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Co-founder of Penfield Food Shelf to be recognized

Ted O’Brien, co-founder of the Penfield Food Shelf, is being recognized at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Penfield Town Hall.

O’Brien, 82 years old, has served the Penfield Food Shelf for 15 years and has recently retired.

He was previously a sixth grade teacher at Cobbles, a guidance and then principal at Baird Road School and Scribner Road School.

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Get your blood pressure checked for free at Walgreens

Through the month of February, you can get your blood pressure checked for free at all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.
It’s Walgreens' way of supporting American Heart Month. Additionally, Walgreens will provide free educational resources and product discounts.
It’ll also donate one dollar to the American Heart Association for each blood pressure test conducted this month for a total of up to $100,000.

Zumbathon to benefit the West Webster Fire Department

The Webster Schroeder Class of 2014 along with Zumba Instructors of Upstate New York will be holding a Zumbathon charity event to benefit the West Webster Fire Department.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Webster Schroeder High School gym.

Registration will take place between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. the day of the event.

The fee will be a $15 donation for adults, $10 for children ages five to 12 and for children four and under it’s free.

Local law enforcement agencies raise over $12,000 for police officers impacted by Hurricane Sandy


Back in 2001 the National Association of Police Organizations(“NAPO”) established the NAPO relief fund to provide financial relief to officers and their families impacted by a tragedy. On Monday, January 28th, NAPO Executive Director, Bill Johnson, accepted a donation for the NAPO relief fund at the Rochester Police Locust Club. 

Deputies: Webster man stole mother's credit cards and bought gasoline, gift cards

A Webster man is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say he stole his mother’s credit cards and made several hundreds of dollars worth of purchases.

Thirty-year-old Jeffrey Eckleben is charged with identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies say Eckleben took two of his mother’s credit cards and used them to purchase clothes, gasoline and gift cards. Investigators say he later traded those gift cards in at a pawn shop for cash. Deputies say this happened in July and August 2012.

Eckleben turned himself into police and was released on appearance tickets. He’s due in court at a later date.

Audition dates for Penfield Players' spring show announced

Audition dates have been announced for the Penfield Players' spring show, "The Villain Took a Chip Shot," by Craig Sodaro.
Director Debbie Barsel will hold auditions on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Penfield Community Center. Roles are available for four men and 10 females of all ages.
The story follows the character Gloria Greenfee, who inherits the Greenfee Lodge along with a debt from her uncle that she can’t pay back. A scheme is hatched to convert the lodge into a resort for golf, the new sport that's sweeping the nation.

But there's a storm cloud looming! Villainous Nash T. Sandtrappe arrives with a map showing a vein of gold that runs under the lodge. Will the hero hit a hole-in-one with our lovely heroine, or will the villain send everyone to the caddyshack?

Free swimming at Webster Aquatic Center on Tuesday and Thursday during February Break

Webster School District residents are invited to swim and splash for free at the Webster Aquatic Center on Tuesday February 19 and Thursday February 21 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Nonresidents are also welcome to visit with the purchase of a day-pass ($4 student; $6 adult).

All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the building and in the water unless the child is an independent swimmer. Shallow end and deep end tests are required.

For more information, call 670-1087.