Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Woodlands at Stonebrook; a new apartment community for ages 55 and older

We have broken ground on The Woodlands at StoneBrookThe 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.

Mellow Mug - Craft Coffee and Craft Beer in Fairport, NY

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.

NEW Triphammer Bierwerks is located at 111 Parce Ave. in Fairport, NY

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.)

Oct 28th: Fairport/Perinton Halloween Costume Parade

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.

Fairport Brewing Co.'s Beer Lecture - Wed. Oct 19th - Fairport Public Library

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. 

Fairport Settlers Club Luncheon, Card & Games Party (RSVP by Oct 16th)

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 (  Cost is $25 (includes your choice of one of three lunch entrees).

Friday, September 2, 2016

2016 Fairport Oktoberfest Information

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.

Fairport's Amazing Grains Bread Co.

 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"

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,, lists their entire class offering.  

28-years in business is clothing consignment shop “Anything Goes”

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.

Step Up for Seniors raises funds for the Fairport Baptist Homes Foundation

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  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

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:  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

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.)