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Some well-deserved recognition for our Webster girls softball team

15 Oct

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You may remember a blog I wrote back in early August about our Webster Girls Softball WAA Xtreme Fastpitch Travel Team, and the very successful season they had just completed.

They ended the year with an overall record of 64-6-1 and captured their fifth championship. Earlier this month, the team’s outstanding achievements were honored by the Monroe County Legislature with a Certificate of Recognition, which noted the team members’ success on the field, in the classroom and in the community, and the outstanding sportsmanship and respect they showed all year to officials and opposing team members.

Congratulations, ladies!

 

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How about a ride to school in a fire truck?

11 Oct
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(photo courtesy WVFD Facebook page)

Wouldn’t your kids love to get a ride to school in a fire truck? Boy, would they be the talk of the entire school day!

That’s the great prize awaiting two lucky winners of a fire-preparedness contest going on right now, hosted by the Webster and West Webster volunteer fire departments.

Part of being prepared in case of a fire in your home is creating an escape plan, and practicing it with the whole family. For the contest, students are asked to make a drawing depicting their home escape plan, then submit it to the WVFD Facebook page.

Here are the details:

  1. Entries will be by students currently in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  2. Students must live in Webster and attend school in the Webster district.
  3. Entries will consist of a drawing of an escape plan of the student’s home. For ideas on how to do this, click here.
  4. Entries must have the student’s first and last name, school, current grade in school, home address, and parent’s contact information on the back.
  5. Submit drawings via private message to the Webster Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page or bring the submission to our open house at 35 South Ave on Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (during the Trick-or-Treat Trail in the village).
  6. Two winners will be picked at random, one from the Webster Fire Department district and one from the West Webster Fire Department district.

Entries must be received by midnight on October 27, and the ride to school will be held the first week of November.

And even if your student doesn’t win, just thinking about, planning and practicing an escape plan in case of a fire in your home makes everyone a winner.

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Blood drive day 2 is Thursday

9 Oct

 

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I’m proud to belong to the Webster community.

The support today for the biannual Webster Community Blood Drive at St. Paul Church was amazing. I overheard one of the volunteers say there were 77 appointments made today alone, and we still have one more day in the drive.

You can see a photo above of the prizes that are being offered to donors — everyone who shows up gets 10 raffle tickets for your choice of great prizes donated by local businesses. PLUS you get other prizes including a free pint of ice cream from Bruster’s. (EVERYONE gets that!)

But more to the point, donating blood actually helps save lives. That’s the real win/win for everyone who comes.

So if you didn’t have a chance to get there on Wednesday, please consider stopping by day two of the drive Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Dr. I highly recommend you make an appointment; this drive is very popular, and it will get you through more quickly.  You do that by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by logging onto http://www.redcrossblood.org.

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Webster community mailbag

8 Oct

This is a busy week coming up in Webster.

klem northFor starters, I just got a notice this morning from the folks over at Klem North Elementary, asking me to post this notice about an upcoming PTSA meeting.

As you can see, the meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at 6:30 in the library.

Please consider getting involved in your school’s PTSA if you aren’t already. They do so much to support our students and staff members — and as I one of those teachers, I speak from experience. Even if you can give an hour occasionally for a special event, that would be great.

I’m always happy to publicize community events like this, so please remember me when you need help getting the word out. Email your notices to missyblog@gmail.com.

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This Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 10-12), the Friends of the Webster Library will host their fall used book sale at the library, 980 Ridge Rd., off Van Ingen Drive at the back of the plaza.

On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., all hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AND Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. are Bag Days; $4 fills an entire bag with books.

And get this! You can even use your credit card. So make your way to the sale and stock up on books for the long winter ahead.

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St. Rita School’s 35th annual Craft Sale returns this Saturday Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping, and with 100 vendors signed up this year, it’s a perfect opportunity.

There’s plenty of free parking, and there’s no admission. St. Rita School is located at 1008 Maple Drive in W. Webster.

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October is domestic violence awareness month, so proceeds from this month’s Saturday Flapjack Community Breakfast at the First Baptist Church of Penfield will be donated to Resolve, an organization dedicated to intervening and preventing domestic and sexual violence against women.

The breakfast is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the church, at Penfield’s four corners. For $6 per person, enjoy pancakes, pure maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, and beverages. The church is handicap accessible.

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nick KThe Nick K 5K will be running its 6th annual event this Saturday Oct. 12 beginning at 8 a.m. at Webster Parks and Recreation, 1350 Chiyoda Drive.

Nicholas Kapusniak was killed on March 1, 2014 when a drive-by shooter fired into a group of college students in St. Louis, Missouri. Nick is a former resident of Webster and was attending school at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

The Nick K 5K hopes to draw attention to the violence that is becoming commonplace in our schools and cities. Part of the proceeds will go to local Crime Stoppers in Rochester and St. Louis, with the rest being put towards scholarships in his name at his high school in Waukesha, Wisconsin and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Runners and walkers can register by clicking here. Cost is $25, and includes a t-shirt and other giveaways. Walk-up registrations will be accepted the morning of the race beginning at 7:15AM.

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Webster Fall Fest returns Oct. 5

26 Sep

The Town of Webster and Webster Parks and Recreation will kick off fall with the annual Webster Fall Festival, on Saturday October 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at Gosnell Big Woods, 680 Vosburg Road.

This is an awesome family-friendly event with donuts, cider, wagon rides, children’s crafts and games, pony rides, hot dogs, donuts and live country music courtesy Tennessee Lights. Admission is free and there’s plenty of parking.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.

I went to this event last year and had a lot of fun. You’re sure to see some neighbors and friends there, and it’s a very inexpensive way for the whole family to enjoy early autumn. Click here to see a gallery of photos from last year.

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Village Quilt Shoppe in the news

22 Sep
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Village Quilt Shoppe owners Vanetta Parshall and Monique Liberti

Just a quick note this morning to point everyone to my Our Towns East Extra column this morning in the Democrat and Chronicle, in which I feature one of the village’s newest businesses, the Village Quilt Shoppe. Its arrival is helping to revitalize East Main Street.

You can find a link to the article here. 

Remember to also “like” my Webster on the Web Facebook page to stay on top of all sorts of Webster happenings.

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Run, walk or roll to benefit Miracle Field

20 Sep

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The 5th annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K and Miracle Field Stroll is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 29, and I’d like to encourage EVERYONE to take part.

Not a runner? No problem. You can walk. You can even bring along the baby in a stroller, or your dog. The main thing is that you come, because it’s going to be great exercise with a lot of new friends, doesn’t cost too much AND it benefits a great cause.

The annual Run, Walk & Roll benefits Challenger Miracle Field, an adaptive sports field for children with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities. Specifically, this year the event is raising money to help complete the all-inclusive Karpus Family Play with Possibilities Playground,

This year’s race will be even better than ever, since for the very first time, it will begin and end right at Miracle Field, behind Town Hall on Ridge Road. In its four previous years, it started at Thomas High School, but it just seems RIGHT that everything is focused around Miracle Field this year. After all, it’s a beautiful facility and it’s a great opportunity for more people to see it and realize that.

The race course will begin at the corner of Hard Rd. and Van Ingen Drive. Runners will go north on Hard Road, onto the Route 104 bike trail, around the North Ponds loop and back to Miracle Field, where refreshments await.

The Miracle Field Stroll with take place on the field and on the sidewalk by the soon-to-be-built Karpus Family Play with Possibilities Playground! You’ll enjoy the field that so many children of different abilities have been playing on and enjoy music to dance along with as you walk.

Cost is just $20 for the 5K (for both runners and wheelchair athletes) and $17 for strollers. On the day of the race, the cost goes up to $30 and $22, so try to register early.

It all begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday Sept. 29. Click here for more information and to register. And to read more about the amazingness that is Miracle Field, click here.

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Little town. BIG garage sale.

9 Sep

This event is a little far afield, but I think it’s something everyone on this side of town will want to know about.

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It’s Pultneyville’s 30th annual Community Garage Sale, scheduled this year for Saturday, Sept 21, from 9 am. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

This huge event is sponsored by and benefits the Williamsville-Pultneyville Historical Society. On their website, they describe it as

a large flea market in Centennial Park in the center of Pultneyville. Homeowners support the event by having garage sales at their homes. Homemade pies and coffee are sold at the Society during the day and food vendors are available.

It sounds like a don’t-miss event for anyone who enjoys a good garage sale. Centennial Park is located at Lake Ave. and Hamilton St. For more information or to become a vendor, visit http://www.w-phs.org.

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Webster Central PTSA marks 60 years

6 Sep

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Now that the new school year has begun, it’s time to give a big shout-out to our school PTSA organizations. They’ve already begun to work overtime, coming up with creative ways to welcome kids back to school, introducing new staff members, organizing spirit wear sales, and managing a thousand other details that characterize the first days and weeks of school.

Here in Webster, our PTSA is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, so they’ve come up with some extra special prizes to encourage students, parents, grandparents, district residents, even non-district residents to join the cause.

Here are the details:

  • Join by Sept. 15 and be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to a Knighthawks game, and four tickets to an Amerks game — plus their yearbook and a hockey stick.
  • Join by Oct. 1 to win a $100 gift card to Pub 235 and four tickets to Webster Theatre Guild’s October production of The Addams Family.
  • Join by Nov. 1 to win a one-year family membership to the Webster Aquatic Center.
  • Enter by Dec. 1 to win a one-year family membership to the Bay View Family YMCA.

Plus, all year long, members enjoy discounts at Salvatore’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Waffle Factory, Color Me Mine, Bruegger’s Bagels, and more.

PTSA membership is only $10 for adults and $5 for students. No volunteering or meetings are required, and every penny goes to support our students and staff members.

Our PTSA leadership team has set an optimistic goal of 1,500 members this year to help celebrate the 60th anniversary. Please consider being one of them.

For more information and an on-line link to join, click here.

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Mark your calendars for these village events

4 Sep

Hot on the heels of a very busy and very entertaining summer activities schedule, the Village of Webster has announced its next round of events.

Beer Walk

Coming up on Saturday Sept. 14 is the next Beer Walk, sponsored by the Coach Sports Bar. From 4 to 7 p.m. you can stop into several bars and restaurants in town and sample a variety of brews.  Word on the street is that JoJo’s Bistro and Wine Bar will be open in beer mugtime to participate, so you’re definitely going to want to check that out.

The walk will begin at the Coach on West Main St. Tickets are $12 and are available online here. Check there also for more details, including which venues will be participating in the walk.

Trick or Treat Trail

The 2019 Village of Webster Trick or Treat Trail takes place Saturday Oct. 26, beginning with a costume contest at 11, followed by the trail through the village from noon to 3 p.m. Stay tuned here for more details as that date approaches.

Bourbon Bash

Bourbon lovers are not forgotten. The next Bourbon Bash will be held on Saturday Nov. 16 at the Harmony House, from 6 to 9 p.m. Local and regional distillers will be on hand for you to taste their finest bourbons and whiskeys along with food sampling from the local restaurants. Tickets will be available in October for that event.

White Christmas in the Village

santaCapping off the year is one of my favorite village festivals, White Christmas in the Village. This year it is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m., followed — of course — by the very popular Electric Parade at 6:30. More details to come about that event as well.

For more information about these events, visit www.websterbid.com

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