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Easter means big business for sweet treats

Do you have all the candy and treats you need for the upcoming holiday? One fun tradition when it comes to the Easter holiday is the abundance of chocolate bunnies, desserts and Easter breads.

We checked in with places like Savoia Pastry Shoppe which is expected to be busy this weekend.

Owner Kathy Privitera said Easter is one of their top selling seasons. “They come from all over. We're going on three and four generations now of people visiting Savoia’s. We were established in 1929 and we've been at this location for like 40, almost 45 years, so they just keep coming back and we love every minute of it.”

Savoia is open all day Saturday.

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Irondequoit to hold Family Fun Night

The Town of Irondequoit is hosting a Family Fun Night at McAvoy Park, Friday April 25 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Families will have access to the all sports artificial turf complex to participate in unstructured activities. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Some recreation equipment will be provided.

The McAvoy concession stand will be open. Patrons will also have the opportunity to meet the mascots from the Rochester Lancers and Rochester Red Wings.

This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Irondequoit Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Meet Champ!

Meet Champ!

Poor Champ has been at Lollypop Farm more than once in his life, most recently because his owner could no longer afford to care for him. He is an 11-year-old Chow Chow mix who will stick to you like Velcro - he loves being around his owner. He likes back scratches and chin rubs, and will gladly keep you company any night of the week! He has a great smile, too. Lollypop Farm recommends Champ go to a home with kids age 10 or older, and he needs to meet any dogs already in the home. Lollypop Farm is celebrating Spring Break with 25% off adoption fees on all cats and dogs through Saturday the 19th. Champ is also eligible for the Seniors-for-Seniors program so approved adopters age 60 or older can bring him home for free. To find out more about Champ, call 223-1330 or visit him at Lollypop Farm at 99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450. Lex, our "Friday's Friend" from last week, is still available! 

Irondequoit town officials: Man violates environmental protection order by cutting down trees

Hundreds of trees were chopped down in a neighborhood in Irondequoit, and an 88-year-old man is defending his decision to get rid of those trees.

“There were refrigerators, tires, and that’s dangerous because kids were going in there and setting up little camps and stuff.  One of them is going to fall down and get hurt, and then who do they come to – me,” said property owner, Alfred Gilbert.

Gilbert said he wanted the land on Pattonwood Drive to be safer for kids to play on, but once he started the project he received a stop work order from the Town of Irondequoit. According to the town, the trees were in an area that’s at high risk for erosion and the land is in an Environmental Protection Overlay District, or E-POD.

Eastside, westside mobile DMV units closed Friday

The mobile DMV units in Gates and Perinton will be closed on Friday, April 17. The closure is due to scheduled closings at both town halls for Good Friday.

The Metro Mobile Unit in Rochester will be open at its location in the City Place Building from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  and Monroe County Auto License Bureau locations in Greece, Henrietta and Irondequoit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for regular service.   

Irondequoit Art Club’s spring show and sale starts April 24

Thirty Irondequoit Art Club artists will be exhibiting more than 100 works at the Irondequoit Art Club’s 56th annual Spring Show and Sale, April 24 through May 3 at the Pauline Evans branch of the Irondequoit Public Library.

There will be a special exhibit honoring Bob Kiesow, the club’s popular, local landmark artist. His painting of the Little Theatre will be shown to commemorate the Little Theater’s 85th anniversary,  Many of the other participating artists are award-winning and several are known throughout New York State and across the country. Best of Show, Juror and Merit Awards will be presented to those pieces deemed noteworthy by the judge, Sally Wood Winslow, who is a professional artist/instructor.  The event is free to the public.

Car wash at Eastridge High School

Stop by Eastridge High School in Irondequoit on Saturday, May 3 to get your car washed for a good cause.

A $5 donation will benefit the Eastridge FIRST Robotics #3157 Team.