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The Rochester Red Wings, in collaboration with UR Medicine and the American Heart Association, have introduced the HeartSaver Hub Mobile Kiosk at Innovative Field, available until June 16, 2024. This kiosk, a first in New York State and one of only four in the U.S., provides hands-free CPR training. Visitors can engage in a brief […]

Don Alhart, a venerable figure at 13WHAM, will retire on June 6 after an illustrious 58-year career with the station. To honor his nearly six-decade tenure, 13WHAM will air a special program, “Don Alhart: A Legendary Career,” on June 5 at 7 p.m. This one-hour retrospective will celebrate Alhart’s significant contributions and memorable moments. Viewers […]

Rush-Henrietta Superintendent Barbara Mullen will present a revised budget proposal at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night. The initial budget for the 2024-2025 school year failed to pass by just fifteen votes, leading to a revote scheduled for June 18. Mullen explained that the district had three options: adopt a contingency budget with […]

News 8 is partnering with Lollypop Farm for the Founder’s Day of Caring 2024, hosting a pet food drive. The event will take place on Thursday, June 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the News 8 station. Participants can donate pet food and will be entered for a chance to win two tickets […]

Demario Strickland will serve as interim superintendent of the Rochester City School District Board of Education. The district will continue its search for a school chief. Strickland begins serving in the position July 1, the day after Superintendent Carmine Peluso’s last day on the job. Peluso will be starting his new role as superintendent of […]

Seneca Park Zoo‘s giraffe feeding program returns from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, allowing visitors to hand-feed Masai giraffes at the Animals of the Savanna exhibit. This year’s announcement highlights Kipenzi, an adult female giraffe, who has exceeded expectations by surviving 14 months with an inoperable malignant tumor on her jaw. Despite the […]

The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, has reopened its “Wegmans Super Kids Market” exhibit after a temporary closure for renovations. The exhibit, which allows children to simulate shopping at a Wegmans store, reopened on May 22, 2024, with new features including a manager’s stand and a cake decorating area. Several sections of the exhibit have […]

Join the Town of Irondequoit, Irondequoit Public Library, and ERASE for a screening of the documentary “Home Access Denied” followed by a panel discussion on racial covenants that are commonly found in property deeds. The 20 minute film is about the history and legacy of residential segregation in Greater Rochester and the ways ordinary people are […]

The U.S. Coast Guard in Rochester marked the start of Boating Safety Week with a safety event at the Port of Rochester, emphasizing the importance of life jackets and vessel readiness. The event, held on Sunday, included participation from other first responders who offered advice on boating safety and conducted vessel examinations. Senior Chief Petty […]

The Rochester City Council could consider plans at its Tuesday meeting for neighborhood ambassador programs in the Monroe and Lyell Avenue areas to fight opioid epidemic & homelessness. MC Collaborative would cover the rollout of the one-year pilot program on Monroe Avenue, and Cameron Community would implement it on Lyell Avenue. Both organizations would get $125,000 each […]


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