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September 26, 2023

The Lincoln Branch Library at 851 Joseph Avenue celebrated its grand re-opening yesterday after being shut since last August for refurbishments. Enhancements to the facility feature enhanced accessibility to the toy library and upgraded lighting across the premises. Mayor Malik D. Evans marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting event in the morning. Source: 13 Wham

Rosa Wims, a Rochester pioneer in medical field has passed away. This is according to her grandchildren. Rosa Wims was highly regarded in the community, she was one of the first African American nurses in Rochester and dedicated her life to giving back. Wims’s Thanksgiving dinners were a bright spot each year, providing meals for hundreds […]

MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME The headliner is MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME, the co-stars of “Purple Rain,” which won both a Grammy and an Oscar for best album and best score. They will be instantly recognizable to Gen Xers. Morris Day and the Time have performed in multiple Grammy tributes to Prince, most recently […]

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September 23, 2023

Lollypop Farm marks its 150th milestone this weekend with the Barktober Fest celebration! Join a festive gathering perfect for families and their canine companions, featuring a variety of attractions like a bounce house, exciting raffles, a K9 hot dog dunking challenge, a pup costume competition, and more. Attendees have the opportunity to sign up for […]

Amazon is set to host a recruitment event in Rochester this week, aiming to fill 1,000 vacancies. The recruitment event will take place on Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm at the Italian American Community Center, located at 150 Frank DiMino Way in Gates. Amazon is offering a mix of full-time, seasonal, and part-time […]

Starting today, Monroe County is offering rapid COVID-19 home test kits to the public. You can collect these kits at no cost from libraries throughout the county at the following locations: All branches in Rochester Brighton Chili Clarkson East Rochester Fairport Gates Hamlin Henrietta Irondequoit Mendon Ogden Parma Penfield Pittsford Riga Rush Both branches in […]

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September 16, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul visited Rochester on Friday to announce a strategy aimed at curbing the escalating car thefts. She has named the effort the Comprehensive Auto-theft Reduction Strategy, aka C.A.R.S. This initiative is built around five central pillars: prevention, enforcement, legal action, safeguarding consumers, and raising awareness. The strategy encompasses a $50 million funding to […]

RCSD Superintendent Carmine Peluso presented the reorganization plan that would go into effect next September, if approved. The move will align with new grade structure approved by the Board of Education last year, with all schools organized as pre-K to 6th grade, 7-8th grade, and 9-12th grade. The plan also includes closing 11 schools, along with […]

Over the weekend, M&T Bank partnered with the Memorial Art Gallery to revive the Clothesline Art Festival. The gallery’s lawn was filled with food trucks, vendors, and various activities, with art being the centerpiece. Artists, numbering over 300 from throughout the nation, showcased their creations, which were up for sale. From paintings to textiles, the […]

Local pet owners now have a new option for emergency services. The Erie Canal Animal Hospital, situated on South Union Street in Spencerport, has announced its new urgent care offering. To cater to pets requiring immediate attention that can’t hold off for the next standard appointment, they’ve added an extra veterinarian available from 8 am […]

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