Click here to download a PDF of the September 2016 Calendar of Events for the Phelps Community Memorial Library.
Are you interested in trying some of the iconic recipes from our beautiful area?
Spend an hour making delicious recipes from famous locations across the Finger Lakes. You will make Parker’s famous tomato soup, Billsboro Winery Caprese Pasta, Leek and Lemon Bruschetta from Silver Thread Vineyard and William Smith Inn’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Quiche!
Once prepared in the Phelps Community Center’s Kitchen, we will take our creations across the street to The Waterside Wine Bar and work with Shannon Brock, Owner and General Manager at Silver Thread Vineyard to pair the dishes with Silver Thread wines.
When: Thursday, April 7; 6-8:30 PM.
Where: Phelps Community Center and Waterside Wine Bar,
Instructors: Eileen Cooley, Al DePorter & Shannon Brock.
Credit Card Payment accepted or send a check made out to PCC for $25 to:
Phelps Community Center
8 Banta Street
Suite 100, Phelps NY 14532.
Class size of 20, participants must be 21+ years of age.
call the Phelps Community Center at315-548-8484 and speak with Danielle or Janie to register. (Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 5:30 PM)
The Mary Hicks Preston and Ralph T Preston Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship to a high school senior based on demonstrated community involvement, academics, and financial need, and an express interest in college, trade school or military.
This Scholarship is funded by a grant from the Mary Hicks Preston Historical Improvement and Betterment Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was formed with a bequest from the Estate of Mary Hicks Preston. Mrs. Preston was a humble woman who lived a quiet life, with her husband, Ralph T Preston, in the Village of Phelps. The Foundation is committed to supporting and ensuring the family’s priorities of Historical Preservation, Education, Socialization, Recreation, and Culture for the residents of the Village and Town of Phelps and the surrounding area.
For more information about the Values and Mission of the Foundation please visit www.phelpsny.com/preston-foundation
The students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors who reside in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School district and intend to continue their education through college, trade school or the military. Consideration will be given to student’s community service, academics, financial need. Students should submit a scholarship application. Qualified applicants will be selected by the Midlakes high school scholarship selection committee. The recipient will be selected by the Mary Hicks Preston Board and will be announced at the Midlakes high school graduation ceremony.
Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in August and January. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain no lower than a 3.0 grade-point average (or equivalent for Trade school or Military).
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The scholarship awarded will be up to $5,000 annually, for up to 4 Years ($20,000 total) to be paid in two equal installments per year. There will be (1) scholarship awarded per year.
The application deadline is April 1st. No applications will be accepted after that date. The Scholarship Application must be submitted to the Midlakes High School Office.
On Monday, January 25th from 6-8 PM, for a small materials fee of $6, you will paint and take home two wine glasses.
On Thursdays, January 28th through February 11th (6-7PM), a three part workshop will define exactly what 3D printing is and demonstrate the advantages and limitations of this technology. Model your own design from a sketch and take home a 3D printed project of your own creation! This workshop is free, for ages 15 and up. Only 8 spaces available, so call (315) 548-3120 to register today!
For more upcoming events in Phelps, check out the Events Calendar!
A new fundraiser for the Ontario County Historical Society has more places to purchase maps to the October fall foliage adventure.
Canandaigua, NY – The Ontario County Historical Society’s new fundraiser shows off the best that October has to offer – fall colors at their peak in the Bristol Hills. Maps are now available at several locations for this month-long October event.
The Trail has expanded locations where maps can be purchased. A $20 donation to the Ontario County Historical Museum at any of the following locations earns a Fall Foliage map, a county tourism map,an information folder and four wristbands for access to the October 17 Community Day activities:
The southern Ontario County towns of Bristol, South Bristol and Naples are known for their autumn beauty. The Fall Foliage Trail map takes guests through these towns, their villages and hamlets and provides historical stops and local shops to visit and the best places to take photos of the fall scenery.
A photo contest, sponsored by the Ontario County Arts Council, offers $300 for the best photo, along with several other cash prizes. Entries for up to 3 photos are $25 for adults over 18 and free for youth shutterbugs. For more information on the contest and its rules, visit www.ochs.org.
Community Day, October 17, will be a memorable day with access to special tours at select stops shown on the Trail Map. Eight behind-the-scenes tours will be offered at historical places like the Bristol Valley Theater, Burning Springs archeological dig and Naples Historical Society Museum. For more information, call the Ontario County Historical Society at 585 394-4975 or visit www.ochs.org.
About the Fall Foliage Tour
The Ontario County Historical Society Fall Foliage Trail is a new twist on the organization’s annual fundraiser. In exchange for a $20 donation, guests will receive a map, information and admission for 4 to travel the trail. For the entire month of October 2015, the trail includes historical stops with tours, local shops with specials and scenic outlooks for taking photos to participate in the photo contest. October 17 is Community Day with special tours at select stops.
About the Ontario County Historical Society
The Ontario County Historical Society was established in 1902. It owns and operates a community history museum located in the heart of the Historic District of Canandaigua, N.Y. and is part of New York State’s Path Through History. The Society continues to provide information, resources, and programming that connects the community to its past. Learn more at: www.ochs.org or visit their Facebook page “Ontario County Historical Museum.”
Every month throughout 2015, the Phelps Chamber of Commerce is shining the spotlight on a member to be honored as Woman Owned Business of the Month. For September, that special recognition is given to a 220 year old colonial charm with a long and fascinating history.
Near the turn of the 19th century, the initiation of regular mail service ushered in regular stagecoach runs. The stage needed fresh horses and the passengers needed food and lodging. In 1819, A 3rd floor was added to this building– originally built as a 2 story farm house (in circa 1796) — and The Yorkshire Inn of Unionville was born!
As the story has been told, the original owner and builder of the Yorkshire Inn sold part of his property to Moses Swift for the founding of Unionville. A historical marker currently stands across the street, in front of the old railway station/post office.
From 1948 until 1988, the building was a famous restaurant known about the area as the “York Inn”. When the restaurant failed, the fixtures were sold at auction and the building sat empty and vacant for many years. A young couple bought it in the late 1990s with an eye toward turning it into a duplex. New job opportunities sent them to Pennsylvania with the project only partially complete. Doug and Kathe Latch purchased the inn in 2000 with intention of creating a Bed and Breakfast in Phelps. After 4 years of research and remodel, the Blue and Rose rooms were complete. Since these two rooms are within the confines of the inn, care was taken to be architecturally true to the inn’s colonial roots.
In 2013 the old banquet facility was remodeled to add two additional guest suites. As the remodeled area was in an addition originally built in 1951, more freedom was taken with the decor. The carefully appointed Bolero Room, with its two person Jacuzzi tub (ideal for romantic getaways), and the rustic Lodge Suite have added new character and flair to the inn.
To learn more about The Yorkshire Inn, please visit http://theyorkshireinn.com or to reserve a getaway, please call 315- 548-YORK (9675). Please feel free to call and schedule a time to come by and take a look at the guest rooms.
To learn more about the included benefits of a Phelps Chamber of Commerce membership, please visit PhelpsNY.com/chamber-of-commerce or call (315) 548-5481.