Category: Webster

Strike Back Martial Arts joins national registry

Strike Back Martial Arts joins national registry

Check This Out- Congratulations to my friends and colleagues at Strike Back Martial Arts, which has recently been accepted as a member of the Adaptive Martial Arts Association (AMAA). The AMAA is a national organization which describes itself as a resource for students and instructors to gather and share ideas, ...

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End break week with some great library programs

End break week with some great library programs

Share This- If your kids are beginning to get a little bored with having so much time on their hands this week, here are a few great kid and family-friendly library programs you’re gonna love. Friday night Feb. 23, bring the family to the Webster Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an after-hours ...

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She’s baaaaack!

She’s baaaaack!

Check This Out- You would think, with a week off of school, I would be taking advantage of all the free time I have to be writing up a storm. Turns out, that has not quite been the case. I did, indeed have a long list of things I wanted to accomplish this week. It included buy a dishwasher, buy a printer, clean ...

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Help out puppies in need next week

Help out puppies in need next week

Like This- A couple of fun events coming up I want to throw out there today. I just saw this notice on Facebook from Knucklehead Craft Brewing in West Webster: Did you know Friday February 23 is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day? To celebrate, stop in to Knucklehead on Wednesday, 2/21/18 and bring a ...

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Ping pong and basketball news

Ping pong and basketball news

Share This- Thanks to Debbie Kazimer for sending me the following information about the ping pong tournament held at Thomas High School Tuesday afternoon. The charity tournament was organized by National Honor Society seniors Ben Kazimer, Matt Hill, David Tomer and Will Johnson to benefit Honor Flight, Rochester. ...

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Stop the presses!

Stop the presses!

Check This Out- I only got this notification yesterday afternoon, but it sounds like a fun and worthwhile event which I need to pass along. Come to Webster Thomas High School on Feb 13th from 3 to 5 p.m. National Honor Society Seniors Ben Kazimer, Matt Hill, David Tomer and Will Johnson are hosting a Charity ...

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The Filling Station is open for dinner!

The Filling Station is open for dinner!

Please Share- After what seemed like forever, the news everyone has been waiting for has finally come — The Filling Station will finally be open for lunch — AND dinner — starting this evening. That is, barring unseen complications or a snowstorm keeping them from driving to Buffalo and picking ...

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Bella’s Bumbas feeling the love

Bella’s Bumbas feeling the love

Please Share- A few weeks ago, you might remember seeing a story in the D&C (which I reposted here in my blog) about Bella’s Bumbas, a terrific Webster-based organization run by Rebecca Orr and her husband Marty Parzynski, dedicated to building miniature wheelchairs for children with a wide variety of ...

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Good news from the Filling Station

Good news from the Filling Station

Please Share- This is news everyone has been waiting for … sort of. The new Filling Station Pub and Grill will open beginning tomorrow, Sunday February 4, for lunches only. They’re still working on getting a transfer of their liquor license, so thy can’t serve liquor yet, but hopefully that ...

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Benji’s Pizza and Grill opens in BayTowne

Benji’s Pizza and Grill opens in BayTowne

Check This Out- I believe that a town can’t have too many pizza places. There are so many different ways to make a pizza — lots of sauce, little sauce, thick crust, thin crust, crunchy crust, flat  pepperoni, chunk pepperoni… and then there’s WINGS! It’s nice to have a variety to ...

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Capt. Brad Ball named Firefighter of the Year

Capt. Brad Ball named Firefighter of the Year

Share This- There are lots of benefits to writing this blog. One of the best is that I get to meet — and become friends with — some of the finest people who ever walked the streets of this town. Captain Brad Ball of the Webster Volunteer Fire Department is one of them. That’s why I am pleased to ...

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Spreading the joy of books at Schlegel

Spreading the joy of books at Schlegel

Share This- How many ways can you find to read a book aloud? Schlegel Elementary School figured out about a half dozen ways to do that Thursday. The occasion was World Read Aloud Day, and the entire school participated. Library Media Specialist Jamie Palmer took the lead. Step one was to assign all the students ...

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Fundraiser will benefit the JACK Foundation

Fundraiser will benefit the JACK Foundation

Share This- Jack’s Place, the first playground built by the JACK Foundation, is located in Penfield’s Rothfuss Park.  The JACK Foundation is moving ahead with plans to build their second dinosaur-themed playground, and this one will be in Webster. To make that playground a reality, they need your ...

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Puzzle me this….

Puzzle me this….

Share This- Just some of the puzzles that have already been collected at the library for National Puzzle Day.  Did you know that this coming Monday is National Puzzle Day? No better way to celebrate than to visit the Webster Public Library and play with family and new friends. As part of the activities, the ...

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Rochester Rhapsody delivers Valentine’s Day in song

Rochester Rhapsody delivers Valentine’s Day in song

Check This Out- Got a sweetheart you really want to impress this Valentine’s Day? The Rochester Rhapsody Chorus has got you covered. The Webster-based Rochester Rhapsody Chorus is an organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style. They’ll be offering Singing ...

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Casino night will raise money to fight rare cancers

Casino night will raise money to fight rare cancers

Share This-   A Penfield-based non-profit organization called Be uninTIMidated has a fundraiser coming up in a few weeks which I want to tell you all about, because the organization and the people who run it are top-notch. First, some background. In April 2012, Penfield resident Tim Wesley was diagnosed ...

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Webster high school plays just around the corner

Webster high school plays just around the corner

Please Share- If you happened to see Saturday’s D&C, you might have seen my article about high school plays taking place this spring all over Rochester’s east side. Of particular interest to my readers here in Webster, I was able to spotlight Webster Schroeder’s upcoming production of Les ...

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An(other) update on the Filling Station

An(other) update on the Filling Station

Like This- The sign has been installed on the front of the building, the decorations and photographs are hung on the walls, and all of the video games and furniture pieces are ready to be pushed into place. But if you were to stop into the new Filling Station Pub and Grill, which is (slowly) moving into the old ...

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Chip off the old blog

Chip off the old blog

Check This Out- There’s a new columnist in town, and it’s a proud mommy moment for me. My daughter Erin has officially become a new columnist for the Webster Herald. Her column, which she is calling the “Village Beat,” will be published every two weeks in the Herald, and on the village ...

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More about Bella’s Bumbas

More about Bella’s Bumbas

Please Share- For those of my blog readers who don’t subscribe to the Democrat and Chronicle, I’d like to share with you my Our Towns East Extra story which ran in the paper this morning. It tells about an incredible Webster couple who have dedicated themselves to changing the lives of young children ...

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