Category: Webster

The new Filling Station nears completion

The new Filling Station nears completion

Share This- I have been negligent. Back in October I wrote a teaser blog about the fact that the Filling Station Pub & Grill is moving into town from East Ridge Road into the old Burger King/Original Mac and Cheez restaurant on East Main Street. I promised a follow-up blog not long afterwards. But it has ...

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Welcome back, Town Hall!

Welcome back, Town Hall!

Like This- Town Hall is back, and it’s looking beautiful. Last weekend, the Big Move took place, when everyone and everything from Town Hall operations moved back from their temporary headquarters in the Van Ingen Building, where they have been since April while Town Hall itself was being renovated. It was ...

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Schlegel students get real-life lesson in charity

Schlegel students get real-life lesson in charity

Check This Out- If you happened by Walmart on Wednesday night to do some holiday shopping, chances are you saw a very festive group of elementary school students. They were fifth graders from Schlegel Road Elementary School, manning the Salvation Army’s red kettle, ringing bells and singing Christmas ...

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Webster sparkled for White Christmas in the Village

Webster sparkled for White Christmas in the Village

Please Share- The Electric Parade, photo courtesy Sarah Rosenberry For, like, the third year in a row, there wasn’t much “white” about Webster’s White Christmas in the Village celebration on Saturday.  Temperatures were unseasonably warm, so the village’s beautiful new streetlight ...

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Santa has arrived in Webster

Santa has arrived in Webster

Please Share-   Santa arrived in Webster last night! I got a chance to visit with him, and nabbed a cookie to boot. He had come to St. Martin Lutheran Church for their holiday event, where he took lots and lots of photos with children and sat with them for a Christmas story.  Kids also could make their ...

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Webster Legion surprises veteran with “new” car

Webster Legion surprises veteran with “new” car

Please Share- US Army veteran Brandi Christie with her new minivan.  When US Army veteran Brandi Christie and her children were invited to a family-friendly veterans’ event Thursday night at Webster’s Cottreall-Warner American Legion Post #942, she thought she was just going to watch her favorite band ...

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Christmas comes to Webster Saturday

Christmas comes to Webster Saturday

Please Share- The holiday season officially begins this Saturday in Webster, when the village celebrates White Christmas in the Village. This annual festival features horse-drawn wagon rides, a bounce house, cookie decorating, storytelling, carolers, Santa (of course), and the always very popular Electric ...

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Town Hall renovations are done!

Town Hall renovations are done!

Share This- I received some very good news from the folks at Town Hall a few days ago: the renovations are done and all Town Hall operations will be be moving back into the building on Monday, December 4. In preparation for the move, the temporary Town Hall (in the Van Ingen building) will be closed on Thursday, ...

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Webster Saturday Mailbag

Webster Saturday Mailbag

Share This- The Penfield Public Library is looking for a few enthusiastic people. The library is looking for two new members for its Board of Trustees to replace outgoing trustees whose terms have expired. The nine board members must be strong library advocates. Board members support the library by crafting a ...

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Carol Klem Day declaration packed the house

Carol Klem Day declaration packed the house

Please Share- It was standing room only in the Community Meeting Hall for Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting, and not a one of them had come to complain about some problem they were having in the village. No, the Board had announced that Tuesday November 21 would forever be known as Carol Klem Day, and ...

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Thankful for the little things

Thankful for the little things

Check This Out- Most every year at Thanksgiving, I post a long-winded list of all the things I’m thankful for. It’s an exercise that forces me to pause and think about all the little things in life that I too often taken for granted. If we’re fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads, ...

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town

Check This Out- Santa obviously knows there are a lot of good little boys and girls in Webster, because he’s making our town his first stop this holiday season. Webster’s very own Santa Claus will be spreading Christmas joy (and collecting food for the Salvation Army) on December 1 between 6 and 8 pm. at ...

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Penfield Rec offers Elf Training Workshop

Penfield Rec offers Elf Training Workshop

Check This Out- Given that this is a WEBSTER blog, I don’t often write about Penfield (even though I actually live in Penfield).  But this program being offered through the Penfield Recreation Department is just too cute. It’s called an Elf Training Workshop, and it’s for the entire family. Elf ...

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Village to honor Carol Klem

Village to honor Carol Klem

Share This- (The blog below is an article I wrote for the Webster Herald about a great person who’s getting some well-deserved recognition at the Village Board meeting next Tuesday.)   If you’ve lived in the Village of Webster for any length of time, chances are very good you know Carol Klem — or at ...

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Village Band schedules annual holiday concert

Village Band schedules annual holiday concert

Like This- The Webster Village Band will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Webster Thomas High School, 800 Five Mile Line Road in Webster. Please  note that this is a change in venue from previous years, when the concert was held at Webster Schroeder. ...

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Bourbon lovers, unite!

Bourbon lovers,  unite!

Check This Out- Wine lovers have had their day — OK, lots of them — with the Webster Wine Walks. Now bourbon lovers are getting their turn. The Webster Business Improvement District BID) and Webster Wine and Spirits will host a Bourbon Bash this coming Saturday November 18 from 6-9 p.m. at the ...

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Webster Thursday mailbag

Webster Thursday mailbag

Please Share- Lots going on as the holidays start to gear up in earnest. Here’s a fun thing to do this weekend: The Webster Thomas Players will present Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream in three shows this Thursday Friday and Saturday, November 16 through 18. All shows begin at ...

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Blood drive will honor Schroeder student

Blood drive will honor Schroeder student

Please Share- You probably know by now that I’m a huge supporter of Red Cross blood drives. Well, I wanted to especially tell you about one coming up in a few weeks, which is important for two reasons. First, this special blood drive, scheduled for Saturday November 25 at Webster Schroeder High School, is ...

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Pay it forward this holiday: Help Make Spirits Bright

Pay it forward this holiday: Help Make Spirits Bright

Please Share- There’s an awesome organization here in Webster doing awesome things for families in need this holiday, and they could use your help. Making Spirits Bright, created by Webster resident Jamie Buss, was founded in 2014 with one simple mission: to provide smiles for families in need during the ...

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Photos from Barry’s anniversary

Photos from Barry’s anniversary

Please Share- Barry’s Old School Irish hosted another epic party last night, this time in honor of the little pub’s 6th anniversary. As the Barry’s pub family has grown, it’s become commonplace for these occasions to be rather well attended, and last night was no exception. Even before ...

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