As the weather begins to warm up in the coming weeks and we see signs of spring, the town will begin to receive calls regarding lawn damage from our road and/or sidewalk plows. It is our policy and practice to go throughout the town and repair this damage. Please allow time during March and April for us to complete this work as weather permits. If you have any questions you may contact our DPW at 340-8710.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) would like to remind residents that there are individuals who like to “shop” our vehicles for valuables such as loose change, purses, computers, cell phones, GPS, radar detectors, and more. In many cases, as officers are taking reports following a theft, they discover the vehicles were unlocked! To protect yourself, do not leave valuables in your car. If for some reason you feel you need to leave valuables in your vehicle, keep them hidden and lock your doors. Also, do not put valuables in your trunk in open view at the gym or shopping center—you never know who is watching. The Sheriff’s Department has had great success in arresting a number of these individuals; however, it seems as though there are others willing to take up this illegal occupation…please do not make yourself a victim!
If you are senior in need of tax help please note that the AARP/Tax Aide is offering FREE income tax return preparation to seniors once a week on Wednesdays at the Penfield Community Center through April 3. Appointments are required. Their goal is to provide FREE services for low to moderate income households with an emphasis on assisting seniors 60 and older. (AARP membership is NOT required). To make an appointment you must call 340-8655, ext-0.
The Recreation Department has asked me to remind parents and campers that the 2019 Pen-Rec Summer Day Camp 2019 is filling up quickly. If you have not signed up, please consider doing so before all your favorite dates and locations are taken. New items to summer camp 2019 include one-week sessions, a weekly bounce house, special theme days, and the former 10 percent online-only discount is now built into the fee for all! Our summer camp is certified by the NYS Department of Health and participants must provide current immunization records. The participant’s up-to-date records must be sent via email to email@example.com, faxed to 585-340-8617, or be mailed/hand delivered to the Penfield Recreation Department on or before your child’s first day of summer camp.
The Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance (PVEA) will be holding a blood drive this Friday, March 15 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at their base, 1585 Jackson Road. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To schedule your life saving appointment please call 1-800-RED-Cross or visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor keyword: PVEA.
Mark your calendars: the Town of Penfield will be hosting Passport Night in Penfield on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the town hall auditorium. Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 340-8629 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
One last reminder…the next Flapjack Saturday Community Fundraiser sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Penfield (FBP) will be held this Saturday, March 16, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at 1862 Penfield Road. FBP invites you for delicious pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, and more…all for just $5.00 per person. All March proceeds will go directly to benefit Habitat for Humanity. For more information and details, please visit www.fbpenfield.org.
Until next week, enjoy the longer days. It looks as though we are starting to see some glimmer of spring!