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

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, 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