The Hamlin Wheel Fest 2017 will be held Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1521 Lake Road., Hamlin (grounds of the town hall).
This is a great, small town festival that's a hallmark of impending summer.
There's a ton of entertainment and activities packed into the day. Here are some highlights:
Event organizers request no pets, bikes or politicking please.
More information here.
Brockport Central School District Board of Education President Lisa Ireland was elected vice president of the Monroe County School Boards Association at the association’s annual dinner on May 24.
Ireland will serve a three year term; vice president for one year, president for one year and past president for the third year. She will work collaboratively with MCSBA Executive Director Sherry Johnson, President Mike Suffoletto (Webster), Treasurer John Abbott (Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES) and Past President John Piper (Penfield) to help guide the direction of the organization.
Ireland was appointed to the Brockport Central School District Board of Education in 2012 and subsequently elected in 2013. She was elected president in 2014, a role in which she continues to serve. She was previously involved with the Monroe County School Boards Association as chair of the Legislative Committee, co-chair of Information Exchange and member of the Steering, Board Presidents and Executive Committees.
The Monroe County School Boards Association is a non-profit organization made up of 21 school districts in upstate New York. The MCSBA exists to “support association members as they strive to provide excellence in education for all students.”
The Brockport Area Veterans Club will hold their annual Memorial Day of Remembrance and Celebration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at their club on 222 West Ave., Brockport.
If you've never been to this typically well attended event, it is a beautiful way to remember and honor those men and women from our community and beyond who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Highlights of the ceremony include music by the Brockport High School Band and a color guard.
Following the ceremony The Sons of the American Legion will hold their annual BBQ from noon until sold out at the same location. Take out or eat in chicken, hots and burgers will be available for purchase.
Some news to share from Hanny Heyen, Village of Brockport's Chair of the Parks Committee: the South Avenue Park playground is ready for action!
The playground is the village's sixth within nine parks and is the only playground in the southeastern part of the village.
Wegmans donated $20,000 to make the purchase of the seven-piece playground equipment possible.
"This playground was a 'community build' project," Heyen said. "The main benefit: both adults and children of all abilities will be able to enjoy outdoor play."
The public is invited to the ribbon cutting for the playground at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20. It is located on South Avenue near the Winston Woods Townhouses.
It's a beautiful playground with some very unique and fun pieces of equipment.
How do you define a winning team?
Is it by their record?
Is it by the length of their post-season?
Is it by the number of stars on their roster?
Tonight, the Brockport Central School District and community of Brockport showed that winning teams are not always defined in such measures.
Tonight, a team that only won one game all season (yes one) was given an honor bestowed typically only to teams that have won a sectional or state championship: a firetruck escort home.
"Home" to a place where wins are not only defined and valued in the traditional, tangible sense, but also in the intangible sense: obstacles overcome, unlikely friendships formed, stereotypes challenged and smiles made.
"Home" to a place where the currency of an athlete is not just his or her value as a play maker, but value as a good person...a kind person.
Tonight, Brockport High School's Unified basketball team went down in school history as the only team ever to earn "lights and sirens" (from the Brockport Volunteer Fire Department) based not on wins, but spirit and grit.
That, my dear readers, is a beautiful thing and why I am so proud to call Brockport home.
Video from tonight's escort: https://www.facebook.com/BrockportBlog/
On May 20-21, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 14 State St., Brockport, will host the Seventh Annual Sacred Sites Open House, sponsored by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Free tours of the church will be held from 1-4 p.m. each day.
The church’s stained glass windows include three Tiffany windows: a 1914 tri-panel landscape Peace, Perfect Peace, a 1917 Nativity window (depicting mother and child) and the undated Angels at the Cross.
A panorama of the Nativity window was created by Kodak and was on display at
Grand Central Station for the Christmas season in the early 1950s.
Built in 1855, St. Luke’s is the only church designated as an official Landmark Sacred Site in Western Monroe County.
The church was established in 1838, when several women from Brockport held worship services and shared cups of tea in their homes.
The present Gothic Revival church was constructed of Medina sandstone in 1854-1855. It features a seventy-foot spire, including a bell (which was added in 1863) and a chancel (added in 1882-1884). The Parish Hall was erected in 1903.
The sanctuary interior features an exposed wooden roof and trusses, and the church’s original pews.
Since 1986 The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program has supported more than 750 religious institutions throughout the state which have received over $9.3 million in matching grants. Sacred Sites is the country’s oldest and largest statewide grant program to help landmark religious properties. For further information, contact the church office at (585) 637- 6650.
Tonight (May 16, 2017) is senior night for the Brockport Blue Devil's Unified Basketball team.
Senior night is a very special tradition for Brockport teams as parents of players are recognized with their graduating sons or daughters.
Tonight is Nicky Cappadonia's senior night and although he will very much be present in spirit, he won't be on the court or even in the building.
Nicky (who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy) has been at Strong Memorial Hospital (partly in intensive care) for several days this week battling a major seizure episode. He remains hospitalized with his mother Heather by his side.
Heather has a message for everyone in the community about tonight's game (which starts at 4:30 p.m. at the A.D. Oliver Middle School):
"It was to be an evening of joy, and bittersweet, and celebration, and more memory making For him. Memories are important when seizures steal your time.
We are still in the ICU at Strong, and Nicky and I simply cannot attend; barring an outright miracle. Nicky's brother Josh who plays on the team as #23 and my husband Nicholas, will be standing in for Nicky as honorees. Josh has endured much with loving a brother who seizes all of the time. No sibling should have had to see what Josh has seen, or endure what he has has to endure.
Unified Basketball has been a game changer, a life changer, for Nicky and our family.
Please go to this game. And plan on laughing and cheering and dancing your butt off at half time. Because thats what Nicky was going to do, thats what Nicky WANTS to do but cant right now, and he needs you to do now. Please tell everyone you know to change their plans and go to Oliver at 4:30
We are at war with epilepsy. A very real war. And Joy is a powerful weapon. Use your joy tomorrow. Don't let the seizures win."
Brockport Central School District students in grades K-12 will showcase their art skills to the community at the annual district art exhibit May 22 – 26 at the College at Brockport Tower Fine Arts Building, 180 Holley Street, Brockport.
The opening reception will be held Monday, May 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Tower Fine Arts Auditorium.
Student recognition ceremonies begin at 6:15 p.m. for students in grades K-1; 6:30 p.m. for grades 2-3; 6:45 p.m. for grades 4-5 and 7 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Student artwork will also be displayed in the galleries, which will be open from 6-8 p.m. on the 22nd.
Regular exhibit hours will be May 22-25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests may park in a metered spot on the east side of the Tower Fine Arts Building (two hour limit). The event is free and open to the public.
The Brockport Central School District Board of Education appointed Anthony Smith to the district as full time probationary director of technology effective May 8, 2017. Smith replaces Robert Carges, who retired earlier this year.
Smith most recently served as the Director of P-TECH for the Rochester City School District. Prior to that he spent eight years as a classroom teacher and four years as a teacher on assignment for instructional technology.
“Anthony Smith brings with him a myriad of experience at both the teaching and administrative levels. I am excited to welcome him to the district to support the digital readiness of our students and staff as we continuously strive to actualize our vision of being a leading, innovative, highperforming school district that graduates each student prepared for college or a career,” said Superintendent Dr. Lesli C. Myers.
Smith holds certifications in school district leadership, school building leadership and advanced studies.
He earned a Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo