Category: Webster

Thoughts from the trail

Thoughts from the trail

Check This Out- In honor of Earth Day, I decided to bring several Wegmans bags with me today on my regular Barry’s Runner’s Saturday fun run/walk, and pick up trash as I ran. I don’t run the bike path much anymore since I’m afraid of turning an ankle, but I do enjoy running along the ...

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Love your library

Love your library

Share This- Chances are you didn’t realize this, but last week was National Love Your Library Week. But don’t worry; all is not lost. If you get right on it, you can nominate our Webster Public Library as the best of the best public libraries. Just click here to fill out the nomination form, but do it ...

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Barry’s isn’t #1 (yet), but……..

Barry’s isn’t #1 (yet), but……..

Like This- The accolades just keep on coming for Barry’s Old School Irish. And this time, our little Irish pub has been recognized internationally. A recent ranking published by the London-based Irish Post has ranked Barry’s Old School Irish #17 on a list of the “Top 32 Irish Pubs in ...

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What I found out at Community Arts Day

What I found out at Community Arts Day

Check This Out- I mentioned in a few of my previous posts how much I look forward to Community Arts Day every year, in large part because I get to check in with a lot of community agencies and visit with some people I only see once a year — at this event. As usual, this year I came away with a whole bunch ...

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Photos from Community Arts Day 2018

Photos from Community Arts Day 2018

Check This Out- I think we’re all feeling grateful that the messy weather expected earlier in the day Saturday waited until the evening to arrive. That meant that Community Arts Day 2018 could proceed with nary a hitch. As expected, I spent more than three hours there yesterday, doing lap after lap of the ...

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Definitely NOT Webster news.

Definitely NOT Webster news.

Please Share- Allyssa Hatch and her little sister Alexis, from Pittsford, work together to collect trash during last year’s Clean Sweep. They’ll be back this year with reinforcements from Allyssa’s Girl Scout troop. (Provided) I beg your indulgence this morning, Webster readers. The Our Towns East Extra column I ...

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The mulch is back!

The mulch is back!

Share This- It’s one of the surest signs of spring — the huge mulch pile which consumes a chunk of the parking lot behind Town Hall on Ridge Road every April. Well, it’s back, courtesy the Town of Webster Highway Department, despite the fact that yard work weather still hasn’t really ...

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Fun Saturday ahead

Fun Saturday ahead

Like This- I’m really looking forward to Saturday. One of my favorite events of the year has returned — Community Arts Day at Webster Schroeder High School. Community Arts Day is our school district’s annual show-off day. Students from every one of our elementary, middle and high schools will have ...

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Mark your calendar for these town events

Mark your calendar for these town events

Check This Out- This week’s column by Town of Webster Supervisor Ron Nesbitt is just packed with interesting news which I am pleased to pass on. Road construction has begun at the corner of Phillips and Schlegel roads. This project will include widening the roadway, widening the shoulders, and completing ...

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Webster PTSA spreads kindness one locker at a time

Webster PTSA spreads kindness one locker at a time

Check This Out- I love stories like this one. Thursday morning, every single student in all four Webster secondary schools arrived to find inspirational notes taped to their lockers. The project was coordinated and implemented by the Webster Central PTSA, several of whose members fanned out Wednesday night to ...

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That call from the library? It’s a scam

That call from the library? It’s a scam

Please Share- I’ve seen this message now from a few of our east-side libraries, including Webster, and I think it’s important enough to pass along. A library patron has reported receiving a phone call from a woman claiming she is from a collection agency working for the Monroe County Library System. ...

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We need more friends like these

We need more friends like these

Please Share- I happened to be reading through my most recent edition of the Friends of Webster Trails newsletter, and I came across something that made me stop in my tracks. In his introductory notes, editor John Boettcher noted that “Treasurer Bill Polito and Membership Chair Denise Bilsback (have) our ...

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The Knuckleheads are at it again

The Knuckleheads are at it again

Share This- Every time I turn around it seems that Len Dummer and George Cline, the owners of Knucklehead Craft Brewing in West Webster, are raising money for some deserving community agency. Last Thursday, for example, they presented a check for $1,000 to Foodlink. Four four weeks, the Knuckleheads donated $1 ...

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Webster mini mailbag

Webster mini mailbag

Please Share- Just a few quick events taking place this weekend I wanted to remind you about. The first is the Webster Thomas Players production of Pippin, which actually is about to raise its opening night curtain as I write this. This is going to be an outstanding performance. If you have never seen our high ...

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Get well at ROC & Soul Fitness

Get well at ROC & Soul Fitness

Share This- One of the village of Webster’s newest businesses, ROC & Soul Fitness, has a special event coming up dedicated to helping us all get and stay healthy. It’s their Open House/Wellness Day this Saturday, March 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will bring together several Webster and ...

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A few post-St. Pat’s Day stories

A few post-St. Pat’s Day stories

Share This- As I walked through the halls of Schlegel Rd. Elementary School last week, I came upon a bulletin board peppered with St. Patrick’s Day-themed stories written by Janet Gibson’s fourth grade students. They impressed me so much that I encouraged Janet to let me post a few of them in honor of ...

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Community Arts Day needs volunteers

Community Arts Day needs volunteers

Check This Out- As sure as sighting a robin is a sign of spring, I know that April is just around the corner when I start getting emails about Community Arts Day. I’ll post more detailed information and photos about this great annual event soon, but for starters, here’s a quick reminder from the ...

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Marshmallow Masterpieces on Display in Webster

Marshmallow Masterpieces on Display in Webster

Please Share- Today I am pleased to step aside for a guest blogger, Justin Karnisky. Justin is a Boy Scout with Troop 110, and submitted this excellent follow-up article about an event that took place over the weekend. Marshmallow Masterpieces on Display in Webster by Justin Karnisky The Webster Public ...

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St. Pat’s at the pubs

St. Pat’s at the pubs

Check This Out- St. Patrick’s Day, the High Holy Day of the Irish year, is just around the corner, and plans to celebrate in the village are beginning to kick into high gear. Webster’s newest pub, Ploty’s Hometown Tavern, will be joining the fun this year in a big way. Owner Eric Plotzker has ...

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