I have had many inquiries in recent weeks regarding a new entrance and clearing of land on the west side of Fairport-Nine Mile Point Road (Rt. 250) north of Northrup Road and south of Plank Road. This 18-acre property, formerly owned by the Amish Family, was donated to the Town for use as a small park for residents to enjoy. Our DPW has been developing a driveway and small parking lot that will be completed this spring. The Penfield Trails Committee will be laying out a series of trails to allow visitors to enjoy the bird life, creek area and swamp lands. The park should be open to the public in the next 6-8 weeks.
I have also had calls regarding the sign at Channing H. Philbrick Park that was damaged this winter. We have received quotes for repairs and will be moving forward to have that sign replaced over the next 6-8 weeks.
The last Penfield Symphony Orchestra concert of the 2017-2018 season, entitled “A Little Russian,” will be held on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 PM at the Penfield High School Auditorium. This concert is sponsored by Harris Beach, PLLC. FREE rides to the concert are available from Lifespan by calling 872-0774 two weeks in advance so do not delay. This was PSO’s 62nd season of brining wonderful music to Penfield and the greater Rochester community. For more information about this concert and the upcoming 2018-19 season, please go to www.penfieldsymphony.org.
The 3rd annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial “Good Neighbor Day” will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This program was designed to help seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled to do light yard work and spring cleanup. We need volunteers of all ages, so bring the whole family to pitch-in! Volunteers will bring scrap/debris to the Penfield Spring Drop-off, rake out flower beds, plant flowers, repair lawn damage, and other helpful tasks. Terry Rothfuss was a farmer in East Penfield who was a friend to all. He was always ready and willing to help anyone at any time. When he passed away in 2014 there was a huge hole left in our community. Terry’s friends and family want to carry on his legacy of friendship by continuing to help the community and inspire others to do the same. All volunteers will meet at the Rothfuss farm (1865 Salt Road) at 7:45 AM for coffee and donuts and to receive their assignments. I hope to see you there!
With the recent nice weekend, I am optimistic that spring and summer are just around the corner. This taste of warm weather makes me start to think about the Penfield Amphitheater Summer Concert Series on the Kiwanis stage that kicks off on Friday, June 1 with the popular “Music & Food Truck Rodeo.” Enjoy music 5:00 to 8:30 PM from Penfield School performing groups. A variety of tasty food for all appetites is available starting at 4:30PM with windows up! Come join the fun with family and friends; enjoy a slice of pizza and a smoothie, try some fried dough and even a frozen custard…does it get any better than that? The music is always wonderful as the students show off their talents for the community. Please come join the fun!
The Penfield Recreation department aquatics programs offer a wide variety of swim lessons, family open/lap swim, American Red Cross Water Safety certifications, springboard diving, water yoga, and more. For more information and details about all of our programs, please check out the Pen-Rec Brochure pages 10 to 12 or log on at www.penfieldrec.org.
Until next week, enjoy the recent mild weather as we ready our homes and yards for the summer season. You will see our crews out in neighborhoods repairing sod damage from plows—and now that the asphalt plants are back open for the season we will begin to patch those unwelcome potholes that developed over the winter.