Friends of Pittsford Village [FOPV] is a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the quality of life and environment of Pittsford Village. Members include homeowners, renters, and business owners within the Village.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for neighbors to get together to improve our community. We would like to provide channels for improved communication among residents, and foster friendship and civic engagement. Whether you want to help plan a community garden, an art festival, or engage with government in shaping the future of our Village, a strong civic association is the vehicle for positive change.
The Big Flea got off to a rainy start, but as the sun came out, we enjoyed an afternoon of music, carnival games, puppet shows, bargains, and tasty treats!
We wish to recognize our amazing 2013 Big Flea Volunteers:
Lindsay Arena, Kristina Benjamin, Jeff Bove, Linda Brisbane, Jack Cargill, Emma DeMarco, Andrew DeNatale, Joyce Drake, Elizabeth Druskie, Louisa Fernandez, Jim and Karen Freebern, Briana Hanson, Kennedy Jason, Adele and Fred Lester, Fran and Herb Kramer, Len Lanphear, Shalonda Marie, Elizabeth Mooney, Marty Martina, Deborah Mistark, Jean Peters, Alysa Plummer, Mike and Jan Reynolds, Sammie Scott, Cat Smith, Ben Smith, Robert Smith, Amy Vlietstra, Justin Vlietstra, John and Christine Temp, Eric Tolhurst, Linda Williams, Karen Wilson, Meredith Utman
2013 Sponsors and donors:
Salon Bella Vita, Carl Crumley/Image City Photography, Olives Restaurant, Margie LaTourette, Label 7, Beads ‘n’ Things, Simply Crepes, Flour City Pasta, Salvatore’s Pizza, Top Notch Monogramming, Lisa’s Boutique with a Heart, Harmony in Wood, Perlman Chiropractic, SJ’s, RPS Screen Printing, Towpath Bike, Christopher Wilmot, The Yarne Source.
Special Thanks to:
LazyAcre Alpaca/Alpaca Country, RPS Screen Printing, Whitney Brice, Michael Brennan, American Legion Pittsford Post 899,
Richard and Karen Lenio, Village of Pittsford, Town of Pittsford,
Musicians and Entertainers:
Tom Bohrer’s one-and-only Punch and Judy Show
Our beautiful T-Shirts are still available if you would like to purchase one. Call or email us.
The “Big Flea” is planned as a day-long Flea Market and “old timey” Fun Fair. Carnival cames and arts/crafts activities for children, as well as music, refreshments and raffles will be part of this fun-filled day. The date is June 29 at the Library Parking Lot from 10AM-4PM.
T. Bohrer's one-and-only Punch and Judy Show. This classic puppet show has been performed for centuries and will be fun entertainment for all ages. 3 Showings: 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
Musician Brian Tomaszewski will be performing in the morning. He plays Banjo, Mandolin, and can ride a unicycle (possibly while playing!).
Dan Walpole Jug Band will be performing in the afternoon. Dan Walpole won the 2013 City Newspaper Best Busker contest.
Mitzi Collins will be on site with her Dulcimer and will play from time to time.
The Village of Pittsford Trustees have a special meeting on July 2, 7pm, at Sutherland High School. The agenda for this meeting is to review a new site plan for 75 Monroe. This is a public hearing where the public can state their opinions on this new plan. The project still consists of 167 apartments and a restaurant.
The developer has submitted a request to the Trustees to approve a new Regulating Plan for 75 Monroe Ave. This new Regulating Plan is a new layout for the site. Changes include moving the restaurant, reducing the number of apartment buildings, and moving larger buildings towards the back of the site. Since the number of buildings has been reduced, the size of the buildings has increased. Much of this size increase is in the depth of the buildings.
The previously approved Regulating Plan is still valid and the developer can use this as their site layout.
The trustees have two options:
1. They can approve this new plan with or without modifications.
2. They can reject the new plan. If the new plan is rejected then the developer intends to use the previously approved plans.
The important thing to note here is this is not an opportunity to block development of the site, but it is an opportunity to suggest changes to the site layout.
There is a Development Review Committee (DRC), that consists of members from all 3 Village Boards and they have sent a memo to the Trustees detailing changes for the Trustees to consider. These proposed changes are reflected in the new site plan.