 2022 | Town

45th Annual Friends of the Penfield Public Library Used Book Sale set for September 13-17

The Friends of the Penfield Public Library (FPPL) announce the group’s 45th Annual Used Book Sale September 13-17 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 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

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).
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 17, 2022 | Library Programs

Fall Story Times

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 avalibale via Penfield TV Public Access Channel, Cable 1303, Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and online at
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 20, 2022 | Library News

2021 Community Report

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 27, 2021 | Town

Penfield offering Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Department of Public Works is accepting non-artificial trees for recycling.
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 17, 2021 | Library News

New Content on Libby

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 20, 2021 | Library News

Survey Results Are In!

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 04, 2021 | Library News

Thank you to our sponsors!

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 ( 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 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.

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.

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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