Category: Webster

Completed U.S. map will delight Plank North students

Completed U.S. map will delight Plank North students

Share This- In honor of the first day of school (at least for me, anyway), I offer this photo. Those of you who read my East Extra column may remember a story I wrote in June, about Plank Road North Elementary School kindergarten teacher Peggy Garritano, and her efforts to revitalize the big United States map ...

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Play ball!

Play ball!

Like This- A nice photo of Challenger Miracle Field snapped by Mary Holleran I was honored to be on hand yesterday for the official opening ceremonies for Challenger Miracle Field, a beautiful new sports facility for young athletes with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities. It’s located in ...

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Helping keep the neighborhood clean

Helping keep the neighborhood clean

Check This Out- This is a great idea. My husband and I were taking a morning walk the other day when we happened across this wonderful little dog poop receptacle that someone had placed next to their mailbox. Perhaps they’ve been having trouble with people leaving dog waste bags in their front yard. ...

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Great weekend for two great events

Great weekend for two great events

Please Share- Hey all my Webster and Webfield peeps, there are two important events this weekend that you don’t want to miss, if you can make the time, especially if you have children with challenges … or children at all. The first is the grand opening of Challenger Miracle Field, which has been ...

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Webster’s on the TV news live, tonight

Webster’s on the TV news live, tonight

Please Share- WROC-TV Channel 8 will be concluding their 2017 Summer Tour of Rochester tonight when they visit Webster’s First Responders Park. John Kucko will broadcast live from the park from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will be giveaways and free ice cream for the first 30 people. The Webster Fire Department ...

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Summer cuteness

Summer cuteness

Check This Out- In my continuing series of kids having summer fun without the aid of electronics, I submit this super-cute photo. It was taken Saturday at Webster’s Joe Obbie’s Farmer’s Market, during the market’s annual Back-to-School Day. Children who attended were treated to balloon ...

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Jack’s Place playground set to open

Jack’s Place playground set to open

Please Share- The east-side’s newest playground, Jack’s Place, has been completed and will be officially welcomed to the community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 27. Jack’s Place is a a blue, dinosaur-themed playground at Penfield’s Rothfuss Park on Five Mile Line Road. It’s been built ...

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A bright spot on the web

A bright spot on the web

Please Share- It’s hard to find civility on the internet these days. Negativity threatens to overwhelm kindness, understanding and tolerance more and more each day. So when a bright light shines through the gloom, I feel it’s important to recognize it so that others can take hope. It’s a ...

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Sprucing up for the new school year

Sprucing up for the new school year

Check This Out- A small group of gardeners descended on Schlegel Elementary School Wednesday morning to weed the school’s courtyard.  Webster Schlegel Elementary School’s beautiful courtyard got a face lift Wednesday morning, courtesy a handful of staff members and students, and one dedicated parent. ...

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Back to school with Webster’s farm market

Back to school with Webster’s farm market

Please Share- If you haven’t been down to Webster’s Joe Obbie’s Farmer’s Market yet, this would be a good weekend to check it out, especially if you have kids. The Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday through October from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Webster Towne Center Plaza (Target ...

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Summer’s not over yet

Summer’s not over yet

Share This- Whoa. So the stores are stocking great quantities of school supplies again and I’m beginning to get great quantities of emails from the schools about opening day. Everyone else seems a whole lot more excited about the end of summer than I am. If you’re like me and you want to squeeze every ...

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“Old fashion summer fun in Webster”

“Old fashion summer fun in Webster”

Like This- That’s what my friend Jim called these photos when he sent them to me a little while ago. He snapped them when he was at Webster Park a few weekends ago. He wrote, I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of these kids having a good time in the spray at Webster Park last week. The waves were ...

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Warthogs take tournament title

Warthogs take tournament title

Please Share- The champion Webster Warthogs 13u (Photo: Renee Romano) Congratulations to the Webster Warthogs 13u travel baseball team, who recently took top honors at the Lake Erie Championship Series. The Warthogs competed in the tournament at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky, Ohio on August 4 through 6. Thank ...

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Bygone blog: OMG! IDK WTH these stickers mean!

Bygone blog: OMG! IDK WTH these stickers mean!

Share This- This is the fourth in my series of Bygone Blogs, in which I am re-posting some of my favorite blogs from the last 8 years. This one was originally published on February 4, 2013.  Have you noticed the recent proliferation of those oval bumper stickers with the initials on them? I’m sure you’ve seen ...

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Wednesday Webster mailbag

Wednesday Webster mailbag

Please Share- Summer is waning, but the village still has a lot of fun up its sleeve. The next Webster Wine Walk hits the village on Saturday Aug 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. This one is sponsored by Family First Federal Credit Union. Enjoy sampling wines while strolling in and out of local merchants. Tickets are $15 and ...

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Jack’s Place playground will soon be a reality

Jack’s Place playground will soon be a reality

Please Share-   The construction on Jack’s Place has begun! Jack’s Place is a a blue, dinosaur-themed playground at Penfield’s Rothfuss Park on Five Mile Line Road. It’s being built by a terrific organization called the Jack Foundation, in honor of 3-year old Jack Heiligman, who lost his ...

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Portion of Hard Road to close Monday

Portion of Hard Road to close Monday

Check This Out- Chances are you’ve been seeing the warning signs posted near Hard Road recently regarding road closures there beginning Monday August 7. It’s basically the start of something we’ve all wanted for a long time: improvements to Ridge Road to help reduce the congestion. Here are the ...

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Fund raiser will help village “worker bee”

Fund raiser will help village “worker bee”

Please Share- Thank you to my friend Carol Klem for the following information about an important village fundraiser for a wonderful person. This Saturday August 5, the village of Webster will come together to support Penny Swingly, whom Carol characterizes as “one of the hardest working folks in our ...

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Webster Tuesday Mailbag

Webster Tuesday Mailbag

Check This Out- Let’s start out today’s mailbag with a few fun events sponsored by our Webster Public Library.  If you love LuLaRoe, you’ll want to attend the library’s pop-up boutique on Wednesday, August 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the ...

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