Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Construction of our 3rd and final phase of townhomes and cottages continues to push on. There is an abundant amount of activity that continues up on the hill. Foundations are being dug, the sound of nails striking into wood frames echo in the crisp air. This is the sound of progress!
This final phase of rental homes will include 17 cottage homes and 9 townhomes. All of the townhomes and many of the cottages will include lower levels (“Plus” homes) which add flexibility with a 500SF finished living area as well as a large unfinished area ideal for storage. Builder and developer Todd Longwell has included many features found in his custom homes, such as archways, crown molding, 9 and 12-foot ceilings, and transom windows.
Visit us in Fairport, New York and see why we feel StoneBrook is the most unique rental community in the area. Leasing office open 12-4pm daily; closed Sundays.
Why not create a terrarium?
Terrariums are a great option for those with minimal garden space (think: renters!) yet want the beauty of greenery in and around their home. Join Kathleen Rullo, owner of Jardin Terrariums in Fairport, who will build 2 terrariums (which will be raffled off) at the “Terrariums by Jardin Terrariums” program at the Fairport Library on January 25th.
From 7-8pm Kathleen will talk about the history of these small, lush gardens, the difference between open and closed terrariums, and how to select a container and plants.
Advanced registration is required and begins on Dec. 28th at 9am.
Daily passenger cruises between Rochester and Cobourg, Canada started in 1909 and continued through 1950. Many Rochestarians remember the service and have fond memories of the 10-hour cruise. Between Memorial Day and late September, up to 1,000 passengers could enjoy the trip across Lake Ontario on a ferryboat equipped with a dining area, picnic area, orchestra and dance floor. Once in Cobourg, passengers could shop on Main St. and stroll through the town square.
On January 17th from 7-9pm in the Fairport Public Library Community Room, Tom Brewer, a member of the NY Museum of Transportation will present a talk about the “Cobourg Boat” as it was referred to. Tom’s speech, “A Steamer Trip on Lake Ontario: Rochester, NY to Cobourg, ON”, will take you through the history of this special trip before cars were prevalent and time had a very different meaning.
Advanced registration is required. http://fairportlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar
Rytek Automotive is at your service. Located in Fairport and doing business here for over 21 years, Jim Ryckman and his competent staff can assist you with just about any car issues you encounter – from inspections to oil changes to major engine repairs.
Rytek is centrally located at 68 O’Connor Rd. in Fairport, very near Perinton Park and the Erie Canal. Check them out at www.RytekAuto.com; 585-377-2080.
Snow flying, have cabin fever? Check out the all the activities available through the Perinton Recreation Center. Located at 1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, New York.
The mission of the Perinton Recreation center is to provide safe and satisfying recreation programs, well maintained parks, and clear and comfortable leisure facilities. The Winter Program catalog is now available; registration begins January 3, 2017. An extensive catalog for 2017 will become available in print and on-line at www.perinton.org.
Some of the activities offered include:
- Daily fitness/Aquatic Center Activities
- Anytime Drop-In Gym
- Basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, table tennis,
Perinton Park and Recreation 55 Plus Programs
Perinton Park and Recreation 55 Plus Programs offer many activities for seniors and that includes transportation to and from the activity. Bingo, Bridge, Euchre are only a few. If you enjoy exercising you can join a Silver Sneakers Circuit activity, or Yoga. Want to know more about what is available, simply sign up for the 55 Plus Newsletter by going to Perinton.org, or call Amanda or Kim at (585) 223-1617.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop focuses on individual attention to its customers, with great service, and has competitive prices. They can fill your prescription (and can DELIVER!) and help you with a variety of over-the-counter medications (i.e.: cold, allergy and pain medications) as well as vitamins and hygiene needs. How appropriate as the holidays approach, the gift shop features creations by local artisans and authors, many from Fairport! As you meander through the store you will find pottery, photographs, hand-crafted items made from glass, paper, metal, wood and fabric; jewelry, and handmade greeting cards. “Life Is Good” products are sold here as well. The Fairport Pharmacy is conveniently located at 122 Fairport Village Landing, in the same building that houses the Fairport Public Library.
Compane offers any two Happy Hour items for the price of one, and dining and bar service. This cozy, contemporary Italian restaurant and bar serves wood-fired pizzas, specialty pastas and wine. At Compane, the culinary team creates fresh-from-scratch pastas dough and sauces every day. Located at 80 North Main Street in Fairport, Compane is open Monday-Friday 4:30-10 PM, and Saturday from 4:30-11PM Closed on Sunday.
Christmas Countdown-a guide to purchasing gifts in the Village of Fairport-Looking for a gift for that special person or persons?
Find unique gifts located right inside the Canalside Gifts, 106 N. Main Street. Shop "the little gem of Fairport", where you will find unique gift ideas for even the hardest to shop for! And don’t be surprised if you walk out of the store with a few purchases for yourself! There are many gifts items to choose from including stia and Lizzy Jane jewelry. Right next door check out RVE for that outdoor enthusiast. Bicycles, and all the accessories you need are located at 168 S. Main Street. Main Street Mercantile describes itself as “a gathering of local crafters, artisans, vendors and collectors bringing you an array of gifts, home décor, crafts, works of art, unique pieces, souvenirs and treasures. Surely, a store that can pique your curiosity! Here you can find souvenirs, gifts, apparel and local art. Open Mon-Sat 10 am – 5 Pm and Thurs., till 8, Sunday 12-4. Gifts for everyone. Located at 62 N. Main Street, stop in to find just the right gift.
Ever wonder how Irving Berlin came to write the famous Christmas song? The Fairport Museum is hosting author, Michael Lasser, who tells the story of how Irving Berlin came to write, “White Christmas.” Michael Lasser is the co-author of America’s Songs: The Stories behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley, and the author of Americas’ Songs II. The event is planned for Tuesday, December 13, 2016, Fairport Museum, a book signing from 6 to 7, program at 7 PM. America’s Songs I, can be purchased for $33.95, and American’s Songs II, can be purchased for $34.95. This event is free, and is open to the public.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Searching for a locally made, unique gift or hostess gift for the holidays? Or perhaps you are yearning for a delicious treat? Affaire de Chocolat is located in Fairport and has been making truffles and chocolates since 2001. With their new location at 303 Macedon Center Rd. (across from the VFW; Rt. 31F) in Fairport you can shop their current selections. Dark, milk, and white chocolate barks; gourmet truffles made with fresh cream, nuts, fruits and liquors; and to satisfy your sweet/salty craving try a Caramel Bijou – chocolate with a pocket of soft Caramel, covered with dark chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt. Yum!
Roc City Chocolates, chocolate bars containing spices believed to encourage healthful living was added to the lineup in 2015. Many of the chocolates available in the store are also available to order online and shipped, or picked up at the store. Another wonderful local business right here in Fairport!
Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn has been a popular Fairport/Macedon destination since its opening in 1988. In June, 2015, the location was sold to Bill Gray’s. A large renovation project is recently completed and the space has “flipped” – the tap room and the dining or Grill Room have changed places. The tap room is now located in the room that house the large fireplace. The space is welcoming with tables surrounding the large bar area - a nice option if the dining area is full. The bar has 24 beer taps devoted to craft and imported beers, with a nice range of NYS wines available -- hurray! – and of course, a full bar. Saturday nights you’ll find live music in the Tap Room. The Grill Room is casual and comfortable. The menu, also available in the Tap Room, includes daily specials. On a recent Friday night you could not have found a more energetic and friendly staff. So many patrons seemed to be regulars as they chatted with the wait – and bar-staff. Neighborhood establishment? You bet it is!
Behind Riki’s and Sew Creative in Fairport, through the public parking lot going west, is Plant Paradise Café. Three distinct businesses are folded together in this space at 10 Liftbridge Lane, W., Fairport. It is a unique concept! The Café offers breakfast and lunch Tuesdays through Sundays (Tu-Thurs. opening at 10am; 9am on Fri., Sat. and Sunday). Lunch items include homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, French toast, bagels and muffins.
Live plants fill the small restaurant area. See something you like? The plants are not only decorative but are for sale! Lastly, the café/plant shop also shares space with Sweet Melissa’s Bake Shop. Delicious-looking, lovingly decorated cupcakes are displayed and are for purchase. Other bakery items are available by custom - order. Sweet Melissa’s specializes in cakes, cupcakes and cookies. The website will leave you hoping for a special occasion in the very near future!
On November 26th from 10:30-11:30am, Tim Wagner will play seasonal selections on a Finster Baby Mechanical Organ. What, you say? A Finster Baby is a 20-note self-playing mechanical organ that uses punched paper music rolls encoded with notes that are read on a tracker bar. Tim became intrigued with organ music when he first heard it on the Roseland Park carousel in Canandaigua. On the 26th, Tim will be playing an organ manufactured in Austria in 2008. As the organ grinder, he turns the crank to power the bellows and drive the music roll. This event is free at the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St.
Give yourself a work out prior to Thanksgiving Dinner! On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24th from 8-10am the Perinton Community Center will be open for the Turkey Jam. Free aerobic and water aerobic classes will be available as well as free use of the fitness equipment. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food as your donation for the classes/equipment use.
The food benefits the Perinton Food Shelf. Please register for the water aerobics class by calling 223-5050 ext. 1185.
New York’s Finger Lakes region is gaining notoriety for its quality wine production. Although wine has been made in the Finger Lakes area for over 100 years, the area is now teaming with wine trails, tasting rooms, and has become a destination for travelers. Join Peter Burford, author from Lansing, NY and wine enthusiast, as he explores wine making in the Finger Lakes area.
This event takes place on Sunday, November 20th from 2-4pm at the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St.
Peter’s book, “Wines of the Finger Lakes” will be available for purchase.
On Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11th, donate your old cell phones at the Perinton Community Center. This cell phone recycling program takes the proceeds from donated cell phones to purchase pre-paid calling cards for America’s troops. Cell phones will gladly be accepted at the upstairs reception desk of the Community Center from 9am-5pm.
In November a variety of craft shows are scheduled as a prelude to the Holidays. On Saturday, November 5th, Maplewood Estates Independent Senior Living is hosting a Fall Craft Show in the Atrium (55 Ayrault Rd., Fairport) from 9-2pm. Fall into the Holidays Showcase Event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 6th at the Perinton Community Center, 11-4pm. Sponsored by What Moms Want, this event includes 25+ vendors for holiday shopping and will include interactive demos and raffles. Admission is free!
A large, quality craft sale is the Annual Fairport Educators Assoc. annual craft sale. Scheduled for November 19th from 9:30 – 4pm at Minerva Deland School in Fairport, this sale promises 100 vendors for your shopping pleasure. Parking and entrance to the show are both free.
For the 6th year, Perinton Square Mall hosts Christmas Artisans Bazaar in the Mall, beginning Nov. 28th and running through Dec.24th. Vendors will be open daily from 12-6; 12-5 on Sundays. Do your last minute shopping on Dec. 24th from 12-3.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
We have broken ground on The Woodlands at StoneBrook! The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Independent Seniors will feature great rooms and full kitchens. Fine dining, programs, services and management will be provided by Fairport Baptist Homes. Longwell Builders (developer of StoneBrook Townhomes & Cottages) anticipates apartments being ready for occupancy by September 2017. The Woodlands at StoneBrook is located at Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. and Stonebrook Drive in Fairport.
Where does coffee, craft brews and food find a comfortable space to coalesce? The Mellow mug, in the Perinton Hamlet of Bushnell’s Basin. This establishment resides in a house that backs to the Erie Canal, located at 616 A Pittsford Victor Rd. Although limited, the Mellow Mug has a breakfast menu includes a delicious assortment of breakfast sandwiches and pastries to accompany that cup of coffee, specialty coffee, tea or smoothie. Lunch is salads, sandwiches or paninis. Again, not a huge menu, but when the ingredients are this good, a handful of delicious options beats a menu that overwhelms a kitchen. Call ahead for the live music schedule (249-9310). This small establishment makes for a relaxing, casual afternoon or evening out.
Triphammer Bierwerks has opened in Fairport! Located in the old American Can building, Triphammer is the newest craft brewery in the area. And what an outstanding addition it is to the Rochester craft crew scene. Scott Denhart is the owner. Scott has been a homebrewer for several years. Upon moving to the Rochester area 6 years ago he started the planning process to open a brewery. Scott had previously purchased equipment from a California brewery that closed. This spring he found the old American Can building and his work began. Today, the brewery, with very much a warehouse feel to it, has high ceilings, loads of windows, is spacious with a huge bar and picnic tables for additional seating. A great place to enjoy outstanding beer! Scott opened with 4 beers on tap.
Triphammer Bierwerks is located at 111 Parce Ave. in Fairport. The website directs you to the brewery, “turn off Main St. at Fairport Village Inn, drive through the public parking lot and past grain bins!!” Welcome Scott and Head Brewer Andy Walker to Fairport! (Open Tuesday through Sunday.)
On Friday, October 28th, the Perinton Recreation & Parks Dept. and the Fairport Rotary Club sponsor a Halloween costume parade, open to all ages! The parade begins at Minerva Deland School at 6pm, and concludes at Potter Park. A costume contest immediately follows the parade with winners in several age categories, including teens, adults and best group. Complimentary doughnuts and cider will be provided by the Fairport Fire Department. Meet in the school parking lot; the event will be cancelled if the weather is unfavorable.
Call all "boos" and "ghouls"! Be a part of this all ages Halloween costume parade! A costume contest will take place immediately following the arrival to Potter Park. Prize winners will be picked in age order starting with the youngest "Tiny Tots" category and continuing with Preschool, Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Teens, Adults, and Best Group. Complimentary doughnuts and cider provided by the Fairport Fire Department. This event is co-sponsored by the Fairport Rotary Club. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
Meet at Johanna Perrin School parking lot to depart at 6:00pm. Parade concludes at Potter Park.
Each month the Fairport Public Library offers a range of classes, some requiring advanced registration, others are open to walk-ins. For example, take a Ghost Walk in October thru the Fairport Village. This walk is open to adults and is offered several times during the month. Prior registration is required and the walk will go as scheduled, rain or shine. Although the walk is free, cash donations for the Perinton Food Shelf will be accepted.
A lecture on beer will be held for adults on Wed., October 19th from 7-8pm in the Library’s Community Room. Paul Guarracini, co-owner and Brewmaster of Fairport Brewing Co. will share his insights in to beer history, the growth of micro-breweries and how Fairport Brewing Co.’s brewing process. This event requires advanced registration. See the Library website calendar for additional classes, details and registration information.
Join the Fairport Settlers Club for a day of fun, Wednesday, October 26th at Midvale Country Club as they raise money for Resolve/Safe Journey. Resolve’s mission is to help victims move from surviving to thriving after an abusive relationship.
The Settlers Club is an informal extension of the Welcome Wagon – no longer newcomers, but women who were brought together via the Welcome Wagon and want to continue to get together. Settlers Club is a nonprofit, charitable organization and is open to all women who reside in the Fairport/Perinton area.
Reservations must be made by October 16th (www.resolve-roc.org). Cost is $25 (includes your choice of one of three lunch entrees).
Friday, September 2, 2016
If you haven’t attended Fairport’s Oktoberfest, mark your calendar NOW! This is a great, lively, neighborhood event, taking place Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. Whether it’s raining, snowing or a beautiful, warm, Fall day/night, the event will be held under the Big Top Tent at the Fairport Junction Festival Site. Music, dancers, authentic German food, beer and huge fun. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Bakeries are few and far between but Fairport has a gem in the Amazing Grains Bread Co. The bakery is but a year old yet has a large following. All items are baked daily so no unnecessary preservatives are added. The Amazing Grains Bread Co. offers artisanal breads (the Signature Salty Bread is a must-try!), rolls, sticky buns, croissants, and much more. The bakery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only, from 9am-3pm. Located at 1000 Turk Hill Rd. in the Turk Hill Canal Works it is at the far end of the building on the left, next to the Erie Canal.
Located at 23 N. Main St. in Fairport is a sewing specialty store, Sew Creative. Tucked inside is one of Western NY’s largest retailer of designer-quality fashion fabric. They also carry patterns, sewing machines, sewing cabinets and accessories, and supplies for sewing, embroidery and quilting. Looking to start a new hobby or a new project idea? Sew Creative offers classes, such as machine quilting, a serger workshop, create your own t-shirt, and applique techniques. The website, http://www.sewcreativefairport.com/, lists their entire class offering.
28-years in business is clothing consignment shop “Anything Goes”. The store carries a wide variety of (mostly) women’s clothes, shoes, evening dresses/gowns and accessories, including jewelry. The store is centrally located at 136 Village Landing in Fairport. It carries seasonal clothing (so don’t look for bathing suits in October!) that is clean, in style and in good shape. Anything Goes accepts items for consignment by appointment, which are “drop and run”, or, by walk-in on Tuesday and Wednesday with a limit of 5 items. For more information, check their FaceBook page or call at 223-3737.
On Saturday, Sept. 17th, join members of the Community on a 1- or 2+ mile walk to increase awareness and raise funds for the Fairport Baptist Homes Foundation. The Baptist Home has been caring for seniors for more than 100 years through its services including rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and senior housing. The walk begins at 10am at the Baptist Homes, 4646 Nine Mile Point Rd. in Fairport. Register prior to the walk at www.firstgiving.com/fiaportbaptisthomes/4th-annual-step-up-for-seniors-walk. There you will receive your own fundraising web page. Funds raised will help Baptist Home continue to offer its programs and services to the thousands of seniors in the area.
Again this year, the Perinton Community Center will host a public flu clinic. Flu shots will be available for persons 3 and older, no appointment is needed, and most area insurance plans are accepted at no up-front cost to you. The clinic will be open on Sept. 13th (9-1), 19th (9-4), 25th 9-1, as well as 3 dates in October and 2 dates in November. Check the website for October and November dates: http://www.wpvinc.com/fpp_ClinicSchedule.php. The clinics are sponsored by Flu Prevention Partners, a division of WPV (Wellness Programs with Value) that provides timely, professional, quality and cost effective flu vaccination and education services to the general public and corporate partners.
The last concert at the Amphitheater is scheduled for Sunday, September 11th: “A Salute to America” featuring the Perinton Concert Band and Fairport Fire Department Band. This concert begins at 6pm and commemorates the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Midnight Smokin’ BBQ food truck will be on premises as well as food and beverage concessions featuring Lion’s Club (hot dogs and hamburgers), Moonlight Creamery, and Casa Larga Vineyards. The concert is free; parking is available at the Perinton Community Center and Center Park (1100 Ayrault Rd.)
Thursday, August 4, 2016
This small, fast food shop has a loyal and strong following, with no website but an active Facebook page. Located at 110 Packetts Landing in Fairport, the food is fresh, generous in size and straight-forward: empanadas with sides of rice & beans, fries, tator tots, onion rings and assorted drinks. An empanada is a stuffed pastry filled with meat (beef, chicken, pulled pork, steak & cheese, for example) or seafood. Make sure you call for hours and the daily empanada selections (223-7722).
Very good Chinese food for take-out can be found at China King, 120 Packetts Landing in Fairport. There is plenty of parking available in the large public lot behind Town Hall and it’s a quick walk to the actual restaurant.
The menu is extensive and can be viewed at http://www.chinakingkitchen.com/.
Lunch specials are available from 10:30-3, while special combinations include an egg role and pork fried rice. China King also offers delivery, with a few restrictions.
An art class like you’ve never envisioned! Art instruction paired with friends, wine and a lively instructor. At Painting with a Twist “Students” produce an individual work of art during the 2 or 3 hour class. Painting with a Twist provides all the painting supplies and instructions; participants bring their favorite bottle of wine or beverage. In Fairport, the Studio is located at 1276 Fairport Rd, Fairport.
The website https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/fairport/ lists the schedule of public classes with online registration. Small or large private parties are can reserve the Studio as well.
The month of August is packed with music nearly every evening at Woodcliff’s Horizon Lounge. The lounge is comfortable with bar or table seating, a friendly staff, and a view to envy as Woodcliff sits on a cliff overlooking Pittsford and Rochester. Happy Hour specials are available from 2:30-6pm and the lounge offers a menu with a wide variety of choices, from light to heavier selections. The wine offerings include a large variety from local/Finger Lakes wineries. Look for music in the lounge from 5:30-8:30 Monday thru Thursday; 7:30-midnight Friday and Saturday. Woodcliff: 199 Woodcliff Dr., Fairport.
Music, music, music! The Fairport Music Festival is scheduled for 1-day and 2-nights this year: Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th. This Festival is THE place to be for a rock ‘in time for the entire family - children’s activities are planned. There will be 4 band-stage areas with 30+ bands for non-stop entertainment. You’ll also find food trucks and food booths from local establishments. Parking on Saturday will be made easier with a free looping shuttle, 3-11pm from Minerva Deland School to the Festival site (Lift Bridge Lane, Fairport). Discounted tickets can be purchased online or from local merchants until August 25th. Tickets are also available day of at the gate.
Go to the website for more info. on how to order tickets: http://www.fairportmusicfestival.com/tickets-open.
Lastly, and most importantly, 100% of the proceeds of the Festival are donated to Golisano’s Children’s Hospital at Strong. To date, the Festival has donated OVER $900,000 to the hospital. Walk, drive, bike to the Festival; it’s an amazing music event.
Join Don Nelson-Nasca has he discusses his travels to Australia and New Zealand.
Have you wanted to learn how to play chess? Or perhaps you are looking to play but don’t have a partner? On both August 11th and 18th, join a chess expert from the Rochester Chess Center to learn how to play or add to your skills. You will get paired up with players of equal skill level and the one-hour class is open to all ages, although registration is required. 6:30-7:30pm
If your kids, age 7-14, are looking for some fun and a challenge, consider the Youth Triathlon scheduled for Sunday, August 7th at the Perinton Community Center. Two distances are offered, depending upon the youth’s skill and/or comfort level. The Youth Triathlon consists of a pool swim, a 2 mile bike ride, and a ½ mile run. For those looking for more distance, they can register for the Double Triathlon: 100 yard pool swim, 4 mile bike, and 1 mile run. Check in is at the Community Center. The events take place within the Community Center and the outdoor areas surrounding Center Park. A light lunch will be provided after you finish the race.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Music, food, atmosphere, roof deck, full bar. Fairport is in love with this new venue! Located at 5 Lift Bridge Lane, B-Side is a great addition to the many outstanding restaurants/bars on Lift Bridge Lane. B-Side offers a nice assortment of appetizers, from the traditional (chicken tenders; spinach and artichoke dip) to the unexpected – poutine, reuben fritters, fried cheese curds. If you need something a bit more substantial, the small but varied menu of sandwiches, salads, burgers, and paninis promises that every one in your group will find something delicious to eat (vegetarian options as well). The website lists the music schedule (http://fairportbside.com); it appears that live music is offered every night (closed Sunday and Monday). This is a great new addition to Fairport, especially as the weather is warming and that roof side deck is beckoning!
Tony’s Shoe Repair has been fixing heels, shoes, handbags and luggage for nearly 80 years. At 66 N. Main St., it is easy to find with quality workmanship and service, in a timely manner. “If the shoe fits, repair it” – a telling motto. If you have a pair of boots or shoes that you love, don’t pitch them when the heal or sole gives out. Bring them to Tony’s. Tony’s also sells orthotics, will repair zippers, bags, jackets and luggage, and, can repair/perk up those UGGS that are still so popular.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm, enjoy live music, food trucks and a beverage (wine, beer, sangria) on Casa Larga’s front patio. No better view in the County – check out the beauty of the vineyards while listening to great music and enjoying local wine and food. $10 admission. The website carries the schedule of bands and food trucks.