2018 PDC Meeting Calendar

January 23                   April 24               July 24                    October 23

February 27                May 22                 August 28               November 27

March 27                     June 26                September 25

Meetings of the Penfield Democratic Committee begin at 7pm in the Senior Lounge of the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

Need a ride or don’t feel comfortable coming alone? Please read here to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!



September Meeting of the PDC

Penfield Democratic Committee’s next meeting will be on the 19th. Meetings are held at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, in the Senior Lounge, at 7pm.

Please join us; we’re looking forward to meeting you!


Yearly Calendar of Town Board Meetings

Keep up with the Board’s legislative and working sessions by following this handy-dandy listing!


September Meetings of the Penfield Town Board

The Board will meet tonight (9/6/2017); see the legislative agenda here.  Due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the next legislative meeting will be held in October (10/4/17). See the yearly meeting schedule posted above for future dates.


Red Cross Summer Blood Drive

Due to a blood shortage, please consider helping your fellow humans by donating to The American Red Cross at its Blood Drive THIS Wednesday, August 30, from 1:00 – 6:00 pm at Penfield Community Center.

To schedule your appointment to donate, visit Penfield Rec’s website.


Support Penfield’s Volunteer Fire Company!

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August Happenings

*This month’s meeting of the Penfield Democratic Committee will be Tuesday, 8/22/17 at 7pm in the Senior Lounge of the Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd.*


Saturday, 8/12/17: FREE guided hike with Penfield Trails Committee! Held at Ellison Park from 9:00-11:00am. “Discover the off-beat pathways that reveal the natural vistas carved by 10,000 years of Irondequoit Creek flow. Look for the hike signs! Meet at south entrance. All events are held rain or shine. For more information and to pre-register, call Penfield Recreation at 340-8655 option 0. *Monthly hikes and trail map information are on the Recreation website – http://www.penfieldrec.org click on “Penfield Trails.” All groups must pre-register. Ages: Adults & Children 8 years & up (Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult). No pets please. Note: Please wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots/shoes) for occasional steep terrain & slippery conditions.


Penfield Public Library has lots of great offerings for all ages throughout the month of August. Visit the Monroe County Library System’s website for more information, but a few highlights are:

“He Named Me Malala”- the documentary on the youngest Noble Laureate winner. To be shown on 8/9/17 at 6:30; registration required.

“The Iron Lady”- part of the Strong Women Film Fest- about the first female Prime Minister in the UK, Margaret Thatcher. To be shown on 8/10/17 at 6:30; registration required.

“All American Solar Eclipse” Party- on the library lawn to view the solar eclipse. Free viewing glasses provided by STARnet! to the first 200 people. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks.  For all ages; registration is not required.  


August Town Board Meetings

Legislative Meetings Weds, 8/2/2017 Weds, 8/16/2017 at Town Hall
Work Sessions Weds, 8/9/2017 Weds, 8/23/2017 at Town Hall

These meetings can be viewed on Penfield’s Government Access Television. Check the town website for the meeting days and times of other committees or boards you may be interested in following or participating on.


Build a Better World

The Penfield Public Library is offering 2 programs that continue the theme of building a better world; both on Thursday, 7/27/2017.

The first is a sing-a-long for kids of all ages from 3:30-4:30 with Brooklyn-based Miss Nina Stone.

The second, for adults, will be presented by Flower City Habitat for Humanity, and begins at 7pm.

Registration is required for both events.


Build a Better World-‘Learn about Solid Waste and Recycling’

This event, offered by the Penfield Public Library is geared toward 6th-12th graders and asks the question: “What happens to all that trash we generate?”

An educator from Monroe County Environmental Services will present to students about such topics as recycling, landfills, and composting, and gives them the knowledge with which to make their world a better and cleaner place.

Wednesday, July 26 from 7- 8:30 pm at the Library; registration is required.


A Solution to Climate Change

As part of their Adult Programs, Penfield Public Library will host a speaker from Citizens Climate Lobby to lead a discussion on carbon-reducing legislation and its benefits.

Registration is required for the presentation happening THIS THURSDAY, July 13 at 7pm.


Good Neighbor Day

Want to get involved in your community? “Good Neighbor Day” is a great way to do so while helping fellow Penfield residents who will benefit from it.

As copied from the Penfield Recreation e-mail newsletter:

Join your Penfield community on Saturday, May 20 to help your neighbors do some spring cleaning!

We are looking for volunteers for the 3rd annual Terry Rothfuss Memorial Good Neighbor Day to help seniors, veterans, or those who are disabled to do light yard work and spring clean-up. We need volunteers of all ages, so bring the whole family!

Volunteers will meet at the Rothfuss Farm at 8:00 AM for refreshments and to receive assignments. Volunteers should plan to work until noon at the latest.

Also, are you someone who could use the extra hand, or do you know someone who could? Let us know! We will bring scrap to the Penfield Drop-off, rake out flower beds, plant flowers, fix lawn damage from plows, and much more!

To sign up to help or be helped, please call Sabrina at 340-8651, or email srenner@penfield.org.

Terry Rothfuss was a farmer in east Penfield who was a friend to all. He was always ready and willing to help anyone at any time. When he passed away in 2014 there was a huge hole left in the community. His friends and family are carrying on Terry’s legacy of friendship by continuing to help their community and inspire others to do the same.


April PDC Meeting

The next meeting of the Penfield Democratic Committee will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 7pm. The PDC meets in the Senior Lounge of the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.


Legislative Town Board Meetings: April 2017

Penfield Town Board holds their legislative sessions on Wednesdays, April 5 & 19. These meetings offer residents the opportunity to speak to, or ask questions of, the Board publicly on issues being addressed on that evening’s agenda. These sessions can be viewed live on PCTV, Penfield’s public access channel and on-line. The work sessions, held on alternate Wednesdays, do not allow for any chance to speak to the issue at hand. Both types of Town Board meetings give residents an inside view of decisions being made by our elected officials…decisions that continually affect the town, its residents and the quality of life.


Campaign Boot Camp

Are you feeling inspired to run for town board or to help a candidate run their campaign? If so, consider attending Campaign Boot Camp…an afternoon workshop put together by the Eastside Democrats (committees of Perinton, Penfield, and Pittsford) that will be held on April 1, 2017.

Read more at the Perinton Dems’ website and register early as space is limited!



February Meeting of PDC

The Penfield Democratic Committee’s next meeting is scheduled for 2/27/2017 at 7pm at the Penfield Community Center.  Come check out what some of your neighbors are doing to make our town a better place to live, and get involved!


February Town Board Meeting

The second meeting of the Penfield Town Board will be 2/15/2017 at 7pm, at Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue in the auditorium.

Come listen to decisions the Town Board is considering, and making, on your behalf! Ask questions or give the Board feedback during the public participation segment of the meeting!

This is a great way to learn more about what’s going on in Penfield!


PDC January Meeting

The next meeting of the Penfield Democratic Committee is Tuesday, 1/24/2017 at 7pm. Please join us in the Senior Lounge of the Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.

We hope to see you there!

*We will be collecting canned pasta goods for the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf for delivery in February. If you would like to donate, please bring your canned goods to Tuesday’s meeting.

Thanks in advance!


PCSD Public Meeting

Apologies for the late notice! The Penfield Central School District will hold a public information meeting tonight, January 18,2017 regarding the 2018 Elementary Additions Project.

Items to be discussed include the need for more classrooms at Scribner Road, Cobbles, and Indian Landing elementary schools, as well as changes to certain facilities.

Meeting to be held in the Commons at Penfield High School from 7-8:30p. Find out more here.


Events in Early February

The Penfield Public Library will be holding two opportunities to discuss issues that affect all of us.  The first, “Community Conversation on Race and Poverty” will be held Thursday, 2/2/2017 from 6-8pm. The second, “Community Conversations on Democracy: Post Election” is on Sunday, 2/5/2017 from 3:30-4:30pm.

For more info on these events or others, go to their website  or call them at (585) 340-8720.


Rent Your Garden Bed at PCVG!

My family and I are lucky enough to live next door to the Community Garden, so I can assure you what a great thing this is for our town. The following information comes from the Penfield Recreation email newsletter for January 2017.

“The Penfield Community Victory Garden is located on a 3.3 acre piece of town-owned land located at 1747 Five Mile Line Rd., near Rothfuss Park. The garden is divided into 7′ x 16′ or 7′ x 32′ plots that may be rented by Penfield residents. The PCVG…is designed and operated to provide Penfield residents with an opportunity to grow their own ORGANIC based vegetables, flowers, and herbs for their own consumption or for the needy. The garden also provides for the development of the Penfield community by working together to improve the garden, sharing knowledge and techniques of organic gardening and managing the garden through the PCV Garden volunteer committee.

Volunteers are always needed for many aspects of the planning and oversight of the garden, as well as manual labor. No experience necessary! To volunteer, or for more information, please email srenner@penfield.org, or call (585) 340-8651.

Thank you to the following businesses who have generously donated time or products to the garden: Vermi-Green, Broccolo’s Garden Center, Harris Garden Center, Bauman’s Farm Market, Floy-Mar Farms.”

Check out PCVG’s own website for more information.


An invitation from PCSD Superintendent, in partnership with surrounding school districts.


Dear PCSD Families,

The Penfield Central School District is proud to be partnering with the Fairport, Pittsford and West Irondequoit school districts to bring a powerful film to our communities. We will be showing the documentary, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” and hosting a facilitated discussion on this important topic at 7 pm Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the PHS auditorium. The film is recommended for teens (gr. 9-12) and adults. While this can sometimes be an uncomfortable topic, it’s important that we address this issue as a community and we hope that you will join us for this discussion.  More information about the film and additional screenings can be found on the attached flyer.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to address the needs of the whole student.

Film Screening Flyer

Thomas K. Putnam, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools