Tomorrow marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, a day that will have a lasting impact on our great country. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. It was the deadliest terror attack on American soil. We will not falter…we will not fear…we will not fail…we will not forget!
Mark your calendars for the 42nd annual Penfield Used Book Sale this week at the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. The sale features more than 85,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and videos at bargain prices. All items are sorted into categories that include local history, numerous specials, records, games, puzzles, computer software, and more. This sale is presented by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library and proceeds will benefit the Penfield Public Library. Payment may be made with cash, check or credit card. Due to narrow aisles, no strollers are permitted; and no food or beverages will be allowed on the sales floor. Please bring your own bags.
Used book sale schedule: Pre-sale for Friends of Penfield Public Library is Tuesday, September 11, 2:00 to 9:00 PM (memberships are $5.00 per family; renew early or sign up at the door). Open to all Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Friday, September 14, 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm (half-price day); and Saturday, September 15, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM ($3.00 bag sale, Wegmans/Tops reusable bags are acceptable; specials remain half-price).
Insider information…according to Gary Richardson, this year’s book sale co-chair, there will be an unusually high number of local history titles and some very desirable DVD sets of television shows—so get there early so as not to miss out!
September 9 to 15 is National Assisted Living Week with the theme of “Capture the Moment.” This year’s theme hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on pivotal moments of their lives. With the theme’s word play referencing photography, residents may refer to pictures or videos from their past.
This evening I will have the honor and pleasure of joining Senator Rich Funke at Heathwood Penfield Community to present a proclamation recognizing the importance of this week and to proclaim September 9 to 15 as National Assisted Living Week in the Town of Penfield.
Please join me in recognizing Heathwood Penfield community staff, caregivers, residents, and families for all they do throughout the year. Penfield is proud to be a wellness community with a tradition of honoring its residents and recognizing them for their contributions to our town, county and country.
My office has received many resident calls asking if the Town will be hosting a fall drop-off event like we do in the spring. The answer is “no” to a general drop off event. We will, however, be holding our sixth annual “Fall Recycling Day” on Saturday, October 13 from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the DPW complex, 1607 Jackson Road. Residents may bring the following materials to this event: brush/branches (not leaves); metals and appliances; papers for secure document destruction, and clothing/linens for the St. Pauly textile shed. There will be NO ELECTRONICS recycling due to the complexity and costs of the ever-changing electronics market. Monroe County’s “ecopark” will accept electronics for a fee, please visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark for more details.
The Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 schedule is hot off the press! Their first concert is Monday, October 22 with “Wonderful Williams” sponsored by Heathwood Assisted Living. The PSO has provided excellence in classical music for more than 60 years and this year marks Dr. David Harman’s 19th year as Music Director and Conductor. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM at the Penfield High School auditorium with convenient parking. Free rides to concerts are available from Lifespan by calling 872-0774. Please call two weeks before the concerts to schedule a ride. For more information on this concert and others please go to www.penfieldsymphony.org.
Pen-Rec’s next out-to-lunch event is Friday, October 12 with a visit to Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery. This winery is one of the oldest and most recognized wineries in the Finger Lakes Region and upstate New York. Wagner Vineyards has 30 award winning wines ranging from bone dry to dessert wine sweet. Whether your palate prefers red wine, white wine, light and sweet wines made from grapes native to the Finger Lakes region, or dry European or vinifera style wines, you will be sure to find a wine to enjoy! Depart the Penfield Community Center at 11:00 AM and return at 4:00 PM. For more information or to reserve your seat, please go to www.penfieldrec.org or call the Recreation Department at 340-8655.
I hope to see you at Tastin’ the Blues this coming Saturday, September 15 from noon to 4:00 PM where you can enjoy good food, a variety of beer samples, and great music…it will be fun for the entire family!
Until next week, enjoy the start of our fall weather and please support our local farm markets this season. Also, remember to watch out for stopped school buses with their flashing lights picking up or dropping off our youngest residents!