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- Supervisor's column December 26, 2018

Attention Pen-Rec enthusiasts! We accidently left these amazing programs out of our Winter/Spring 2019 program brochure and we did not want you to miss them just because we messed up!

Zumba…come enjoy the workout that feels like a party and is adaptable for everyone! Zumba is a fusion of dance music/moves from around the world, combined with fitness movements. There are no right or wrong steps and no experience or dance ability is needed. Just do what feels comfortable for you and enjoy. Burn up to 900 calories in one hour with instructor, Shelley (Contento) Ball. Shelley has been teaching Zumba, dance, and fitness classes for all levels and populations, both locally and internationally for over 15 years. She is extremely passionate about her classes, her students, and her routines. Come feel the music and get hooked on the energy!

Shelly (Contento) Ball
133860-01    Mon    Jan 14-Feb 18     6:00-7:00PM        $36                  
133860-02    Mon    Mar 4-Apr 8         6:00-7:00PM        $36
133860-03    Mon    Apr 15-May 20    6:00-7:00PM        $36                                   
Penfield Community Center

Knitting Refresher…need a little help getting that next project started or finished? Join the knitting circle lead by avid knitter Joyce Bossard. No experience is necessary; she will teach anyone looking to learn as well as encourage life-long knitters who want an idea or an excuse to knit. Joyce has hundreds of patterns to share as well as a relaxed fun-filled atmosphere to knit in. Don’t knit, but crochet? No problem, any textile hobby is welcome!

Joyce Bossard 
162640-A      Mon      Jan 28-Mar 25     1:00-3:00PM     $24
(no class 2/18)
162640-B      Mon      Apr 1-May 20      1:00-3:00PM     $24
Penfield Community Center

Register online now at

Did you receive a new TV, computer, monitor, tablet, or other electronic device this holiday season? We are reminded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) this it is illegal to dispose of old, unwanted televisions and other covered electronic equipment (CCE) in the trash. Ecopark (located at 10 Avion Drive near the airport) is a partnership between Monroe County and Waste Management; they will accept most electronic waste as well many other materials. For more information including hours of operation, items they will and will not accept for recycling, and to find alternate drop-off locations, go to

I am reminded by the Tax Receiver that the town and county tax bills will be available on December 31. If you are traveling and need your bill to go to a winter address, please contact the Tax Office at 340-8626.

Christmas tree recycling is once again available at the DPW facility, 1607 Jackson Road. All trees will be ground up and made part of the free mulch pile at the town hall from early spring until we run out of material for the year. Thank you in advance for not sending your tree to the landfill.

Reminder…program registration for Pen-Rec’s Winter/Spring 2019 offerings begins on Wednesday January 2, 2019 so do not delay as our programs fill up quickly due to their popularity!

The January 2 town board meeting is the organizational meeting for the year. At this meeting appointments are made for boards and committees, salaries are established, various contracts are authorized, banking arrangements are confirmed, consultants are named, and many other similar administrative tasks are addressed. Please tune-in to watch town board meetings live on Penfield Government Access cable channel 1303. You can also log on at for live streaming video and to view recorded videos of past meetings of interest. Please stay connected to your local government.

Important dates and events in history: December 31, 1970 : The United States begins withdrawing troops from Vietnam; December 31, 1999 – Panama gains control of the Panama Canal from the United States; January 1, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves.

Until next week, enjoy the short week between Christmas and New Year’s Day with family and friends!


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