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Seniors making new friends at lunch club

June 9, 2009

Pittsford seniors are meeting new friendly faces at the Lunch Club 60 Nutrition Program.  On Mondays and Wednesdays, seniors from across the county

have been enjoying lunch while learning about nutrition.  It is a great way for senior citizens to receive a healthy eating refresher and also meet some new friends.  If you are interested or know a senior citizen who might want a meal and some company, please call the Senior Center at 248-6235. 

Pittsford Seniors

Town officials help dedicate new building

June 9, 2009

Supervisor Carpenter and Deputy Supervisor Zutes helped dedicate the new Kenlou Building at the Lock 32 Whitewater Park. 

The Lock 32 White Water Park is a beautiful spot where paddlers of all ages come to learn to kayak - it is the home of the only manmade whitewater park in New York State! The building is the result of hard work by the Genesee Waterways Center community.  This new facility will add to the vitality of the Pittsford by allowing Genesee Waterways to expand their programs and attract more visitors.

White Water Park

Allen Creek students visit Town Hall

June 9, 2009

Students from Allen Creek Elementary School spent a day touring the Village of Pittsford and made a stop at Town Hall.  At Town Hall, they received

a tour from Supervisor Bill Carpenter.  They had an opportunity to ask questions to many Town employees including the Commissioner of Public Works, the Town Clerk and the Town Assessor.  During their stay, they learned about the history of Town Hall and the different services provided by Town government. 

Allen Creek Students with Bill Carpenter

Supervisor Carpenter is pictured above with
Mrs. Crawshaw's class from Allen Creek Elementary School.

Town of Pittsford employees run in Corporate Challenge

June 4, 2009

The Town of Pittsford had 13 employees who participated in the Corporate Challenge last week! The participants, led by Team Captain

 Jessica Neal, were Joy Brown, D’Arcy Iuppa, Audrey Janicki, Peg Kinney, Mary Kopczynski, Marion Mench, Pam Poduska, Steven Starowicz, Jeanne Steinbrenner, Helen Watts, Ann Williams and Ichin Zinn. They proved their dedication to the cause by running in a torrential down pour! Way to go team!

Town of Pittsford welcomes Airquip

June 4, 2009

Town Supervisor Bill Carpenter joined with Deputy Supervisor Sandy Zutes and Town Councilman John Higgins to welcome Airquip Heating and

Air Conditioning to the Town of Pittsford.  Airquip just moved to a new shop in Pittsford, allowing them to house both their administrative staff and technicians in one location and help to better serve its customers and do business more efficiently. 

The new location will allow for the expansion of the sheet metal and the parts department, office space and a larger parking lot for its vehicles. 

Welcome to Pittsford

Supervisor honors Alliance for Substance-Free Youth

June 4, 2009

Supervisor Bill Carpenter presented Pittsford Alliance for Substance-Free Youth with a resolution honoring 20 years of service to the Pittsford community. 

The Pittsford Alliance for Substance-Free Youth was officially established in 1989, as the School Community Partnership Council, in an effort to support parents by providing them with opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and tools to influence youth to choose substance-free lifestyles. 

Members of the Alliance consist of various community partners who are dedicated to drug prevention and positive youth development.  Some of these partners include the Town of Pittsford, Pittsford Central School District, Pittsford PTSA, Pittsford Youth Services, Pittsford Seniors, Pittsford Rotary, YMCA, T.I.E.S., Monroe County Sheriff's, Pittsford Ecumenical Council and community members at large.

Congratulations to Pittsford Alliance for Substance-Free Youth

Thank you Elderberry Express volunteers

May 25, 2009

The Town of Pittsford took an afternoon to recognize and thank the volunteers at Elderberry Express. The Elderberry Express is a free transportation service

 for Pittsford residents 55 and over. Drivers transport seniors to and from medical appointments, banking activities, visits to friends, prescription pickups, hairdressers and grocery shopping.

There is one paid part-time executive director who takes the phone calls, finds drivers, and sets appointments. The volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of members from the community, the churches and other interested residents. A total of 65 volunteers support the organization and there is always a need for more!

A heartfelt thank you to these important volunteers who make the Elderberry Express a reality!

 Elderberry Express Volunteers and Staff

Town Board appoints Jared Lusk

May 19, 2009

Jared Lusk, an attorney with Nixon Peabody and former Town Attorney, was appointed as a new Town Board member. Jared replaced John E. Bernacki Jr.

who left the Town Board to be appointed Town Justice on April 9th. Bernacki replaced F. Robert Michel who retired after 22 years of service.

Jared is an attorney with Nixon Peabody in the firm's real estate department. He is also a member of the Pittsford Fire Department; he served as Chief from 2007 to 2008. He is a life-long resident and the eighth generation of his family to live in Pittsford.

Jared has been married to his wife Lori for over 9 years and has two children, Riley Jane age 8 and Nolan age 6.

Jared Lusk sworn in as newest Town Board member

Town Justice John E. Bernacki Jr. administers the oath of office to his successor

on the Pittsford Town Board, Jared Lusk. Pictured with Jared are wife Lori,
daughter Riley, and son Nolan.

Town Board reviews "green" report

May 13, 2009

The Keeping Pittsford Green committee, organized and chaired by Councilperson Sandy Zutes, has submitted its report to the Town Board.

Over the coming weeks the recommendations and proposals made by the citizen and staff Green committee will be reviewed by the Board. The Town of Pittsford is an advocate for Earth-friendly practices and embraces the opportunity to assist citizens and businesses in efforts to preserve and protect the environment.

Further details will be available in the summer issue of the town's quarterly newsletter, "The Pittsford Messenger," and on-line.

Town Board to fill vacant seat

May 7, 2009

In March and April, by means of notice posted on the town's Web site, and by articles appearing in the Brighton-Pittsford Post and the Democrat and

Chronicle, the Town Board solicited resumes from residents interested in appointment to the vacancy on the Pittsford Town Board. The vacancy was created when John E. Bernacki Jr. became Town Justice.

On the basis of its evaluation of responses and applicants, the Town Board proposes to appoint Jared C. Lusk to the vacancy at their meeting of May 19.

Jared Lusk, an attorney with Nixon Peabody, formerly served for 4 1/2 years as Town Attorney, and served as Chief of the Pittsford Fire Department from 2007 - 2008, of which he remains a member. He is a life-long resident and the eighth generation Lusk to live in Pittsford. Jared has been married to his wife Lori for over 9 years and has two children, Riley Jane age 8 and Nolan age 6.