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Hillside Family of Agencies hosts pasta dinner to benefit West Webster Fire District

The Hillside Family of Agencies hosted a pasta dinner to benefit the West Webster Fire District.

Friday's dinner was at the Halpern Education Center on Bay Road. That facility served as a command center during the tragedy on Christmas Eve.

Officials with Hillside say the agency wanted to give thanks for the firefighters help when they need it.

Tom Hildebrant, President, Hillside Children's Foundation, said, "We use their services all the time they're very good at helping us out when we need assistance and its a very small way of saying thank you and giving back."

Hillside staff and students volunteered to serve the food.


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Meet Paisley!

Meet Paisley!

Paisley is a one-year-old Pit Bull mix who was transferred to Lollypop Farm from another shelter because her previous owner could no longer afford to care for her. She is an energetic young dog, with a beautiful tan and white coat and sweet eyes. She likes attention, chasing tennis balls outside in the courtyard (but not picking them up), and treats are always welcome too!

Lollypop Farm recommends that Paisley go to a home with children 14+ and she must meet any dogs already living in the household, as well as all family members, to make sure everyone will get along. Paisley would also benefit from training classes to work on her manners and give her some mental stimulation. She and her new owner get a discount on their first six week training session at Lollypop Farm.

Bone Marrow Drive to be held at RIT on January 23rd

Bone Marrow Drive to be held at RIT on January 23rd

Gates Automotive and Christopher’s Challenge, a Webster-based charity which does lifesaving work in the area of bone marrow transplants, are sponsoring a bone marrow drive at the RIT Community Service Center on January 23rd from 12pm-3pm. The drive will be in honor of 6 year old Logan James Parker, who is currently battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The drive is being hosted by Sam Infantino, Marianne’s Consignment and the RIT Community Service Center.

“Each day, thousands of men, women and children with leukemia, aplastic anemia or other fatal blood diseases desperately search the registry for a matching bone marrow donor,” said Kathy Costello, chairperson of Christopher’s Challenge. “The more people we can get to join the registry, the better chance these individuals have of finding a match.”

Four Webster teens charged with possessing marijuana

Four Webster teens have been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop.

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies say they saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign on Maple Avenue in Victor on January 16. Investigators say during an interview with the driver, 18-year-old John Thomas Bezek, they could smell burning marijuana. According to deputies, four of the five vehicle occupants admitted to having marijuana on them.

Bezek, 18-year-old Jamison Limpersis, 18-year-old William Loos and 17-year-old Andrew Dibenardo were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Bezek was additionally ticketed for failure to stop at stop sign.

Webster Aquatic Center to host two Olympians

Area athletes will have a chance to enhance their competitive swimming skills by working with two swimming champions, Kara Lynn Joyce and Anthony Ervin.

Joyce has won a total of four Olympic silver medals.

Ervin won a gold medal in the men's 50-meter freestyle, in the 2000 Olympic Games, and earned a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. relay team in the 4×100-meter freestyle event.

Joyce and Ervin will be part of a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic slated for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Road, Webster.

The event will also be a homecoming, of sports, for Kara Lynn Joyce, who spent two seasons with the Webster High School swim program.