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- Supervisor’s column August 5, 2019

Reminder…the next amphitheater event will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6 with the “Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra” on stage to entertain you. Next Tuesday, August 13, will feature the “John Bolger Blues Band.” All programs begin at 6:30 PM at the Penfield Amphitheater on the Kiwanis Stage, located behind the town hall. Food will be available for purchase. I hope to see you there!

Yesterday I had the honor of attending a Girl Scout Recognition Tea for the Millwheel Division as three young ladies each received their Gold Award; congratulations to Megan Gearinger, Kaitlyn Hoitt, and Megan Reilly. Congratulations also go to girl scouts Lilly Beckwith and Sarah Borkowski, each of whom earned their Silver Award. Your families and fellow scouts should be very proud of this achievement. Thank you for your efforts and support of our community, you make a difference each day in so many lives…thank you! 

The Pen-Rec Fall 2019 brochure is now available online at Please check out all of the NEW and favorite programs we are offering this season! Registration will begin September 3 for Penfield residents, and September 10 for all others. Early registrations for a select few programs will begin August 12. Printed brochures will be mailed to homes within the next two weeks.

Do you like wine? Do you like painting? Why not try “Pint with Wine”? The Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) program will be offering one more painting and refreshment FUNdraising event on Wednesday, August 21 at 12:30 PM at the Dolomite Lodge. Step by step instructions, paint, brushes, and canvas bag will be supplied. A winter scene will be chosen as the canvas design. Finger food refreshments will be served. The program is $25 and all materials are included. Registration is required, please go online at to sign up or call 340-8655.

You may have noticed that the edges and center line of Five Mile Line Road were recently milled. This was done in preparation for a micro-paving top that will be placed on August 15 depending on weather. Five Mile Line Road is a county road and our DPW is assisting on this project.

The Penfield Wellness Committee, in conjunction with our 17-member Health Care Consortium, is excited to begin the 2019 Drink 8 to Hydrate Challenge! What is Drink 8 to Hydrate? It is a four-week hydration challenge designed to encourage you to develop the practice of drinking at least eight glasses of water per day. The challenge runs August 12 to September 15. The committee asked me to encourage all of our residents to drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day throughout the challenge period. You will be amazed on how much better you feel…good luck and stay hydrated this summer!

I close this week’s column recognizing the life of Judge Richard Rosenbaum. He was an individual who was larger than life—with a smile for everyone and a voice that filled a room. He played a role in national politics, advising four US Presidents as the Monroe County GOP Chairman, New York State Republican Chairman, and then Republican National Committeeman. 

A former State Supreme Court Justice and advisor to Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Rosenbaum twice attempted to obtain the nomination for New York State Governor; first in 1982 against businessman Lewis Lehrman and again in 1994 against eventual Governor George Pataki. He was a friend to many in the Rochester legal community, having served as a long-time partner at the Nixon Peabody law firm.

Rest in peace Judge, and thank you for your service to your town, county, and state. You have left a lasting mark on both the legal and political front across this state.

Until next week, enjoy the ongoing stretch of nice weather. Stop by the amphitheater over the next few weeks to enjoy the remainder of the summer concert series.


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