The Brockport Central School District Board of Education appointed Karl Dubash as assistant principal at the A.D. Oliver Middle School effective July 1.
Dubash succeeds Eric Vaillancourt and will work with the eighth-grade cohort.
Most recently Dubash served as interim assistant principal in the Rush-Henrietta Central School
District, where he taught mathematics at Rush-Henrietta High School for 12 years.
Within the Rush-Henrietta Central School District, he also served as a summer school assistant principal and geometry instructional coach.
“We are very excited to welcome Karl Dubash to our OMS family,” said Oliver Middle School
Principal Melody Martinez-Davis. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills to our
district and will be a great addition to our administrative team.”
Dubash received a Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Oswego, a Master’s of
Mathematics Education from St. John Fisher College and a bachelor’s degree from the State
University of New York College at Brockport.
The not-for-profit BEST in Brockport Education Foundation will hold its first Farm to Table to Excellence Dinner to raise funds to help BEST support the students and teachers of the Brockport Central School District.
The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the greenhouses of Kirby’s Farm Market, 9739 W Ridge Rd., and will feature a locally sourced dinner catered by Mike and Sarah Hasenauer of Farmhouse Table Food.
Dinner will include seasonal salad, herb crusted roast pork roulade, and Kirby’s apple pie. Happy hour will be sponsored by Brockport’s own Stone Yard Grill with live jazz by Standard Time.
Dinner tickets are $100 and are on sale at all Monroe County area Wegmans.
Sponsorships starting at $300 may be purchased through Sept. 1 by contacting BEST at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is available at BEST in Brockport on Facebook.
All proceeds will support Building Excellence in Students Today (BEST) in Brockport Education Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to provide funds and resources to students and faculty of the Brockport Central School District in the form of classroom grants, scholarships and other financial support in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities and experiences of Brockport’s students.
BEST is thankful to its gold sponsor Wegmans Food Market, Kirby’s Farm Market for generously hosting the event, and bronze sponsor, Harris Beach, PLLC.
On August 12, 2017 the Brockport High School class of 1972 held their 45th year reunion at the Brockport Elk's Club on Sweden Walker Road.
The evening started with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased classmates and a hearty "Thank you" for all classmates who served in the military.
Classmate and reunion chairperson Ellen Leisten Sorce received the Community Service Award for her hard work organizing the reunion and for her many charitable efforts in the greater Rochester area.
The award took the form of a large poster with 25 multi-colored " E's " for "Effort" (like the report cards members of the Class of 1972 grew up with).
"Ellen got 25 'E's' for her superb effort over the past several years and a huge round of applause when her name was revealed as the recipient," said Neal P. Kemp, class president.
Additional highlights of the evening included congratulations to two pairs of newlyweds: Brenda Bigley and her husband Vance ( Vestal ) and Gregg Rosenberg and his bride Marcia. Also, the class formally "adopted" Fred Klauser ( husband of classmate Tina Coapman Klauser ) due to his attendance at so many reunions.
The Clarkson Historical Society's 9th Annual 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Sun., Aug. 20 (registration opens at 7 a.m. at Hafner Park on the corner of Lake and Ridge Roads).
You may have noticed, the race has a new name this year.
The new name is The Clarkson Swift Comet 5K ---Shoot for the Stars! after the late Clarkson astronomer, Lewis Swift.
Swift was a graduate of the first academy in Clarkson in the early 1830's and went on to discover several comets.
An internationally known astronomer, he is said to have become interested in astronomy as young boy after observing the Great Comet of 1843 while on his way to the Clarkson school house. His childhood home is located on the west corner of Ridge and Sugar Tree Rds.
And don't forget the Town of Clarkson's annual Clarkson Good Neighbor Day from 5 p.m. to dusk on Fri., Aug. 25 at Hafner Park.
Highlights include he annual frog jumping contest at 7 p.m. and a movie at dusk. Fireworks will follow the movie. See the second flier posted below for more information!
The 2017 Brockport Arts Festival - sponsored by BISCO - was held on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 on Main Street in the village.
Here are some photos I took:
Oak Orchard Health will hold a Roots in Our Community: Farm-to-Table Community Health Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 26 in Cooper Hall at the College at Brockport.
This event will celebrate the health center's community roots with dinner made with meat and produce from area farms.
There will also be tastings of local wines, a community conversation on health care in our community, live music by John Nyerges, and recognition of members of the community who have made a positive influence on health care.
Honorees include: Dr. James Goetz, Karen Watt, Libby Caruso, the Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee and myself.
I'm honored and humbled to be recognized for my work positively impacting health care in Brockport through my work as a journalist. One of the first features I ever wrote as a reporter was in 1999 about Oak Orchard and I've always enjoyed highlighting positive news out of this unique and important health center since.
Originally founded by the University of Rochester in 1966, Oak Orchard has grown from a migrant health project into an integrated health center with multiple locations (Albion, Brockport,
Hornell, Lyndonville, Warsaw and a mobile dental unit) providing health care services, including vision, dental, pediatric and primary care, education programs and much more.
Tickets are available for purchase online here For more information contact Rhyn McDevitt: 585-637-3905 ext. 221 or email@example.com.
The 2017 Brockport Arts Festival - sponsored by BISCO - will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 on Main Street in the village.
Highlights of this year's festival include: over 100 artisan/juried vendors, food, wine garden, a kids bike rodeo, entertainment, music, farmers market and the Duck Derby.
Shuttle service to/from the festival is available at the Sweden/Clarkson Recreation Center.
Please see below for the festival schedule and list of vendors.
The Hamlin Fire Department has named their carnival building in memory of their former president Paul R. Seifert. Paul died on March 23, 2017 at the age of 80.
"In many different ways Paul touched the firefigheters, junior firefighters and many people in our community," said Michael Gross, current president of the Hamlin Fire Department.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, he volunteered with the Brockport and Hamlin Fire Departments for over 50 years and was a charter member of Brockport Ambulance.
Paul was also very active with St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hamlin and Hamlin Exempts.
A well attended dedication ceremony for the re-named building (which Paul helped build) was held on July 23.
"The building is such an important part of our community and the carnival and I know he'd be very proud," said Paul's son Paul Jr. "PR" Seifert. "A lot of him is already in the building. He was hugely involved in the carnival and loved the fire department."