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- Supervisor's column July 24, 2017

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in New York State, the Penfield Library is hosting a series of films featuring strong women this summer. The last film of the series (which cannot be named due to a licensing agreement) will be shown on Thursday, August 10 from 6:30 to 8:15 PM. 

This film is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (up until the current leader Theresa May). One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent. (The Weinstein Company, 2012, 105 minutes, rated PG-13.) Registration begins Thursday, July 27.

The next guided hike of the Penfield Trails Committee will be held Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Ellison Park. Discover the off-beat pathways that reveal the natural vistas carved by 10,000 years of Irondequoit Creek flow. Meet at the south entrance (1008 Penfield Road) and look for the hike signs. Consider picking up your “Passport to Wellness” to take along on your hikes. Passports are available at Penfield Recreation or either Penfield Wegmans stores (Rt. 441 or Empire Blvd.) To view trail maps on our website go to

This week’s concert series at the Penfield Amphitheater & Kiwanis Stage presents the following: Tuesdays Upstage on July 25 features Noble Vibes, with original reggae anthems and reggae classics (a wine tent will be available at this performance); on Thursday, July 27, Mr. Loops will entertain our youngest residents and their families; and on Saturday, July 29, enjoy a night with the Beatles when Mr. Mustard takes the stage. Music starts at 7:00 PM each night and great food is available.

The last free horticultural class at Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road, is Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 AM. The subject is “3Cs of Containers” color, contrast, and container choice. Register at or 424-4476.

Do you know about PenRec’s Wednesday Tea Salon? Every Wednesday at 1:00 PM seniors enjoy hot tea, dessert, stimulating conversation, and a great escape from a busy day. Tea is always served in china and the desserts are always delectable. The first Wednesday of the month is a book review with Kim Catalanello from Penfield Library; the second Wednesday features “Tea with D” and Rochester history stories; and the third Wednesday of each month is a book discussion with Sharon Vito. Books are provided for book discussions on a first come, first served basis and are available at Wednesday Teas. The fourth Wednesday features a general social gathering for all to enjoy! Please note that registration is not required except on the second Wednesdays “Tea with D.”

The Bri-Pen Senior Rides program continues to gather popularity with seniors 65+ who live within Brighton or Penfield. These rides are for medical appointments or religious services only. Appointments must be made at least five business days in advance by calling 340-8674.

Reminder: The Penfield Town Board is looking for residents who would like to participate in the update of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. If you have an interest in volunteering your service please send an email to and attach your resume. We are looking to have the committee established by early September. The commitment is expected to run through June 2019. Thank you in advance to those who have an interest in working on this important committee.

 Important dates and events in history: July 24, 1866 – Tennessee is the 1st state to be readmitted to the Union; July 25, 1898 – American forces invade Puerto Rico; July 26, 1788 – New York is the 11th state admitted to the Union; July 27, 1953 – Korean Conflict ends with Armistice; July 29, 1915 – American forces invade Haiti.

Until next week, I hope to see you out and about our great community. Please stop me and say hello, I welcome your thoughts about Penfield.


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