Category: Webster

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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ROC & Soul Fitness opens this weekend

ROC & Soul Fitness opens this weekend

Check This Out- Webster’s newest business, ROC & Soul Fitness, is slated to open on Saturday, and the community is invited to check it out for free. Malena and Joe Guadagnino (E. Rosenberry) Owners Joe and Malena Guadagnino call ROC & Soul a “boutique fitness studio,” offering barre, ...

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Comedy hypnotist brings show to Schroeder

Comedy hypnotist brings show to Schroeder

Check This Out- It’s been a quiet start to the new year. Perhaps everyone — including me — has been hunkering down trying to will away the cold and snow. But now that the holidays are officially over, it’s time for me to get back to work…   Let’s start with this event, ...

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Kate Lee and the O’Connor Band are coming to town

Kate Lee and the O’Connor Band are coming to town

Like This- The O’Connor Band, with Webster native Kate Lee, will be coming to town the week of January 18.  Kate, second from left, is pictured with Forrest, Maggie and Mark O’Connor. Grammy-winning bluegrass/Americana group the O’Connor Band– including Webster’s very own Kate Lee ...

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Oak Tree Award nominations still being accepted

Oak Tree Award nominations still being accepted

Share This- As students and staff members head back to school again, this important reminder about the Oak Tree Award. Nominations are still being accepted for the annual Oak Tree Recognition, given to an outstanding WCSD teacher. Co-Sponsored by the Webster Teachers’ Association (WTA) and the Webster ...

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School 17 says Thank you, Webster

School 17 says Thank you, Webster

Please Share- Here’s a very nice end-of-the-year feel-good fuzzie, which I received in my email this morning. It’s a video thank-you to the Webster community from School 17 for helping bring Christmas to the children, many whom wouldn’t otherwise get even one present, let alone anything else ...

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Webster CSD to study school start times

Webster CSD to study school start times

Share This- If you’ve ever had to cajole, whine, plead, yell at, or pour water on your high-school aged child to extract him or her from bed in time for school, you’ll be interested in this news: the Webster school district is going to take a serious look at changing the high school start times to ...

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