Wednesday, November 29, 2017

StoneBrook Townhomes & Cottages is Nearly Completed

Our remarkable little community of rental homes in Fairport is almost to the finish line!  Our last unit of townhomes is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.  Homes in the Community have 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, modern full kitchens, abundant natural light, and many features typically found in custom-built homes.  StoneBrook is so unique because of its hillside location, the space between homes, expansive wooded and grassy areas, a stream and several ponds, and views that are awe-inspiring.   The Crescent Trail trailhead is located right on the property; the Trolley Trail is a 5 minute walk or less.  And we are a 10 minute drive to the 490 expressway.  If renting a home is high on your to-do list, drive to Fairport and let us show you why this particular community is a wonderful place to live! 

New Grocery Store Option

Fairport residents are fortunate to have several excellent grocery stores and markets within close proximity: Wegmans, Tops, Fairport Farmers Market, and Red Bird Market, to name a few.   Recently, ALDI opened a store in Fairport at 6687 Pittsford Palmyra Rd.  If you have never been to an ALDI store, get ready for a new adventure.  The company website states clearly that ALDI has their own unique style.  First, carts cost 25 cents to “rent”.  Return your cart and get your quarter back!  You will never see carts strewn about an ALDI parking lot!  Bring your own grocery bags or buy reusable ones at the checkout; no plastic bags are used to pack your groceries here.  Although you will not find name-brands at ALDI, you will find ALDI brands, which are made of the same or even higher quality than national brands.  Lastly, the chain makes no claims that they stock everything you need on your grocery list.  Just the opposite.  ALDI stores have a smaller inventory than most of their competitors, focusing on “must-haves” in their smaller stores.  With a smaller footprint, lower rent and electricity costs allows them to pass the savings on to you, and, getting in and out of the store is typically a breeze.  It’s a remarkably low-stress option.

So Great to be 55 or Older!

Perinton Recreation & Parks Department includes a very active 55 Plus program.  Whether it is lunch, arts & crafts, exercise programs, chorus, health promotion programs, cards, Bingo, trips, clubs or special events - the center is an active place.   And some special programs have been scheduled for December.

For example, hop on a bus and enjoy the holiday lights in Perinton.   This Holiday Lights Tour in the Town of Perinton, Dec. 13th, starts at 6pm and the bus returns at 7:30 ($5/person).  On Dec. 14th from 5-7pm, a Dinner/Dance is scheduled.  Enjoy music, dancing and a meal.  Registration is $15 per person.  

If you are searching for a way to help others during the holiday, consider donating non-perishable food items to the Backpack Project. For at least three years, Perinton Seniors have been generously donating to this cause.  A bin is located in the 55+ Lounge for your donations.  When the bin is full the food is delivered to Flower City School #54 and items are placed in backpacks and sent home with 45 participants each Friday.  100% of the students are on a free or reduced meal program.  Your donation will help these students have a healthy start.

This is just a sampling of the many 55 Plus activities at the Rec Center.  Check out the December newsletter:

Advent House as a New “Store”

Advent House, a home in Fairport serving people in their last stages of a terminal illness, has for years held a huge annual garage sale as a fundraiser.  With the sale becoming larger and more popular, Advent House has chosen to change things up a bit.  In lieu of the garage sale, they have opened an upscale resale shop named “Sweet Charity”.  The resale shop will provide year-round income to Advent House, as all proceeds will benefit Advent House.  Donations, in turn, will be sold out of the resale shop.  Hours for the resale shop are Wed. /Thurs. /Fri. /Sat. 10am-5pm; open until 7pm on Thursdays.

For those wishing to donate, Sweet Charity has chosen to gladly accept very specific items and most are house-hold related such as furniture, antiques and vintage, housewares, linens, decorative pillows, artwork, jewelry, frames, purses, small appliances, lamps. (Please see their FaceBook page the exact list:  They have chosen to pass on items such as clothing, tools, toys, televisions, sporting goods, craft items (again, please see FB page).  Donations in the very best of condition will be accepted up to one hour prior to store closing times.  No donations left at the store when it is closed, please. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Craft Sale

Find 100+ craft vendors in one place, at the Fairport Educators Association Scholarship Craft Sale.  What an outstanding opportunity to discover unique gifts for your holiday shopping needs.  This craft sale takes place on November 18th, from 9:30am until 4pm at Fairport’s Minerva Deland School.  All crafters will be on one level and there is no entry fee.  

Black Friday Alternative!

If shopping the day after Thanksgiving does not ring your bells, perhaps an afternoon of knitting will?  Yarn Culture, a community of yarn enthusiasts, invites you to a Community Sit and Knit from 1-4pm on Friday, November 24th at their shop at 1387 Fairport Rd., Suite 885.  The focus is on Community, so please bring a donation for the Perinton Food Shelf.  Then relax, chat and knit in the retail shop that will surely inspire you.

Holiday Pet Photos at Lollypop Farm

Schedule your festive portrait of you and your pet at Lollipop Farm! Celebrate the season with a festive portrait of you and your pet.  Reserve your session today!  Space is limited!  To secure a photo session, go to
Or call 585 223-1330 X139.  Lollypop Farm is located at 99 Victor Road, Fairport, New York 14450
Dates:  November 26, 2017 & December 2 & 3 2017

AMF Fairview Lanes

Moving from outdoor activities to indoor, plan an afternoon or evening of bowling!  Located right here in Fairport is AMF Fairview Lane with 24 bowling lanes.  With a snack bar and separate bar area, you and your friends will be entertained for hours.   Don’t overlook Fairview Lanes as a party venue.  Fairview will help you plan your child’s or adult birthday party, or, a corporate function – what a team building opportunity or simply a fun evening with co-workers!  Book your party online or call to reserve a lane @ 377-5300.

Introducing “The Woodlands”

Curious about the beautiful blue building at the corner of Stonebrook Dr. and Pittsford-Palmyra Rd.?  Welcome to The Woodlands, a “distinctive” senior living apartment building.   Fairport Baptist Homes has uniquely designed The Woodlands to be unlike other retirement communities: no entry fees; on-site staff; cultural programs and activities; and, priority access to the FBH continuum of care. With 41 one-and two-bedroom apartments, the 3-story building will also include a full restaurant and bar, coffee bar, elegant reception area, fireside nooks for gathering, library suite, game/card room and an exercise center.  Within individual apartments you will find high-end appointments and features.  Each home will contain a washer and dryer, kitchens with quartz countertops and under-mount sinks.  The Woodlands is designed and built by distinguished Longwell Builders and managed by Fairport Baptist Homes.  Intrigued?  Feel free to call Anne or Matt at The Woodlands, 585-388-2314; or email at  Reservations for apartments are now being taken; occupancy right around the corner, in early Spring, 2018.

Fairport Farmer’s Market Season Ending

Weather-wise, it’s been a remarkably warm and beautiful Fall.  But alas, as the seasons change, we say good bye to the Fairport Farmer’s Market.  Saturday, Nov. 18th will be the last market of the season.  The market opens at 7am and will be open each Sat. until Nov. 18.  Located at the Fairport Village Landing parking lot behind the Bank of America at 58 South Main St., you will be amazed at the array of vegetables, fruit, baked goods, flowers and holiday décor, and crafts on display.  Good bye until next May!